January 20, 2014

life lately

So I shot a wedding, which you'll see soon on my photography blog.

I've been ridiculously busy as of late, and I'm feeling much like too little butter over too much bread.

But, I still love what I see.  I love the sky, I love kombucha, I love Whole Foods, I love my Timberland boots, and I love my puppy.

January 13, 2014

5 things.

This week I thought I'd share 5 things that I love with you all.   Mondays can be rough, so anything that can help will help.

1. This blog: http://spencerandkylie.blogspot.com

2. This photographer: http://sincerelykinsey.blogspot.com/2014/01/take-me-back.html

3. This fashion blog. She's the wittiest. http://www.manrepeller.com

4. This band. So much love.

4. This band and song. O my word! so much love.


5.  Exhmm and my new photography blog: http://wtpictures.blogspot.com

January 08, 2014

Mango Lassi

 In early December I (via a friend) discovered a little restaurant in a small town about 40 minutes away from where I live.  It's in a little truck stop that you'd otherwise drive by.  It's an Indian restaurant and it's just about the best food I've ever had in my life.  I went there on an adventure with a group and we fell in love.  It's called Waco Restaurant (the town is called Waco) and I highly suggest you take a trip there.  
instagram momento. 

While there we tried a drink called Mango Lassi.  It's a smoothie like no other.  It's apparently a traditional Indian beverage and I'm in love.  I've discovered how to make it at home and I though I'd share it here. 

For starters I use Kesar mango pulp. Mango pulp is ideal for a smoothie because fresh mangos are stringy and will leave that residue if you blend them.  It freaks me out, and this is mostly natural. 93% real mango. 

You can get the Kesar mango pulp online or at an Indian market.  

I use 3/4 cup of this.

You can store the extra in the fridge in Mason jars.  A sealed container will preserve it longer than, say tin-foil over the top. 

For yogurt I use any organic-Greek-style.  My favorite is Brown Cow, but the Mountain High works great too. 

I use 3/4 cup of this as well. 

Shout-out to real ingredients. 

 Than I add 1/2 cup of milk and mix it all together in a bowl. (Crazy, I know)

Pour over ice if you like cold things. 

Hint: If you want a thinner consistency use more milk-less yogurt, if you like thick smoothies that you practically scoop out more yogurt-less milk. 

January 06, 2014


        Saturday at approximately four o'clock pm my beautiful cousin Hannah Carlson married Ryan Ammermann. A cousin wedding has been something of the dreams for years between us girls. You see,  I come from a family where first cousins are more like brothers and sisters.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, and whatever other holidays spent with family aren't a drag, they're the highlights of our year.  We find excuses to get together as much as possible, so what a better excuse than a wedding?!  We were right in dreaming about the fun we know we would have at a wedding.  This wedding was all that and more.  Ryan is a great... no a FANTASTIC addition to the Baker clan and I know I speak for all of us when I say he's already more than family... and props to you, Ryan, for sticking with Hannah even after you met US.  That's how we know it's true love.

I'm so thankful or the Godly example you two have set. God bless you.

I had the privilege of taking a few pictures at the wedding ceremony and reception. Candids are my favorite.

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Ammermann