About Me

Please feel free to contact me at lakita@simplylakita.com or through my contact form if you have any questions or inquiries.

Hello there! Nice to meet you. My name is LaKita, and welcome to Simply LaKita!

It all began in 2013 when one stay-at-home mom decided to take all of her handwritten recipes, some of which were tried and true family favorites, and document them online with a blog. What began as a place to keep those recipes and share my kitchen experiments quickly became Simply LaKita.

A lot has changed since 2013, I returned to working outside the home, relocated from the Atlanta area to Northwest/Panhandle Florida, watched my son grow into a senior in high school, separated from my husband, and never had a dull moment with my ever-curious mini poodle named Shakespeare. Also along the way my house became home to a stray cat named Gabby, I decided at the end of 2016 to leave my job to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. I also grew my little blog and ate a ton of delicious food along the way.

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I was raised in the south and grew up in the kitchen around great food. I learned how to bake by standing in the kitchen on a milk crate to reach the counter to help my grandmother make anything from cakes to pies to biscuits. As a young child, my mother taught me how to read a recipe and the proper way to measure out ingredients, from this it wasn’t long before I was able to make recipes unassisted on my own.

My father, an Army veteran, purchased a Canon camera and learned how to take photographs as a way to document his travels. From this, my love of photography was born when he gave me my first camera for Christmas one year. I would take pictures of friends, buildings, trees, and anything else that I could get my hands on.

For a long time, I was navigating through life trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’. But two constants remained in my life and that was food and photography. Naturally, Simply LaKita became a place that I could make delicious food and learn to take beautiful pictures.

These quick and easy breakfast bowls are protein packed and can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy again for lunch or dinner. simplylakita.com #vegan #breakfast #easyrecipe

What do you use to photograph?

I love the convenience of taking pictures with my iPhone, but I mainly shoot with a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 50mm 1.8 lens. I try to shoot in natural light whenever possible, and I use Photoshop and Lightroom to edit my photos.

What days do you post new content?

I publish two blog posts a week on Mondays and Fridays, and almost daily, you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also find me co-hosting a weekly Domestic Dayz Link Party that runs every Friday through Monday.

Do you have any partnership opportunities?

I work with a variety of clients to suit their needs be it sponsored posts, recipe development, or food photography.  If you are interested in working with me, please contact lakita@simplylakita.com. Media kits are available upon request.

These DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats are so easy to make in one bowl with 5 simple ingredients. They are sure to be a favorite with your furry pal. simplylakita.com #dogtreats #homemade #diy

Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

-LaKita