Out of the Kitchen June 2015

We’re back with another Out of the Kitchen post – Here’s what we’ve been up to for the month of June!

june-2015-AWe celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary at the beginning of the month. I found the perfect card for Ryan! The husband nails his side of the covers to the floor to keep his wife from taking them. And I set out some nails and a hammer in case Ryan wanted to do the same, haha. The second photo – tons of new blog props! And when you buy new blogs props you might run out of space.. see the next photo.. :)

june-2015-E..so you buy a new bookshelf to store all of your props! It’s definitely reminds me of the if you give a mouse a cookie children’s books. And let’s be real, this isn’t the only prop storage.. this shelf joins an already existing shelf plus a huge under the bed storage container.

june-2015-BIs anyone else’s freezer packed to the brim? Especially when I need to harden a crumb coat in the freezer, it takes me 5 minutes to just rearrange everything so I can fit the cake in! A second blogging fridge and freezer would be nice.. in my dreams! The second photo, chaos takes over when I’m in the middle of a photo shoot. I’m a very clean and organized person normally, but when I’m shooting, all of that goes out the window. Stuff covers the counters and the floor, and when I get out of the zone, meaning I’m done shooting, I finally see everything around me and I’m always like “What happened?!”

june-2015-CWe love mini golf! And I especially like it when I am winning, which I did when we went this time :) Our course has silly things you can do at each hole, like hit the ball using only your foot or close your eyes when hitting, that’s what I was doing!

june-2015-DWe live about 6 blocks from a grocery store, which is convenient when I run out of something last minute. Ryan and I like to walk to the store to get ice cream, and this time we were smart enough to bring spoons with us, so we could eat the ice cream on the way home! The second photo, last month I shared a picture of some of the faux panel backgrounds I painted. I love them! I had some more pieces to use so I painted one teal and one brown. You’ll see those backgrounds in upcoming posts.

june-2015-FIf you look really close, you’ll be able to see oats all over the floor! Apparently, using an oat container as a weight for my white bounce board is not as sturdy as I thought. Next time I’m going to tape the lid onto the container, ha ha! The second photo, so some of you know that I work as a nanny, and one of my kiddos made this awesome 3 headed felt monster! I love their creativity!

june-2015-GAfter having lived in the same city for 3 years, you’d think you explored everything, but we found a new park to walk through! Complete with geese and a LAKE! Which is a big deal because we previously lived in Minnesota, so we’re used to big bodies of water, which are hard to come by where we live now.

june-2015-HHere’s a photo of me dipping popsicles into homemade magic shell. They turned out way better than I expected because when you’re working with ice cream and warm chocolate, that could be a disaster! The recipe will be up later this month. The second photo, a sneak peek of something delicious and it uses cherries and peaches! :)

june-2015-JI’ve been a cake making factory lately! I’ve had the opportunity to make a few smash cakes for birthday photo shoots and it’s been fun! But I’ve been going through butter like crazy :)

june-2015-II love shooting during the early morning hours. My main source of light comes from my large patio door so in the afternoon the light becomes too harsh. I was pushing it a little bit with this photo shoot though.. I photographed these muffins on a sunday morning, knowing we had church too, so I was working like a mad woman! The second photo, these are the techniques my husband uses to kill a spider. You could swap the wooden pole for a spear and he’d look like he was ready to catch dinner!

Thanks for seeing what we were up to in the month of June! See our previous Out of the Kitchen posts.


  1. Love seeing behind the scene shoots!  My favorite time to shoot is early morning as well…..although with three kids that doesn’t always happen!

  2. I love these posts!! So much fun. Ahem…I may have 4 of those shelves lining our dining room wall. At least it keeps things organized ;)

  3. I love seeing all the behind the scenes and learning more about you Beth!  I can totally related the photo shooting crazies, as I call them, when things just go a little chaotic.  Totally fun!

    • It definitely looks crazy but then I somehow manage to put it back together .. every time :)

  4. I really look forward to these series :) Congrats on your anniversary! I also may have to steal your idea of sitting on a chair as you take blog photos. My legs kill me at the end of the day from being in the kitchen forever. You two make the cutest pair ever (and it is so nice to see your husband active in your blogging career!) 

  5. I don’t think I realize you were a nanny! I was a nanny for almost 10 years (6 years with the same family) and I still miss it. I still can’t get over how much you accomplish in your kitchen. I know what it’s like to work in a tiny space and I dream of a big kitchen some day. 

    • Haaha, I almost can’t imagine having a big kitchen, I might feel like things are too spread out!

  6. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this post, Beth! … and that cake! Oh my, that cake. <3

  7. You two are so adorable!  I’ve said it before, but man some family is lucky to have you as their nanny!

  8. You crack me up so much! I just read the part about the chaos of getting a recipe together and shooting aloud to my husband, because I do the exact same thing and kind of wanted to prove that I wasn’t the only one! He’ll walk in and be like……. WHAT?!??!?!?!??! HAPPENED?!??!?!?!??! Stuff EVERYWHERE! I just get in the zone!

    • Hahaa, exactly! Except I feel so much worse than he does when the kitchen gets easy, it doesn’t bother my husband!

  9. So fun!  I love your behind the scenes posts Beth!  And SO SMART to take your own spoons!!  

  10. I always love these posts!  They are so fun!!

  11. These posts are always so fun! You sure have been baking up a storm Beth! Amazing! I’m so impressed with all your gorgeous cakes. And I sure can relate to a making a mess when taking a photoshoot! 

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