Out of the Kitchen May 2015

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

may-2015-1In the beginning of May I was working on making some new backdrops. I got a HUGE piece of faux brick paneling from Home Depot and had it cut down into 6 backdrops. I’ve been working my way through painting them various colors, they are looking great! The second photo, one day I made my nanny kids a very fishy lunch :) All of those cookie cutters I bought are being put to good use.

may-2015-2I don’t talk about it a lot here, but I do have a gluten allergy so when Aldi had tons of new gluten free products on special buy I stocked up – muffin mix, cookies, crackers, waffles!! I’m still making my way through everything, except… I ate all of that frozen cheesecake you see in the second photo. All of it. Just me. Yum.

may-2015-3This is what a Friday night looks like at our house – date night IN! Complete with The Incredibles! The second photo, we had an ice cream date at McDonald’s! We seriously love ice cream. We’re trying to eat less ice cream and eat more “banana ice cream” aka smashed up frozen bananas. But my go-to flavor at McDs and DQ is Reese’s!

may-2015-4Okay! Do you see that photo? This is what happens when Ryan makes dinner for himself. 2 hot dogs on a tortilla. Oh my goodness! Hahaha! The second photo, well.. one of these piping tips doesn’t look like the other! That’s what a piping tip looks like after it’s gone through the garbage disposal. I still can’t figure out which tip it was either.

may-2015-8This is what our kitchen looks like after a photo shoot. This photo doesn’t even seem to do it justice. There are crumbs and sprinkles everywhere usually, the kitchen table is full of blog props, the tripod is somewhere, backgrounds are here and there. I think I need an office and my friend Becky just posted the most gorgeous photo of her new office on instagram. Check it out here, it’s amazing!

may-2015-5We spent a week with our families in Minnesota at the end of May. We had a lot of fun and fit in so many things. I got the opportunity to teach my family how to assemble a layered cake and how to frost it with rosettes. My nieces and nephews were a fun crowd to teach and my mom and sister learned how to pipe buttercream roses.

may-2015-6We got an obligatory picture with my mom’s chickens! Ryan and I were even brave enough to feed them grapes out of our hands. The second photo, look.. Antiques Minnesota!!! It was my first time going, but I will have to make sure I go every time we’re in MN! I found tons of great props.. except when we got home, I discovered that I’ve run out of places to put them. #NeedMoreStorage

may-2015-7BWe spent a lot of time playing with our nieces and nephews, we them so much. My dad was sneaky and captured the top picture of all of us playing! The bottom photo, photographing humans is much different than photographing food! I had the opportunity to take family photos for my sister and brother-in-law and their kids. It was fun and definitely a skill I’d like to develop!

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


  1. Ok, you guys are just too cute!

  2. ok, you are the cutest! I love ALDI as well and always stock up on my pantry items and snacks there!!! love their GF products too! my sister lives in MN, love visiting her .. sounds like you had a blast! Spending time with family is always so fun and I appreciate it so much more now that we live all over the place!

  3. I love these posts, so much fun to read and see that your kitchen becomes as crazy as mine when I am photographing. Love your mom’s chickens too!

  4. That faux brick – what is it made of? What section did you find it in! I am really into the DIY blog props right now, just bought 4 wood boards at antique show that I’m actually painting today!

    • The faux brick is made of some sort of wood or something! I found it in the paneling section!

  5. The hot dogs on a tortilla totally made an impression on me!! I am SOOOOO going to do that!
    Nieces and nephews rock! Can’t wait to see mine!!
    Gluten intolerance sucks, BUT GF food tastes damn good AND Aldi is awesome!!! :-D

  6. Do you know what’s sad? The first thing I noticed in your pictures was the 6 boxes of Fiesta sitting on top of the cabinet. LOL Obviously, I have a Fiesta problem.

    • Oh haha! Yes. We don’t have enough space for all of our dishes.. so some are still in the boxes from our wedding 3 years ago!

  7. I always love these posts! You have the most beautiful smile Beth! And your friday night in sounds like my favourite kinda nights! :)

  8. Aaah what a fun month! A) tortilla hotdog is totally something I could see my boyfriend doing! B) those backgrounds look great! C) your Friday sounds pretty much identical to mine, although we actually watched Despicable Me :)

  9. Looks like y’all had a fabulous month, Beth! My kitchen looks pretty similar after a photo shoot, though about 10x worse! ;)

  10. I love those little faux brick backgrounds…love!

  11. What a fun month!! Love that you got some cool props too. I need to go to antique shops and see what they have. :) I had no idea you have a gluten allergy. Thats a bummer. Glad you got to spend time with your family. You and your sis look so much alike too. Pretty girls! And my kitchen and dinning room look the same after a photo shot. My poor camera has food stains all over it. Here’s to a great June!!

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