Archive for April, 2012

April 25, 2012

Corner Bungalow and Zenith City Indie Wedding Show

I am beyond excited to announce that Corner Bungalow will be a vendor at the Zenith City Indie Wedding Show this upcoming weekend 4/29/12 in Duluth MN! I have been making pretty bridal and bridesmaid hair flowers and my new tartan plaids just got shipped from Scotland today for the neckties! I will be whipping up  some handsome ties just in the nick of time for Sunday. This is my first show being a ‘vendor’ and not a bride! I can’t wait to talk to the lovely brides and grooms-to-be.

My amazing husband has offered up, well I pretty much begged him to help…well the conversation went like this.

Me: ‘I would love if you could come help me with the show, it will be really fun, plus you can run the necktie side of Corner Bungalow.’

Nick: ‘What do I get out of this deal?’

Me: ‘What do you want?’

Nick: ‘To go on any climbing trip I want over Memorial day’

Me: Deal

Nick: I have already planned a trip to Red Rock.

So that being said,  Zenith will have both of us there! Nick will be a rock-star like he always is and will be sporting a new tartan tie as well.

This past weekend has been a flurry to get things prepped! My very lovely sister, pregnant with twins, even modeled the 20 + new items I will be adding to Corner Bungalow! I can’t wait to give a recap next week after the event. I am sure the night will just fly by. The show is not your typical bridal fair, but more a night out with your guy while planning your big day. I feel so honored to be apart of the amazing night!

Here is a sneak peek at a few additions to Corner Bungalow:

Ivory Silk Satin Peony Hair Flower with Crystal Center

Ivory Silk Satin and Tulle Peony Hair Flower with Pearl and Crystal Center

Ivory Silk Satin and Tulle Hydrangea Hair Flower with Pearl and Crystal Center

April 18, 2012

Wedding: Bridal Party

Being surrounded by our closest friends and family in the bridal party made our wedding day even more special. Each and every person means the world to us in the below photos that I could not have imagined it any other way. The blues, yellow, and Dundee tartan all compliment each other so well with the flowers adding another layer to wrap it all together. 

Dawn from AppleBlossom Flowers did an exquisite job. Let’s take a look back at what she had to work with, growing wedding flowers. A few days before  the big day, we walked my little baby succulents I had been growing for over a year to her studio, this was their day to shine too!  She is truly a genius when it comes to floral design and the photos depict it clearly. I even took my bouquet on our honeymoon because I could not stand the thought of leaving the beauty behind for a whole week.

Ensuring the bridal party could take away a piece of this day and carry that memory with them when tieing the knot in the tie they wear to work or clipping the fabric flower onto a bag or belt was really my vision. The second to last photo truly captures our personalities. Your wedding day should be fun and carefree and Jaime captures us perfectly.

Bridal Dress: Amy Michelson

Bridal Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Grooms Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Flowers: Appleblossom Floral

Grooms Suit: Saavi Formal Wear

Photographer: J. Rau Photography

April 9, 2012

Healthy Maple Granola

After subscribing to EatingWell Magazine, I have found SO many amazing healthy and easy recipes! I loved the story of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and found the maple granola recipe especially amazing. I have made another Honey Granola recipe, but having a few granola recipes is never a bad thing. The rain falling outside on Saturday morning made a perfect backdrop for the sweet taste of toasted granola in my kitchen.

I altered the recipe slightly as I indicate below, and added a secret ingredient! I normally do not share those but you HAVE to try Penzey’s Baking Spice. After discovering this amazing blend of spices, I sprinkle a little in almost everything I bake. One other point of advice, make sure to use real maple syrup. Many super market variety’s are flavored syrup but not true maple syrup. I once heard that it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup. Yes it is a little more money but truly worth the organic pure taste.

This recipe is super easy and makes a lot of granola, which is perfect to give as gifts in cute glass mason jars!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Chopped Almonds
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup

Wet Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Spice
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients in large bowl
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients in small bow
  3. Pour Wet Ingredients over Dry Ingredients and mix
  4. Spray cooking sheet and evenly distribute granola mixture
  5. Stir mixture every 10-15 minutes to achieve an even golden granola

Oven: 325

Time: 50 minutes to 1 hour

April 5, 2012

Wedding: Bride and Groom

I just love the below photos, they truly capture our wedding day filled with happiness. Here are a few of the select favorite of Nick and I as bride and groom.

Getting married at the James J Hill Reference library was the perfect location. Living in the heart of historic St Paul we wanted to make sure our wedding day captured our unique style. The library did just that, the clean modern lines of the building, marble floor, marble floor to ceiling pillars, and arts and craft decor matched perfectly our vision for this special day…not to mention made a great backdrop for beautiful photos.

Bridal Dress: Amy Michelson

Bridal Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Grooms Accessories: Designed by me, the bride: CornerBungalow

Flowers: Appleblossom Floral

Grooms Suit: Saavi Formal Wear

Photographer: J. Rau Photography

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