Archive for ‘DESIGN’

February 12, 2013

V-Day Giveaway Partnership!

I am beyond honored and excited to announce a uber fun custom necktie giveaway partnership with That Pair of Crutches! Tori has a fantastic post on fun Valentine Day items in addition to some wonderful giveaways. You have until Thursday to enter a chance to win 1 of 4 great designs, one of which is  this TIE! Like my shop and note so on her website for a chance to win! All details on the giveaway are noted at the bottom of this post: HERE

Enjoy, best of luck, and have a wonderful Valentine Day celebration!

January 16, 2013

New Items at Corner Bungalow!

I am beyond excited to be apart of the St Croix Valley Wedding Showcase on February 24 at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Stillwater MN. This will be my second official show for Corner Bungalow. To jumpstart the new year, I am slowly adding new designs for the gals and guys in my shop. Stay tuned for new items posted throughout the next month and information for the show!

Here are a few just added to the shop!



November 19, 2012

Corner Bungalow Holiday Sale!

 I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already upon us! With that, Black Friday and Cyber Monday  shopping is just around the corner. I cannot be more excited to be entering my first Holiday season with Corner Bungalow.

As a gift to you and a kick-off to this holiday season  I am offering FREE SHIPPING from Black Friday – Cyber Monday! Click on the icon below or shop link on the right side bar.

Specific Dates: Friday, November 23 – Monday, November 26th 2012

Enter Coupon Code: HOLIDAYSALE during check-out.

This past weekend I was eagerly working on some new additions to the shop, Bow Ties!! I currently have four patterns up on the shop to choose from for this holiday season, see photo below.

I will be adding more items throughout the week and holiday season. Let me know if you need a custom listing or multiple order. I would be over the moon to work with you, please send me a note!

Happy Shopping!

November 17, 2012

Flax PB Chocolate Chip Cookies – Lactation Cookies

As the little hand of my nephew reached into the cookie jar, followed by my brother in-law, sister and me… I looked around to see the expressions on their faces after biting into these über healthy chocolate chip cookies for tonight’s dessert. Was it the nutty flax meal, the creamy natural peanut butter or the sweet chocolate morsels…that gave the ‘ummm’ response? I think it was a combination of all!

The addition of ‘Brewer’s Yeast’ is also an ingredient in these heathy little treats. This was the secret ingredient in the Lactation Cookies I made a few weeks ago.  I have an abundance of Brewer’s Yeast as I had to buy an entire canister of this good stuff when I only needed a few tablespoons! I am sure you have been in that same sitution…go to the store and realize a) your size you want is sold out or b) there is NO bulk options and you have to buy the larger canister of whatever you needed. SO, I will be coming up with creative ways to utilize this good stuff either though baking tasty treats or sprinkling some into my green smoothies. Either way, these cookies are delicious and I am glad I could bring these over to my sister’s family for all to enjoy and hopefully they will have the same effect for my sister being a new mama too!.

Recipe slightly altered from: Peaceful Parenting


  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 3 TBS Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1 Cup Flax Meal
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 3/4 Cups 5 Grain Cereal
  • 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips

  1. In small bowl combine: Flour, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, and Salt
  2. In large bowl combine: Peanut Butter, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Brewer’s Yeast, Flax Meal, and Water – combine until creamy
  3. Add: Eggs
  4. Slowly Add: Flour mixture
  5. Add: 5 Grain Cereal and Chocolate Chips
  6. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet by the teaspoonful
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes

OVEN: 350

Yield: 4 Dozen (I like to make 2 dozen at a time and freeze the other dozens by the dough balls for future use)

September 18, 2012

Wedding: Reception Magic

Over the last year, I have been able to pull together a small selection of photos that captured our wedding. Ending with the reception, this will be the last post of the Schleder wedding….for now that is! The mustard yellow table numbers, the glitter ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ signs, to the bittersweet in the vases and everything in between was well thought out and executed perfectly by our vendors who have now become friends.

Seeing the emotion and happiness in the photos will always bring me back to that magical day. I love seeing my parents and how happy they are especially my proud dad during his speech! He gave me the greatest gift any girl could have asked for, after decades of smoking he made a promise to stop by the wedding and did an amazing job and it shows in the photos below. I only hope it will continue!

The reception like all other weddings was the ‘life’ of the wedding. Saying the celebration was a dance party would be an understatement. From my little 3-year-old nephew who threw down moves he most likely learned from his daddy to the dance off’s and groom’s sweat dripping off his shirt after I rung it out the next day! We even had friends and family tell us later they were sore from dancing all night!

If I could pick one special moment from the reception, I would choose the very last song. Our DJ, who was amazing btw thanks to the groom’s meticulous guidance and playlists  played ‘Piano Man’ by Billy Joel. The remaining crew that was still at the wedding gathered around us in a large circle while my handsome husband spun me around the dance floor. Seeing all of our amazing friends and family swaying from side to side around us made me burst with happiness and love. I feel truly grateful and blessed to have been able to celebrate our marriage exactly how I always dreamed it would be.


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

July 17, 2012

Wedding: ‘I Do’ Ceremony

I cannot believe that our 1 year anniversary is FAST approaching…well 3 months away. Below are the wonderful photos captured of our wedding ceremony. Seeing Nick at the end of the ‘aisle’ automatically triggered the biggest smile on my face. The photo of my mom below brings tears to my eyes just seeing how much love she has for her ‘little tiny baby’; that would be me! I am the last one of my brother and sister to get married. They should be very proud of how they have shaped us into young adults.  

I could not believe this day finally arrived, and I was going to officially marry my best friend the one who always brings a laugh and smile to my face. I love that our ceremony was truly us. The stories our pastor shared and the continuous  love throughout the room is exactly how I will remember this day.

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

May 16, 2012

Wedding: Family Photos

What a flurry the past few months have been! Lots of fun and exciting events occurring at Corner Bungalow. I however, must finish our wedding story first!

Our wedding day would not have occurred without our family below. Nick and I are eternally grateful for the foundation our parents built for us. They have truly been our inspiration for our lives ahead. My dad has this great quote in his office…

“Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath ” ~Jacob Braude

I have always found this quote to bring a smile to my face and even shared it with friends and colleagues as it is totally true!

Ours parents have instilled the belief you have to work for what you want; you will then truly understand the value of what you have.  For example…Knowing that everything would be ok when we had to tap into the wedding fund which became the emergency fund when our 1925 bungalow needed  some (well a lot ) of unexpected TLC while planning the wedding.

Having a strong worth ethic and passion for what you love is what I will ensure is also instill into our children one day…years to come.   No matter the circumstances our parents and family will always be there for us as will we for them over this lifetime.

Love your family with all your heart…

Here is my (the bride’s) family

And the Handsome Groom’s Family

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 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 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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