Happy Birthday, B. Thank you for laughing with me every day and for being the best life mate I could ask for.

Love you.


Earth Day

Happy Earth Day.

Today is the day we must all make a conscious effort to look at our day-to-day routines, habits, and diets to see where changes can be made to better ourselves and the world around us. There are so many simple ways to accomplish change. Empower yourself with the knowledge to move forward in your own home and share it with those around you. Start by asking yourself what you can give up...


Spring Street Style

a scalloped skirt + polka dots and pockets + a plain white tee + peep-toe sandals + windblown hair = sidewalk glamour.

Photo + Skirt by EmersonMade.

Morning Musings...

please + thank you.

Photo by Shanna Murray via unruly things.


Eggs of American Birds.

I'd love either of these prints any time of year, although they seem more than relevant this week. Don't these eggs create the most beautiful colour palette?

Eggs of American Birds prints # 5 + # 4 from Modish Vintage.

A Paper Record Player

When I first stumbled upon this paper record player invitation I thought it was merely a cool concept. Imagine my shock when I realized it was a functioning interactive invitation that plays.a.song. (Check out the video below if you don't believe me). It begs the question: What left is there to do with paper?

Paper Record Player from kellianderson on Vimeo.


What is the coolest invitation you've seen lately?

Photos + Concept by Kelli Anderson via 100 Layer Cake.

Confetti Eggs

I've been trying to fit in some background tidying on the blog; however, this idea was too awesome not to share.

Dying eggs at Easter is a traditional pass time in my house, although I've never had this much fun with them! What a perfect idea for a "big kid" egg hunt. Check out the fabulous DIY by Rebecca Wright on Oh Happy Day.

Rebecca describes them perfectly: Confetti eggs (aka Cascarones) are like mini pinatas for your head.

Um. How fun!?

I'm storing this one in the 'must try' bank for future Easters (& I'm already trying to brainstorm what other kind of fillings I can come up with)!

Photos by Robyn Kessler for Oh Happy Day.


Spring Street Style

a vintage sequin shrug + boyfriend jeans + stackable bracelets + cut-out Loita boots + a purse that matches her Spring pedicure = downtown chic

Photo of Kelsey via Style Quotient.

Lex & Berg Wristware

I love bold pieces of jewelry that can spice up a dress... or a tee shirt. The bracelets created by the talented duo of Lex & Berg (or, Katie & Alexis as they are known to my sister) are just that. They craft wristware out of everything from brushed metal nuggets to swarovski crystals and are open to creating something that is uniquely you. I'm particularly smitten with the Nuggets line.

If you are interested in viewing more of their work or placing an order, visit their facebook page or email Lex & Berg at lexandbergwristware@gmail.com

Photos courtesy of Lex & Berg.


Wild Things.

In keeping with the African wildlife theme today, I wanted to share these papier mache animal cast heads from Anthropologie. I am in love with all of them and I'm having a very difficult time deciding on just one! Which is your favourite?

Can't I start a collection?

Photos via Anthropologie.

A Day at the Circus

Water for Elephants is one of my favourite novels and I am so excited to see the film adaptation later this month. Although I have a lot of issues with the treatment of animals used for circus entertainment, there is something so magical, so hauntingly beautiful, about the vintage circus. Vogue's May cover story includes an editorial spread shot by Peter Lindbergh. The models? Oh, just a girl and her beautiful elephant.

Since I am not one of those people who goes to a film expecting it to be identical to the book, I am really looking forward to Director Francis Lawrence's interpretation. I thrilled that Reese Witherspoon was cast as Marlena. Her spirit transcends the decades, beautifully.

Friends, have you read the book? Will you see the film?

Photos by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue.


New York, I love you

Love him. Love this city. Love this video.

Dear B: when are we going back?

The Heart of Life by John Mayer, film by Jay Cruz.
More NY love here + here.

Confetti + Sprinkles

As soon as I saw this fun spread I thought of my friend Jen. Playful + colourful, this party would be the perfect way to celebrate such a charming lady. Psst... Bridal Party: could this be used as shower inspiration? We could serve this cocktail and celebrate with confetti.

I LOVE that confetti garland; it's a colour explosion!

Design & Florals: Carter & Cook Event Co. , Paper Items: Paper and Thread Studio, Photography: Anika London Photography.


Brace yourselves.

It's about to get messy...

... and then beautiful.

My blog is getting a facelift and an organization overhaul. Is there anything you'd like to see more of? Less of?

Inspiration, revisited

This work space and mood board have given me the nudge to start organizing my materials (books - art supplies - photos - tech accessories - jars of pencils - magazine clippings - etc) into a refined work space. We happen to have a room downstairs that would be perfect; however, it has become that room. The room where things without a home, find a home. I'm certain that B. will be rather thrilled to hear about my plans as my things have taken over the better part of our main floor.

Do you have a space or a room that you create within? Do you have a mood/ inspiration board? Is it electronic or tangible?

If you're interested... check out the DIY for putting this mood board together (so easy) + another inspiration board.

Photo by Thorsten Becker via decor8.

Vogue Wedding Love

In honour of the Royal Wedding, British Vogue has published three wedding-inspired covers for the May 2011 issue. The three magical covers, shot by the masterful Mario Testino, feature a trifecta of gorgeous gowns crafted by designer royalty.

Vivienne Westwood.

Oscar de la Renta.

Bruce Oldfield.

You can check out the covers here, here, and here.

I must get my hands on a copy. Or perhaps 3.

Photos by Mario Testino via British Vogue.


Spring Street Style

eyelet romper + skinny belt + vintage purse + perfectly faded jean jacket + a Farrah-worth blow out = sex appeal

Photo by Megan Rose via chictopia.

Girl Crush.

I'm wondering where the term "female comedian" came from. You never hear "male comedian." Why is the distinction required for women? Funny is as funny does, in my opinion, and Kristen Wiig + Maya Rudolph embody this statement in every way. They are't funny... for a girl. They are funny. And awesome. And coming to a theatre near you. (See the trailer here).

If you like funny, you should probably check out these honeys.

Photo by Paola Kudacki for Vanity Fair


April First.

April. Here you are. Full of sunshine and flowers and allergies and birthdays. One such birthday will be celebrated tomorrow night. I am excited to see your face, dear friend.

What are you up to this weekend? I have SPRING on the brain which signals newness and love. It's no wonder why I was drawn to all things sweet + whimsical this week... Here are a few of my favourite links:

Happy Weekending, friends. Enjoy the sunshine.

Print by EeeBee & Jack.
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