Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas Highlights

Merry day-after Christmas everyone! I hope you had a lovely day with your friends and family!

A few highlights from the Christmas season - My good friend Morgan's amazing Christmas Santa sweatshirt, my brown-paper and bakers twine wrapping job, a cup of tea from our advisories annual Christmas dinner and a few of my favorite Christmas vinyls, including the absolute best - Carpenters, Christmas Portrait (which I've included a Spotify box below for).  In celebration of the day after Christmas, the Anderson household is having a Christmas movie marathon including "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and any other Christmas classic you can think of while eating crepes - cheers to relaxing and taking a break from the busyness of the year!

Full Christmas blog post to come soon!

Saturday, 13 December 2014


Spent a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend at the cabin up north - puppies frolicking in the snow, relaxing in the warm cabin where the fireplace is always lit, visiting a local barn's foal, and of course, enjoying the mandatory Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.  Excited to be back up there for Christmas in a couple of weeks! Miss the puppies already.

Here's to a hopefully not too stressful couple of weeks before christmas!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Tea & Tunes

Happy Tuesday! On this chilly December evening, I'm sitting at my favorite coffee shop enjoying a cup of hot tea, reading "Beowulf," while in between trying to catch up on some photo editing from over Thanksgiving break.  And of course, there's music to go with all of that - lately I've really been into "Cults" - an indie pop band from New York. I actually saw them in concert once - they opened for Vampire Weekend back in June and I had no idea who they were - funny how music grows on you huh? 

Click below to check them out.  I've shared five of my favorite tracks.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week - Thanksgiving post coming soon! 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

11-25 Pre-Thanksgiving Thrift Finds

Yes! Last day of school before the long Thanksgiving break - I can already taste the pumpkin pie and stuffing! To celebrate, I have watched a few too many episodes of Bob's Burgers and ventured to Goodwill to do some thrifting.  Found some funky vintage 70's shoes and a carpet-style bag (is that the appropriate term? It's hard to see, but the fabric is basically an office-carpet. On the plus side, it was previously owned by a doctor from Arizona (he left the name tag in there)).  Also, found an oversized jean jacket with wool fleece lining - perfect for this cold weather!

Excited for Thanksgiving (if you couldn't tell) - hope everyone has a fun holiday!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Highlights from the Week

Happy Saturday! Can't believe we're less than a week away from Thanksgiving! This week was super busy, as most tend to be now a days.
I started off the week by developing a roll of film from the Kodak Starflash - finally decided on it being my concentration for the year - excited to scan some prints and upload them soon!
For a Yearbook project we borrowed our lovely English teacher's beautiful typewriter to recreate a photo from the 1973 yearbook.
Ended the week with a birthday dinner at Portillos for our friend Francesca.  Great way to end the week with some cheese fries and milkshakes!

Overall, a very fun week - Happy Saturday!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

11-15 OOTD

Bra: FREE PEOPLE  | White Crop Tee (similar): ASOS | Sweater: (thrift-find) | 
High Waisted Jeans: URBAN OUTFITTERS | Boots: DOC MARTEN | Socks (similar): URBAN OUTFITTERS

Happy Sunday! It has been a busy week! On Saturday I picked up some tea from my favorite coffee shop and spent the day scanning slides.  As the scanner took forever to load, I sadly didn't get as much done as I had planned, sooo instead of starting "slide Sunday" today, I've posted my outfit of the day from yesterday.  I know, I know, it's not as exciting, but I promise slides will be up soon!

I can't believe that as I type this post it's snowing outside! The ground is covered in a thin white layer of snow and radio stations are already playing Christmas music - The holidays are upon us! But first, I'm looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving!

Hope you have a wonderful week!


photo credits: Aniz Anderson

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

WCW: Sasha

Remember that time Sasha and I shot at the haunted gate? Yeah? No? That's okay, it was a while ago. I finally got around to editing my favorite shots just in time for woman crush Wednesday! Here's to the best model and book babe around :)

Some exciting things happened this week - I voted for the first time! #patriotic
I also finally looked at a box of slides I bought at a antique store while in Kalamazoo. So many amazing photographs from the 50's-60's taken in Germany & Switzerland.  After spending an hour looking through them on the projector, I decided to start the project of scanning all 80 slides and posting them slowly (but surely) on the blog. What do you think - "Slide Sunday?" (is that lame?).
If at this point you're totally confused and wondering what I'm talking about, head over to my friend Lexi's blog to see her beautiful Kodachrome color slides of her family; part of her major project to resurrect her families history with the power of one scanner, a computer and her free-class-periods (they're all extremely beautiful and make me want to be a member of her family!). Excited to start posting!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!