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    Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting the Kelly Anderson photo blog. That's me (in my pajamas) photographing my 3 little loves. As you can see it's the fun, intimate, everyday moments that I love to capture!

Thank you!!

Oh my goodness!! My love to all of you wonderful, supportive friends!! So thankful for all the kind words in texts, posts, and calls.  If you’d like to see more ideas and inspiration, plan to catch me on Twin Cities Live next Friday (4/5/13).  I will be sharing a little bit more about the retro pool party and also talking about some other fun ideas for childrens’ celebrations as well. My concept is always simple/easy/fun so everything I share will be accessible and easy to replicate (with your own spin). It seems a bit strange to be appearing on 2 TV shows talking about party planning! I’m not a pro (and have no plans to be)…I just like to put together fun memories for my kids whenever there happens to be time to do so. My favorite celebrations are the small + simple ones (camp outs in the backyard, ice cream with friends on the last day of school, sleepovers with cousins, etc). Nothing over-the-top…but always a few special details to make it memorable. Many thanks to all of you!

AND because a post without a picture is never complete…here we are on the Brooklyn Bridge.  The 3 of us are spending a few extra days in NY!  Love this city!



TODAY was awesome! Every bit of it. I met so many wonderful people and saw all behind the scenes. Just finished up and now we’re off to take Madelyn ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Thank you all for amazing support!! I greatly appreciate every bit of encouragement.

Photo: Studio 1A, setting up my display!

Full details to come with vendor credits, segment info, and party tips.

Green room at the TODAY show

Hair and make-up complete.  In the studio watching Blake Shelton warm-up (he is SO awesome)!

Iphone pics: Hugs from Madelyn in the green room.  She’s loving the great spread of yummy breakfast treats.

TODAY show

It’s an exciting week!  I’m off to NY for an appearance on the TODAY show!!  Tune in Tues 3/26 at 9:15 am (NBC).  I will be sharing details about a retro pool party we hosted at the Arizona Grand in a segment on “best party themes in America”.  Studio 1A, Rockefeller Center…on my way!

I want to extend HUGE THANKS to those who have helped me organize the TODAY show piece: LoraLee Lewis, Little Retreats, SarahQhappybooths, CookieXchange, Jaime Mancilla (AFeteBeckons), and Great Useful Stuff.    I will be posting vendor credits and further info about each business on my blog later this week (so all the details will be available after the TODAY segment).
I’m not sure how much time I will get to talk about specific details because the host will be asking questions and I’ll just go with the flow of that….SO please visit my blog for ALL the info.  I am so grateful to all of you for partnering with me on this project!  You are all amazing!  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!
Also, special thanks to Christina Sandok for helping me gather up some of the important display elements for the show (not to mention smart advice and continuous support).  Lots of love!  Thank you!

Pancakes + Pajamas

Pancakes + Pajamas-
a slumber party/valentines celebration for cousins
The girls built a giant bed fort…
painted nails….
rolled hair up in curlers….
played spa….
made heart shaped crafts…
ate sweet treats…
jumped on beds…
had a dance party…
snapped some pics…
played games…
made gumball necklaces…
topped cupcakes with little conversation hearts…
and watched valentine movies until every last one fell asleep.

In the morning we had a grand pancake breakfast with a buffet of toppings.