Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happiness

Soda machines with a sense of humor,
leaving little reminders in public places,
the way Moo thinks no one can see him,
the determination of finding your favorite ice cream at the bottom of a freezer,
little girls in big dresses,
big people in little showers,
seeing my lovely readers make their own versions of my projects,
finding Moo's soulmate,
and seeing a couple that grew old together and still not wanting to be apart.

I can go on forever about the random things that make me smile, but I think i'll stop right here....

for now ;)

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the last picture. :)

futurelint said...

wow, such a cute little post!

Shelley said...

I love every one of those pictures! Moo is too adorable!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

I LOVE the last pic.

nosugrstilswt08 said...

I ALSO love the last picture. It's SO great. <3

You take amazing pictures.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

The last picture says so much about love. I hope that my husband and I are still doing things like that decades from now.

Your escalator operator said...

All great smile-makers. Looking forward to the next installment!

Also: Moo seems very cool.

Adelaide said...

These pictures make me happy too! I find myself choosing one as my favourite... until I see the next one, and IT becomes my favourite... and so on and so on. :)

theclothingmenu said...

cute! the last picture of the couple makes me smile too.

karey m. said...

love. love love.

i wish you lived next door.

had to kirtsy this one...

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Caz said...

Those are just fab! I love Moo's outlook on life.

Same New Story said...

very sweet post. <3

Caterina Pérez said...

thank you.

Sanna said...

Awww. So sweet. And I appreciate that dedication to ice cream.

Jay Tee said...

So much fun. Thanks for sharing your smiles : )

Maddie said...

such a sweet post :)

colormekatie said...

Thanks Karey M!

Casi said...

Your pictures always leave a great, big happy smile on my face, Katie. Thanks whole bunches!

Bama Leigh said...

the last one made me cry! it's too sweet!

Jodes said...

way too precious.
beyond showing fabulous skill, caputring the essence of people and emotions perfectly.
that last one'll getcha!
teary eyes.
gorgeous.

leni said...

you are so awesome. seriously, you are!

project simple life said...

What a great post! Thanks for spreading the happiness

tifsong said...

i know i tell you this all the time. but i think you are a beautiful beautiful beautiful person. and i thank you for your posts. bless your soul.

♥TIF

colormekatie said...

Aww thank you for all of your sweet words!

Becky C. said...

Gorgeous photos! I love these, they make me smile. :D

Elly said...

Oh! This is so lovely - many of these made me smile too :)

Carwyn said...

Whenever I'm down I go to your website and it never fails to cheer me up. Thank you.

Red Bird said...

Oh, hee hee- I am smiling right now...
:)
xo

Huckleberries and Bears said...

Made me smile on the horrid "Pay Bills Day" :) Thanks so much!

trupeach said...

every.
single.
one.
made me smile so wide!

Piglet said...

Beautiful.
I love the old couple the best.

Carolyn said...

:)

n i l e e y said...

aww...the last photo is just so sweet...

Jasmine said...

awwwwww! that is happiness. all of it. especially the older couple. oh i love that. it makes me a little teary-eyed. it makes me excited to get old with my mister.

p.s. we were out taking photos this week and ended up with some that remind me of your shadow photos. yours are about a trillion times cooler, but i like mine a lot too. they're the second post down on my blog (for now). the post is titled "new friends" if you're interested in taking a peek! :)

xo
jasmine

Katie said...

such beautiful work, I love the last picture!

Libërty said...

All of these.

ALL of these.
amazing.

made sweet said...

so sweet. way to find happiness everywhere...and then share it with us. thanks.

My name is Erin. said...

All of these made me smile and that last one made me cry, because it is so beautiful! Thank you.

carrie(: said...

Dont ever stop taking these pictures. (: When I first came across your blog, I read everything in one sitting. It's really inspiring to me. I hope I can meet you when I grow up a bit more(:

Anandi said...

I loved this post! But Soda machines with a sense of humor walked away with the prize for sure!

Kepp putting up stuff for us to be happy about!

Nicole said...

Beautiful Post!
I love the last picture.

Thao said...

Amazing. Loved all of these! Thank you--this post is just what I needed today.

hailey said...

your my favourite blog in the world! officially now!

you know i have a list on my iphone that is like this.. funny things that make me smile... everywhere i go!

beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Diane said...

Old couples who still hold hands make me so happy my heart could burst with delight and tenderness. It's one of the best things in the world.

del4yo said...

you remind me the first word I learned when I began to work in America

"whimsical"

and delightful, too.

Anne said...

Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Can't wait for more Katie-happiness!

un-bride said...

I just love your photos so much. Thank you for sharing these fab selections.

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Lisa said...

My day is now a happier place! I just have to giggle at the first picture!

Erica said...

Katie, I always love reading your uplifting blog. I know you hear this all the time. This is probably my favorite one ever (well, so far anyway). Thanks!

PS - I especially love Moo's soulmate and that last photo with the old couple.

Anonymous said...

Sweet. And beautiful....as you are!

Elena.

Mujer imperfecta said...

reading your blog is pure happiness!!

Joanna Goddard said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that last photo!!!!!!

Danette said...

I love all of your silly little sweet things you do, I think I will think of something for this weekend and take my girls out to leave sweet signs in random places throughout the city.

My oldest, she's 6, loves to leave Googly eyes throughout the house. The other morning I found a pair on our bathroom cup that we use to rinse after brushing. Hilarious.

The last pic is wonderful ,what a beautiful moment you captured and I am no longer cranky with my husband. Thanks for that!

Carolina John said...

those are great katie!

Mrs. Maria said...

Loved, loved, loved this post. I wish I could take the feelings it brought me and put them in my medicine cabinet. I'd take a dosage on each blue day that crosses my path.

Insomniac Maniac said...

I was having a crappy day, and I felt I was about to be snappy at people... So I thought to myself "Going to ColorMeKatie will probably relax those nerves", and then I see this new post, and every picture just melted my heart. For the rest of the evening, I just had to picture the old couple, or Moo's ears sticking out, or the little girls clutchiing at their dresses, and I smiled.
Thank you so much for sharing your magic with strangers, it's people like you who make the world go 'round.

colormekatie said...

awww you guys are so sweet!!! Thank you!

...love Maegan said...

so fabulous!!!! ...Happy Weekend!

Rosie from MAD said...

You catch the loveliest moments! Wonderful!

threepurplebirds said...

beautiful post! great ending to a busy day, thank you.

Laura said...

this was a lovely, lovely post.

gretchen said...

i love this post! especially the last picture. thats so beautiful.

Alya said...

Each picture is beautiful and your comments make them even more so :)

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The Kid In The Front Row said...

This has cheered me up. Awesome!

Jaclynn said...

This post just made my day. Thanks for sharing such lovely random things...

em!ly said...

That last picture just made me all happy inside

Estelle said...

Keep up the happy little posts. They are such an inspiration. Love the "Learn to love" flags.

Kristin said...

Fabulous post and that last picture is so inspiring. Ahhhhhh. Love.

Lali Fufu said...

You're such an inspiration. You've inspired me to leave little messages of love and encouragement in public spaces in my area too. I live in South Africa, and often we don't love each other enough here. We're nicknamed "the Rainbow nation" and it's such a beautiful analogy, but often we treat one another as though there are only grey skies ahead. Your public messages of love, peace and laughter have given me an idea...

Thank you!

I also love your cat, Moo. I think he's the coolest cat with the best personality in the world. I love the pic of him hiding in that bucket... Too cute.

Your photos, as usual, are stunning. The picture of the old couple brought a tear to my eye. Hope I can find love like that one day!

zarah said...

I love the banner and the photo! :)

Thanks for your comment on my blog. You're a true inspiration of all things lovely! As I commented after you, if I lived close to you I would love to be a part of all your pranks and ideas :)

Relyn said...

Ahhh.... This is exactly why we all love you so much.

clairette said...

The way you see things makes pictures shows pieces of life I love. (is it understable?).
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Kimberley said...

I just had to leave a comment.
This post was just amazingly adorable! It even brought a tear to my eye.
You are just such an amazing person and such an inspiration!!
Thankyou for being who you are!!

Love, Mindy said...

you are so cute! my dauhter is you'r #1 fan!

Gingham Skies said...

Such a fabulous blogger you are! Love the last pic the most.

Syl said...

A little late here...but I just read this post. Last picture's just amazing.

You are such an inspiration! Thank you for your posts. Please keep posting!

Love from Singapore,
Syl