Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gray Days

It's been gray outside all week so a quick burst of color from my apartment is in order!



Colorful shelves


















and silly straws are guaranteed to brighten any day ;)

92 comments:

Maria said...

We've had weepy weather here too! Thanks for brightening things up a little around here too! :)


Moo has such natural modeling talent :3

Vanessa said...

Thanks, I could use this!

chelsea rebecca said...

your posts always brighten my day!
how did you make that garland hanging from the doorway... is it paper airplanes?!

kelsie rae. said...

moo is GOURGEOUS! :) you are lucky to have such a beautiful cat!

WI live DE said...

did you get those bows from ikea? i have the same ones!

colormekatie said...

hah! I totally got them from ikea. They are so cute!

Stephanie said...

I just found your blog and I am so in love with it! You are a creative genius!

Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker said...

Lovely pictures! We've had such miserable weather around here too lately, and your colourful pics really cheered me up.

Gali said...

Who wouldn't want to smile seeing all those pretty colours?

Michelle said...

This post is perfect.

I love the animal papers.

Charmalade said...

I always adore your ideas and bright bursts of color-- I try to transfer that to my wardrobe! It's all rainy/snowy here in the Midwest, so I may have to steal your ideas for bi-colored toenails and paint-splattered tees. :)

And you look like the cutest mad scientist in the last picture!

Toast with Charmalade

mle jean said...

your toe nail polish is too cute!!

Daryl said...

love the last picture! the straw glasses look so wondeful. (:

Lady Ren said...

Ha ha- I have not seen glasses like that since college.

EdAlia said...

As wonderful as always!

sherbetlollipop said...

Oh blue kitty!!!!!! Your'e FAMOUS!!!!! You look so happy in your new colourful home. We miss you so much and think of you often.xoxo

alinitaxula said...

Adore your pictures, your home, your smile. You are a creative genius¡¡
kisses

Lies said...

I love your home!

artsymommachic said...

What a LOVELY post! What a great start to my morning!! THANKS!

Mim Smith Faro said...

I want to live there! So lovely.

Nadiye said...

hahahah!
that is just gorgeous!

Charlie said...

I like this collection jijijiji

three critters said...

the Moo photo made me so, so, so happy! all that colour and those gorgeous kitty eyes, are instant happiness...

oh and I love, love, love your nail polish choices of the day! (I usually don't use it but once I do, it's a different colour per nail, call me indecisive!)

RUBIA ARGYI said...

so cute♥

moofan said...

please, please post more pictures of moo!

Drummbellina said...

ooh I so want to make strings of hearts now! Thanks for the inspiration :)

kpmattingly said...

I need those silly straws. My son would LOVE them!!!

colormekatie said...

I heard they're selling them at urban outfitters now!

Smeeeff said...

Wow they are enough to cheer me up through the snow I've just had all day! Those glasses/straws look like a wonderful idea that I might need to invest in!

Adeline said...

lol, those glasses are so cool -Adeline

justanoldfashionedgal.blogspot.com

Phoenix Peacock said...

oh my goodness I love the citiscape behind the shelf in your apartment! And the garlands... I think I might have to make some today!

Raptor Plateado said...

WOW so much color lifts my spirits .. really .. your post is great Katie .. I hope your day gray, soon begins to take color

DesignTies said...

Love all the colourful pictures, especially the third one -- the colours are so vivid and vibrant :-)

Kelly

Miso said...

I adore you blog and glad I stumbled upon it for ever since then you've feasted my addiction for colour and adding it to everyday life.
So thank you for your constant inspiration

look a little closer said...

I LOVE IT! Yes, the weather has been entirely too gray! I love the colors in your photos! How do you make them so bright? they are so pretty! :D thanks for the day brightener and love for life.
xo

Patty! said...

Moo is such a ham!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Obviously it is never really gray in your world!

Kara said...

Sooooooooo cute!!! Love those silly straw glasses and your cute toes. You're so fun!

Michelle Funk said...

I absolutely LOVE the hanging hearts, and how none of them are the same!

I've been reading your blog for a year, and I just want to say that it ALWAYS cheers me up!

<3 Michelle

Brooke Premo said...

oh my goodness. those silly straw glasses are hilarious! I forgot about those existing.

Fee-AMore said...

Ah love the buttons maddness! And you look so awesome on the last! ;)

Natasha said...

i LOVE the surprise under the table. so simple and so much fun...am about to do it now.

xo

Citlalli said...

Hi, I just found your blog, and I have to tell you that is amazing I'm really in love with this blog, you are so creative and original!!

I love all the pictures!! and Moo is so cute!!!

tywo said...

Lovely pictures!

Susanne said...

Your shelves look like the lobby of Serendipity!

RMb said...

so adorable!! thank you for sharing. :)

Rachel T. said...

Color is fun! Also, my son reccomends you try strawberry milk thru your silly straw! Check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/racheileen/4253011434/in/set-72157623032155193/

LuLu said...

I love the hearts on your cupboard doors! I should totally try that with my own..would certainly add some fun to my boring kitchen! I really love all your ideas...you are brilliant!

:)

colormekatie said...

That's so cute Rachel!!

missDTM said...

i just recently came across your blog and LOVE it. it has become one of my favorites. love it!

vivianna said...

I have been having a hard week and your little videos make me smile and so does your blog. I blog your little videos today
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Sarah said...

Your blog brightens my heart, and few things do these days. Thank You.

Catherine said...

Katie ~ you are pure sunshine ~ you bring color to everyone that reads your blog! Good stuff!

Melissa~ said...

I want, I need that glasses straws! They're so cool.
I'll put some color in my bedroom when winter arrives.

Kisses Dear!!!

Melissa~ said...

A question. Does moo look at the camera always, or you start to made sounds and he look at it? When I took pictures of my cats, I have to start my sounds "kitty kitty, here here, kshkshslsk" and they look at me like "live me alone bi***" I love that actitud.

candlestick said...

oh my gosh, everything is just so colourful and wonderful. i love how creative and original you are!! :)

colormekatie said...

@ Melissa- I don't have to make sounds at all. Moo loves being in front of the camera! I don't even have to move Moo around to take his picture. The second I take out my camera he's practically modeling in front of it ha!

Larysse Tavares said...

Wow! Your nails, all these colors... You do live inside of a rainbow, hahaha... Do you want to know what can easily make my day look brighter? Kids' silly happy faces and their true smiles with growing teeth behind them.

Audrey Jaye said...

This Weather...I know! I've been craving sun so I can bring out my new film cameras more....

Love the colour. Love the Moo.

flattery said...

you are so cute, and your blog is definitely one of my favourites! if ever I need to be cheered up, I know where to go. :)
-flattery

min said...

I love your blog! Where did you get the animal wall prints! I would love them for our daughter's room!

girllikesrainbows said...

Thank you for sharing your colorful universe. Inspired by your coloured snow me and a bunch og grilfriends went out and made rainbows in the snow int the streets of Copenhagen (Dnemark) - check it out if you get the time: http://streetheart.dk/pictureview.php?albumid=16&photoidselect=472

Great big hug<3

wood & wool stool said...

Hej Katie!

Your color therapy worked for me!

Salut,
Ingrid

mrs mediocirty said...

Wow! So bright and cheery. I love your cityscape above the shelf. And the kitty pics. Your home is like living in Spring!

bdaycakes said...

Thanks for brightening up this gray day!

Jess said...

Hi Katie! Love your pics~! I've been trying to upload my pics onto Blogger too, but, it'll never turn out as vibrant as yours! May i know how you've colour-corrected your pics (eg. over-saturate) or did any adjustments on Blogger side? Thanks!

colormekatie said...

Hey Jess! Blogger takes away the quality of your photos when you upload them because they are being compressed. So I post all my photos through flickr. I upload my photos to flickr and then copy and paste it's html into my blog post. That way your pictures will keep it's quality!

Brenda said...

Hello to you, Just wanted to say how happy it made my day to discover your blog.. I love colours and creativity, and your blog really outstands it! Thank you!
Regards,
Brenda ( The Netherlands)

Kristin said...

A) I love that you still have the turkey in your kitchen!

B) I love your blue/pink toes!! Looks like sky and cotton candy. :)

catwchang said...

I absolutely adore your pictures! They are always fun to look at, especially in my drab old cubicle at work. It takes some guts and grits to be able to follow through with your passion and sustaining yourself without having to work at a traditional desk job. I wrote about you in my blog post about people who lead unconventional lifestyles. Thank you for brightening our days! :)

Rosa said...

amaaaazing! Although you get told this a million times a day i love your blog its amazing etc etc! Im note sur eif you even read all these comments but if you do I wanted to say thank you, last year you sent me an email that pretty much saved my life. I was falling over an edge and knowing you can rely on the kindness of strangers pulled me back. Ill always think of you as a friend, even though we have never met.

xxx

amanda said...

two things:

one: is that the thanksgiving day parade turkey on your fridge? because if so, awesome. simply awesome. and even if not, still awesome.

two: can i come hang out in your apartment? it's seriously so friendly and bright!

Jess said...

Hi Katie! Thanks for your reply! =D I'm so happy to finally know how to tackle this problem that I've been facing for sooooo soooo long! A million thanks to you! =D And we just bought a Canon 5DMII too! *beams*

Anonymous said...

When I read your blog, I feel as if now were summer! Pity, that I don' t know anybody, who' s joyful like you!


Michelle

apfel said...

I need to get myself a pair of silly straw goggles! They look super fun! And you look funny in them! :D

OneCraftyFox said...

Very pretty. Your home is like a stage, I'm intrigued to see more!

Your kitty is so adorable. I just posted about my kitty, my super annoying and naughty kitty whom I wouldn't trade in for the world! :)

umama said...

I love how Moo is just the perfect companion to every shot!

George's Mum said...

I have spent almost the whole day reading your blog, when I wasn't reading it I was cutting out hearts and sticking them in fun places in my flat- half way through the sun came out!!

Your blog is a magical place I love it. I blogged about it as well
here


Thank you for putting so many amazing, colourful and inspirational things on the internet! x

Kristyn said...

i seriously love all your colorful posts!

Melissa~ said...

Really?
So moo is the best model too. he's just so cute, I can't have enough of him.
In some weeks I'll have a new cat, hope she likes the camera has Moo.

Kisses dear!

rekutopia said...

Oooohhhh...thank you so much for the colours!!! Berlin has been gray for ages, I totally understand the need of colours <3

Louise said...

hurray! This has cheered me right up!

AimeƩ said...

Where did you get those animal prints? I *heart* them!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Love the first kitty cat picture.

Rachel Beyer said...

Just stumbled across your blog via Bleu Vintage. Love it! Such great inspiration. Thanks!

10Yen said...

all that color and the pictures and that handsome four legged man towards the end was adorkable.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Could you be any cooler;)

Just One Week said...

I used to have that straw! You need to drink something with color - like Raspberry crystal lite - then you will have pink straw glasses!

Elyse said...

I want the inflatable turkey on top of your fridge. :) And your cat is a show-stopper.

Second Wind photography said...

Are this pictures yours? I love theM!!! I truly love them!!!
wow!!

Zoe said...

The shirt is too cool! What kind of paint did you use? How does the paint not come off when you wash it? Replies would be awesome <3

Love your blog btw :D

Anonymous said...

Moo has the loveliest green eyes.