Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A few things that make me smile

Love Lane
The thought of living on Love Lane,
a lady bug landing on the teeny tip of your finger,
mashed potato martinis,

this adorable bunny,

casually bumping into a zombie,
finding love notes around your apartment,
dancing in dressing rooms,
pretty aprons at restaurants,
a new batch of twos,

cat, cat, cat, cat, llama,
and going barefoot no matter how dirty the road is!

90 comments:

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Ha ha, cat, cat, llama! My favourite!

Deer Prudence said...

totally with the aprons ♥

Caro said...

Haha I want to bump in to a zombie!

wallflower said...

What's so special about $2 U.S. bills?

Meg said...

Love Lane..mmm.. That just reminded me that I found a London accomodation agency yesterday..and their 'headquarters' is in the Hoe Street :D

Carys said...

I love these pictures, you just seem to have the most amazing life! Your blog never fails to cheer me up, I feel so inspired to be more cheerful since reading it!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Alice Braga said...

You and your creativity make me smile! Thank you.

Christine said...

i have a picture of a street in florida. it was lovers lane: dead end. hahahah

BethanySusan said...

Love two dollar bills! They are so lucky I think. I carry one in my wallet and when I feel the luck 'wearing out' I find a new one somehow and replace it!

The cats and llama pic is so cute and hilarious!

Those aprons remind me of the aprons my grandma in Kansas sent me and my sisters for Christmas! Thanks for reminding me of my sweet gma.

colormekatie said...

@ wallflower- you never ever ever see $2 bills! Whenever I use them, most store owners think they're fake because you just never see them.

Celestine said...

Ah, going barefoot! I love it!

Everybody's looking at you when you do it in the village, but it's such a lovely feeling... I should do this more often. :)

wallflower said...

Ohhh I had no idea! That's weird though, they don't make the right amount of something?

U.S. money has always been quite an enigma to me.

Holland Photography said...

I just got some new twos too! Very exciting! I haven't seen any in YEARS.

Chaucee said...

Love the lady bug and love lane : ) And is that Hicks street right beside it?

Paula / Polleke said...

Love Lane looks fantastic, and i wish it was hot enough to go barefoot here in Trondheim (Norway), but no such luck yet. But soooon. (: Thanks for a lovely blog full of inspiration, dreams, colors and joy. I know that I am going to buy lot's of paper and start decorating my walls when vacation set's in. Again, THANKS, for you just being you (:

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Ooooooooo!
But wait - zombies make you smile?

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!

annie said...

The first house I ever lived in was on Love Lane! Not surprising, it had a willow tree, a super cute backyard, and neighborhood cats prowling the vegetable garden. Thanks for the Wednesday smile!

Fee-AMore said...

Mashed potato martinis?! How nice!

Katie said...

where did you find that awesome dress?

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love when lady bugs land on me. Great dress!

Smacko said...

What a pretty dress! I hope you bought it, it's quite becoming on you.

Love and Turtledoves,
Jaco

Felicity said...

Moo upstages everything, I love it!!

MissAlyssa said...

i love this post!

look a little closer said...

where in the world did you find mashed potato martinis! ha! and you always have super cute dresses :) moo is soo funny!

Sophie said...

Haha my pharmacy is on Love Ln and every time I stop by I wish I could live there. So wonderful!

Those aprons are awesome too!

tRiSh said...

those make me smile too, thanks for sharing =)
I really love every single one, though I might freak out if I ever encounter a zombie =/ ^^

Lynn said...

I honestly didn't think they even made US $2 bills! In Canada they had them for years--until they decided to give us more weight to carry and made them into $2 coins instead.

Anyway. I digress. Super cute post.

Kate said...

I'm having a grumpy day, and "cat cat cat cat llama" made me giggle. Thanks :)

Stephanie ;) said...

it's so cute how your cat appears beside the other stuffed cats! so adorable! ;P

Jenny said...

Fun & inspiring as ever! Keep it up, Katie!!! :)

K said...

Ohh... all those make me smile too. How about a man walking a prairie dog down the beach? I saw that this weekend at Lake Michigan.

Effie said...

Lovely happy pictures!

Maria Gridley said...

Thank you! :) These made me smile too!! :)

C'est La Vie said...

haha what the random zombie!

i'd probably be scared...

VictoriaArt said...

Oh fun!

Katie said...

They make me smile too - would love to find little love notes around my flat! (Hint hint to my fella!)

Lulu said...

that is TOOOOO cute. all of it! =]

Jenn said...

llama!!! lol

three critters said...

oh my, where did you get those maneki neko???! so incredibly huggable

<3

this post made me happy!

Bonny said...

It made me smile too :D

valnouveau said...

tender bunny! like it

Breenuh said...

There's a Memory Lane near my dad's old house. I always hoped I could live there someday :.)

LaLa said...

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Anonymous said...

Love it!

My Aunt lived on "Lois Lane"
That on always gave me a big smile too!

Nancy
Nancysclubhouse.com

Sadako said...

I read the street sign as Love LA, as in I love Los Angeles, but still awesome. If one were a sign stealer that would be a good one to purloin.

Audrey Jaye said...

Love Lane = Best address.

Kathryn said...

was it zombie day? i live in boston and randomly, in the middle of the afternoon, about a hundred zombies ran down the street.

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

I saw a zombie today too!
Wait, no. That was my sister.

Apple said...

thanks for a great start to the day katie!:) new $2 bills? so they reprinted it?:)

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great Blog & photos! New Blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

Kelsey said...

I am guilty of the two dollar bills and of the dancing in dressing rooms

andie said...

at work I walk around without my shoes and my co-workers always crinkle their noses. I know the floor is dirty but my toes need to be free! haha

Moira said...

just seeing those pictures on your blog mske me smile already. =D

XOXO

Silver Strands said...

All wonderful ... but I especially love the ladybug on the finger tip :)
oxoxox
Denalee

papier et encre said...

Such a gorgeous post. Thank you for sharing them all!

I love that the first one could also be Hicks in Love. :)

Viiivi said...

lol these are all so lovely ideas ! :):)

laura said...

that last one makes me immeasurably happy :]

Natasha Jane said...

totally with you on the going barefoot part!

sandrabudi said...

i love the: cat cat cat llama!!! hahah that makes me smmile!!!!!
do you have a rabbit too¿¿ with the cat?? oh oh!!
have a nice day!!

Kkartio said...

oh dear, what a marvellous bunny!

thank you for cheering me (and many more i think) up with these lovely pictures!

shoo said...

i love the Bunny! maybe cause i have one big lazy one at home (which i love to bits!)

the cat cat cat cat llama just made me smile. :D

low carb bread said...

I've got to say, Love Lane is a great address. And as for the rest, your choices make me smile too.

Ingrid Luiggi said...

Barefoot is great! Wherever you are going in barefoot looks like holiday, freedom.... Love this one!
By the way, read your blog make me smile!

Charlotte said...

This post really made me smile, as your other posts did too =) Your blog is so sweet!

paperheart said...

this brightened my day :) thank you! x

Shelby said...

I'm so jealous! We only have one zombie in our neighbourhood ,johann, and he's just too yappy!

Ines said...

I'd really like the pictures, and also the things you've written about them!
Thanx for a lovely blog!

Miss Marilee said...

Oh my gracious!!!!!!! I want to live on Hicks Street!!!! A whole road named after me!!!!!!!

Nina said...

funny, I always look at street names and imagine living on the really good ones too...lovers lane in princeton nj was at the top of my list once.

JiLLiaN said...

Dont get your feet hurt by walking without shoes. :)

inspiredpointsofview said...

Wow, and not just any zombie, it looks like Lucille Ball!! Did you get her autograph?

Morgen

Vanessa said...

I love walking around barefoot, too! Except when it's because my shoes hurt too much-- that's not AS fun.

Robin said...

All these photos made me smile! Thank you for sharing them! :)

Kolleen said...

coming your way via the lovely Louise Gale!

what a wonderful blog you have and such fun photos!!!

love the....cat, cat, cat, cat, llama!!

i am now a happy follower!!!

xxoo
k

Raptor Plateado said...

the bunny are cute.. and the zombie!!! i liked!!

Tara Harman said...

I have that llama! I sort of have a llama obsession so people always give me llama things as gifts... thats why I have it :)

drollgirl said...

WAH! i'd love to live on love lane!!!

Katie said...

This blog puts a gigantic smile on my face. The world seems a little brighter :) Thanks!

Amy said...

Katie, you are adorable. But I do wonder, do you ever hurt your feet or step on something while you frolic around the New York streets? Ouch! I hope your feet are pain-free!

Studded Rose said...

Your posts are just so inspirational and truelly make me smile even on the worst day xx

Makay said...

I WANNA LIVE ON LOVE LANE! :D haha. Cool post... I was smiling the whole way through. ;D

-makay

Anonymous said...

you are such a fun, amazing, beautiful person. you make me smile every single day please never stop doing what you do or i will be so sad:(

Mandi C said...

I didn't make the Zoo Pals all by myself, but it was SO much fun to work on! I about fell out of my chair seeing it on here!

You are the coolest Katie-thanks for being so sweet and colorful! You're an inspiration for sure.

And love lane!? Awesome!

Kristine said...

Wow, i really love your blog!

Wh. said...

cat, cat, cat, cat, llama
hahaha

there's a city in Urugay, called Colonia, where you can find yourself walking through "La calle de los suspiros" (Sigh st) or "La calle de las flores" (Flowers st)
so cute!

Amoniel said...

Hey! I do the "Barefoot-no-matter-how-dirty-the-road-is" thing too!!! Fun, isn't it? ;) I adore your blog.

Alisa said...

Is that denim dress Dollhouse???

Anonymous said...

Nom nom, mashed potato martinis! PS- Are you a virgo??

Melissa said...

Just about everything about this post makes me go, "awww!" How heartwarming.

Shukura Li said...

you make New York loos soo fun!
=)

Shukura