Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All work and no play makes Katie a dull girl

One thing I'm really bad at is sitting still and getting work done at my computer. So today I'm going to mix work and play!
Here's the game... For every email I send out, I'm going to make a little something out of paper. The goal is to get as much work done so that by the end of the day I'll have created some kind of fun paper collage on my wall! I'm going to be updating this post throughout the day with pictures of my progress so keep checking back!

1:30pm- 10 emails done, 1,833 to go!
2:00pm
3:30pm- chair spinning break!
4:20pm

5:45pm- I have to run out for a quick photo shoot!
8:30pm- Soooooo maybe I stayed out a little too late last night but how can I leave this pretty view?! Time to finish my project!



Phew, that's a lot of emails!
I think I'm going to continue working on it until the whole wall is covered!

82 comments:

Catherine said...

ooooooh that's a GREAT idea, thanks! Maybe I'll now make my homework and prepare my tests and presentations and and and.... SO MUCH TO DO! Help!

x <3 catherine-oneway.blogspot.com

ps. I love your blog! I always get SO happy from reading it! <3

Rachel said...

Good Luck! Sounds like a great idea!

Carrie Rosalind said...

How fun! What a great way to keep you motivated! I think I should try this too!

Maggie May said...

I should do something like this with my kids! Lola- our third- would love this, she's 9, a great age for this kind of thing:)

Soraya said...

You always come up with such fun, colourful ideas!!! love it! xx

Wh. said...

FUN! Im gonna try this sometime.. so excited to see what you come up with! :)

Rebecca Paul said...

Ahhh! I can't wait to see what you're making! This is so much fun! :)

Amanda said...

Ah! So awesome and exciting. I always do a reward system like that for myself. Not sure how much it helps but it's more fun for shizzle.

jilliancat said...

I'm excited to see what u will be making. :D

Kathy said...

Fantastic idea! I look forward to seeing the results!

Pretty Things said...

oh - what a fun idea - I can't wait to see the outcome!

http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

xxx

Alice said...

Ya, that's a fantastic idea!

Just a Silhouette

katz said...

Good Luck ;) and Rock On - I have to finish work too until tomorrow morning (it is evening here already)

:)
Katz

oana said...

you are wonderful...I'm your fan

Kiwa said...

Aww good luck Katie!

:)

sherri lynn said...

that's so fun! can't wait to see your progress! :)

Maria said...

Awh so cute! Good luck with this!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, I started photographing the backs of people in posed photos like you did in your last post. So nice!

Scrapcollectr said...

How great would that to be to solving paperwork boredom! Happy creating!
@scrapcollectr

wishful nals said...

katie, good for you! so fun + such a great way to break up the day.

maritaBliss said...

I always love your pictures ♥

Britt said...

I think that is an absolutely awesome idea! Considering that I'm a receptionist and sit most of the day behind a desk (which drives me bonkers!) I would think this would help pass the day fast!!!

Sandra said...

Love it, love it, love it!

http://myowndelirium.blogspot.com/

Vicky Bonifacio said...

Great idea!!!
I want see your proyect!

Miki's scrapbook said...

Oh, my God! So many e-mails to read! That's Crrrrazy! I'll sure be chicking up this post throughout the day ;).

Have fun!

Miki.

Floortje said...

I really love your blog!
You make everything seem like it's lots of fun! ;)
This is a good trick for making my homework....

Veronica C. said...

You are seriously the best! Made my day. I'm patting myself on the back for not sending you emails and increasing your workload!

tinajo said...

Happy, great colorful, pics! Don´t envy you all the emails though, would totally feel stressed over that amount.

Mariana said...

My 'to do' list will get much more fun! You are so cute Katie (:

crystal said...

Damn, this would have made my dissertation a little less horrible!! :)

SusyV90 said...

Your blog is so bright & fun that I just can't help but feel a bit lighter...

Shea said...

I cant wait to see what you make!! I started reading your blog a month or so ago and had to go out and buy some colored paper of my own (: right now I'm cutting out about a million and a half stars to cover my ceiling!!

swanntastic said...

That's a great idea to mix work and play! I can't wait to see what you create.

http://www.inwonderland.org

Maddy*Moo said...

I am always trying to fit in as much as possible, both craft wise and work etc. I like to fill all of my time :) Oh I also have the heart fabric from IKEA lol, going to stitch some doodles on it and make cushions I think when I get around to it!

Rachael said...

This is so fun to check back on!!!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Amazing! I love your little food break ;)

Junaluska said...

1833?! I get overwhelmed when have 10. But what a clever idea! It would make anything instantly more fun.

Dee said...

Waiting for the wonderful result of your colorful idea!

Rhiannon said...

wow, is your inbox always this full? if so, i feel EXTRA special knowing you've responded twice to my emails. goodness gracious.

maya said...

fantastic! good luck katie ;)

Loes said...

haha thats the best idea ever!

Rien Bautista said...

I really really love your blog. It always makes me smile :D

Connie said...

Amazing! I love your little food break ;)

2 cool 4 school said...

love it :D
http://learning123adifferentway.blogspot.com/

Meenakshy said...

You are so so cute Katie :)

yeahyeahgirl said...

Hi Katie ! I just discovered your blog and it's like a big slap in my face ! you are so beautiful, I mean all this enthusiasm, these colours, the happiness, it makes me feel guilty not to enjoy life like you do. if only everyone in this world was like you, everything would be better ! thanks for sharing your colourful life !

Huomenta said...

Katie, i absolutely love your work!!!
i just wondered: how many dresses do you have!??
you always look so beautyfull.
like to see that oneday on your blog ;)
lots of love from a dutch girl

Elviella said...

Haha, actually I hold pencils the exactly same way! :D You're the first one I see who writes this way, too! :3

look a little closer said...

i love butterflies! i love this blog! and this idea! and your photos! you're so adorable and you rock!

Beautyholic said...

What a great idea. I'll have to remember this for a big task I have to do.

xo, Ashley

Just Me said...

What's the song that is playing? Who is the artist?

You have so much fun. Just coming to you site makes me happy.

Stacey Marie Hall :) said...

You are a wonderful person :)

stephanie j said...

such a fun idea!! great motivation :) and wow that sunset is pretty breathtaking

黃愛玲 said...

Amazing. =o)

Koey said...

Your color is so delightful and this is really interesting!!

Carolina said...

It looks fantastic! <3

Cristina said...

I love the way you live your life!
And every day you remember me that life is beatiful, thanks!
:-)

rach. said...

I NEED YOUR HELP! if you could stop by my blog and look at the most recent post, that will explain everything. thank you. :)

follow me?
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

:0 I almost bought the same dress as you! Forever 21?
Also, a lot of kats and catherines comment on your posts. BEST NAME EVER.

Anonymous said...

i absolutly adore all that you do my heart sings with songs when i see you great color...
how do you get masking tape to hold poster board to the wall?? i tried it and "it all came tumbling down" so i used duct tape insted...

(smidge more hard core lol)

Dasha said...

Butterfly wall is the best wall, I made one for my room when i was living for 5 months in NH. used different scraps of papers i found left after summer camp in craft room. :)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1596316314647&set=a.1596311914537.2089815.1438155054&type=1&theater

Love said...

Hi!

I cant tell how creative and hard working you are:) i am truly amazed and happy to have come across u...

one question though what u use to stick them on urself and the walls...

these are lot of butter flies and kudos to u...

Patricia Deleuran said...

Hi Katie!
It could be really fantastic if you'd put a template on the sweet butterflies in here on this page! Just to print out!

Céline said...

Katie, your blog makes me soooOO happy! I love it (and your cat too, he seems so funny!!)... Thank you to get so much colors in my life!
Cheers :)

Kelly said...

what a great motivational trick! Love the butterflies : )

Vanessa said...

This came out so beautiful! Great little trick to get you working, too!

Ana Joana said...

Hi! I just spend the whole day home sick today. I found your blog and read it all! Now I feel nice, warm cozy and fun again, thanks! I even shared some of your videos and ideas with my parents during dinner (they loved it). Thank you for sharing and being so incredibly energetic and happy!

Mocha Sticks said...

Oh I love these, am in awe!

Anniek said...

Nice! How did you get them to stick to the wall though? I've been trying for hours. ):

Hdub said...

Katie!
I just love your paper projects! Have you ever thought about buying a cricut? I can't imagine what you would be able to do with it!!! Thanks for brightening my day! Harmony

ouestladiscotheque said...

You are such an inspiration! I love your blog so much!
- Charlotte

Sally T. said...

I. Love. Your. Blog. It makes me smile and your paper projects are AMAZING. My sister wants to do her nursery with your "raindrops" look. It's amazing. Where do you get the great paper you use? Thanks for the bright colors and smiles!

Ana Paula Mitie said...

I found your blog today... It's really amzing the things that you do! Love it!!! Colorfull and fun!! You make me happy! I'll try this someday work n play..thanks...

Cherisse Francisco said...

Wow!This is a fun and great idea! It keeps you motivated and the result is beautiful! Thanks for sharing

D.A. said...

*_* I have a vivid green kitchen wall that's absolutely screaming for some butterflies now~ ♥

Sandra said...

it's so positive!

nataya, chacha, nchan said...

if i do this it would be me that decor the wall flat and passed out .....well done, Katie, salut!

Монгол бүсгүй said...

I like your blog. You are really happy lady.

Sierra said...

I freaking love your blog! How do you take pictures of yourself like you spinning in the chair?

Blinds said...

As usual, a fantastic post - keep going! I’m saying thanks from the thousands who enjoy your blog and don’t say anything!

Blinds installation said...

That's great! I can't wait to see what you're making! This is so much funny!

▌Abrille♂ said...

WOW.. YOU'RE idea is great and you sharing it with us :)
thankyou very much.
btw i found you blog through reading magazine(candymag)