Friday, May 3, 2013

Bella Lemonade

Happy Friday, lovelies!

The above pictures have a theme in common, and not just that they were all taken on my iPhone. They showcase "ME" in my element. Literally, in my own front/backyard. I have taken my own adage to heart, and have chosen to "Bloom where I'm planted." I'm no longer waiting for the ideal location, the perfect photography studio (or even a mere decent one, lol) or the "right" circumstances, to live out the life of my dreams, but I am moving forward, proverbial balls to the wall, and just getting things done.

That's me, modeling a hat, a ring, a pair of shoes, all outside my own front door stoop, setting up shop and posting pictures taken under these less than ideal circumstances for my online shops. I'm determined to flourish being a creative and constructive spirit for my community! I would have rather have had some studio set up where pictures can be tastefully done, but I don't have the space in my tiny little house for that. And for the moment, I'm ok with that. I've things to do, and am making the best of my situation.

Which reminds me, I've got a guest post over at I Love My Lemonade Life. There, I share a simple life recipe for Making Lemonade. Do take a moment, and have a read. Let me know what you think in the comments.

And happy WEEKEND!


24 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

Nice hat. And I do like the idea of blooming where you're planted. Off to check out the lemonade recipe. Have a fantastic weekend!

A Well Styled Life said...

Good for you! I never have the right photography set up, so there's never any photos put up.
I like your attitude. Great hat. Women who wear hats are brave and confident...just my perception.
Have a great weekend.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Great shots! Seriously, small biz motto is like, just get it done "by any means necessary"! Small studio space--- omg that's a dream of mine, too!
Hey, you're doing it and that's all that matters,
Becky :)

GeeGee said...

I agree with you. The best we can do is catching the opportunity given by circumstances. (Not easy!) As per me, I admit your freedom.
You are lovely in hat, look like queen on vacation.

Ariane Lasalle said...

There is never a perfect situation, perfect man, perfect Mom, ect and the list goes onbut what we have to remember is to the best we can and love, love, love and give! You will get plenty in return

Love and hugs

Ariane xxx

Ava G said...

All great points, especially to take action rather than wait...many times I don't document outfits because the setting or my appearance isn't "perfect." I'm heading over to read your lemonade post. (:

x
Alexa

Val Sparkle said...

Unusual and real backgrounds are great, and it's always good to see more you! Who needs a studio?

No fear of fashion said...

I know the feeling of little space, no studio and less than ideal circumstances. Oh well that is just life for you. I do what you do: make the best of it.
That hat is so cute on you.

By the way... it hit me yesterday that I am an idiot. I thought of the red roses hair band as being something "exactly for you" when it suddenly dawned on me that your blog picture is featuring such a thing. Duhhhh, I had to laugh though.

Linda Wolf said...

You go, girl. Don't get stuck and keep moving forward.

Loved your guest post; very straightforward and right on. Regarding item #5, my co-workers and I refer to talking about a problem as "admiring the problem". You're so right in that nothing gets done that way.

Great post!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

You are blooming well! And your message is one for all of us to take to heart. Not many of us have expensive clothes and nice backdrops, but like you say, we can all be creative and get the best use out of our present circumstances. Bella, you DEFINITELY know how to make lemonade. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Debbie Baker Burns said...

And thanks for that wonderful guest post! I am taking lessons from you. I had never guest posted before and I'm learning from your wonderful example. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Patti said...

I'm so with you on this. wherever we go, there we are, so might as well bloom. xoxoxo

Lisa said...

Bella.....oh your hat, your hat. Love.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Your iPhone pics show you looking so colourful and vibrant in your natural environment. I figure as long as the light is right, go for the shot! Loved your guest post, your grandmother was very wise:) xox

Krista Gassib said...

Bella if you were any healthier you'd be perfect! I love your positive attitude and that you are going balls out after your dreams! I am making lemonade everyday and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Xxxooo

pastcaring said...

Yep, there is a LOT to be said for making the best of where we are, and not waiting for things to be better/ideal/perfect (cos those might never happen, right?) Good for you. And that's a fab hat! xxxx

debras said...

Love the pictures. And you're right about blooming where you're planted. I've been waiting for the perfect time to start my blog and it turns out there's never a perfect time. Just go for it. And you did. Have a great weekend!
Debra

FASHION TALES said...

I love that hat! You can definitely take fun photos with your mobile. To be honest, I have been using my iPhone and my point & shoot recently, especially for DIY posts, instead of lugging my DSLR around. Plus I don't like to carry unnecessary weight going about town! :)Enjoy the weekend Bella!

Melanie said...

Making the best of the situation - yes, thanks for that reminder. Your lemonade post was inspiring.

teatimewithtrina said...

Bella, I totally agree, life is way too short to worry about the "perfect" place, the "perfect moment", the "perfect" situation, or for this matter the "perfect" outift. When we just get it done and as you say, "bloom where you're planted" life is much more fun and fulfilling. LOVED your lemonade recipe. I', going to hang that in my kitchen for sure!

Jane George said...

having been in a spun out place lately and then having had such an awesome week pondering comments from my Shiny t tuesday post of last week this post was EXACTLY what i needed! a blumin brilliant post my super glorious fabulous blog world inspirational diva...best guest post ever! also you go girl doing it regardless of back yard studio or not! just love you and all you are x

Ofelia said...

Being at your place, with your accessories and clothing, taking your photos and dealing with life on your turns is an amazing and empowering gift that many women and young girls around the world don't get to experience.

Beryl said...

Those striped shoes are so cute. I hope that Summer gets to where you are soon.

ann wood said...

Oh, I been there. In fact I started blogging just because the place I was in was not the best. You are right, only you have the power to see things differently and create your own lemonade.

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