everyday moments: a collaboration

10.28.2011

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Yesterday was not my day. I got frustrated, raised my voice a little louder than I should have, my makeup was smudged from tears by the end of the day, and I just was not a real fan of life. In those moments, it's so easy to succumb to emotions, to speak and act without thinking, to want to give up on life. Honestly, all I wanted to do yesterday was crawl in a little hole, cry in misery, and not talk to anyone for five years.

As I was editing these photos for today, I realized why I'm so enamored with the little moments. Because bad days are going to happen. They're inevitable. But in every bad day, there are always good moments. Yesterday it was the walk around the neighborhood I took with MeMe. We skipped and laughed and ran in the rain. That fresh air and alone time with my sister made everything a little brighter. And I think if I hadn't had a bad day, that time with MeMe wouldn't have stood out so much. But yesterday, it did -- even though it was wet and cold, the sun was shining in my heart.

And family? Thanks for putting up with me even when I'm not a very nice person. I love you so much.

So these are the everyday moments from October. Another month gone, another set of photos documenting life. Any favorites?
Also, be sure to check out Ellie's photos that will be up soon! (read the story behind everyday moments)

xo

ps a few advertising spots for november are still open! email me for deets if you're interested.

42 comments:

  1. i love the third picture best. also, i want your brother's hat. great post, love your collaboration :))
    -jocee <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. beautiful pictures, beautiful subjects, and most importantly, beautiful moments that you've captured so wonderfully. I'm sorry you had a bad day yesterday. They come to all of us, but I'm glad you snapped out of it so quickly! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. There is just something about MeMe being caught in a half moment in the first one that makes it my favorte. They are all beautiful though!

    Don't think you're the only one that has bad days; I have my share of them too. In fact, Monday was one of my not-so-good-days. I love how you see the light in the middle of the darkness. Your attitude is beautiful, Carlotta.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oops, typo! *favorite, not "favorte" :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love how all these pictures are in black and white...it seems to me that b&w expresses the feelings of the "little things" most eloquently.
    and bad days? believe me, everyone goes through them. Believe it or not, it's actually nice to know that you have them too, because sometimes it feels like you have a perfect, dream life, and I wish I were you, and then I remember that you probably have just as many hardships as I do :)
    ~simi (giveaway on my blog!)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Carlotta. You, my dear, are a gem. I count it a blessing to know you. Love, Mrs. Pool

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is beautiful, Carlotta! I didn't have the greatest day yesterday either. It seemed like everything was going wrong. But you're right, we need to find the beauty even in bad days. =)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the first shot. The leaves look awesome. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm really digging these pictures... A WHOLE LOT

    ReplyDelete
  10. ohmygoodness, Carlotta, these are gorgeous.
    I'm truly enjoying this collaboration!

    ReplyDelete
  11. you have the most beautiful sisters! and your brothers clothes rock =D

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ahh, I know those days. I'm glad you're able to look back and find the light in them. Your photos of the simple little moments are gorgeous. I love the first and the third. Little sisters are the best, aren't they?

    ReplyDelete
  13. beautiful pictures carlotta. as always :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a beautiful post! I know - I have those kinds of days too.

    ~abbie - xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  15. favorites, first 5!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love all of the pictures, But the one of the boy looking in the window--my favorite. :]

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are gorgeous. I love that you did them all in b/w!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful pictures!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i love these pictures very much. so much whimsy and magic in your family's faces. <3

    praying for you as you struggle with icky, off days. =/

    ReplyDelete
  20. yes, i hate those days. praying for you! btw, i love the black and white photos♥

    ReplyDelete
  21. beautiful, carlotta! I had that kind of a day yesterday to, coincidentally, I didn't want to do anything, I was grumpy, and hated life. Its so great to know others feel that way too!

    ellie;)

    bluejeansandteendreams.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. goodness gracious, Jeremiah is such a little hipster. I'm jealous, to be honest.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  23. Carlotta - i have to say i am just IN LOVE with these color starved photos. They are beautiful.

    i completely agree with your philosophy on the "little moments." Counting blessings is a great thing to do - especially on hard days.

    love,
    maryrachel

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love b&w photos... these are especially "crisp."
    Makay
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. definitely have those days. we all do. thanks for sharing your "good moments," they're beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lovely pictures, as always.
    I've had those days when nothing seems to be going right, and you just feel misrable. I'm so glad that your looking at the bright side of things - I like doing that. :)

    Love you!
    ~bree

    ReplyDelete
  27. p.s. I emailed you this morning about sponsoring! :]

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful photos, lovely! Keep on snapping. xo

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wish I had read this yesterday. I had a rough day too. :-) Thanks for the encouraging words.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Aah, the third, fourth, and fifth photos seem to capture the personalities of your siblings oh-so-well.

    I know exactly what it's like to have a little sister brighten up a bad day. Thank goodness for them.

    xo,

    twin sister.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thanks for this fabulous honesty. :) I too have makeup smeared and heart heavy today. But you are so right, the good little moments like my boy cuddled up in my lap right now feel all the more sweeter after the tears. Love your photos, as always. Especially that first one, PERFECT.

    ReplyDelete
  32. The first picture is magical, but I also love the third and sixth. You're so good with black and white.

    ReplyDelete
  33. such a true post + i loved the black and white photos.

    ReplyDelete
  34. sooo true, and I love the pictures

    ReplyDelete
  35. These pictures are absolutely amazing. They made me smile :)

    x

    Marielle

    ReplyDelete
  36. Awww I love the third picture. She looks so cute and mischievous the way kids usually are.

    Thank God for family, I don't know where I'd be without mine.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love these! Your family is adorable.
    I see an Invisible Children logo in your sponsors - awesome. I fundraise for them at school!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Cute photos! :)
    I love the one of your little sis on the sidewalk :P
    I hope you know I exist :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Aw, I needed this post, haha :) Today is shaping up to be one of those days...but this was encouraging.

    I LOVE your photography! The first, third and fifth pictures are my favorite. I love black and white.

    ~Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
  40. i'm not fond of bad days myself, but the good days certainly make up for the not!
    black and white photos make me happy today.
    that's all.

    ReplyDelete
  41. B&W photos instantly make the picture priceless, timeless, etc. i love it when you do your photos that way :)

    ReplyDelete

Comments make me happy.

Followers

archive

just a note

EVERYTHING ON THIS BLOG IS OWNED AND CREATED BY CARLOTTA CISTERNAS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. IF YOU'D LIKE TO USE OR REPUBLISH ANYTHING, PLEASE ASK FOR PERMISSION. STEALING ISN'T NICE. / FLOWER IMAGE VIA TONIC SITE SHOP