Wednesday, March 11, 2009

when life gives you lemons . . .



cut'em in half, take a photo of them and have real simple put it on the cover of their magazine!

how cool is that? i am so excited! hip hip hooray for lemons.

this is a welcomed good thing after losing heidi. i just wish she would have seen it. she has been really supportive of my photography. i'm gonna go out side and hold it as high up as i can and hope that she can see it from heaven.



oh, and there's more. is it okay if i boast? it is? thanks. my new best friends (sorry old best friends, you've been replaced) also used an image of mine for the table of contents, the book mark for this issue and gave me a ten page spread. that last part i knew about. oh, and they used this polaroid of me for the contributors page.

a huge thank you to my other new best friend andrew purcell. he helped me out tremendously (he is now my second favorite andrew in the whole wide world next to this guy.)

46 comments:

The ScootaBaker said...

I just bought a bag full of lemons and I plan on making something very tangy and special with 'em all. You make me wanna take pretty pictures of lemony desserts! What shall I make? Hmmm...

Nina said...

hi! i had visited your photostream on flickr several times and absolutely loved your images (esp. your peanut butter one - "nothing better.). i'm so sorry to learn of your friend's passing.

i just got my "real simple" magazine and immediately recognized your photo and photographs and before even noticing that, i thought, "that is the best lemon shot!"

congrats on your success and now i'm going to come back to your blog regularly!

n.c.p.

katie said...

Ooooh congratulations! So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend... I'm sure she would have been so proud.

sofiatome said...

that's so awesome! congratulations!!!

liz stanley said...

that is so exciting!!! congrats. i read your blog regularly, your photos are beautiful.

chelsea said...

I am so thrilled for you, Jen! I will have to go and buy Real Simple tomorrow. You are fabulously famous + talented but you've never hesitated to share your spotlight and your knowledge. Basically because you are a nice person it make me like your photos even more:)

Jen said...

It's seriously the "Jen" issue. You are all over the place!

Jadekitty said...

So very cool! I think I may have to go pick up a copy and add it to my collection!

Christina said...

SO AWESOME! I just got this in the mail yesterday (haven't had a chance to read yet) but loved the cover! Got me in the mood for spring!

CONGRATS!

lottie said...

fantastic! congratulations to you.
yeah for lemons!

amy b.s. said...

congratulations! it's wonderful so many exciting things are happening for you!

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations, jen! i feel like i 'know' a celebrity! i was so happy when i saw the issue at work. the photos look great and so do you showing us!

Wes said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! we'll have to run out and buy a copy. You'll need to sign it for us though. ;)

Falguni said...

Congrats!!! It's okay to brag :) I would do the same too! I can't wait to go buy the magazine! I love your stuff Jen! You rock and keep up the good work. My prayers are with you and with Heidi. Sorry for your loss.

constance said...

congratulations! and where did you get your fabulous blouse?

Jeff Day said...
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Jeff Day said...

as they say
when life hands u lemons

this is fab, jen
many congrats

ps. love that u buck the capitalization grammar convention

SK said...

what a refreshing cover page... congratulations!!

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Elements of Style said...

You ROCK girl. Go on with your bad self...and make yourself some kind of lemon cocktail tonight to celebrate!

Miss B. said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! I have been in a lemon frame of mind lately, please check out the new blog header:

https://www.thebrightsideproject.com

Your cover just smacks of sunshine!!!

I am so happy for you!

Your fan,

Miss B.

Alana said...

:) just got that issue, very cool.

ann.e said...

I can't wait to see the issue!!!!

Camille Aguilar said...

if life gives you lemons, put it in your san pellegrino :)

denise! said...

You have lovely pictures. :)

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

its been so long since ive been by- but this is fantastic...then i went over to pancakes and pictures- wholey moley!

Jinnie N. said...

congrats! i am jealous! :P your green top is so cute, btw.

Katelyn said...

NO WAY! i just got this issue in the mail and loved the "lemon" story... 10 pages!! WOAH. how crazy is it that the images i so loved were taken by one of my favorite bloggers. small world.

congrats

coco+kelley said...

wow wow wow! who knew little lemons could be such a big deal. congrats m'dear! you're such a talent - truly deserved for you :)

kim said...

Good for you and good for lemons! (I read your blog but I think this is my first time commenting. You are funny and I like your pictures.)

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

congratulations! i opened it up and was so excited that i recognized you from blogland! hooray lemons!

v a n e s s a said...

how awesome! i can't wait to get my hands on it. i'm so sorry about your friend.

simplyblogged said...

I just received my issue of Real Simple and there you were! Yay!

Congratulations!

Claire said...

I just looked through the magazine and saw you on the contributor's page. Great images! Congrats!!!

chloejessica said...

AWESOME! I have that issue! I love it! I just found your blog, it is too cute! I am a new blogger!

Irene Carole said...

Congrats that's awesome! I love love love Real Simple and I'm always anxious to get the next issue, and I love your work and your blog! A beautiful combination and great job!!

lis said...

Congrats!!! Due to the economy, I've sorta cut down on my magazine consumption...but, economy shmonomy, I'm buying this issue!

kaitlyn sullivan said...

congratulations jen!! i know i'm behind in my blog reading, i've been in the process of finding a job & moving.. but way to go! this is amazing and you can just see the joy in your face!! you're beaming and you should be- congrats!

lina said...

oh oh oh!!!! i haven't been reading your blog lately (sorry!), but today i picked up my aprl real simple magazine & started looking at it for the first time. i was just turning the pages & then i came across the contributors page & i saw your picture & i thought "you know...she kinda looks like that one lady with that cool polaroid blog....i wonder...oh & i think her name was jen too...& she lived in la!!" so i checked your blog & sure enough!! how exciting!!! congratulations!! :D

Jan's camera said...

I saw the magazine today. What a beautiful photo layout. Congratulations. It's beautiful.

cynthia said...

yea Jen!!! So awesome. I bought real simple the other day, thinking how clever there cover is:) And is my favorite polaroid girl!!!! So cool for you!!!! Couldn't happen to a better artist.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

that is truly wonderful - good for you and congratulations!!!!!
those are beautifully delicious photos!
xox

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