Dirt Road Diva

Yes there are some days when the drive home is L O N G !!!

There are some days when you really wish you weren’t following a C O M B I N E !!!

And there are some days you get just a wee bit embarrassed of always walking out to the D I R T Y car in the parking lot.

But then there are the days you smell that A L F A L F A  the minute you turn on our road.

Or you are forced to take the time to watch a doe and her fawn cross the road.  And you are glad.

Back in the day we used to take Sunday drives.  When gas was relatively cheap of course.  We always drove

H U N D R E D S of miles on vacation rather than flying.  And not just to save money.  To savor the time.

Country life is a   S L O W    P A C E.  And I love it.

I want more T I M E to sit and R E A D and D O O D L E and D R E A M.

Are there any other   D I R T   R O A D    D I V A S  out there?

Comments are welcome!

The Gathering: Speaker


There are some days when things just fall into place.  I was so star struck when I met the co-owner of Raised In Cotton that I could barely talk!  And to think that she will be the guest speaker for our event in September is really so exciting for me!

Carol is passionate about encouraging women to embrace their dreams and live creatively.  Yes…one of my passions as well!  Her Dream*Create*Shine mantra could not be more fitting for The Gathering.

Please enjoy her bio and by all means subscribe to her blog, be inspired & come and meet her at The Gathering!

Growing up on her families farm in Arkansas, Carol Spinski learned the

beautiful art of arranging every day elements to enhance her surroundings.

A talent for design assembly was forged from those early childhood

experiences on the family farm which echo’s in the work she does today.

Carol’s career path as a Photographer and Editorial Stylist has been a

natural progression that has allowed her to share her inspiration with

others. She is the co-owner of

Raised In Cotton, a business featuring Home

Decor and Event Styling in a century old farmhouse just outside of Kansas

City, Missouri. Carol’s signature style is romantically atmospheric,

multilayered and textural, flavored with the vintage aesthetic she adores.

She and her work

have been featured in Artful Blogging, Somerset Life,

Somerset Life Calendars, Romantic Country Magazine, Romantic Homes

Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Kansas City Homes and

Gardens and Spaces Magazine

. Most recently the circa 1865 farmhouse

that she and her husband decorated and renovated was in the book

Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O’Neill. Her upcoming projects include a

collaboration with Matthew Mead that will be featured in the Winter 2012

issue of

Holiday With Matthew Mead.


* www.RaisedInCotton.com









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