Raised In Cotton

This Weekend Oct 5-7, 2012

Today I am starting a new tradition on my blog!  I haven’t nailed down a title but I’m thinking of calling it:  Weekend Wanderings.  What do you all think?  Every Friday morning you can check my blog for all of the fun events that I know of that are going on.  If there is an event you would like for me to share you can email me at:  amusingprovincial@yahoo.com

There are always so many fun things going on and I don’t want you to miss out!!!

Weston is a charming town for sure but in the fall it is glorious.  The winding roads and lovely countryside are radiant in their autumn wardrobe.  Weston has a great pumpkin patch called The Red Barn Farm.  I took my two younger boys there last week with their school and my boys were sure to keep their “farmer”/instructor on task.  I think they could have taught the section on dairy goats and honeybees.  We had a great time!  Some of my favorite shops are in Weston, like Cactus Creek which my friend Fancy owns.    Her style is amazing!!!  She’s also a lovely face behind Junk Mafia.  The Copper Rabbit in Weston sells my friend Cali’s soap that has my very own goat milk in it!!!  Isn’t that the coolest?!  Cali & I will be set up this weekend at Weston’s annual Apple Fest.  It is such a great time with a parade, lots of handmade items, cider press and more!  Come & see us this Saturday & Sunday.

 Another of my favorite events is being held this weekend.  First Fridays in Bottoms Up Antique Market.  I have met the most wonderful people at First Fridays.  Kelly, Megan & Natalie from Brocante Bliss are fabulous ladies who were sweet enough to showcase my candles last month.  Carol Spinski from Raised in Cotton & Kelly from Farmstead as well as Tres Melindas are some of my favorites in the Bottoms Up building.  Cactus Creek & my friend from Just Claudia are set up in the Restoration Emporium building.  You could spend the whole day exploring these amazing buildings.  Check them out Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

If you’re up for a road trip head to Walnut, Iowa for their Junk-Tober Fest this Friday & Saturday from 10-5.  Some of my favorite vendors will be set up there.

Here in Saint Joseph the Josphine Women’s Expo will be held in the Civic Arena.  This HUGE event will be bringing you LOTS of great vendors including delicious food from my friend Regina at Gina’s Cafe & Catering.  Her food SOLD OUT at The Gathering last week!  It was delicious!

Sunday October 7 from 1-4 at Albrecht Museum there are having their annual family day where you can bring your kiddos out for FREE to visit the museum and enjoy the great acitivites they will have available.

Throw in a couple of birthday parties and I think I will have to sleep on Monday!  Hope to see you soon!

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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