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Lilacs In Mason Jars

LilacsWindosill Lilacs In Mason JarsHello and Happy May!

I took a bit of a blog break to freshen up my site. While I still have a few things to add, I hope you like some of the new additions. My lilacs were beautiful this Spring so I had to make a few fresh bouquets to line the windowsill in my kitchen. But my love of lilacs almost caused a major allergic reaction…… A couple of weeks ago, Mr PracticalPants and I went to our favorite Missouri Lodge for a weekend stay. Before we left, I clipped a sprig of lilac and placed it in the driver side visor of the car so we could enjoy the fragrant smell on the way down. Everything was fine until I noticed Mr PracticalPants who was driving, violently rubbing his eyes and sneezing. After seeing a couple of hives pop up on his face, I knew my attempt at using my homegrown air freshener had caused an allergy attack. After a quick stop at the convenience store for some antihistamines and a toss of the lilac sprig, we were back on the road. I spent the rest of the trip trying to convince Mr PracticalPants I really wasn’t trying to kill him:)


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  • Carol Spinski - Most definitely Pat!

  • Anonymous - Hello Carol
    the best laid plans…..
    I’ve done the same when the Jasmin comes out!
    Beautiful lilacs.
    I love your header – oh that french corset is divine!!

    I’ve just left a comment on your old blog – this post:

    LOVE those candles – thank you for the inspiration Carol.


  • Pat@Back Porch Musings - I love the lilacs!

    I think we need a trip to your (our) favorite Missouri Lodge.:-)

  • Patty Tucker - Beautiful lilacs, love them!! – Allergies are no fun, ugh!! -

  • Anonymous - Beautiful lilacs, love them!! – Allergies are no fun, ugh!! -

  • Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita - Stunning photo and cute story!

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Where Women Create

WWCFeb2014 900x600 Where Women CreateKarla Nathan’s Studio I shot last fall for Where Women Create is featured in the Feb/March 2014 issue and available at your local newsstand. Thanks to Karla and Where Women Create for the opportunity!

Blessings, Carol

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  • Carol Spinski - Oh Thank You Leann! I really enjoyed shooting Karla’s studio and working with Where Women Create is always fun. xo Carol

  • Leann - The shots are gorgeous Carol!!! I got my copy last week and have been drooling over everything.



  • Sheila Rumney - Can’t wait to see it! I know it will be beautiful!

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Baby Sweetness

Photographing this little bundle of joy has special meaning for me. She is our very first Grandbaby born just a few days ago to my Son and his lovely wife. To say my heart simply has melted would be an understatement. Being able to capture her newborn sweetness with my camera is such a blessing. Yes I must admit I will be one of those Grandmother’s who will be sharing tons of photos of her.


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  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Sweet Sheila:) xo Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Traci! I’m already having a ball with her:) xo Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Dawn! It should be fun:) Blessings, Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Oh Thank You Kate:) Blessings, Carol

  • Carol Spinski - It’s already so fun! I totally get the Grandma thing:) xo Carol

  • karla - I look forward to many, many beautiful photos to come. Congratulations!

  • kate - Congratulations Grandma! She is adorable! Enjoy her to pieces!

  • Dawn - Sweet.
    Congratulations to you in your new role as grandmother.

  • Traci - She is just precious. And the shots you captured are so beautiful. Enjoy every moment with her.

  • Sheila Rumney - What a little buddle of joy! Love your pics! Congrats grandma!

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My Guiding Image For 2014

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Resolutions? Goals? A Word? Did you pick one? I did something a bit different for this year and captured the above image to represent what I hope my 2014 will hold. Calm and focused with a fresh attitude of contentment is what I’m going to strive for. Being happy and fulfilled with whatever life shows me and not worrying so much about the things I can’t control. Much like the newly fallen snow, I’m going to relish the moments of just being still and simply enjoy the blessed life that the Good Lord has provided me.

I’m looking forward to sharing with you more snippets of 2014. Thank You so much for following me and as always, I love your comments.



  • Carol Spinski - Hi Heidi,

    So sweet of you! Cheers to your beautiful New Year and that it is filled with all the lovely gifts you so richly deserve. xo Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Sounds perfect Brandon! Thank You, Blessings, Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Hi Colleen,

    Oh Thank You so much! Hope your New Year is a beautiful one:) xo Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Hi Stephanie,

    I’m sure your goals will be perfect for you! Thank You and Happy New Year! xo Carol

  • Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita - That’s beautiful, Carol. I’m still working on my goals and word, but I’m getting there.

  • Colleen Martin - Carol, loved the photo and your great attitude. I think I will follow that as well. Colleen

  • Brandon - I didn’t think about making a New Years resolution. But the one you chose is perfect! I think I’ll use it as mine as well! Thanks.

  • Heidi Meyer - Happy 2014 Carol! While I have not picked a word or a list of goals, I am excited for 2014 and all of the possibilities it holds. I love the image you choose to represent what you look forward to. Many blessings to you in the new year. {HUGS} Heidi

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Beautiful 2013

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I simply cannot believe 2013 is almost over. My year was filled with many blessed events including the marriage of my Son to his beautiful girl and in a few short days, I will be a Grandma for the first time! On the professional side, I focused on Editorial/Commercial/Portraiture photography and styling that kept me busy all year. I am very grateful for the many wonderful friendships and opportunities that have come my way. Who knows what 2014 will bring but if it is anything like 2013, I’m ready:)

Blessings, Carol

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  • Carol Spinski - Happy New Year Sweet Sheila:) xo Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Stephanie, Thank You so much and I wish you a very Blessed New Year! xo Carol

  • Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita - Wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy New Year! A new baby for the new year – so exciting! May your new little angel be blessed with good health and good fortune.

  • Sheila Rumney - Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Carol!

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Fall and Winter Photography Sessions

One of the joys of living in the Midwest and working as a photographer is being able to take advantage of the changing seasons to use as photo backdrops. At the top of my list is doing a photo session during a snow storm. Even though the conditions can be tough with below freezing temperatures and wet snow pelting you in the face, the photos can turn out magical. Last Winter we were blessed with some beautiful snow and I got the chance to do a session for some marketing materials I was working on. It was an overcast day with the hint of sun that simply made the snow glisten and  glow.

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If you would like to schedule a photography session with me, I would love to work with you.

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  • Carol Spinski - I’m sure Canada is beautiful this time of the year. Thank You for the visit:) Carol

  • christine - I also like pictures of snow. Where I live in Canada we are having a lot of snow these days and it isn’t even winter yet.
    Thanks for sharing

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