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Matthew Mead’s Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway

I’m happy to announce a wonderful giveaway from my creative and stylish friend Matthew Mead! He has so graciously given me a copy of his latest publication, Matthew Mead’s Halloween Spooktacular to offer to one of my readers. There is actually 3 ways to win! Leave a comment Here, on the Raised In Cotton Blog or on my Facebook Page.

Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows’ eve.

 ~Enjoy some of the incredible photos from the issue~

 

 

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  • Paulette - Hi Carol! I miss your photo posts. I hope all is well with you. What gorgeous photos Matthew Mead has taken, I think the blue back lit pumpkin is my favorite, but the table scape is so fun too! Thanks for a chance to win this MM publication. Happy Fall!! ((punkin’ hugs))

  • Erika W. - This looks like such a neat book!

  • Laura - This looks like an awesome book! I love halloween and always enjoy new ideas! :D

  • Natasha - This looks like it has some great ideas!!

  • Brenda - This looks like a book full of ideas for one of my favorite times of the year.

  • Rose - I LOVE Halloween!It is truly my favorite holiday to decorate for.
    So many yummy colors to choose from. I would love to win Mathew’s
    book for more inspiration. Thankyou for offering this!

  • Roxanne Joy - Would love the book, Thank you for Sharing

  • Mary Beth Hunt - Now that I have a 3 year old granddaughter, I’m gearing up to decorate again for Halloween!

  • Heidi Woodruff - I sure would love to win his book! He always has fabulous and new ways of doing things! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • L.S. Lauer - I love Halloween!!! After seeing the picnic table in the woods I want to go on a haunted picnic! BOO to you! lsl

  • Carol Spinski - Thanks so much Sandy! Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Cindy! Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thanks Beth :) Carol

  • Joy Clegg - I absolutely love Halloween décor! This looks like an amazing book.

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Esther! Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Mary:) Carol

  • Carol Spinski - You bet Martha! Thank You-Carol

  • Carol Spinski - Thank You Jenni! Blessings, Carol

  • jenni - i decorate for halloween as much as i do for christmas. i looked inside matthew’s book on amazon and it promises to be such a delightfully spookety edition. would sure love to win this. thank you for the opportunity to win and for all your beautiful inspiration.

  • Martha - Please put my name in the hat. Love Matthew Mead. Blessings, Martha

  • Mary Flanigan - I love Halloween! This looks like a great book.

  • Esther Perez - Love Matthew Mead. He has awesome ideas. Great giveaway!Thanks

  • Beth @Burlap & Roses - Hope to win!

  • Cindy Blackenburg - Love Mathew Mead’s style! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  • Sandy Pfeifer Mitchell - Looks like such a fun book. I NEED this.

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Offering Stylized Photo Shoots For Businesses and Individuals

Carol Spinski Photography and Styling

One of the most popular services I offer is Stylized Photo Shoots for creatives who want to showcase the passion behind their Small Businesses or Personal Use. Similar to Editorial shoots, I will develop a clear concept that conveys the personality of your brand. Ultimately creating and capturing the story with my camera then the images can be used for marketing and promotions. Professional looking images will help to give your brand a more polished feel that is critical in this competitive market.  It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, but more importantly  is it generating a “stand out” factor above everyone else in your particular niche. I can help you. Using my background in photography and styling, I will produce a story that will highlight your unique brand and put that extra “shine” toward helping your business prosper.

So how can you use images from a Stylized Photo Shoot session in your Business or for Personal use?

Online

*Blogs & Websites

*E-Commerce Products & Services

*Facebook

*Instagram

*Pinterest

*Twitter

*YouTube

Print

*Business cards, brochures, postcards & posters

 ~From a recent concept photo shoot I did for Kelly Littmann’s newest store, Croquet~

Carol Spinski Photography and Styling

Photography & Styling  for Croquet Modern-Vintage Lifestyle Store in Liberty, Missouri by Carol Spinski 2013

If you’re a Business owner, Blogger or Individual that would love to do a Stylized Photo Shoot that emulates your vision, please contact me for a free consultation and to schedule a session. 

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Thank You to everyone that entered the Home For The Holidays E-Course. The winner picked per random generator is Dede Warren:)Congratulations Dede!

For those of you that would LOVE to take Jeanne Oliver’s Home For The Holidays here are the details:
 Myself and eight other ladies will host the Creatively Made Home For the Holidays. The online course will be filled with Holiday ideas and will launch in October.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from the nine teachers.
{Jeanne Oliver, Jennifer O’Brien, Jennifer Rizzo, KariAnne Wood, Anne Marie Klaske, Carol Spinski, Andrea Fowler, Edie Wadsworth and Cathy Penton}
* There will be 30+ project videos.
These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.
Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women
*Supply lists and PDFs for each project
*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course
This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you….and having fun doing it.
Registration is open NOW and you will have access for one full year!
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The price is $58 for this awesome e-course that starts in early October.
Paypal

 

 

 

 

  • Carol Spinski - Well Thank You Sweet Dede! I’ve been keeping busy doing what I love so I feel really blessed:) ((Hugs)) Carol

  • Dede Warren - Thank you so much Carol, I’m thrilled to see what you all have in store for us!

  • Carol Spinski - As always, So Sweet of You:) xo Carol

  • Sheila Rumney - I love your pictures that you took of Kelly. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Home For The Holidays E-Course

I’m super excited to announce that I will be one of the featured teachers for Jeanne Oliver’s Creatively Made Home!  Myself and eight other ladies will host the Creatively Made Home for the Holidays. The online course will be filled with Holiday ideas and will launch in October.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from the nine teachers.
{Jeanne Oliver, Jennifer O’Brien, Jennifer Rizzo, KariAnne Wood, Anne Marie Klaske, Carol Spinski, Andrea Fowler, Edie Wadsworth and Cathy Penton}
* There will be 30+ project videos.
These will be incredible videos that include everything from cooking, gift giving and decorating.
Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the nine women
*Supply lists and PDFs for each project
*A digital recipe book of the recipes shared in this course
This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you….and having fun doing it.
 
Registration is open NOW and you will have access for one full year!
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The price is $58 for this awesome e-course that starts in early October.
Paypal

 

 

 

And~
One lucky commenter will receive FREE enrollment in this course, so make sure to leave a comment for your chance to be entered.
  • Retro party dress - Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  • christine - What a great and wonderful idea.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Amy Bauer - Wow…. this e-course looks amazing! Please toss my name in the hat. -Amy Bauer

  • sheila pearson - i would love to win. what an awesome lineup of creative women to lead the course!

  • Debra Disney-Dior - Be still my heart! I can’t imagine what it would be like to win a spot in this class. Yes, I can! It’d be the best gift ever! I’m crossing my fingers, toes, legs, eyes … and crossing my heart, as well. Gosh, this feels like an uncomfortable yoga position. How long do I have to stay like this? ::smiling::

  • Stephanie o - Looks amazing!

  • shayna - Looking forward to this inspiring class!

  • Gail - What a wonderful treat it would be to win this exciting workshop.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  • barbara - Oh my can hardly wait this will be so fun.Just love all holidays ,thanks for offering this Class. Very happy !!!!!!

  • kate - I am already dreaming of Christmas! Looks absolutely divine!
    Kate

  • Deb - the perfect way leading up to the holidays ♥
    would love the chance to win a spot!
    thank you

  • Donna Collins - It all sounds so wonderful!

  • Debbie Walker - If i can’t come to your home for a class, this is the next best thing! How fun!

  • Carolyn - How awesome and fun!!!

  • Loretta kappmeyer - To visit your booth at Bottoms Up is always an inspiration. To be a part of a class with all the talented instructors would be a wonderful gift!

  • Erin Kaven - Really needing to cut back on expenses right now so it would be wonderful to win a chance to participate in this e course. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Natalie meester - Woot woot! Cannot wait!

    Also winning would be awesome!

  • Christine - Yes, I’d love to win! Can’t wait.

  • Sue Walker - Oh how fun!! I just love the holidays!!

  • Kim - Oh, I’d LOVE to be a part of this course. It’d be such fun to learn from you ladies. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Sandy Pfeifer Mitchell - Ohhhh, I would love to win this.

  • Jen @ Lita's World - How exciting!!! What an amazing course!!

  • Bon - Pick me! Pick me! Please pick me! I love everything you gals do!

  • Sherri Hennen - It would be fun to win!

  • Amy S - this looks like so much fun, what a great giveaway. thanks for the chance!

  • Candice - I need this right now! My ideas seem stale, and I could certainly use a jump start.

  • Anita Haines - Love love love everything Jeanne does. Would love to have the opportunity to take this course!

  • Amanda DeLong - This sounds like a fabulous class!! Love the holidays and decorating my home sooo much!

  • Pam - thanks for the chance to win!

  • Rachel - Now this is exciting news!

  • Dede Warren - This looks like a great course! Home is my favorite place to be and I’m always interested in great new ideas. Please toss my name in the hat!

  • Julia Perry - I just found your blog after I saw Edie’s post about it! I’m so glad to have found you as well. I have already signed up (I emailed you-registration problem?) I would love to win a spot :-)
    Thanks so much-

  • Sheila Rumney - So excited that you are apart of this ecourse! Thanks for the chance at the wonderful giveaway!

  • Anonymous - I was scrolling scrolling on Facebook and was stopped dead by these beautiful pictures! Sitting here dreaming. ; )

  • Kimberly Deacon - I am going to sign up, but would love the chance to win a spot. It sounds super exciting. Thank you!

  • Barb Langlois - This course sounds so awesome….fabulous presentors. Would be thrilled to win!

  • sue - All signed up—looking forward to October! Thank you!!

  • Karen - I really start taking advantage of some of these wonderful opportunities. I would be honored to win!

  • Jacqueline - Hello, I would love to participate in this e-course! It looks like it would be wonderful, fingers crossed!

  • Mz V - I’m signing up anyway, but I would love to win a spot. And…uh…Carol? Ask them to fix the spelling of your name.
    Thanks.

    Pick me, please.

  • Lauri Evans - Would love to be a part of this amazing group!

  • Jeannine - I try to take all of her e-courses and this one looks just as great as all the others. I’ll try to retain my composure but inside I’m saying “pick me, pick me, please pick me” for the free tuition. I’m hoping and a’wishing.

  • Paula Briceland - I have two daughters getting married next summer. We would all love to participate in it, so one free would be fantastic!

  • Kristina - This looks wonderful! Great way to kick off a holiday season in my house.

  • Kristtie Adams - My heart is skipping a few extra beats. Would love the chance to win.

  • Judy Mapston - How fun would that be….cool. thanks for the opportunity..

  • Heather Mathews - I’d love the chance to participate!

  • Hope Malott - It would be really awesome to win this enrollment! <3

  • bobbie denson - Moving into a new home and need all the help I can get! I love country living.

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E A Bride Magazine Feature

It’s always such a delight to see your creative vision come to life in the pages of a magazine. Such is the case with this feature I styled for the latest issue of E A Bride Magazine. Even though a foot of snow had just melted, the shoot turned out wonderful and I loved working with the Summer pastel color theme;

 

Of course none of this could not have been accomplished without the talented collaborative team of;

Jana Marler Art Director/Photographer

Baked Expressions~ Cake

Altar Bridal~Dresses

The Yellow Peony~Veil Accessories

Announce The Design~Invitations

Ashley Nelson Hair & Makeup

Carol Spinski Props & Stylist

Location~Private Residence

 

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