Hi there! Nice to meet you! I’m Sara! You may know me from my personal blog, SimplySara.com. If you haven’t read The Story, start there first. You’ll definitely want to understand how Simply Southern Cottage came to fruition! It was no easy task and took a lot of prayer and devotion!
I have loved old houses for as long as I can remember. My secret passion for the last 18 years has been home renovation. In 1998, I renovated my first house and I. WAS. HOOKED. I loved the process, the design and the reveal. Something old made new and usable again makes my heart sing!
Life hasn’t always been easy for me. I’ve been devastated and broken down, much like my little Louisiana cottage. The Lord has been faithful to redeem. I am determined to share my journey to bring Him the greatest glory. I am eternally grateful He remained true to His promises and I live my life with joy and gratitude.
Simply Southern Cottage will document the renovation process of my 1926 Louisiana cottage. Some would have chosen to it tear down, seeing no hope or future for a home in such terrible condition. Not me! I see resilience and charm hidden beneath the rot, decay and neglect. This cottage will personify beauty from the ashes…my ashes. My life has been restored and I have risen from the deepest pit of brokenness. As I blog through the renovation process, I’ll parallel the restoration of my cottage with the restoration of my life.
Want to know some random facts about me?
>I once had cat that belonged to Reba McIntyre.
>By day, I’m an educational sales consultant for an AMAZING publisher of PreK-12, award-winning supplemental and intervention materials. Teachers and students are my heartbeat!
>I subscribe to “early to bed, early to rise.” Early mornings are my love language!
>If you’ve never met a Type A person, I am the definition. I thrive on consistency, organization, timeliness, and order.
>In the last few months I’ve started running and will complete my first 5K later this fall!
>I don’t keep up with the Joneses. I prefer to spend my time and money on experiences and travel as opposed to things. I wrote a post about that here.
>Give me coffee, a salted caramel mocha or a pumpkin spice latte any time, any place.
>Travel makes me happy! I love exploring new places and I’m always up for an adventure.
>I LOVE garage sales, flea markets and antiques! The hunt for treasure is one of my favorite hobbies!
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