Reclaimed my Life. ReStored My Home.
Now inspiring others to do the same. 

Life is a journey,
 even at home.

Join me on my next adventure

Imagine a 1926 Louisiana cottage in ruins, now picture that cottage transformed into a place of beauty and restoration—much like my own life. I fell head over heels for old homes way back in 4th grade and have been obsessed with home renovations ever since. Just like my little cottage was broken down and neglected, so was I. But the Lord brought both of us back to life. I even painted my front door a joyful yellow to express the song in my soul. Around here, you'll get a front-row seat to my journey, as I discover who I truly am through simple living, wallet-friendly decor, and oh-so-fun DIYs. So stick around and let's find our joy together!

I'm Sara!

Hey there!

as seen on Magnolia Network and HGTV is your one stop for the coziest, southern, short term rental properties in Minden, Louisiana. Each one uniquely designed by Sara McDaniel of Simply Southern Cottage in her classical, warm cottage style.

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Imagine how you'll feel knowing that you've mapped out your next steps under the guidance of creative entrepreneurs who have achieved the success you're seeking-all while having fun and meeting new biz besties. 

We believe that open collaboration, transparency, and sharing our knowledge & experience are how we can most effectively serve you. We can't wait to help you elevate your creative business!"

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