Sara McDaniel, Author at Simply Southern Cottage - Page 3 of 6

Would you be brave enough to cut a historic home in half, move it approximately 15 miles, down winding streets, around power lines and water mains, across Interstate 20, and out to a dairy farm in the country? If there’s one thing I’ve learned about a home, it’s that NOTHING is impossible with a lot […]

farmhouse kitchen, farmhouse style

Back in the fall, I had the incredible opportunity to partner with Red Land Cotton on a styled photoshoot at my cottage. Their all natural, cotton linens are 100% made in America and their entire manufacturing operation takes place right here in the south. In fact, Red Land Cotton is based in Alabama and is […]

greenhouse, shabby chic, cotton bedding

When I moved into my cottage almost four years ago, I loved being surrounded by neutral, farmhouse decor. If I’m being honest, I also wanted to please the farmhouse community on social media. It seemed every scroll yielded another stunning home filled with lots of woods and whites. But then, my friend Wendy (@chairwhimsy) came […]

Who out there is feeling a simple Christmas this year? Last year, I had to go all out on my holiday decor for my shoot with Cottages and Bungalows.  And this year, well this YEAR *face palm*, I’m feeling a return to my simple roots. My heart has been so heavy and sad, yet grateful […]

Photography: Hector Manuel Sanchez @hectormsanchezphoto Fall has finally made its appearance, and I couldn’t be happier about it! The bright autumn colors, holidays, pumpkins, and the leaves – it’s all soooo magical! It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The cooler breezes are blowing in and I’ve been dreaming about […]

Fall Harvest Apple Pecan Salad

  Y’all I am ALWAYS looking for ways to decorate my cottage on a budget. Whether it’s shopping for décor at thrift stores, repurposing/reusing items I find in my home, OR creating new and unexpected pieces, it’s fun to push the envelope and see my creativity come to life! Enter Fall 2020.  We are living […]

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I have five of my most favorite small shops to share with you today! But first, I have to start this post with a picture of my sweet mama! Y’all I can’t even tell you how much I adore and love her. She is truly my right hand. In […]

The time has come for my bi-annual flower bed ANNUALS replacement.  And honestly, the spring switcharoo is always the most painful.  Why? All winter long my pansies provide vibrant color and even in the doldrums of the cold season, it looks like spring around my cottage.  But come late February and into early March, the […]

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