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Fall is finally here (although it’s recently been nearly 100 degrees in Louisiana) and I could not be more excited! I love updating my home each season and fall is one of my favorites. With my new rug line, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to restyle my home, while incorporating fall décor in […]

When creating my new collection of rugs with Orian Rugs, I purposely designed a variety of styles that would work in any home and any color scheme.  I created rugs especially for you to make your space beautiful and cozy!  One of my favorite parts of the whole process was styling these rugs in my […]

It’s no secret that my life has taken some unexpected twists and turns.  Some have been unwelcomed.  Others have exceeded my wildest expectations.  And SOMETIMES I have found both aspects equally intertwined. Here’s the story of how I ended up with my own Simply Southern Cottage collection of rugs from Orian Rugs that was unknowingly […]

  This year I tried something different and planted caladium bulbs from Van Zyverden, Inc. at Walmart in some of the shadier areas of my backyard.  Normally, I switch out annuals in the spring and fall (and still do some of that), but honestly, it gets costly and cumbersome each year.  I decided to give […]

Renovating this little 1940s cottage has been so rewarding. Now that I’m at the finish line, it’s time to start sharing some of the amazing after images and spaces.  When I started this renovation project in Minden, Louisiana back in the fall of 2019, I intended for it to be a flip. The plan was […]

As I was wrapping up my renovation in 2017, I kept seeing woven wood shades all over social media and knew in a heartbeat I wanted some for the huge bank of front windows across my main living area.  I called my neighbor, Leslie Rainer with Leslie Rainer Designs, and she helped me pick out […]

It is extremely rare these days for a home to stay in the same family for more than a few years.  But what if I told you I found a dogtrot home built in 1852 that has NEVER left the ownership of the original family? Be sure to read to end for a BIG, BIG […]

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 […]

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