Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

Apr 23 2018

Discovering What Makes You Special

by Kate Spears

Jan 26 2018

Life Edit: Carpe Diem

by Kate Spears

Dec 25 2017

How to Receive a Gift

by Kate Spears

Jul 16 2017

Advice for Future Grown Up Girls

by Kate Spears

May 15 2017

7 Reasons to Travel More

by Kate Spears

Apr 12 2017

Finding Where You Fit In

by Kate Spears