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.

Feb 2 2016

How to Host a DIY Spa Party at Home

by Kate Spears

Jan 6 2016

Competency is Not Calling

by Kate Spears

Oct 7 2015

How to be a blogger

by Kate Spears

Sep 2 2015

Where I’m From

by Kate Spears

Dec 3 2014

Peace vs. Chaos

by Kate Spears

Oct 1 2014

Contemplate: What I Want

by Kate Spears

Apr 2 2014

Confectionery: The Loving Pie Company

by Kate Spears

Mar 5 2014

The Importance of Friendship

by Kate Spears