April 12, 2014

About

Welcome to SouthernSmarts.com! An online magazine dedicated to “Simpler Living for Simpler Times”. Whether you are taking on a large home renovation or simply adding curb appeal, Stephen Spurling, a Licensed Home Builder and General Contractor has your answers with fantastic DIY articles and videos. Did you know you can recycle doors, windows, just about anything into your DIY project? Let Stephen show you how to ”stretch that buck”! Check out his “contractor that cooks” videos with easy, fun, and simple recipes that anyone can make.

Interior Design ideas and solutions are by “Chabby Chaberek”. It’s Chabby’s sincere belief that we are all affected by our surroundings and it is absolutely possible to live stylishly, clutter free, and happily in any space. Chabby will be featuring projects that can easily be accomplished by first time do it yourselfer’s.  Learn how to use larger furniture pieces in smaller spaces, overcome downsizing challenges, create storage, max your space’s potential and most importantly make it Gorgeous!! Check out Chabby’s ”Decorating tip of the week”. Re-energize your space and you will Re-energize your soul.

Check out our ”Buy American” tab for a list of American companies producing goods and services only here in the Great USA. Lets face it, this has to be one of the most challenging times for our country. Home has never been more important and millions of Americans are making changes in their respective lives. Whether it’s downsizing into smaller homes, looking to stretch our budgets, taking on home projects we would have otherwise hired out, maintaining a positive outlook, or adopting a pet, we realize that its going to take all of us to bring our great country back. And we can start by Buying American made products. We will continue to compile the list daily, so check back often.

Living with Ease.  Many of us are not exactly living easy these days. We will be posting articles on Healthy ways of easy living and dealing with lifes everyday stresses. Quotes, wisdom, and an all around “good feeling.  Laughter is the best medicine and boy do all of us need to laugh. Check out our “thought for the day” every morning. You never know;  it could make all the difference in how you navigate thru your upcoming day.

Did you know pet ownership has tripled in the last 3 years? It has, as many Americans have found themselves with a void in their lives. I know I did. Welcome to “Cooper’s Dog Corner”, my Heinz 57 golden retriever mix who has brought me more joy than I could ever imagine! He is a Humane Society “alumni” and has many friends he keeps in contact with. Cooper will be bringing you fun articles on pet ownership, training tips and a variety of pet related subjects.

Are you hungry? Hope so. Here at Southern Smarts we have put our collective heads together and searched our parents and grandparents old recipes. The results are a tantalizing array of fantastic dishes sure to calm your hunger pangs. Check out our Southern Recipes tab and let’s cook.

Thanks so much for visiting us here at SouthernSmarts.com! We are an interactive Blogsite and welcome your questions and your comments. We NEVER, EVER, share our readers information. We are striving to be your go to resource for DIY and will be adding and growing to be the best! We would love to hear from you! So let’s get started and y’all come back now. Ya hear! :)