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Where are you from?

I was born in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016. I’ve lived in Mexico and Costa Rica, and currently reside in Winchester, KY.

What camera do you use?

I shoot all product and blog photos with a Nikon D3300 body. I primarily use 35 and 55mm Nikkor G Series prime lenses.

Can you help me start a blog?

So glad you asked! I love helping entrepreneurs build and brand their empires. I have a full list of services here. Have an idea and want to work together? Email me at lessonswepaidforbook@gmail.com.

Why Space, Place & Southern Grace?

This blog began as a school project, but soon became my primary creative outlet. Since 2012, it has covered topics from travel to cooking to fashion, and I’ve never fully committed to a niche. My blog’s name originated from my work in Gender and Women’s Studies that examines how our lives are impacted by geographical positioning and the spaces we inhabit. Southern Grace adds a bit of Kentucky charm to my autoethnographic approach.

Who is your dog?

Winston is my little 11 pound fur ball of a toy poodle. I got him in April 2015 from a breeder in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He is a pure bred toy poodle who is very playful, doesn’t shed, and is my best friend. I chose the name Winston because poodles are relatively pretentious in my experience, and if he talked, I picture him to have the voice of the British grandfather from The Parent Trap.

So, you’re Cooler Girl?

Unfortunately, yes. I have been recognized as “Cooler Girl” one too many times for my blog tutorial on Fraternity Cooler Painting. That post is the singular reason why my blog is even remotely popular today, and has become low key Pinterest famous. Since then, Facebook groups such as The Cooler Connection have taken over, but my post (circa 2013) was one of a kind at its advent. When I worked in a dorm at the University of Kentucky, residents would actually approach me saying they saw me on the internet with my cooler – hence “Cooler Girl.”


Anna February 9, 2016 at 6:52 am

Are you self hosted? Where did you get your blog theme from?

sarah.caton@uky.edu February 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Yes, I am self-hosted! I purchased my theme from Theme Forrest!

Malka Bar August 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Hi! Trying to reach you about that brown Patagonia jacket. Not sure what the symbols are that you mentioned, showing up as PP on my screen. Please send me an email to coordinate. Thanks!

sarah.caton@uky.edu August 30, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Hi! So sorry I missed your comment. The symbols refer to Paypal as a method of payment because I can reduce the costs there because there are no fees. Do you have Paypal?


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