Erin Johnson Erin covers all things home, garden, and plant-related. Raised in Tennessee, there's nothing she loves more than to be barefoot outdoors, soaking up the sun. When she's not testing and writing about new products, Erin is snuggling her dog named Pup, playing the guitar, or planning a trip to the beach. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.