About Me

Once upon a time . . .

Isn’t that how all great stories are supposed to start? Growing up just outside of Chicago, I never would have believed I’d find myself in the Louisiana countryside, with a house full of kids, a yard full of chickens and a business that lets me create new things everyday! Here’s a little bit about that journey and what inspired Simply Sandy Designs . . .

I’ve always been an artist at heart. Out of high school, I was preparing to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. Instead of obtaining that graphic design degree, I married my high school sweetheart at barely 18 and followed him around the world with the Air Force. Along the way, we had 4 amazing boys, including a set of twins! When he finally retired from the military, we chose to stay in Louisiana.

This city girl moved to the country, planted a garden and added some chickens (okay, lots of chickens!) Though our lives were full and definitely busy, we still felt that something was missing. So, through adoption, we added a beautiful baby girl to our household full of boys! In case you were wondering, that means our kids range in age from pre-school to college. It’s a crazy life that I absolutely love!

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I DID go to school along the way and graduated with a degree in Cardiopulmonary Science. I have an exciting career in Respiratory Therapy and I love working in the medical field! Yet, I never lost my passion for art and design. All kinds of art - if I see it, I want to make it! I was also realizing how quickly by boys were growing up and now with this sassy little girl at home, I didn’t want to miss a minute of it! This was when the idea of Simply Sandy Designs started to take shape. Was there a way to combine my passion for creating and also be home with my family?

With the help and support of my amazing husband, we have made Simply Sandy a place I could design and display a multitude of pieces. Wood, resin, fabric, acrylic and glass... you’ll find it all on this site. My passion is in designing custom pieces - so if you can dream it, we can make it together!

I’d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions or would like to get ideas for a custom sign or gift, message me anytime!