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I'm Samantha

Hello Friend! I am Samantha, aka Sam. I created Sam’s Simple Decor back as an Etsy shop in 2013 while in college to try and save money for a study abroad trip to Japan. Long story short, I didn’t raise the money in time for my trip (I still went!) but my shop took off shortly after I came back from Japan.

 

When I first opened my shop, I tried to sell everything and anything from paintings, wood art, string art, and posters. All the different mediums were too much for me to handle, so my partner suggested I focus on the posters. Why posters? I went to school for architecture and a huge part of my education involved graphic design. What better way to practice my skills than to create art on the side? It was the best choice for my business and I never looked back. Over the years I have expanded my shop from prints to offer wedding prints, invitations, and custom interior design packages.

  • I currently work full-time in architecture after graduating with my masters in 2017.

  • I am a born and raised Chicagoan who is too stubborn to leave the city. 

  • In my free time, I volunteer at the local animal shelter and help adopt out bunnies to their forever homes. I am a crazy bunny lady and have two buns on my own, Oreo & Ginger.

  • Some of my hobbies include: baking cakes & bread, embroidery, calligraphy, photography, dancing, and ice skating.

  • You may be wondering what my about me photo is all about. In 2019 I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia after having chronic hip pain my entire life. In February of 2020 I had two major reconstructive and preservation surgeries to correct my bone deformities. I had a periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) and femoral osteotomy (FO) and recovery spans from 3 - 6 months. I am a hip dysplasia advocate and work with a hip dysplasia organization to raise awareness about the condition.

  • My favorite food is pizza with a dessert of donuts and a strawberry daiquiri to boot. (I know, what kind of combination is that?!)

  • I hate folding the laundry more than anything in the world. Who wants to come do it for me?!

  • I am obsessed with Fall Out Boy and have been since I was in the 8th grade. I have gone to over 10 concerts and have met all of the band members. #noshame

  • When I am not busy doing all of the things, you can find me lounging in bed scrolling Tik Tok for hours. Please don’t come for me.

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