Author Archives: SimplySalvage

Giveaway No. 3 & Milestone Poster Tutorial

First Birthday Milestone Poster Photo

They always say Birthday’s are more fun when shared with friends.  So….to share in the spirit of L’s First Birthday, here is an awesome giveaway for all of you to celebrate too!

One lucky reader will win a free digital milestone poster from LaurenADesigns on Etsy.  Just head over to our Facebook Page and Like, Comment, or Share our giveaway post to enter.  We’ll announce the winner on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th.  You’ll get to design your own poster for any occasion, in whatever colors match your theme.


Treat Yourself – Teacher Appreciation Gift

Inexpensive Teacher Gift Ideas

Even though my lil’ guy is not even a year old, daycare is quick to remind us first time parents when exactly teacher appreciation week is.  I’m glad they do, the ladies that take care L everyday deserve a treat!!

I put together an easy an inexpensive treat bag to say “Thank You”.

Lime Green Nursery Feature

Lime Green Baby Nursery Boy

First of all, don’t you just love this nursery?! We do! It’s featured as one of our new listings in the Etsy shop. Thank you to E from Oh! Apostrophe for sharing E’s darling nursery! Make sure to stop by and visit her for more inspired design and family fun!


Nursery Reveal – Orange and Navy Woodland Nursery

Orange Navy Woodland Nursery

  Hey Ya’ll! Now that Lincoln is ONE I thought is was finally time to show off his Nursery! I can’t believe it’s survived our rowdy little troublemaker this long. We hope you’ll stop by Project Nursery and leave us some comments and stars. Let me know if you have any questions.  I can honestly say a year later we’ve loved this design and it’s really worked well for our family!


Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday Party

Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday

L is ONE! This past weekend we celebrated little L’s first birthday with a casual Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday party at home. The day was beautiful, we finally got to put our new patio to good use.



Where Do You Find Brass Chandeliers????

Painted Brass Chandelier Shabby Chic Chandelier

Let’s talk chandeliers. With all the DIYers out there, and designers not afraid to use a pop of color in any space, it’s not surprise we’re seeing more and more demand for painted chandeliers in our Etsy shop. I’ve had a ton of comments and messages over the year asking me where I find my brass chandeliers, either new or old, to give a facelift.


Halloween Mantel

Silhouette Cameo Halloween Decorations

Purple Black and White Halloween Mantel

Who doesn’t love that magic month of October?! I surely do. Here in Alabama it’s already feeling just a little cooler in the evenings and morning, meaning three months of holidays are right around the corner! I’m flaunting a new black, purple, and white Halloween Mantel this year. (more…)

Funky Furniture Feature

Funky Furniture Redo

We haven’t posted a ton of tutorials lately. Etsy orders started growing in January. I was hoping a “break” would come any day now so I could get ready for my wedding in Mexico at the end of the month…but alas, the orders keep coming in.

In the meantime, I just wanted to share this inspiring post with ya’ll. It is the Top 15 Happily Ever Afters, a fabulous collection of fun and funky furniture that got a little DIY ticket to a new life.