Looking for some Shelburne Farms art? Sam Macy Designs is launching its FIRST official collection on March 23rd, 2021 featuring one of Vermont’s most popular places. Collections are inspired by iconic locations, landscapes, and themes so Shelburne Farms was an obvious first choice for us as born-and-bred Vermonters. Here is a sneak peek at what […]

March 8, 2021

The Shelburne Farms Collection

Looking for some Shelburne Farms art? Sam Macy Designs is launching its FIRST official collection on March 23rd, 2021.

Guys, we’ve been sitting on some pretty cute footage of Blue and it seemed about time to put my editing hat back on (for real, it has been a hot minute since this girl opened up Premiere Pro… I felt like I was completely relearning everything) and play around with throwing it together. It is […]

February 17, 2021

We've been sitting on some pretty cute footage of our favorite boy, Blue. Follow along with his first days at home & his first trip to camp!

VLOG: Bringing Home Blue!

Thinking of a camper van honeymoon? Well… so are we! Technically, we’re not just “thinking” anymore since the van is booked and the flight confirmation is sittin’ in my email inbox! But figuring out where to visit and what company to use was #stressful. So, if you’re thinking of renting a campervan exploring out west […]

February 1, 2021

Camper Van Honeymoon: Our Out West Plan

Thinking of a camper van honeymoon? We get it... Figuring out where to visit and what company to use was #stressful! Here are our tips!

I totally get it… using Instagram to grow your business can feel overwhelming. You feel like you’re screaming into the void and getting little-to-no engagement. But, it doesn’t have to feel like this! Here are some Instagram hacks to decrease the dread. Pre-blogging and working to grow Sam Macy Designs, I loved Instagram. It was […]

January 27, 2021

Using the gram to grow your business can feel overwhelming. But, it doesn't have to be! Here are some Instagram hacks to decrease the dread.

Top 3 Instagram Hacks for Businesses (Stop Dreading the Gram)

Ask and you shall receive, everyone;) After sharing more about the bookcase Sam built me for my birthday, I got a lot of questions about what books were takin’ up the shelves, my all-time favs, and my 2021 TBR list Maybe I’ll start doing a book review post once every 3 months? A little “here’s […]

January 19, 2021

2021 TBR List & Book Recs

I've gotten a lot of questions about what books are takin' up my DIY shelves and my 2021 TBR list! Ask and you shall receive, friends!

Building a business is hard and we’re not trying to pretend it isn’t. We’re figuring it out as we go over here but we’ve definitely learned a few things in the process;) Here are our Top 5 Beginner Business Building Tips from 2020! We don’t have it all figured out… …and we’re not pretending that […]

January 13, 2021

Our Top 5 Beginner Business Building Tips

Follow along with our DIY bookcase project and learn how to turn an old closet, awkward corner, or empty space into a gorgeous place to store your fav reads. If you haven’t read Part One of this project yet, you can catch up HERE! A Little DIY Bookcase Backstory I was a hide-under-the-covers-with-my-booklight-so-my-mom-couldn’t-catch-me-up-late kinda girl […]

January 8, 2021

DIY Bookcase: Birthday Built-in Part 2

What are macros (aka: macronutrients)? Why do they matter How could counting them help you reach your health goals? Hold on tight!  All this Health Stuff I’ve mentioned my passion for health and nutrition a bit here and there as I’ve introduced Life Outside the Shop and all the different things I want this blog to be […]

January 7, 2021

Have you ever wondered "What are Macros, anyway? Do I need to count them?" If so, here's the (non-complicated, easy to understand!) answer.

What are Macros?

Ready to get after some goal setting for 2021?! I know I am. When I first started sharing more about our Life Outside the Shop I decided to move away from writing at my previous health & fitness blog because it was starting to feel like work outside of work. But, I’m still pumped about […]

January 1, 2021

Goal Setting 101: 2021 Remix

LOTS Goal Setting Guide

“I think I just need to write about it”. These were the words that finally came out of my mouth – out loud, by myself (well, with a sleeping dog in my lap), sitting in bed, feeling slightly like a crazy person. The second I said them, I took a deep breath out and at […]

December 31, 2020

"I think I just need to write about it". After feeling a ton of pressure, here is my 2021 commitment to myself, you, and LOTS!

LOTS 2021 Commitment – Write About It