If you’re a new artist and want to make a living from your work, you’re likely going through the same thing we are over here at Sam Macy Deigns. You’re probably wondering things like, “how do I book my first art show?” or “how do I get my art seen?”. Instagram and Facebook are great […]

May 5, 2021

How to Book Your First Art Show

Here are our top tips to book your first art show. If you want to make a living from your work, the key is getting your art seen!

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

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

The Shelburne Farms Collection

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

VLOG: Bringing Home Blue!

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!

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

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!

Camper Van Honeymoon: Our Out West Plan

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

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

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.

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

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!

2021 TBR List & Book Recs

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

What are Macros?

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.

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

LOTS Goal Setting Guide

Goal Setting 101: 2021 Remix