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

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is Christmas Tree shopping the weekend of (or the weekend after, this year) Thanksgiving. Then, we come home, put on a Christmas movie while we wait for the branches to fall… and put on movie #2 or a bangin’ Michael Blubé Christmas playlist while decorating. Our movies of choice? […]

December 10, 2020

Christmas Traditions & The Year to Come

Christmas traditions make me think both “wow, time goes by so fast” and “I can’t believe how much has changed in a year”!

I have a snoring pup on my lap who had the BEST time at camp this holiday weekend. Sam’s parents like to say “we’re all aired out” and that is exactly how we all feel on this sleepy, Sunday afternoon. Sam’s family shares a camp in middle-of-nowhere northern Vermont and it was the perfect place […]

December 3, 2020

No plans are the best plans and that is exactly how we spent our unplugged holiday weekend at Camp with Sam's parents and Mr. Blue!

Thanksgiving at Camp

I would say “sorry it has been a few weeks” but I’m not really that sorry;) We’ve been spending every second with our brand new pup, Blue (or, Blue Boy), since bringing him home just about a week ago. It has been quite the transition back into puppy-parenting (the last time we did this was […]

November 13, 2020

Welcome Home Mr. Blue Boy

Welcome home Mr. Blue Boy! Here is a quick recap of the first two weeks with our brand new GSP puppy. We can't get enough of him!

Are you ready for the official Life Outside the Shop COVID wedding recap?! “Do you feel so different!?”“Do you have a bit of post-wedding letdown?!” One week and three days after “I do” I can give the same answer to both questions: “No!” A glorious, abundantly happy, extremely grateful, “no!”. Okay – maybe that is […]

October 21, 2020

Life Outside the Shop COVID Wedding Recap

LOTS COVID Wedding Recap

The Sunday before our wedding, we dusted off the old (and Sam’s brand new!) pew pews and went skeet shooting with his parents, family friends, and our friend, Chuck! Is there a better way to let off some steam and stress the weekend before your wedding? The only rules we had while skeet shooting were […]

October 9, 2020

Sunday Skeet Shooting: Here Comes Bird Season

Life Outside the Shop Skeet Shooting

We’re actually calling this wrap-up 4.5 because we had to do two takes. One on Friday which was the HOTTEST of messes and then a redo on Monday morning. Thank goodness we both took the week off from work before the wedding and had the time and space to get after it this morning. On […]

September 28, 2020

Life Outside the Shop Weekly Wrap-Up #4

Weekly Wrap-Up #4 – What a DISASTER

Welcome back to our weekly wrap-up where we share what is going on both inside and outside of the shop! Hmm… what were we up to this week? Sam is movin’ through some pallet wood wedding signs for our big less-than-2-weeks-away day and I’ve been chipping away at my second video editing experience. We’ve also […]

September 21, 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up #3 – Houston, We Have a Hater

Life Outside the Shop Weekly Wrap-Up #3

Welcome back to our weekly wrap-up where we share what is going on both inside and outside of the shop. We had some BIG things going on this week. Sam finished up two Shadow Boxes, we filmed and published his CNC Enclosure Tour, and MOST excitingly (to me, at least), I edited my very first […]

September 14, 2020

Sam Macy Designs Weekly Wrap-Up #2

Weekly Wrap-Up #2 – Ali’s First VLOG