hi, i'm Ali
Photographer, dog mom, daily walker, reader, and wife to a busy maker. I'm the voice you hear and read at Life Outside the Shop.
From new project how-to's and DIY home updates to the ins-and-outs of building a family & multiple businesses, Life Outside the Shop shares what is really looks like to figure it out as you go.
Building a sliding barn door for our walk-in closet has been one of the top priority projects on our list since renovating our house in 2017. Learn how we did it in our “How to Build a Sliding Barn Door” instructional YouTube video and with the steps we’re sharing today! Before the Barn Door: Our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here it is! Finally! Learn how to make a pallet wood decoration – step by step. In other words, you get to learn alongside me while Sam teaches us to build something. I’ve promised this video at least I don’t know… 30 times… in our past Behind the Scenes post and video, on Instagram, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sure, DIY and step-by-step how-to videos are fun (and we have that coming your way soon too), but it is the behind the scenes stuff that really takes the cake if you ask me. Thats why we’re taking you behind the scenes of our pallet wood decor project day! Sundays are sacred days around here […]
GUYS I DID IT!! I officially opened up Premiere Pro and gave video editing a shot. Sam has a million things on his plate, and I decided it was finally time for me to step up, put on my big girl pants, (start to) learn how to use Premiere Pro, and get after some video […]