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.
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 […]
I’m feeling extra grateful for a handy hubby so we can get after some DIY bookcase building for my 28th birthday! It has been a week (plus!) of back-and-forth with some blog and website peeps trying (and failing… mostly on my part?) to relocate the blog to a new domain name – lifeoutsidetheshop.com. So, that […]
We are SUPER excited about these DIY wedding signs because they are near and dear to our hearts. Today, we’re sharing the behind the scenes making of our wedding signage but this will work for any occassion. Birthday? Home Decore? Shower? You name it, you can build a sign for that. Check out the video […]
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 […]
We’re getting married in t-minus 30 days!!! Let the countdown to our COVID wedding begin! Shelburne Farms Engagement Shoot, 2019Ellen Sargent Gosh – I wish I had started Life Outside the Shop three years ago when Sam and I bought our house. What a cool way to have documented a renovation and beginning to build […]
Welcome to Life Outside The Shop’s first DIY video teaching you the best way to break down a pallet! I wish I could say that we get up to a lot of DIY stuff over here but that would definitely be a lie. You know that saying, “the shoemaker’s kid has no shoes”? Well, the […]