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.
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 a little bit of a lie. I definitely feel more adult saying things […]
Ever try paddling without a fin? We gave it a shot last weekend and here is what happened… After we created our DIY pallet puppy decal a few weekends ago, we got a lot of requests from friends and family members for cut-outs of their pups. So, we spent the following sunny Saturday cutting pallets […]