February Recap & Personal Updates

Bridget & CaseyFebruary 26, 2016 Comments

It’s safe to say we’ve had a crazy start to 2016. It’s been so.darn.busy. For a short month, it sure was a full one. Let’s take a look back at all of the posts from February.

On the DIY Playbook:bedroom_builtin_reveal-007

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  • This video gives you a little overview of last year’s summit (and here’s our recap post from the trip). To enter for a chance to attend this year’s amazing Summit in September, all you have to do is upload a photo of a project you have created with material from Michaels HERE and you’ll be entered to win! <– you don’t even need a blog, just a LOVE for creativity. How amazing is that?!

Behind the Blog This Month

Casey:

skiing-colorado-familyIn January’s recap, I was in Colorado celebrating my mom’s 60th birthday. We’ve now been back for quite some time, but the memories we made on the trip will last forever.

jan-baby-harry-coloradoIt was everything we wanted it to be and much more. We skiied a couple of days (turns out it’s like riding a bike and I felt comfortable after a couple runs!), enjoyed our cozy cabin, and I got to spend some quality time with my favorite godson. All in all a great trip with my amazing family. We couldn’t have asked for a better winter escape to celebrate my mom’s 60th!

chicago-river-frozen-winterThe rest of the month has been pretty crazy! I’ve been working a lot, and picked up a few side freelance projects. So when I’m not producing Weekend Workbench, I’m working on other TV gigs, working on the blog, and trying to squeeze in some fun times with that man of mine. Speaking of which…

casey-finn-coloradoFinn & I enjoyed a very laid-back Valentine’s Day. We hit up an arcade for some games & mimosas, baked cookies, and even built a fort to watch movies in all day. We’re 28 going on 8 and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

My March is going to be JAMPACKED. I’m heading to Arizona to see my grandma, and then I have 3 weekends of back-to-back DIY projects with Bridget. Let the guest room makeover commence….

Bridget: 

This month is one that I will NEVER forget… like ever!! I was sitting at my dining room table on the morning of Valentine’s Day with Matt and my little sister Maggie. As we chatted over coffee, we see my older sister and her hubby walking up the driveway. We were shocked that they came over early on a Sunday morning without telling us they were stopping by? This was totally out of the “norm”.

O'Connor Chestnut ClubThey came in the door and quickly explained that they were in the area running errands and just stopped by to say hi, which made more sense. We all sat down and Katie hands Maggie and I a Valentine card. Awwww…. how sweet is she?!

As we opened the Valentine’s cards, we realized that our valentines were addressed to Aunt Bridget and Aunt Maggie. Sayyy whaaaaaattttt?!!!! It didn’t take us long to all start FREAKING OUT as we realized our big sister was expecting!!!!!!!!!!

baby_toastIn true sister fashion, the freak-out was quickly followed by about 100 follow-up questions. Hahaha poor Katie. As she fielded each question patiently, our parents (soon-to-be grandparents!) magically showed up at doorstep with champagne (and apple juice for KT). We toasted to Joe & Katie and could NOT stop talking about the arrival of the newest member of the Chestnut Club!!

O'Connor Chestnut ClubTo say we’re excited is quite the understatement! #bestvalentinesdayever

Bring on the auntie advice guys…. I need all the help I can get!! =) Bridget and Casey Signature

PS. Do you follow us on Instagram?! We are celebrating our 20,000-th follower and would love for you to join our Insta team! If you already follow along, a big ol’ thank YOU to you! We heart you… and will be gushing a lot more about that during the DIY Playbook’s BIRTHDAY week next week (woo-woo… we are way too excited)!! Have a great weekend, see you on Monday.20,000 instagram followers tools

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  • Casey – next time you’re in Colorado, give us a shout! And Bridget – huge congratulations on becoming an auntie. That’s such wonderful news!

  • OOohhhh… being an auntie is the BEST!!! Congrats Bridget!

    Ok. Literally freaking out over the opportunity to enter in the Michael’s Makers contest. Man, oh man, that would be a dream come true. Just giving you fair warning that if I win, you will be dealing with a fair amount of fangirling… and then Casey and I will discuss how much we loathe shopping. 🙂

    Keep your fingers crossed for me!

    • Thanks Elise!! Hahaha you have us literally laughing out loud!! Keep us updated on your projects, we would LOVE to check them out =)

  • Congratulations on the 20k followers! Wow that is amazing!! Love following you girls!! And congrats on becoming an AUNT!! Aunts are the best! My girls have 6 aunts, 4 of them in Chicago, and I have 10 nieces and nephews- they are just the best and make our family so fun complete!!

    • Thanks for the support Colleen!

      And yes, so excited to be an aunt. Casey just joined the aunt club and can’t stop raving about it. Gotta love it!