Meet Bridget test


I’m Bridget, one of the two DIY rookies who blogs here on the DIY Playbook. I’m a twenty-somethin’ lady, I currently live in a suburb of Chicago, and I’m also a high school teacher by day. My husband, Matt, and I own an adorable, little red brick ranch that we could not be more in love with (come check it out). I never picked up a power tool before we launched DIY Playbook, never knew how to hang a picture, and like my grandma, was convinced that HTML was strictly a part of a crossword puzzle. I’m still having a hard time with that last one (#rookieproblems) but continue to enjoy the journey of trying to figure it all out…alongside one of my favorite people in the world.

  • Married to: Matt
  • Day job: High School Teacher
  • Describe yourself in 3 words: Positive, grateful, & hardworking
  • Home is… a place to be proud of, a place you’re excited to come back to after a long day
  • Coffee or Latte? Coffee
  • Twitter or Instagram? Instagram
  • Polka Dots or Stripes? Stripes
  • Favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving & St. Patrick’s Day
  • Drink of choice: Chocolate Milk Shake
  • I’m absolutely awful at… Cooking. Not my thing
  • I heart… my family, Saturday mornings, hairspray & tradition
  • I’m so my mom when… I look in the mirror
  • Guilty Pleasure? Chocolate, reading magazines, using the word “yikes”, extra carbs
  • Non-blog hobby? Spending time with my two favorite sisters
  • Our +1’s blog contributions: Hashtag Specialist & Cheerleader
  • What’s one piece of DIY advice you would give a fellow DIY Rookie? You’re capable of a lot more than you realize… you just have to be willing to roll up your sleeves & get a little dirty