Meet Casey

Meet Casey

I’m Casey, a twenty-something girl from Chicago and one half of this blogging duo. By day I work as a television producer, but at night and on the weekends you’ll most likely find me DIY’ing and blogging away! My husband and I are new homeowners, living in a condo in downtown Chicago (tour it here). We’re spending every spare minute working hard to make our new place feel like home, and we’re excited to share our journey with you!

  • Married to: Mike aka “Finn”
  • Day job: TV Producer
  • Describe yourself in 3 words: Organized, ambitious, & fun-loving
  • Home is…a place to relax and gather with your loved ones
  • Coffee or Latte? Nonfat, skinny vanilla latte
  • Twitter or Instagram? Instagram all the way
  • Polka Dots or Stripes? Neither. I’m more of a solids girl
  • Favorite Holiday? Hands down Christmas…the most magical time of the year
  • Drink of choice: Champagne
  • I’m absolutely awful at…Like Bridget, I’m no cook. Our poor guys do the cooking, we do the dishes.
  • I heart…time with my loved ones, fresh flowers, & a completed to-do list
  • I’m so my mom when…I walk, I talk, I write…heck I’m turning into a mini Janimal
  • Guilty Pleasure? Watching every bridal show on TLC, with plenty of wine and chocolate nearby.
  • Non-blog hobby? Trying new workout classes. I can only motivate myself when I have a trainer yelling at me
  • My +1’s blog contributions: CFO & Champagne Supplier
  • What’s one piece of DIY advice you would give a fellow DIY Rookie? Who cares what everyone else thinks…if you like the way it looks, that’s all that matters!

  • Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

    Hey Casey – completely random question, but how did you do that bun in the photo on the left side, second row (I think it’s an anniversary photo with Finn?). Is it a sock bun? I love the fullness of the bun. Thanks!

    • You are too sweet Abbie! So I didn’t do my hair myself for those photos, but the hair stylist used a round donut shaped thing in my hair and wrapped my real hair around it to hide it. If that makes any sense? I kept the little contraption and actually used it when I had my hair done again for a recent wedding. It makes one heck of a full bun and I love it!

    • Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

      Ok, that’s what I was thinking. I use a clean rolled up sock that creates a similar donut shape. Yours just looked so much fuller. Thanks!