How To Clean Converse Gym Shoes

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Summer Uniform I wear my converse on repeat pretty much all weekend and summer long. If I’m not dressed up, you will most likely find me “putzing” around my house or out running errands in jeans, a gray t-shirt, and my converse. I feel very “me” in this uniform because it’s so comfy. And the… Read More »

Finding the Perfect White Jeans

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Is it just us or does anyone else constantly reach for their white jeans all summer long? From work to weekend, white jeans are a staple in our closets all spring/summer, because they are extremely versatile.You can dress them up for a night out, pair them with a blazer for work, or even combine them with… Read More »

Finding your Personal Design Style – Step 4

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The Problem Far too often we chat with readers or receive emails asking for advice on how they can figure out their personal design style. These readers usually report that they know they don’t love what they have in their current space, but aren’t sure what to replace it with because they don’t know their style.… Read More »

How to Dress up a Store-Bought Cake

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It’s no secret here on the DIY Playbook that we do everything we can to avoid spending time in the kitchen, unless we’re installing a new faucet or DIY-ing new backsplash. However, that doesn’t mean we still don’t love to entertain. And with any good party comes great food (and dessert!).  Today we are sharing a… Read More »

How I Survived my First Whole30 Experience

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Let’s go back in time to the end of April. I had just celebrated my 29th birthday with lots of cocktails and dinners out on the town. Of course my birthday celebration was a ton of fun, but it left me feeling kinda icky. After too many months of dining out, drinking, and grabbing quick… Read More »

Craigslist 101

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Craigslist. It’s a website that has been around for quite some time, but I’ve only really used it in the last few years. Once the DIY bug bit me, I was eager to sell items that I didn’t love and find new items to repurpose and add to our home. That’s where Craigslist comes in… Read More »

Happy Hour No. 10

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To us, Happy Hour is a time to sit back, relax, and catch up with friends. It’s a time to chat about everything and anything, and that’s exactly what we bring to The DIY Playbook’s monthly Happy Hour.These monthly posts are a chance to catch up with friends and bring just a little extra happy… Read More »

How to Style Shelves in your Bathroom

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I feel like so many of the things I decorate in my home remind me of the book, “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie.” I know I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but it just makes me chuckle every time I think about it. If I change one thing in a room, then… Read More »

Memorial Day Sales

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We know that it’s Saturday, which is not a typical posting day here on the DIY Playbook, but we wanted to check-in with some amazing Memorial Day sales before it was too late. We also want everyone to have a chance to unplug and enjoy their day off on Monday, so we decided to post today… Read More »

6 Easy Tips to Bring Your Wine Night Outside

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[Disclaimer: We partnered with Kenwood Vineyards to bring you this post. All photos and opinions are our own and are not influenced by Kenwood] As we’ve chatted about many times before, we are both not very talented in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy entertaining. We love having friends & family… Read More »