Ask Us Anything No. 8
Last year, we started a new series called, “Ask Us Anything!” We certainly get lots of design-related questions, and we’re trying our best to answer those in our Reader SOS blog post series. But we still get tons of questions about things outside of the DIY/design field. That’s when the idea for our “Ask Us Anything!” series began.
Ask Us Anything!
- Ask Us Anything No. 1 (Blogging Edition)
- Ask Us Anything No. 2
- Ask Us Anything No. 3
- Ask Us Anything No. 4
- Ask Us Anything No. 5
- Ask Us Anything No. 6
- Ask Us Anything No. 7
You Ask, We Answer! – Ask us Anything No. 8
We’ve gotten awesome feedback on this series, so we’re so excited to check in with this post every month or so.
Leaving Baby at Home
Favorite Anti-Aging Products
What did you guys get for Christmas?!
Casey: I got these boots, this workout top, an apple watch, and this blanket!
Bridget: I got this book, this heated blanket, these flats, and this sweater!
Bridget, where do you hide all of Ben’s toys?
You guys know we are trying to keep our life/home with a baby as simple and clutter-free as possible. This does mean we are very aware of what items we bring into our home and keep the toys to a minimum. Ben has three small wicker baskets of toys. We keep one in the family room, one in the basement, and one in his bedroom. We take out the mini basket of toys wherever we are playing and Ben tinkers with those toys. But to be perfectly honest, Ben is far more interested in everything but his toys.
The boy is on the move so he’d rather be crawling, pulling himself up, and exploring over playing with his toys. But we still pull out the little basket and let him play. Whenever we are done, we simply put the few toys back in the basket and put it away.
I know this is probably not realistic foreverrrr, but we’re going to stick to this method as long as we can!
Travel Bucket List
Casey, your trip to Quebec City looked AH-MAZING! What other places are on each of your travel bucket lists?!
Casey: As you guys know, I’m a huuuuuge champagne lover. I don’t consider myself to be a “fancy” person, but this is my drink of choice no matter the occasion. For that reason, I’d love to visit the south of France and visit the champagne region. Plus, Finn has never been to Paris and I’d love us to head there too!
Bridget: Such a fun question! With a busy eleven-month old and a baby on the way, traveling has been far from my radar BUT this question was the perfect excuse to do a little daydreaming. Probably number one on my travel wishlist right now is going to see Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta. Matt and I have had our eyes on this location for a while and whenever we get the chance, we’d love to go! On a smaller scale, I know Matt wants to see New Orleans and we’d love to explore more of the quaint coastal towns on the east coast (like we did on our honeymoon). Europe is on our “someday” travel bucket list, but for now, the thought of traveling abroad seems reaaaallly far off.
Casey, How’s the house hunt going? How do you actively “look” for places? My husband and I are scouring listings and would love to hear how you navigate this overwhelming process!
The inventory is pretty low right now, so we haven’t seen many properties that are ideal for us just yet. The holidays and January are a slow time, so we’re confident things will pick up as spring approaches. The good news is we aren’t in any rush, so we can truly just wait for the best property to come along. Our realtor sends us listings every day via email and we can mark which ones (if any) we’re interested in. But I do also scour Redfin for fun because I loooove looking at properties (even if they are out of my price range. haha. Sorry Finn).
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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.