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  • Don’t judge a book by its cover

    Do It In A Day

    Don’t judge a book by its cover

    Coffee table books and magazines make me smile, plain and simple. These treasures offer a win-win situation for any homeowners. They offer a pop of color to any boring coffee table plus they have the potential to tell a great story to your guests. Here’s a fun stack of coffee table books that does just this.        Don’t be fooled by the red/pink

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  • How to Throw a Gingerbread House Party

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    How to Throw a Gingerbread House Party

    In honor of my older sister’s birthday and to celebrate her new home and soon-to-be new family, I attended a very sweet, very creative holiday celebration. This celebration was my oldest sister (Katie) and her fiance’s (Joe) first official “dinner party” and they rocked it out of the park! How to Host a Gingerbread House Party She and Joe invited my family and Joe’s

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  • DIY

    How to Make New Home Announcements

    We bought a house! Here’s how I made new home announcements to share with my family and friends…

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  • “These are a few of my Favorite Things!”

    Holiday

    “These are a few of my Favorite Things!”

    Warning: After reading this post you will officially have the Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things” song in your head for the rest of the day! (Listen to this and jam out!) First, if you haven’t seen the Sound of Music….go rent it right now, watch it, and come read this post after you’ve seen it. Okay,

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  • Wine Cork Christmas Wreath

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    Wine Cork Christmas Wreath

      If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes we like to get our wine on!Sometimes with dinner, sometimes for girl’s nights, and sometimes even while crafting (okay, definitely not for crafts that involve power tools. Ya gotta draw the line somewhere!) Now, I’m no Kathy Lee Gifford but give me

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  • Bridget’s Suburban Ranch

    Design

    Bridget’s Suburban Ranch

    ‘ Come check out Bridget’s Patio Makeover here. Check out even more pictures of our home tour on Style Me Pretty! PS. If you are looking for some holiday inspiration, come check out some inspiration here…  here…. here….  or here! 

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  • String Art Tutorial

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    String Art Tutorial

    If you’re like us, then you’ve seen some pretty cool string art all over Pinterest. Unfortunately, not many of those beautiful string art pics come with detailed tutorials, and if you’re anything like us you need step by step instructions so your DIY doesn’t turn into a big FAIL. So, we’re here to give you

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  • Casey’s St. Louis Loft

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    Casey’s St. Louis Loft

    Hello, hello! Come on in and get cozy!   My fiance Finn and I called this spacious loft home in downtown St. Louis, before moving to our current Chicago condo. Take a peek at our old place!                                    

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    How To: Chevron Stripes

    So I’ve been a bit obsessed with chevrons lately. They’re just so darn preppy and pretty.                     But, I haven’t gotten around to incorporating any chevrons into our place…until now. I have this huge frame and the frame mat was looking a bit dull and boring.

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  • How to Make a Thankful Jar

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    How to Make a Thankful Jar

    The fall season makes me extra grateful. Here’s how to make a thankful jar for the season ahead…

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  • The Truth About Living with a Boy

    Family

    The Truth About Living with a Boy

    So the boy and I have been living together for over 2 years now, and I often get questions from my girlfriends about what it is like living with a boy. Living with a Boy Are they messy? Do they fart and burp and smell ALL the time? Do they leave their socks and shoes

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    DIY Subway Art

    Subway art has been a HUGE trend in the decorating world for a while now.   I’m making my grand entrance to the subway lovin’ party a little late…but better late than never right?! This gorgeous piece from Restoration Hardware was the art that started it all. Source But at $850 that just was not gonna cut it

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The Year of Casey

Hey there!

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.