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  • Casey’s New Home: The Gameplan

    Casey’s New Home: The Gameplan

    Buying a new home isn’t just exciting for me, but I really feel like it’s an exciting time for The DIY Playbook. Many of you are in my same position…you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, perhaps you’re newly married, and you just put a down payment on your own little slice of real estate. SoKeep…

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  • Casey’s New Home: Before Pictures

    Casey’s New Home: Before Pictures

    On Monday, I revealed the big news… …we’re homeowners! When we officially gained access to our new 2 bedroom condo, I had one thing on my mind…BEFORE PICTURES! Yep, I’m trying to be a “good blogger” and document our transformation of this space every step of the way. So while this place is still empty,Keep…

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  • A Collection of Backyard Updates

    A Collection of Backyard Updates

    Disclaimer: We have partnered with CREE to bring you this post. All opinions, photography and endless rambling are our own and are not influenced by CREE. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! It’s the end of July and I’m still chipping away at my outdoor summer to do list. I’m tryingKeep…

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  • Design Compromise: Office Inspiration

    Design Compromise: Office Inspiration

    Our office is really an all-purpose room. I get ready in here (hence the vanity), I work at the desk, I store a lot of blog/house paperwork in here, and we even squeeze a little R&R into this room from time to time. This room used to look something like this… Cute, right? I reallyKeep…

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  • Rookie Mistake: Shower Curtains

    Rookie Mistake: Shower Curtains

    Rookie Mistakes: a series of common decor mistakes made by rookies… aka us. And no we are not judging because we have made (and continue to make) these mistakes too! Rookie Mistake #1: Couch Pillows Rookie Mistake #2: Shower Curtains Rookie Mistake #3: Generic Home Decor Rookie Mistake #4: Carnations Rookie Mistake #5: Decorating with Picture Frames Rookie Mistake #6: ShopKeep…

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  • Everything But the House

    Everything But the House

    [Disclaimer: This post was sponsored in part by Everything But The House. All original content, imagery and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!] Here on the blog, we always try to drill in the idea that you don’t need to buy NEW items for your home to make itKeep…

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  • Home Decor Shopping: When to BUY vs. when to PASS

    Home Decor Shopping: When to BUY vs. when to PASS

    The struggle is real. <– and we are still learning, practicing, and trying to perfect the famous “shopping for home decor skill”. And yes, we do feel that shopping for new home decor is a legit skill, one that should be taken very seriously if you want to avoid the dreaded symptoms of design regret.Keep…

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  • Felt Ball Rugs

    Felt Ball Rugs

    This past spring, we had the opportunity to team up with a pretty amazing company called Felt Ball Rugs. We’re guessing you’ve seen these rugs displayed in some gorgeous homes on the internet. If not…here’s a little eye candy for you. These nubby, unique, and often colorful rugs are ideal for nurseries, playrooms, and smallKeep…

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  • How to Style Bathroom Shelves + REVEAL

    How to Style Bathroom Shelves + REVEAL

    Think of today’s post as a TWO for ONE deal. Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Two post topics in the form of one post — how the heck can you beat that? Haha weeeellllll…. maybe don’t answer that part. First topic: Maggie’s Bathroom Before + After Second Topic: Tips on Styling Bathroom Shelves <–Keep…

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  • Our Favorite Home Products

    Our Favorite Home Products

    Back when we did our survey, a few readers suggested that we write a post about all of our favorite home products. We instantly read that and thought, “What a great post idea!”.  Then we proceeded to push that post back…and back…and back. Until today! We’re finally sharing some of the items we use inKeep…

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  • Dorm Makeover with Dormify

    Dorm Makeover with Dormify

    If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we have been totally crushing on Dormify lately. Dormify is a company that sells everything you would need to decorate the COOLEST dorm on campus (literally everything). ALL of their products are completely “on-trend” & have us thinking, “where the heck was Dormify whenKeep…

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  • Condo Makeover: Source List

    Condo Makeover: Source List

    Did something in Tuesday’s reveal catch your eye? Here’s a detailed source list of where we got everything in Maggie’s condo makeover. Some of the products are linked (not affiliate links, just links to the exact item to make life easier). If the item is not linked, that means we couldn’t find an exact link,Keep…

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