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  • DIY Bar Accessories for your Bar Cart

    DIY Bar Accessories for your Bar Cart

    It’s no secret around here, we love a good bar cart (as evidenced by this post, this holiday bar cart, this modern bar cart, oh and this one too!) We heart them because they’re so much fun to style and they also offer great storage for all of your entertaining essentials. I’ve had mine for

  • 6 Steps to a Functional and Fashionable Bathroom

    6 Steps to a Functional and Fashionable Bathroom

    We have one bathroom in our house. ONE! I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. Believe it or not there are actually times I really love having just one bathroom… like when it’s time to clean the house. One and done! Plus, having one smaller bathroom in our house forces us to use our space

  • 6 Tips to Stay Organized in a Small Home

    6 Tips to Stay Organized in a Small Home

    There’s no doubt about it…we both live in some pretty small spaces.  Let’s just say we won’t be hosting any 20-person dinner parties anytime soon.  Bridget lives in a 3 bedroom/1 bath home, while I live in a 1 bedroom/1.5 bath apartment that doesn’t even have room for a dining room table. #citygirlproblems How to

  • 2 Easy Ways to Display Christmas Cards

    2 Easy Ways to Display Christmas Cards

    Call us dorky, but one of our favorite parts of the holiday season is receiving Christmas cards from all of our friends and family. There’s just something AWESOME about working a long day, coming home to check the mailbox and finding more than just bills or junk mail among the stack of paperwork. Does it

  • Ready, Set, Christmas: A Runner’s Christmas Tree

    Ready, Set, Christmas: A Runner’s Christmas Tree

    My big sis Katie is no stranger to you guys here on the DIY Playbook. Remember her wedding photos, 1st year anniversary gift, front door makeover and thanksgiving tablescape we shared this year?! As much as she tries, she really can’t run and hide from these two Rookies. #sorrywerenotsorry Whether we’re showing up to paint

  • How to Hang a Mirror on a Bookcase

    How to Hang a Mirror on a Bookcase

    I would really like to call this tutorial “How to hang art, a mirror, a wreath or any frame on the front of open shelves WITHOUT nails, screws or any permanent markings or damage”. I tried to cut it down the best that I could but there is just so much to say!! Bottom line:

  • Christmas Home Tour HIGHLIGHT Reel

    Christmas Home Tour HIGHLIGHT Reel

    Last week reaaaally got us into the holiday spirit! I mean did you see all of the gorgeousness from the Blogger Christmas Home Tour?! Talk about decking the halls. Bridget shared her cheery holiday home (complete with the perfect pop of red) and you guys were so incredibly sweet with all of your kind words.

  • Christmas House Tour- SOURCE LIST

    Christmas House Tour- SOURCE LIST

    I revealed my colorful Christmas Tour earlier this week and have loved seeing all of the inspiration from some amazingly talented bloggers! Seeing how everyone puts their own spin on their Christmas decor is so much fun and gets me so excited for this time of the year. We’ll be sharing some of our favorite

  • Bridget’s Christmas House Tour

    Bridget’s Christmas House Tour

    If you’re hopping over from the Chronicles of Home, welcome to the DIY Playbook!! Here on the DIY Playbook, we are bright & merry, we are Chicago girls who are loving a pop of RED and a hint of nautical this season, we are super excited for the upcoming holiday… We hope Bridget’s holiday home

  • My Holiday Decor Inspiration

    My Holiday Decor Inspiration

    I’m feeling pretty moody today…. as in let’s talk mood boards kind of “moody”. I hope you weren’t thinking the cranky, crabby, hangry, rude kind of moody (yikes!) — we try and steer very clear of Negative Town around here, especially around the holidays. Moody just doesn’t fit the vibe on the DIY Playbook. So

  • Our Love of Estate Sales

    Our Love of Estate Sales

    [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!] As regular readers know, we’re not exactly shopaholics. You certainly won’t find us hanging out at the mall or lining up on Black Friday

  • Half Bathroom Tour

    Half Bathroom Tour

    As a home blogger, it can be a little strange that so many people know exactly what the inside of your home looks like. We try to really open our lives to you guys, and showcasing every inch of our homes is a part of that. I’m not gonna lie, it does make me feel