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  • Happy 5th Birthday to The DIY Playbook

    Happy 5th Birthday to The DIY Playbook

    It’s the DIY Playbook’s 5th birthday and we are celebrating all week long! Here are 5 things we’ve both learned these past 5 years…

  • 2017 Reader Survey Results

    2017 Reader Survey Results

    Blog week is one of our favorite annual traditions here on the DIY Playbook and this year did NOT disappoint. Our favorite part of the week is hearing from you guys in our annual reader survey…

  • A Blogger’s Guide to Working with Brands

    A Blogger’s Guide to Working with Brands

    We have had so much fun sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the blog and all that goes into making content for you guys every day. Today’s topic? Working with brands…

  • Our Favorite Tools to Be Efficient and Organized Bloggers

    Our Favorite Tools to Be Efficient and Organized Bloggers

    Even with busy schedules, we manage to keep things chugging along here on The DIY Playbook. That is mostly thanks to processes we’ve put in place to be as efficient and organized as possible…

  • The Importance of Stepping in Front of the Camera as a Blogger

    The Importance of Stepping in Front of the Camera as a Blogger

    If you’re a fashion blogger, it’s goes without saying that you are going to be in front of the camera all. the. time. But as a DIY blogger it’s natural to stay behind the camera as you shoot gorgeous rooms. And we think it’s time to change that…

  • Money and Blogging, Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

    Money and Blogging, Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

    We’ve written about money here on the blog a few times before, but in honor of blog week we figured we should dive back into this topic because it’s one that people are really curious about. In fact, we get questions about out blog finances all the time…

  • The DIY Playbook’s 3rd Annual Blog Week + a Giveaway

    The DIY Playbook’s 3rd Annual Blog Week + a Giveaway

    Happy Monday & welcome to The DIY Playbook’s 3rd (!!) annual BLOG WEEK, where we will be taking a break from all things DIY to chat about some behind-the-scenes blog tips and topics that often don’t get addressed around here…

  • Should I Open a Business with My Bestie?

    Should I Open a Business with My Bestie?

    Casey’s been out of the country for 11 days, but hey who’s counting (cough, cough…. I AM!). To be perfectly honest having my partner-in-crime gone for this long has been really hard! Of course not having my best friend around to chat with or shoot 50 text messages to throughout the day makes my days

  • Welcome to the New and Improved DIY Playbook Website

    Welcome to the New and Improved DIY Playbook Website

    You may notice that things look a little different around here. Yep…we completely revamped the entire DIY Playbook website. Pop the champagne!  We cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled we are to have a clean and upgraded site. We’ve been wanting to overhaul things for quite some time, and we are thrilled that

  • Bloom Bash Chicago

    Bloom Bash Chicago

    Last week we had the honor to attend our very first Bloom Bash here in Chicago and also had the amazing opportunity to be speakers on their Q&A panel. You may have seen adorable photos from this inspiring workshop around the blogosphere or on Instagram over the last few years. We thought today would be

  • Easy Tips for Better Smash Cake Photos

    Easy Tips for Better Smash Cake Photos

    Remember when I shared tips for DIY newborn photos when I had the honor to take pics of my nephew Owen? Believe it or not, that was over a YEAR ago and that little swaddled baby isn’t so tiny anymore. He just turned ONE and I seriously can’t believe it. How has it already been a whole year?!

  • Happy 4th Birthday to The DIY Playbook!

    Happy 4th Birthday to The DIY Playbook!

    Pop the confetti, pour the champagne, bring on the cookie cake because today marks The DIY Playbook’s FOURTH birthday! <— Even typing that sentence feels crazy to us because we honestly can’t even believe it ourselves. How is our baby blog turning 4 already?!! #proudparents Four Years Ago… When we hit publish on our first