• Casey’s Wedding Day

    Casey’s Wedding Day

    Come take a look at our big day! Here are all of the photos from our wedding…

  • Casey’s Wedding Venue – Salvage One in Chicago

    Casey’s Wedding Venue – Salvage One in Chicago

    I have a confession to make…I booked our wedding venue before I was even engaged. Wow, it feels good to get that off my chest! Okay so now you’re thinking I’m crazy, but please allow me to explain. Our wedding venue is a happening spot in Chicago. In fact it’s so popular, it’s been voted

  • B’s First Year Wedding Anniversary

    B’s First Year Wedding Anniversary

    As of right now, Matt and I have survived 1 year, 1 week and 1 whole day of wedded bliss. But hey, who’s counting?! Last weekend, we celebrated an amazing first year wedding anniversary in the charming town of Galena, Illinois (thanks to a very generous wedding gift from Casey & Jan that we just

  • Finally Mr. & Mrs.

    Finally Mr. & Mrs.

    We’re always chatting here on the blog about how it’s the small changes and tweaks that really personalize your space and take it to the next level. Why buy cookie cutter home decor, when you’re not a cookie cutter person? Everything in your home should reflect YOU and your story. For example, these black Pier

  • Our Simple and Stylish Wedding Programs

    Our Simple and Stylish Wedding Programs

    Well guys, this is post-wedding post #1 of….well let’s just say many? Now that the big day has come and gone, I cannot wait to share all of the details from our special event. I’ve shown you guys a few things along the way, but I had to keep lots of details secret so my

  • Tomorrow I Marry My Best Friend…

    Tomorrow I Marry My Best Friend…

    Tomorrow is the big day! Yep, I get to walk down the aisle toward the man of my dreams and say “I do!” I consider you guys to be my friends, and it has been so wonderful sharing our engagement and the wedding planning process with each and every one of you. From the Engagement

  • Casey’s Wedding Shower: Recap

    Casey’s Wedding Shower: Recap

    Well it’s official. The bachelorette party is over, our wedding shower has come and gone, and now it’s full steam ahead towards 10.11.14…our wedding day! But before we completely immerse ourselves in our final wedding plans, I want to show you guys some highlights from our gorgeous bridal shower. As you know, Bridget is my

  • Casey’s Bachelorette Festivities

    Casey’s Bachelorette Festivities

    Remember a few weeks back, when I had my big “Finn-ale” in Sonoma, California? Well, I’m finally back to share the deets about my oh-so-scandalous bachelorette party… …wait the only thing that was racy at all was that dress of mine, which Bridget teasingly called “white-hot” over the course of the evening. Everything else was

  • Casey’s Custom Wedding Invites

    Casey’s Custom Wedding Invites

    Two months from today, I will walk down the aisle to marry my best friend! I can hardly believe it…October 11th is drawing near and soon I’ll officially be Mrs. Finn. Luckily, the wedding planning process has been smooth sailing so far. We’re both pretty organized people, and we’ve got lots of spreadsheets and excel

  • 1st Year Anniversary: PAPER Gift Idea

    1st Year Anniversary: PAPER Gift Idea

    Maybe it was the marathon, alllllll the marathon training, the triathlon, the matron of honor duties, the new teaching preps, the two teams she coached, the countless homebound students she tutored in her free time, the conference she hosted, the homework she had to do for her Master’s degree, the trips she took around the

  • 32 Life Lessons from our Grandmothers

    32 Life Lessons from our Grandmothers

    If you’ve been reading DIY Playbook for some time now, then we hope you’ve noticed that family is very important to us both. We come from very happy homes, with large extended families…and we wouldn’t have it any other way! One thing we haven’t chatted much about is our amazing relationships with our grandmothers. We’re

  • B’s Wedding Pictures!

    B’s Wedding Pictures!

    Finally, I’m sharing my wedding photos from our wedding back in DECEMBER! Since Matt and I are both teachers (and met at work), we thought it would only be appropriate to take our pictures in a school. We chose Matt’s Alma-mater and had a blast posing in this special place with some of our favorite