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  • Prepping for Frugal February 2020

    Prepping for Frugal February 2020

    Frugal February 2020 is only days away! Let’s chat about our plans for this upcoming month of not spending money…

  • Ask Finn!

    Ask Finn!

    Today’s our 5-year wedding anniversary so I’m dragging Finn onto the blog to answer your questions about life, DIY, marriage, and more…

  • Our Renovation Budget for the New House

    Our Renovation Budget for the New House

    We’re sharing all the details on the cost of our home renovation, including how we budgeted for such a large expense…

  • Frugal February 2019 Recap: How We Did

    Frugal February 2019 Recap: How We Did

    Frugal February is just about over. Here’s how we did with our money saving this month…

  • Prepping for Frugal February 2019

    Prepping for Frugal February 2019

    Frugal February starts in just a few days! Here’s how Finn and I are gearing up for our yearly tradition…

  • Frugal February Update: How We’re Saving Money

    Frugal February Update: How We’re Saving Money

    We’re in the home stretch of February with only 1 more week left of the month. So, I figured it was time to check-in with a Frugal February update…

  • How We’re Preparing for Frugal February 2018

    How We’re Preparing for Frugal February 2018

    Finn and I are gearing up for a very exciting February. Nope, not the Superbowl. Not Valentine’s Day. Not even the arrival of Baby Mac (okay, yes, of course, we are both enthusiastic over that last one!). But what we are really preparing for is… Frugal February! Every February, Finn & I partake in what

  • 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…

  • When to DIY and When to Hire a Project Out

    When to DIY and When to Hire a Project Out

    Should I tackle this project myself or should I hire a professional? This is a question we get all the time here on The DIY Playbook and one we often grapple with too! We figured it was finally time to jump into this topic and share how we choose when to DIY and when to

  • How to Save Money When you Live in a Big City

    How to Save Money When you Live in a Big City

    Every February, Finn & I partake in what we lovingly refer to as “Frugal February.” After the craziness of the holidays and the overspending that usually takes place on gifts, we like a month in the new year to reset and save money for the year ahead…

  • 6 Simple Ways to Finally Organize Receipts

    6 Simple Ways to Finally Organize Receipts

    As much as I love being organized, I just can’t get a handle on keeping my receipts organized and it has driven me crazy for YEARS. I’ve decided to finally tackle my receipts and figure out a system that will help me keep them organized…

  • How We Make Money Blogging

    How We Make Money Blogging

    They say it’s not polite to talk about money. Excuse us as we get a bit “rude” today while we completely throw that rule out the window and talk ALL about money…specifically how we make money blogging. Honestly, this is a question we get all.the.time. Many well-intentioned friends & acquaintances casually assume that we blog