• Recap: Pretty Muddy Chicago

    Recap: Pretty Muddy Chicago

    These two rookies got down & dirty over the weekend! Here’s a recap of our Pretty Muddy race that we did right here in Chicago…

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  • 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 wasKeep…

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  • 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 excelKeep…

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  • Bridal Shower Invitations

    Bridal Shower Invitations

    (Disclaimer: We have partnered with the Etsy Shop, digibuddha, to bring you Casey’s Bridal Shower Invitations. All opinions shared are our own.) Casey’s getting married in less than 3 months!! After over ten years of dating her handsome high school sweetheart, Casey is taking the plunge and marrying the love of her life (Check outKeep…

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  • 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 theKeep…

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  • Our Bachelorette Trip to Sonoma

    Our Bachelorette Trip to Sonoma

    It’s official. These rookies want to pick up our homes and move west to the beautiful town of Sonoma, California. I can just picture it now…we’ll spend our days exploring the gorgeous vineyards, snapping photos of the scenery, all while sipping the delicious local wines. Heck, our blogging may suffer (hard to type accurately whenKeep…

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  • Our Men Tell All!

    Our Men Tell All!

    {Happy Friday!! While the rookies are away celebrating Casey’s last few weeks as a single lady, Matt & Finn are home manning the blog, fielding your questions, and hopefully staying out of trouble! We hope you enjoy hearing from their perspective for a change but we can’t wait to see you back here on Monday!Keep…

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  • What to do with your Blogger Swag Bag

    What to do with your Blogger Swag Bag

    DIY Blogging Conferences are pretty darn sweet. You get to mingle with your fellow favorite bloggers, chat with some pretty awesome sponsors, attend classes that kick your behind into blogging boot camp, and of course, gossip with some like-minded ladies about all things DIY! I mean what more could a DIY lover ask for… ?!Keep…

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  • Casey’s “Finn-ale”

    Casey’s “Finn-ale”

    Breaking News: the rookies are jet-setting…. again! This time it’s NO work & ALL play!! #ourkindoftravel In honor of the soon-to-be Mrs. Casey Finn, we are unplugging and heading to Sonoma, California to cheers Casey and her final days as a single lady. Casey & some of her favorite women are headed out to theKeep…

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  • Heading to Haven 2014

    Heading to Haven 2014

    Right now, these 2 rookies are on our way down ATLANTA! We’re on our way to a home decor and DIY conference called Haven. It’s a 2-day conference where bloggers come from all over the country to get together and learn about blogging, DIY, and trends in the home genre. We’re guessing a blogKeep…

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  • Pretty Muddy Chicago

    Pretty Muddy Chicago

    Fun fact: in college, Casey & I ran. Like on a schedule, using a training plan, participated in organized races kind of running. Pretty legit running as far as we’re concerned. Well…. maybe “legit running” is quite the stretch. Legit running these days is like 1/2 marathons, marathons and triathlons. In that sense, we were asKeep…

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  • DIY Playbook gets a Makeover!

    DIY Playbook gets a Makeover!

    SURPRISE…The DIY Playbook got a makeover! Welcome to our new and improved blog, can you tell we’re excited?! Yep…these photos say it all. We are truly over the moon happy to not only have a professional site that looks great, but also one that functions well too. But let’s back up a second, because thisKeep…

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