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  • 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

  • Scenes from our Honeymoon

    Scenes from our Honeymoon

    If you follow us on Instagram, you probably saw that Matt and I recently headed east to enjoy our honeymoon. Since we are both off on summer vacation (woo woo!), we thought this was the perfect time to sneak away and explore a part of the United States we’ve been wanting to see for awhile.

  • What I Wish My Mother Knew

    What I Wish My Mother Knew

    Happy Friday! Today we have a very special post for you. In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we decided to ask one of our favorite new bloggers to take over for the day to chat all about moms. Jillian is known for her witty insight over on her blog, The October Theory. She writes

  • DIY Time Out: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    DIY Time Out: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought it might be nice to give our favorite readers some gift ideas for their own fabulous moms. But since we are not mothers (and therefore not experts on the topic) we knew we had to enlist some real experts… and when we say experts, we

  • Celebrating Casey’s 26th Birthday

    Celebrating Casey’s 26th Birthday

    Q: Guess what today is?!  A: If you guessed Casey’s birthday… you’re right!  Casey’s 26th Birthday My favorite blogging best friend is blowing out the candles today, and may I add, for the last time as a single lady. #cheerstothat As you all probably figured out by now, Casey is one talented, motivated & hard-working

  • Guide to Change Your Last Name After your Wedding

    Guide to Change Your Last Name After your Wedding

    As a newly married woman, I just changed my last name and it was quite the process. Here’s what to do…

  • What It’s Really Like Being Married to a DIY Blogger

    What It’s Really Like Being Married to a DIY Blogger

    Oh to be married to a blogger…Let’s break out the old blackboard to chalk down some pros and cons as we join this round table discussion of what it means to be married to a blogger. Due to the fact that we are two men who take great pride in always seeing the glass as

  • Let’s hear from you…

    So today we are changing it up and turning the tables a bit. As part of our birthday celebration, we are reflecting on all things DIY Playbook and one of the questions we keep asking ourselves is, “how can we make DIY Playbook BETTER?!” Our answer: making sure our loyal readers & biggest fans are

  • A year in review

    A year in review

    It’s official, DIY Playbook turns 1 today! Literally, one year ago TODAY we launched this blog and have been chasing ‘big league decorating dreams on rookie salaries’ ever since! Here are a few of our most memorable moments throughout our first year as a baby blog. Launched DIY Playbook: Such a fun day! We were

  • Blogging: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Blogging: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Happy Monday to our favorite readers! Tomorrow is DIY Playbook’s official 1st birthday, so we’re devoting this entire week of posts to chat all about the blog.  DIY Playbook is a huuuuge part of both of our lives, and many people ask us questions about what it’s really like to be a blogger or what

  • My First Grilling Lesson

    Last week we introduced you to our new amazing grills. They’re pretty darn cool, but we’re also both very intimidated by them. I’ve never grilled a day in my life and mixing my newbie grilling skills together with a dangerous propane tank…made the task of “breaking in” our new toy, a very scary one! Lucky