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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’reKeep…

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  • 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 favoriteKeep…

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  • 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.Keep…

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  • Our Save the Dates…

    Our Save the Dates…

     (Disclaimer: We have partnered with MagnetStreet to bring you this post. The information and opinions expressed are 100% our own and are not influenced by MagnetStreet) The wedding planning is moving along quite nicely! Venue – Check! (<—vintage enthusiasts…you’re gonna die when you see this place! loooove!) DJ – Check! Dress – Check! Caterer – Check!Keep…

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  • A Simple Idea to Keep Old Christmas Cards Organized

    A Simple Idea to Keep Old Christmas Cards Organized

    Any organizing resolutions out there? Any New Year’s diets kicking off today? Anyone putting the Christmas decorations away this week? Any I-love-these-cards-but-have-no-clue-what-to-do-with-them kind of people tuning in? Well, we have almost ALL of you covered today with this Christmas Card Organizing Tutorial. I can’t help with the diets, but the organizers… I have your back! TheKeep…

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  • Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece

    Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece

    Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I hope your holiday shopping is all done and you’ve enjoyed plenty of Christmas cookies (I know I have! #tummyache) If you’re looking to add some last minute holiday cheer to your household, then today’s project might be up your alley. This project is unique, easy, and will take you hardlyKeep…

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  • Casey’s Engagement Photos: Part 2

    Casey’s Engagement Photos: Part 2

    I’m sharing part 2 of our engagement photos. These ones are all about the GLAM look…

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  • Casey’s Engagement Photos: Part 1

    Casey’s Engagement Photos: Part 1

    We’re counting down the days until our wedding day. Here’s a look at the first part of our engagement photos…

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  • How to Make Mini Hamburger Cookies

    How to Make Mini Hamburger Cookies

    My mister is turning the big 26, and in order to celebrate, I decided to make him one of his favorite desserts.   But before I get to the dessert…I need to tell you a little something about Finn.  See, my man has a love for burgers. And when I say love, I mean it.Keep…

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  • Christmas Photo Hunt & Casey’s Engagement

    Christmas Photo Hunt & Casey’s Engagement

    Finn and I live in St. Louis and we don’t get to come home to Chicago too often. When we do come back for a weekend, we find that it can be a struggle to balance the time we spend with our friends, our family, and the time we spend downtown Chicago exploring the cityKeep…

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  • Annual Cookie Day for the Christmas Season

    Annual Cookie Day for the Christmas Season

    The O’Halloran Family Cookie Day 1,000+ sprinkles on the floor 56 sticks of butter 30 batches of cookies 24 bakers and helpers 9 different kinds of cookies 1 special tradition Ever since I can remember, we’ve held cookie day in my mom’s kitchen right before the holidays. When we were younger, that meant my brothersKeep…

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  • The Truth About Living with a Boy

    The Truth About Living with a Boy

    So the boy and I have been living together for over 2 years now, and I often get questions from my girlfriends about what it is like living with a boy. Living with a Boy Are they messy? Do they fart and burp and smell ALL the time? Do they leave their socks and shoesKeep…

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