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  • Bridget’s Special Engagement

    Bridget’s Special Engagement

    Sitting down beside the original 5 members of the Chestnut Club and my soon to be brother-in-law, I watched the TV screen. I was under the impression that we were watching a quick video before heading out for a night together in the city. I had no idea what I was really in store for. The video appeared

  • Q & A with The Rookies

    Okay, okay… we promise this is the last day of non-DIY centered posts. We will be back Monday morning (9:00am) with what we’re here for… DIY blogging!! Less about the players, more about the game.  Where is your home located and how long have you lived there?   C: My fiance Finn and I rent a

  • Meet The Rookies: Casey

    Meet The Rookies: Casey

    Well hello there reader. I can’t believe I’m actually writing to you right now. I’m not gonna lie…I can chat about home decorating and DIY projects ALL DAY LONG. But when it comes to telling you all about me…well that’s a different story! For you, dear reader, I will do my best to sum up

  • Meet the Rookies: Bridget

    Meet the Rookies: Bridget

    Welcome back to the DIY Playbook! On behalf of the both of us, we would like to say how truly thankful we are for all of the love and support we received on yesterday’s launch. We are overwhelmed by all of the support and want to thank YOU, our fabulous readers, for all that you

  • Welcome to the DIY Playbook!

    Welcome to the DIY Playbook!

    Hello there and welcome to The DIY Playbook.  We are so happy (& grateful!) you decided to come check out our little piece of the blog world. Now, you may be wondering, “What the heck is the DIY Playbook?”, and “Who are these Rookies?”   We’ll try and break these questions down for ya… The

  • 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 city

  • 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 brothers

  • “These are a few of my Favorite Things!”

    “These are a few of my Favorite Things!”

    Warning: After reading this post you will officially have the Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things” song in your head for the rest of the day! (Listen to this and jam out!) First, if you haven’t seen the Sound of Music….go rent it right now, watch it, and come read this post after you’ve seen it. Okay,

  • 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 shoes