Meet Casey

Planning to sell our chicago condo

Meet Casey

Hey there! I’m Casey and I am ½ of the blogging duo here on The DIY Playbook. I recently left my job as a TV producer to run our blog full-time and I’m loving every minute of this new career of mine.

I married my high school sweetheart 4 years ago, and don’t know what I’d do without Finn by my side. (Side note: Finn’s name is actually Mike, but he goes by his last name. Even though I’m now officially Casey Finn, I still call him “Finn”. Old habits die-hard.) He’s my best friend (sorry Bridget), and he makes me laugh every single day.

We are first-time homeowners living in a 2-bedroom condo in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago. Finn & I adore city living and all of the fun to be had exploring our favorite town (you can read some of my favorite Chicago spots right here).

I’ve never had any formal design training (or carpentry training for that matter), but that doesn’t mean that I won’t give just about any project a try! I think that with a little hard work and motivation, you can create a home that you love. And that’s my main goal here on The DIY Playbook…to inspire you one project at a time!

A Few Things You Might Not Know About Me:

  • My drink of choice is champagne. Bring on the bubbles!
  • I talk to my mom just about every single day.
  • To-do lists are my jam.
  • I went to the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!
  • Cooking stresses me out (& I’m pretty terrible at it). Luckily, Mr. Finn handles the meals in our household.
  • I was a dancer growing up and I’m still known to bust a move on the dance floor!
  • Give me 8-9 hours of sleep and I’m one happy girl.