Out of the Office

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Since we started the DIY Playbook almost 4 years ago, we have NEVER missed a post within our Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,  & Friday posting schedule. And most recently (with the addition of the DIY Playbook Style Series) we’re committed to a 5 day posting schedule that’s even more busy (in a great way!).

bridget_dining_room-2We absolutely LOVE everything about this blog and feel SO grateful to have the opportunity to do what we do around here. And let’s be honest, we cannot do any of this without YOUR support each and everyday! We feel like the luckiest girls in the world to do what we love and we know that our readers make this possible. We can never thank you enough. We hope that making the DIY Playbook experience better and better is a small way to show our appreciation… every day.


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So that’s our plan!! Next year we want to make the DIY Playbook even BETTER so that you continue visiting this slice of the internet. But before we dive into another busy year of new projects and adventures, we feel like it’s necessary for us as a team to step away and take a break to rest, relax, and most importantly, RECHARGE! We are heading out-of-town as a team (us + our hubbies) to do just that — rest, relax and recharge. And knowing the team like we do, we will be doing LOTS of planning, scheming, and brainstorming for 2017 while we’re away.

A MINI Break to Recharge

cabo-mexico-beach-oceanIn order to effectively recharge and brainstorm, we’ve decided that stepping away from the blog (teardrops… this is not easy for us!) will be the best way to invest in the longevity of the DIY Playbook. SOOOO… it was NOT an easy decision but we have decided that we’re taking a two-week posting break so we can focus on recharging and brainstorming new ways to make the blog even BETTER in 2017!! planner_bedroom_coffee_flowers-2

We will check in with our Michaels Makers Challenge on Monday, January 2nd but after that, there won’t be any new posts until January 9th. HOWEVER, when we get back on January 9th you can expect posts 5 days a week and hopefully the BEST YEAR of DIY PLAYBOOK YET!!

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Although typing this out today makes us feel so sad, we know it’s the best decision in the long run. The good news is that we don’t plan to totally fall off the map during this time. If you want to follow along on our travels & winter break adventures, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

One tiny Favor from YOU

And before we go, we would LOVEEEE to get your feedback on what you’d like to see more of next year. More projects? More tips? More Rookie Mistakes? More reveals? More Fashion? More personal posts? To make 2017 the best year yet, we want to take your suggestions. If you could fill out the anonymous survey below and let us know how we can be better in 2017, we would be forever grateful.

See you soon, we’ll miss you!

See you in 2017!! Thank you once again for being the BEST readers we could ever ask for. You make all the hard work worth it and we could never thank you enough. Here’s to hoping your 2017 is the BEST YEAR yet!


The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.