Browse: Flowers

  • Details About Our Backyard Landscaping

    Details About Our Backyard Landscaping

    New landscaping was a big part of our backyard plans. Here are details about the trees and plants we added back there to bring some life to the space…

  • How to Build a Window Box

    How to Build a Window Box

    The window box on the front of our house had seen better days. Here’s how to build a new one from scratch to add some major curb appeal…

  • How to Plant Flowers in a Pot

    How to Plant Flowers in a Pot

    Want to add gorgeous color to the outside of your home? Here are my tips and tricks to plant flowers in pots. Plus, my foolproof formula for gorgeous planters!

  • Summer Updates to Our Yard and Deck

    Summer Updates to Our Yard and Deck

    Our yard has definitely improved since we moved in a year ago. Here’s a look at where things stand now and our plans for the future…

  • How to Revive Droopy Hydrangeas

    How to Revive Droopy Hydrangeas

    Breaking News: Droopy Hydrangeas Can Be Saved! Has anyone else splurged on hydrangeas from the grocery store only to find that they are droopy a day or two later? It’s the worst, right?! We hate when this happens and feel like it happens almost every time to at least one of our blooms! Hydrangeas are

  • How to Dress up a Store-Bought Naked Cake

    How to Dress up a Store-Bought Naked Cake

    It’s no secret here on the DIY Playbook that we do everything we can to avoid spending time in the kitchen unless we’re installing a new faucet or DIY-ing new backsplash. However, that doesn’t mean we still don’t love to entertain. And with any good party comes great food (and dessert!). Dressing up a Store-Bought Naked

  • Make your Own Wood Planter for your Dining Room Table

    Make your Own Wood Planter for your Dining Room Table

    Last weekend we had the opportunity to showcase some projects on ABC news here in Chicago. We were tasked with displaying DIY’s that could refresh your indoors for the new season. Since we’re all about easy projects that make a big impact, we were excited to brainstorm DIY’s that would work well for spring. Here’s

  • Easy Trick to Arrange Short Flowers in a Tall Vase

    Easy Trick to Arrange Short Flowers in a Tall Vase

    Tulips in spring are always a good idea & today I thought it was only fitting to pop in with a super quick tip that has made such a difference in helping me display these beautiful blooms in some of my favorite vases…

  • Our Favorite Indulgence? Fresh Flowers!

    Our Favorite Indulgence? Fresh Flowers!

    [Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Bloomsybox.com. All opinions are our own and are not influenced by Bloomsybox] As we’ve mentioned before, both Bridget & I are not the best in the kitchen. Okay, that statement is actually pretty generous. We’re AWFUL when it comes to cooking. Many of our friends love whipping

  • 6 Flower Vases All Homeowners Should Own

    6 Flower Vases All Homeowners Should Own

    Is it just us or does anyone else feel far more “put together” when your nails are painted? In all actuality you could be a hot mess, but you glance at those colorful nails and you’re already feeling far less of a disaster?! This is how we feel when it comes to buying flowers for

  • Rookie Mistake: Carnations

    Rookie Mistake: Carnations

    Rookie Mistakes: a series of common decor mistakes made by rookies… aka us. And no we are not judging because we have made (and continue to make) these mistakes too! Rookie Mistake #1: Couch Pillows Rookie Mistake #2: Shower Curtains Rookie Mistake #3: Generic Home Decor Rookie Mistake #4: Carnations Rookie Mistake #5: Decorating with Picture Frames Rookie Mistake #6: Shop

  • How To Remember what you Planted

    How To Remember what you Planted

    Last year, I was really happy with the our selection of flowers. It was our “first rodeo” as gardeners and it turned out that Matt and I were pretty darn successful (and really enjoyed the process). Who knew?! It could’ve been the super amazing greenhouse we bought most of our plants from (thanks to a