4 New Kitchen Layout Options & The Winning One!

Last week I dove into the details of how we hired a professional designer to re-work the kitchen layout and then draw up blueprints that reflected these changes. Like I mentioned then, I highly recommend this step to anyone else planning a kitchen renovation. I specifically recommend it for those […]

How I Plan My Work Week As a Full-Time Blogger

A year ago, I was working 45 hours a week at my day job as a video producer and also spending at least 20-30 hours per week on the blog. Life was hard and I was constantly stressed, overworked, and anxious. My social life really suffered and I found myself […]

8 Tips For Better Baby Photos with Marshalls

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Marshalls. All opinions and photography are our own and are not influenced by Marshalls. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog. If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly snapping pics of your little one(s). Maybe because you are documenting those memories (like I […]

How to Hang Planters from a Ceiling

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER. All opinions and photography are our own and are not influenced by BLACK+DECKER. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog. It has been quite a while since we’ve chatted about B’s mudroom. Let’s jog your memory with a little before and […]

1 Fall Blazer, 3 Ways

Last week, Casey challenged herself to get a lot more use out of the suede skirt she added to her fall wardrobe by figuring out several ways she could wear it BEFORE putting it away in her closet. That sounds so simple, but this strategy has already helped Casey get […]

Our First Ever Kitchen Renovation: Landing On A New Layout

Welcome to the official kick-off of our first ever KITCHEN RENOVATION here on the DIY Playbook. We’ve tackled a lot of projects over the past five years, but we have never undergone a full kitchen reno. To say that we are super excited is quite the understatement. But let’s be […]

How to Make a Fall Candle Holder In 2 Minutes

I’m a BIG candle lover. I light one every single night and love the fragrant aromas and soft glow of a nice candle lit in our home. This candle from Anthropologie is my favorite and I always have one on hand, but I also buy other candles to bring in […]

Our Trader Joe’s Grocery Shopping List

Trader Joe’s is one heck of a popular place. And for good reason…they have incredible prices, such a good selection, and even the people working there are always soooo happy (seriously, how are they so chipper?)! When Finn and I lived in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, TJ’s was our […]

How to Replace a Garbage Disposal By Yourself

A few weeks ago, I got a text from Finn that said we had a puddle of water underneath the kitchen sink. Ugh. Not the best text message to receive. After investigating further, we realized that the water was dripping from our garbage disposal. I figured that it might just […]

3 Ideas to Wear a Suede Skirt for Fall

When it comes to my wardrobe I’m pretty basic. I usually gravitate towards the same pieces over and over again…sweaters, jeans, flowy blouses, and lots of neutrals. But I recently saw a suede skirt online and I was instantly smitten.Skirts are not usually in my wheelhouse when it comes to […]