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Casey & Bridget | DIY Playbook  Best friends and bloggers who are creating their dream homes, one elevated #DIY project at a time. Chicago, IL � diyplaybook@gmail.com

We get SO many questions about these frames (sized 16x20), which are actually some of our favorite black & white, matted frames! I used them here in my kitchen and Casey used them to create a gorgeous #gallerywall in her mom's condo. Our favorite part of these classic staples?! They are $14 from @michaelsstores!! We typically wait to buy them until Michaels runs a 50% off sale on all of their frames (which happens often!) and then we score these bad boys for seven bucks each. A whole gallery wall for under $50?! Yes, please! -B⁣
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I love everything about my oversized farmhouse sink, but the cabinet space underneath is a bit more limited because of the depth. Today on the blog, I'm teaming up with @grovecollaborative to showcase how I'm organizing our favorite cleaning products in this smaller space. And speaking of those products, I'm also sharing how we keep our white countertops clean (spoiler alert: we use Caldrea Spray that leaves our house smelling ah-mazing). More details on the blog... including a free offer to get some of our favorite products from Grove! Happy Friday, friends! -B #sponsored #grovepartner
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Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friends! Finn and I aren't really into this holiday and usually just like to share a bottle of wine and exchange cards at home. Except those usual plans were postponed because we're actually in Houston right now visiting his family (I'll be sharing more on stories)! In other V-day news, we're sharing the top home items that you love today on the blog! These are the most popular home decor products that hundreds of you guys purchased in the last year. There are some items on there that we knew would make the list (like my favorite indoor planter!), and others that really surprised us! Head to the blog today for the full list. -C || Shop my family room here http://liketk.it/2zOWK @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home
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When I shared our flooded storage unit fiasco on here a few days ago, I heard from hundreds of you guys. One of you lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, another in Hurricane Ivan. I heard from multiple people who lost their homes in fires and in floods. Hearing these heartwrenching stories put our "loss" in perspective. We still had a warm home to return to. We still had food in our fridge. And most importantly, we still had each other. ⁣

I'm sharing more about our flooded storage unit on the blog today (along with some pictures of the damage. Ughhh). I also dive into how we're not letting this setback put a damper on our 2019. A reader commented saying that she was excited to imagine what we've been forced to make physical room for and that comment really stuck with me. Maybe losing all of these possessions is making room for greater blessings to come our way. I sure hope so. I'm ready for them! -C

Bookworms, today's blog post is for you! I asked you guys to share your favorite winter reads and holy smokes did you send in a lot of fantastic suggestions! There are so many titles I want to dive into immediately! If you're looking for a new good book to read be sure to head to the blog today for dozens of amazing recommendations. Is it just me or is reading 100x better in the winter? I love getting cozy and diving in at the end of a cold day! What are you reading right now? Did I miss anything on my list? -C || P.S. Picture frame is from @michaelsstores. Our absolute favorite thin black frames (that we recently used in B's gallery wall in her kitchen!) that are so budget-friendly! ⁣
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Did you check out my after dark home tour today on the blog? It was so fun to show off our space when the sun goes down. I have a little routine around 5pm every night. I light a candle, put down our blinds, and turn on the lamps around our house (well, actually Alexa does that for me...trying our best to have a smart house!). I love this little routine and it helps me unwind and get ready for a relaxing evening in. Tell me about your evening routine! How do you prep your home for nighttime? -C || Shop my main room here http://liketk.it/2zOWu @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home
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Well, guys, it was an interesting weekend for the Finn family. A pipe burst in the storage facility where we store a lot of our childhood items, Christmas decor, patio furniture, etc (you can see the damage on Insta Stories). We headed there this morning to check out the damage and 90% of our stuff was destroyed. Even though we had most of our sentimental items in plastic bins, the water went up 3 feet high and submerged our lifetime of memories. It was crushing and I'm not gonna lie, we both shed a few tears looking at so many of our items ruined. I really lost it when we pulled out my wedding dress and it was soggy. All.the.tears. ⁣

The good news is, it's just STUFF. After losing a baby a few months ago, losing random possessions feels like nothing. We were able to save a few random items that didn't get touched by water and I'm taking my wedding dress in to see if a cleaners can salvage it for me (fingers crossed!). We both agreed that we'd rather have a ruined wedding dress than a ruined marriage. I suppose it's all about perspective. ⁣

It's been a rough 6 months for us and right when we think things are looking up, another bad thing happens. But I've got to think that it's going to turn around for us. We're trying to see the good and be grateful for our warm home, our life together, and our marriage. My mom said, "it gets darkest before the dawn." and I'm holding onto that. There just has to be good things ahead for us. 2019, we are here and ready for some good luck to head our way.⁣

Thank you for all of the sweet messages and words of encouragement (and tips on saving items and drying them out!) We feel so lucky to have this community of friends cheering us on even on our darkest days. Thank you for your continued kindness. Now, time for some wine!! -C

I DIY-ed these #bookshelves in Ben's #nursery around this time last year. I'm happy to report I still LOVE them and would highly recommend this super easy & affordable project. The only thing we've changed since hanging them is putting the big books on the top two shelves and the little ones on the bottom shelf. Ben looovveeessss pulling the books off the shelf. He points for us to put them back on the shelf, only so he can repeat the process... 8 more times, ha! If only he loved reading as much as he loved throwing the books!! To DIY your own #bookledges, search "DIY book ledges" on the blog for this easy step-by-step tutorial. -B ⁣
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One of my favorite parts of our entire kitchen makeover? Our @loweshomeimprovement farmhouse sink & Moen faucet. I never thought I could pull off an oversized farmhouse sink like this one, especially because my kitchen isn't huge. Spoiler alert: I quickly found out that I could... and I'm here to encourage others that you can too! Whether you're thinking about renovating or just want to swap out your current sink with a new, farmhouse option (swoon!!), I'm sharing the things you NEED to know before choosing the perfect farmhouse sink + faucet combo today on the blog. And yes, that includes an oversight I made throughout the process that I hope NO one else makes! Plus, lots of great faucet options from Kohler, Moen, Delta, and more! -B #LowesPartner #Ad⁣
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CONFESSION: When I took down my Christmas decor, I looked around at what was left and realized I was making a big rookie mistake in my home's decor. I had WAY too much word art around my house, which made the whole place seem far too talkative (eek!). I'm all about displaying meaningful quotes, but I do think there's a fine line between meaningful/motivational and overwhelming. Sharing my remedy for this common rookie mistake today on the blog. -B || P.S. That black and white art was a FREE #DIY project I did during Ben's nap time one day. I used @emilyaclark's tutorial and had new, gorgeous art to display in less than 15 minutes. If you're looking to replace the art in your frames with something new, but don't want to spend any money, this option may be perfect for you... and Frugal February-approved! #diyplaybookfrugalfeb
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"I'll be happy when..." ⁣

I have a baby. Get a promotion. Lose 5 lbs. Go on vacation. The weather warms up. I buy that new item. etc. etc. etc....⁣

Tell me I'm not the only one who gets caught up in this mind game of obsessing about the future and thinking your life will be infinitely better once you hit a certain milestone or check off a box?! I'm trying really hard to stop obsessing about the future and to start enjoying the here and now. But it's tough and I find myself getting pulled back into my fear for what happens next.⁣

Chatting more about this today on the blog, along with the book that has helped me soooo much during this time in my life where I feel like I have zero control. If you're feeling unsettled in your current situation and looking for guidance, I highly recommend reading my blog post today! -C || Shop my home office here http://liketk.it/2zHC6 #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home #LTKhome #interiors #sodomino #makehomeyours #thatsdarling #thehappynow #currenthomeview #homeoffice #theuniversehasyourback #gabbybernstein #smallspaceliving #mydomaine #smmakelifebeautiful #smallspacesquad #homestyling #myhomevibe #showemyourstyled #doingneutralright

We're back with another Reader SOS on the blog today. One reader asked our thoughts about wallpapering the back of her built-ins and we immediately thought of this gorgeous office space by our friend Sarah from @RoomforTuesday. We're obsessed with the textured grasscloth she used in her office...it adds so much interest and makes her accessories really pop off those shelves! We also help a reader with the layout for her long and narrow bedroom. Come check out our advice and submit your own space today on the blog! -C #diyplaybooksos #builtins #homeoffice

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