Now, back to your regular scheduled post....
Welcome back to the DIY Playbook, we are so thankful that you're here. If you've stopped by for the same reason I think you you have (some DIY fun, of course).... you can do this! Whether you're a hall-of-famer or just a rookie like
I hope that this blog does just that.... urges you to "get a mitt, paintbrush, stencil, hammer, or drill and get in the DIY game"
My name is Bridget O'Connor, and I grew up in a southern suburb of Chicago. I have a wonderful family that doesn't necessarily love, love, love DIY as much as me, the middle sister, but supports my crazy ideas anyway. I have two sisters that are my best friends, and we share parents that are the most selfless, supportive, and hardworking people we know.
Growing up, we lived in a modest ranch that we affectionately named the Chestnut Club. My parents treated the Chestnut Club as another member of the family, showering him with endless love, sweat, and commitment; keeping him up-to-date, fashionable, and always a proud staple of the O'Connor clan.
one or this one) and gossiping like old times. We're teammates, best friends, and starting this blogging journey as complete rookies.... together.
My other DIY partner-in-crime and teammate is my uber creative and supportive boyfriend, Matt. After Matt created a scrapbook of pictures and commentary of each of our date sites in honor of our first Valentine's Day together.... I knew he was a keeper. From our small town tours (complete with a favorite small town voting ballots) to hilarious rhyming stories he created to celebrate big events in our relationship, Matt is definitely a DIY-er at heart, and I'm so lucky to have him! I definitely could not have created this without his help and support of my garbage picking habits. More on that later...
Outside of my passion for DIY-ing, I work as a high school Family & Consumer Sciences/Special Education teacher. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember... read more about that here. This is a career that I absolutely love and a career that I am extremely thankful for everyday.
Join me as I try to juggle time with my family, friends, main squeeze, career, grad school and anything else that pops up along the way to continue my love for all things DIY. I hope to take my Rookie salary and Rookie status to transform my new house to a personalized masterpiece that I can call home. Just like my parents did for the Chestnut Club, I hope to mix the perfect ingredients of love, creativity and hard work into our new ranch in hopes that the Longview Lodge can be just a part of the family as the good old Chestnut Club. Take a tour of our new home here and check out our home announcements here!
Now that you know far more than you probably ever needed to about Bridget, it's Casey's turn to step up to the plate. Get to know more about my favorite teammate and DIY rookie, Casey, in tomorrow's post.