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Monday, March 4, 2013

Welcome to the DIY Playbook!

Hello there and welcome to The DIY Playbook.  We are so happy (& grateful!) you decided to come check out our little piece of the blog world.

Now, you may be wondering, “What the heck is the DIY Playbook?”, and “Who are these Rookies?”

We’ll try and break these questions down for ya…
The “DIY Playbook” is a do-it-yourself blog designed to give you the “plays”, tools, and inspiration to makeover your home without breaking the bank.  Every project and craft that you’ll find here is something we’ve done and incorporated into our own homes.  Those projects range from decorating a vintage bar cart, to creating your own Valentine’s Day wreath, or even hosting a fabulous holiday themed party.  

We also believe we're a unique blog that caters to our generation. If you're a twenty-something a few years out of college, then you've probably outgrown the college dorm look, but don't have much money to make your new "grown-up" place look fabulous. We'll help you transition your pad from college-student to adult.

On the DIY Playbook you'll find step-by-step instructions and tutorials so you can easily (& cheaply) re-create our projects.

    
As you explore the DIY Playbook, you'll notice a sports theme throughout much of the blog. When deciding on a name and vision for the blog, we wanted to do something fun & different. Something where we could make ridiculous puns (i.e. hitting projects out of the park) and create a look and feel unlike other DIY blogs. 
Our +1's are sports fanatics, and they gave us the idea, courage, and inspiration to really bring the Playbook to life. They've been our biggest cheerleaders, and we're hoping you'll see them step up to the plate (ha) and post every now and then. 
We will try to post new content 4 times a week. We think it’s a pretty safe number. We don’t want to be an annoyingly-in-your-face-blog-where-we-post-100-times-a-day and you feel like you need to unsubscribe because you can’t keep up! Whoa take a breath there. 

And we also don’t want to abandon our readers for months on end, and randomly post a few times a year #notgonnahappenhere. 

Instead, we want to generate fun, interesting, and inspirational content a few times a week to get your creative juices flowing.

We call ourselves “rookies,” because we’re certainly not professionals. We’re not professional interior designers, decorators, or carpenters (Ha. Not even considered rookies on that last one…more like in T-ball when it comes to carpentry) And to top off our list of un-qualifications we’re definitely new to this whole blogging thing. #yikesdowehaveanytalents?
So why should you read anything we have to say? Well, we like to believe that we’re just like YOU! We enjoy reading blogs, pouring through home catalogs, and browsing Pinterest for craft and home d├ęcor inspiration. Through the years we’ve both succeeded (& failed) plenty o’ DIY projects, and we think we have some good tips and tricks to share.

So now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we want you to cozy on up to our blog, and take a look around.

Here’s the thing, we’ve secretly been working on this blog for about 6 months.  We’ve been too chicken perfecting all of the content…to give our site a look and feel that really screams “Bridget & Casey.” 
That means we have 6 months worth of posts ready for you! Yep, almost 50 posts in our archives that are patiently waiting to be clicked on!

Here’s a little cheat sheet on navigating our site…
Well if you’re here…then you’ve officially succeeded at Tip #1. To get to our site, all you need to do is visit DIYPlaybook.blogspot.com. Our site looks and works best with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and updated versions of Internet Explorer. For some reason, the blog doesn't look too great in older versions of Internet Explorer, so try not to visit us that way.
 
The tabs directly under our header offer you the best way to navigate our site. “Home” is where you’ll find the latest posts. So if you ever need to catch up on a few weeks worth of posts, just visit the "Home" tab.
Then once you get to the bottom of the page, click on "Older Posts" for even more DIY fun. 
“Play by Play” is essentially an archive of all of our projects. Everything is categorized by the type of project…Furniture, Organizing, Entertaining, etc. Just click on the thumbnail and you’ll be taken to that particular post.
The “Top Scores” tab is where you’ll find cheap-o deals and steals that we’ve found while shopping, antiquing, or even dumpster diving #nojoke
If you want to check out our digs (Casey’s loft & Bridget’s new house) just head to “Home Field.” There you’ll find mini home tours of our unique spaces. Just click on the image and you’ll be directed to the tours.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Don’t laugh at our scary, pics from childhood #yeesh
The "Contact" tab has info if you want to give us a shout.

Alright, alright, enough coaching! Take a look around & we'll be back tomorrow with more details about The Rookies!
 

12 comments:

  1. GREAT JOB LADIES.. HAVE FUN...

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  2. Love the blog!! Can't wait to see more! xoxo Deanne

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    1. Thanks Deanne! We are so happy to have you in our "Hall of Fame". Thanks for the blog love and support.

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    1. Thanks Clare! We added you to our "Hall of Fame". Thanks for being such a great inspiration as we start this new adventure.

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  4. Love this! Can't wait to scour your site to find stuff to do to spruce up my condo. Beautiful site!

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    1. Thanks Erin! We've got lots of great projects yet to come. Be sure to check back!

      P.S. Totally loving this quote from your blog..."My sarcasm hand is always raised and 90% of my iPhone photos are of my dog."

      Freakin' hilarious. You rock!

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  5. YAYYYY!!!! WHOOO HOOOOOO Finally up and running :))) So GREAT!! You girls are EXTREMELY talented :) xoxo

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  6. Thanks Lis! We are so grateful for all of your love & support. Your shout-out is much appreciated!

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  7. Such a fun blog! You guys really make DIYing look super fun! Excited to see what else you guys show us :)

    ~Lisha

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  8. I definitely went through all the "old" posts- loving the blog! As a 24 year old about to get her own place, I can't wait to gather my spare change and tackle some of these projects!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out Rachel! Good luck with your new place...I'm sure you will make it fabulous.

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