Deuce Cities Henhouse

Coming Home to a New Rug

Hey Guys. Sorry for the radio silence. I didn't intend to be gone so long. The kids are on summer vacay, and now that everyone is kinda old, summertime has been really fun! The boys' friend Elsa is staying with us during the weekdays -- we've been spending mornings at the beach for swimming lessons, and evenings at the park for little league. I'm trying out that free range parenting thing, the kids are so grown up, its really been pretty wonderful to see them find pride in responsibility. READ MORE
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in Around the House, Decor

Simple Landscape Lighting

Guyses! Earlier this spring I made the biggest easiest improvement to increase our nighttime backyard chill vibes, and it was so incredibly simple. I'm unlocking the mysteries of landscape lighting for ya. I command (yep, command) you all to follow my lead and do the same with your outdoor spaces! So, I always thought you had to have tons of money and an electrician to enjoy a nicely lighted landscape. I mean that would make sense to me, for lots of reasons. Number one, we're talking about READ MORE
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in Around the House, Outdoor

Mini Makeover : Front Porch

Dudes! My front porch has been kind of magical lately. I should say, it's always been magical, but now it's really magical. If you've followed along, you know that I have always struggled when it comes to designing this space. The biggest challenge of course is the small size, it's a front porch, so it's tiny. It comes off about seven feet from the front of the house and is about 20 feet long, oh, and there is the entry to our house right in the middle of it. It's been a difficult to find READ MORE
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in Around the House, Porch

Stoop!!!

This post has been such a long time in the making. It makes me so happy that I might fill this post with overly positive words and phrases. You guys!, six year, that's how long it's been since we moved into this house. Six years ago I was staring at an ugly white house decked out with lots of mint green trim, green stairs, green awnings, and no landscaping to speak of. I swallowed hard when I agreed with my Jeff that this was the best house for us. Was it my dream house? Let's just say it had READ MORE
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in Around the House, Outdoor

Easy Target Hack

Hey Guys! Here is a quick post that I wanted to share regarding this bentwood lamp from Target. The table lamps are on clearance right now for $30 bucks, and they are super easy to transform into sconces - in case you be needing a bentwood sconce. I just grabbed my jigsaw and chopped the bottom right off! After chopping the base off the lamps, I used a countersink drill bit to make a flush hole in the shank, and then screwed them directly to the wall. The sconces flank my vestibule and I READ MORE
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in Around the House, How-To, Porch