Deuce Cities Henhouse

Wait For It

So, guys. I've been wanting to buy this certain rug for the boys' room for a long time, and after waiting for-like-ever, we finally purchased it last month. I know, buying a rug isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but I thought that after waiting for so long it was at worth a blog post. There’s a lot that happens to your relationship to an object or thing if you decide to hold off and wait for it. Either the heart grows fonder or you get over it, (and go out with someone else). READ MORE
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in Around the House

5 Years in a 100 Year Old House

Hey guys! We've moved into our 5 years ago this month! That's the longest I've ever lived in one place since moving out of my folks' place - head's up - that was 15 years ago! We love this house so much, like the most! We'll be staying here for the long haul. We've/I've been busy the last few years really trying to make this house our own. I believe that making a home is one of those things that really happens over time, in layers. I couldn't imagine making it all happen overnight like it READ MORE
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in Around the House

Adding Color to the Boys’ Room

Five years ago this month we moved into this house. The entire place was painted in a terrifyingly boring light brownish-yellowish color that was well past its prime, if there ever was any sort of prime for that brand of mediocrity. Bottom line: everything needed a fresh coat of paint. The first thing we did when we moved – like literally, before we unpacked a single bag – was tackle the bedroom of our then-20-month-old son, Finn. We painted his room a bright yellowy-green. There was no plan READ MORE
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in Around the House, DIY, Sponsored

A Bit of Spring

One of my new favorite things is growing mini bulb gardens indoors. Last fall and winter I grew paper white bulbs inside of these small, matte, pale coral "bowls" I picked up at CB2 last spring. I really enjoyed having these mini gardens for a good chunk of the winter as semi-permanent floral arrangements on our bed side tables. I was hungry to find bulbs to grow in these small pots this spring. I couldn't resist when I saw a spring bulb arrangement wrapped in purple foil at the grocery store READ MORE
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in Around the House, Decor

Adding a Record Stop to Basic Shelves

I'm dedicating this post to all the folks out there who use Expedit (or the newer Kallax) Ikea shelves to store their record collection. For us, these bookshelves have been terrific for our records, they fit the height of a record nearly perfectly and are able to hold a lot of records. We've had our shelving system for 5 years, and there has been no warping or sagging - this seems impossible but I think the geniuses at Ikea probably did some sort of math and calculated the perfect amount of spacing READ MORE
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in Around the House, DIY