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

Ikea Picture Ledge

Hey Guys! Long time, no see. Things have been so crazy busy around here, it's nuts. I am losing my mind and have been laid up with a killer cold, but good work is happening. Anyway, I wanted to share a quick post about the basement. I couldn't figure out what to do behind the sofa, we had a big blank white wall, and figuring out what to hang on it was killing me. It really felt to me like we needed to have one large piece of artwork back there, but large artwork is not in the budget. Something READ MORE
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in Around the House, Basement, Decor

Make It : Swing Arm Lamp

Hey Guys! I've been drooling over the lamps at One Forty Three for what seems like years now, and every pic I see come through my pinterest feed featuring a swing arm lamp I automatically pin. I've just been waiting one to add one to the almost-finished-basement, and then I saw a recent ASK This Old House episode where they walk you through re-wiring an old lantern into a electrified lamp. Obviously, I wasn't going to be electrifying any lanterns, but I realized that the basic technique could READ MORE
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in Around the House, Decor, DIY, How-To

Backyard Hammock

Guys! Check out the best new thing to happen to happen to my backyard dream scene. My new hammock, lovingly given to me by my boys for Mo's day (aka Mother's Day). I'e been thinking a hammock could be a really great addition to the backyard for the last year or so, I just wasn't sure about the size. Our yard isn't that big, and the lawn is valuable real estate. There are baseball games, soccer fields, bocce ball courts, croquet courses and wrestling matches that need to have room to be played READ MORE
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in Around the House, Decor, Outdoor

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