Deuce Cities Henhouse

Go Jump in a Lake and Stuff

Hello bros, and Happy New Year! I missed you dudes. I just took a three week breather from the old blog and I'm not gonna lie, it felt pretty great! I really needed that time to prepare for the holidays and enjoy a bit of R&R with friends and fam. I hope you all had happy and safe holidays and NYs celebraishes too! We celebrate the New Year the same way we always do, a few of my pals jump into a freezing Minnesota lake, on a freezing New Year's morning - and I watch them. Then we drink and eat a lot. I'm really looking forward to getting back to house projects and blogging in the coming weeks and months. I've almost finished up this bedroom makeover thingy - I swear. I'll have more to share with you on that real soon and hopefully a reveal by the end of the month. Also we (the old man and I) are starting plans for a basement renovation (coming this spring) and I'll be sharing all the dirty details with you as they begin to be realized. I'm really excited about all the possibilities for that space. Anyway, there is stuff going on and many home projects to look forward to - hopefully it's enough to painlessly make it through these coming winter months. Also, I got a bunch of tools for Christmas and am looking excited to put them to use ;) Get the Scoop [...]
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Birthday Wishlist

Here are all the things you will need to be me in my dreams: 1: Dewalt Compound Miter Saw | 2: Dr. Martens | 3: 24mm EF-S Canon Lens | 4: Ferm Living Round Dorm Shelf | 5: Loom for Beginners | 6: Photographic Art for my Bedroom Wallz | 7: All the Flannel Shirts | 8: Cool Leather Jacket | 9: Pearl Jam Backspacer LP | 10: YakTrax Hey Pals. Oh man, I just celebrated my 33rd birthday this weekend. It was kind of awesome, kind of insane and slightly epic. I was wined and dined, went to a rap show, had breakfast at a restaurant WITHOUT KIDS and took a nap. It was great. I thought I'd share a few of the things I had on my wish list this year. The things on the top of my list; that newly released 24mm prime lens, followed up by a new pair of Dr. Martens. It seems like only yesterday I was tossing out my old awesomely worn-in pair from junior high - oh wait, it practically was. Oh yeah, and if you didn't notice, the 90's are cool again. I've been waiting for this to happen for the last 20 years. I am finally going to be the most fashionable lady around, the teens are going to want to be me! I never want this to end. Get the Scoop [...]
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I’m Blushing

Via Dressed and Educated Guys, there is something you should know abut me. I’ve spent a lot of my life avoiding the color pink. Why? Because it’s what we’re supposed to like, you know? When I was little I was super shy, any extra attention put my way was embarrassing, and doing girly stuff made me uncomfortable. I just didn’t feel super cool about calling attention to myself, and I felt like that was what the color pink was good for. It was like saying “hey, I’m totally a girl, look at me”. Even thinking about being that age and feeling that way makes me cringe now. I grew up a tomboy trying desperately to get as far away from anything pink as I possibly could. Boys were just funner, and more competitive, and I liked trying to keep up with them. My distain of pink didn’t end in childhood either, it continued into my twenties. I was tramping around the country with my husband’s band and there was no room for any pink in a van with four boys. I dressed in jeans and black hoodies, and didn’t wash my hair for days at a time just trying to fit in with the bros. It wasn’t until mid-way through college that I met my first real-deal best girl friend, and she wasn’t that girly either. However, she did know how to dress cool, and have awesome hair and girl stuff like that. I’ve learned a lot about being a girl from her. It took me awhile to warm up to this whole idea of being a girl with girlfriends and doing girl stuff that didn’t involve trust games in weird hotel rooms with boys at 2am. It’s Get the Scoop [...]
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Amped

Hey Guys! Just wanted to pop in and say that I am really feeling reinvigorated and positive about blogging, and projects, and life, and all that stuff. I always tone down the frequency of interior projects over the summer months for a few really good reasons. I don’t want to miss out on any of that sun and warm weather, our summers are packed with lots of vacation time and family stuff, and my summer projects mostly involve being in the garden. But most importantly I think taking things slowly during the summer months is a really good way to get amped up for that changing of seasons in the fall. We all need a bit of down time in our lives and perspective to survive the winter. Unlike previous fall transitions it’s been a bit different this year. Finn, my oldest, is in all-day kindergarten now, which leaves me and the little guy, Gus, with many hours to fill together. This is awesome because Gus rarely has one-on-one time with Jeff or I. He needs it, and we need it. I’m sure a lot of you parents of siblings understand this. Finn has a really large personality, is a bit competitive in nature and often needs to be the center of attention. Gus happens to be totally fine with this, as he prefers to sit back in the cut and take the world in at a slower pace. However, the little dude needs some time out of his brother’s big shadow. With Finn in school and Gus to myself I’m hoping for really great changes in Gus’ growth. We’ve got memberships to the train museum, the zoo, and the children’s museum. We have been Get the Scoop [...]
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Kindergartener!


You guys, something big happened earlier this week. My eldest son/dude started kindergarten. That is a crazy huge milestone for both him and me. I’m so totally excited for him as he’s been way ready to start school. He has one of those funny summertime birthdays and you can choose to send the kids when they are either five or six, we decided to send him when he was six, because it was good to have him around for just another year. However, he’s been out of his mind this summer – a ball of energy and questions with nowhere to unload them. I love the kid to death, but it was time for him to get out of the house and go hang out at school.

He’s done fine with the transition, and I know he’s gonna do great at ruling this school thing.

So that means I’m at home with just one kid, which is also totally crazy weird. I had worked up until Gus was born and was never at home with Finn full time. I’ve never had just one kid in my house day after day. I’m very much looking forward to having one-on-one time with my Gus.

Big things, big changes. Have a cool weekend, dudes!

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