Deuce Cities Henhouse

About Our Gus

Hey Friends. I’m gonna talk a bit about the Allen fam today. Some of you may have noticed that I’m not posting as frequently as I was a few months ago. There’s a good reason for that: our youngest Gus has been taking up a lot of my days. We’ve been taking trips to the zoo, visiting the library, going to IKEA for fun, running errands together, you name it. Now that his older brother is at kindergarten every day it has been nice having some one-on-one time together, and we’ve had a blast. READ MORE
in Gus, My Life

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 READ MORE
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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 READ MORE
in Inspiration, My Life

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 READ MORE
in Inspiration, My Life


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 READ MORE
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