Deuce Cities Henhouse

Thinking About : My Dining Room

I'm back to my seasonal need to tweak everything inside the house. This happens every fall, it's that whole nesting thing. Our time outdoors is limited, daylight is waning, and we begin to nestle into our winter ways (I'm so damn poetic today). We spend a lot more time in the living room, even eating meals at the dining room table (novel huh?). It's nearly impossible for my mind not to wander when it comes to re-decorating these spaces. The dining room has never been a space that I've felt READ MORE
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in Around the House, Dining Room, Inspiration

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

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

Chairs in the Porch

Hello! How's it going? It's been pretty alright around here. Spring is really in the air (although there is a cool down coming this week). We've been spending our weekends in the porch, and it has felt great, like wonderfully insanely great. I've got lots of little seedlings growing indoors, living things are popping up out of the ground, and just today the ice went out on a lot of the local lakes. Spring is by far my favorite time of year. Like I said last week, I've been itching to get READ MORE
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in Around the House, Porch

All I want is Tidiness!

Hmm, I don't know what it is, maybe that two-and-a-half-month remodeling of the basement or could it be that my kids were making huge messes all summer long, but somehow my house is chaotic! I just want one of those houses that looks pretty, put together, and organized all the time, is that too much to ask? When the kids were younger I was so good at tidying up daily and staying on top of the ins and outs of the house, but right now I feel like it's just gotten so away from me. How do I get READ MORE
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in Around the House, housekeeping, Living Room