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Hey, wow! I never expected it to be nearly a year in between posts. Shit. How fucked up was that last year? What an absolute major bummer quarantine was. I felt like before covid I was in such a groove with the blog, and then it turned quickly turned into not being able to give any effs about anything and just surviving day-to-day. That sounds dark, but that year was dark! My kids did distance learning READ MORE
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Reveal : Cabin Pantry

Reveal : Cabin Pantry

Hey-O! I spent a little time at the cabin this week waiting for a special delivery and I was able to wrap up the pantry. We’ve been planning and working on the pantry here and there since the beginning of the new year. If you need a refresher on the ...
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Welcome Loon

Welcome Loon

Hey guys! We are crazy and got a third cat! I know, what are we thinking? Totally nuts. It all started when our friends girl cat snuck out of the house for a night and we thought that maybe she would be having kittens this winter. Turns out it was ...
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Reveal : Workspace Refresh - Office Storage

Reveal : Workspace Refresh – Office Storage

Hey! I’m back for part two of my office refresh. Redesigning my office space was part of my plan for a fresh start to the New Year. I wanted to start 2020 on the right foot, and for me a big part of that was getting my office space whipped ...
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Cute Cleaning Supplies

Cute Cleaning Supplies

I've been on one lately. Ever since the beginning of the year I've been crushing my organization and cleaning goals. It feels great, I'm finally on the side of the fence where I feel like I'm keeping my stuff organized and tidy, and just knowing that everything has a place ...
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Kids' Room - Makeover Attempt 2.1

Kids’ Room – Makeover Attempt 2.1

After getting super excited and wanting to dive right into the bathroom facelift that I wrote about last week, I realized I needed to slow my roll and pull in the reigns. I had other projects that I had started and hadn’t finished yet, and before I could allow myself ...
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Cosmetic Updates in Our Most Used Bathroom

Cosmetic Updates in Our Most Used Bathroom

A lot of you have probably never seen our most used bathroom – our second floor bathroom which all four of use every single day. It’s obvious that I haven’t ever given it much thought or care. Welcome to my most embarrassing post. A quick recap, I painted the vanity ...
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Modernizing the Medicine Cabinet

Modernizing the Medicine Cabinet

It’s has always been my goal to reuse what I can when I can. I surprised myself when I realized that the mirror I had envisioned for the cabin bathroom was sitting right in front of me. When I was mocking up ideas and plans for the cabin bathroom I ...
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Swimming in Italy

Our Kids Are World Travelers Now!

This fall we embarked on our first international trip as a family. Jeff, myself and our two boys, Finn (11) and Gus (8) took two weeks and headed east to visit London UK, Moneglia Italy and Paris France. Traveling has always been important to Jeff and I and we've done ...
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Hi! I’m Alison Allen

I started Deuce Cities Henhouse in 2009 – a blog about fixing up and restoring my 110-year-old Minneapolis home and updating our worn out and out, dated Wisconsin cabin. My family and I (my husband and two boys) moved into our current home nearly ten years ago, and since then I’ve been chronicling my journey of owning, renovating, decorating and DIY-ing our home.
 
I’m passionate about empowering women to take on projects that they might have normally not had the confidence to do, incorporating modern design and aesthetic into my home, thoughtful design solutions, and landscaping. I’ve done it all, from easy do-it-yourself home improvement projects to full on renovations and remodels.