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Kitchen Addition Update #1

Hey Guys! Hope you have all been doing well. I've been doing great over here. I've been eagerly awaiting the beginning of our kitchen remodel and half bath/mudroom addition. It's started in early May (apprx 6 weeks ago) and it's slow going, so I've been taking a lot of snap shots as the days roll on to share here, and make time flash forward in blog minutes. To remind you, this whole project is set to wrap up the last week of October 2022. We are adding on to the back of the house which will allow us to take make our current kitchen/pantry/mudroom into one large kitchen and the new addition will allow space for a mudroom, coat closet and half bath! Outside we'll be adding a new stoop, walkways and patios. We are stoked! READ MORE
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It's Bonkers

It’s Bonkers

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Ten Year Video House Tour

Ten Year Video House Tour

Hey! So stoked to share this post today. Welcome to my first ever video house tour! We just celebrated the anniversary of our 10th year in our home! Can you believe it? Neither Jeff or I have lived in one place for so long, our home really has become part ...
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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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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.