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Deuce Cities Henhouse

So, I felt like it was time to pop in and say, "Hi.” I haven’t posted much in the last several weeks because it hasn’t felt right. There’s been so many important things happening in the country and community that it felt trivial to post anything at all.... READ MORE
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Reveal : Workspace Refresh - My Desk

Reveal : Workspace Refresh – My Desk

I wanted to start 2020 off on the right foot, and I was in need of an office refresh. A few years back I carved out my own little office in an unlikely space spot in our home. We have this really cool 4 season sunroom off of our bedroom, I’m pretty sure that when the house was built around ...
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Cabin Floor Plan

Let’s Get Organized! Planning our Cabin Pantry

Being that it's the last day in January, I wanted to squeeze in a post about my plans for an upcoming organizational project. I know you have all heard of "spring cleaning" but honestly, what gets me through the middle and end of winter are indoor organizational projects. For me it helps to combat some of the SAD feelings and ...
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The Frame TV is My New Best Friend

The Frame TV is My New Best Friend

Hey Team! I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to just how much I love the innovation that brought me/you/us the Samsung Frame TV. If you’re not familiar with the Frame TV, it’s a TV that moonlights as framed art! Samsung designed a TV that displays digital art (when in art mode), is able to be mounted flush on ...
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Good Looking Humidifiers & Space Heaters (cuz winter)

Good Looking Humidifiers & Space Heaters (cuz winter)

Hey Team! It's that time of year, you know what I mean - you're always feeling chilled and your lips are always dry. It's all the best parts of winter (a major N-O-T on that one). I've recently been on the hunt for both a not-ugly heater for my office redeux after my previous cheap-o heater died at the end ...
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DIY USB Charging Hub

Make a USB Charging Hub

Hey budz! I’ve been busy reorganizing the DCHH headquarters (aka as my sunroom office). I’m obsessed with cord coralling and maintenance because it can have such a big impact on a space. Cords just look bad, there’s no two ways about it. To combat ugly cord scenes that we all live with on the daily, I devised a plan to ...
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Decorating in Stages While Still Achieving the Look Your After

Decorating in Stages While Still Achieving the Look Your After

Having the cabin has taught me a few things about design. It can be done in stages and having a plan is a really good thing. When we took ownership of the cabin we knew that we needed to make it our own, and fast. Jeff especially has a hard time seeing the big picture, and he had his hesitations ...
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Plans for my workspace Refresh

Starting the New Year with an Office Makeover

I wasn’t kidding around about the goals I set for myself for 2020 – I really want to give it my all and push myself to post twice a week. I figure if I don’t really try, I won’t know if it’s possible. Worst case scenario, I figure out what my limits are and I go from there. To start ...
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2019 Year and Review and Goals for 2020

A look back on 2019 & Goals for 2020

Friends, budz, guys, dudes, dudettes! I'm sharing a post today about the new year, my plans for it, and how I'm going to crush my 2020 goals. I'm also re-capping on all the cool stuff that got done in 2019. I'm so excited for the new year, I feel like this year it's really a fresh beginning for me. Welp, ...
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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.