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The Boys’ Shared Bedroom Reveal

Wow! I would have never imagined that it would have taken me nearly a year to get the kids' bedroom project wrapped up to the point where I could post about it. My life has been consumed with helping my kids with their school work ever since March, and my priorities have had to shift a lot. I feel privileged to be have the availability to spend time helping my kids, but I have missed being able to work on projects. I've been slowly chipping away at their bedroom makeover project. I have had a paint brush at the ready trying to steal away 15 minutes here or there if the time allowed ever since we "moved back" to Minneapolis at the beginning of the school year... READ MORE
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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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Reveal : Modern Cabin Bathroom Remodel

Reveal : Modern Cabin Bathroom Remodel

I am so excited to share this post! It's been a long time and a lot of long weekends in the making. I started our cabin bathroom remodel at the end of July last summer. Our cabin is a busy place, and we needed our small bathroom to stand up ...
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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.