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Deuce Cities Henhouse

This weekend we celebrated Jeff's 32nd b-day, he's such an old man now! The weekend before I attended a baby shower for my cousin, and for both events I wrapped my gifts the same way, with white paper and black and white baker's twine. I know this isn't reinventing the wheel or anything, but I really like wrapping gifts this way because it looks sweet and thoughtful, and most importantly, READ MORE
in Crafts, Handmade Gifts

Easy Invitations

Hey Guys, I wanted to share with you this quick, easy and cool invitation that Finn and I made last week for his birthday party. This invitation is cool for a few reasons, for one it looks awesome. Secondly it's pretty easy, and requires little to no artistic skill. It is quickly made with a straight edge ruler, and it doesn't take a lot of time, or cost a lot of money. Do you remember making READ MORE
in Crafts, How-To, Stationery

Dyed Valentines for Kids

I don't know about you, but we've been working hard on our Valentine's over at Casa La Allen. It is Finn's 1st official V-Day at school this year and he is responsible for bringing a Valentine (or as I like to say "Valentimes") for each one of his classmates. Making Valentines involves a lot of stress and excitement for Finn, because he's a ball of anxiety just like his mom. He was desperate READ MORE
in Crafts, Elsa, Gus
Macrame Chairs! Hello everybody and welcome to the first ever Henhouse video tutorial. I know crazy, right? I'm not super good at these sorts of things so please let me know if I am missing any vital information. In the below vid you will see the looping method that is key to weaving a macrame chair. I tried to make the pics as thorough as possible so you would get the trick. READ MORE
in Crafts, How-To

Tutorial : Present Poms

  Poms! Hey e'rebody! I don't know about you but I have a TON of wonderful people in my life who have July birthdays. If you didn't know, July is a super trendy month to have a birthday ;) I was having trouble wrapping some gifts earlier this week for Finn's 4th birthday. Bows were in short supply so I decided to whip up some yarn poms and use them in place READ MORE
in Crafts, How-To, Needles n’ Yarn