North Country Nest

The house, The Yard

We’ve Added a Fence

We’ve Added a Fence Having a dog without a fence is not the most enjoyable situation. Especially when you live on a lake and said dog loves swimming. Or when said dog loves wandering off into the neighbors yard, crossing streets without looking both ways or chasing cats up trees. These  ...

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The house

The Thirty-Five Day Check-In

Our First Home Renovation: Thirty-Five Day Check-In It’s been thirty-five days since we closed on the house. Thirty-five days. That doesn’t sound like much. And it’s not really. We’ve got a never-ending to-do list and it’s only been a month. However, when I look back at what we have  ...

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The house, The Yard

Removing the Ramps

Removing the Outside Ramps Staying on trend with this house’s ridiculous need to have multiples of everything (four water heaters, three outside electrical meters, two furnaces, etc.) it would only make sense that there would be two outside ramps – one at each main entrance. The  ...

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The house

2016: Planning Ahead

It’s March 2016. Which means there are 10 months left in the year. Prior to moving in, Brett and I spit-balled ideas on what we wanted to do to the house. But we hadn’t made a solid plan as to what exactly we wanted to accomplish in our first year. Or what about the second, third and fourth  ...

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The house

The New House: A Tour

Yesterday, we bought a house. We’ve been talking about this day for months – what will our first project be? Will we spend the night? What tools do we need? What else do we need to bring over for the first day? What should we plan on getting done the first day? So, at 1:30 p.m., we  ...

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Recipe

Gluten Free Energy Bites

Over the course of my five (almost six) years of being gluten free, I have tried almost every granola bar under the sun. In my pre-gluten free days, one might have called me a granola bar connoisseur. To me, they were their own food group. Since being gluten free, I struggled with finding a  ...

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