North Country Nest

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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Decor, DIY Project

Upcycled: Thrifty Lamp

This past Saturday, my mom and I went on a mini shopping adventure and decided to hit up a few thrift stores. I was on the hunt for a standing lamp for our living room and a desk. The first spot we went to was a small thrift store in Cambridge and can you guess my luck? Right there was a  ...

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The House Buying

The Number Eight

Eight. That’s the number of houses we looked at before we decided on ‘the one.’ I have thoughts and worries about whether or not we saw enough houses. Did we jump the gun too quickly? Did we choose something that isn’t the right fit? Most of all, how do you know? The  ...

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The House Buying

Starting the ‘Process’

We met in the summer of 2012 at a resort on Lake of the Woods, Minnesota (aka true North Country). Brett was a fishing guide and had been working on the lake since he was a kid. I didn’t have a job lined up yet after college graduation and my college roommate said she was spending the  ...

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