North Country Nest

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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