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Simple Blue Summer Bedroom Decor

Add style and charm to your room this summer with these simple blue summer bedroom decor ideas that are sure to inspire you! Shop this room with decor sources at the end of the post. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small…

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Strawberry Mint Fizz Cocktail

Kick back and relax with this refreshing Strawberry Mint Fizz Cocktail. With only five ingredients, it’s the perfect drink for your garden mint! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks…

The Re-Sealed & Re-Painted Front Porch

See how we refinished our front porch with new sealer, new paint and a little bit of work. [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]…

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Garden Recipe: Five Ingredient Peach Rhubarb Smoothie

This five ingredient peach rhubarb smoothie is the perfect blend of sweet and sour and a great way to use that fresh rhubarb from the garden! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase…

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An Office Update: Floors, Shiplap & Barndoors

This latest update on the office includes all the details on the stained plywood floors, painted shiplap and perfectly rustic sliding barn doors! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made.…

Simple Summer Table Decor + Blog Hop

Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and family using these simple summer table decor ideas that are sure to inspire! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north…

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An Update on the Office & How to Install Wall-to-Wall Floating Wood Shelves

Sharing all the latest updates on the office and an easy-to-follow tutorial on building wall-to-wall floating wood shelves! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country…

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Simple Front Porch Decor + Blog Hop

Make a great first impression with these simple front porch decor ideas that add style and charm to your home! Recreate the look with decor sources at the bottom of the post. This front porch is in the middle of a makeover…it’s about to have…

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden: For Beginners

An easy-to-follow tutorial on how to start a vegetable garden – perfect for beginners!  Never in a million years could I have predicted this post. After all, I grew up allergic to anything plant-related. Avoiding the plant-spell was something that I prided myself on. And…

backyard hammock overlooking minnesota lake

How to Create The Perfect Lazy-Day Backyard Hammock Area

Create the perfect lazy-day backyard hammock area with these easy-to-follow and inexpensive ideas. Full product source list at the bottom of the post! [affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. thank you for supporting north country nest!] I am…

A Landscaping Update – What We Have Planned for Summer 2018

It’s May and spring in Minnesota has finally started to show it’s beautiful face. The snow cleared out last week which meant I could finally take some pictures of the yard and share what we have up our sleeve in terms of landscaping plans. When…

drywall in an office

Industrial Office Design Plans & Mood Board

Sharing our industrial office design plans and mood board decor options. We are finally at a place where it’s time to get serious about the industrial office design and decor plans. Here’s where we are at today; Brett just finished putting the first coat of…

white kitchen cabinets, green island and chalkboard wall

How to Repaint Painted Cabinets

Check out this great tutorial on how to repaint painted kitchen cabinets. Yes, it can be done and yes, it WORKS!  About this time two years ago I painted our kitchen cabinets. It was a huge learning project and one that left me with much…

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Simple and Romantic Spring Tablescape

Today we’re sharing a simple and romantic spring tablescape that is sure to inspire you!   Dear Spring, It’s me, a pleading Minnesotan who desperately needs some warmer weather, more daylight and sunshine. You’re welcome to show your face around here anytime you’d like. Sooner,…

Installing the Stairs & Framing in the Office

Hello? Is this thing on? It’s been awhile, huh? Did you miss us?! 😀 We are SO excited to share what has kept us busy the past few weeks. If you’re following us on Instagram, you’ve caught a few sneak peeks of the stairs and…

Friday Nesting | February 9

Are you getting enough sleep?! If not, try these tips and tricks for improving your evening shuteye. I LOVE these large scale portraits. Gunner and Moxie sure are cute and I would bet they’d look pretty great in a blown up picture. This simple and…

antique finish lamp on living room side table

Table Lamp Makeover With a DIY Antique Brass Finish

Easily add that timeless brass finish to your home decor without the hefty price tag. We’re sharing a table lamp makeover with a DIY antique brass finish.  If you’ve been wandering up and down the home decor aisles lately, I am sure you’ve spotted something…

Creamy Spinach & Bacon Spaghetti Squash

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy paleo-friendly, gluten free dinner, this creamy spinach & bacon spaghetti squash recipe is for you! I mentioned this a few weeks ago on our Instagram, but we started eating more Paleo-style foods and jumping back into some…

Friday Nesting | February 2

First and foremost, an update from last week on Gunner: He had his annual vet appointment on Tuesday and he is healing fantastically. Next Wednesday the stitches will be removed and he’ll be back to his normal! I think I mentioned this last week but…

Lessons We’ve Learned Blogging & Celebrating Our Two Year Blogiversary

Today we’re celebrating our two year blogiversary and sharing the lessons we’ve learned from blogging. I cannot believe it’s been two years since we created this little piece of the Internet. Brett’s been away for almost two weeks and as I was talking to him…