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The Garage Update: Putting Up the Walls

You guys. We have a GARAGE. Not just a slab… but actual walls and a covered ceiling and a doorway and window space and garage door space and oh my goodness, WE HAVE A GARAGE! Day one. The festivities began at about 6:30 a.m. on…

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No Bake Peanut Butter + Chocolate + Rolled Coconut Gluten Free Energy Bites

These no bake gluten free energy bites are made from chocolate, peanut butter and coconut; not only quick-and-easy to make but equally delicious! Friends. With the risk of sounding inappropriate, these chocolate coconut balls are ah-mazing. Get your mind outta the gutter. I’m talking about…

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Outdoor Deck Reveal + Decorating for Summer

Sharing details on the brand new outdoor deck + how we’re decorating for summer. [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!] Friends, we are so…

granola bar with chocolate chips

No Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Beat those hunger cravings with these delicious, no-bake gluten free chocolate peanut butter granola bars. Even better –  with only five ingredients, they’re quick and easy to make! I have a slight obsession with granola bars. And by slight, I mean total and complete love…

Summer Bathroom Decor

Sharing memories of summer and simple summer bathroom decor for ideas and inspiration. Hello, August. It’s nice to see you again. This time last year, we were hauling block for the garage foundation, counting down the days until we got hitched and had a stress…

7 Gluten Free Garden Tomato Recipes

Put those garden tomatoes to good use with these 7 gluten free garden tomato recipes.  I feel like it was just yesterday that we were planning the garden and picking out the veggies we were going to plant. There were endless discussions in the middle…

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Simple Summer Decor for the Kitchen

Add charm to your kitchen with these simple summer decor ideas! Lots of white space, minimal decor and fresh flowers on every surface!  As I mentioned in our guest bedroom tour last week, simplicity is the name of the game this summer. As I paired…

cucumber mint champagne cocktail

Cucumber Mint Fizz Cocktail

This easy-to-make cucumber mint fizz cocktail is a refreshing blend of garden ingredients and champagne – another perfect drink to enjoy during these hot summer days.  Apparently, July is drink-experimenting month here at North Country Nest. We’ve got a constant rotation of new veggies and…

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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. It’s the perfect drink for those relaxing summer days. [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…

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!]…

peach and lemon slice on smoothie

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…

front porch with white door

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…

vegetable garden at home with chicken wire fence

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…