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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…

wood table with greenery and pink flowers

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…

The Creative Gallery #268

Hello friends! Welcome back to another week of The Creative Gallery! I also want to let you know that this will be our last Creative Gallery. It’s been so fun seeing all your creative projects on a weekly basis; thank you for linking up with…

eucalyptus vase with old window on table

Friday Nesting | January 26

Happy Friday, friends! It’s about that time I start craving bright colors and while I was reminiscing on last year’s spring entryway, I stumbled on this picture that’s perfect for this week’s update… You see that sweet boy soaking up the sun? Well, he gave us…

quick and easy venison stew in white bowl

Comforting & Quick Venison Stew

Sharing a comforting and quick venison stew recipe that is sure to keep you warm during this cold winter months!  Confession time, friends: I am not even remotely close to being a fan of cooking. Much to Brett’s disappointment, my cooking skills are at about…

The Creative Gallery #267

Hello friends! Welcome back to another week of The Creative Gallery! The Creative Gallery Hosted by: Kristi at Making it in the Mountains Emily at Our House Now a Home Sarah at Making Joy & Pretty Things Kelly at North Country Nest Erin at DIY…

How We Plan Our Home Renovation Projects

I will never forget the wide eyes Brett and I had the first time we walked through our house. Every room we stepped into was met with endless possibilities of changing layouts, moving walls, adding closets, changing doorways…anything and everything was thrown out there, hoping…

The Creative Gallery #266

Hello friends! Welcome back to another week of The Creative Gallery! The Creative Gallery Hosted by: Kristi at Making it in the Mountains Emily at Our House Now a Home Sarah at Making Joy & Pretty Things Kelly at North Country Nest Erin at DIY…

Rustic Winter Entryway Decor for the Minimalist

I’ve been on a minimalist kick lately, which probably has to do with the endless headlines screaming, “purge, clean, organize!” every time I scroll through my Pinterest/Instagram/Facebook feed. To be clear, when I say ‘minimalist,’ I mean only going to Target once every week and…

Rustic Winter Guest Bedroom Decor

It’s a new year, so inevitably I got the itch to rearrange furniture. Since we’re prepping for the demo of the middle area, furniture is already being swapped out and moved around in the living room – if you follow along on Instagram, you know…

The Creative Gallery #265

Hello friends! Welcome back to another week of The Creative Gallery! The Creative Gallery Hosted by: Kristi at Making it in the Mountains Emily at Our House Now a Home Sarah at Making Joy & Pretty Things Kelly at North Country Nest Erin at DIY…