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 country nest!] I had every…

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 its moment in the spotlight…

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 then. And then we bought…

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 so excited to be joining…

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 we shared our 2018 renovation…

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 mud on the walls: Awesome,…

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 to be desired. I was…

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, rather than later, please. I…

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 office/panty/closet but today we wanted…

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 more regular exercise. It’s been…

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 us! The Creative Gallery Hosted…

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 quite a scare this week.…

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 same level as my…

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 Passion Gemma at The Sweetest…

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 to spur even more inspiration.…

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 Passion Gemma at The Sweetest…

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 a half instead of every…

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 Passion Gemma at The Sweetest…