Landscaping

Our New Retaining Wall + Front Porch

We’re sharing an update on the progress we’ve made on the outside of our home with a new retaining wall and the front porch. How is it already August? I don't know how many times I've sat down to write this post and then got distracted with something else.. so it's...

Our 2019 Landscaping Plans

The snowstorm of the century is expected to roll through tonight, through Friday, so why not talk all things landscaping? 🙂 Our yard has been a source of frustration since we moved in. Mainly because we haven't had the time to devote to making it look halfway...

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...
DIY Entrance Pillars

DIY Entrance Pillars

Make a statement with these DIY entrance pillars. Prior to moving in, Brett had mentioned here and there about wanting a statement entrance - you know... pillars, posts, a gate, etc. - to our house. Since he usually doesn't have a strong opinion on many of the things,...

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July 2016 Recap

July 2016 Recap

So here we are again, another month almost gone, in what seems like the blink of an eye. What we're excited about: >> I finished the painting the hutch and to hang it on the wall, Brett came up wit the brilliant plan to have the top sit on two pieces of scrap...

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Landscaping Tour: Summer 2016

Landscaping Tour: Summer 2016

When I was growing up, at every family function during the spring and summer months, my grandma, mom and aunt would get together and take a walk around the yard of whoever’s house we were at and look at their garden. They would talk and talk and talk about this flower...

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The Easiest DIY Patio Bar Ever

The Easiest DIY Patio Bar Ever

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and enjoying this fabulous holiday. Today I'd like to share a super easy, super quick, DIY project that took Brett approximately 20 minutes to make. So in case you ever find yourself in need of a bar top,...

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DIY Porch Pillow Cover

DIY Porch Pillow Cover

Are porch pillows called something different or are they still considered a throw pillow even though they’re outside? Whether it’s a throw pillow or a porch pillow, the problem was the same – our newly painted rocking chairs needed some color. The two-step plan is to...

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Friday Inspiration: Patio Edition

Friday Inspiration: Patio Edition

It’s that time of the week again and this Friday’s inspiration features some amazing patio decorations. Here in Minnesota, we’re actually heading back into winter. So, why not think warm thoughts and take a look at these beautiful additions to any patio? Just imagine...

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Oh, Hey!

We’re Brett and Kelly! A husband and wife team tackling our first complete home renovation. We love all things DIY, our two furbabes and lazy summer days out on the lake. Our mission? To inspire you to live a mindful life in a handmade home.

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