We Almost Sold Northern Nester (But Here’s What We’re Doing Instead)!

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Yes, Northern Nester was nearly sold

We had it evaluated and were in the process of signing on with an online business broker, but at the last minute, we changed our minds. 

Why did we almost let it go?

The truth is, homeschooling, no, just parenting, our 6 kids takes more of my time each year, and I felt like I could no longer keep up with the blog. It was starting to run me, instead of me running it

So, we had agreed to sell.

Most of you probably know we are in the early stages of building a house, and a lump sum of cash would be certainly be helpful (isn’t that always the case?!), but after more consideration, we realized Northern Nester is the ideal creative outlet in so many ways: aside from being a revenue stream, it has connected me with some of the sweetest people around the world who inspire me in the kitchen, and with my husband now working from home creating online businesses for other people, he is ideally suited to take care of the technical aspects of Northern Nester that get me bogged down. 

Peanut Flour Chocolate Cake (one of my favorite recipes!)

Recipe creation is an amazing niche,

but I also love gardening.

And house building.

American Kestrel – one of my colored pencil drawings from earlier this Summer (available as a print soon!) 

And art.

And animals.

And woodworking.

And thrifting. 

As our kids get older, their inner entrepreneurs are coming out too.  

With the plans of our new homestead well underway, we realized that we don’t have to stop, pause or sell Northern Nester; we can amalgamate our family endeavors and expand the niche. Northern Nester will be more than just a Trim Healthy Mama recipe resource: Lord willing, it will be rebranded in the near future as…

Northern Nester: A Simple Homestead

All the recipes are staying. 

All the recipes will always be THM-compliant, and/or gluten-free, sugar free, dairy-free, and Keto friendly. 

With hired help, my husband’s involvement, and the Lord’s blessing, we plan to grow Northern Nester! The homesteading niche fits so well with our family’s goals and endeavors, and it’s something each member can have a part in – another thing that’s important to us. Content management is what I was struggling to find my way with, and now I’ve got exactly that kind of help!  

What kind of content can you expect to find on Northern Nester in the future? 

  • Trim Healthy Mama recipes
  • Woodworking Plans
  • Gardening Tutorials 
  • Art Print Downloads 
  • Thrifty Decor Ideas
  • Large Family Minimalism 
  • Our daughter breeds rabbits…(and we’re hoping to get some chickens eventually…), so there’ll probably be a section about that too. 😉 

Coming soon to Northern Nester:

  • a new look 
  • new and improved navigation
  • options to sign up for all updates, or just the topics you’re interested in 

Moving from strictly recipes to a lifestyle niche gives us more opportunity to share our varied passions. In a sense, this blog has come full circle. I started Northern Nester with this genre in mind, but I didn’t have the resources to keep it going, so it morphed into a Trim Healthy Mama recipe resource. Now we’ve been blessed with the resources and the man-power to give it a fresh go. We’re excited to see how this unfolds! 

Instagram will be our primary outlet for sharing progress pictures of our Homestead build, the construction of our gardens, and thrifty farmhouse finds, so we invite you to follow the adventure there for the most recent updates!

Thanks for supporting us from Day 1 and for coming along for the ride! 

All the Lord willing (Proverbs 16:9).


Brad, Jacinda & the kids. 

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23 thoughts on “We Almost Sold Northern Nester (But Here’s What We’re Doing Instead)!”

  1. This all sounds wonderful. I used to read your homeschooling blog and LOVED it and was so encouraged by it. And I myself love all things “Home”. I have 4 more children than you and can relate to so much. Thank you for your sacrifice and the THM recipes that I am so thankful for. Your recipes were the first that I actually didn’t want to gag on. Thank you and thank you!!!

    I look forward to whenever you have the time to write. Don’t feel pressured to do anything you know that the Lord doesn’t want you to do. We understand your other obligations. I will be glad to read whenever you find the time. I also love the minimalist, clean house ideas! The “quieter” my house looks, the happier I am! Yes to clutter free.

  2. I’m very excited for you and your family! My sister told me about your blog and how great it was with focus on faith, family , food and fun…totally what we’re about…and we both enjoy your THM recipes. I wish you all of the best as you start to broaden your horizons and fulfill God’s plan for your life. Blessings and hugs from NY!

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