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Natalie Jōst  Knit. Crochet. Homeschool. Bujo. EVV. Minimalism. @olivemanna @acommonplace • Twitter+Pinterest @natalie • Evansville, Ind. California native.

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Now that I'm ridding the windows of curtains I wound up with a spare magnetic towel bar, so it's on the fridge holding cooking magazines. //
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#ohhello #howaboutthat #neatideas #homedecor #kitchenhelp #cookingtips #kitchentricks #fridgedecor

Commission for a batch of coaster #doilies means I'm crocheting for days. These are the designs that have been most popular. Three different decorative lace squares and a six-point star. Until I work up the official pattern feel free to zoom in on this and try it yourself. .
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Note however, my shorthand leaves out some specifics so instructions are designed for refreshing my memory rather than teaching others. .
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#handmade #seedstitch #cleandesign #livesimple #livingsimply #minimal #minimalism #minimalismo #minimalist #minimalistlife #natural #neutrals #simplelife #welldesigned #wool #woolyarn #yarn #crochet #crocheting #crocheted #crocheteverything #crocheteveryday #lovetocrochet #crochetlife #everyday #coffee #coasters #doilies

We've been in this house for over ten years now and have always had curtains up for privacy. I prefer bare windows but we can literally reach out the window and touch our neighbors. So I don't know why it took us so long to figure out this frosted glass option. It's a special adhesive material that lets in all the light and gives us all some piece of mind. I mean I like my neighbors but yeah, a little privacy is essential. //
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#homedecor #home #house #decor #decorating #lovedecor #instahome #minimalist #minimalism #minimal #handyhusband #minimalismo #minimalistlife #limesimple #livingsimply #simplelife #neutrals #natural #cleandesign #welldesigned #windows #diyhome

Do you want this incredible macramé table runner? It's on sale! One of my favorite artists, @elizabethmctague is having a sale tonight at @shoptallulahtallulah several cool pieces!

This one wanted so badly to play at the park and have a picnic. I brought a blanket just in case because it's not quite warm enough yet.

The girls are thriving in their new school room. My basement studio is a rectangle with a half wall dividing it. So I squished @olivemanna stuff over and gave the girls the other half. //
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This has helped us both with school and work. Previously we were upstairs in the dining room and I could never manage to get any work done. Now I can work along side them. And they weren't focused on school as well with no designated place to turn everything else off. //
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Also, so thankful for the freedom from valentines. Not the day, but my word, the treats and crafts for 20plus kids (x2 for twins)! 💆🏻
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DETAILS: map is a wallpaper pattern pasted on poster board, then attached to the wall with @3m #commandstrips. / chalkboard is a $0.50 rummage sale find. / spools and jar are for compliments. Each time the girls say or do something nice for each other they get a spool. When the jar is full we get to go do something fun like hot cocoa at @lucidcoffeebar / aloe plant is growing in vintage pottery from @firehouseantiques
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#homeschool #schoolroom #decor #homedecor #schooldecor #homeschooling #homeschoolmoms #forkids #iloveschool #ilovehomeschooling #schoolathome #homeschooldecor #homeschoolideas #homeschoolers #homeschoolersofinstagram #oldmaps #chalkboard #greenchalkboard #vintagechalkboard #aloeplant

A new future log, a little more visual for me. I have a mini cal for each and colors for each event. Plus a "someday" area for things that need to be scheduled or things I want to do but don't know where it will fit in. //
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#bulletjournal #bujo #bujolife #bulletjournaler #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bujoweather #weather #bujocalendar #calendar #diyplanner #notebook #journal #futurelog

The whitest part of the house. The kids ask me sometimes, "why do you like everything white so much?" And I say, "so I can see everything else." .
Too much color and my mind doesn't know what to focus on. Neutral tones provide a background and allow important things like people to make sense to me. It's taken me a long time to figure this out, but it's what I need to be calm and focused instead of scatter-brained and flighty. If you've met me in a colorful worldly place, you can probably see what I mean. ;) //
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#minimalist #minimalism #minimal #minimalismo #minimalistlife #limesimple #livingsimply #simplelife #neutrals #natural #cleandesign #welldesigned #homedecor #home #house #decor #decorating #lovedecor #instahome

I forgot to post this morning's french toast casserole. It was so good everyone had it for lunch too! Emma was my helper. 👩🏻‍🍳 I'll post the recipe tomorrow, but you can google it. The only thing I do differently is NOT soak the bread overnight. Always too soggy. I let it sit about 15 minutes and it's fine, perfectly moist in the middle and crunchy on top. //
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Also, I like to make this when I have aging bread that needs to be eaten up. In this case it was a bag of hamburger buns when someone used the hamburger meat without asking me what it was for. 😏 I kept putting off getting more so we had all these buns.

Thrifting. My favorite thing after knitting is walking around by myself through aisles of flea market junk. Somewhere, tucked in all that junk is an old kitchen gadget, or a handmade bedspread from a hundred years ago, another vintage plate to add to my collection. I keep stacks of them so the kids can use and learn appreciation for them, and also not feel terrible when one breaks. And all of my finds will likely outlast all the current stuff on the market, my old glass, steel, ceramic, and wood will be here long after Target stops selling plastic and MDF. // #vintage #vintagehome #instavintage #antiques #ilovevintage #allthingsvintage #fleamarket #historyinobjects #loveofhistory #loveofvintage #alongtimeago #wellmade #cardcatalog #librarylove #vintagelibrary #instavintage #vintagehome