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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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I don't often buy candles but when I do I look for containers I'll want to reuse for plants later. These three were all candles years ago. Now they hold new propagating plant babies. //
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#plants #houseplants #plantsofinstagram #houseplantsofinstagram #plantstrong #propagation #greenery #greenery_scenery #indoorplants #indoorgarden #natureinthehome #gardening #botanical #plantlover #horticulture #interior #plantfriends

With the windows newly bare, a valance is in order. Starting simple with clothesline and a dowel. //
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#macramé #macrame #windowtreatments #homedecor #whitedecor #handmadehome #handmade #diy #ropework #knots

These two...getting ready to rumble on my back deck. A split second later the shot was a total blur, just a cloud of feathers.

We've never had that perfectly match wedding china. I've always just picked up plates and cups and such here and there, at yard sales and vintage shops. It's all mismatched, and I never spend a lot, so when something breaks I don't yell at the kids (or in this case myself). I have one more vintage pink glass left and that's okay. .
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But now, this pink glass is so lovely, what can I do with it? It's wasted in a landfill. Ideas? //
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#vintageglassware #brokenglass #pinkglass #vintagepink #enamelbowl #pinkandwhite #vintagedishes #diyideas #howto #mosaicglass

Every day I make note of the weather forecast on our calendar. Today was the first day the weather matched our schedule and we were able to come down by the river to ride bikes. It's beautiful out here.

Monday we had a "twin date" which is what we call the day my twins have a play day with a pair of twins their same age. These four kids, all running around the house, up to all kinds of innocence, all while their mom and I, now fast friends, talk for hours and hours. It's like a retreat. She's such a gracious hostess and the kids just love each other in that way I think only multiples know. It's like an instinctive "you're my other" they exude. .
We spent all day, from 10am to 6pm and no one wanted it to end. ❤

Homeschooling and running a business from home at the same time is getting harder. Maybe not harder. More complicated? But today I got some stuff done on both sides, even if we quit school earlier than normal. //
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See @olivemanna for these new tags. //
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#diyhome #woodtags #packaging #storedecor #olivemanna #rusticwood #woodsy #elfin #fairygarden #fairyland #fairyparty #natural #etsy #etsyshop #storesupplies #gifttags #giftwrapping

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!