nataliejost Teaching the twins to make their own clothes. They're stunned to find so much math involved. // #homeschool #sewing #handmade #handmadeclothing 7h

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nataliejost Reflecting on times when the big girl was a little girl, when she routinely pretended to laugh at my lame jokes, when she put thought into her appearance, and when she chased me to the car when I ran errands so we could have a little more alone time. I know she'll be back one day but these teenage years are harder than I thought they'd be. #tbthursday 10h

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nataliejost New ruffly coffee sweaters to test at market. If you'd like to test one before then, I'll send you one at wholesale. It'll be $10, US shipping included. Just PayPal me with a note about color preference if you have one... natalie@olivemanna.com - I have plenty available but if I get too many requests I'll delete this note.
Requirements from you... I ask that you please USE IT!! And then just email me with your thoughts.
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  •   harr3341 Pretty! 1d
  •   harr3341 What size cup do they fit? 1d
  •   nataliejost @harr3341 any paper coffee cup, starbucks personal cups, even a pint glass. We also use them for ice cream and froyo. 22h

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nataliejost Bikes and scooters by the river in Newburgh. Love this time with my girls. 2d

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nataliejost Happy 86th birthday, Nan! Thank you for making me laugh and teaching me to knit. And for making the English accent feel cozy and familiar, and for letting me borrow your smart minimalist style sometimes. 😎 2d

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nataliejost My basil is growing and she loves her #Evansville mug by @steadfastmedia - available at @shoprivercity #shotinthekitchensink 3d

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nataliejost Monday is now park day. The kids run around while I make swatches. #homeschool #workingmom #recessfirst #bulletjournal #crochet #malabrigoyarn 3d

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nataliejost Enjoying some farm fresh eggs thanks to a new friend in the country. 4d

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nataliejost First show of the year: Funk in the City with @sixthstreetsoapery and @evansvillecollective -- shop today until 4! #olivemanna 5d

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nataliejost Getting ready for April tomorrow, listening to a twittering of birds trickle in the front door.
This bullet journal is teaching me things. I'm learning I don't need lines and graphs to make a calendar. The simple list format is easier on the eyes, to write, and to follow.
I'm learning I'm more apt to complete a task if I'll have to rewrite them all tomorrow.

I'm learning to record small sentences throughout the day and then refer back to them days later when I forget which day what happened. I have proof now. Well, proof that I'm getting older and can't remember stuff.
And I'm learning how to filter out what everyone else is doing because of all the pages ripped out that didn't work for me. I'm so much more minimalist than I know.
Here's to spring, and the fifteen anniversary with my guy in a couple of weeks. ️ // #writing #bulletjournal #planner #calendar #journal #bulletjournaling #april2016 #lifeonpaper
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  •   cohesive_home Yes!! Love using a bullet journal. Feels so nerdy and so good. 3w

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nataliejost Years ago, in a pinch, I grabbed a yellow colored pencil from my daughter's stash to use as a highlighter for my bible. It worked so well I only use colored pencils now, although I've switched to softer colors over the years. // #bulletjournal #dayplanner #diyplanner #calendar #organization #gtd #howiwork #productivity #highlighterpencil #coloredpencils #journalingtips #biblehighlighter #biblenotes #commonplacebook #notesonlife #nataliejostwrites 1mon

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nataliejost A little different Future Log, I prefer to see dates lined out so I need 1/2 page instead of 1/3. I also think 6 months out is too far for me to think about so I do 3. The last space is my "future" tasks, things I'd like to do but have no clear deadline yet. Once I decide when they'll be done, then I put them on the current month page. // #bulletjournal #dayplanner #diyplanner #calendar #organization #gtd #howiwork #productivity #nataliejostwrites 1mon
  •   cbraden7 I recently started my bullet journal! Love seeing how others set their up - thanks for sharing a glimpse into yours I'm still trying to figure out what works best for me. 1mon
  •   nataliejost Me too @cbraden7! And I hear you. I started out copying bits and pieces of other people's journals but now I'm back to the basics. Just the three planning pages and maybe just one budget page for keeping the bills paid. 1mon
  •   makermonthly Great shot 1mon

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nataliejost Dropped the big girl off at the university for an engineering tour. She wanted to do it until she got into the stadium seated lecture hall filled with squealing girls all talking over each other and their mothers. Feeling her pain, I swallowed my empathy and made her stay. She's eating her broccoli right now but it's gonna do her so much good. Every day with this girl makes me wish I hadn't been so hard on my mom when I was thirteen! #jostschool #learningeveryday #homeschool #uofe 2mon

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nataliejost Lasagna at the ready. Diana Krall on the Bose and Peggy Lee on deck. Friends due in 45, it's a good day. 2mon

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nataliejost This coffee table has been my nemesis for several years as its orange-y wood top grew more dingy and stained, scratched and dinged, but not in that cool rustic way. I've hated it so much. But today, when I realized I had half a jar of paint left from another project, I gave it new life and now it's my favorite thing. This light gray looks amazing against its cast iron frame. I haven't been a fan of chalk paint in the past but I think now it was just that I couldn't find the right color for me. This one is Faded Burlap and the brand is Heirloom Traditions. 2mon

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nataliejost Coffee sweaters get more beautiful as they're washed and worn. They'll also fit your pint glasses and mason jars, for anything else you like to drink. See olivemanna.com for more. { Lιnĸ ιn proғιle } // #olivemanna #handmade #handknit #knitted #buyhandmade #buylocal #shopsmall #handmadelasts #coffeecozy #betterthanstorebought #nataliejost #knitbynat 2mon

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nataliejost Before & After: handmade washcloth brand new and after six months' use. Gets softer--and stronger--over time. I still get a little giddy when I pull mine out of the dryer fresh and clean and new again. ️ I use them on my face and in the kitchen, and I've thrown out all the store-bought rags. // $10 each at olivemanna.com // #olivemanna #handmade #crochet #washcloth #crochetwashcloth #gris #gray #minimalisthome #minimalstyle #classichome #vintagestyle #favoritethings #minimalhome #minimaldecor #minimalistkitchen #facecloth #minimalistgifts 3mon
  •   christinaemiliephoto Love, LOVE!!! 3mon
  •   tabknits I like knitted washcloths better but they take so long! This looks like a good crochet stitch to try though 3mon
  •   nataliejost @tabknits yes, my favorite washcloths are the ones I've knit but each took nearly two hours each, which is twice as long as these. I plan to write up a pattern for these very soon, so stay tuned! 3mon
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nataliejost Luxe washcloth finished, using Louet Belgian linen. Throwing it in the wash now for its first softening. 3mon

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