nataliejost Suddenly inspired today while listening to Wil Wheaton reading Ready Player One. Something about the way he said "games" made me think of making a soccer ball for a baby. 🏻Starting with some pentagons and moving to hexagons, I may be a little too excited about this. It's ridiculous. Also, not cooking or doing housework today. Sorry, family. 3d

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nataliejost Everything looks better in the morning. When my sketches go from head to thread it's not always as pretty as I imagined it to be. And then in the morning, when I'm seeing it all with fresh eyes, it all works out. Like life. ️ // #crochet #doily #pennants #bunting #cotton 3d
  •   annagram411 All of your stuff is beautiful... All the time!! I bought one of your dish cloths from @shoprivercity earlier this week that's too pretty to use for that, so I've got it set out as a doily 🏼 3d
  •   nataliejost Oh my gosh @annagram411 you crack me up. Thank you! But please use it!! I'll make you a doily. 3d
  •   annagram411 @nataliejost I've already got 2 legitimate doilys you've made I have a nice Olive Manna collection throughout my house. 3d
  •   raisingfernandez Your work is amazing! 3d

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nataliejost That time Audrey and I decided to walk downtown to see what's up and experienced our first Dead Sunday. (we had just moved here and didn't know everything is closed on Sunday). #tbt #evv #EvansvilleIN 4d

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nataliejost We've been looking for a new series to read and thanks to coffee with @fixitlaura this morning I have it. Thanks Laura! 5d

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nataliejost Having fun packing up these sets. Each one has different color twines to match the paper. ️ { link in profile } 6d

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nataliejost Currently working on a mixed pack of gift wrapping, to include this beautiful tissue paper. // #t #tissuepaper #patterndesign #birds #floral #happygifts 6d

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nataliejost Surprised the littles with homemade donut balls this morning, thanks to @kingarthurflour Spring issue of Sift magazine. They taste just like funnel cake! I was surprised by how quick and easy it was. #t 1w

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nataliejost My book hold came in! Excited about this one, so it better be good. // #ernestcline #readyplayerone #t #booksnataliereads 1w

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nataliejost People in Indiana ask me why I chose here (from CA). "But beaches," they say. Here's my beach. These golden flowers. #nosandinmybum 2w

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nataliejost Strawberry picking with the girls. They complained about the heat (70*) but still managed to get about 3lbs picked. // #summermemories #homeschool #kidsandfood #strawberries 2w

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nataliejost So much good stuff and nothing I can use right NOW. I'm terrible about buying stuff I don't need. Trying to break the habit otherwise it would all be mine! 2w

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nataliejost Prepping for another market this weekend. Thankful for friends who share the tent and the fun. Happy to have more new things to bring. 2w
  •   shellikah Ooh these are lovely! 2w
  •   skrhoades What market will you be at? Lyra and I have a table at CMOE (flee market fun) on Saturday. 2w
  •   nataliejost @skrhoades that's so fun. I wanted to do it this year but forgot until last night I saw it on Facebook. I'm going to be in Henderson by the river tomorrow. 2w

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  •   ajotablanco Oh my gosh. I did not know Farkle was occurring upstairs. True life... Used to play it on Facebook. Against random strangers. #addicting 3w
  •   nataliejost @ajotablanco next time join us! It's more fun IRL. 3w

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nataliejost Lord let me have opportunity today and let me not see it only after it has passed. // #prayers #bulletjournal #betterment #givemejesus 3w

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nataliejost For most of motherhood I've failed at French Toast. The girls all preferred Dad's. But not today.
We visited Emge's deli downtown last week and they made a masterpiece of breakfast. I said, "I don't know what you did with that French toast but it's amazing." "Texas Toast and cinnamon," she offered, without turning away from cooking the next customer's meal.
Well okay then. // #frenchtoast #breakfast #foods #yums #happykids
3w

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nataliejost Playing Farkle with Emma. Everyone else is sleeping in. 3w

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nataliejost Last night I got to share my adoption story on stage for @ltymshow in Evansville. Putting the story together I found this photo of me with my parents around the time I was first placed with them. This joy is what I felt last night.
And this morning waking up to comments and messages from people moved by the story, some personally affected by it.
I'm so thankful to @hillarymelchiors and @mammacake for putting on such a good show and giving me the opportunity to share. Also very glad it's over!
If you'd like to read the story, the full version is linked in my profile. Or go to nataliejost.com/blog // #adoption #birthmother #adopted #mothersday #adoptionday
3w
  •   nataliejost Aw @catheholden !! What a joy to see your name here. And what a thing to go through, your sister and her child. God is amazing the way He orchestrates such intricacies in our lives so perfectly. So happy you heard the call and moved. Blessed little girl to join your family after such a loss and I bet healing for you too. 3w
  •   nataliejost @flowerpatchfarmgirl thank you for reading, I know it was long! :) 3w
  •   shannanwrites Oh girl. I lack the ability to be succinct. I'm the queen. It was lovely...esp as anew adoptive mom. 3w
  •   sdeaton I am so moved by your story, and the grace that you lived it with. God is glorified! Here's a big hug and thanks for sharing and not holding it to yourself. What a gift to me it is. THANK YOU, thank you! 3w

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nataliejost Rehearsal for Listen to Your Mother. #crocheting calms the nerves. #LTYM #listentoyourmother 3w

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nataliejost Getting closer to finishing this throw. It's less portable so it's slow going but will be beautiful at market this summer. // #crochetthrow #handmade #fringelove #creamywhite #t #crochet 3w

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nataliejost When you see me around town these are my colors I usually wear: grays and #neutrals with a shot of #pastels. Today I'm making a coffee sweater to match. // .
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#olivemanna #knitted #alwayshandmade #favoritecolors #grayandpink #pinkandgray #fairisle #knittinglove
4w

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