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NathaliesNotes
Writing in the margins
Interests: making lists, hanging out with people I adore, writing, scrapbooking, journaling, hiking (especially the part where when I'm done).
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Starting, and starting some more By Nathalie Hardy Summer, 2018 | Behind the Picket Fence Roots to Roofs Special Section of The News-Register I love it when friends stop by my house. Even when they ask aggressive questions like: “So,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Nathalie's Notes
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Fridays are my favorite. Well, that's not all the way true; Thursdays are my favorite weekday. Yes, because of my beloved Friends. Recently some kids at work were talking about binge-watching Friends and I said, "Oh, yeah I used to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Nathalie's Notes
This top picture came across my Facebook Feed the other day and, as is often the way - it stunned me. How so much can change in so relatively little time. At the time, I didn't know it but it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Nathalie's Notes
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Behind the Picket Fence: Create a life you fancy. Mar 16, 2018 By NATHALIE HARDY For the News-Register While chatting with a group of friends, decorating styles came up. As in, what's your decorating style? Terms like "shabby chic," "farmhouse... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Nathalie's Notes
You guys!! We made it through an entire, tough as hell year. And now ... we do ... the. dance. of. joy. Remember? Balki?! Balki Bartokomous. No? Hold up, you're going to have to take second and watch this: When... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Nathalie's Notes
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Merry is optional BY NATHALIE HARDY | For the Yamhill Valley News-Register | Roots to Roofs First published 12/16/2017 ‘Tis the season, they say. For what, exactly, is up to each of us to figure out. There’s the store-bought concept... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Nathalie's Notes
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I ran out of money yesterday. Like, literally, out. I’m at the checkout at Fred Meyer, with my boys who are soooo excited about their school supplies and all the possibilities of a new school year before them. (Minus the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Nathalie's Notes
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Jun 16, 2017 By NATHALIE HARDY For the News-Register For a lot of people, Google is an excellent go-to for learning how to do things around the house and yard, be it fixing a dishwasher or figuring out the art... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Nathalie's Notes
Hey Nat, (Long email to check in on personal stuff) ends with: so, what's with the Hey Nat thing? Signed, What's this about? Hey, What's This About? I've always wanted to have my own advice column. So now I do. That is all. Love, Nat #fortiesaremyfavorite #idowhatiwant #plusigivelegitgoodadvice #alsosometimesnot Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at {Hey Nat}
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Jun 25, 2017
You guys, I know, I know ... but I found my desk this weekend. So more writing soon. No, really. But for now, here's my most recent clip and me opening a can of worms writing material. Because why not.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Nathalie's Notes
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Savor your own present Dec 16, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register A fortnight from the time of this printing, we will be turning our calendars to a new year, and with that, focusing on our resolutions for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
The bad news is there's been kind of a trainwreck over here and my writing has been reduced to mostly lists and notes on the backs of envelopes. That whole Project Life thing I was so passionate about? Just in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
A nationwide breakdown in communication *Edited to add: I usually post my columns here just as they ran in the paper. And, I have a lot of respect and appreciation for my editors. However, anyone who saw this one in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
Wearing the robes we weave October, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register One of my most memorable life lessons came from my mom. When she returned home from an extended stay at the hospital, she advised, "Never get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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Plain joy on a silver platter Behind the Picket Fence | Published in Roots to Roofs, a special section of the Yamhill Valley News-Register By NATHALIE HARDY September, 2016 Cable networks and home and garden magazines are brimming with helpful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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Raising the Hardy Boys: The present that lasts May 20, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Well in advance of Mother’s Day, my boys asked me what I’d like from them this year. “A clean house,” I told... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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Over the years people have asked if I could write more about the process of writing and publishing. Nope. I can’t. Because I can’t speak to The Process or pretend I know how it works for others, but I did... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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The kids are all right - really! April 12, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register My baby was a few months into kindergarten when he shook me awake in the middle of the night to ask: “Mama! What... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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A season for reflection Even if it's not in a freshly polished mirror Mar 11, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register First published in Spring 2016 Roots to Roofs This time of year it's hard to get through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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It’s been pointed out that I kind of dropped the divorce bomb and then bailed. My bad. You know I love you guys and your so many questions : ) (And here I thought it was mostly just my mama... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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Maybe I am that mom Actually, I totally am. March 2016 By Nathalie Hardy | Yamhill Valley News-Register Recently, as I was walking my boys to school, I noticed a couple of women point and cluck as they walked their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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Taking life's plot twists as they come February 2, 2016 By Nathalie Hardy | Yamhill Valley News-Register I thought bringing a puppy into our family was going to be our major life change this year. However it seems our little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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I know, right? It’s been an interesting year already! Also, while everyone else has committed to lose however many pounds or whatever, I’ve decided to stop holding it in. All of it. This is the year of the exhale. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes
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The promise of a new puppy January 11, 2016 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register You’d think that getting a puppy for Christmas would be a bad idea, particularly when it’s been raining for 25 days straight. And if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Nathalie's Notes