Why hello there September!

It’s finally beginning to feel like fall here in the Midwest. Last week’s heat wave has thankfully left us, and after a few stormy days, we are now blessed with sunny skies and temps in the mid 70’s – perfection in my book!

The past few weeks have been rough – it’s all still too raw and I’m not going to write much about it. The letters to my father will continue for now – though maybe under a different title… in some strange way, they help me cope and I like that through them, I’m documenting our daily/weekly happenings.

Now that the older two are back to school, Michael and I have started to form our own morning routine. Since I try to get as many household chores done in the morning as I can, we’re not constantly interacting with each other, but I make sure that we still get a lot of one on one time. There’s also always at least one longer snuggle session before Abby comes home. *smile* He likes to follow me around and do what I do. It’s really pretty comical watching him.

As for creative endeavors, now that the summer is over, I’m trying to get back to daily making. I have a few projects in the works – including 3 new cross stitch patterns and a few new crocheted items. I’ve wanted to expand my product line for years, and will be actively working on that. I’ve been bad at documenting what I’m working on, but if you follow Noby Designs on Instagram you may have already seen these…


A photo posted by Michaela Krause (@nobydesigns) on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:23am PDT



Per Abby’s request, I crocheted her a water bottle cozy to keep her backpack dry, since she’s not allowed to bring the bottle in class with her (there’s a water fountain in her room). Noah has now requested a bottle cozy as well – in his favorite hockey colors, of course. His bottle is a slightly different shape, so I’ll have to change the pattern a little. I bought red and black cotton yarn yesterday and plan on working on his once he gets home from school this afternoon. I chose cotton because it will soak up any condensation, leaving backpacks and desktops dry.

I plan to post again soon with the new patterns and shop items. In the meantime, I hope that the essential oil posts are as interesting to you as they are to me! I really do love using the oils on a daily basis. If you have any questions at all about them, would like to see a particular oil featured, or would like to just find out more about them, please let me know either in the comments or by contacting me.

Have a great week and thanks for reading!!

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