EP. 08 // What's my 'thing'?

If there's one question we crafty ass females often ask ourselves + are often in search of the answer to, it's: WHAT'S MY THING? We hold - at a higher importance than most - this notion of doing in this world what we feel we were meant to do. ENTER: this episode...

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SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin explore what it means to have a 'thing', how you can go about finding a 'thing', what we think tapping into your 'thing' should feel like in your body, & other bits + pieces surrounding this question.

NOTE FROM AMANDA: Guys, THIS is my favorite episode we've recorded so far! This question rules my life + there are so many good nuggets that got me & will get you thinking.  There has never been a time in history where there's more opportunity to grow from your 'thing' than now,  but at the same time, EVERYBODY'S trying to do that so it makes it more challenging to get it going. Uh! Amen to that, right?! This episode addresses all this and more + I hope it's one of your faves too! xoxo

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS EP //

"Questioning questions is one of my favorite things to question." -- Kristin
"The truth is that the EXACT conditions of your life are setting you up for the EXACT evolution of what your 'thing' is supposed to be." -- Amanda

CALL TO ACTION // 

Of all the episodes we've done, THIS is the one A + K want to hear feedback on! Where are you at in your journey to find your 'thing'? As females, our children play a major role in our 'things' whether they become part of our 'thing' or they become a giant interruption of us pursuing our 'thing'. What're your thoughts/experiences with this?

KRISTIN'S BLOG POSTS ON THIS TOPIC: HERE & HERE     |     AMANDA'S BLOG POST ON THIS TOPIC HERE


EP. 07 // Planners + Organization for the new year

Okay, okay: it might SEEM like this episode is late to the Planner Line-Up 'Listing Party', but A + K beg to differ! They say one week into the new year is the perrrrfect time to focus on your planner game.  

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SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin reveal their 'planner' plans going into the new year, and how they organize projects + tasks.  They also discuss putting life's 'negotiables' & 'non-negotiables' into their planner, how early they plan in advance, & answer the very frequently asked question: "Do you throw out your old, used planners?" GASP!

KRISTIN'S PLANNERS //

GET TO WORK BOOK®
main 6x8 Binder

>> >> >> K'S PLANNER BLOG POST << << <<

AMANDA'S PLANNERS //

The BIG Happy Planner® w/ planner strips
The CLASSIC Happy Planner® for memory keeping
The MINI Happy Planner® for fitness
Trendsetter Happy Planner® 
Lara Casey's POWERSHEETS®
• BIG (free) Wall Calendar from dad

>> >> >> A'S PLANNER BLOG POST << << <<

CALL TO ACTION // 

What's your planner line-up at the start of this year, or items you use to organize your projects and 'stuff to do'? Share in the comments section below, or tag #craftyassfemale on IG.


EP. 06 // GOALS for 2018 + inspo for the new year

Happy friggin' New Year!!! What? Huh? 2018?! How?! Time...CHILL. Please. Why you punish me?

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SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin discuss how they come up with focuses going into the new year, and list their own personal projects, goals, + inspirations for 2018. 

KRISTIN'S INSPIRATIONS //

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Baby Driver
Nicki Minaj
Tiffany Han
'Raise Your Hand and Say Yes' podcast
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Broad City
Drucilla Cornell

AMANDA'S INSPIRATIONS //

How I Built This with Guy Raz
Austin Kleon
Mari Andrew
Melody Hansen
Leah Reena Goren
Tina Aszmus, lifelovepaper
Studio Calico
Frankie + Flow
Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Bette Midler
This Is Us
Stranger Things
Rupi Kaur

CALL TO ACTION // 

What are a couple of your biggest goals/intentions for this new year? Share in the comments section below, or tag #craftyassfemale on IG.


EP. 05 // 'best nine' + thoughts on posturing

This will be the week you'll probably see all your Insta-buddies' #2017bestnine posts, if you haven't been seeing them already. We are only six days away from the new year (!!!), and everyone wants to know: what were my most-liked nine posts on Instagram this year?

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SUMMARY //

In this episode Amanda + Kristin discuss the Instagram phenomenon referred to as 'best nine' + offer an alternative way to think about it. Also on their minds going into the new year is the toxicity of posturing - on the internet, in crafting, and in life.

NOTE FROM AMANDA: We express some strong opinions in this episode, but we hope you know it's just to make you think...to bring awareness to the weirdness that is wrapped up in using social media. Nothing more. The core message we hope comes through is this: YOUR VALUE IS INHERENT + not determined by the number of 'likes' or what a website calculates is important content. xoxo

CALL TO ACTION // 

We talked about a buttload of social media stuff in this episode, but toward the end we called you to action by posing the #2017bestnine VS. #mytrue2017bestnine challenge! 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Search what your #2017bestnine are, and assess the images that appear. What did followers and viewers find most appealing from your feed? Then reflect on what moments posted to your feed you would consider your TRUE best nine of 2017. Make a collage of THAT & tag it #mytrue2017bestnine + #craftyassfemale! 


EP. 04 // A + K talk about one little word®

According to Ali Edwards, the creator of the annual one little word® project, a single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

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SUMMARY //

In this episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about their years of experience participating in Ali's one little word® project, and share what their words are for 2018.

AMANDA'S PAST OLWs //

2012 - MOVEMENT start + end reflection
2013 - MAKE start + end of year w/ it
2014 - WORK start + end reflection
2015 - PROOF start + end reflection
2016 - BIG start + end reflection
2017 - REFRESH start, documentation, status update
2018 - LIMITLESS (!!!) - listen for more + blog post

KRISTIN'S PAST OLWs //

2013 - WRITE start
2014 - HEROINE start
2015 - HOME 
2016 - ME 
2017 - GREAT
2018 - CULTIVATE (!!!) - listen for more + blog post

CALL TO ACTION // 

Are you going to choose a guiding word to explore in 2018?! If so, SHARE IT in the comments below or on IG + hashtag it #craftyassfemale! BOOM, baby!


EP. 03 // the story of Kristin's creative journey

Episodes 2 + 3 of the podcast are meant to fill you in on the creative backstory of our hosts, Amanda + Kristin...to give you an idea of where they've come + where they hope to go. 

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, it's Kristin's turn to talk about her creative journey thus far. Kristin takes more of a categorical approach in conveying her story, labeling parts of her life such as scrapbooking, college, the internet, and her health story, that have had an important impact.

NOTE FROM KRISTIN: Hey, guys! I am so glad that you're here listening to this episode about my story. Thanks for giving me the space to feel open, honest, vulnerable, and authentic in front of you. Love you guys <3.

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS EP //

"You're not going to ARRIVE at a 'best version of yourself'. There is going to just continuously BE best versions of yourself...just like the iPhone."  - KRISTIN

CALL TO ACTION // 

We'd love to hear a bit about your creative journey thus far + the major check points of clarity that you've experienced. Can you relate to any parts of Kristin's journey? How has 'craftiness' shown itself in your life, or has it yet to?  Share in the comments section below! 


EP. 02 // the story of Amanda's creative journey

The next two episodes of the podcast are meant to fill you in on the creative backstories of our hosts, Amanda + Kristin, to get an idea of where they've come + where they hope to go. 

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SUMMARY //

In this episode you'll hear Amanda's twisty-turny story about her creative journey thus far. She tells it linearly - relating how she was as a kid in elementary school, her experience as a classroom teacher, the career change she made into graphic design, and the first jobs she had in the craft & hobby industry.

NOTE FROM AMANDA: Hey, guys! This is a really long episode (as you can tell from the long list of show notes + references) but it's only because I wanted to fill you in on the important details + lessons I learned along the way, not just graze over them. I kept the rambling to a minimum, but even still: talking about myself for over an hour will never NOT be awkward, you know? Hopefully you'll discover some nuggets of wisdom in my story - especially if you can relate to (1) relying too much on authority, (2) having a hard time with college, (3) thinking of a career change, or (4) achieving thee big scary goal you set for yourself only to feel like 'this is it'? Been there. Done that. Hear about it all in this ep. We're all in this together!

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS EP //

"We’re just single people doing things + we don't have giant companies & tech people to edit + back-up + check every single thing to make sure we’re ‘launch ready’... WE'RE NOT NASA.- KRISTIN

CALL TO ACTION //

We'd love to hear a bit about your creative journey thus far + the major check points of clarity that you've experienced. Can you relate to any parts of Amanda's journey? How has 'craftiness' shown itself in your life, or has it yet to?  Share in the comments section below! 


EP. 01 // Introduction to the podcast

Well, hello + welcome to the Crafty Ass Female podcast! We're so happy you're here + have decided to take a listen!

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SUMMARY //

In this 16-minute intro episode you'll hear Amanda + Kristin talk about how this podcast came to be, and what they hope comes of it.

They also share the inspiration behind the title + their thoughts on the booty-ful logo.

CALL TO ACTION //

We have included a comments section below this episode so you can say 'hi' + introduce yourself to the Crafty Ass Female community. Suggestions for future episodes are also welcomed. // Thanks for tuning in!