EP. 51 // The *GIFT GUIDE* Episode

‘Tis the season for…consumerism? [Deep sigh.] We hope not. Amanda + Kristin wanted to do their part to eliminate some of the stress + anxiety often involved in gift-giving and shopping for the “perfect” gift. SHOP SMARTER, NOT HARDER! With that in mind, this Crafty Ass Gift Guide was born, and in episode 51, A + K list a few of their favorite things, and discuss what could make gift-giving this season a little more pleasurable.

EP. 51 // The Gift Guide Episode | Crafty Ass Female

SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin each chose a few of their favorite things in a gift guide round-up. The girls also talk about how the story behind WHY you chose a specific gift for a particular person can make all the difference, how the mindless mall-searching is the worst (!!!), and the type of gifts that come with a permission to regift if necessary! No stress!

OMG, everybody…it’s the holidays. We’re in it; they’re here. Let’s get through it together! Love you!

GIFT GUIDE ITEMS //

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AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to hear A + K completely switch gears and talk about how they plan to participate in Ali Edwards’ December Daily project next month.


EP. 50 // The Thanksgiving Episode

We couldn't agree more that ‘tis the season for thankfulness & gratitude. 100% !!! …but there is also a lot that we crafty ass females need to be resourceful about around the holidays. Along with the turkey, the mash potatoes, and the stuffing comes…well…‘STUFF’ that also gets passed around, not all of it tasty + welcomed.

On this Monday before Thanksgiving, A + K decided to release an episode that talks about ‘navigating’ the holidays: a time of the year when anxieties might rise, family dysfunction might become front & center, and the pressure of what your holiday or personal life ‘should’ look like might cause some distress.

Welcome to episode 50: The Thanksgiving Episode, that really is a ‘getting-together-with-family-anytime-of-the-year’ episode. We hope it encourages you to set boundaries, reaffirm your values, and know - despite what any family member makes you feel like around a table full of food - that you’re doing great, girlfriend. We see you. xoxo

EP. 50 // The Thanksgiving Episode | Crafty Ass Female

SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin start this episode with a chat about what their plans are for this year’s upcoming Thanksgiving, and different things they’ve done for Thanksgivings past: REDOs & ‘scrimmages’.

The girls also talk BOUNDARIES + VALUES, which as so key during time with family - and suggest ways to cope: take a longer-than-usual bathroom break, a fake nap, or hang with the kiddos! You can also buffer the evening with board games!

The convo gradually shifts into the day-after Black Friday gift-giving season & ways to be resourceful in that as well. [Sigh.] Holidays!

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to hear what A + K are grateful for, because even though we usually focus on life’s challenges, we are also overwhelmingly thankful..especially for you!