Cricut Tote Review | HOMEST

Finally, the Cricut box has made it out of the house which means yes a bag review of course. After doing some research I realize that the Cricut branded storage option wasn’t the optimal one for me. Although the brand’s bag is heavily padded and appears to be of good quality there were two things that had me searching for alternative brands.

Price has to be highest on the list, nothing about this hobby has been cheap to say the least. It wasn’t a shock that Cricut’s totes carried a steep price, however, for less than a third of their price there are similar options on the market. So… what makes Cricut’s option “better”; to be frank their tote has optimal padding, it seems to be almost Otter Box status. Ha. While it is a nice perk, is it really necessary for such a large machine? Accidents happen yes, but I for one already have my radar on blast as it is my newborn baby.

Second on the list is storage, just like Ariel we’ve got gadgets and gismos a plenty but we want more. I am a sucker for some good pockets and the optimal storage tote has to have serious pockets for ALL THE THINGS!! Cricut’s brand sports two, compared to the brand I choose which had double. It’s all about what YOU want in a bag, what are the highest qualities on your list?

All of my needs were fulfilled by the brand Homest, at least per the description and well those lovely internet photos which are almost as wishy washy as hotel photos. Find out if I made the right choice for my Cricut storage in the full review video below. As a bonus, there is also a mini peak inside my craft nook.

XOXO Faith

Top 10: Cricut Beginner Tips

Throughout my Cricut journey I have learned a lot about well… what not to do. Master these top ten tips to start crafting like a pro without the pent up frustrations. Listed below are all of the tips and tricks as well as the time stamp to them in the detailed video at the bottom of this post. Whenever I am looking for tips I usually have a particular goal I am researching so I thought it would be helpful to list out all of them for you rather than leaving it a surprise. If you have any further questions please put them in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


#1: Connecting to Design Space 0.40

#2: What is the first project and what is included with a Cricut? 1:01

#3: Standard Beginner Tools 1:43

#4: Peel the mat NOT the material. 2:36

#5: The Lock Tool 2:50

#6: How to Crop 3:14

#7: Filter fonts to show only free ones. 3:45

#8: Customize Fonts & Cutting Tips 4:06

#9: How to use only one mat. 5:06

#10: Saving a project to use OUTSIDE of Design Space. 5:34


 

Draw Organizers DIY| Recycled Materials

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Organizing is a passion of mine and yet even this drawer always ends up a jumbled up mess. Over and over I have tidied it up but it never seems to last long. While there are drawer organizers you can purchase they tend to be pricey and never fully utilize all the purposes that you need them to. Instead of running off to the store and buying a drawer organizer to fit some of the stuff, I decided to try to make my own for free. Yes free!  All of the materials I used were old boxes that would have been thrown in the recycle bin and the tools were literally already in the drawer.

Materials:

  • Cardboard Boxes
  • A Pen
  • Scissors
  • Handheld Stapler or Tape

Cricut First Impressions| Week 1

During the holidays, I received a Cricut Explore Air 2, which still seems surreal. As a craft lover I thought it would be the perfect addition to bring me to the next level of crafting in 2020. Before I even knew I had one, I would watch endless playlists of Cricut tutorials, Cricut tips, and all of those time trap ones that keep you hooked, thinking the entire time how did they do that. Plus, they all make it look so easy so of course naturally I thought once I get mine it’ll be just as simple.

Winter Style Book | 2020

First off happy new year! To kick this year of blogs off I wanted to highlight my favorite winter outfits. All of these looks are cozy, cute and affordable. I have provided the brands/ companies, however, there are no direct links since these styles are pretty popular. If you have any questions, leave a comment or send me a direct message.

Frilly Flirt

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Christmas Budget

Costco Haul & Review-11

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year but they can also wear out your credit card. Don’t want to be greeted with a bill in the new year? Follow my guide to holiday shopping.

  1. Homework.

Yes, if you want to save money it will require some work and a little time. Don’t worry, I am not talking about making your gifts with things around the house. Create a list of every person you want to give a gift to. Figure out a specific dollar amount that is practical to spend overall, this will be the maximum amount of money you CAN afford to spend. Either divide up the budget evenly or create specific mini budgets for each person.

Unpaper Towels: DIY

It’s that time of year where blankets are near, the fire (heater) is roaring and everyone is crafting. If you are throwing a party and looking to be a bit more environmentally conscious try out unpaper towels this year. Yes, you can buy fancy linens or official unpaper towels from Etsy shop owners and alike cites, however, they can be pricey. For a fraction of the cost you can create your own before the online shops would be able to ship theirs to you, they are that easy to make.