Beyond Crafting: Creating Your Most Inspired Life.

Beyond Crafting: Creating Your Most Inspired Life.

Let’s take a look at behind the life of a crafter. The ups and downs, and the journey in the lives of many. You guys knows me as Holli Mostella, Content Creator. With this platform, I want to show you what it’s like behind the craft room doors. To bring in people that inspire me, and to have a place where my voice can be heard.


October 10, 2021 39 min

This week on Beyond Crafting we are flipping the script! In honor of World Mental Health Day, Yours Truly is in the hot seat as Cricut's own Lansia Wann sits down with me to dive deep into good, vulnerable conversation surrounding mental health awareness + crafting. 

In this episode you'll get a better glimpse into my story -- my battle with mental health, how I use my platform to spread awareness + hope, and how a C...

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In this week’s episode we meet Nicole:  a maker, mama, mental health warrior, and the CEO and creative director at Dear Handmade Life. Nicole wears allllll the hats. She has a blog, a podcast, a shop, directs Camp Dear Handmade Life, puts on local makers festivals, and the highlight of her year is hosting the Craftcation Conference in California. (Did I mention it’s at the BEACH?!)

Through curating events, education and community fo...

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In this episode, we meet Nikki with Steel Magnolia tumbler company. Nikki is a super math nerd and crafter turned bad ass business woman. As the owner, designer and creator of The Steel Magnolia, she just hit a HUGE milestone, selling her MILLIONTH cup! 🎉

When it comes to cups, Nikki is the queen of versatility, originality and quality. She intentionally designs cups with YOUR busy, on-the-go schedule in mind. As a woman bus...
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Dear Younger Self…

“Believe in yourself. No one else will as much as you can.”

“If you get a credit card, get only one. Only use it for what you can pay for that month and pay it off at the end of each month.”

“It's normal to feel anxious sometimes, but when it's too much to handle, don't be afraid to ask for help.”

“Follow your dreams and passions, not everyone or anyone else's.”

“Everything truly does happen when it...

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In this week’s episode, I sat down with my AMAZING Virtual Assistant, Katie. If you’ve heard about ‘virtual assistants’ but not exactly sure what they do, what it’s like working from home or curious if YOU could potentially be a good fit in this role...then THIS episode is for YOU! 

Growing tired of the corporate job world, Katie knew she wasn’t meant for the 9 to 5 situation. Eager to be on the more creative side of things with a m...

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February 21, 2021 48 min

One way I love for my community to get to know me a little better is with a good ol’ Q & A. I have my amazing virtual assistant, Katie, on this episode with me asking me questions my patrons are asking + that I get asked often! We will cover topics ranging from mental health to spending fake money! Here’s a sneak peek into what Katie and I cover in this week’s episode of Beyond Crafting:

Q: Who inspires you the most?


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February 7, 2021 8 min

Let’s face it, 2020 did not end the way that it started. For any of us. For me, it ended in a separation, a new home and, in hindsight, a fresh start. 

So, Where Did I Go? In the mess of 2020, I realized how desperately I needed to take a b.r.e.a.k. I needed time to focus on my girls + myself. And that’s OKAY.

It’s about time we ditched the hustle. You do not have to grind until you die. It is sometimes necessary (and dare I say ...

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October 19, 2020 7 min

If you or a loved one has experienced domestic violence, you can visit, contact the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to for a full list for help. Or visit the Show Notes Section at

Keep finding strength in each day. Keep pushing and finding yourself again. Keep moving forward, with the ashes of hell beneath your feet. 

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October 4, 2020 10 min

and how to get over it.
Let's face it. No one and nothing is perfect. Once we can accept perfection is not obtainable, we can allow life to get a little easier.

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September 14, 2020 11 min

Being a woman holds so many stories. Just like a diamond, so many facets. We are story tellers, passing down the knowledge that our mothers taught us and their mothers taught them. We are lovers. We are friends. We are sometimes mothers, and sometimes not. We hold secrets, and we hold truths. 

During an interaction with my patron group, I asked.. “what does it mean to be a woman?” Here are some of their answers.

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August 24, 2020 20 min

Meet Shantae Wright, and hear how her entire family of 4 survived Coronavirus. Listen to her share her story, her symptoms, and her family's recovery.

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Instagram. Like most social media, You either love it or you hate it. What if I told you I have tricks and tips that can help you beat the algorithm, gain followers, and improve your engagement? Let’s take a dive into what makes Instagram tick.

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Jennifer Maker works day and night to inspire those around her. Take a listen and hear about her journey, how she got started, and some of the amazing business tips she gives.

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July 13, 2020 10 min

At some point in your creative career, you’re going to experience burnout. I think it’s important than you know it’s normal, and it doesn’t mean you're failing. Burnout is common, and it’s real. It casts false shadows that you’re not good at what you do, that you don't find happiness in things you once did, or even that you’re lazy. 

None of those things are true. Let me tell you about what exactly burnout is, and how to tak...

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July 8, 2020 3 min

Here are some important updates for the show! (Hey- did you notice the logo change, too?! A HUGE thank you to Alli Koch

The website is LIVE! You can now view Show Notes for all podcasts, and they will be live with each show. I'll also be providing break downs of tutorials, if you prefer to read and see photos vs. videos! 

You can shop merch for a short time (Until July 18, 2020) for amazing...

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Balancing life with work, kids, social life, partnerships.. it's hard. So how do you do it? Join me as we walk through a little day to day of my own, and how I try to manage it all.

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If you have been following me for a while, you know that I use my platforms to speak for those that feel they have no voice. Shattering stigmas around mental health, anxiety and depression, and body image. I have never been known to be an activist, but an advocate.

In the recent weeks, I’ve found there’s another topic that I have to include as the basis of this podcast. Black Lives Matter. Today, yesterday, tomorrow, and every day a...

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This episode I’m going to introduce you to Kim, from Sweet Red Poppy. She’s an amazing woman with a dark history that wears a constant smile on her face. She built her business from the group up, all while taking care of 3 children under 3. Let's hear Kim’s story.

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I recently took a poll in my patron group. The question was, have you ever struggled with your body image or loving your body? 

100% answered yes. 100% of almost 500 people that participated said yes, they have struggled to accept their body. 

Here’s the thing. I have existed in small, medium, and a large body size. For the last 5 years, it has been a major burden. Something that attributed to depression, missing out on life memories...

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Meet Brittany. A woman that went from a heroin addition, to an aspiring book author and mother. Join me as she takes us from her rock bottom, to where she is now, at her Manager Position at Cricut. 

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