Toolbox

I have several sites, programs, or products that I like to use in my business. The ones on this page I like enough to recommend for you to use! Some of the links on this page are referral links, for which I would earn credit to my account. Some links are affiliate links, for which I may earn commissions. Others I may earn nothing from and just like them enough to recommend. If you have any questions about any of the items listed on this page, I’m glad to answer! And don’t forget to check back if you’re looking for something specific, as I’m always updating this page.

Crochet

Crochet Hooks

Furls Crochet Hooks – I have a new-found love of Furls hooks, especially the Streamline Swirl line and the Odyssey hooks. They’re gorgeous and great for those looking for ergonomic hooks.

Hand Dyed Yarn

ALC Yarns – My friend Nicky has beautifully dyed yarn in a variety of weights. She also has a monthly Yarn Club to join. 

Yarn Winder & Swift

A friend recommended this yarn winder and swift from Amazon to me as a budget-friendly option if you’re not doing a ton of winding. They attach right to a counter or table and are super user-friendly for a beginner. 

Subscription Box Resources

Subscription Box Insiders – Learn the best ways to launch that subscription box idea, plus keep the ideas going for how to actively market your box and get new subscribers. This coaching membership with Brenda Ster and Janell Connolly will help you with all of the above! 

Books

Book Subscriptions

Book of the Month – Choose 1-3 books each month in your box. These are hardcover books at a GREAT price. They’re typically new or early releases, and books from popular authors. I love this subscription!

Bookcase.Club – Bookcase.Club has great options for babies all the way up through adults. For a VERY low price each month, you get 2-3 books in each month. It’s a great value, and we’ve love the book options. Use code REFER01RK20 to get 20% off your subscription price!

Used Books

Better World Books – This company has an amazing mission to donate a book for each book purchased. We won’t talk about how many books I’ve helped donate. 😉

Stuff for Kids

Subscription Boxes

Kiwi Co – We love getting our monthly STEAM box from Kiwi Co! The projects are a perfect length of time to hold my kids’ attention, and I love that it’s something we can work on together, while fostering independence in the kids.

Bookcase.Club – Bookcase.Club has great options for babies all the way up through adults. For a VERY low price each month, you get 2-3 books in each month. It’s a great value, and we’ve love the book options. Use code REFER01RK20 to get 20% off your subscription price!

Graphic Design & Photography

Canva – This is my absolute favorite design program. Canva is where I make all of my pattern templates, social media graphics, and just about everything digital that I make.

Adobe Lightroom – My favorite photo editing app! Lightroom makes it so easy to quickly edit the photos I take of my finished designs, books, and everything else! I even use it to edit the photos from my big girl camera. You can get it for iOS and Android. It’s also available on desktop, but comes with a monthly fee. The app for your phone should be free.

Business Supplies & Organization

Direct Creatives – Not into designing your own graphics? Direct Creatives has a ton of graphics packs and all things digital products to keep your and your business organized.

Trello – Trello is a fantastic digital way to keep your business and orders organized. There are a ton of Trello board templates out there for project management, customer management, and order tracking. Even though I’m a pen and paper gal, I love using Trello to keep track of things digitally!

Scribbles That Matter – I discovered Scribbles That Matter in December 2020, when I wasn’t convinced I wanted a solid, structured planner for 2021. I think we all can relate. Scribbles That Matter has dotted journals and also dotted planners. I went with the planner, because I wanted some structure. I also love their Fineliner pens and their watercolor brush pens. For my creative friends who like to doodle in their planners, these are what you’ve been looking for. Great quality! Use code “STMLOVE” to save 10% on your order.

Sticker Mule – More than just stickers, Sticker Mule provides fun items to include with packages and happy mail that you ship out to customers! Use my link to get a $10 credit on your order. 

Pirate Ship – My absolute favorite way to get labels and ship packages! Get a discount from typical USPS rates and print labels right at home. 

Technology

Skullcandy Earbuds – I shared this story on my social media at one point, but long story made short, I washed and dried these and they still work, so if you’re looking, I highly recommend these.