Sparking Joy Series: What Subscription Box Item Brings You Joy Right Now?

I wanted to start a new series to open discussion. I got this idea from a previous discussion here regarding the KonMari Method of organization which basically is keeping what “sparks joy” in your life and discarding what doesn’t.

The KonMari Method book is the first spoiler of January’s PopSugar box see here.

My Sparking Joy right now is…

Empty Large Subscription Boxes!!

Sparking Joy – My Lovely Sub Boxes Repurposed As Storage -Please mind the Peroxide-

As most of you know, I moved into my first home a condo recently. And I hoarded my boxes. We love our containers here at Subista! Most of them moved empty but they had lovely memories inside that darkness. I had to find purpose for them they made me happy all sturdy and screaming for use. So here are my big nice large black boxes which consist of Zoe Box of Styles, Burke Boxes, and a PopSugar LE.

I had pictures without the labeling but I see to have you find humor in at least one of my labels. I also managed to crop out the second peroxide bottle (when you can’t find something you always buy an extra and then the other pops up story of my life … I digress). Although Aunt Flow has not visited for awhile since a surprise Pnut person was established five months postpartum now I do expect to see her…

I need to figure out what to do about the smaller boxes. This month I get my first Glossybox cherry popped. I am really excited as I hear the boxes are one of the nicest. I also have my Amazon Beauty Box with purchase unopened. It has a bow. Too pretty to open but I will dive in eventually. I am keeping that box. What can I say, sometimes the packaging is really the cherry on top!

“Click Here To Read More Sparking Joy!”

What Subscription Box item “Sparks Joy” for you right now? Share what is on your mind including random thoughts.

Disclosure: I bought these boxes with my hard earned money (and with a second credit card 4 something in the morning since the first one judged me for a $350 Zoe Box of Style annual purchase made at 3 something in the morning). There are no referral links in this post.

  30 comments for “Sparking Joy Series: What Subscription Box Item Brings You Joy Right Now?

  1. January 8, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    LOL I found the funny! 😉

    I like to leave my “supplies” in different spots so that I am never left in a lurch…

    • January 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Youtube has many “period kit” stash tutorials. They keep popping up when I watch my JuJuBe diaper bag unpacking videos. Odd.

      BTW this post makes me look more organized than I really am. I am liking the label maker though. Not enough for me to go on a labeling spree but I will probably label the smaller boxes. I will label one “Supplies” and put it in the other bathroom.

      My weeist Pnut people is now five months so I want another but not so fast but I would welcome one but I am not sure about Aunt Flow it has been too long like she last visited in 2013. Kinda nice thing about being pregnant don’t have to worry about being bloated because your bloat is actually baby. And keeping supplies of the padding form when you are in your last trimester and laugh and freak out because you peed on yourself. Yes I overshare plenty this as been a “Now you know moment by Pnut”

      • January 8, 2016 at 9:04 pm

        I never hide my tampons. I am like deal with it. I also and SUPER brand loyal to platex sport. They are the best! I tell people who don’t care about it alllllll the timmmmeeeee…. I get bloated a lot just I drink too much. Having a baby in there would make me sad, like I dont get to drink anymore? sigh! I once had to pee so bad camping I had to be carried to the bathroom because I knew if I walked I’d piddle. Very sexy.

        • January 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

          I am a floozy with tampons. I like mine cute and pretty so I have a stash of Kotex Us and Tampax Pearls. It will take awhile but next package would be those sports because something marketed with that name screams “won’t mess your undies”! I should have all-caps that.

          Was that camping incident also the scene of the crime that turned you into a bionic woman with a bionic tooth?

          • January 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm

            Nope. Peace Corps is where I killed that one chomper playing “Edward 40 hands” lol This camping trip was in High school with a few of my buddies. I made them carry me because they were guys and it was not fair that they could piddle without a bathroom. Though… knowing what I know now, I would have just piddled behind something. I just didn’t know!

          • January 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm

            No I think the carrying to the bathroom was the wiser and luxe choice. It makes me want to pee now just thinking of it. Why can’t my 5 month old carry me to the bathroom!?! Oh, because she just went to sleep before this thought. I may be on to something… I digress my point is that its moments like yours when you have to pee really bad in the wilderness that it happens to be on poison ivy.

        • January 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm

          I go for the OB only. They’re small but amusingly I always need the super extreme supreme jumbo. I also love the Infinity pads; they’re basically magic. Or tiny diapers…

          Anyway, uh has anyone tried those lady time panties that are advertised on the Facebooks? Buzzfeed did a bit about them, but at $60 each I can’t commit.

          • January 9, 2016 at 7:31 am

            Infinty is good especially with the wings. I need my pads to fly.

            I have no clue on the FB ads. I just saw that Beauty DNA’s product that was dissed for being in infomercial actual informercial last week for the first time. But for $60, those panties better have painkillers in the lining along with ultra-absorbant properties.

          • January 10, 2016 at 10:07 am

            I dig OB and have them so like when I am out of the door I have pockets of supplies just in case. I am on the pill so I can tell you it is amazing. I go three months on and then have my special “don’t touch me or even look in my direction” time. I will forever be loyal to playtex sport and am super vocal to everyone about it. really a gaame changer for me lol

  2. Heat7918
    January 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Aunt Flow is such a b!+*$! She only visits me about 4 times per year since I’ve been taking my BC “continuously” – until she just visits anyway. TMI, sorry. I love that you’re using your boxes for storage!

    My Sub box item sparking joy right now is… an art print picture of Buffy (yes, from BtVS) that I got in Fanmail a few months ago. A couple weeks ago, I bought a frame for it (5×7) and put it on the desk in our home office next to the computer. I knew the moment my husband first saw it because of the startled/outraged cry of “What the hell?!?!” followed by “You’ve got to be kidding me! Why do we have a picture of Buffy in here?!?” I laughed my a$$ off and told him he better leave it there… He shook is head & put it face down on the desk. I fixed it and it’s been there ever since. 🙂 I’m giggling right now just thinking about it.

    • January 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I am such a wimp when she visits :/

      I highly recommend changing the picture and seeing his reaction. This reminds me of the Beyonce the rooster saga. Google it if you have not read before. You are welcome. That is a priceless husband’s reaction. Aspire to reach it. Oooooohhhh I know put Jacob topless from Twilight that might do it 😉

      • Heat7918
        January 9, 2016 at 7:21 am

        Oooh, great idea! Or maybe Jensen Ackles / Dean Winchester from Supernatural! Then maybe my hubby will ask me to put Buffy back instead. 😉

    • January 8, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Bahahaha Heat omg that is hilarious! Pnut now I want a shirtless picture of like JTT or something haha. Just to see the boyfriend’s face.

  3. Sherry
    January 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    You know you’ve been single to long when Darby smart wants to get you current for an up date and it sounds riskay…..

    • January 9, 2016 at 6:33 am

      You know you have been married too long when a playful update from a company tries to intridge you to do what it wants you to do but you see pass the riskay…. That is the best I can wit up first thing in the morning “I have a headache” 😉

  4. mailbox junkie
    January 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I have turned my big black boxes into stacking toys. The wee one loves it

    • January 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

      You know maybe I might do that with the small ones. But my wee ones know the small ones are momma’s stuff. Then I will have a tampon explosion in the bathroom…

      That must be a cuteshow using the large boxes as stacking toys. However, now they are finding stuff to climb on to find more stuff. Case in point, Squeak carried a stepstool from the bathroom to the office, plopped the stepstool by the printer and plays with the settings. We hardly use the printer but I lost my cell due to squirelling in the evening and had to wait for my husband to come home sohe can call it. Squeak put it in one of the printer crevices.

      • Onderria
        January 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

        She was trying to send a message! Haha. I tried to fax my mom my favorite purple coin when I was in 2nd grade, but uh just ended up jamming the thing into the fax machine. My dad was NOT happy!

        • January 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

          Obvious that he did not know it was your favorite purple coin!

  5. Sub Bella
    January 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I use Burke Boxes to hold candles.

    • January 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      You need to burn those babies!

      Once in awhile (5 minutes ago), I check out Burke Box to see if they have those curated boxes that they promised when they stopped their subscription box service. *patiently waits*

  6. Jerilynn
    January 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Oui Please boxes are the best! I use one for all my receipts and am going to use one for my scarves. A number of my boxes were “disposed” of by having them hold gifts for Christmas.

    • January 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      I just want one Oui Box. Just the box not the contents. I want to put chocolate in mine. Subista has cat hair in one of hers … it’s a heirloom. I think its in her bedroom for nosy guests to not be nosy…

      • January 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        A little spray water bottle mists the person face as a little fan turns on… A true treat for snoopers!

        • January 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

          They sell stuff like that at Amazon! My neighbor has the spray without the fan and her kitty is a goofball but she takes that botlle serious when she sees it…

          • January 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

            My cat never listens to me even when I try to get her. She just wiggles and laughs

  7. Angela R
    January 10, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Love the organization. 🙂

    • January 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Angela R 😀

  8. January 14, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Cool idea! Have you seen mommystoolbox? The packaging is so cute.

    • January 14, 2016 at 8:54 am

      *coooos* it is very beautful. I have some old Citrus Lane boxes and will be getting Bluum but this packaging is very sweet. And a great pricepoint this would be a great gift subscription as well! I will keep an eye our for a code 😉 Thank you so much for sharing, complementing, and commentating!

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