Big #BoxOfLame September 2016
11th October 2016
My goodness do I love stationery.
Honestly, one of my favourite things about the summer holidays was going shopping for new stationery ready for the new school year. And now that I’m adulting I still find excuses to buy new notebooks and pens every now and then. For instance, I just can’t be without my beloved Muji planner.
So when I found out about the Box of Lame from That Lame Company, which is full of stationery and other bits and pieces for a super reasonable price, I knew I had to purchase one.
I’ve already purchased from That Lame Company before (the to-do list notepad in the photo in this post) so I knew I loved their products, and I knew their service was great.
Sadly I was too late to the party and missed out on the spring box so I’ve been waiting patiently for next one. And fortunately I managed to get my hands on one. Actually, I believe I was the first person purchase one! Talk about being keen.
There are three boxes this time around; small, big, and blogger. I chose the Big Box of Lame, and I thought I’d share with you exactly what I go in my box.
Note: I was going to do like a proper unboxing photo shoot but I couldn’t wait and ended up opening the box at work where I got it delivered to. I have zero willpower.
Notebooks & notepads
My box contained an A5 wirebound notebook which says “Notes and Dreams, Thoughts and Schemes” on the front of it, an A5 weekly planner, which has space to jot down any goals and tasks for that week, and an A6 marble effect notepad with a very relatable quote on the front. I’m really impressed with the quality of the paper of the notepads. I’m one of those people who can’t stand crappy paper.
Also in my box, that I wasn’t expecting to see, was an A4 blogger mail planner. I think this is only suppose to be in the blogger box, but I remember That Lame Company mentioning on Twitter that anyone who bought a box on launch day would get something extra, so that must be how this ended up in my box.
Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll get much use out of this as I hardly ever work with brands these days. Maybe I can pass this on to a blogging friend who might benefit from it more. I think this will be super useful for anyone who does get a lot of “blogger mail”.
There were 5 A5 prints in my box. Two are rose gold foil prints and one is just gold foil. I was specifically excited for the “You had me at pizza” print and I’m planning on buying a frame so I can put this up in my kitchen.
There was also a quote print with a watercolour letter effect and this amazing cactus print. This will also be framed and put up somewhere in the house because I do love plants, even if they don’t love me back and die on me. In addition there were two A6 prints with quotes on.
Other bits and pieces from That Lame Company
The photograph at the top of this posts highlights some of the other items in the box produced by That Lame Company. These include recipe cards, snail mail cards, stickers for planner and a pencil that says “Make It Happen” on it, which happens to be the name of a podcast I really like.
I think the recipe cards will definitely come in handy as I have one of those recipe books where you can write your recipes in, and it also has plastic wallets inside to slot in recipe cards. And even though I’m not into the bullet journal craze (again, I’m too in love with my Muji planner), I know that I will get some use out of these stickers because, well, I love stickers!
Oh, and also, as soon as I opened my box I was greeted with sweets. What a lovely touch!
From other creatives
One of the great things about That Lame Company is that they collaborate with other small businesses, so that along with the goodies from That Lame Company you also gets some bits and pieces from other creatives.
I just think this is a lovely way to support other creatives.
Inside my Box of Lame was a handwritten note explaining who created each of the additional items. The hair tie is from Emily and Angus and the phone charm (oh man, remember phone charms?! I miss having them!) is from Pop Cute Studios. The planner stickers (which are probably my favourite because, you guessed it, I love stickers) are from Lilac and Dot, and the prints are from Dorkface and Raining Cats and Cake.
I paid £21 for the Big Box of Lame, which has free postage if you live in the UK, and honestly I think that is great value for money considering you could spend the same amount in Paperchase and get like two notebooks. I’m really impressed with the amount of stuff that was in the box, as well as the quality, and I would definitely consider buying another one. I think I would even consider buying a box as a present for someone as I can think of a few people who would love the products inside.
I think what I like best about this is that it’s not a subscription service, and they don’t bring it out monthly, so it’s not a continuous investment and you aren’t tied into any contracts (you can read about my thoughts on subscription services here).
And now that I’ve wrote about it and photographed it I can finally start using it all and go sticker crazy in my planner.
This post is NOT a collaboration/sponsored. Just sharing the love and all that.