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The YAY Makers: Joanne Hawker July Box

I think the best kind of blog posts are the ones you don’t plan, they just land on your doorstep (literally). This is what happened the other day when I came home to find my favourite monthly mail had arrived. Yaaas, you guessed it (from the title obvs) but it’s time again to share the goodies from The YAY Makers: July Box. This one is extra special as it is a takeover by the brilliantly talented Joanne Hawker – yaaay!

Who are The YAY Makers? The YAY Makers love teaming up with inspirational Indie artists to accessorise your life with colour and motivate you to get creative. Each box contains limited-edition products from talented makers, creators and designers from across the world. Go sign up and put some YAY in your day!

You know it’s gonna be a happy day when you see one of these boxes of joy awaiting you…

Before we jump into the takeover box, check out the monthly featured pin artist: Luke John Matthew Arnold. Luke describes himself as a name hog (haha!) and a multi-disciplinary visual artist and illustrator. His work is bright, bold, colourful and funny – what more could you possibly want?! This pin is pretty cool, yas? You can follow Luke on Insta and Facebook to keep up to date with all the cheeky designs!

Who is Joanne Hawker? Joanne is a designer & illustrator from Somerset who is a lover of stripes, tea, all things yellow, imaginary Frenchies called Frank and denim dungarees. She makes a range of fab products like special occasion greetings cards, prints, pins and bags – expect lots of bright colours and cute lettering!

I have followed Joanne on Insta for a while now, and her posts always stop me in my scrolling-tracks and catch my eye. In fact, one of Joanne’s enamel pins: ‘Courage Potion’ appeared on my blog last year in Pretty Pastel Pins (ya know, back in the day when I had money to spend on pins – hah). So as I was already familiar with Joanne’s creativity, I just knew this was gonna be an awesome box…

This is pretty much my whole life summed up in one badge, hehehe!

Motivational postcards are my fave. I am slowly trying to cover my walls in inspiration, so bright colourful additions like these are most welcome. After all, we all need that reminder to just believe in ourselves <3

“Don’t be afraid to try” – wise words and awesomely bright colours!

LET’S DO THIS! okaaaay?

I love love love this bright and cheerful to-do this! I love that it has space for ‘bonus tasks’ for when you are feeling in an especially productive mood. Plus it’s yellow and motivational, so win win! Also comes with a clever ideas stick (aka pencil) to jot down those all important tasks and brainwaves.

This is one cool door sign designed for creatives. You can switch it around depending on your creativity levels… right now the creative genius at work (full on blog mode), tomorrow, who knows! Watch this space.

Everything in this box is so bold, bright, colourful and brilliantly designed. If you like what you see here, why not head over to Joanne’s shop and see what other fabulous goodies you can find. I really loved each item in this month’s box and it’s definitely added a splash of colour and happy to my space.

You can keep up to date with Joanne’s latest creations on: Insta / Twitter / Facebook.

The YAY Makers enable us to discover awesome creators and find our new favourite shops. If you are interested in signing up for their subscription boxes, click here and let the creativity come to your doorstep each month. You can also catch sneak peeks of their goodies over on Instagram too!

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84 Comments

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Lorna, glad you enjoyed! <3 xx

  1. July 18, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    Absolutely love that badge – it is so true for me at the minute! Winging it and holding on by the seat of my pants. I really like the selection in this box.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 11:51 am

      Thank you so much Rachael! Aww hehe, I am sure you are doing a fantastic job, Elsie is absolutely adorable! <3 xx

  2. July 18, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    I always look forward to these burst of colourful inspiration from you, Bexa 🙂 This month’s box is no exception and I LOVE the badge, that is my life summed up too. I also really like the motivational cards, I could do with a few of those around my work space. Your photos are so beautiful, they really show off the products. And I agree with you, sometimes the best kind of blog posts are the ones you don’t plan. When inspiration strikes, you just need to go with it! xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 11:53 am

      Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment Lisa! Haha, the badge is brilliant isn’t it and so true! Thank you for the kind words, you are always super sweet and encouraging! <3 xxx

  3. July 19, 2019 / 1:11 am

    I love that badge!! It sums up my life completely! 🤣

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 12:33 pm

      Heheh, it’s perfect isn’t it! I love it too! <3 xx

  4. July 19, 2019 / 1:28 am

    The Yay makers Joanne Hawker July Box is such a nice motivational to-do box. It has so many little items to keep inspiring you to get through the workday. This is one of my favorite boxes.

    https://debsdecorativelife.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much Deb! So glad you enjoyed the box! <3 xx

  5. July 19, 2019 / 7:32 am

    Love that badge! Story of my life! Cute stuff in this one!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 12:41 pm

      Hehe, thanks Lex! Loving the badge too! <3 xx

  6. July 19, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    Colourful, motivational postcards are what I LOVE to pin to my bulletin board. And that doorknob hanger??? Adorable. This box is so cute!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Macey, there were so many awesome goodies in the box! <3 xx

  7. July 19, 2019 / 11:18 pm

    OMG I love that door hanger, it’s SO cute! That little box was also super cute and is just the right motto we need in our lives. So empowering and encouraging! Thanks for sharing Bexa!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Geraldine! Glad you enjoyed lovely <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 1:40 pm

      Thank youuu!! <3 xx

  8. July 21, 2019 / 3:16 am

    I agree with you! The best blog posts are the ones that come without a lot of time to brainstorm and everything. I love that you got some more goodies from the makers box! Oooh, the goodies you’ve received looks super cool. Joanne Hawker does a great job with her work! I know I am a total sucker for them! The colors are great too- they are different than the typical pastel palette (which is my fave). Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Nancy! I agree, I love these colours too, nice to see bright bold colours sometimes! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  9. July 21, 2019 / 8:21 am

    Those are adorable. Maybe I need a YAY box as well. I adore the badge that says I have absolutely no idea what I am doing but I am doing it anyway 😍

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:05 pm

      Aww, yesss! I’d defo recommend The YAY Makers, such a fun box of surprises! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you Cara! <3 xx

  10. July 21, 2019 / 8:25 am

    Ahh, I love that door hanger. The colour and that font are totally my aesthetic! That badge is also super relatable. I’ll have to check Joanne out on insta. Another great blog post Bexa!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much Annie! Joanne is awesome, would defo recommend you check her out on Insta! <3 xx

  11. July 21, 2019 / 8:25 am

    I have just moved onto a new desk at home and this has made me think that I need a board behind my desk I can pin those colourful post cards too. Lovely post, as always you make me inspired for my blog too x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:35 pm

      Aww thank you Julie, so happy that I can inspire you! That’s awesome! <3 xx

  12. July 21, 2019 / 8:31 am

    Whenever I’ve seen you have done a post with this box it’s always makes me happy because of how colourful and joyful it just looks. I love that it gives you the chance to get limited edition pieces from other designers and creators. This looks like a great box this month! X

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:39 pm

      Awww yay!! I’m so happy that it makes you happy! Thank you for the kind comment Aaliyah! <3 xx

  13. July 21, 2019 / 9:07 am

    I love your reviews of these boxes. They look fantastic.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you Emma! <3 xx

  14. July 21, 2019 / 9:14 am

    This is such an incredible box. I love everything in it especially the poster and door sign! Everything is so pretty. It’ll make an awesome gift for a creative. Great post Bexa!

    Taiwo xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      Aww thanks so much lovely! <3 xx

  15. July 21, 2019 / 9:34 am

    This has to be the most amazing box ever.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you Marta! <3 xx

  16. Emma
    July 21, 2019 / 9:53 am

    Oh wow!! It’s so bright and colourful! I love it all 🙂 it’s super cute how they include inspirational quotes, we all need the pick me ups every now and again.

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you Emma! It is a really cheerful box of goodies! <3 xx

  17. July 21, 2019 / 9:56 am

    This.looks like such a cool box! Loving that badge ♡ This looks so super fun and motivating.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you Laura! <3 xx

  18. July 21, 2019 / 9:58 am

    I think this box would brighten the dreariest day! I love the door hang in particular.

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you Misa! <3 xx

  19. July 21, 2019 / 10:00 am

    All this yellow is truly a burst of sunshine and I am HERE for it:) That badge is everything, it’s basically my motto these days:) This is truly a fantastic box – now if only I had on an office door to hang that creative block sign on – it would be perfect:) This was such a fun post Bexa

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Madi! So glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  20. Millie
    July 21, 2019 / 10:09 am

    HAHA I can also relate heavily to that pin! (Which I also wish I had money to buy a ton of!)

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Haha, thanks Millie! It is awesome, isn’t it! <3 xx

  21. July 21, 2019 / 11:59 am

    These are all so cute! I love the door signs, seems like a really cute way to have a bit of fun with our fickle creative muses! The postcards are also very nice, I always love how brightly colored and cheerful they are!

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much Kristin, I love the bright cheerful colours too! <3 xx

  22. July 21, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    ‘Idea Stick’ *face-palms* I’m all for creativity, but sometimes a pencil is just a pencil! XD

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Haha! I quite like it, it’s something a bit different <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Aw thanks so much Heather! <3 xx

  23. July 21, 2019 / 7:51 pm

    Omg I’m obsessed! So colourful and cute! I love the little to-do list with priorty tasks haha – I need that! Always get so caught up in my to-do list that I lose track of what’s on top of the list. The badge is also adorable hahaha the text on it resonates with me 😉

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you so much Nele, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  24. July 22, 2019 / 3:44 am

    I totally felt that line “the best blog posts are the ones you don’t plan” which is equivalent to me thinking “the best packages are the ones you don’t expect” haha. I love that you came home to a nice little surprise, Bexa! The goodies you received in this box are so cute and they exude happiness! I’m living for it!

    ☼ Eena | cabin twenty-four

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:35 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the sweet comment Eena, you are so kind! <3 xx

  25. Melissa Kacar
    July 22, 2019 / 5:46 am

    All of these are so cute! I especially love the badge – it pretty much sums up my life too haha! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:56 pm

      Aw thank you so much Melissa! <3 xx

  26. July 23, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    Full of colours 🙂 I like it 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:59 pm

      Thank yooou! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:02 pm

      Thank yooou! <3 xx

  27. July 25, 2019 / 11:53 am

    I love the idea of using colors and accessories to improve our creativity! They are so cute. And yes, the inspected things (as a pic, a video, a post..) are always the best 🙂
    xx Dasynka
    http://dasynka.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:04 pm

      Aww thanks so much! <3 xx

  28. July 30, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    What a fun box – so cheerful and encouraging! this would certainly make me smile if I got it in the mail 🙂

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you Mica! Have a great weekend! <3 xx

  29. July 30, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    I love your reviews of these boxes Bexa, they’re always so colourful and brighten my day. 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Kim! <3 xx

  30. July 31, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    Everything looks so cute and colourful. It really must make your day when these arrive on your doorstep! I love that badge though, definitely sums up my life too haha. Hope you’re well Bexa! <3

    Chloe xxx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe! I am doing well thank you, hope you are too! <3 xx

  31. July 31, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    This is so many happy things, just looking at them brightens my day <3 Such pretty designs and so practical, love the idea of the box!!

    Have a wonderful week <3

    LackaDaisy

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you!! Have an awesome weekend! <3 xx

  32. August 1, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    Everything looks absolutely amazing! So many pretty colors. 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you Brandy! <3 xx

  33. August 7, 2019 / 6:42 am

    Hi Bexa! Hope you are doing great. Every time I purchased the magnets on my vacation I remembered you when I saw the pins :-). Another colorful and happiness filled post. This months box is again a lovely one Bexa. I absolutely loved the badge. The quote is so relatable to me as well. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 10:26 am

      Aww! Thank you so much lovely! You are so sweet and I am so happy you think of me when you see pins! Hehe! Hope you are doing well, I’m off to check out your blog shortly! <3 xx

  34. August 12, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    these colours and pieces look great! great post <3

    If you would like to follow each others blogs, please follow mine and let me know in the comments so I can follow you straight back <3

    http://www.samanthassnaps.co.uk
    Samantha
    x

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Samantha! <3 xx

  35. August 17, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    Happy weekend ❣

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 3:59 pm

      Happy weekend to you too! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Lily! <3 xx

  36. September 6, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Your posts are always so colourful and vibrant! This post is no exception honestly! I love everything specially that badge!

    Babita
    http://www.travelhues.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      September 7, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Babita! <3 xx

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