Goodie Giveaway! Enter To Win A PopSugar April Must Have Box!

I had a horrible weekend. In fact, it’s Tuesday and I am still recovering from it. It was just one of those weekends where everything is off: people are cranky, things don’t go as planned, and you find yourself wishing that you were on vacation (by yourself) somewhere.

Here is a tiny taste of what my weekend was like (this is in Bear’s room at night, which is why the video screen is completely dark. That is on purpose – I mostly wanted you all to hear and experience the soundtrack to my weekend).

One of the few bright spots in what was otherwise a depressing couple of days was the very welcome delivery of my PopSugar Must Have Box. (FYI – that is my referral link. I’m grateful to those who choose to use it!). If you don’t already know about this subscription box, it is definitely worth a look.

EDIT – Thanks so much to reader Rebecca, who shares this code:ย TAKE10 for $10 off a 3 month subscription or TAKE25 for $25 off a 6 month subscription. Enjoy!

It is so fun to get a surprise package in the mail each month! The box is always crammed full of goodies.ย Past boxes have included gorgeous jewelry from Gorgana and Heather Belle, a Brokedown scarf, gift certificates for gourmet meals, luxury beauty products, and tons more. Cost is $35/month, but the value of the products typically ends up being closer to $100, and is sometimes worth up to $150. It definitely varies – but hey, it is a surprise!

september must have

One of my favorite boxes ever.

I’m excited to say that I’m giving away an April Must Have box to a lucky reader. You can enter the giveaway raffle by leaving ONE comment per person on this blog post, by 11:59 pm PST on Friday, April 12, 2013. Simply share your tip for what to do when you are having a terrible weekend! I will select the winner randomly with an app – no way can I judge the best tip here!

Contents of the box are a surprise (as usual!) but I’ll give you a few hints. (Spoiler alert: April’s box contains a piece of jewelry, something for Earth Day, a sweet treat, a great fragrance, and a little something for your cosmetic bag).

I’m hoping that this PopSugar box brightens someone’s day. Hopefully someone who needs it as much as I did this past weekend.



  1. Eat lots of chocolate!!! And then go running ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Candace P says

    Go for a LONG walk, until everyone’s mood changes and your mood changes too!

  3. I watch a movie by myself, hidden in my bedroom!

  4. Pop a bottle of bubbly . . . Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco!

  5. Margit Aramburu says

    Spend time planning my next trip!

  6. A nice glass of wine…or maybe two!

  7. Stay in bed…with my laptop.

  8. I snuggle into my favorite corner of the couch with my comfy blanket and laptop, at first drinking tea and then eventually switching to wine.

  9. Take time to make those exotic teas in my tea drawer (and wait the full 5 minutes to brew or whatever the instructions say), and take time to savor drinking it. Chocolate never hurts either.

  10. I put on jammies and curl upon the couch with hot chocolate and Gilmore Girls ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. It sounds like Bear was sick and very young. I somehow thought he was older.

    Anyway, with a sick baby it’s almost impossible to get off by yourself. So while you are rocking and loving on him you need to have a catalogue/travel book in your free hand so you are studying the details of your next planned/hoped for trip. It is the only thing that will keep you sane. And DEFINITELY call on hubby to pitch in for some breaks.

    • Points Pixie says

      Anne – Bear is SEVEN!! He was SO tired and cranky that he absolutely sounded like a toddler. That was why we were at our wits’ end ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Stop and be grateful for everything that is going right in your life. Learn quickly from everything else.

  13. An afternoon nap makes everything better.

  14. It is tough when your children are cranky.

    I just sigh and keep repeating “this too will pass”. Somehow that seems to keep me calm and sane.

  15. Take a bath.

  16. Go outside and scream at the top of your lungs for 1 full minute!

  17. Break open a bottle of wine, curl up in bed with my ipad and remote , basically shut out any possibility of any more negative joo-joo affecting my day!

  18. A power walk on the beach with upbeat music blasting in the earphones then a long bubble bath.

  19. Depends what’s making it bad but, I’d say I’d either sit on my computer all day, go out to dinner, or go shopping! But, I love Margit’s solution: plan my next trip!

  20. kfloveinme says

    Play some of your favorite songs and just dance it off!

  21. Entering this for my wife, because I know she’d love the blog. What makes me feel better when I’m having one of those days is to look at her and remind myself how good my life actually is ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Points Pixie says

      Eric – Had to respond to this one! You are clearly an awesome husband, and if I were choosing the winner myself (instead of having the winner chosen randomly by an app), I would have a very difficult time not choosing your response. But it sounds like you’re already a winner. Awww! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Ooops, I meant love the box ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Alcohol is clearly the only solution. We call it coping juice!

  24. 1 episode of Millionaire Matchmaker + two shots of Bulleit ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  25. Plan ahead by making a “ME” file of all your accomplishments, favorite pictures, mementos of special occasions, thank you notes you’ve received, certificates, kids drawings, etc. On those dark days, touch and read every piece to unleash the power, gratitude, and joy you have in your life and successes. Chocolate can only enhance e the experience.

  26. If I’m in the Bay Area, I call my cousin and go GARAGE SALE’ING! What an adventure it is to map out routes, find parking, do-drive bys, and discover all sorts of TREASURES and good finds!! Occasionally come across a kid selling lemonade and perhaps follow it up with a treat from La Farine. Oh yes that is what puts me in a great mood and gets the weekend started off right!

  27. Question on the blog post… I’m getting ready to sign up for Must Have Box subscription – I noticed they have a special Summer box but I cant seem to find any info on what’s inside. Do you have any insight?

    • Points Pixie says

      Rebecca – Yes, I do. Normally it is completely under wraps, but I got an email from them recently that a pair of House of Harlow sunglasses will be in the box. The Holiday special edition box was awesome, so I’m assuming that the Summer box will be equally fabulous! Can’t wait!

      • awesome, thank you! I am going to indulge in monthly and summer!! Last question – do they deliver USPS, UPS, FedEx or some other way? I don’t get USPS at home so trying to figure out what address to use

        • Points Pixie says

          My PopSugar boxes have always arrived via USPS, but they might actually have another option. I’ve found their customer service department to be very personal and responsive so they’d probably work with you if you reach out to them.

          You will LOVE the subscription, it is such a treat.

          • USPS works, just had sent to my PO box. Yay I’m so excited! I also got $10 off for my 3 mos subscription. During any online checkout, whenever I see a coupon or promo code field, I always do a web search for the company + promo code (or whatever language they list) to find the deals. Of course I’m sure you already know this trick!

  28. I live on Oahu, Hawaii, and NOTHING can put you in a better mood than getting out to the beach! There’s something calming about just walking around barefoot on the shore and watching the waves with the wind blowing in your hair! Awesome!

    • I agree! I live on Kauai – being at the beach and ocean are so incredibly relaxing, mesmerizing. I can watch the waves for hours, sand between the toes, sunshine on my shoulders. Aloha!

  29. Points Pixie says

    Rebecca – Could you share the code that you used? I will revise my post to include it! Can’t believe I forgot to mention to search for a code ! Embarrassing. Thanks for the great catch ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Francisco says

    Leave the chaos and do 1 or more of the following:
    1. Sex
    2. Nap
    3. Spend time outdoors with some nature
    4. Eat something yummy with my love.
    Thanks pointsandpixiedust!

  31. Love this! Didn’t know this fun little tidbit!

  32. A very long walk with Pandora’s Salt n Pepa’s station all by myself! Makes me laugh and dance my frustrations away.

  33. Toulumne Ranger says

    Dang it Pixie – you are getting real close to convincing me to PopSugar myself..who would have thought that you could do this!

  34. I pull out my magic wand and dance…
    “To the windows… to the walls”.
    I love you Foxy, Always M


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