What I’ve bought this month that’s more exciting than milk, bread and Star Wars Force Attax cards.


5 Under 5 April




Caroline Gardner Note Books

I loved these cute little notebooks.  They are pocket sized and perfect for lists and ideas.  

John Lewis £4.95

Caroline Gardner


Glass Jar

An impulse purchase, but too pretty to resist at such a bargain price.

Wilko £3.00



Greetings Cards

These brilliant cards come from one half of one of my favourite blogs Mama Zen.  Lydia writes hilarious anecdotes of her life with two young children, and her sister Ellie provides the illustrations.  Ellie has turned her fantastic drawings into a range of greeting cards.  I love mine so much I am going to frame them.

Etsy £2.50 each

Mama Zen


Picture Frames

These cute little picture frames are going to be placed on our bedside tables once we have finished decorating out bedroom.  (As long as said decorating doesn’t end in a divorce).  They are perfect for my two little monkeys.

Ikea £1.49 each



Malteaster Bunny

You can keep your Mini Eggs and Cream Eggs.  These little guys are by far my favourite Easter treat.  My only complaint is that you can’t get a king size Malteaster Bunny.  Available in most shops at 2 for £1.  The other one may have ummm, errr, hopped off before the photo was taken!


Malteaster Bunny

Check out my parody of ‘All I ask’ by Adele.  It’s all about chocolate.


What have you bought to brighten up your day without breaking the bank?


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13 Comments on 5 Under £5 – April

  1. Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm (7 months ago)

    I love a Malteaster bunny too, I actually bought a bus of them for an Easter gift for someone and ended up eating them all myself, oops!
    Love the notebooks, so cute. xx #fiveunder5

  2. Morgana (@little_fierce)
    April 8, 2016 at 10:43 am (7 months ago)

    I am such a stationery fiend so those notebooks caught my eye straight away! Love them! x

  3. Keira @ Dekko Bird
    April 6, 2016 at 10:37 am (7 months ago)

    Hi Claire, what a fab selection and I’m with you on the Malteser bunny front… though 2 is never enough! We don’t have Wilko here in NI but I love the little votive you picked up. Even when it’s summer and we’re no longer lighting candles inside, this will look great out hanging on the patio, won’t it? Altho maybe with an LED tealight in case of bush fire risk… 😛

  4. Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    April 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm (7 months ago)

    I’ve never seen the Mama Zen cards before so thanks for the tip! They are so good, especially the yoga one, that is me right now! Love those notebooks too, and I am a total chocoholic! Thanks so much for joining in with #fiveunder5 x
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  5. Deborah Nicholas
    April 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm (7 months ago)

    Im a sucker for stationary and those picture frames are too cute!! bargain! #fiveunder5

  6. Mama Zen
    April 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm (7 months ago)

    Thanks so much Claire. We are so happy to have Mama Zen Cards featured! Ellie is working on some new ones at the moment (there has been lots of material during the holidays!) xx
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  7. Vicki
    April 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm (7 months ago)

    Malteaser Bunnies are hard to resist! Loving those cute notebooks – great size to pop in your handbag.

  8. Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    April 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm (7 months ago)

    I love those photo frames, so sweet, will be on the lookout for them next time I go to Ikea. I may have indulged in some Malteaser bunnies too, Sainsburys were selling them off for 30p so it would have been rude not too!
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