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Five Under £5 – September – A Party Bag Special

So it’s the big one’s birthday next month.  He is turning 7 which I am in complete denial about.  In an effort to be prepared and save money I have been picking up some bargains for party bags, hence the theme for this months five under £5.     So first the party bags themselves. […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – August

I have been loving the summer sales.  I have actually started Christmas shopping!  This is not a bid to be super organised but a bid to save money come December. These are some of the things I have picked up for under £5 this month in my Five Under £5     The Cath Kidston pencils […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – July

I love shopping for knick-knacks and things for the home, Since I started joining in with the five under £5 feature I’ve found so many great things that don’t break the bank.  In fact If I see something I like that costs more then £5, I try to seek a cheaper alternative.  My husband will […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – June

    It’s time for another five under £5.  Little bargains that have made me smile and brought me a little piece of summer. I have just discovered these Caribbean Twist cocktails in Sainsburys.  It’s £2.50 for the bottle which contains about 2 and a half glasses.  So far the strawberry daiquiri is my favourite. […] Read more…

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Mummy in a Maxi

Why a maxi dress is your summer essential. So it looks as though Summer is starting to make an appearance.  Time to put away my beloved winter boots and enjoy a spot of retail therapy for some new Summer clothes. Personally I am a big fan of a maxi dress for summer.  What’s not to […] Read more…

5 Under £5 – May

  I am loving my 5 under £5 finds this month.  They are quite colour coordinated too!       The sunglasses were inspired by The Hearty Life’s 5 under £5 post last month.  I’ve been after some new sunnies and I love a pair of aviators.  Everyone looks cool in aviators right?  In fact even […] Read more…

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Bedroom Makeover

  I’m not really one of those glossy blogs with stunning inspirational photos about home design. But seeing as our bedroom re-fresh involved a lot of blood (stubbed toes), sweat (shifting furniture), and tears (bloody fleur-de-lis), I thought I would share a few pictures of the finished result.  You can read about the fleur-de-lis here. […] Read more…

5 Under £5 – April

  What I’ve bought this month that’s more exciting than milk, bread and Star Wars Force Attax cards.         Caroline Gardner Note Books I loved these cute little notebooks.  They are pocket sized and perfect for lists and ideas.   John Lewis £4.95   Glass Jar An impulse purchase, but too pretty […] Read more…

Slow Cooker Jambalya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

  I love cooking with herbs and spices, and both the husband and I enjoy spicy food.  When Schwartz contacted me and asked me to feature a recipe using their oregano herb, I knew exactly which recipe I would choose.       During the week we don’t do family dinners.  The husband gets in […] Read more…

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5 Under £5 – March

    I got some great bargains for my 5 things under £5 this month.  Who doesn’t love a good bargain.   So here is my 5 under £5, otherwise known as, things I really like that I didn’t have to sell one of my children to be able to afford…     Love Goodies […] Read more…

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5 Under £5 – February

  I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here and doing a lifestyle post.  I don’t normally do them because quite frankly everyone else always seems so much more stylish than me!  Any attempts I make to be Pintrest prefect normally go very horribly wrong.  Seriously, you should see the look on the husbands face […] Read more…

A Christmas Gift Guide With Ethics

It’s that time of year when lists seem to take on a life of their own.  If you are stuck for ideas for what to buy the small people, or are looking for something a bit different then check out this gift guide for Skin & Bliss.   Skin & Bliss have a range of […] Read more…

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