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Five under £5 for January

Five under £5 January

Five under £5 January

It’s the first of my Five under £5 posts of the year and the second time I’ve asked others to join in, so if it’s the first time you are here then welcome, and if you took part last month then thank you!

I started these posts as a fun way of showing five little things I’d bought that month for under a fiver, and carried it on as, well, it’s an excuse to buy little treats that I like when I see them, I like taking the photographs for these posts, and also, a few of you asked to join in too.

We are only a few weeks into the new year and although there’s no abstinence around here, I’m taking a few steps to be a bit healthier and that means drinking more of this gorgeous liquorice and peppermint tea from Pukka (£2.39 from my local health food shop, also available in bigger supermarkets). I love all their range but this and the Refresh (peppermint, fennel and rose) are the best.

Panda watch

I couldn’t stop for some herbal tea without treating myself to a bit of ‘healthy’ chocolate now could I? After the glut of Quality Street over Christmas it’s nice to try something a bit stronger. I love the bitterness and this Divine 85% Dark Chocolate (about £2.50) is perfect for that.

There has been a bit of sale shopping going on and seeing as it’s my niece’s birthday soon I thought I’d buy this cute blue panda watch (£5) from the gorgeous online shop Little + Fierce. If you don’t know it already, it’s run by Morgana who blogs at Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat and once you start looking you’ll see so many things you want I’m sure.

I also picked up these Rosie Wonders tattoos (£4.50) from there, and I have a few people in mind to give them too. I bought Sam some similar ones in the summer, and he couldn’t get enough of them! I don’t have any tattoos myself but think I might have to give one of these Russian dolls a go – I wonder if the kids would fall for it?

Ice pop cat

Cat ice pop

My fifth choice is actually something I bought for a sticking filler for Sam and Flo – a Zoku ice pop mould, one shaped like an owl and the other shaped like a cat. The owl was £2.99 and the cat £4.99 from John Lewis. Unfortunately it looks like they’ve sold out now but I’ve had a look around and you can still buy them in slightly different designs from Lakeland and also on Amazon.

I have to say, we have used them about four or five times already and have tried filling them with cordial, fresh juice and even leftover smoothie from the Nutri-Bullet. A total winner!

If you’d like to join in with Five under £5, either in a blog post or an Instagram photo, just add it to the linky below and tweet me to let me know. If you could give me a mention in the post that would be brilliant, I don’t have a badge so no need to add one! Just remember to use the hashtag #fiveunder5 so I can see it. The linky will be open for a week, and if you’d like to comment on other people’s that would be nice too.

I hope you like the January picks. Five under £5 will open on the second Monday of each month, so the next one will go live on 8th February. I’m so pleased so many of you are joining in!

x Julia

Rosie Wonders tattoos

Rosie Wonders tattoos

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    January 11, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I love the ice pop moulds they look so clever and actually like a cat rather than just a random shape! A lovely five for brightening up January 🙂
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      January 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      They’re cute aren’t they? I might make one for myself! X

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    The Reading Residence
    January 11, 2016 at 8:19 am

    It all looks so pretty! That panda watch is especially adorable and a lovely little pressie idea. Thanks for the linky and the inspiration x
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      January 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      So glad you joined in this month! I love the panda watch too, I hope my niece does x

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    January 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Ahh those ice moulds are TOO cute. I just love this feature it’s so fun. Sorry for only having three things. Must do better next time!!
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      January 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks for joining in Beth, you’ll have more warning now so can start collecting for Feb! X

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    Flossy and Jim
    January 11, 2016 at 11:01 am

    We LOVE your five under five! We might have to join in I think…any excuse to buy nice happy things! Loving the ice lolly mould – soooo cute! Xx

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      January 13, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Oh yes I would love it if you joined in! The second Monday of every month – great excuse to buy little treats! xx

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    January 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love your five things. I really must try that tea, you bought me some and I haven’t actually tried it!! The cat lolly is so fab! Love it. #fiveunder5
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      January 13, 2016 at 7:55 am

      OH yes get the tea going Karen, you will love it, it’s quite sweet as well. Thanks for joining in with #fiveunder5 xx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    January 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    What a gorgeous load of things!!!!! I love the ice-pop mould but the boys would love the tattoos. Give them a sticker and they’re happy as Larry (whoever he was) 🙂
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      January 13, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Oh yeah Larry would love the tattoos as well 😉 xx

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    sarah christie
    January 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Joe has a frog mould the same and loves it, he also loves tattoos they drive me mad I am constantly hiding them so he cant use them and ooh healthy chocolate, I bought some dark chocolate to hide in the top of the fridge to help me wean off all that sugar i have eaten over christmas x
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      January 13, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Same here – total chocolate overload at Christmas but I still need a little bit! x

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    January 11, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Love your choices! The tattoos are fab – I have a bit of a thing for Russian Dolls so they really appeal to me!

    I will try to take part in the linky next month – gives me an excuse to go shopping! xxx
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      January 13, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Ah thank you! I’d love you to join in x

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    January 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    We have the frog mould and it’s fab! I want to buy more ready for the summer. I stole a butterfly temporary tattoo from the boys and I loved it so much that I’m still considering getting it for real. Tempting!!
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      January 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Ha I have to say I am tempted to try one of the tattoos myself! The lolly moulds have been in the freezer so much lately, who cares if it’s winter?! x

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    Morgana (@little_fierce)
    January 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

    What a fantastic round up! Love that cute cat ice pop mould.
    Thanks so much for including some of our accessories, so pleased you like them! xx
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      January 13, 2016 at 7:50 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I love your shop – I know my niece will love her panda watch! xx

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    January 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Oh yay a linky! I love this, it’s one of my favourites posts that I read each month so I have put it on the calendar and will try to join in 🙂 x
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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    January 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I will be joining in Julia, I’m just running late with my photos! I already have my five under five ready and it features tea too 🙂 Love the Little & Fierce shop, I bought a little panda watch for Lucas but he isn’t fussed on having something on his wrist so I wear it! xx
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    Em @ snowingindoors
    January 15, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I bought Annie the Princess Zoku mold for her birthday last year and I was really impressed, and it was a great way to get her drinking enough over the summer.
    Fantastic collection as always 🙂
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      January 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      They are really good aren’t they? I might have to invest in a princess one too! x

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    Mrs H
    January 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    That panda watch is so damn cute. I love it. Would it be big enough to fit my chunky wrist? I am also a massive fan of Pukka peppermint and liquorice tea. It is so nice after a big meal. Great choices. I will definitely try and join in next month. I wanted to this month but this week has run away with me. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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      January 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

      I’d love you to join in, it’s great how other people have started doing them too! The tea is ace isn’t it – perfect for you! 🙂 xx

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    January 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I loved that watch when you showed it on Instagram, I bet your niece will be delighted with it. I love fruit teas and am going to give these a try. Sorry I am so late joining in and that it is a bit thrown together, time just goes. Thank you for hosting lovely xx

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      January 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

      So glad you joined in Lisa, I love the watch too it’s definitely my favourite of the five! xx

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    January 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I was so glad when I checked is morning, I hadn’t missed the deadline! I did mean to link up last week, but I’ve no idea where the time went! I love your 5 for £5 x
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    January 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Great choices, we have the ice lolly maker in a frog design and my little boy loves it. I never thought to put leftover smoothies in it, but definitely going to try that now! xx
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    January 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Oh man, that ice pop mould is so darn cute! I have to get some of those!
    I left my post right to the last minute (typical me!) but managed to do it just in time for the link up!
    Really enjoyed doing this again so thanks for letting us join in Julia.

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