Five under 5

Five under £5 for July

Five under £5 for July

Five under £5 for July

I’ve been putting together these five under £5 posts for a while now and never have I been so late or disorganised as I have this month. I think most of my posts start with a line about the chaos of life at the moment so I’ll keep that to a minimum, but I will say that I only really had two of my five things by 5pm today. Oops!

I haven’t been feeling very well lately and have been back and forth to the doctor’s today with an inner ear infection – more glamorously named labrynthitis. Though it may sound exotic it’s not much fun, and it’s giving me permanent vertigo. Anyway, I said I’d keep a lid on my moans so here are this month’s fabulous five finds under a fiver.

First up are these totally ace stickers which are supposed to remind you to take a little bit of time for you. We all know how difficult this is and although we don’t like to admit it, it is sometimes necessary to put these simple pleasures on our to do lists.

Stickers from Dorkface

They are designed and made by Jemma who runs a shop on Easy called Dorkface, have a look at her stuff for more cute stickers and prints. These are called the self-care sticker pack and are £4.

Next is this white paper fan, an absolute steal from Home Bargains at 99p. I love the look of these grouped together so I bought a few more white ones and a few pink to hang around the house for Florence’s third birthday this weekend.

Also in Home Bargains was this little bottle with a Cath Kidston inspired flower on. Really good for smoothies and juices for the kids, and again only 99p.

An idea I had for Flo’s party was to make some decorations from tissue paper, and I saw this in John Lewis the other day so bought it to practice with. I also have some in gold and pale pink and am hoping to make some simple tassel garlands, so watch this space. The three packs of paper came in at under £5.

My final choice this month had to be these fresh cherries. I absolutely love cherries and although they are a faff to prepare they just taste of summer don’t they? And they balance out all that Biscoff biscuit spread I’ve been eating! Tried that yet? It is so good, but so addictive!

So there is my five under £5. What are yours? If you’d like to join in then please either write a blog post or take a photo on instagram and add your link below. Just tweet me and let me know you’ve linked up using the hashtag #fiveunder5, and please take the time to comment on a few other people’s posts.

Thanks so much to everyone who has joined in so far.

x Julia

Bottle close-up

Fan hanging on picture

Flower bottle and tissue

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    Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes
    July 5, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I have labyrinths too at the moment. It’s horrible. Feel like I’m in a boat! Hope you feel better soon. I love the stickers. Good luck with the party preparations. #fiveunder5
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    sarah christie
    July 5, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I always love the bits you get Julia, I love the little notes they would be fab for my diary, hope you are feeling better x
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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    July 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Oh the Biscoff spread, so good!! I am linking up this month, I’m just a couple of things short but I’ll be taking my photographs tomorrow, probably after buying a bunch of flowers from the Sanisbury’s local 😉 Home and Bargains has such cute things, I love the paper fans and they are a real bargain. Hope you feel better soon Julia, inner ear stuff is just horrible xx
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    Mummy here and there
    July 6, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Them post it notes are adorable and what great finds in Home Bargains X #fiveunder5

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    Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    July 6, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Ear infections are horrible, I hope it clears up soon for you. That little bottle is so sweet and I can’t wait to see the tassels you make x

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    July 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    love the drinks bottle so cute.

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    Angie Vincent
    July 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Such a cute milk bottle and I love the paper fan. I have recently hung a couple from the handles of cuboards, I just love the ‘fun’ vibe they give.

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    Mary Smith
    July 8, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Sorry you are not feeling great. Hope it passes soon. Love all of these, especially the little milk bottle. I am so behind and have no idea what I have bought this month, hence my lack of contribution lol I will return again! Love reading peoples bargs though, lots of inspiration x
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    July 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    lovely picks this month- LOVE those stickers – I need some x
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    Tracey Williams
    July 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Sorry you have been feeling poorly lately Julia, and I love the idea of the self care stickers. I will certainly have a look at the website. ooooo I think I got the matching bowls to your bottle the other day in Home and Bargain. They have so many cute things in at the moment. I pop in for 1 item and come out £20 poorer x
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    Heledd _ Running in Lavender
    July 12, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Oh Julia I love these posts and keep meaning to make my own post and link up. One of these days I will, I promise! I totally love the Cath Kidston-esque bottle and what a bargain for 99p xx
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    Siena Says
    August 2, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I just love your 5 under £5 posts. I am definitely going to join in the August one! I will have to be very careful with my choices though as we share pretty much the same tastes!!!
    Hope you are settling in well in your new home x

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