I love it when September rolls around and in my head I have all these plans and things I want to get done on my blog. Then the reality hits and in the back to school madness I find myself busying around the house all day. I’m currently trying to sort though everyone’s wardrobes and have a good clear out but that is easier said than done with two little people around. I’ve been meaning to write this post for the last few days since I read Julia’s most recent Five Under £5 and I’ve finally sat down in front of the computer. I wasn’t sure I’d have much to include this month but when I started rooting around the house to see what I had there was actually a few things lurking that I thought I’d share.
First up are the pretty Staedtler pens, these are the coloured tri-plus fineliner ones which someone recommended to me for my bullet journal. A few days later I spotted them in Tesco reduced to £3.50 and they have been great for doodling in my journal as they don’t bleed though onto the back of the pages. On one of our trips to Ikea in the summer holidays we picked up the cat cushion and the candle holder. The cat cushion I pointed out to the boys as we wandered past and I could see my husband rolling his eyes as he knew it would be coming home with us, it sits on the back of Lucas’ chair at the dining table and he loves it! I’m always picking up a couple of the glass candles in Ikea, they don’t have a very strong smell but they’re great for everyday candles and I really like the new decorative holders they have for them, they are only £2 and look a little fancier than just having the candle on it’s own.
A friend passed on the Oh Comely magazine to me so I didn’t technically buy it. It it is £5 and honestly I probably wouldn’t usually spend that on a magazine but it is beautiful! It’s by the same people that publish my favourite, The Simple Things magazine but this one is more focused on music, books, pop culture etc. The photography and layout is amazing, it is what I would like my blog to be when it grows up! The little canvas is from one of our holiday activities with the boys – I’m not usually one the get the paints out, I’m not great and doing crafty things but I tried to make an effort over the summer and bought a few things from Baker Ross including these mini blank canvases that the boys absolutely loved painting. This one is Lucas’ and it turned out so well, it’s been hanging in his room ever since. He started out and told me he didn’t know what it was going to be then he turned a random red splat into this cool tree, I love it!
I know I’ve already got five and I was originally going to include the wire rack from Aldi but it is slightly over at £5.99. I kept it in the photo anyway so thought it was worth a mention! It’s really long so I can fit massive batches of cookies on it and the squishy ones don’t fall through the middle. It looks a little more photogenic than my old one too so I was happy pick it up.
That’s it for this month, I’m trying to be strict with my spending in the run up to Christmas but I’m sure there will a few little bits for October in the run up to Halloween. Do go and have a look at Rainbeaubelle if you fancy joining in too.