Five Under £5 January

January 14, 2016

Five Under 5 Jan

This is my second month joining in with the wonderful Rainbeaubelle on her Five Under £5 project, yet again I had quite a lot of choice for January but I’ve been last minute with my photos so in the end I just grabbed whatever I was nearest to me! Actually, looking at them now I’m pleased as they really are some of my favourites things from the last month.

My Mum bought me the Twining Bollywood Chai Latte tea for Christmas and it is super good, anyone who knows me knows how much I love my tea and chai is one of my favourites. These posh looking packs from Twinings are about £3.50 for 15 bags, but they are those lovely, loose leaf pyramid bags. I will be treating myself to some more, they have quite a good range out now and I don’t really drink coffee so it’s only fair that I buy fancy tea instead.

The Simple Things magazine I have just recently subscribed to and it is changing my life! I absolutely love it, so much so that I can’t read it before bed because it makes my mind too busy and I can’t sleep. It is full of so many things that I find inspiring and makes me and my husband want to run off and live in a wooden shack in Denmark. My friend started passing on her old copies earlier in the year so when I saw a good subscription offer I snapped it up. Now each month this little parcel of loveliness lands on my mat and I couldn’t be happier. I think it works out about £3.50 an issue with subscription but they are £4.99 if you just want to pop out and buy one, and I recommend you do!

I picked up the little notecards in TK Maxx before Christmas with every intention of writing a few thank you notes for gifts however I haven’t quite got round to that yet and I think I may have left it too late now. They are still handy little cards to have in when you fancy sending a note to someone, this set was £2.50 for five cards.

The coloured fineline pens I bought in B&M, £1.99 for a set of 10 and they are fantastic. My friend Vicki gave me a lovely notebook for Christmas and I’ve started a very lax bullet journal in it using these pens. I basically write down lots of lists and plans, things I need to get out of my head and onto paper and I’m trying to start a more formal daily to do. I’m not taking it too seriously but it is helping me organise my thoughts a little more.

Finally the crazy carrot that you can see is actually a pencil case. We nipped into Liverpool for the twins’ birthday to go to the World Museum but I couldn’t help and have a quick whizz round Paperchase. Lucas wasn’t willing to wait outside and as I dashed round with him in tow he picked this up and then we couldn’t leave it behind, it was in the sale for £4. There is still some available online if you too would like a bizarre pencil case. I may have borrowed it for my pens but I do let him use them under supervision!

If you fancy joining in with the Five Under £5 linky then please do head over to Julia’s blog.

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  • mummyofboygirltwins

    What a lovely collection Hayley that magazine looks amazing. Love the carrot pencil case he is gorgeous!! Jess xx

    January 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The magazine is so good, just my thing. I have taken quite a shine to that little pencil case 🙂 xx

      January 15, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    I love it all! I don’t drink coffee, so maybe I should go for fancy tea, too? Obviously I adore the pens, paper and pencil case – goes without saying, right. And that magazine looks intriguing, I will definitely look out for it, thanks x

    January 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      You definitely need some fancy tea in your life, when you think how much a good cup of coffee is, buying some nice tea bags isn’t too bad! xx

      January 15, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Vicki

    I love your 5 picks this month – that tea sounds delicious & the packaging is cute too. You cant beat TK Maxx for cute stationery too, I got my Thank YOu cards from there too. I need to subscribe to that Magazibe, I enjoyed the copy you let me have and I find myself re reading it.

    January 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They are lovely magazines to re read, really make me smile. The tea is lovely and they have so many different ones, this one is quite sweet but they are such a treat. I save up my posh tea bags 🙂

      January 15, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply
  • Jenna

    The Simple Things is my favourite magazine ever. It’s really inspiring and I know what you mean about not being able to be read it before bedtime because of that!!

    January 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m glad it’s not just me, I read it out loud to anyone who is sat near me, such a great magazine! xx

      January 15, 2016 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    Hayley thanks for joining in again, I am so glad you did! I have never seen this magazine but I am going to go and have a look for it tomorrow, you have totally sold it to me. Living in a shack in Denmark sounds pretty good right now! Haha. I love tea but not sure about chai, I think I prefer an Earl Grey 🙂 Love of course the pencil case, it’s so cute! xx

    January 14, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha, I think this magazine would be perfect for you Julia. They have a feature called, My Day in Cups of Tea…it is amazing!! Yeah this chai is very sweet too, they must do an Earl Grey too though 🙂 xx

      January 15, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Sarah Christie

    Ooh the simple things does sound intriguing, and I need some nice coloured pens for my new planner, these are perfect x

    January 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Check out the Home Bargain and B&M Sarah, they have them so much cheaper than everywhere else, means you can buy more 🙂 xx

      January 15, 2016 at 9:42 am Reply
  • Em @ snowingindoors

    Brilliant collection, The Simple Things is my favourite magazine, I too want to move to Denmark and make beautiful things out of driftwood now 😉

    January 15, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That would be the dream right?! I feel like I’m meant for their way of life 🙂

      January 15, 2016 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Lisa@intotheglade

    The magazine sounds great, I might just subscribe. Oh i love having notecards to hand, I use them for all kinds of things. The pencil case is gorgeous, I would supervise the use of those pens too ha! A great five Hayley xx

    January 16, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply
  • Kelly | To Become Mum

    Love! And what a great linky idea too

    January 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    You might have already guessed but I love The Simple Things magazine. I first picked up a copy on Fort William on holiday nearly 18 months ago now, and I’ve been a subscriber ever since. It’s a magazine that just so good for you soul. You have to slow down to read it. It’s a joy, isn’t it?

    January 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • hannah

    A great selection! I like those pens, a good bargain I may have to snap some up for my new colouring book. That carrot is pretty cool too! Oh, and it’s never too late for a thank you note! x #fiveunder5

    January 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    I’ve never heard of the simple things before but I now want to see what it’s about. I always have good intentions with thank you cards. They’re so polite but I always end up forgetting to actually send them!

    January 29, 2016 at 5:58 am Reply
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