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Five under £5.00 – March 2016

A photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including Jelly Bunnies, a copy of Red Magazine, a heart shaped tin, a green bow hair clip and a rainbow belt - includes the heading "Five under £5 - March"_ Mrs H's favourite things

My gorgeous blogging friend Julia, who blogs at Rainbeaubelle, writes monthly posts called Five under £5.

I love these posts. I am a very nosy person by nature. And so I am fascinated to see what my fellow bloggers have purchased for under £5.00. I often get tempted to go out and buy some of their wonderful finds.

I’ve been meaning to join in for a while. As always I have found it hard to get myself organised. I could probably purchase 5 items from Poundland – but that would be cheating.

Welcome to my first Five under £5.00 post. This month’s finds are a little random but I think they are fabulous so, hey, I am just going to roll with it.

Five under £5 – March 2016

A photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including Jelly Bunnies, a copy of Red Magazine, a heart shaped tin, a green bow hair clip and a rainbow belt - includes the heading "Five under £5 - March"_ Mrs H's favourite things

 

My first product is for Little Miss H.  And is this gorgeous pale green bow hair clip from Marks and Spencer, which I bought for £2.00.

We are currently growing Little Miss H’s fringe out. It has now reached that annoying stage where it just hangs in her eyes and irritates her. I have bought a variety of hair slides to try to persuade her to let me clip her fringe out of the way. This cute green bow seems to be in favour at the moment.

A photograph of a few of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including some Jelly Bunnies, a green bow hair clip and a rainbow belt - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

My second purchase for Little Miss H is this bright and beautiful rainbow belt, which you can see in the photograph above.

Little Miss H is very tall for her age. She is not yet 3 but she is already wearing 4-5 years trousers and jeans. These fit her perfectly for leg length but they sometimes fall down because she is quite slim. I decided that a little elasticated belt would be the perfect solution.

I am also obsessed with rainbows. And when I saw this rainbow belt, which was £3.00 from the Little Bird range at Mothercare, I knew I had to buy it. It looks adorable with jeans.
A photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including Jelly Bunnies, a copy of Red Magazine and a heart shaped tin - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including a heart shaped tin filled with a little girl's hair accessories which includes a green bow hair clip - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

As I keep on buying Little Miss bits and bobs for her hair, her hair accessory collection is now quite vast. In fact, it has out grown its current home and needs to up-size.

My final purchase for Little Miss H, is this lovely Happy Jackson heart-shaped tin for £2.95 from Fenwick.

I love this brand and I couldn’t believe that this tin was such a bargain. The bright colours and shape make me smile and Little Miss H’s clips, ribbons and hair bands are very happy in their new abode.

A photograph of three of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including a copy of Red Magazine, a heart shaped tin and a pale green bow hair clip - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including Jelly Bunnies, a copy of Red Magazine, a heart shaped tin and a rainbow belt - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

I then decided it was about time to buy something for me.

My next purchases for under £5 are a perfect excuse and/or accompaniment for some me time.

A copy of my favourite magazine (Red Magazine – £4.10) and some Jelly Bunnies (£1.00) to nibble on whilst lusting after all the fashion that I can’t afford.

A photograph of three Jelly Bunnies - one yellow, one pink and one green _ purchased for under £5.00 - Five under £5 - March_ Mrs H's favourite things

I have been craving Jelly Babies throughout this pregnancy. And a packet does not last long when I am around.

But this feels wrong. A pregnant lady gorging on Jelly Babies feels like a scene cut from The Silence of the Lambs.

However, I feel that I am allowed to eat as many Jelly Bunnies as I would like. And I have!

These gelatinous rabbits are only around until Easter. I don’t know what I will do once they are no longer gracing the shelves of our local Sainsbury’s.

What do you think of my thrifty purchases for this month? Will you be venturing out to buy any of them?

Hugs

Lucy

xxxxA photograph of my five products each purchased for under £5.00, including Jelly Bunnies, a copy of Red Magazine, a heart shaped tin, a green bow hair clip and a rainbow belt - includes the heading "Five under £5 - March"_ Mrs H's favourite things

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35 Comments

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    The Reading Residence
    March 14, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I’m growing my fringe out at the moment and it’s driving me mad – I want that pretty bow slide now! Cute tin to keep them in, too. And I love that belt 🙂
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    becky
    March 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Ohhh I love all of these, especially the tin! We need something lidded for the girls hair bits as they get the box and empty it all the time! GRRRR!!!
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    Ky
    March 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    What a fab idea for a post. I love the little bird belt, I’m a sucker for anything brightly coloured and it’s a great price! The tin for all the hair bits is cute too.
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      Mrs H
      March 10, 2016 at 7:18 am

      I fell in love with the rainbow belt the moment I saw it. It is so cute and fabulous at holding up her jeans. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    March 8, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Mmmm, I could go for some jelly bunnies now! They look good and they are a sweet that none of my boys like so I get to keep them all to myself 🙂 Love your five finds, I always look at the little girly clips and bows even though I have no one to buy them for. Lucas’ hair would be long enough but he would not be impressed 😉 xx #fiveunder5

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      Mrs H
      March 10, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Ha ha! I think I could handle a packet of Jelly Bunnies for breakfast right now. Sadly, Little Miss H loves them too. She has such a sweet tooth, just like her mummy. I love buying hair bits and bobs for Little Miss H. It is one of the nicest things about having a little girl. Thanks for your comment lovely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Debs @ Super Busy Mum
    March 8, 2016 at 8:18 am

    What great thrifty buys! I am loving the hair accessories! Great photos too. x

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      Mrs H
      March 10, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment. And for the compliment about my photos. I have always thought of myself as a terrible photographer but it is great to see my photos improving. And I love a thrifty buy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kellie Kearney
    March 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hair accessory is so cute, my little one would love it! As for jelly babies, you can never have enough. Yum! My favourite!!!

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      Mrs H
      March 8, 2016 at 7:06 am

      The bow is cute, isn’t it?! And it came in a choice of lots of lovely colours. But Little Miss H picked this pale green. And I am happy that so many people realise the awesomeness that are Jelly Babies. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    March 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Oooh I love this post! Lovely little treats. I remember five under £5 posts doing the rounds on blogs years ago!x

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      Mrs H
      March 8, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I have been meaning to get round to joining in with this linky for months. I am so pleased that I have actually managed to join in. The post was so much fun to write, photograph and eat the props! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Ann Currie
    March 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as Jelly Bunnies? I am wondering if I eat them during my long runs will they make me faster? Thanks for sharing

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      Mrs H
      March 8, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Yeah, the Jelly Bunnies have been brought out for Easter. And I love them. I think you should do a very important and educational trial as to whether the Jelly Bunnies make you run faster! I am sure that there is some Duracell magic in there. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    March 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    I love that little heart tin. My daughters bands drive me nits they are all over the house. I never even thought of getting a cute little tin for them what a great idea. Enjoy your magazine 🙂

    #marvmondays

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    Kaye
    March 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I love this series and may have to join in! Love the little bow so cute and jelly babies are a necessity, surely. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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    Sara | mumturnedmom
    March 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I love Red magazine, it was always my treat to myself when I was in the UK. I can buy an online version on my iPad, but I never think to… you’ve inspired me to check that out again 🙂
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    Clare
    March 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    That little bow hairclip is gorgeous, I really do wish I had a little girl when I see things like that! I love the little tin that you keep her hair stuff in. And who doesn’t love a Jelly Baby?! #fiveunder5 xx

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    Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    March 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I’m a bit of a sucker for buying hair accessories for Flo too! So glad you bought yourself a magazine and some jelly babies, not a bad thing to crave? I want some now! Thanks for joining in 🙂 xx

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    Harriet from Toby & Roo
    March 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    What a fab post and a great selection of things! I love the bow, too cute – I really can’t wait for Edie’s hair to grow! H x
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    Katie
    March 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

    A really nice idea for a series and I may need to buy that bow

    #marvmondays
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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    March 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    You had me at Red magazine and Jelly Babies!! Great round up, I must join in this fun post xx

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    Emma | The Mini Mes and Me
    March 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I love the Happy Jackson range – I’ve picked up quite a few bits from John Lewis this week!!

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    Crummy Mummy
    March 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I can’t remember the last time I bought a magazine! There just doesn’t seem to be time to read one these days! Love the rainbow beltx #marvmondays

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      Mrs H
      March 7, 2016 at 9:09 am

      I love the rainbow belt too. I think it is my favourite of all the purchases. To tell the truth, the magazine is currently sitting on my book shelf unread. I plan to have a bath before an early night this evening and to read it then. Sadly, I have eaten all the Jelly Bunnies. So I may have to buy another packet. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    March 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Those hair accessories are so cute. Quite a collection there!

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      Mrs H
      March 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Ha ha! We really do have quite a collection. I would blame Little Miss H, but sadly it is all my handy work. Ha Ha! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Tracey Williams
    March 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    It is my first month for joining in with the lovely Julia too. Love the rainbow belt and how gorgeous is the heart tin. I have a pot for my daughters bobbles and clips but I definitely need a bigger tin for her ever growing collection. Hope you enjoyed your magazine and Jelly Babies x
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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I have been meaning to join in Julia’s linky for months but I am so disorganised. I am actually really proud that I have managed to link up. The heart tin is cute, isn’t it. And why do little girl’s hair accessory collections grow so big. I swear that Little Miss H’s hair bands are breeding. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    March 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Some brilliant purchases there. Who knew about jelly bunnies – those look gorgeous!

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks for your comment darling. I adore the Jelly Bunnies because I feel less guilty for eating them. And I think that I am close to beating the World Record for how quickly I can eat a whole packet. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Donna
    March 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    That tin is so cute for hair bits! I’ll keep a look out for one for LP. Love the belt too – such a bargain! x

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      It is such a cute tin. I love it. And Little Miss H looks adorable in the belt. Once I saw it, I knew that I had to buy it for Little Miss H. Thanks for your comment lovely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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