5 under £5 – February 2017

With the blur that was January, I was not alone in forgetting (or rather not being motivated) to gather, photograph and write about my under a fiver bargains. I started my weekly frugal posts though and so don’t feel too guilty for not sharing the thrifty spirit over here. But here we are in a new month, with new opportunities, new funds and yes – new bargain buys.

February is a weird month to me, but one that is all about love and the approach of Spring. Whilst still cold and frosty most mornings, the sun is shining more, and my favourite thing –  Tuplips and daffodils are beginning to creep into the shops to signal the beginning of a new season. Life is starting to feel brighter, more vibrant and lovely and I feel this is very reflective in my 5 under £5 this month.

Firstly are those very much loved Tulips – my most favourite flowers. The colours they carry are beautiful, their fat green stems lush, and the shape just lovely. I saw these beauts for £1.25 in our local green grocers and so had a red bunch and a yellow. They bring so much joy to the corner of my lounge, and thus to my daily life!

Next up are a couple of valentines things I got in Home Bargains this weekend. The heart garland was about 59p (or 79p) and is made from felt. I like the delicate little hearts, and the subtle touch of the Valentines season it brings to my home without being in your face! The “Love” candle was £1.49 I think (ahhh sorry) and is a nice addition to the mantle piece in our bedroom. The glass, the gold, the font…it had to be in my life at that price.

Also from Home Bargains are the letter magnets. They were in the Valentines aisle and were only £1.29 (what a bargain). I of course grabbed 2 and thought they would be fantastic to not only leave love notes, but more so for the kids to practice their spellings whilst annoying being with me in the kitchen. They were very excited and so far love writing words and the alphabet on the fridge!

Finally as a reminder that we are still in Winter with all of its bugs and germs is my new favourite baby thing – Snuffle babies! Alice has been so under the weather this past week with a cold and cough, and snuffle babies has eased her woes – especially at night time! It is a small pot of vapour rub, suitable for babies from 3 months and was recommended by one of the mums at school. For £2.50 it was money well spent on the little bean!

I am not a huge Valentines person, we have always just kept it a low key affair, and more recently about the kids actually. But there is something about this year that makes all of these little love decorations and accessories exciting to me. I am enjoying embracing the season of love, especially for under a fiver!

As always I am linking up with Julia at Rainbeaubelle to share the bargainous joys! 



  1. February 6, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I love tulips too, especially yellow ones. I’m with you about Valentine’s, even before I was on my own it was more for the kids, they love it! X thanks for joining in 🙂
    Julia @ rainbeaubelle recently posted…Five under £5 for February 2017My Profile

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      February 10, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks Julia – im glad it falls on half term so we can have a great day out x

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      February 10, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      Do you have one near by? I love it so much haha Yes get yourself there. I am currently eyeing up their mini canvas bags with silver or gold hearts on! I think they would be nice to pop treats in for people x

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      February 10, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you claire! xx

  2. February 9, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I’m the same with Valentines too, we don’t even buy each other cards anymore, eek!! I do like to get little bits for the boys though, I was looking at the Home Bargain stuff today and very nearly picked up the magnets but our fridge is in a cupboard so didn’t have anything to put them on 🙁 Tulips are always so lovely and I love the red and yellow, I’ve been buying daffodils every opportunity – I can’t wait for Spring xx
    Hayley Smith recently posted…Five Under £5 February 2017My Profile

    • Mary @TheHeartyLife
      February 10, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Home Bargs is amazing. I never tire of it haha – I bet the boys love their little treats, I know mine do! Ahhhh yes daffs.. a sure sign of spring too. I may need some this week, especially when theyre like £1 x

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