It’s that time of year when I think 6pm is perfectly acceptable to cosy up in my pjs…preferably with a glass of prosecco in hand unless pesky football training and after school clubs always get in the way!
Here’s my top picks of value pjs from Next and Sainsbury’s. Snuggle up and enjoy your weekend!
Next doing nautical well and I can confirm, they are lovely PJs. £14 from Next
Oh my the mad panic of it all! Fighting over the last set of fairy lights in Homebargains is not a good look. As I continue to Chrismasfy the house, here’s some last minute gorgeous bargains.
Ivy leaves from garden, artificial flowers from Wedding Mall, Buy Now, Morrocan tea glasses from ebay uk Buy Now. The rest I have gathered up over the years.
Classic and traditional Chrismas baubles from Homebargains and at £1.49 each, difficult to resist.
Christmas baubles ranging in price from £3 for three although some are on sale now in Morrisons, eg the ones with the feathers are now down to £1.50 for three Buy Now. Fairy lights from Lights4funBuy Now
My garden is overgrown with ivy and conifer trees so I gathered some up, used a bit of florist twine, added a lovely wooden heart from Homebargains (£2.50) and the lights were also from Homebargains £1.99.
Again used ivy and ferns from my garden. Sainsubury’s large and medium pillar candles are on sale this week. Complete arrangement cost £13.42.
I am strictly a jeans and top kind of girl (ok woman now that I am on the wrong side of 50) and having by-passed Wallis for years, I found myself strangely drawn to having a look when I was in the shops recently (in my mind, I am still 27 but that mirror in my bedroom is telling me a different story). Now I have got to the point where I want glam but with some room for manoeuvre (adios dresses I can’t breathe in and hello ones which allow me to eat all the Christmas pudding without bursting the zip). Here’s my finds this week for some Wallis Christmas Wonder to wear with my magic pants and magic (thick opaque) tights – whoever invented these should get a Queen’s honor…
First flurries of snow here in Scotland, time to hunker down and throw fairy lights on everything for that touch of Christmas magic. Here are some Supermarket Mum Christmas home decorating suggestions which don’t cost a fortune but create a big warm glow all round.
Outdoor battery operated fairy lights from Amazon. NB these are the best outdoor battery operated lights I have ever bought – they have weathered every storm so far. Two packs currently on sale for £9.99 Buy Now
Morrisons are doing a fab range of baubles and at only £3 for three, hard to resist although I reckon I have a better supply of decorations than Mr Claus himself…and they are shatterproof, believe me…
I never fail to be amazed at what I can pick up in Asda when I’m out for some boneless chicken thighs…..this is my top pick of bootiful boots from Asda this week. Quality is fabulous and they almost make me love winter….
It’s all a big of a mixed bag this week. The rule I live by is that it is only a bargain if you actually use it (my poor mum, bless her soul, had 12 lawnmowers before she passed away….she just couldn’t resist if she saw something on offer). I’ve inherited her eye for a bargain but I try and restrain myself from buying any more than I actually need. In saying that, a wise friend said if you find something timeless and which you absolutely love, then buy two or three or four….I wish I had done that with a pair of gloves I bought years ago. They were cheap but the warmest gloves ever and after holding on to them for five years, I recently lost one which brought a tear to my eye. So on that note, let’s talk keeping your mittens warm this winter.
Aldi Panetonne and Aldi Pandoro
Aldi morning rolls
I bought these lovely faux suede gloves from Tesco and wore them for the first time on Bonfire night. They are thinsulated (don’t think that’s a word but I know it signals oodles of warmth). At only £12, I am hoping these will last me for another five years but maybe I should take my own advice as above….
Now I lust after that very well know brand of fleezy suede slippers which cost more than a week’s shopping for a family of four so until I can justify plus £70 to keep my tootsies warm, these £4.99 slippers from Homebargains will do the trick. They are also machine washable.
I know not everyone is a fan of Panettone or Pandoro but I love it with some fruit and cream. The packaging is also really pretty this year. The Panettone is £2.25 and the Pandoro is £3.29. In store now.
I sometimes amaze myself about what I get excited about and hope I’m not boring you. I picked up this pack of 12 morning rolls from Aldi this week and served them with soup to the boys. They didn’t touch the sides and I was just a tad annoyed (read raging), when I reached to get one myself and they were gone (if you have teenagers, you will sympathise). Delicious warm with butter. £0.99 pence for 12 rolls.
I picked up this heart shaped crate from Homebargains £2.99 and the candles were £2.49 for a pack of two from B & M so this lovely new addition to my home cost in total £10.46. I actually bought a few of the crates and use them for storing napkins, spices and small jars of cupboard essentials.
Say CHEESE – Yes PleaseAll from Aldi UK. Cheddar, Brie and Roquefort from £1.99 each, Aldi UK fruit and nut mix 56p and drizzle with some basic essentials honey (89p) from Aldi. Mouth wateringly wonderful. Wash it all down with prosecco, red wine, white wine or whatever takes your fancy! Board is my own. #Aldi