Our kitchen is well past best, but it's going to be a fair old while before we get a new one. I think even the bathroom is going to be second priority (if we can find someone to do the job) as the boiler is playing up again, I had a very cold shower today!
Anyway, and ignoring all the arguments that if we didn't spend money on frippery we'd be able to afford these things more quickly, we headed off to TK Maxx for a look around. We don't buy things from there all that often as I generally can't face all the poking about, but today we crossed a few things off our shopping list.
Sleepy juice. I am not a great sleeper, never have been but the combination of Tisserand Sweet Dreams oil and sea sounds helps a lot. I paid £4.99 for these two roll ons, at the chemist I pay around £4 for just one, so very happy. I have no idea whether aromatherapy actually works, but I do associate this fragrance with being sleepy so it's the same thing really.
Earlier in the day we had decluttered four mugs, three to the charity bag and one to the garden crock box as the handle was broken. Two of the charity ones were novelty mugs from MIL a while ago - you know the type "If I had enough coffee I could rule the world". We wanted two mugs to go with the two we already have (mine's the blue one).
The new ones are the same size, they're just far away. £6.99 each, bargain!
We don't own an oven glove after Dan destroyed the one we had in a fit of I've been burned through this rubbish oven glove rage, so we've been using a silicone pot mat thing for the past wee while. These mitts have silicone stripes on them, should do the trick.
Ideal for my little hands, and they have a hangy hole.
Finally, I had melted one too many of my 19p Ikea plastic utensils so I replaced them, this item was way down the list, but as we spotted a bamboo set for just £3.99 I dragged it to the top. Before -
No, not finally! Dan picked up a dustpan and brush.
It's made from recycled plastic and wood pulp, the jagged edge is to clean the bristles of the brush, genius idea! £3. We spent £33 in total and have something to help us work, rest and play*! Plus it took my mind off the shoddy state of the kitchen, bathroom, boiler, windows, garage, living room ceiling...