Shopping Hauls: Sprucing up for spring

Shopping Hauls Round-up

Photo credit: aslysun, Shutterstock

With a new season comes new products on the High Street. Many bloggers and vloggers have capitalised on the latest spring bargains and new lines in stores — here’s what they’ve landed.

Come outside

Su, who blogs at Ethan & Evelyn, embraced the outdoors when she decided to ‘Plant a Flower Day’ with her kids, taking inspiration from a 4-tier Mini Greenhouse from Wilko, which was in the sale.

She also shares a downloadable vegetable and herb-growing calendar on her site – very handy if you’re thinking of sowing seeds with the kids to grow over the next few months.

Donna from Midlife Crisis Beauty Addict has also been making the most of the sunshine. In one of her vlogs she took a trip to Poundland to pick up all sorts of bargains for the garden.

Donna is creating a ‘Beach Hut’ for her daughter and found a selection of goodies to help decorate the hut, including baskets, signs, glass and stainless steel lights, sun catchers and parasol lights.

Bringing the outside in

Heading indoors, Caroline from Girl About Townhouse managed to pick up some fab goodies from NEXT, Matalan and Primark.

Sprucing up for spring, Caroline picked up bed sets, sheets and cushions to name just a few, along with some great office and kitchen finds.

Georgia from Georgia Rubyy Beauty also managed to pick up some homeware bargains in the sale. 

In her vlog, she showcases a number of pieces from NEXT including some matching bathroom items, candle holders and a really cute sign that reads ‘Let Stay Home’.

Being a bit of a home girl myself, it’s right up my street.

Look the part

Meanwhile, Nicola at Mummy to Dex decided to treat her son to some new clobber for spring with a huge clothes haul from H&M – all for less than £50!

Nicola loves some of the nautical-inspired designs H&M has launched – and the fact that the company offers a ‘Conscious’ range, which uses sustainable and environmentally friendly materials that are ethically sourced.

Laura from Autumns Mummy Blog also found some great spring and summer clothes for her six-month old daughter from a selection of shops.

They included gorgeous dresses and outfits from Mothercare, John Lewis, Matalan, JoJo Maman Bebe, Frugi and Primark.

Have a back-up plan

But, as we all know, the British weather doesn’t always play ball, so for those rainy days it’s good to be equipped.

Tired Mummy & Zach Zone took advantage of Tesco’s recent ‘three-for-two’ offer on toys and picked up a huge Lego haul for indoor play. 

We particularly like the Lego Friends Pizza Parlour set (so cute!) and the Bat Cave Breakout, which is definitely one for the collection with a variety of figures including Batman, Bruce Wayne, Alfred and The Penguin, along with different bat suits.

And finally, getting prepared for the kids going back to school, Carol from Family Makes made a school uniform cost and quality comparison vlog from High Street shops and supermarkets.

A very handy vlog indeed, especially as she also includes an ‘after washing’ comparison so that you know if you’re buying good quality clothing.

I’m back next month with a look at your holiday shopping finds, so if you’ve been away over Easter or had a quick weekend getaway – either abroad or as a Staycation, then it would be great to hear about them!

You can join the #SnappedUp Linky or tweet me @LaurettaCWright.

Until next time, happy shopping!

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About Lauretta Wright

Lauretta’s love of creative writing began when she was just 7 years old when she would write weekly family newsletters – a tradition now taken over by her daughter. Nowadays she’s the editor of a weekly travel magazine, mum of tweens and the wife of an overworked teacher, who she refers to as ‘VIP’. In her spare time Lauretta enjoys blogging and vlogging at Home and Horizon, which offers tips, tricks and trends on affordable travel and home interiors. Apart from family days out, Lauretta enjoys hunting for bargains – from boot sales to boutique hotels and can be found tweeting at @LaurettaCWright and is on Instagram @HomeandHorizon


  1. 12 May 2017 / 22:50

    Thank you so much for including our school uniform vlog in this great round up!

  2. 13 May 2017 / 11:05

    Thank you for featuring us! Yes, I found the vegetable and herb-growing calendar very useful too!

  3. 25 August 2017 / 11:57

    Hey 👋🏻 Thanks so much for including me in this post! Amelias Beach hut is now complete & can be found on my YouTube channel x