May Faves 

So May is nearly coming to an end which means it’s time to share my May favourites! Here are a few things I have been loving this month…

1.Bessie Queen of the Sky

So I was very kindly sent this book by Queen Girl Publications earlier this month to share with my class (I’m an Early Years teacher, just incase you didn’t know). They share stories of real women which they turn into fairy tales to inspire girls to follow their dreams. As a teacher of 3 and 4-year-old girls this was totally up my street! The story is spot on, the pictures are beautiful and I was so happy to share this book with my girls. I’ll be reviewing it very soon so look out for that!

2. Getting away from it all

So I’ve been very lucky this month to have not one but two weekends away (and in succession I might add!). The first was a trip to Center Parcs with some of my friends, and the second was a trip to Wales with my husband’s side of the family. Whilst they were very different, I really enjoyed them both and it was fab to have a change of scenery. This snap is our view from just outside the farmhouse in Wales that we were staying in. Time away made me realise I really need to do it more often and how good it is for me.

3. Summer-inspired food

So with Summer starting next month, and some of the beautiful weather we have been experiencing in the U.K recently (I know, shock horror!), I’m totally about Summer inspired food at the mo! I had this at my local Slug and Lettuce and it was really yummy. Healthy, tasty and light, it was perfect for a warm day eating out with friends. I can’t wait to see what other tasty food I discover over the next few months.

4. Spring/Summer fashion

I’m not gonna lie, I do love the Autumn and the Winter, wrapping up in an oversized knit, wearing a comfy pair of boots and a cute beanie. But, at the same time, I really love the Spring and Summer too, and am totally ready for it this year! Here I am rocking a super comfy pair of floral trousers I picked up from M&S a little while ago and some cute shoesies from Next that I totally love. In the warm weather, it’s all about comfort for me, but it is also nice to rock a little bit of style when I can.

5. Taking care of myself

May has been totally full-on, especially with the weekends away, and in some ways I feel I’ve neglected myself a little and not taken as good a care of myself as I should have. That’s why I was so happy to come across these goodies from Grounded Body Scrub that I had actually picked up a few months ago and put away in a drawer. I’m hoping to spend the last few days of May having a little pamper and taking care of myself a bit more and can’t wait to use these products. I’m sure I’ll be reviewing them very soon!

So what have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time…

Jean xoxo

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      May 29, 2017 / 7:01 pm

      They look great!

  1. Robin rue
    May 30, 2017 / 10:59 am

    That children’s book sounds great! I have two nieces with birthdays coming up this month and I think both of them would really like it! It also sounds like you had a couple of great weekend getaways!!

      May 30, 2017 / 11:01 am

      It’s such a lovely book but has a message too! Yes I did thank you 😊

  2. May 30, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I have been loving fish tacos! My husband makes them in a lettuce leaf for me, since I am gluten free. I can eat them by the dozens!

      May 30, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Sounds good!

  3. Jeanine
    May 30, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    These are all great! I am loving those shoes, they are super cute. I need a pair like those for the summertime!

      May 30, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you! They’re so comfy!

  4. May 30, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    May has been a whirlwind for us. My oldest daughter had graduation activities, and then graduated high school. We finished up our homeschool group, and had family down for a week. I’m ready for a weekend away myself!

      May 30, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Sounds very busy! Hope you get your weekend away 🙂

  5. May 30, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Love those shoes! I love anything with bows on them and the book sounds great for my niece too!

      May 30, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a fab book!

  6. May 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Some of these are my favorites too! I like getting away from it all and eating summer-inspired foods.

      May 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Yay! Hope you’ve had a good May!

  7. May 30, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I’m a Middle School teacher, but that “Bessie, Queen of the Sky” looks like something that would be charming for my girl students. They love “little kid books” when used at the proper moments so I’m going to check that out!

      May 30, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      It’s such a lovely story! And I’m sure would be a hit with girls of any age 😊

  8. May 30, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Love your shoes! I think it’s great to find a good book to share with young children about actual women doing things!!

      May 30, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks! Yes, absolutely! A story with meaning is a good find!

  9. May 30, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I enjoyed reading your faves for May and love looking at outside towards the Blueridge Mountains daily here in Lynchburg, Virginia (United States) and love Mexican food! 🙂


      May 30, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks! That sounds amazing 😊

  10. May 30, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    You had such an awesome month! That book sounds so inspirational! And summer foods are the best! Cheers to an even better June!

      May 30, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      It was really good on the whole! Here’s to June, hope it’s a good one for you too!

  11. May 31, 2017 / 1:10 am

    That body scrub looks awesome! It has been so cold and rainy here in Maine that I am still wrapping up in sweaters and trying to stay warm 🙂 We just had a wonderful visit with my brother and his family for a long weekend, it was so fun to have all the cousins together 🙂

      May 31, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Oh no! Sounds like you had a lovely time with the family 😊

  12. reesa
    May 31, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Oh I need to get that book for the kids! I want to try that coffee scrub, it sounds lovely!!

      May 31, 2017 / 9:20 am

      It’s a great book! Gotta love a good scrub 😊

  13. May 31, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Taking care of yourself is so important. I’ve been lucky and had some trips away, one to Crete and one to a festival in Birmingham and it’s been a lovely month x

      May 31, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Absolutely! Sounds like you’ve had a great time. What festival did you go to in Birmingham?

  14. May 31, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I am feeling the summer-inspired foods. It’s that time of the year when grilling out and eating lighter become big things. I like both of those ideas, so summer-inspired foods sounds good to me.

      May 31, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      Yeah I love it too! Can’t wait for Bbq’s 😊

  15. May 31, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    This month, I’ve been loving new fashion and new skincare products. I really want to try out a coffee scrub so I going to search for the brand you listed.

      May 31, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Sounds good to me! It’s a great brand and they’re recently bought out some new products.

  16. Elizabeth O.
    May 31, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    That sounds like a good book for the kids. I think those shoes are adorable! What I love about summer food is that the ingredients are fresh!

      May 31, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      It’s lovely! Ah thank you. Absolutely, so tasty!

  17. May 31, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    A great may roundup! I am loving the summer/spring vibes going on at the moment, particularly the fun food and shoes! The downside is I am quite pregnant so not appreciating the warmer weather!

      May 31, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you! Ahh that’s nice. I can imagine, it must be hard being pregnant when it’s hot x

  18. May 31, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    This is a really great read for everyone preparing for summer! I really need some cute summer flats like those!

      May 31, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you! I love them ❤

  19. June 1, 2017 / 5:11 am

    Ohhh those scrubs are totally calling my name. I’m never one to turn away from a good coffee scrub!

      June 1, 2017 / 9:31 am

      You should definitely try them out!

  20. June 1, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Such cute flats! I’ve been looking for new ones since my new puppy tore through all of the ones I have O_O

      June 1, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you 😊 oh no, good excuse for new ones though!

  21. June 1, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    That book looks adorable! I bet my two year old daughter would love it!

      June 1, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      I bet she would! You should check it out 🙂

  22. Brittany
    June 1, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    That book looks so cute! I would love to read it to my kids! We’re always looking for new books especially this summer with all of our free time!

      June 1, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      It’s lovely, you should definitely check it out!

  23. June 1, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Oooo that children’s book sounds awesome. Definitely something my daughter would love. Might have to look into it for her.

      June 2, 2017 / 8:22 am

      You should definitely check it out!

  24. June 2, 2017 / 12:42 am

    This is great faves list! I’m starting to use more flat shoes. I really am crushing on your shoes. The bows are so cute!

      June 2, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you! They’re one of my fave pairs 😊

  25. June 2, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Wow, those are some pretty cool faves. I would love to check out that book. My daughter would love it.

      June 2, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you! You totally should 😊

  26. Krystle Cook
    June 2, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Those flats are so adorable! I need to add a few extra colors of them into my closet for the warmer months.

      June 2, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks! Yeah that’s a good idea x

  27. June 2, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    The month of May amazingly flew by so fast! I love your round-up of monthly favorites, especially the Grounded scrubs and hair mask. I have never heard of that company, but I’d love to check their products out sometime.

      June 2, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      It definitely did! Ah thank you 😊 you should check them out for sure x

  28. Misty Nelson Dawn
    June 9, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    These are all looks great we have similar likes I love to getting away from it all and eat all summer inspired food.

      June 9, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Glad you like them!

  29. June 11, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Love your pictures. The summer food picture makes me really hungry! Love the flats too! Anything with a bow is a win for me!
    Aneeq London

      June 11, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked my picks 😊