Monthly Favourites May 2019 | 6 Things I am Loving This Month

Monthly favourites posts are fantastic to read, mainly as you may see items or products that you didn’t know existed and you now need in your life. I love seeing what other people have brought recently, or items they already have but are loving that month. So I thought why not do my own post on here. I hope you enjoy reading what I am loving this month…

May Favourites, Simply Stacey Blog

Typo Mug

If you are a regular reader here on my blog you will know that I am obsessed with the mothership that is Typo. I recently published a post which you can catch here, showing my recent stationery purchases. 

Other than Typo’s awesome stationery range they do the most amazing mugs. They are the perfect size for your favourite brew (I opt for Twinnings English Breakfast….classy). 

I am building quite the collection and they always get noticed in my posts.  So far I have:

  • Talk Disney To Me
  • Less Work, More Disney
  • Be Weird
  • Can’t Adult Today

Newest  to my collection are:

  • 50% Dry Shampoo, 50% Caffeine
  • Life Goals: Keeping Myself and my Plants Alive

Make sure you check out my Instagram as I often have pictures of the mugs on there. The bold quotes really do stand out for the gram. 

Succulent of Dreams

I love houseplants and succulents. I mean are you even a blogger if you haven’t got a succulent? I always spot a succulent somewhere in a bloggers photos. Why is this? Well because they are easy to look after and brighten up any photo.

Before I would opt for fake plants as I thought they would get murdered in my company. The beginning of this year we converted the garage into a home office and I had the urge for a real plant. Considering I have grown two children, surely I can keep a plant alive for a time.

Well fast forward a few months and I have a collection of plants. You will be glad to know they are all are still alive and living their best plant life. 

My newest addition is a Sansevieria Punk from my favourite go to place for plants The Little Botanical. I love the fact the plants come with pots. I am unsure if myself being a new plant mummy or just not down with plant buying rules, but I am never able to find the right size pot. So for me this is a blessing, plus my local John Lewis also stock the range. This little guy has made the way to be my first bedroom plant, he certainly won’t be the last as I am already planning my next addition. 

Candle

I love lighting candles all year around. A candle isn’t just for Christmas. This little candle I brought in Homesense for £2.99.  The candle is by LAB, and the fragrance is Unwind | Fig and Cardamom Spice made with coconut wax. I love the scents that are masculine and smell like a waft of Lynx. 

I brought the candle when the office was being renovated as the colour matched my office to be aesthetics, and the smell was amazing. I totally forgot about it until recently but am loving the scent. Homesense is brilliant for candles, and such good prices. 

Phone Case

Finally last month I was able to upgrade my phone. I love this time every 2 years on upgrade day. I went for an iPhone XS Max as I liked the plus size from my previous mobile. Originally I ordered a glass style case and screen protector but this was seriously indenting my pinkies. I mean really severely indenting, to the point my fingers were bruised. Plus as a glass style case the phone kept sliding off surfaces.

So I decided to treat myself to a new case this month and came across Coconut Lane on an Instagram promoted post. Oh my gosh, I love everything on the site, they do the cutest jumpers. I spotted this Jaguar case and I fell in love with the print and vibrancy. Plus I found matching Pop Sockets, which both together have fixed my pinkie problem (hurrah)…. I live to text another day! 

I am seriously tempted for the Macbook case and getting the same print. I didn’t realise I actually have the palm tree case of theirs, as previously brought this on Amazon. I was really impressed with the quality and price and will be ordering more items another month. 

Coconut Lane Phone Cover, Simply Stacey Blog

Reading

The beginning of the year I really got into reading, mainly non-fiction books about productivity to assist my personal growth and inner productivity geek. Then as normal life gets in the way and I haven’t read for a while. 

Then for Mothers Day the kids brought me a Kindle Fire, which was easier for me to carry around. Admittedly I original used this for binging the rest of Gossip Girl, but more recently I have reinstated my daily reading habit. I am currently reading The Paramedic’s Daughter by  Tara Lyons, and really enjoying it. 

I didn’t know how I would find a kindle for reading, I am adapting well. I will still read “proper” books as you can’t beat a new book smell. I am enjoying mixing up reading fiction on my kindle and non-fiction in book format. 

Watching

I am trying to also include having some Netflix and chill time (get your mind out of the gutter) and watching binge worthy series. I feel this is important to just sit and not concentrate as such. I am normally doing blogging, blog admin or working from home in the evenings, so taking the time out has been really relaxing. 

I just finished (today in fact) New Amsterdam on Amazon Prime. I tend to forget about the series on there as Netflix is normally where I would check first, but I heard about this on Brogan Tate’s vlog and thought I would check it out.  Oh my days I am sort of glad I did as totally loved it, but same time the series finale had the most epic cliffhanger. I can’t actually wait for season 2. 

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I hope you have enjoyed my Monthly Favourites for May. I would love to hear what you are loving this month? Plus throw me recommendations for my next binge session. 

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4 Comments

  1. May 21, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    That mug is an absolute must-have! I haven’t had the chance to watch it yet myself but apparently Dead to Me on Netflix is supposed to be incredible. xx
    El // Welsh Wanderer

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      May 21, 2019 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks El, will check that out. The mug is literally how I function most days lol xx

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks Lily! I don’t know how I hadn’t heard of them. Only place I will go to for cases now xx

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