My Favourite Five for May: Stationery, Footwear & Spiderman

Tomorrow is the last day of school before half term and boy are we ready for a break! We have had such a busy month, and last Friday Ava got a bit upset about going to school – I think she’s just really exhausted. I told her it was the weekend tomorrow and asked what she wanted to do. She said “Can we go to the Co-Op and choose a magazine.” What an unexpected request – but nice and easy to achieve!

Ava’s certificates

Ava’s been working really hard at school and got not one, but two certificates, and had to stand up in assembly to collect them! She was so nonchalant about it, and we are incredibly proud of her creativity. Ava's Certificates


You may have noticed I am a slight stationery freak. So you can imagine how excited I was to receive these lovely ombre pencils from Team Hen* – each is embossed with a quote from Marilyn Monroe.

Team Hen Ombre Purple Pencils

kikki.k quote cards

Sticking with the stationery theme, and I was overjoyed to discover new shop Kikki.K, when I was in London a few weeks ago. Good grief, it was as if someone had gone into my brain and made all the things I would ever want. Aside from lots of lovely cards, pens and homeware, these pretty quote cards caught my eye. I love the quotes and gold foiling, and have the ‘Start Somewhere’ one in the wooden holder at the moment, as I am working on a big, slightly daunting project. It’s helping inspire me!

wellies and sandals

It’s spring, so we need sandals. And wellies. Ava’s old ones started leaking so I got her these adorable Little Bird ones from Mothercare. I really WISH they came in adult sizes! They look pretty cool with her new coat, and will keep her nice and dry when we go camping!

I’ve also bought both girls John Lewis footbed sandals. We had them last year (though they were navy polkadots, which I did prefer) and they lasted the whole summer. I love footbed sandals as they seem to be much more supportive and better for their feet than the cheaper ones.John Lewis Navy Girl's Sandals

Thea as spiderman

We spent a lovely afternoon at a friend’s house last week, and her two boys are both Spiderman fanatics. Thea wanted to wear one of their outfits and I managed to capture this shot of her, doing her Spidey moves. She was so happy. I think she totally rocks it.Thea as Spiderman

*I was sent these pencils to review, and the opinions are my own, as always.

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  1. 14th June 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Awww well done Ava for not one but two certificates. She must get her creativity from her mum! 🙂
    The sandals are super cute too and Thea most definitely rock the Spiderman outfit!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #OurFaveFive I hope to see you back again next month xx
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    • 15th June 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Ah thanks Maria, that’s lovely of you to say so. The sandals aren’t looking quite so nice, a few weeks down the tracks after little feet scooting in them, he he. Still sweet though xx

  2. 12th June 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I LOVE it all! Those pencils are fab. I just love that photo of Thea and I want tose sandals in adults sizes they are just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings
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  3. 10th June 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I adore those wellies! And I love stationery but never buy it because I don’t know what to do with it! Maybe having a blog can be my excuse now 🙂
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    • 10th June 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Yes, it is a totally valid reason for buying stationery. You need to write a lot of lists and brainstorm important things! Thanks for stopping by Emillie xx

    • 9th June 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Ah I’m so sorry Clare, I feel bad! xx

  4. 7th June 2016 / 9:24 pm

    ‘Drink it down’ is the perfect one for me. Lovely pics #lovelythings

    • 8th June 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks lovely, it applies to me too, though more about tea than alcohol! xx

  5. 7th June 2016 / 7:53 pm

    The humble pencil is my favourite piece of stationary to write with. I think it’s the simplicity of it, add maz quotes and it truly is #lovelythings (pencil has to be really sharp!)

    • 7th June 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Oh yes, I can’t be doing with a blunt pencil, ugh! xx

  6. 6th June 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Sounds like a lovely month, full of beautiful things for you. Those pens and quote cards look adorable, I would love all of those. You should be one proud Mum of Ava, my son got one certificate as well a few months ago and I can’t be prouder. #lovelythings
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    • 6th June 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Ah thanks Cheryl, I am so proud of her, and well done to Reimer too! xx

    • 6th June 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Lisa – the wellies are brilliant aren’t they! xx

  7. 5th June 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I absolutely love that spiderman outfit photo, just too cute and perfectly timed 🙂

    Stevie x #OurFave5

  8. 1st June 2016 / 4:56 pm

    I agree, your daughter totally rocks in the spiderman costume. I remember mine wearing his until it was so short in the leg that he looked like a cross between the hulk and spiderman! I’m loving the john lewis sandals too, I’ll have to check them out for boys.

    Mainy x

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    • 4th June 2016 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Mainy, they look so cute in them don’t they? The best loved items in the wardrobe! xx

  9. 29th May 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Oh man I popped over from IG to check out you lovely pencils and am now off to check out the lovely quotes cards! I may be some time! Love the wellies too!
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    • 29th May 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Ha ha sorry, I hope you don’t end up spending too much… but if you do, I’m sure you will enjoy it! xx

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