Bloglovin

Hey guys, 

I have recently come across the amazing blog app ‘bloglovin’ and just had to share it with you.

  
It is such a great way of networking to other blogs, but if you don’t have one it is just a great way to keep a tab on all your favourite ones that you love to read. 

Why not go check it out, you never know it may inspire you to write your own!

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My TOP 5 favourite blogs !

  
Blogs are such a great way of social networking and finding out loads of great information and advice. They are especially fab for mums that may not have a chance to get out as much as they would like. You can find out the latest fashion trends, baby tips, home decor ideas and so much more.

I have listed my top 5 GO TO blogs, you really must check them all out!

1)MISSLEOTE www.missleote.com

  
2)OH SO AMELIA www.ohsoamelia.com

  
3)SALT AND SAND www.saltandsand.co.uk

  

 4)CHALK KIDS  www.chalkkids.co.uk

  
5)MY LOVE AND BEYOND www.myloveandbeyond.com

  
Love Gracie xo 

Jaxon James | New online store Feature ☆

A parents monochrome shop perfection! This fab new store that has only just opened its virtual doors is already becoming a very popular online store. Filled with beautiful monochrome inspired clothes, toys and soft furnishings what more could you want.

I am THE biggest monochrome lover and could buy everything.!!

Jaxon James is run by a passionate mum ‘Camilynn Baker’. She has 3 beautiful boys, Jack-5 , Leo – 2 , and Tom – 8 months. Being a mum of two little boys and running a business I have absolutely no idea how she does it with an extra little person thrown in the mix!

Here’s a little something ‘Cam’ ( as she likes to be called) wrote for you all to read :

‘I have always loved fashion and quickly got fed up with the same old stuff on the high street. I always get my mum to send me clothes for my boys from America or South Africa (where I was born). I researched for about 8 months and slowly JaxonJames was Born!Everything is done by myself, with some assistance from the management team (my boys lol). Before I had children I worked in project management & business development but now I’m a full time mum and couldn’t face an ‘office’ job! Running Jaxon James from home with my boys is my dream job and I love it. Every single part of it! ‘

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A few of my favourite pieces from Jaxon James are these monochrome goodies listed below and I’m pretty sure they will be all working there way into our home very soon!

Milk print long sleeve tshirt
XO print knit blanket  
Knot cushion

Gone Batty leggings

Panda Cushion
Mini Wooden Wardrobe

One of my favourite things about this store is that they have so many brands from over seas that would normally take and cost ages to arrive but these guys are based in the UK !!

****Exclusive Discount code for BeingMummy followers, just enter  ‘ MSS44BX ‘ at the checkout to receive 10% off your order! ***

You all really must head over to Jaxon James now and have a look at all their beautiful stuff. I have also listed all the Brands they stock at the bottom of this post ♡

JAXON JAMES →
Love Gracie XO

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Believe ModeBlu Sky Baby

Candi&co
Dill Clothing
Freddy Alphabet
Huusje Design
JoeyJellyBean
Juniper Wilde
Liten Landa
Little pop studios
Lil’Zippers
Lucky No7
Maveriks
My little echo
Puurrr
Rice baby
The milk collective
To the moon and back kids
Studio Inktvis
Code 37

Being you… Not mummy! 

  
I can’t help but feel that when a mum admits that she needs time away from her children, she has got to be the worst mother on the planet. Well I’m saying it!! I need time to myself to make me feel good so I can look after my children. Since having Charlie, without trying I have become a house recluse, when Tom goes to work I literally look after the boys, tidy the house and that is it! Sometimes I struggle to make a cup of tea for myself. Gradually I have started feeling very anxious about he smallest thing, overthinking things and worrying ALL the time. The only time the stress feeling would go from my chest is when Tom would get home from work and we were sat on the sofa relaxing. 
So I finally decided to book a doctors appointment to speak to my doctor about options on maybe having some anxiety tablets. I was very reluctant to do this as I hate taking any form of tablet, it takes me about an hour of a headache to finally take paracetamol! But I thought something has got to change as I can’t go on feeling like this anymore. Someone must have been watching over me as I had a phone call the day of my appointment and the doctor who I wanted to see was off sick and I had to rebook for the week after. 
So over the weekend Tom and I had a spur of the moment thing to go and join the gym around the corner. It not only has a million classes, a massive gym, swimming pool, baby swimming pool and a cafe….. But it has a cresh!! I literally nearly fell on the floor. Having a place to take your kids and not have to ask anyone or arrange a family or friend to have them is like the biggest weight being lifted from you. 
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling a different women, no anxiety, no stress just excitement. So I took Frankie to his usual nursery, dropped Charlie off at the cresh and went and did my first ever yoga class. I dont think I can actually put into words how free it made me feel. I finally felt like I don’t have to sit in my four walls of a house and actually get out there and do things! The sense of freedom for me is just….. Well I can’t actually find the rite word but…. It’s good 🙂 
This morning I went to a Pilates class for an hour and I still have not felt any anxiety. So if you are a mum that feels like you have been swallowed up and lost by putting your heart and soul into being a parent ( which there is nothing wrong with ) speak out about it too a friend or partner. I’m a terrible talker and keep things hidden inside but talking to My partner helped us come to the idea of joining the gym which has lead to me feeling so much better, and we never would have done it if I hadn’t of opened up. 

I have never done yoga or Pilates before but they are both all about breathing and moving every little muscle in your body and it is so relaxing and reviving all at the same time. But don’t be fooled it hurts! Well it hurt me anyway probably because I’m as stiff as a board! 

Maybe a gym isn’t rite for you but just know that finding even an hour a day to do something just for you can make you feel a whole lot better. 
The gym we have joined is a Virgin Active chain and I think only the larger ones have a cresh but here’s the link if any of you want to have a look if there’s one near you. 
Have a look if there’s anything you’d love to do!
Lots of love Grace XO
  

Aden and Anais || serenity star feature

Hey guys,

Ive wanted to write this post for a while now as I have to tell you all about how fantastic this product is.

Charlie is 7 months old and I have used this every single day! The design is very subtle but so beautiful, and would fit in with any nursery style.

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When charlie was a few days old and I was still breast feeding I used the feeding diary and it was sooooo helpful. You simply press the left or right button on the back when you start feeding and it will keep the time and breast side you used on the screen so you can’t forget what time you last fed…..genious!!

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The temperature gage is so handy too, it simply glows red if too hot, blue if too cold and a soft white if the temperature is just perfect.

The part that I have used every day and little Charlie adores is the beautiful lullaby song. He has fallen to sleep to this song pretty much every time he’s gone to sleep and the song has become a part of or household now. It even calmes Frankie down!

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This star has traveled to every house visit, hotel stay and all the way to Greece with our family and will carry on to do so.

I could not recommend this Serenity star enough. It really is a nursery room MUST have. Shop now…

Aden and Anais offer a full range of stunning baby products too which have also been a massive part of Frankie and Charlie’s growing up. Frankie still has his monkey swaddle blanket that he has had for nearly two years and Charlie can’t go to sleep without holding one of his. They are the softest and most stylish swaddle around.

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I don’t actually know what I would do without this company,  so if your on the look out for quality beautiful baby product then you really must visit Aden and Anais!

Visit Aden and Anais

Love Gracie xx

DUDES N DOLLS || Feature on one of my favourite stores on the market!

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Hi guys,

This brand has been a part of our lives for a while now. Most days the boys are dressed in something from this fab store.

It is very hard to find trendy fashionable clothes for little ones these days, I feel a lot of baby clothes just stick to the mundane blue for boys and pink for girls, or have a million colours all over them, which in my opinion is just ….. BORING!

But DUDE N DOLLS offer a range of stylish, monochrome pieces and the quality of each item is just beautiful.

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I first came across DUDES N DOLLS through the amazing world of Instagram. It is run by a beautiful MaMa Stacie. She has the most handsome  little dude called Cameron who was her inspiration behind the clothing brand. Stacie felt just like me that there was nothing trendy out there to dress him in so decided to make her own.

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DUDES N DOLLS has just launched their new AW15 collection and…. WOW just Wow!! Im literally in love with every piece and my bank balance might be being affected a little, but its all just too good!

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If your on the hunt for beautiful, fashionable well made clothes for your baby and toddler then look no further than DUDE N DOLLS I promise you, you will not be disappointed!

Shop now….

DUDESNDOLLS also run a fab IG page and gives you great inspiration on what styles are on trend and different brands to piece up together. Go and check them out guys! DUDES N DOLLS INTAGRAM page

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Love Gracie xx