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

Easter Baskets



So Easter is upon us, the time where your house gets filled with far too much chocolate for anyone to eat!  Easter is such a great holiday because you can go as big or as little as you want. I’ve never really made that much of a fuss about Easter but when you have little people around it definitely makes you more excited to make an effort. We have never had a table in our house, and Easter has promted me to get one. 



I really wanted us all to have a big family meal together with fun decorations everywhere. 

So the first thing I wanted to do was baskets for Frankie and Charlie. It’s been so fun finding little bits to put into the baskets. Every year months before easter, supermarket  shelves are stacked high with Easter eggs and that’s all most people buy, so by the time everyone’s given the kids there egg theres no room left in the house! So I thought making a basket with not just Chocolate in it would be a bit more exciting than getting my child into a chocolate coma!  

So here’s a list of all the things I’ve bought for the boys baskets and were I got them from. 

Both baskets and straw shavings from eBay. 

Charlie’s Basket – 7 weeks old 



Plastic bath duck – Morrisons 

Duck sponge – Morrisons 

Lamb teddy – Tesco 

Duck teddy – Jellycat 

Little Easter book – Waterstones 

Baby shoes – Inch Blue 

Hop Jumper – Gap  

Little chick – pack of 10 from eBay 

Frankie’s Basket – 23 months 



Easter sticker book – eBay 

Easter books – Waterstones 

Colouring book and crayons – Tesco 

Bunny ears – Tesco 

Green tin with bunny drippings chocolates – Tesco 

Cream mug and egg – Laura Ashley 

Straw nest – Tesco 

Chocolate bunnies – Tesco 

Carrot chocolates – Tesco 

White bunny teddy – Laura Ashley 

Pot of gold mini eggs – Tesco 

Hop jumper – Gap 



I got this great Easter flower basket from Morrisons. It’s such an easy way to decorate your table, simple but so cute! You can’t have Easter  without mini eggs! I have had to refill this glass about three times already! 

I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration to make your little ones a fun Easter basket. Why not get a great Easter outfit too…. I’ve got Frankie and Charlie matching outfits, I can’t wait to see how cute they will look! 



Jumper and trousers – Gap 

Moccasins – Wolfeandwillow  

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Have a ver happy Easter guys. 

Any questions please just comment ♡

Love Gracie xo 

Charlie’s Corner

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Hello lovelies,

This week seems to be flying by far too quick for my liking. Nesting is in full swing in our household and I have turned into a crazy clean freak! It’s so weird what happens to your mental state just before having a baby, everything has to be perfect. You find yourself cleaning out a cupboard that you don’t really need to sort out but it’s just bugging you. The whole bathroom is being bleached everyday and if anyone makes a cup of tea and doesn’t put the tea bag in the bin or wipe any mess up I turn into the HULK! Today I thought I would write about the little corner I have created in our room. Unfortunately we only have a two bedroom house so I haven’t been able to get a little nursery all decorated ready for his arrival. So I’ve had to work with what I’ve got. It really is the most amazing feeling setting everything up for your little baby and getting all the little details perfect and having such beautiful shops to buy all you need from. I wanted to go for a neutral simple theme that would corporate into our room seamlessly. I really was so pleased with the outcome, Even my partner Tom loves it and he normally looks at me like I’m mental when I get excited about decorating the house.

Today I wanted to feature all the wonderful shops that without, Charlie’s corner just wouldn’t look the same!

My First Feature is a beautiful little store called ‘MooblesandToobles’ created by a truly talented lady called Nadia.

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She has a background in visual merchandising & styling for high end brands and also a degree in printed textiles. Sounds like a pretty amazing platform to start up a wonderful shop to me. So that’s what Nadia did, she saw a gap in the market for Irish designed baby clothes and when on Maternity leave in 2012 decided to start a collection of illustrations. In 2013 ‘Mooblesandtoobles’ was born. Nadias vision was to create a neutral fresh design using the art of screen printing. image

In 2014 ‘MooblesandToobles’ launched an organic range using 100% organic cotton that is completely safe for babies with the use of fully Eco friendly inks. This store has grown and grown and now has such a beautiful range of products that are all too die for.

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In Charlie’s corner I have their Fantastic wall prints and one of the organic cotton printed baby blankets. This shop really is wonderful and is a must to go and visit. http://www.mooblesandtoobles.com My second shop feature is about the very modern, handmade shop ‘Woodyandflorence’. image

The shop is owned buy a lovely lady called Chloe who is expecting her first bundle of joy at the end of Feb. This gorgeous quote from her blog sums up her vision in one sentence, ‘ A modern take on life with a beautiful vintage twist’ ‘Woodyandflorence’ was created just for the simple reason that Chloe wanted to make stuff….. She loves DIY and drives her other half insane getting him to make random things. She wanted to create things that we’re fashionable but affordable, so when she inherited her lovely Nans sewing machine she got to work. Chloe loves designing new contemporary items and loves hearing positive feedback and understanding what makes people tick! Featured in Charlie’s corner are her beautiful Moses basket sheets! I literally looked every were for modern sheets but could only find the classic baby boy patterns or just plain white.

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So when I saw these on a post on instagram I was stupidly excited.They are hand painted and are beautiful quality! I can’t wait for Charlie to sleep on them! Florence also sent me a few great little postcards that are items on her shop too. The LETS DO THIS one is going to be coming with me when I go into hospital I think!!

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So head over to this gorgeous little shop of monochrome goodies.

http://www.woodyandflorence.etsy.com

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The third and last shop I’m going to Feature is the truly gorgeous ‘flamingobabyorganics’

It is owned by Megan, a lovely mummy of 1, Avery 10 months old. ( how beautiful is the name Avery!! ) Her shop was inspired and created when little Avery was 4 months old and she wanted fun goodies for her, and thought instead of buying them why not make them as she had the skills to do so! Megan started off with sewing a few blankets which then grew into a lovely variety of gorgeous baby goodies ranging from cushions to hand stamped cotton muslins, which are now a top seller. I’ve got to say the muslin blankets are too die for!! I haven’t purchased one yet but I will definitely be getting one when Charlie arrives! These too have too be my personal favourites but Megan has a full variety of patterns and even makes custom made orders.

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The beauty of Her shop is that Megan makes everything herself from the stitching, stamping and all the new creative ideas. Flamingobaby  has a lot of great new ideas in the pipe line, such as up cycled pants and mummy and me goodies! Featured in Charlie’s room is their fab cloud triangle stamped cushion! It really is one of my favourite pieces in his little corner as it just ties everything together. image

All you mummy’s have to check this lovely store out so go and have a look…. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Flamingobaby

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A few other items that are featured in Charlie’s corner are:

DIY BANNER – This Modern Life – http://www.thismodernlife.com

Elephant Muslin Blanket – Aden&anais http://www.adenandanais.com

white bunny – Jellycat http://www.jellycat.com

Raindrop Blanket, Bear Print Blanket, Triangle Cushion Cover, – Frankbeardesigns, this is my little online store and I am currently closed but am taking pre orders for any of my products. Please email frank.bear@icloud.com if you are interested in pre ordering any items.

So mummy’s and daddy’s if you haven’t started creating your little ones space yet, you have no excuse as all these beautiful stores are just one click away. I hope this feature has inspired you, and helped you know that you don’t have to have a big empty room to make you feel ready for your little ones arrival.   Thank you for reading. Please comment if you want to know any more information or have any questions.

Have a lovely day.

Love Grace x

Being Mummy xo

Frankies Room

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I was trying to think of my next Blog post and I thought it just had to be about Frankies Room.
If it wasn’t for his room I wouldn’t have been introduced to the amazing world of Instagram and all the lovely ladies behind the beautiful handmade shops.

Gone are the days of borders and the classic pink or blue room! FINALLY! Just because it’s a child’s room why does it have to be messy, unloved, multicoloured and just not thought out!
When Frankie was born I never had a proper nursery for him as we rented and the spare room had a huge ugly double bed in it and just not a lot of room, and frankly I didn’t really know how to decorate and work with what I had! So he just had a cot in the room and that was it really, but every time I walked in it made me miserable, I hated it! So I would just walk in get Frankie and get out, shut the door and pretend it wasn’t his room.
We finally moved into a two bed house in June this year and the spare room was empty so I had my blank canvas finally!!

My main inspiration for Frankies room I’ve got to say is from a beautiful unique website called ‘This Modern Life’ it is owned by a lovely lady called Suzanne who has the most amazing taste in home decor. She has carefully selected all these different little shops to create one of, if not the best online store for your home. Everything on the website, from the cushions to the smallest things like the wall hangers you will want to buy. It’s really is a must to go and visit!

http://thismodernlife.co.uk

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The centre of his room is really all about his reading corner, I wanted to create a cosy quiet little place that after his bath we could go and read. Pillows pilled high a soft rug and a shelf with all his books, and it was as simple as that, Frankie’s reading corner was created. Continue reading