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

Charlie’s Nursery Inspo 

 

  Hey guys,

The time has come that we are moving out of our house. So Charlie boy is going to have his own Nursery! I’m so excited to get in there and actually decorate. Decorating Frankie’s room was so much fun. So I thought I’d show you all my nursery and what I plan on getting for it. Frankie’s room is monochrome with a bit of random colour so with Charlie’s room I wanted to go for white, greys, mint/teal, a very light yellow and some black.

All the items I have found for it are from The wonderful world of Instagram! The amount of amazing shops that have inspired me just from Instagram is crazy.

Pintrest is also such a great platform to help you get inspiration too. Just type the key words of what you want in your nursery like, ‘ MINT NURSERY DECOR ‘ and thousands of pictures come up. Here are a few that I love:

So I’ve created a mood board of everything I’m going to get for Charlie’s room and I really think it all goes together beautifully! I just need the house to put it all in now. I will do another blog post once I’ve achieved it! So excited!

 

 

Product list with links to all shops:

1)Cot – IKEA – http://www.ikea.com

2)’And so the adventure begins’ wall sticker – HELLO LITTLE BIRDIE – http://www.hellolittlebirdie.com.au

3)’BE BRAVE’ print – Mini Learners – http://www.miniLearners.etsy.com

4) Bear Print – Montytribe – http://www.montytribe.com.au

5) Felt banner – MinyandMo –  www.minyandmo.bigcartel.com

6) Cloud ball garland – Stef Collections – http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/stefcollections

7) Nesting dolls – Sketchinc – http://www.sketchinc.bigcartel.com/

8) x4 Wire storage baskets – This Modern Life – http://www.thismodernlife.com

9) Mint Lego storage box – This Modern life – http://www.thismodernlife.com

10) Tree duvet cover – This Modern Life by Fine Little day – http://www.thismodernlife.com

11) Bean bag – Nobodinoz – http://www.nobodinoz.com

12) Dinosaur Lego storage bag – MOOBLESANDTOOBLES -www.mooblesandtoobles.com

13) Chest of drawers – IKEA – http://www.ikea.com

14) Wooden building blocks – Mylaandoscar – http://www.mylaandoscar.co.uk

15) Bear cushion – Homely Creatures – http://www.homelycreatures.com.au

16) Love toy cushion – A Little Lovely Company – http://www.alittlelovelycompany.nl

17) Cushion bottom left – Fine Little Day – http://www.finelittleday.com

18) Mint cushion and black and white triangle cushion – Love Joy Create – http://www.lovejoycreate.com

19) Grey chair – IKEA – http://www.ikea.com

 

 

The Newborn Baby Guift Guide

Hello lovelies,

This week I got my first baby gift through the post from my lovely cousin, and it got me thinking about all the lovely gifts you receive from family and friends when you have a baby.

I have been so much more relaxed this time around with buying loads of things for Charlie’ s arrival next week because I know how much I was lucky enough to be given with Frankie.

Two weeks before Frankie was born I woke up one morning In a massive panic that I didn’t have enough, so dragged my partner Tom out the door to go shopping and buy everything I thought I needed. Let’s just say after all the gifts we received Frankie was a very spoilt boy and had a better wardrobe than Victoria Beckham!!

When I received my first gift for Charlie it got me thinking of all the wonderful small independant shops I have found through Instagram!
It is truly amazing how Instagram has opened my eyes up to how many talented ladies are out there.

So today I am going to be featuring some beautiful stores all through the world of Instagram.
I posted a post on my page a couple of days ago calling all small shops to help me out and show me all their lovely products. I am truly overwhelmed by the amount of people that took the time to enter my competition and it really was THE hardest decision picking out the winners of the feature. I had over two hundred entrys and really would have loved to write about every store.

I was initially going to be featuring 5 baby boy gifts and five baby girl gifts but I started driving myself mad and couldn’t choose so I am now doing 7 of each.

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Frankie is OBSESSED with Toy story at the moment so I’ve  got him all set up  the sofa, obviously with woody in hand, Toy story on and now I’m  able to start going through all the amazing shops that entered!
I hope you all enjoy looking through all these gorgeous newborn gifts!

BABY BOY NEWBORN GUIFT GUIDE

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1) Frankie&Co – Superhero Friend
This little guy would make the perfect little buddy for a newborn little superhero.
Email- stacey_seccul@yahoo.com

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2)MINIMIGB – Baby Moccasins
Just too gorgeous not have!
http://www.mini-mi.co.uk
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3) THREAD THE LOVE – Bow Vest
One of my favourite stores on Instagram, Such a talented Mummy, this vest is just too cute!
http://www.threadthelove.co.uk
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4) OLY AND FOX – Hat and leggings combo.
Perfect little outfit for baba to come home in.
http://www.olyandfox.bigcartel.com

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5)KIPPINS- River kippin

My heart did a little jump when I  saw this gorgeous little guy! Love love love!!

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6) LITTLE MISS ELISA- Bird Muslin wrap

This beautiful wrap is made of high quality bamboo cotton. They have a collection of gorgeous prints, the cloud is another fave of mine. A must for any baba!

http://www.littlemisselisa.com.au

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7) LILHIPSTAR- Swaddle Blanket

Such a stylish swaddle for any little guy, perfect to wrap your little one up in it’s soft fabric.

http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/lilhipstar

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NEWBORN BABY GIRL GIFT GUIDE

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1) LADDIE AND LASSIE –  Satin Bloomers

How any little princess could go without these? So beautiful!!

http://www.facebook.com/laddieandlassie

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2) HOPE AND RAINBOWS – STRAWBERRY PRINT

The perfect little personalised gift for any little girls nursery!

http://www.hopeandrainbows.co.uk

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3) EVER SEW BEAUTIFUL – Unicorn Leggings

How can any little girl not own something with Unicorns on? The perfect stylish little gift to wrap those new little legs in.

http://www.eversewbeautiful.bigcartel.com

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4) FRECKLED FROG – Bunny Softie

This little bunny would make the perfect little friend for any newborn little girly.

http://www.freckledfrog.co.uk

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5) HARRY HIGH PANTS – Baby Moccasins

These beautiful vibrant pink little Mochs would make any little girl look the cutest stylish babe around!

http://www.harryhighpants.com.au

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6) MITAHLID DESIGNS – Ice Cream Shelf

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the beautiful shelves that this company make. They truly are the most beautiful gift for any little newborn!! Love love LOVE!!

http://www.mitahliddesigns.bigcartel.com

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7) SALTANDPEBBLE – Dot Bow

How cute is this little Bow and the beautiful little babe modelling it! a truly gorgeous stylish little gift.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/saltandpebble

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*** all stores on Instagram ***

One last little feature I wanted to show you was this beautiful little ‘Welcome to the world box’ perfect for a little boy or girl! They are created by a great company called ‘The Bump Box’ and would truly make such a  lovely gift.

http://www.the-bumpbox.com.au

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And that’s my little Newborn Baby Gift guide!

So if you are buying a gift for a special little person that’s coming into the world soon I think you have plenty of choice too choose from all these AMAZING talented stores!! I truly believe that shopping with independant stores means you get that extra little love. Even the packaging always comes with such great care!
Go check out all these wonderful stores guys you will not be short for choice!!

I have a little extra feature I’m going to put up tomorrow too….. I had such amazing stores enter my competition so I have decided to do a MONOCHROME Newborn baby Guift guide and be featuring 10 stores tomorrow morning!! It’s such a lovely thing being able to write about and show others what beautiful things are out there..
Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow’s goodies, they really are all soooooo FAB!

I hope you all enjoyed reading my little Newborn Gift guide today and I have given you some inspiration on what gifts you can buy.

Any questions or comments about anything please feel free to comment!

Hole you all have a lovely day!

Love Grace x

Being Mummy XO

36 Weeks Pregnant

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This Journey is coming to and end and I’m not quite sure how I feel about everything! It’s such a scary thought to think I am going to have TWO children! When did that happen???
I’ll never forget the day we got home from hospital with Frankie, Tom and I both  traumatised by the horror we had just survived. We walked through the door, sat down looked at both are Mums and said ‘ we are never going near each other again!!’.
It really was one of the most challenging 4 days of our lives but we got out the other side and had the most precious little gift.
It’s safe to say we were very decided on the fact we were NEVER having another baby again……and not even two years later I’m lying here 36 weeks pregnant about to go through it all again! I must be mental!
I’m not going to lie but I am absolutely  terrified! Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t not scared the last time around but everyone tells you stories and you think your scared but really you have never been through it so your body and mind has no idea what’s ahead, second time round on the other hand my body and brain are FULLY aware of the times ahead.  I may write Frankie’s birth story after baby number two is born but I don’t think I could write about it and re-live it until this baby is nicely wrapped up in his Moses basket and I’m far far away from the hospital. Continue reading

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