Since starting my blog I have made some amazing friendships with some lovely women on Instagram, I have spoken with so many brilliant mums and also brilliant business women. We are big lovers of British Hand Made, buying from a small businesses makes my heart feel full. I know how hard it can be to try work when you have children to look after and these lovely ladies work hard on there brands so supporting them is really important. Mae has been very lucky these past few months as she has had some lovely bits from some of our favourite brands.
Started with a Stitch – @startedwithastitch
Our favourite obviously has to be Started With A Stitch! if you don’t follow her already then you need to, Stacey is such a beautiful person and a VERY hard working mummy who has a great talent. We stared following SWAS some time ago as I just enjoyed seeing what she was making, then after entering the Brand Rep search Mae and Me was lucky enough to be chosen to become Brand reps for the 3 month term. We have grown very close with our fellow brand reps and was honoured to be asked to continue supporting this business for the rest of the year. Stacey is based in Glasgow and a mumma to a 5 a side team, she makes every garment by hand with love and of course we love her for it!
Here are some of Maes Favs –
Of course Stacey makes clothes for both girls and boys – see!
Zara Beau – @zara_beau
Another great brand that we love is Zara_beau, Anais is a 22 year old mummy who started Zara_beau because she wanted to be able to work at home and spend as much time with her darling little one Zara who is now 17 months old. This company has the cutest items to make any nursery or bedroom the perfect place for your little angels to rest their heads, Mae has one of Zara_beau’s most popular items the wooden building blocks that spell our her name. I absolutely love personalised decorations so of course we just had to have these. Bellow are a few things you can order from the lovely Anais.
Curious Child – @_curiouschild
If you are looking for fashionable outfits and accessories for your little ones then look no further then Curious child, this company is on point! Zhanna who runs Curious Child is originally from Latvia and has been in the UK for the last 14 years, she created Curious Child around 14 months ago following the birth of her beautiful son Keanu as she struggled to find fashionable clothing at affordable prices. Zhanna strives to provide excellent customer service and fast delivery and trust me she does not fail! I can be a nightmare customer a bloody pain in the arse yet she always is so happy to help me and our deliveries are here in no time. Mae has THE cutest set from Curious child I’m obsessed with it! Not only that, she has the famous grey double bobble hat that I also have. Matching of course!
Here we are sporting our fav items. See bellow for some more stunning bits you can get your hands on. There are just too many to choose from.
There are so many amazing companies that we follow and just love seeing small family run businesses succeed because most of the time its just a mum or dad trying hard to make a life for themselves and their children. So go on guys give them a follow even if you don’t buy anything still showing your love and support goes a long way.
Our Favourite Gram Brands–
We also have a big love for Blogger! (of course) If you don’t blog then you don’t know how much time and effort goes into to writing and building a following, its not about how many people follow or how many people read its about expressing yourself and sharing with the world your passions, thoughts and like us your family life. I have read so many blogs that have made me laugh and cry, over the past 9 months I have fallen in love with a few bloggers that capture the good and bad parts of life and parenting and are so honest and raw. its not all about parenting, you have reviews on all sorts of things as well as videos and posts about a wide rang of topics, Naturally most of my favourite are parenting blogs and bellow are some of my go to gals.
Please give these wonderful ladies a follow, they sure do brighten up my day. They have amazing blogs, a huge following and we are very lucky to have these women supporting us every step of the way.
Love Mae and Me x