Happy New Years to our family, friends and our customers! Without all of you, none of what we achieved in 2017 would have been possible
Whilst I’m thinking about what 2017 was, I thought it’d be a good opportunity to give those of you that don’t know the how and why of Belle & Grace Boutique. This crazy ride began two years ago (we launched 8 months ago). In January 2016 I was returning to work from maternity leave and my husband had to deploy again. A new mum, returning to work and the stress of hubby being overseas was a little too much. I remember I was half way through my daughter’s photo book for her first birthday and I thought, I wish I had documented so much more. She was growing so much every day!
As a way of dealing with hubby being away and all the stress I was under, I thought I would create our daughter a baby book. It was only a project to keep me distracted when I was stressed. It was only after the encouraging comments from family and friends (and how much trouble they had looking for baby books) that we decided to take the leap and go into business. After a year of long nights on the computer creating the designs, re-edits, finding printers, and creating another two journals, in April 2017 we officially kicked off. Its been such an amazing ride ever since.
2017 was a massive year for us personally and professionally. Hubby deployed again, I changed jobs and our daughter changed daycare. Business wise we have managed to break into several countries with our products with great success. We were also nominated in two categories for the AusMumpreneur business awards! That was such an amazing feeling (and to whoever nominated us, I thank you).
2018 sees more changes with the expansion of our range (Grandparents Journal to be released this month, Letters To My Child Journal and three more exciting additions to be released throughout the year). We want you to be able to document all those important memories throughout your child’s life! It’s the perfect time capsule! Stay tuned for the excitement ahead and thank you once again for coming on this journey with us!
So again, from our family to yours, a happy and safe 2018!!!!
Kylie, Col and Belle xx