Hi, I'm Alex Grace-3

I love writing about well-beingbeauty, wellnesstravel and great places to visit all from a positive well-being perspective.

All articles featured on Living.Pretty.Happy aim to provide you with…

  • An elevated sense of well-being. 
  • A feeling of increased happiness and optimism.  
  • Useful and practical ideas that will make a positive impact.
  • Escapism for a little while – or a long while – stay as long as you want, there is plenty to see here!
  • Reassurance and a dose of stress-relief
  • A motivated fire under your bottom (or butt for my American friends)
  • A smile and hopefully the warm and fuzzies.  

The story behind Living.Pretty.Happy…

I started Living.Pretty.Happy in 2018, when I entered the period we can refer to as my mid-thirties crisis.  I had a happy home-life but when it came to my career, I was miserable!  So I decided it was time to do something about it and Living.Pretty.Happy is the result.  I would love you to read more about the beginnings of Living.Pretty.Happy in: New Beginnings

But I knew I could be more - unless you've grabbed the life bull by the horns and rode it for all it's worth, then potentially you could be too?-3

So who am I?

I’m a thirty-something woman married to a good man with whom I am blessed to share two awesome children (I’m allowed to say that I’m their mum).  I have English and Maltese blood running through my veins, which makes me a very polite person who has to suppress a constant urge to feed you.  

Up until a few years ago, I wasn’t particularly happy.  I believed life had dealt me an unfair share of low blows – a happy life was not my destiny.  However fate led to me to learn one key piece of knowledge:

Whilst I might not have been in control of the hand I had been dealt… I was in control of me.  I was allowed to be happy and I had everything I needed to be happy within me.

What did I do to become happier?

I started by switching my mindset from negative into a more positive one 

Find out more: The power of positivity – How thinking positively changed my life.

I looked at past traumas/bad experiences and worked out what I could learn and how I could actually grow from them

Find out more: Keeping Mum (Letting love endure after loss) and Identity Crisis: The importance of being you

I started to practice gratitude and mindfulness

Find out more: Being Mindful – Is mindfulness for you?

I invested in me (mentally, physically and financially)

And… I allowed myself to have some fun!

Find out more: Happy Travels

Whilst everyone’s path to feeling happy is unique, I’ll say it again as this message is universal:

You are allowed to be happy and you have the ability to be happy within you - livingprettyhappy.com - quote graphic

Does being happy mean your life will be perfect?

Nope! Happiness isn’t about perfection.  It’s about achieving balance in all areas of your overall well-being.  And I’m still learning…but I love to share with you all that I discover so that you too can achieve a happy balance within your lives.

UK Blog Awards 2019 Lifestyle Finalist Badge
Living.Pretty.Happy is a finalist in the Lifestyle category of the UK Blog Awards 2019

Ready to heighten your sense of well-being?

Take the stress out of your beauty regime?

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Have yourself some happy days out?

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And while you’re at it… Come and say Hi on social media! 

I’ll be posting regular positivity fixes, affirmations, a fair amount of smiley pictures, and more of what you know and love about Living.Pretty.Happy!

Twitter @liveprettyhappy

Facebook @livingprettyhappy

Instagram @livingprettyhappy

Pinterest @livingprettyhappy

Want to work with me?

I am always happy to hear from brands, PR’s and fellow writers who would like to collaborate and work with me.  Send me your suggestions – I would love to hear from you!


Some things to keep in mind:

I cover well-being, wellness, beauty, travel and days-out.  I am happy to explore projects that fall outside of this but would need to be able to clearly identify how they would benefit my readership.

I will only feature products that I genuinely like and believe in.

I will only provide reviews of hotels, resorts, attractions etc that I genuinely have a positive experience from.  

Samples sent to me are for consideration only and are not guaranteed to be featured.  

Would you like to write for Living.Pretty.Happy?

I am happy to receive guest post submissions.  Please be advised that I do not pay for guest posts.  

Your submission will need to fall clearly within one of the categories Living.Pretty.Happy covers.  Please make sure the post is professional and of high quality.  All posts need to have a positive and helpful message.

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