Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Miniture Celebrations

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Despite having lots of 'proper' posts to be getting on with, I felt like just having a natter with you and filling you in on some of my latest mini happies.

(Yes, that's Baby Glitter on a giant tap in her new and slightly too big snow suit. As you do)

Today I was walking to the bank (more on this later) and I was thinking about all the good things that have happened recently and so I have decided to share them with you because we all need a bit of positivity on these gloomy January days. I know I do.

♥ Although I haven't managed 30 minutes exercise a day, this morning I put on my pre pregnancy jeans and DID UP THE BUTTON! This is a bit of a break through for me and my tum!

♥ I've been on 3 good walks this year to 3 different parks. That's not bad going in my books. If I had to rate them I'd give Sywell Country Park 9/10 (really cool kiddie sand park with diggers, water activities, fun slides, giant ornaments like fish/birds/taps, climbing wall, butterfly garden, reservoir, ducks, loooaadds), Abington Park 8/10 (fun children's park with all the usual apparatus, avery, bandstand, little cafe, tennis courts, duck ponds galore and lots of open space) and The Race Course 3/10 (not much there, kiddie park was vandalised, scary looking 'characters' about). I don't know why I just gave little reviews, but I did! I hate walking, but it seems a lot less arduous if it's somewhere enjoyable. Also, it leads to less wobbly bits and that's my goal.

♥ Finally, after a year and a half of repayments, I have paid off my stinking overdraft. Take that bank! Now everything in there is mine, mine, MINE! It's a huge weight off my shoulders and I'm going to promise myself not to get into such a pickle again. Now to work on the mortgage...

♥ This blog tipped over the 5,000 follower mark last night and I couldn't be more thrilled! I feel like that is a crazy amount to have grown in one year (it was around 1,000 last January) and I hope it continues to blossom and share it's sparkle with the world. Thank you every single Sprinklerino who has hit that little 'join this site button'. I loves ya.

♥ I have been longlisted for the Marie Claire Beauty Blog Awards. Wow! I NEVER get long listed/short listed/anything listed for things so this has come as a huge surprise and excitement to me! To be honest, I'm happy enough to just be on the long list, but if you would like to see Sprinkle of Glitter on the short list (issued 20th Jan), then please to click HERE and select 'Sprinkle of Glitter' from the drop down. Muchos Thankos!

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As I said above, I have a tonne of 'proper' posts to write, like Amazing Advertisers, reviews on Jolie Box, Carmine, Glossy Box for Men and Lush, Baby Glitter's latest update, Ebay Hearts and a Home Corners of my lounge. Any requests on ones you'd like to see first?

What little things are you celebrating today?

Toodlepip!

xx

58 comments:

  1. Louise! Your baby is utter gorgeous! Her eyes!
    Im so happy for you that you have been long listed, and you can count of my vote and congratulations on your 5000 follower, you deserve every single on of them!

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  2. Lol I love your blog, it always brings such a smile if not a big laugh to my face. Little things I have celebrated... um, receiving a Mischa Barton satchel from ASOS today?! :D Oh oh oh, AND, I finally found my concealer - been looking all around for that baby for literally weeks. Turns out it was stuffed into a tiny House of Fraser bag along with some pens and fake eyelashes (:S) which was at the back of my defies-a-category ikea storage unit shelf thing. x

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  3. Baby glitter is so adorable! Congratulations on that landmark for your blog, you deserve it!Also I voted for you in the Marie Claire awards so good luck! Xo

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  4. What a lovely idea for a post - the world definitely is too negative post-Christmas. The photo of Baby Glitter is so so so adorable! Congrats on all your achievements as well :)

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  5. Baby Glitter is the cutest! So glad things are going well for you :) love both your blog & youtube! x

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  6. Cute post...and even more cute is Baby Glitter in her outfit!
    Congrats on the 5000+ followers. That's brilliant!
    And of course I've voted for you!
    Have a great 2012,
    Z xx

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  7. What a happy post this is! I love it :D glad to see some positivity especially as I'm trying and failing to do some college work.

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  8. Congrats with the pre pregnancy jeans :) that's my new year resolution- getting back in to my pre pregnancy size 14 :)

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  9. Baby glitter is sooo cute!

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  10. Voted for you in the Marie Claire awards, good luck!

    Emily
    emilysteenagekicks.blogspot.com

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  11. baby glitter is SO CUTE.
    Congrats on the nomination. :D

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  12. Voted for you and zoe of course u both deserve it!!!

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  13. That is the most adorable photo ever! Glad to hear the walking is going well, keep it up!

    x

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  14. I love Sywell Country Park! It's so much fun there! Haven't been for ages though. Well done with your walks though, and the pre-pregnancy jeans!

    xx

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  15. lovely picture!! very adorable ...and can I just say..I could totally tell (dont know If you saw my comment) on your latest video that you had lost weight:)
    could you do the glossy box review? I am so interested in them!

    I defo put my vote to you by the way hehe;)

    much love,x
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  16. Hey Louise i'm a new member just wanted to say i love your blog and you seem like a lovely upbeat person! any advice for a new blogger!

    Hannah :)

    http://lovelifeandmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  17. Aw wow honey you are taking this year by its horns!! In the best way possible :) I am somewhat less productive but I will get there haha!
    Massive congratulations on the Marie Claire awards :) your blog is fabulous and you really deserve all the praise honey, so good!
    Xxx

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  18. Very well done on all your blog followers and being long listed is just fab news. Hope 2012 is even better for you x x

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  19. Ahh what a fab start to 2012 you've had! Hope the rest of the year is as happy for you :) best of luck with the Marie claire awards too - you have my vote and really deserve to win!! X x x

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  20. Hi Louise

    I am thankful as I just got out of hospital! I am three months pregnant with my first bub and got horribly dehydrated so spent most of Christmas on a drip. I am thankful for my amazing husband, family and friends. I must say that I love your blog and youtube videos. It is great to hear snippets from your "mum" life, beauty life and general goings on. You make motherhood seem like a less intimidating prospect. Keep doing what you do xx

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  21. Sywell country park was always so much fun when i was little, although the taps are new!!Darcy looks so adorable!!x

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  22. Adoreable!!!!

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  23. Voted for you as you defo deserve it! What a nice blog to think of lovely things :)

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  24. cutest photo of baby glitter!! and congratulations on being nominated, you deserve it!! xo

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  25. Baby Glitter is gorgeous!

    The little thing that I'm celebrating is that tomorrow my baby boy turns 6 months old, and that his fourth tooth has just appeared! Sadly none of the teeth have cut through the gum yet, but with all this dribbling and sucking his lips, I'm hopeful that they'll appear soon!

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  26. Baby Glitter is just so gorgeoussss :D

    xx

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  27. what a lovely post! As I was reading I just couldn't help smiling, so thank you for brightening my day! xxx
    P.S, that photo is sooo cute!!

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  28. Voted for you 4 times because you were the first blogger/youtuber I ever followed :)
    Good luck, you deserve it:)xx

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  29. baby glitter is adorable! love your blog, congrats on 5,000 followers you deserve it! x

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  30. hi i just voted for you on Marie Claire Beauty Blog Awards. good luck and i hope baby glitter gets well soon. ^_^

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  31. have voted for you so many times, i have forgotten on how many times aha! hope you do get shortlisted! you have earnt it and your amazing :D

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  32. aww Baby glitter is such a cutie! Love your blog your so amazing! xxx

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  33. So cute! Great blog! :)

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com 
    http://www.twitter.com/itsagirlsblog 

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  34. what a lovely little post, baby glitter looks so cute! :) congratulations on the achievements:) x

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  35. Your blog always makes me smile :). I love to read it if I'm feeling a bit gloomy and it cheers me right up! I love your youtube channel too!
    This isnt meant to come across as insane internet stalker fan haha, just appriciative reader lol. You never know, mabye this comment will make you smile too :).
    Katie x

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  36. baby glitter looks absolutely adorable in her snow suit! I'm also really jealous of you paying off your overdraft, mine is a student one so there's no interest applied but still it's something i'd rather not have! I'm just enjoying the fact that most people i know are back to uni this week but i still have another 2 weeks left of my xmas break!

    Steph xx

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  37. Congrats, Lovely Louise, on hitting the 5000 subscriber mark!! That's awesome! I hope to reach that goal with my own blog someday.

    And I will def be voting for you on the Marie Claire beauty blog awards. Go you!

    Lots of love, Lexi xx
    http://thebeautylexicon.blogspot.com/

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  38. Aw baby glitter looks adorable in her snow suit :) xx

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  39. Your baby is just too cute!
    I'm sure you get nominated for loooads of awards, but just making you aware of another one to add to your list! I've nominated you for the Kreativ blog award.
    Love your channel!
    http://aworldfullofprettiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/kreativ-blogger-award-update.html
    x

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  40. This is such a lovely post. I'm so glad everything's going well for you, it's such a nice feeling. I can't wait to sort out my overdraft, I'm quite jealous! Your blog's a pleasure to read and you completely deserve every bit of success :)

    e x

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  41. I meant to say, I love your Baby Glitter updates, so that'd be a great next post to do. And an eBay hearts, but all your ideas sound fab :)

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  42. Congrats!! and your baby is adorable!! Really great blog!! I'm your newest follower...please check out my blog and follow me back if you're interested...Kari xx
    http://moderngirlsinvintagepearls.blogspot.com/

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  43. Baby glitter is so adorable! Your so real and down to earth and always cheer me up :) I voted for you, x x

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  44. omg soo cute!!!!

    Elisa's blog

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  45. That is the sweetest picture!!
    xx

    tidingsmagpies.blogspot.com

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  46. I adore you and your cute baby! You have a crazycat alter ego in Belgium = me! :)
    Big bisou!

    http://elisecherise.blogspot.com/

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  47. what a happy blog post to read at the start of a rather dreary monday :)

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  48. I have to admit I don't normally like babies....BUT THAT IS THE CUTEST LITTLE THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!
    Awwww, so gorgeous!!!

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  49. I love ur blog <3 plz check mine out and add if u like it :) follow me ill follow you
    kissandblushmakeuptm.blogspot.com/

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  50. Baby Glitter is soooo adorable! Conratulations on 5,000 followers you deserve it <3

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  51. Oh my, completely agree with the racecourse markings, despite living oh so close I've only been once during the summer...AND THE GRASS HAD ALL DIED! It was all brown! The best part about my visit was my 99 with a flake, although it was hideously overpriced making it not much of a 99 : /

    Congrats on the 5000! And on clearing the pesky overdraft, this is something I can only ever dream of - the little bank blighters have even started on the old interest, swines.

    xx

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  52. I have just discovered your blog and videos and you have made me giggle so much already! I love how refreshing and honest you are. Have a lovely weekend with that gorgeous little girl- you have made me so broody (even with the labour story :)

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