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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Two Weeks Too Fast


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

A lifestyle post for you today because of late, my life has wizzed by in a blur and today I finally found a few spare moments whilst Baby Glitter snoozed to go through some of my snaps and decide which ones to put on here.

These really do sum up the last 14 days and although it's bulky, I'm really glad I took my big camera round with m to capture the moments.


The Olympics. I went to see the Men's Artistic Gymnastics at Greenwich Arena (or Millennium Dome if you are old school like me) and this new fangled light display was in the foyer. I have quite the obsession with lighting so naturally was drawn to it. It also changed colour to different shades of pink, violet, purple and amber. Beautiful.


I definitely have had Olympic Fever! I'm not usually one for sporting events but this Olympiad I was so into it. I love the positive atmosphere it bought to the country and thought the opening and closing ceremonies were amazing.


A trip to Liverpool and a serious case of Monroe-skirt. Matt was actually trying to capture a few OOTD shots but I liked this one because it's pretty candid and I didn't know he had starting snapping away. Outfit post coming soon.


Whilst shopping in Liverpool city centre I found this super cute handmade independent shop. I really admire people who make their own businesses and love all things crafty so I thought this was super. The lady who runs the shop has a website that I took a card for so I could link it. However, being the dunce I am, I have lost the card so I'm ever so sorry! I bought a couple of cards and look forward to going back. If you are in the area, it is behind Primark in the blue coat area. Enjoy!


Whilst in Liverpool I found the shoes of my dreams. Glitter-tastic.


After taking Matt's Ma & Pa for lunch in the city we wandered down to the new museum at the docks and had a look round.


And posed infront of stars.


And marvelled at the sights below.


On another day we hit the beach. Crosby beach isn't exactly white sands and blue seas but I embraced it none the less and the cherry on the top was that I met up with El from A Thrifty Mrs, who is a good egg indeed.


After we filmed a video together, which you can see HERE, we stood watching the waves and chatting away like old biddies.


 Oohhh sneaky kissy shot of Matt for you there. Isn't he a dish?!


Later that day we met up with Matt's brothers and family folk and took Baby Glitter to the playground. My brother-in-law and I got a little carried away on the see-saw. Tehe.


Then we were Newcastle-bound! My other brother and sister-in-law just had their first baby- a little girl. She was so teeny tiny and gorgeous. It's amazing how women can grow entire humans in their tunmies.


And then we were home! Time for reading library books to a tired 1 year old and enjoying freshly picked flowers.


Mindy got all crafty and decided Baby Glitter's art supplies were where she would chillax.


Whilst I unpacked our suitcase, Matt put together my new shelving unit. At last I can be organised and find my things when I want them! Baby Glitter was my little helper :)


After all that, we had our chum from Matt's work round for patio nibbles and BBQ food. Yum!

Phewf! I feel pooped!

What have you been up to this last couple of weeks?

Toodlepip!

xx

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90 comments:

  1. cute cat!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this post - I love these type of posts as well as beauty ones! Baby Glitter looks so adorable looking out the window :) x

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  3. sounds like you had a great time! so jealous of your olympic tickets. im going to the paralympics though and cant wait! xx

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  4. Hi Louise, Your photography skills have improved so much! I'm so happy for you. I'm also very happy for your lovely family and fun times. London 2012 Olympics was amazing! I wish I can visit your amazing home country some time soon!

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  5. Lovely blog post Louise, the photos make it seem like we were really there with you (god that would be scary if you had all of us traipsing around behind you!)

    I really want that set of shelves - sad I know but I do I do I do!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  6. got to love crosby beach. i dont live too far from there and had many of fun times with my dog there...xx

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  7. That looks like such a small beach btw :P I wish I went to an Olympic event, must have been such fun.

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  8. NIce photos! I wish I had been able to visit England during the Olympics. The atmosphere must have been so wonderful!

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  9. I wanted to go to London last week. One reason where the Olympics. But it seems like London does not want me. This was already the second time I wanted to visit London but there is always something coming up my way.

    I'm practically jealous of everybody who lives in or near London.

    Besides: The title of your daughter's book is absolutely sweet. Would love to buy this one for my friend's little baby as well. Would you recommend it?

    Best wishes, Linnea
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  10. I looove these photos! and that candid shot of you in your dress is so pretty! I love the outfit too :)
    can't wait to see how everything in your office comes together! the mint walls look so good already!
    xx

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  11. Looks like you've had a great time! The Gymnastics must have been amazing! And that little shop looks adorable, as well as mindy and baby glitter of course!

    Georgia x
    http://georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Awww baby glitter is so adorable! :) x

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  13. Lovely photos, i am so jealous you saw mens gymnastics, ahh ! You're looks so gorgeous :)

    sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  14. you look like you've had such a good week! so jealous about the men's artistic gymnastics, I made sure I watched even from portugal where I was holidaying!

    liv x
    http://livflorence.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. love this post louise !! looks like you had a lovely time away [=. who says you need to go abroad to have fun xxx

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  16. aww such cute pictures, looks like you captured some great moments :-)

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  17. Lovely photos, baby glitter looks so cute in these! x

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  18. I adored this post Louise! You seem to have the perfect life! You're the girl/woman after my own heart! I adore crafty little shops like that with beautiful, vintage looking pieces! Just gorgeous! And you and Matt are such a brilliant couple and wonderous parents to little D! I love you <3

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  19. Oh my god i went to that new liverpool museum ahhh ! xxx

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  20. You look glowing with happiness! Its a joy to see. I recently did a review on the Liz Earl Hot Cloth Cleanser and put a link to your video on how to use it for my followers and i love your blog and videos so thought i would tell you :) www.headtotoebeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Beautiful post! :) You seem like such a lovely person and your past two weeks have been captured wonderfully. x

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  22. Ah, loved this post :) BG is so cute xx

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  23. This was such a lovely post-please do more it made me smile so much!!!

    xxx
    Vee
    http://veedoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Lovely pictures, love posts like these! and I totally got Olympic fever too, from the girl who doesn't have a sporting bone in her body - Madness! xxxxxx

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  25. I love this type of post! And ohmydays those shoes are amazing! xxx

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  26. It seems you had a lovely 2 weeks, love the sneaky kissy shot of you and Matt! Still really disappointed that i couldn't be in London during the Olympics, the atmosphere seemed amazing, for what i have seen on tv. x (:

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  27. Pretty heels, so you! :) And you have a beautiful family! :)

    love x
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  28. Such lovely pictures! Looks like you've had a sprinkle-tastic couple of weeks haha. Really jealous you got to see the Men's gymnastics, it kept me glued to the tv whilst it was on! xxx

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  29. really enjoyed reading this! sounds like you had a very action-packed couple of weeks hehe(: all the pink lighting and stuff looks sooo pretty in the first couple of photos and your glittery shoes - i need them!!

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    xx

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  30. I went to the Women's gymnastics, preliminaries so we wouldn't see all the countries.. but one of the teams I got to watch was GB! Felt all patriotic as 'Tweddle did her stuff on the bars! x

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  31. Aw Baby Glitter has so much hair now!

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  32. Lovely photos, lovely post - lovely few weeks by the looks of it! :)

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  33. looks like baby glitters hair has grown! ;)

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  34. This is such a lovely idea for a post! You're so lucky to have seen the gymnastics - I would have loved to be there! xx

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  35. I love blog posts like this. A sneak peek into your life. Love it!

    Georgie
    xoxo

    styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  36. Sounds like a lovely 2 weeks, I love the pictures they all look gorgeous and professional :)
    My last two weeks have been pretty boring apart from this weekend just gone, I was at a wedding which was lovely.
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. So adorable! Love the cheeky pic of Matt!

    http://wearepinkpeople.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  38. Someones been busy! Looks like its been a fab busy time though xo

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  39. Busy 2 weeks indeed, I love seeing photos like these - the picture of baby glitter looking out the window is perfect - such a cute little memory to keep! x

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  40. Oh my wow! This blog is breathtaking! My blog mainlymeghan.blogspot.com is less than a month old but this is the blog I aspire to one day have. So amazing. I'm your newest follower! This is, again, wow! I would die if you followed me back!

    Meghan :)

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  41. So jealous you went to the Olympics.. and to the Gymnastics, My favourite event! Really love the sparkly shoes! xo

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  42. Looks like you've had a lot of fun over the past couple of weeks! I adore the sparkly shoes, they are just awesome and need to get in my wardrobe.

    Lovely photos as well!

    Em x
    nuttystyleoflife.blogspot.com

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  43. Ah what a lovely post! You look like you've had a really lovely couple of weeks! I love the guess how much I love you book and the vase of Sweetpeas!

    Abi x

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  44. Busy week indeed! :)

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  45. Wow, all I've been doing is sitting in the garden, occasionally going in to town. I bet you are looking forward for a quiet week :D

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  46. Wow, this is a great blog post Louise! Really fun to read and the pictures you chose sum up each activity perfectly! :)

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  47. a great blog post

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  48. Glad you enjoyed Liverpool! I think it's great (I'm biased as I'm scouse!) and you got some fab snaps :)

    xx


    wearenouvellevague

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  49. wow what an amazing experience that must have been! So Jealous! Great post Louise xoxo

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  50. Love to see what you're up to! What a happy week :):)
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  51. Such a lovely blog post! glad you still put small snippets of baby glitter in your pictures :) also, jealous that you saw gymnastics!! I wish I tried to snag some of the tickets for it but oh well, went to another event instead so it's all good :) looking forward to going to Rio!!
    You look even more lovely every new picture :) glad you're enjoying yourself!

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  52. These posts make me sooooo jealous, but I'm also really happy for you and I must say I'm looking forward to the ootd cause that jeanblouse and skirt look amazeballs on you!!

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  53. Lovely pictures Louise. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous - makes me broody haha xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  54. Wow you had a busy couple of weeks, looks like you had lots of fun though! What is it with England, as soon as it gets sunny we're out and about all over the place and forget to sit in the sun and sunbathe! I've barely had time at home all month :-) Xx

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  55. gorgeous pictures louise! Your two weeks sound really lovely :) time seems to really fly by nowadays! xxx

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  56. These are very lovely photos. Glad you had fun! :) I wished to be in England for the Olympics, but ohh well. It looked nice from my TV! haha. Oh, and can’t wait for the outfit post!

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  57. Great photos! Lovvvve those shoes - glitter-tastic indeed! They are gorgeous!
    xx


    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

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  58. louise, you did indeed make the olympic ceremony all the more enjoyable with you run-along commentry, might I add! But I am rather jelous, being a gymnast myself, I would've loved to have tickets for that event. Nevermind! Those photos are lovley, it's nice to nosey about other peoples lives every once in a while! haha
    oh, I don't mean to be a nagging ninny, but I would love it if you checked out my blog. So far I have zilch follwers,boo! But there's some reviews and chatty bits that I've already posted.xx
    loose'sjournal.blogspot.com

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  60. Amazing post. Your pictures are all fantastic, glad you had fun : )

    Great blog btw, I'm now following you!

    http://staring-at-paperfaces.blogspot.co.uk/

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  61. Love this post!! :)

    Lischen
    xxx

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  62. Awww such gorgeous pics, always love to see ya in Liverpool... I always seem to miss you when your in town tho x x

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  63. What a lovely two weeks! You went the beach when the tide was in :( Crosby beach isn't quite as nice when the sea is all over it!! Plus it looks like there are hundreds of men drowning in the water I think!! I'm going to have to seek out that shop though! It looks super cute! I've been sewing sewing sewing!! Love your posts.

    http://emilyrosedraper.blogspot.co.uk/

    Emily x x x

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  64. Gorgeous pictures! love
    xoxoxoxox

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  65. sounds like a very cool few weeks! glad you are happy :). I love your blog.

    lots of love
    Nafisah

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. OH wow! Looks like you had a really good time these past few weeks, they do say time flies when you're having fun! :) You take lovely photos Louise; your blog posts always make me smile! :D xxx

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  67. cute post xx

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  68. Love this post, and your pictures! I hope you frame some of them.

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  69. Great post and lovely photos xxx

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  70. Thoose shoes are lush lush lush!xx

    serenbeauty.blogspot.com

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  71. awww they are all such nice pictures! I want to have lived those 2 weeks - looks fun :)

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  72. Awh! Those two weeks looked so much fun, hope you had a good time with family and friends!

    http://beautyfashionequestrian.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  73. Holy eye porn those shoes are totally you!

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  74. Next time your up here there's some lovely little crafty shops on the Albert Dock you should check out. 26yrs of age and only discovered them recently probably as now I'm a mum I'm down there of a daytime rather than a night time x

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  75. a-maz-ing shoes <3 perfection

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  76. that little shop is adorable. i'm wanting to make little things like that but never seem to have time on my hands.
    i have a month or so free after tuesday and so i may try and teach myself to be artistic.
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. Love the outfit, you are gorgeous!!!

    Lauren,
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  78. Great photos :) xxx

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  79. You look so beautiful in the third photo, and lots slimmer too! Love the photos xx

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  80. So beautiful!!!
    Your blog is the cuttest around!!

    New followers !!

    take care
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  81. Looks like you have been having a lovely time with family! I would have loved to have seen the gymnastics you lucky thing! I did go and watch the marathon ladies swimmers which was a fantastic feeling-the crowd was amazing, everyone so supportive. Before I end up writing my life story ha ha I just wanted to say that my mum use to read the Guess how much I love you story to me and we still have the book and she is still my bestfriend and the person that inspired me to want to write and be a lover of reading :)

    Tanesha Marie x

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  82. I love these sort of lifestyle-y posts, it's so nice to have a little insight into your sparkly life hehe!xxx

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  83. love the posts keep em up love it !!

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  84. Ahhhhh I can see my uni in the background! And I'm engaged to a Matt. Spooky :P Best night out for students in Liverpool? My flatmates seem to be partial to a bit of popworld :P baby glitter looks like one of those adorable inquisitive toddlers :) great pics as always Louise! What camera do you use?

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  85. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from wahooart.com, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT7K6.

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