Thursday, 20 September 2012

Happy Third Birthday, Blog!


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Today my blog is 3. On this day, three years ago, I sat on the very same sofa, in the very same room that I am in now and decided to start a blog.

Last year on it's second birthday I wrote this ::

"Happy Birthday little blog, what a journey we've been on! First year a wedding, second year a baby, third year a ....?"

Third birthday cake
(Image : Pinterest)

Well it is the third year now and time to fill in a blank. 

I think this year the new thing has been 'business'. After 2 years I was finally fortunate enough to be able to call Blogging (and making YouTube videos) my job. My actual proper job. It's like a dream!

Blogging is something I enjoy every aspect of. I enjoy buying and trying new products, I enjoy taking pictures and playing with editing software, I enjoy thinking up new features or lifey posts and tags, I enjoy tiptapping away on my keyboard and letting words flow out, I enjoy seeing it all in one post all put together, I enjoy reading your comments and tweets, I enjoy tweeting back, I enjoy reading other people's blogs, I enjoy all of it. Every single bit. 

To say that something you enjoy a million percent is actually your job is fantastic because it never feels like work. It feels like I am allowed to spend time having fun and it helps to pay our bills. What more can a gal ask for??

I must say though, before anyone with a blog goes handing their notice in based on this blog post, that I wouldn't be able to call this my job without my YouTube channel as the two really do go hand in hand. 

With all that aside, I am grateful to this blog for far, far more than the financial help it brings our household. It really truly has steered my life down a brilliantly sparkly path.

Firstly, because of the financial help, it allows me to stay at home with Baby Glitter instead of putting her in daycare and returning to the office. This is something that I am so thankful for as these are days I will cherish forever.  I really am treasuring every little moment of her babyhood and am glad I am able to be her full time carer.

Secondly, I haven't felt alone in 3 years. I know that whatever time or day or night, because of this blog I will always have someone to chat to or interact with. I will always be able to to tweet or read comments or return emails, because you Sprinklerinos are so kind and have taken a little moment out of your day to talk to me. I'm sadly not able to reply to everything but if you were really keen to chat, twitter is your best bet. 

Thirdly, I have inadvertently documented three years of my life. Three of the best! The run up to my wedding, newlywedness (real word there), pregnancy and mummyhood. Sometimes I go back and read older posts and remember all the little things I've done or made or reviewed or experienced and feel incredibly enriched.

Thank you to every single sparkly one of you who has read, followed, commented or joined in with this blog. I'm sure to most it is a blog like any other, but to me it is much, much more. It's magical.

So, like last year, Happy Birthday little blog. What a journey we've been on! First year a wedding, second year a baby, third year a business, fourth year a ...... . Who knows where we'll go next? I hope you will come with me. 

Toodlepip!

xx

99 comments:

  1. happy birthdayyyy :) haha xx

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  2. Congratulations! This was such a lovely and touching post to read. You really deserve all the success!!

    :)

    Lashesandlaces.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  3. Congratulations Lousie!! You deserve al your success. I adore coming to your little space of the internet and loosing myself in your world! Keep up the good work!!
    Charlotte
    x x

    lilmisschickas.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Happy birthday bloggy blog!!

    Here's to more success :D

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  5. happy blog birthday! this is such a lovely post and im so happy for you. if my blog had even a quaater of your success id be so happy! keep doing what your doing and bring on year 4 :) xx

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  6. aAw congratulations! You should be very proud xx

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  7. Congrats!this is such a great blog post!!!

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  8. I know for sure that I'll be following you for years to come! Lovely blog post, Louise. Keep up the good work, I love reading your blog posts, so inspiring! :D

    xxxxx

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  9. Congratulations Louise! Your blog is fantastic, easy to read and always manages to brighten my day :) xx

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  10. Happy birthdayyyyy yey!!

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  11. Awesome work Louise! I went back and looked at your first posts as well as your first you tube vidoes, I dont know what Sam Pepper was on about, you have always been great! Thanks for bringing a little sparkle to my daily life!

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  12. Happy birthday to a wonderful blog!

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  13. Congratulations:)

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Happy birthday Sprinkle of Glitter! xxxx

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  15. This was such a sweet post to read! You seem like a really genuine person and I'm glad I found your blog :) Happy third birthday!

    http://playitproper.blogspot.hk/

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  16. Congratulations Louise, you've done a brilliant job the past 3 years, so excited to see what the next chapter holds. Lots of love xx

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  17. Congratulations Louise! I'm so happy that we get to share this journey with you. I don't know what i'd do without your blog! Big hugs x x

    http://seeking--serendipity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Congratulations Louise, thank you for sharing your life in video and writing with us for the past 3 years! (: xx

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  19. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday! Well done Louise and congratulations on having a truly wonderful blog xx

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  20. Happy 3rd blog birthday to one of my favourite blogs EVER!!! love ya Louise xx


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  21. Lovely post Louise! Congratulations on doing so well it's been amazing being able to be apart of it by reading blogs tweets etc! What a fabulous journey you've been on! I wish you many more of the same happy years xx

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  22. Happy 3rd birthday to your Blog!!!And congratulations to you!!!

    http://ffffamilyfashionfood.blogspot.gr/

    Hugs

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  23. Happy 3rd Birthday!! ;) I wish you all the best Louise and I think this isn't just like any other blog to us neither!! xxx Go and check out my blog if you like... lizmaria3012.blogspot.it

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  24. Happy blogiversary! We share the same blog birthday! Mine is two year old today.
    It would mean the world to me if you checked it out. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  25. Aw congratulations on three years Louise, so pleased for you with all that you've achieved! xx

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  26. Congratulations, you deserve all the success you have with this blog/youtube and more! Your blog posts and youtube videos really cheer me up on a bad day so thank you for that, keep being sparkly Louise :) !

    Hollie x
    cremedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  27. Happy Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter, you're a joy to read :)

    Tamara x

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.com

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  28. I adore your blog as well as your YouTube channel. If ever I need a bit of a pick me up, or fancy a laugh I know where I need to head - to your corner of the interweb! Your reviews are always refreshingly honest, and I feel I can really relate to you, I hope this doesn't sound offensive, but you're normal...at least you come across as it; you don't appear uber wealthy and imposing, you eat (nobody else seems to do that anymore) and there is more to you than just makeup. You're an inspiration Louise and I can't thank you enough for the times you've helped me though that you're not even aware of. I agree, it's magical! I hope the next year (and all the years after) bring you more laughter, enjoyment and success...you deserve it -you're a wonderful person!
    Thanks, and Happy Birthday Blog!!

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    xxxxx

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  29. Aww, this is lovely! Happy birthday blog!

    Www.georgamcilroy.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Happy blog birthday dear Louise, happy blog birthday dear LOUISEEEEEEE. Happy blog *hits those top notes* HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY DEAR LOUSIIIIEEEEE. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY TOOOO YOUUU *harmonies*

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  31. Happppy blog birthday :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  32. congratulations on 3 wonderful years louise! Your blog has always been a favorite and among others it really inspired me to start my own! So thank you! xx

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  33. Happy blog birthday! I've loved following your journey over the past few years and can't wait to see where this sparkly path will continue to take you :) How about another baby for your Year Four goal?! Cx

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  34. What a lovely post to read! Happy 3rd bloggy birthday :)
    Daniella x

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

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  35. Ahh Congratulations on your three years :) So I just handed my notice in on the basis of this post...then I read the rest of it, darn! Ha, only joking!! Would be amazing to be a full time blogger, but for the moment that's something I can just dream about!

    I'm now going to try and find your wedding posts, cos I love a good wedding!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  37. Happy 3rd Birthday my favourite blog <3 xxx

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  38. Happy birthday blog! I'm so glad you've had fun and decided to start your blog that day three years ago, as i have very much enjoyed reading it over the past few months. And not only that it help give me that little push to start my own, and i am incredibly glad that i did. I can understand how much happiness it must bring you as i truly do love my blog but at the moment mine is more a hobby although i would love for it to become my job, i too have a little one and being able to be with them through such an exciting time of their life must be truly magical. Good luck on this forth year i hope it brings you even more happiness and excitement as the past three have brought you, i shall certainly be reading it still xx

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  39. happy 3rd birthday blog. I'm very happy you get to do this as a job! :)

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  40. This blog is soo sweet, I actually love it! Happy birthday little blog! I am so glad you are enjoying this, it gives me much hope for my newly fledged blog(: Thank you for staying with us these three years& I can't wait to go on the journey of the fourth with! Congratulations on your success by the way, you are a true inspiration!
    Lulu<3+
    http://trulicious-fashionbeautylife.blogspot.com

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  41. Happy Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter! You should celebrate by having some yummy cake :]

    www.jbseatsandtreats.blogspot.com

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  42. congratulation master of blog lol sprinkleofglitter ^_^

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  43. Congratulations Louise and Happy 3rd Birthday Sprinkle Of Glitter :). Your blog is my favourite and the only blog that I constantly check to see if you've written a new post. I also love your YouTube videos too! You're a fantastic writer and more importantly, a wonderful person! xxx

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  44. Congratulations Louise! You totally deserve your success, it's always a joy to watch your videos & keep up with your posts! xx

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  45. Awww congrats! Love your blog x
    https://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  46. congratulations!, my cousin is 3 today haha:) xx

    http://zaralou.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. Congratulations , hope you carry on having an amazing year :)


    Beautiful Dreams

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  49. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love your blog and your youtube channel and it makes me very happy that you enjoy blogging as much as I enjoy experiencing you blog! xx
    bohoglow.wordpress.com

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  50. Congradulations! Your job sounds amazing, I'm glad your happy :)

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  51. Happy 3rd Birthday! I'm so glad you have come so far. You deserve every little bit of it! I love your blog and youtube channel anytime I need cheering up I know I can just watch one of your videos or read one of your posts, your so honest and I absolutely love your personality, you inspired me and my friend to make our own blog and I bet you inspired lots more! Hope you carry on and I hope you have plenty more amazing birthdays. I hope I will be able to go to IMATS this year and meet you (J'm sure you said on YouNow your going) hope your going both days! congratulations on the amazing career<3

    Emily xx

    emzoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  52. Happy Birthday, I remember the first time I read one of your posts. A lush review. And loving your quirkyness so much I decided to stay. I wish you have another 3 amazing years <3

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  53. Happy Biiiiirthday and many more to come:D xxx

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  54. Happy Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter

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  55. happy blogiversarry Louise! I love your blog and youtube channel. (: xx

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  56. Happy 3rd blog birthday!!! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  57. Happy bloggy birthday! What an accomplishment. I love reading & watching your videos =) xoxo

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  58. Happy 3rd birthday to your blog, Louise!

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  59. happy birthday sprinkle of glitter and congratulations :D
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  60. Aw happy birthday Sprinkle of Glitter! Congratulations on the blog, I'm so happy it's been so successful, and hopefully we'll be seeing more birthday posts for years to come! You are one of my favourite bloggers and youtubers - in some peoples videos I get slightly bored if talk to much, but that is never the case with you (or Zoe, for that matter!). I could honestly watch your videos or read your posts for hours without getting bored:)Good luck with the blog in the future and on raising your beautiful daughter, not that you need it! I'm happy you are so happy:)I'm meeting Zoe on Saturday for the meet up, and hopefully will meet you one day too! I'm 14 and the pair of you are really inspirational to me:)xxx

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  61. Awh, yours is so old. I just had my 3 week anniversary :P

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  62. Happy Birthday blog! x

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  63. Congratulations on running such a successful blog! [if you can't stand touchy feely comments don't read on!]

    When I became a follower quite a while ago I've read every single post you've ever written and am truly greatful for everything you share with us and that I've found your blog. It's still one of my few favourite blogs and I guess it will be forever [or at least until you won't blog anymore which I hope wont ever happen!]. It also inspired me to start my own little blog earlier this year. I'm watching your vlogs as well and you seem to be one of the most amazing people on earth [havent gotten to know all of them yet but I think its safe to say] I'm not really good at writing lovely comments as I'm too excited you might be actually reading this so I keep babbling, sorry about that.
    I also loved todays post, it's great to hear you're able to enjoy time with your family and enjoy what you do for a living at the same time so yeh..I'm just happy for you although I don't know you :) Keep it up please I know us Sprinklerinos appreciate it :) xx

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  64. Congratulations louise im so pleased for you
    you have inspired me to create my own blog and i hope one day its as successsful as yours anyone feel free to take a look
    http://thebeautyblog9.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. Congratusprinklations!!!!! Didn't quite work if i'm honest.. :P www.skinnykinny.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. Congratulations on such a great achievement :) I've only just started reading your blog recently, and I already feel like I know you so well! (Sorry if that sounds a bit stalker-y haha)
    I share your love of glitter - everyone is very wary of my christmas cards - and always look forward to reading your latest blog post :) xxxxx

    Alice,
    icecreamschnapps.blogspot.com

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  67. Happy Birthday glitter blog! clairemae.blogspot.com

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  68. Hi Louise

    First of all congratulations! You are such an inspiration me me, i love your blog and seeing that you have been able to make a career out of it really motivates me. Myself and my partner are hoping for a little one very soon and i have been thinking that i really want to be able to stay at home as much as i can while they're still little. Going back to my job in an office wont be an option for me as i can't go parttime. Seeing the hard work you have put into your blog over the years has really paid off and i will use your blog as inspiration/motivation to hopefully be able to do the same one day! Well done and keep up the fantastic work :) Holly xxx

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  69. Happy Birthday Blog!
    I'm so glad you did decide to start this three years ago, you've been a source of make up and blogging inspiration for me (and many others im sure) so THANK YOU!!! I'm glad after this long you've been able to call it your job... it's great that you have found something to do that you love.. :)
    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm happy you're happy doing this while making even more people happy!! <3
    xxxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  70. Happy Birthday Blog, You're so lucky to be able to do this as a job but totally deserve it
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  71. Aw congratulations! Happy third birthday! You're so super lucky to be able to stay at home with Baby Glitter and document everything!
    Keep blogging and spreading our world with glitter!
    Here's to the next three years! (And more!)

    Abi x

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  72. This was so lovely to read, I feel like I know you from your youtube and blogs, and I felt so happy for you reading your summary of your experience :) Rachel xx

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  73. Happy Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter! And congratulations, Louise! Thank you very much for sharing so many nice things with us through your lovely slice of the internet for three whole years! xx

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  74. YAY congrats Louise! Happy Birthday hehe~
    Thank you for your amazing blog! you always brighten up my day ^^

    Biancarosa
    xoxo

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  75. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I myself have also started a blog to document my experiences and the things that I love to try like makeup and fashion. I may not have a lot of followers but having my blog makes me feel happy because I know I can easily look back at a certain point in my life. You and Zoey are my inspiration and I love that you enjoy what you are doing and you are sharing it with others. Keep it up! Lots of love!!!

    Christine
    http://sajerlily.blogspot.com/

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  76. Happy Birthday! Just started reading and your blog is ace.

    May there be many more years ahead!!

    Beki xx

    http://adayinthelifeofcalleighemma.blogspot.com

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  77. You are just so lovely. Congratulations on an amazing three years!

    xo,
    LelaLondon.com - Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle Blog!

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  78. Happy 3rd birthday to Sprinkle of Glitter!!

    www.ramblesandjangles.blogspot.co.uk

    sammy xx

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  79. Hip hip hurray for your 3rd blog birthday!
    I love reading your posts, they are always so cheerful and you can tell that you enjoy every part of it xx

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  80. happy 3rd blog birthday! sorry it's a bit late haha :-) here's to several more years of glittery sparkly blogging fun! xxx

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  81. Congratulations on 3 years and hopefully many more blog birthdays to come!!xxx

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  82. Happy 3trd blog year! I love reading your blog and watching your youtube videos... Because of YOU I have a really big list of things I need to buy! ;)... And I am going on holidays tomorrow in London! YAY!
    Thank you Louise, you are truely an inspiration xxxxxx

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  83. Yay! Congrats, lovely Louise!

    I love you and your blog so much - you inspire me every day. I hope to plunge into the blog world just as you have. It's so much fun! Here's to many more years of Sprinkle of Glitter! xx Lexi

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  84. Happy belated blog birthday.
    Im so happy to have you in my life<3

    xx

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  85. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG :)


    Lauren
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  86. Hi Louise, just popped by to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG! I have been reading your blog eversince I remember and I love you and zoe! I think you are very inspirational and I really love you!

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  87. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPRINKLE OF GLITTER!!! hope your blog enjoys being 3 and continues to make me smile as much as it has before- always look forward to your blog posts and youtube videos! Thank you

    xx
    http://ellacatherine1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  88. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you fine, glorious piece of lady blogger folk. Xxx

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  89. happy birthday!!

    xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  90. So happy for you, and I hope your dreams continue to come true!:)

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  91. Happy blog-day!:)

    Love your blog and your Youtube channel!:X:X:X

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  92. 4th year another baby?.. :) haha

    congrats Louise, you deserve the success!

    Please come and visit me if you get a chance?

    rosiebxxx.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  93. You so deserve the success you've had with your blog/youtube you put a lot of hard work into it and you always seems to be happy; trying to never involve yourself in the petty bloggy drama that does it's rounds every now and again. You're like a little blog/youtube celeb in your own right! Roll on the next 3 years :)

    xx

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  94. Happy Birthday SprinkleofGlitter :) I love your blog and your youtube videos! xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  95. Thanks for the post. I had been looking for something related and found your web site in the process.. I will definitely be back for more.
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  96. Hi Louise! I'm catching up on everything I missed since I just came across your blog. I just had to write even though this post is nearly a year old. My mom was a stay-at-home mom until I was in kindergarten, when she got a part-time job for the mornings while I was at school. She was always there to greet me when I stepped off the bus, and I got to spend so much quality time with her, making memories I cherish now. Baby Glitter is so lucky to have her mom around all the time! It really is fantastic :)

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