Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Best Of July

This month saw an almighty heat wave hit Britain and I certainly made the most it! I spent time exploring some lovely treasure spots in the sunshine, as well as enjoying quality time with my favourite people from the comfort of my own garden.

Having had such a productive month, I thought I would reintroduce ‘The Best Of’ monthly feature, revisiting some of this month’s posts before we introduce August and all it’s excitement with open arms. Let’s go!


 At the beginning of the month I documented HERE the joys of having a couple of house guests in the form of my chums Zoe and Tyler. We made the most of the sunshine and took a trip to the park with Darcy in tow, enjoying big bubbles, ice cream trucks and vintage tea cups!


The following week saw me prancing around in my favourite floaty summer skirts and dresses for my 'Plus Size Lookbook' video over on my Youtube channel. I decided to include a helpful ‘this is where I got it’ POST for you lovely lot, in the form of fancy screen shops and fashion galore.


I then shared THIS fun activity I have been enjoying with Darcy from the comfort of our own home, patio decoration! We certainly brought out our creative side with a pack of chalk and it was exciting to introduce Darcy to new ways to draw and play. Our patio has never looked better! 


This month also saw a change in the hair department, I have embraced being blonde, but felt a spice up was needed for the summer months and the ombre effect was reintroduced to my golden locks. Blondes do have more fun, but not as much fun as blondes with a pink ends! I am in love with my colourful ends and decided to share a few SNAPS with you to fully appreciate the brilliance of my new daring do.


We also decided to embrace our outside space more in July, favouring more time in the garden over indoor activities and electrically. Mid month saw an overload of coloured glass wear, tasty cocktails and a bundle of friends and tea lights as we celebrated our open space with a BBQ, chatting and laughter of which I shared with you lovely lot HERE. A night which showed me how truly ‘rich’ I am. 


And finally and the end of this fun filled month, Matt, Darcy and I decided to take THIS trip to our chum Zoe to explore her neck of the woods. Once again the weather was beautiful and we spent the day both at the park with ice lollies, and in Zoe’s garden with paddling pools and hedgehogs before heading home late evening with a very tired baby. 

Phew! A fun filled month in Sprinkle of Glitter land!

Have you also been a busy bee in July? Tell me all about it. 

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xx

101 comments:

  1. First comment :) Hi louise :D You're beautiful

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  2. Glad you had such a great July. I sadly spent most of it working booo but I do have a little bit of a tan to prove I was there for some of it!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  3. I've seriously been on the ASOS website everyday staring at that dress. I want to buy it so much. But college expenses come first unfortunately :(

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  4. What a lovely blog post! I think this is such a good idea to recap what happened during the month. Sounds like you had such a nice month. You seem to have a truly amazing life! I've spent my July investing my life in other's lives like yours and Zoe's and Alfie's and Jim's and Tanya's and Marcus' and Jack's and Finn's. ^_^ I hope August is just as amazing for you!! ^_^ xxxx

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  5. Lovely recap this month as been a lot of working shopping and a 5 day trip to southampton so not that bad

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Your month looks amazing, I love your floral dress, you look beautiful! And Darcy's the cutes baby ever :) xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  7. Lovely post! I haven't been doing anything half that exciting but I have had a good laugh with a few friends and found a few good buys whilst out shopping.

    http://charlotteeileen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. That photo of you looking down is so gorgeous!

    http://skeletonchic.blogspot.com/

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  9. It's been a good month :)

    x Natalie

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  10. Awh this is lovely! Darcy's so cute haha, looks like you all had a good month! Love your hair Louise!♥♥

    Caitlin♥♥

    http://caitlinaaa.blogspot.co.uk ♥♥

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  11. I really like the first picture!
    I've been visiting some events and my parents went on holiday so I had to take care of the house and my dad's company for the first time! Thanks God everything went well :)

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  12. That's a true summer! Amazing weather, family, friends, parks, ice lollies and bbq :) Thanks for sharing!

    I'm having one of the best summers in my life, because I'm still free from school, work etc., but I'm also working hard to change that for the autumn

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  13. I've had a fantabulous July and I've loved reading about yours too! :) thegirlinthemoonlight.blogpost.co.uk

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  14. July has been a pretty amazing month for everyone it seems! Amazing weather, looks like you made some lovely memories with Darcy :) I went on holiday and started my first blog. Have a fab time at Vidcon xo

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  15. What an exciting month! I love seeing what you, Baby Glitter, Zoe and everyone else get up to. :)

    Beth. x

    http://bethsearle.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. this is such a great way to reminice your good times!:) I love it well done Louise,:)xxx
    -from Annie ToadRoad
    Toadroadfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. Looks like you have been having an absolutely amazing time, it's so nice to read these catchups and find out everything you have been up to! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  18. This post is just too sweet! Love it, glad to see you have had a good July :)
    x

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  19. This post is so lovely! Definitely been enjoying the hot July weather as well! Perfect summer so far!

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  20. I'm soooo in love with your pink ombre hair:)x

    http://s-kinnyjeans.blogspot.com/

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  21. i love baby glitters sunglasses! Super cute! July has been a great month! Heatwave, birth of baby Cambridge and my 21st birthday! What a month!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  22. Hi honey!
    Thank you very much for your sweet comment, I've just reply to all your questions :)
    You are so gorgeouse, just amazing as all your family!

    Love, Angelica

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  23. Lovely photos! I've just written a post about The World of Beatrix Potter, I've just been on little days out like that in July! Looking forward to reading more posts like this :)

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  24. Can I have two sparkly enties on your giveaway on yourube ! Love your blog and channel! Well do for reaching 500K! Thank for keeping me entertained! haha! charlottiebiscotti.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Hiii! All the photos r amazing! I'd like to entry the give away aswell :) Have a nice daaaay :)

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  26. I absolutely love your hair, looks gorgeous on you!

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  27. Geewillikins, you are so sweet! I'm from Australia, so my July was quite chilly. I am soon to start my first year of uni in September, so I have been indulging in my free time by reading blogs, such as yours. I hope your August kick starts just as awesome as July. :)
    P.S. Your pink tips look rockin'. But, does it change the way you now style and colour coordinate?

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  28. Absolutely beautiful pictures, darcy is so precious and your hair suits you so well and its a perfect pop of colour for summer!:)


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  29. So glad to hear that you had an awesome month but you forgot to add that you hit 500,000 sprinklerinos on youtube!!! Congratulations on that once again, love you lots <3

    merilinzz.blogspot.com

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  30. Your posts always make me smile!! Have a lovely week! xx

    lupusheartbeat.blogspot.com

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  31. It's been a stressful month for me but I believe it'll get better. Love reading your blog! Have a great week and may God bless you and your family! x

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  32. These pictures are just gorgeous! As always, Darcy is incredibly cute.

    Christina | Passion Obsession

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  33. Love reading your blog so very much! They are always so interesting and enjoyable! Thanks for sharing! I think you've just inspired me!!! :)

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  34. Absolutely love that dress, you look gorgeous!x

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  35. Drawing outside with chalk was my favourite activity when I was little, I'd always draw a hopscotch as well :) x

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  36. Love this idea! I love having a little recap of the past month!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

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  37. Sounds like a perfect happy month :)
    love the coloured glasses <3 looks amazing!

    xx Jo Betty
    http://www.jobettyb.blogspot.de/

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  38. I love recap posts because if I didn't have time to read a certain post this helps me get caught up! You have such a beautiful family and friends, I love seeing pictures of them :)

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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  39. Love this so good lol try a 45°c heatwave in Australia... But this was so Nice!!! Xxx

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  40. July hasn't been a good month for me at all but I'm glad you've had such a good month, at least the weather has been good!x

    - Jayne
    Electra Violet

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  41. Oooh We have the same ASOS midi skirt!! I love it its so fun!!
    Your month looks like so much fun, its making me wish it was summer here!
    Madeleine
    Xx
    Madeleine In Wonderland

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  42. This is a lovely post - I'm looking forward to reading more of these. You're photography is just beautiful! And of course the things in them too!
    Charlotte xxx Something Special To Say

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  43. Such gorgeous photos Louise <3 xo
    Jasmine @ rabbit-wood.blogspot.com

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  44. July looks like it was absolutely lovely for you! And the photos are just gorgeous as always, Louise! But I think my favorite would be the first one with you, Baby Glitter, and Tyler! So adorable! I hope you find August to be just as enjoyable as July!

    xx
    Mere

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  45. You're so gorgeous Louise! and you have the most beautiful little family <3

    xx
    Charlotte

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  46. I think June was much busier for me than July, but I really liked being able to relax and buckle down and get to work on finding a job and organizing my room. I like being busy in the "This needs to get done eventually" way and not the "I NEED TO GET THIS DONE BY TONIGHT AUGHHHH" I've been using a blank notebook and a planner to keep everything under control and in check, they've been helping a lot! This makes me want to write a monthly post for my website as well <3 You take such lovely pictures, Louise!

    www.deannacm.com

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  47. This is such a nice idea Louise, be great for you to be able to look back on all these posts as well! Inspired me to do the same for my blog, which as a new blog is still finding it's feet..

    if anyone could give me some feedback that would be awesome!! shadesofshell.blogspot.com :D x

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  48. This post is so summery! Love the family photos and your hair!! So pretty!

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  49. looks like you had an amazing July!I'm loving darcy's sunglasses x
    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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  50. It seems that you had an amazing month! As for me, I don't think I can be considered a busy bee when all I've done it's been hanging out around town with friends, eating frozen yogurt and being veeeery lazy in general haha!

    Tania xx
    thetaniadiaries.blogspot.com

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  51. You look so beautiful, especially your hair! Love your blog and videos xx
    http://cupcakesandcosmeticsbyclare.blogspot.co.uk/

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  52. Love all of these post, but that picture of Darcy at the end is melting my heart. She is just too cute!

    xo
    bre

    brerogers.blogspot.com

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  53. it's been a lovely month.. beautiful post!

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  54. This is such a cute post. Looks like you had a brilliant month.
    Great photos as usual.
    Enjoy vidcon!

    Katie x
    theworldaccordingtokatieblossom.blogspot.com

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  55. Wow! Looks like you have had a great month! xxx

    Emily xxx
    www.mimislittlelifeythings.co.uk

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  56. Always love reading about what you get up to, looks like July was a lovely month xx

    secondhandcat.blogspot.com

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  57. What a lovely way of looking over the past month! It'll be great for you to look back on in years to come. I loved your lookbook, the floral dress is gorgeous and I really like how you styled it.

    Olivia
    I'm fairly new to blogging!

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  58. I really enjoy reading your blogs. They make me smile and I always look foreword to them! Love lots! :) .xxxx

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  59. Hey Louise!

    I had such a great July, I got to see lots of my friends, family and I celebrated my 18th Birthday, which was awesome and I wrote a post about it here: http://hookedonthemusic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/my-18th-birthday.html

    xoxo

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. absolutely loving the pink ombre!!! and little darcy always looks so stylish! xx

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  61. beautiful pics! and a beautiful blog!

    New follower!

    Come check out mine if you'd like to :)

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

    http://zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. July has been a great month, especially weather-wise here in the U.k. By the way loving th dip dyed ends :D!

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  63. After seeing you in the Asos curve dress, I wore it for my graduation! Love it, thanks Louise :)

    http://nataliewrites.co.uk x

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  64. Love Baby Glitter's sunglasses - so cute! x

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  65. Aww, You are so gorgeous! Love your videos and love how you are yourself all the time, something to inspire!!!!

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  66. such lovely pictures!

    www.emmatrats.blogspot.com

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  67. Bubbles in the park and colour glassware has to be my fav posts of this month!
    Lovely post!

    Bye

    xxxxxx

    http://sle1881.blogspot.co.uk/

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  68. You look soooo beautiful in the 4th picture!!!!
    xxxx
    ell-jaye.blogspot.co.uk

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  69. I adore your hair, looks lovely!
    I hope I've made the most of the heatwave too, been lucky and had no thunderstorms up here in the north east much, yay! Let's hope the summer stays good.

    Jen x

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  70. I love your hair. Sounds like you made the most of our sunny month :) xx

    http://mypetitecloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. I am still so completely in love with Louise's pink ombre, its the hair every girly child dreams of! so jealous!xxx

    http://josiereally.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. England looks so lovely in the summer! (but don't get me wrong, I like rain too).

    I really want to move there. *sigh*

    By the way, you look amazing. Healthy and glow-y!

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  73. the month of july always goes by so quicly, so make the most of the summer month you have left !

    missmajestic2.blogspot.com

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  74. Ugh! I wish I was in England and that I could meet you! xxx

    Give my Blog a peek! heehee
    lushlolita.blogspot.com

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  75. Loving the dress nd the Shoes but most of all loving the confidence and the beauty!!

    Following you ;) Hope I get the support & follow back too!

    xoxo
    Red Alice
    http://redraoalice.blogspot.com/

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  76. good choice to do pink in the hair! looks amazing!

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  77. You're just the perfect curvy beauty!
    xoxo
    (http://chelysparkles.blogspot.de)

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  78. Sounds like you've had a lovely month! July has been pretty chilled on my end. I had my prom at the start of the month, and then since then I've mainly been reading and seeing a few friends here and there. Highlight of the month was definitely visiting my brother to celebrate his 21st. We sat by paddling pools in the garden with all his friends and drank wine and laughed. Got me super excited for uni!
    I hope August is good to you xxx

    incompetent-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  79. Please have a look at my blog Louise? :) I did a 31 Day snap challenge this month because I missed your last month! please check it out, would mean a lot! <3 Thank you :) http://asprinkleoflucy.blogspot.co.uk

    Lucy xxx

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  80. Love your blog post, glad you are enjoying the sun, i finally get a chance to take my twins out too :) xoxo

    www.samanthadawn.co.uk

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  81. Darcy is so cute!!! Looks like you had a lovely month.

    Life's A Beach
    kaelccs.blogspot.com/

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  82. Hello, I would just like to say that you are an inspiration to me. Your views on how everyone should be accepted and how everyone is perfect in themselves really inspire me. You have inspired me enough to make my own blog to show people that it is not someones appearance that makes them who they are. I have recently written a blog post on discrimination, as because I am a full time wheelchair user I often recieve unwanted attention from society. I would love for you to read my post, so I have linked it underneath.
    http://good-morningbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/could-you-live-day-in-my-shoes.html

    Thank you Louise, as if it wasn't for you I would not have made my blog and would not have the confidence to share my thoughts with people.

    Yours Sincerly,

    Niamh x
    (good-morningbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk)

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  83. Such a lovely post and Darcy is so cute <3 <3 xxx

    ~ www.brunette-wavez.blogspot.com

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  84. The hair is just so beautiful!
    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

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  85. I would like one entry please Louise :)

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  86. Hello dear
    I just follow your lovely blog on Bloglovin!
    Please do the same if you wish!
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10021039

    Love,
    Corina
    http://www.corina-popa.blogspot.ro/

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  87. I love your blogs they're always so interesting so read!
    lucybryna.blogspot.com

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  88. I love your blogs. Thank you for sharing precious moments and slices of happiness.

    aworldofsparkles.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  89. <3 your summer dresses! Where did you get them from? Can you do your top 5 summer dresses? Hopefully this heatwave lasts a bit longer? xx

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  90. Seems like you had a great Juy
    http://ranjanaforever.wordpress.com/
    Keep on doing what you do because you make ALOT of people smile!

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  91. It looks like you've had a pretty packed month full of fun and happiness!!

    Asia xx

    http://miss-walker-beauty-fashion-lifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  92. Your July looks like it has been a lovely one :)

    http://MillieMagpie.blogspot.com

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  93. I absolutely love that asos dress, it's so beautiful and looks great on you. I also love your pink hair, inspired me to do it myself x x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  94. Louise's hair... well, thats on the birthday list.

    lucybryna.blogspot.com

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  95. Such a lovely post! I am head over heels in love with the new hair! Thanks so much for sharing such sweet memories xxx

    brooke-eliz.blogspot.com

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  96. Louise I absolutely love this post! Darcy is so gorgeous!

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