Saturday, 10 May 2014

A Return and A Recap


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

In true blogging form, I'll start with an apology. I'm sorry for being away from this space of the internet for a while. I'm not sad or stressed or hiding, I've just been incredibly busy. That kind of crazy busy where you don't know where your toothbrush is because you are forever living out of different bags and you're not entirely sure what day is which. I like it but it does mean that a few of the things I enjoy pouring time into (like this blog) get pushed down the pecking order.

As always, I've been using instagram to document my adventures so this seemed like a good way to recap, ready for a return. I'm not promising daily posts again, not just yet, but I am throwing the idea of more posts out on the table. I'm excited to edge my way back in.

So, without further ado, here is what life has looked like lately in GlitterWorld. Each collage is in chronological order but the photos within are not. I went with what looked purdy to my les yeux.


A trip to Brighton. Matt, Darcy and I took to the roads to visit Zoe, Pippin and Percy. It was really nice to not do too much and just flop about on sofas, in cafes and by pebble beaches. Marcus and Niomi popped by for chats and nibbles the night we arrived (wish I'd known- wouldn't have travelled down in My Little Pony PJ's and no bra!!) and Zalfie (mm-hmmm I'm a shipper) generously surprised Darcy with a motorised mini toy car which she ADORES. 

I'm really looking forward to going back sans Matt and baby so that I can have some full on Louise & Zoe time. I miss that girl too much. 


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premiere. Oh me oh my premieres make me giddy. Swishy dresses, best friends, red carpets, popcorn, gargh, they are my most favourite thing. 

Despite living with a huge spidey-geek, I actually didn't know a whole lot about the stories but lucky me (maybe) Jack came to stay for a few days and basically gave me the cliff notes so that I wasn't completely confused in the cinema. I felt VERY smug knowing alllllll the things by the time it was over. 

It was so fun having all my favourite men there that evening (except obv Matt who was in Berlin for the week) and Hazel who was my ever-beautiful plus one. 

Also, I'm obsessed with yellow at the moment. This dress was from River Island and the blazer was from ASOS. More premieres please!


An Assortment of Life. Our little girl turned 3 and so we we celebrated with her first ever trip to the cinema (Frozen) and a family birthday party. It was perfection. 

I experimented with Elsa-inspired hair, found a crazy cool pink hair edit online (good job creative Sprinklerinos), dipped into my jar of happies, braved a crop top, styled Matt and generally felt happy. 


Family Trip to Seattle. If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know who Marie is. If not, here's a quick rundown- In 2011 she commented on one of my videos and I clicked on her profile to see what she was all about. I watched some of her stuff, fell a bit in love and emailed her. Emails turned to facebook chat, facebook chat to skype type and before we knew it were were video skyping every day, sending packages and presents across the ocean and knowing every detail of each other's lives. Amazing.

This Spring we finally met. It was incredible. A main channel video and a vlog series will be coming soon but until then, here's a ton of photos of the week. It was heavenly and I'm booked to go back this August! 


YouTubers Take Over Milan. ItaTube was held this April in, surprise surprise, Italy and was an opportunity for creators to meet viewers, people to watch panels and stage shows, meet and greets and mingles. Also there was pizza, lots of pizza. 

Spending time with all my YouTube friends makes me VERY happy. I feel like some of them are actually closer than my family and I'm proud to call them my friends. I also really loved getting to spend time with YouTubers I don't see as often like Hannah, Troye, Tyler, Connor, Anna and Lily. Vlogs are on their way!


This Weekend. Last but by no means least, this weekend. Wowzas it was packed! I've vlogged it all so I won't tell you too much but there was family time, secret Grace project time, collab time, stage (!!) time and adventures on a theatre roof time. Mmm-hmm that's a lot. It was a whirlwind of three days with highs upon highs and subsequently the following weekdays were quite the bump down to reality!

After reflecting about the (amazing) madness of my YouTube life these days, I made THIS video about YouTube Culture. I have been completely impressed by the response not only in the comments but by the messages on Tumblr, the tweets and the emails. Good job supportive internet people, you're ace. 

And now here we are, caught up and hopefully refreshed. I'm writing this up on a train to London (another big weekend for me) and eating peanut M&M's. 

I'd love a little recap of what you've been up to in the comments or some suggestions of what you would like to see on this blog in the next few weeks.

All the loves and sparkles,

Toodlepip!

xx

Contributor - Louise

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111 comments:

  1. Very jealous of you attending the spider-man 2 premiere. Look like you've had a great few weeks.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Glad you're back Louise, I've missed your posts! Looks like you've been having an amazing time too - your photos are fab!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  3. After seeing your " draw my life" story is so nice to see you are happy! Many kiss to your family :)

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  4. Wow just reading that made me tired haha but it all sounds amazing!! You're so lucky Louise :) You deserve everything! Lots of love

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  5. Adore your pictures! Darcy is like a person filled with cuteness. She's too adorable! xx

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  6. Aw Louise! I love your blogs so much I missed them! Darcy is so cute! I did really like your Youtube Culture video I thought it was really nice! I can't wait to see what adventures you have next! :) xx

    Kenzie
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  7. So glad you are back! I have loved watching your videos :D

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  8. Looks like you've been having loads of fun! Will be looking forward to some more blog posts =] Jess xx

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  9. Sounds like you have an amazing time! I really missed your blog posts though, glad to be able to read you <3

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  10. Good to see you back! I love your writing style and so miss these posts a little bit, even though I can keep up with your adventures elsewhere. It's great that you're having a fantastically busy time though - I'm living vicariously through you during my uni exam period!

    Helen x // Beautiful Curiosities

    P.S. I'm very jealous of Darcy's Mini!

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  11. Made up when I saw that you had done a new post, I've missed them xx
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  12. Yay you're back! I always watch old videos of yours between you posting new videos each week. They just make me so happy.

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  13. Nice collection of photos!
    - Janine
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  14. Your YouTube culture said everything I'd been thinking (but in a much nicer way) for a while now! I'm glad someone else has the same views as me about it, because even from the outside looking in (as a viewer) sometimes it's a bit overwhelming, even to watch it in vlogs! Happy belated birthday to the beautiful Darcy! Your hair is looking as fabulous as ever!

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  15. this is such a sweet blogpost :) your life looks amazing louise and you deserve it all! love reading your blog and watching your videos
    xxx

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  16. I really love these chatty updates! You're so lucky to be travelling around so much! Could you do a food/baking inspired blog post? Or perhaps a reflection on glitter gets fitter (just a suggestion, don't want to put any pressure on you)? Glad you finally got to meet Marie- looking forward to the vlogs :)
    Emily
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  17. Wow! you have been a busy bee! glad to see you're having fun, some amazing trips from the looks of things :)) looking forward to your future posts xx

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  18. Yaaaaaay love reading your blogs! Could you blog about what to do if you're not sure about the future? Much love, Della xxx

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  19. I love the outfit in the centre photo of the 3 image ( the black crop top, yellow midi skirt and black heels) it's so flattering! Not something I'd ever think of wearing generally, as I'm really not very body confident, but I'm seriously thinking of giving it a go. You look lovely Louise!

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  20. Hooray! Louise is back, cue squeals of glee! Looks like you've had such a wicked few weeks, it's so good to be able to follow your days over on Instagram (please interpret that least stalky way possible). So excited for more posts!! XX

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  21. LOVE Darcy's hair in the second to last photo! Well done Mummy hairstylist x

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  22. I've missed you Louise! You've been up to loads of exciting things as I can see. Unfortunately, I'll have to live vicariously through your adventures as I'm currently in my week of final exams at college.

    Madeline Rose || http://ring-a-roundarosey.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a good post!
    I've missed reading your blog! xxxx

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  24. lovely pictures! glad youre having a good time louise :) xx
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  25. it looks like you had so much fun so don't worry about not posting on your blog we will all be here whenever you post! :) http://www.youtube.com/user/emmaamazingemma

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  26. Welcome back Louise! I've missed your lovely blog posts, but have been keeping up with you through YouTube video's. I loved the one of you and Zoe holding the Guinea Pigs and just talking. It was funny and relaxed. And yes, I watched the whole thing, considering my favorite Sugg's were in it (Percy and Pippin, of course. They are also my new favorite YouTuber's).

    I think you look amazing in a crop top and skirt, and yellow suits you so well!

    Happy (late) birthday to Darcy! She just gets more and more cute! I love the car Zoe and Alfie got her :)

    xoxo
    Christina
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  27. So glad you're blogging again Louise! Those pictures of Darcy are so adorable, lovely pictures
    xoxo
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  28. So glad to see another blogpost, Louise! You are one of my favorites (as evidenced by me sponsoring you twice). My boyfriend and I have been watching your vlogs and loving it. You are my favorite YouTuber by far. I loved your video on YouTube culture as you are spot on. xx

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  29. Looks like you've been super busy Louise! Really been missing your blog posts but can totally see why you havn't had the time to do anythaaang! haha. Darcy is such a little cutie!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  30. You look gorgeous in that crop-top! Love the yellow skirt too.

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  31. I love posts like this, you look great in that crop top!!!!

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  32. You're life is perfection! The trip to milan must have been fun with all of the best youtubers (including you of course). Love your blog. Totally a Sprinklerino Xo

    Lauren from http://meetmeinvogue.blogspot.ca/

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  33. Lovely photos, and wow - such adventures! Your pink tutu is awesome by the way - I would love to be able to carry that look off! xx

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  34. Looks like you've had a great couple of weeks! Lovely pictures :)

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    xox

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  35. Your life looks so colouful and amazing. I adore your updates, and cant wait to see more on the blog!
    <3

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    x

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  36. Wonderful blog post Louise! x

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  37. I love that Darcy has a mini mini. She looks so cute driving it!

    xx

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  38. Thankyou for the update Louise! I really like the way you set out your photos. What program did you use to do that?

    x

    nickyjane99.blogspot.com

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  39. fab!
    xx
    daniella
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  40. So glad that you are back!!! It looks like it has been a blast being busy, though! Which is always good!

    Kate
    As Told by Kate Elizabeth

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  41. Awesome photos! You look like you had so much fun. I miss reading your posts a lot! :)

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  42. I've been missing your blog posts (even though I follow you on Insta and Youtube) but I love reading your posts, always lovely and fun! I look forward to all the vlogs!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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  43. You are really beautiful inside and out Louise!! I hope you and Zoe will soon have another video together!! I miss you guys making videos. :))

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  44. Looks like you have been having an amazing time, I hope you enjoyed everything! x

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  45. Glad you are back and amazing pix dear.....xoxoxo....^_^

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  46. I've missed you blogging, but i can see you have been exceptionally busy. However what amazing things and opportunities you have been getting up too. It all looks so fun. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

    Jess x

    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. So glad your back! it sounds like you've had an amazinjg time and I love all the pictures! xx

    Random Brilliance With Me

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  48. I really loved watching your Spiderman Premiere vlog Louise. And that yellow skirt looks absolutely amazing on you!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  49. great post louise!!

    Grace from gracesguide.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. What an amazing life you have babes. Love the lowdown :)

    Sophie x

    www.yourgirlislovely.com

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  51. Amazing photos sounds like you had a great time in Milan and i adore the yellow midi skirt you're wearing!

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  52. Loved your Brighton pictures, such a lovely city! :) I hope you get to relax soon after such a hectic time!

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  54. Looks like you've really been a busy little bee! It's great to see these beautiful collages and explanations of what you've been up to while you were gone. Glad to have you back though :)

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  55. So happy to see you here again, your posts always makes me smile :)

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  56. your blogs always make me smile. you are one of the biggest reasons I just started my own blog. Thank you. <3
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  57. This was such a lovely way of recapping in a blog post Louise! I hope you had lots of fun in Milan xx
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  58. we've missed you, Louise!! xx
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  59. I loved reading this blog Louise! It made me smile a lot! Thank you and lots of love! x

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  60. All of these pictures are so lovely, seems like you had a great time! x
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  61. I'm happy, you're back with us ! Yours pictures is so pretty, i love those with Zoe :)

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  62. I love the amount of pink in these photos!
    Jasmine xo | www.rabbitwoodblog.co.uk

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  63. Aww this post is so cute!! I'm really glad that your back Louise xx

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  64. Such a lovely round up of all these amazing things you've been doing! Hope you've had a great time doing it all! :) xx

    RobynCaitlin.com

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  65. ah your life is crazy!! love these update posts - but of course, I've been following your vlogs anyway! :)
    xxx
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  66. I am so jealous of you life Louise! I love these kind of posts, even though I follow you on every social media platform possible so I already know it all haha.

    I featured this blog post in my top 5 reads of the week post on my blog here

    Holly xx

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  67. You look so pretty in yellow!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  68. Don't apologise louise you have been so busy! glad you're back

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  69. Glad you're back Louise, love hearing what you and your gorgeous family have been up to! Looks like you've had a fabulous past few weeks :) xx

    Sophie | http://sophieballinger.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. You're back to blogging yay I've missed your posts haha :) Seems like you've had a pretty amazing month - america and Milan I'm very jealous. I absolutely love your dress you wore at the movie premier - absolutely love that almost neon yellow colour, but haven't quite dared to brave it yet!
    Julia :)

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  71. I really like posts like these :) I also loved the video on youtube culture :D x

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  72. Such adorable pictures and I'm absolutely in love with your yellow dress and skirt! Also - been wanting to hear somebody talk about Youtube and their thoughts behind it all and it's nice that you bravely put it all into perspective, thank ooooo for your lovely insight! X

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  73. Nice to see you back, Louise! Love your Instagram.

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  74. Glad to have you back and I really enjoyed the picture-overload in this post! And you look great in yellow, really suits you :) xx

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  75. Lovely lovely photos Louise, and can I just say you look wonderful in that crop top. Slim and with a great figure, but more importantly, confident and happy!

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  76. Doll, I am incredibly jealous of your life yet still exponentially excited that all these wonderful things are happening for you!!! I love your update posts when you don't have too much time to blog (: Thanks for sharing it all and can't wait to see you back on this space whenever you've got some time! xx

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  77. I loved the pictures and a little sneak peak in your life. It's really inspiring. I'm myself a little instagram-addicted ;) Love to see Darcy grow up into such a pretty lady as you. Hope you are doing well :)

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  78. I spent this past week at university, handing over my position as the chair of the postgraduate board *tear* and being surprised with flowers at the end of year summer ball. And now i'm looking forward to getting some research done and spending more time with friends and family this summer! :)

    I love reading your posts, they seem so personal and it's so sweet! Also very jealous of you going to the spiderman premiere! One of my favourites!

    Love Amylou x
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  79. Great to see you blogging again! I love these collages, wish my instagrams were all that good but I just can't seem to master the iPhone camera in the same way I can my big girl camera.

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  80. I've been update with your vlog, and channel anyway. But it is nice to see you back on the blogging platflorm, Louise! x

    Naturally Jes

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  81. Looks like you've had an amazing action packed few weeks!

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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  82. Another great blog post Louise! Love hearing about everything you get up to, although it makes me feel guilty because my life is so boring... Thank you for keeping me inspired to branch out and be a better person. Love you!!

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  83. Yay you're back! I've missed seeing what you and your beautiful family have been up to. Though your vlogs do the trick too.

    Bex x

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  84. Aww your photos are lovely. I really liked the way you laid them. Really enjoy your blog.
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  85. What a nice way of bringing us up to speed. Sounds like you've been living in a fabulous whirlwind. Enjoy and thanks for sharing the photos.

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  86. I'm so glad you're back! Although I already follow you on instagram, it's so nice to see a big recap of what you've been up too!

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  87. Love the photo collages Louise. Sounds like you've been having lots of exciting adventures.

    Nikki
    Nikkibydesign.blogspot.com

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  88. Beautiful photos and family. I love your youtube videos. You're such a great inspiration.

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  89. I love that video and most importantly that you haven't changed (negatively) in the least bit over these past years! Your personality shines through everything you do and when your sad you capture that in a way that everyone can relate to. Keep on keepin on girl, squeeze that family of yours and enjoy the whole ride! Great catch up:)

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  90. You look gloriously moody in that picture next to the styled Matt, Louise. It suits you.

    Don't apologise, it's your blog to do with as you wish!

    Kathryn xo

    Bit of a Freak | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  91. Such beautiful photos!!
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  92. Gotta love a photo montage! Looks like you've been having a fab time even though it might have been hectic!

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  93. Wheeeee you're back in blogland! I absolutely love your outfits in these pics, especially the crop top & yellow skirt combo! Babetastic.

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  94. you looked so gorgeous in that yellow dress on the premier!
    please check out my blog aswell! it would mean a lot! :) http://sparklechatter.blogspot.de/

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  95. Oh Louise, your life seems so wonderful! I'm so proud of what you've achieved.
    You look stunning in all of these photos! I really love that yellow skirt. It suits you amazingly!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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  96. So glad you're back! Have really missed your blogs! I'm an Au Pair from England but am currently in the Caribbean and the internet isn't great so I can't watch YouTube! Blogs are keeping me from feeling as through I am a million miles away! :)

    Love Josie x

    josiemowatt.blogspot.com

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  97. Love, LoVe, LOVE this post with all the purty pictures!!!

    And high-five's all around for that crop top ;)

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  98. I really enjoy reading your blog posts Louise!! Wow such a busy girl haha - I hope one day I'll be able to attend Premiere's, travel and to meet amazing new people!! Oh that life! :)

    Ps. I'm loving that yellow skirt and that black crop top lovey!!

    Kathy x

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  99. awww it looks like you have had a amazing time! i adore your little girl, children make everything seem all that more special! i have a little girl almost 7 and a 2 year old little boy, i swear i do not know where the years go!

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  100. I ♥ your blog , your posts are so full of personality and darcey is sooo cute ♥
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  101. I'm loving yellow at the minute too. You look great at the Spider Man premier!
    Rubi x
    The Den

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  102. Your blogposts never fail to make me smile,them photos are beautiful aswell.


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    sophie xx

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  103. I can't help but read all your blogs in your "voice." Lol. All the little quirky things that you type. Probably because I'm American and just love the way you all talk on the other side of the pond. <3

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  104. Enjoy your life with your beautiful family!! You deserve it all perfect Louise<3

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  105. you are soooo pretty, i wish i looked like you.

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  106. Zoey and Darcy looking so adorable in the first couple of photos, like little sleeping dolls! And i love your hairstyle in the pictures of the spidermen primier! xx

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  107. your blog is so pretty and lovely! perfect representation of the best bits of your life. will be so nice to look back at all of your experiences in this way

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    xxx

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