Saturday, 11 April 2015

Our Easter Weekend and Decor


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Spring is definitely in the air and this weekend we had the double whammy of celebrating Darcy's birthday AND Easter.


I bought this little peachy/champagney dress in the Monsoon sale at Christmas. It was £50 down to £35 which I still think is a lot for a dress I know she won't get a lot of wear out of but it was just too adorable not to pick up. The white cardigan is from Primark (oh man that thing is soft), socks are from who-knows-where and the white shoes are from Clarks (and she has already scuffed them grrr). 

These photographs were taken outside our Church and all the old dears who doddered past commented on what a sweet child Darcy was and what pretty pictures we would have. Kinda warmed my heart a bit. 



We are Christians so for us it's a celebratory time but even if believing in the big JC isn't your thing, everyone loves chocolate eggs!


Our church had the children go round offering treats to us afterwards so we combined both Easter traditions!

Darcy loves her Nanny Tina. I am constantly amazed by how much love Tina pours into our family. She deserves some kind of medal. I've said it plenty of times before but I am so thankful that she came into our lives just as Darcy was born because Darcy will only know a loving family unit and won't have any idea what it was like before. 


 Oh hai, I like to pose by the gates! My Auntie had stopped to talk to one of her friends from Alpha and Darcy swung about by the wall and I couldn't resist snapping her. I REALLY should carry my big camera with me more often!


When we got home Darcy had lunch and headed straight out with her Dad so she could spend the afternoon with her paternal grandparents which I know she enjoyed- they spoil her so much, it's lovely. 

I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Easter decor we have in our home. I don't usually bother but this year I saw so much sweet stuff that I thought it would be nice to celebrate and fun for Darcy to be involved too. 


Clearly I spent waaaayyyy to much time and money on this but it made me smile every time I saw it and lots of people commented on how lovely it was. The honeybee vase was from Asda and all the other decorations were from a garden centre near my house. The twigs are from my garden. 


Painted baubles float my boat. Egg shaped painted baubles float them even more. 


A sprinkle of glitter in our easter display. See what I did there??




Bunny love. 



I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend too. I'm so glad to see Spring on it's way in. Winter felt very, very long. 

What did you do last weekend? Do you celebrate Easter? Do you have a different religion or culture, if so, tell us about what kind of things you celebrate round this time of year- it's interesting to hear and learn about things like that. 

Toodlepip!

xx

109 comments:

  1. I had an amazing Easter weekend except my step sister through a swing into my face and their was a big bruise 😆😪 I would love it if you replied to me because I love reading your blog and watching YouTube videos xxx you gave me inspiration to start my YouTube channel xx I love you Louise xx p.s. This is the first comment on this blog post xx

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  2. How adorable! I love your photos, it looks like you and Darcy had a wonderful Easter. xxx

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  3. Darcy looks so beautiful! I'm glad you had a good easter xx

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  4. I am SQUEALING with squishiness at that first picture! I have never seen something so sweet! This is a very springy, very beautiful post! I celebrated Easter by going home to see my family and it was the most amazing weekend - I wish I had some photos as nice as this to remember it by! xx

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  5. Darcy looks so beautiful in her dress and your decorations are beautiful! I'm glad you had a lovely day :) you deserve it xxx

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  6. How adorable :) Darcy is so luck to have such a creative mum,
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  7. Ahah, I remember when I was Darcy's age, I loved twirling around in beautiful dresses on Easter Sunday with my friends at church! Thank you so much for regularly posting new blog posts Louise, it makes me so happy when I see a new post from you, because I can sit down, relax and enjoy the loveliness of it. Thank you xx

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  8. Awwww! That first photo has to be my fave!

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  9. I love Easter and Darcy is so adorable. Great post! x

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  10. Nanny Tina's scarf is very cool! What a trendy nanny Darcy has!
    Lovely photos.

    Claire x
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  11. Oh doesn't she look gorgeous! And the decorations are fab :) my family aren't religious so we don't really celebrate it, we each get a chocolate egg though! And I went to stay at my parents' for Easter weekend 'cos I've hardly seen my family this year. We had a cracking roast dinner though and spending time with them made it the best :D xo
    amber love

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  12. Dracy looks so gorgeous in her wee dress and your decorations are absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful blog post as always. Last weekend I woke up kinda sad because our daughters are older now, 13 and 10 and they didn't want to do anything Eastery as they are "too old". I decided after they still wanted their Easter tradition of chocolate for breakfast that we were going out. We went to a local area that does great activities for wee kids and we took part in the duck race. The kids still enjoyed it and I reminded myself that this is just a new chapter with them and to stop missing them as teeny babies. They are just as amazing being older. They are happy and healthy and amazing :) x

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  14. Such precious photos of Darcy and the Easter decor is too cute! Glad you had a lovely Easter weekend ❤️

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  15. Darcy looks sooo cute! And the dress is lovely :) I love these kinds of posts

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  16. Darcy is just the cutest and the loveliest little girl!! I love your Easter ornaments, they are so pretty!
    xx
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  17. Belated Happy Easter Louise and Darcy! Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
    I love Easter because it is were our family as a whole can be together, because generally everyone is a bit too busy in this day and age. Anyhow, loved your pics of Darcy and your super cute Easter decor! :) <3

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  18. Darcy is such a beautiful girl! I had chocolate overload.. And I'm not the biggest fan of chocolate either haha I spent the day with my family and tried to do assignments but ended up sleeping off a sore tum! Em xx

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  19. Oh I just love all the little ornaments you hung on these twigs, what a fantastic idea ! Darcy looked so adorable in this dress !
    I didn't do much this Easter, mainly because we've been pretty busy with building work in the kitchen, we just met up with family for a couple of hours and had a nice Easter dinner. It was very enjoyable though and a nice break from the daily routine !

    xo, Charlie
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  20. Love the pictures :) We don't celebrate Easter in Thailand unless you're Christian.

    Anyway, we'll celebrate Thai New Year :) Bring on the water fight! xxx Love

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  21. Darcy looks so cute!

    Alisha x
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  22. Everything looks so beautiful, especially the hanging ornaments. I am glad you had a lovely Easter.

    Beth x
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  23. Darcy is adorable in these photos! This Easter i just spent time with my family and did some seasonal baking which was fun. Those decorations on the tree were such a fantastic idea x

    katy Summers (TeenageBlogger)

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  24. First things first: Darcy is adorable(as always)
    2nd: I don't really celebrate easter because I'm not a Christian, but I did eat lots of candy(which I shouldn't do because of my weight, but YOLO(Yeah, that's right I said it XD)) and I had a sleepover with a few of my friends, which was really lovely.

    xoxo Josefine

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  25. These pictures are too cute! What a lovely Easter atmosphere :) X

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  26. Aw this really is lovely, Darcy is so sweet, can't believe how fast she's growing up!
    -Cait xo
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  27. I am crying, Darcy is so freakin adorable I want to squeeze her. And shes such a poser in that photo by the gate ! Such a cutie.

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  28. Darcy looks so beautiful!

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  29. Awh Darcy is the cutest most fashionable child! I'm so pleased you had a lovely easter, all the decorations looked gorgeous x
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  30. Love the photos of Darcy, she's so photogenic!

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  31. Looks like you had a lovely Easter! I had a great day also as I got to visit my cousins and grandparents that I don't see very often and eat a lot of chocolate!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

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  32. Sounds like a lovely Easter, Darcy looks so adorable! Hope she had a lovely birthday :)

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    xx

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  33. Darcy is such a beautiful little girl! Its looks like you had an amazing Easter <3
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  34. I had to comment and say hi! I am knew to your channel and blog and all that and have spent quite a lot of time catching up on what I've missed! Feeling a bit nervous. Going to sit over here by the snacks.

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  35. Darcy is so cute!! She is the funniest and best-dressed little girl I've ever seen! c:
    Ps: I'm so excited about your book! I can't wait to buy it, I'm sure it's going to be amaaaaazing!! <3

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  36. This post is all out adorable Louise! It is exploding with cuteness from Darcy and from all those lovely ornaments!

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  37. Darcy is just so precious! I wanna give her a big squeezy hug! (without sounding creepy) haha. Easter is one of my favourite holidays :)
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  38. I hosted a makeup party and made some yummy Eastery treats including a Hidden Design Cake (now that's what I'd do on the bake off!) You can see a picture/tutorial of it on my blog!

    I'm a Christian and rang the church bells for a wedding on Easter Day!

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  39. A belated Happy Birthday to Darcy! She is such a gorgeous little girl! x

    ~ Hannelore

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  40. Looks like you had a truly fab Easter!
    Happy belated Birthday to Darcy, I hope she had a good time at her party - loved the frozen theme!!
    That dress is gorgeous, mum and grandma like monsoon as well for little ones, the little bits and pieces are adorable.
    So glad you're posting more often again! I love watching your videos on youtube, but you are one of the main bloggers who inspired me to start my own blog and I love reading your posts also. <3

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  41. Looks like you had a lovely easter! Beautiful pictures, and Darcy is so pretty :)

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  42. Her little Easter outfit is just too adorable! I love that she poses for the camera like a model, haha! How sweet. The decor is cute as well!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  43. Looks like you and Darcy had an amazing Easter! I just stayed at home and ate way too much chocolate!
    xoxo

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  44. I'm certain that Darcy becomes more adorable in every photo you take of her! // Hi, my name is Evie and I'm a relatively new blogger. I'm looking to grow my audience, and if anyone reading this fancies taking a read, I would be eternally grateful x Evanescxent

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  45. Awe Darcy is so cute and I love her dress and wish they had one in my size. Glad you had a lovely Easter and your decor is so pretty.

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  46. gorgeous collection go photographs! She is such a little cutie! xx
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  47. Darcy looks so grown up in these photos, it's really adorable to see! She's so cute! x

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  48. The picture of Darcy casually leaning against the fence killed me! She looks so adorable, and about as cool as a 4 year old can get! x I would share what my family and I did on Easter, but we basically did the same exact thing! (I suppose I did just share though, didn't I? x)
    Lovely decor, by the way!

    Emily x

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  49. I love the photos and Darcy is the cutest girl ever! All those decorations are so adorable and unique, love it! :)

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  50. Darcy looks soo adorable! And for me Easter Sunday was spent eating wayy too much chocolate lol Great Post! Xxx

    Anisha ♥ www.allyouneedisredlipstick.com

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  51. Darcy looks so cute (as per usual) and the mini eggs look so yummy! Why can't somebody invent a gadget where you can grab food from a computer screen and eat it?!

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  52. What a little poser! I have to admit Easter has never been a very big deal in my household but next year, if it means having those cute little decorations out, it might just have to be!

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  53. This is such a lovely post! I unfortunately didn't do any easter egg hunts or things like that but I did have some lovely days out! I've just done an easter post on my blog :) Love your blog Louise, it always cheers me up or makes me smile in some way! Hope you had a wonderful easter! xxx
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  54. Honestly never getting over how lovely & adorable Darcy is! She looked super pretty in her dress too! :)

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  55. Darcy is just TOO cute in these pictures! That dress is so beautiful on her and perfect for Easter. How great are the Primarni cardigans by the way? We picked some up for my Mums GodDaughter and they're SO soft and squishy (the cardigans, NOT the child...but then again...), we picked them up in white and pink and they go with every outfit she has!

    Love the Easter decor, I really wanted to decorate for the season but I only got as far as keeping a giant mini-egg on display on the coffee table! my Mr isn't big on decorations so I've got to build them up s..l..o..w haha! I'm sure if I go slow enough he won't notice!


    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  56. Oh these pictures are so lovely! Darcy is such an adorable little girl!

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  57. Darcy looks so sweet, such lovely photos! x

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  58. Gorgeous pictures! Darcy is such a sweet and lovely child.
    I don't live close by my family anymore, and they are all Christian. They have a gathering every year with my extended family (maternal side) and celebrate Easter. I'm not religious at all so I didn't do anything special, except get my hands on a Cadbury egg. The best.

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  59. Darcy has become such a gorgeous young lady, haha!
    And I love the glitter Easter egg - such a nice decoration ♥

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  60. AWWWW cuteness overload! Do they make Darcy's dress in an adult version haha
    xx,
    India
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  61. Though £35 is a lot, she looks like a darling in it. So, why not! Lovely post as ever, Louise.

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  62. Darcy is just so adorable! I also love that you are so crafty and decorates appropriately. They seem so lovely!

    Arianne

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  63. She's adorable!!


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  64. Darcy is just adorable!! <3

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  65. This is lovely! You really should use your big girl camera more often :P

    Erin
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  66. Easter was fantastic. I still have plenty of chocolate left over! I can't help but smile whenever I see Darcy. She's going to grow up into a fine young lady!

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  67. OMG!! the picture of Darcy by the gate is so cute!!! She is so adorable!

    -Crystal
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  68. You're style of writing is amazing, I wish I could write like you do. The pictures were so cute and I loved your decorations. My easter was great, it's always lovely to spend some time with loved ones!
    Hope all is well with you!
    xx
    Filippa

    www.filippaneedstochangeherlife.blogspot.fi

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  69. Darcy is just so precious. My mum loves the Monsoon sales too, she always used to have her eye out in case she found a nice dress for me at half the price! It looks like you had a lovely Easter, I'm so happy for you and your family that you and Matt still get along even though you live apart - you will create such wonderful memories for Darcy. I love your Easter decor as well! We used to have a twig in our conservatory that we would decorate every Easter, but since my family moved abroad we couldn't bring the twig with us so now we decorate my little Christmas tree with Easter decorations, haha! I did a little post about my Easter this year as well, I'm sure you're very busy but if you see this comment and have the time I'd love for you to check it out! You can find it here - http://alittlepieceofdriftwood.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/happy-easter.html

    Hope you're enjoying the holidays xx

    Laurel | www.alittlepieceofdriftwood.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. Aww... Darcy, what a stylish little cutie! <3

    xx ieyra | babysoulz

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  71. Darcy is such a gem! I bet she really does add a sprinkle of glitter into your life, I can't believe she's now 4, what a little cutie!

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  72. Darcy is the cutest bless her. So cute. Hope your Easter was great.
    Love your blog and videos.
    Daisy
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  73. Hi!
    I celebrate easter just like you, and Darcy is the cutest! hope your easter was good and I love your blog! xxx
    ~basicallychloe xx (www.basicallychloe.blogspot.com)
    Don't forget to smile! :) ~ x

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  74. Spiffing photos, the glass decorations are gorgeous! Coming from a non-religious family, Easter's just a lovely time for the family to get together and appreciate each other- plus eating way more chocolate then is good for you (whoops),

    Check out my blog if you feel like it :)
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  75. So cute! I love the easter decor!
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  76. All of this décor is stunning, as well as baby glitter.
    I can't get over how much she's growing!

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  77. Aww Darcy is just too adorable! x

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  78. Gosh she is just precious! She's such a beautiful and happy looking little girl! That dress might have been on the pricey side but looks beautiful!
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  79. Darcy is growing up so fast I remember when she was so small.xxx those decor are so cute especially those little glass eggs.i cant wait to pee order your book

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  80. Darcy does indeed look lovely, the people at the church were absolutely right.
    And you can never spend too much money on something you love, trust me. :D
    Thank you for this nice blogpost and those adorable pictures of your little girl ♥

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  81. Darcy is looking even cuter than usual there (if it's even possible) <3 I hope you had a fabulous Easter!
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  82. Oh my gosh Darcy looks adorable in that dress! I remember getting my Easter dress when I was younger was one of the most exciting things, and I would never want to take it off!
    I had such a wonderful Easter. I'm in college now so it was such a treat to be able to go home and spend the weekend with family! Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays since it kind of marks the beginning of spring and all of the colors are so beautiful. I'm glad you had a great Easter! :)

    xx
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  83. Darcy looked absolutely adorable. She's a pretty, happy little lady.
    Hope you all enjoyed the Easter break :)

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  84. You two are beautiful, I just can't get over it...
    Love you! xxx
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  85. Such a heartwarmingly lovely post, Darcy looks adorable! Love your decor too :)
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  86. awww darcy's so cute and i love her dress! She's already so fashionable :)
    I had a great easter too! We visited my aunt & cousins and they live on a farm, so it was nice seeing all those baby animals haha.xx

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  87. I love your blog at the moment. You can never spend to much money on decor. Also I love the camera
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  88. Darcy is such an adorable girl! Love how she poses in her little outfit <3
    xx Conny, http://floralchaos.blogspot.com

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  89. Awww Darcy is so cute!

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  90. Darcy is too cute! I also love the decorations you had for Easter.

    Nicole | Colour Illuminates

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  91. Awww so lovely!! I have been a fan of yours since the beginning Louise, and it's always amazing how grown up Darcy keeps looking!

    My boyfriend wrote this sketch for parents of kids obsessed with Frozen - The Frozen Support Group and I thought it might make you lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07f6U0SY3F8

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  92. I loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn't mind, could you check it? Thank you xx rachelbellebeauty.blogspot.com.es

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  93. good exspression on the first pic.. (y)

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  94. Darcy is so beautiful! I love her little Clarks shoes, I work at Clarks so I always recognise them haha! Eliza delia fst in the white! :) xxxxx

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  95. Loved this post:) Love the dress and Darcy is so cute! Those easter decorations were adorable! www.myfirstblogofmany.blogspot.com

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  96. I'm glad you had a lovely Easter! Darcy looked gorgeous in her little dress :) I just went to church on Easter morning and I then had a big roast dinner. It's safe to say I licked the plate clean!

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  97. Darcy wins the award for cutest and prettiest child hands down! Lovely photography Louise xx

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  98. You sound stupid, it's 2015, read a book! (other than the bible) The world has been around for 4.5 Billion years, Dinosaurs walked the earth for 65 million years, humans have only been around 200,000 years and the idea of Jesus is only 5000 years old. Ignorance truly is bliss i suppose, have fun with that!

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  99. Darcy is seriously adorable! She has got her posing down! Looks like you had a lovely Easter!

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  100. Love the Easter decorations!

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