Sunday, 20 September 2015

Happy 6th Blogday

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

At this time of year I am always reminded of a few key days and one of them is my Glitter Birthday. Today Sprinkle of Glitter is 6 years old. Isn't that crazy? It feels like both the blink of an eye but also a lifetime. A world without it feels impossible to imagine but also I feel like the journey is just beginning and I still haven't had time to take it all in and adjust.

Thank you chummyswift


In 6 years my life has changed in almost every way.

Every year I like to look back and assess where this glitter has taken us and feel proud of the work we have done together, because it is together. You might not know it or feel it but we are a team. We have a symbiotic relationship. Without me you wouldn't have the videos or books or clothing line or live shows, but, without you, I wouldn't have anyone to do those things for and so operations would halt and we'd be in a pickle. I am now and forever your very grateful and humble team mate. <3

This year Sprinkle of Glitter has been quite a life raft for me. An incredibly exciting and showbiz glitzy life raft but a life raft all the same.

Thank you themallorymiller


Let's talk real stuff and then get onto the glamour.


This was the year my heart broke. 


It broke very slowly and then all at once and then I felt like I couldn't catch my breath and would never be OK again. Sometimes, in the small hours of the morning when it's very quiet and there is nothing to listen to but my own thoughts, I still wonder if I'll be OK again. I think I will.

Five years ago I married the great love of my life, Matt. I planned our lives and trusted that we would sail through and be on each others teams until we were old and grey (grey with pink tips I hope haha). But, like everything in life, things don't always pan out as you imagine and my great love story crumbled to a point where I couldn't pick up all the pieces and put them back together again. It felt like trying to hold a million tiny pieces and never really being able to keep them all in your hands at once.

I tried and he tried. We tried every way we knew how but eventually, I gave up. I couldn't do it. We were so far apart that the life of mostly good with a few bad moments felt mostly bad with a few good moments and I didn't think that was enough. I knew we deserved better and I knew the little life we were raising needed to see better too.

Thank you sugglet

I have never in my whole life felt like more of a failure than I have this year. It will forever be my greatest sadness. I'm crying as I write this. I'm crying for all the hurt Matt and I have both felt and the hurt I think I will always feel in a quiet, hidden part of my heart.

Neither of us are to fault and neither of us did an awful thing, so it's such painful grieving because there is nothing huge to be angry at. It's just sorrow.

Thank you starshiprichterranger


As the months have gone by, things have softened. I'm coming to terms with being the only adult on my team and I'm happy for the new life Matt is building too. For the most part we get on really well. We bicker (a hangover from our married days I think) but really, I know we both share the same goal of raising a good girl, constantly demonstrating that she is loved and supported and happily, we are finding a new way to love each other. I will always love Matt. He will always be my family, just not in the way we had originally planned.

So, as you can imagine, this year has been rough. I've tried to limit how much of that I share and to focus on the good (which has been there in abundance) but I thought it would be a disservice to gloss over it in a post like this. It's been hard, life does and will move on. 

On to the glitz. Good gracious there has been a lot. 

Thank you phan-girl004.

The blog year (Sept-Sept) began with a myriad of projects that I had to keep under wraps. I spent hours and days and weeks holed up in my bedroom writing my book, Life With A Sprinkle of Glitter. I thought it would be an easy project that blissfully filled cosy Autumn evenings and that I'd have sent off finished to my Editor by Christmas. How wrong I was. 

Writing a book is a big deal. It's a whole job. It's incredibly mentally consuming and takes a lot more effort than I had originally anticipated. So, it was with quite a shock that I found myself struggling and beginning to resent it. As Christmas rolled round and it was apparent I was going to spectacularly miss the December deadline, I was given a 3 month extension and my excitement and vigour returned. Book writing became a joy again and something to feel passionate about. 

I wrote the book, predominantly focusing on happiness, during one of the least happy times of my life. It forced me to find good on dark days and to look at life with positivity instead of wallowing in the pain of heartbreak. 

When I hold my book or see others holding it too, I feel a surge of emotion I would never have had if it hadn't have been hard to write or if I hadn't have been travelling down a painful road at the time. You can be pleased with things that were easy but you can be proud of things that were hard. 

To me, my book is a triumph. It is a symbol of how much I can do and what I can achieve. I hope it is the first of many. 

Thank you lovetheyoutubelife

In Spring 2015 I felt a spark of new life. I'd told you all that was going on and felt a little more able to go ahead with clear air. 

I went to New York City to attend a Creator Summit and watch the 2015 Brandcast show. I spent some really great time with my Manager Maddie, Alfie and Joe. Also, I turned 30. 

I had been dreading turning 30 for about 5 years and subsequently, it became a bit of a running joke that I would be 25 forever. Somehow, and I can't quite put my finger on why, a few days before the big three-oh, I accepted it. 30 wasn't something to fear and shy away from but something to celebrate and be joyful for. I'm going to say something bold now- my 30th birthday was the best day of my life. Everything amazing that could've happened, happened. I was surrounded by amazing people, given incredible gifts, had insane experiences and felt so alive and ready to run at the world. To age is a blessing. My Mum lost her fight against cancer when she was 37. I'm going to live all of my years with as much passion and joy as I can because some people, like my darling Mother, weren't given that chance. 

Thank you sleepwiththekings

In May I escaped. I booked last minute flights for me and Darcy and jetted off to Seattle to spend a week enveloped in the Bitsandclips family. That trip was life defining for a couple of reasons. One, it was the first time Marie and I had spent together just being supporters of each other. Our previous visits had been fun and frolics but this one was much more for love and comfort. Marie's dear Mother had recently passed away and so it was lovely to be able to offer the tiniest bit of comfort for her and in return, Marie reminded me how good it is to feel family love and welcomed me with such open arms. Two, I proved to myself that I can be a Mummy. That might sound crazy but for the first 3-4 years of Darcy's life, Matt and I had tag-teamed that parenthood gig. Going solo on an 8 hour flight and in a hotel is scary and I had a lot of doubts as to whether I'd cope. Fortunately (for Darcy haha), it turns out I'm ok at this motherhood thing and we both came out unscathed, even when the flight TV's failed and we had to play cards/crayons/quizzes for 8 solid hours-yay!

Summer was a whirlwind. My theatre tour, LouiseLIVE debuted in 5 different UK cities and hot damn, it went well. What started off as a Q&A session has now evolved into a structured, cohesive comedy/audience participation/self empowerment show and I couldn't be more pleased. Plans for LouiseLIVE 2016 have already begun and I'm crazy excited for how it will turn out. I think it might be my favourite project actually. If this whole YouTube thing pans, live shows are where my heart will be. 

Thank you memories-and-roses

After the shows it was straight onto promo for the book which had now transformed from text on my laptop to bright glossy pages of a hardback book. We had a launch party, TV, radio and magazine appearances, book clubs, videos, tweets and a tour. It was incredible. The book hit the top of Times Bestseller charts and I cried so many happy tears I couldn't even stop in the shower. It was the second greatest moment (after finding out I was having Darcy) of my life. 

As soon as the book was hot off the press, the project I'd been working on since January was launched - my clothing line. I worked with Simply Be to create a 10 piece collection of clothing that flattered and celebrated the fuller figure. I'm so keen for women to embrace their body shape and feel confident in the clothes they wear that it was a total pleasure to design this line with curvy figures in mind. Every item has now become a staple piece in my wardrobe and seeing the women who have ordered items, take pictures and send me their thoughts really sparks a little place in my heart for them. All being well, this won't be the last you'll see of clothes I've designed! 

Thank you Addisonand5sos


After a quick trip to LA for Vidcon and collabs, the book, the tour, the clothes and a soft launch of my first dip into the stationery world with my 2016 diary (you'll be hearing MUCH more about this in October- we have a tour and all sorts planned), I spent the last 4 weeks of summer at home, with my Darcygirl, being a Mummy and enjoying life in suburbia. I needed it. 

My friendship with my neighbour Vicky grew as we bonded over our Daughter's and as we added some more mamas to our group, I now have some local 'Mummy Friends' which is new to me. Before, all my friends with children lived far away, so to have some practically on my doorstep feels crazy comforting. I love that Darcy has so much interaction with children (as well as her school classmates) and I love that there are people I can socialise with who actually don't care about Sprinkle of Glitter. I know, that sounds ridiculous right? But it's not. When you live in a world of glamour and glitz, it's easy to be swept away into it and become a person you didn't mean to. It's easy to let yourself believe your own hype and drift away from your roots. I know this because sometimes I've felt it happen. It's like floating but very slowly. You begin to just float off a tiny bit and then before you know it, you're very far from where you came from. My goal is to never float off. I want to enjoy the glitz and glamour, it's freakin' amazing, but I want to never loose my love of supermarket shopping and the satisfying feeling of putting Darcy's fresh laundry away or the warmth of a chat on your neighbour's drive about the cost of school uniforms. Those are the things that nourish you I think. 


And here we are, in September, and I'm celebrating my blog's 6 birthday in the exact same spot that I started it all those years ago. A better decorated spot but the same one none the less. 

When I look back on the year I think of a lot of different things. I have enjoyed so many glitter adventures but I think my broken heart stole the show and so I won't ignore that. There is nothing wrong with accepting the sad moments in life and I will now move forward with confident strides and feel optimistic for our glittery future. 

Last year I wrote -

"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 friends, fifth year a community. What do you think will come next?"


As is tradition, I'm going to add to it. 

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 friends, fifth year a community and sixth year, sadly, a broken heart. What do you think will come next?

A million, billion thank you's to everyone who has made this year good, to every kind comment and supportive tweet, beautiful fan art, well edited fan video and every good natured Sprinklerino I've met in real life. You're a good lot. Thank you to everyone who submitted art for this post. Their names are credited below each piece. 

Special thanks to Dom, Maddie and Natalie who make Sprinkle of Glitter what it is. Without them, I'd probably just be a mess haha. 

Toodlepip!

xx

140 comments:

  1. what a lovely blogpost Louise!!!!
    wishing you all the best for the next years xxxx

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  2. I love you Louise ❤️ Happy Birthday Little Blog !!!

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  3. Louise, you're a great woman. Happy birthday to your blog!! Recently I ordered your diary and it will arrive on friday. Lots of love and hugs from the Czech Republic!!

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  4. Lovely Post Louise <3 I enjoyed reading it. All artworks are beautiful x

    AmeBella | http://ame-bella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. What a beautiful post Louise, I even had a little cry
    Happy blog Birthday xx

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  6. This is a lovely post! Congratulations and big love! <3

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  7. Louise, I have never commented on anything before and I just want t say how absolutely wonderful I think you are. You are genuine and kind and brave and I smile whenever I see one of your videos or blog posts. Thank you for being someone that I genuinly admire for being exactly who you are. Here to many more years of SprinkleofGlitter.
    A very grateful viewer

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  8. This is such a lovely post, Louise. Happy Birthday to your blog! xxx

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  9. This was beautiful. You are an inspiration, Louise. I've been going through a rough time, too, trying to figure out my next life steps. But you do truly inspire me. Life may not always be glitzy and glamorous, but even through the hard and sad times, you can always have a sprinkle of glitter to bright it up. I look forward to being on your team for a very long time to come. xoxo

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  10. Happy birthday little blog! You are a strong woman Louise and it's truly inspirational 💕

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  12. What a lovely post 💖good luck for the next year Louise, Ella X

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  13. Beautiful post Louise <3 You are so strong and inspiring! Congratulations xo

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  14. What a heart warming post Louise! Congratulations on 6 years of Sprinkle of Glitter and for how far you've come in all you have done! Proud is an understatement. I still adore reading your blog till this very day and will continue to support you always ❤️

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  15. This is so lovely and I'm so proud of how you've dealt with everything :) xxx

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  16. I just wanted to drop by and say thank you for being so lovely and genuine even when things aren't so great - this post was simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming to read. I really appreciate your presence in the online community, I personally feel like you make it a better place without even realising you're doing it. I wish you the very best for you and Darcy during the next six years of this blog, sprinkled with all the glitter in the world. xxx

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  17. What's next? I don't know. But I'm sure it's uphill from here! I love your blog (and your channel and your book!). I don't believe I would have a blog myself if it wasn't for yours. Congrats on 6 years and I can't wait to see everything that's still to come for Sprinkle of Glitter :)

    Amani x
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  18. I am very proud of you Louise! You are my inspiration 💐

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  19. omg this made me so proud of you! you have made me realise its okay if life doesn't go to plan. love you lousy you inspire me more an more each day xxx

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  20. So beautifully worded Louise :) Congrats on 6 years, and here's to many more!

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  21. This post just makes me feel so happy and proud for you Louise. You are such a strong, beautiful, and inspiring women; I hope you know how much we Sprinklerinos love you for you! Congratulations on climbing this treacherous mountain this past year and making it to the top. I did get a little emotional while reading this, fyi. No matter what you are a wonderful human being and mother! I can't wait to continue following your journey and seeing what adventures you and Darcy have this coming year. Lots of love!

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  22. This was such a beautiful post Louise, so lovely to read. Congratulations and happy blog birthday for 6 years!! xx

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  23. You are such an insperation! I absolutely adore you, you're such a wonderful, down to earth woman. I hope that more happiness and excitment comes your way , I can't think of anyone who deserves it more <3 Darcy is one lucky little girl to have such an amazing mother and role model. Keep doing you Louise cause you are rocking it <3

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  24. Oh Louise you truly are inspiring. I love everything you write and do and it really inspires me to do something with my life. I mean thanks to you I will be moving to England again next year to study! Without you I would have never found the courage to do that!

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  25. Congratulations Louise and Happy Birthday SprinkleofGlitter Blog!
    It was lovely to read this post and I'm sorry you had such a tough year but I admire you for your strength and positive outlook!
    I'm glad that you're at a better place know, break-ups are always tough, seperations from your spouse even more I can imagine.
    I'm so proud of everything you do: the book, the coping with everything, how you care for Darcy and your Blog and Youtube! I think you did amazing this year! And you can be very proud of everything you have done!

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  26. Got goose bumps reading that, Louise! I think our lives need the bad, or you can't or don't know how to enjoy the good. I know it sucks while it's happening, but as you're finding out, great things can come from heartbreak and sadness...and you've got a wonderful job of it all! Blogs, videos, books, and above all, raising a great little girl to know that while her parents aren't in the same house, they are a team and will love and care for her!
    I've only become a Sprinklerino over the last 3 years, I can't wait to see what this year holds!!

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  27. Aw this is such a lovely post! Happy to say I've watched Sprinkle Of Glitter grow!
    -Cait xx

    Passionate-Mind.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This was so lovely to read! Congrats! xo

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  29. This was a very beautiful post Louise! You are such a huge inspiration to everyone in your wonderful sprinkle of glitter community! Life has its bumpy roads but what comes at the end is what counts towards happiness! I had a little cry whilst reading this and then a whole lot of happy tears because I was so happy and proud of you! Thank you for being you Louise!
    Loved this post. I can't wait to be on your Sprinkle Of Glitter team for many more years to come!
    Thank you! x

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  30. Happy Blogday Louise! I love your blog and hope you continue to write for many years to come!
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  31. Congrats Louise and happy birthday to the blog! 🎆 The blog I write with my best friend also has it's birthday today how strange! We're 1 this year!
    www.styleworkshopblog.blogspot.co.UK
    Xxxxxxx

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  32. Congratulations Louise! You were the first youtuber/blogger I ever found and I still follow you and your life now. I hope you're proud of yourself despite the heartache x

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  33. Love reading your posts Louise!
    It's also the birthday of mine and my friend's blog - but we're only one!
    styleworkshopblog.blogspot.co.uk
    Here's to many more years of the blogging community xxx

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  34. such a lush post<3
    HAPPY BLOGDAY SPRINKLE OF GLITTER!!!

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  35. Congratulations Louise!
    That is such a lovely post!
    x

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  36. Such cute edits people have made for you!

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  37. You might not feel like it does, but talking about your personal difficulties on your blog in this way shows such strength, and you should be so proud of yourself for having that. Keep doing what you're doing, you definitely seem like an incredibly grounded person despite all of the amazing opportunities that have come your way that could have carried you away. Much love and congrats on turning 6! xxx

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  38. This is so sweet! It's such a lovely down-to-earth post, congratulations!

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  39. I remember coming across your blog in 2009 and it has been a pleasure to be involved in this whirlwind of a journey you are on. Life has ups and downs - but its about what we take from those when we are living in the middle that makes us who we are. I am not ashamed to admit this post made me cry. As the tears fell, I realised wha and intimate bond I feel to you Louise. As an older viewer/reader, I feel I can relate a lot more to the twists and turns you so lovingly allow us to share with you. Thank you for everything Louise - you are my glittery bit of normality that I crave to read!
    With love always x

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  40. Happy Blogday!!! Congratulations, here's to another fantastic year! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  41. I had a lump in mt throat reading this Louise- I hope you realise how much you are loved in the Sprinkle Of Glitter community you have created, and how much of an inspiration you are to all girls and women out there <3 I hope that the Sprinkle of Glitter world carries on for a very long time xxx

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  42. Happy Blog B-day Louise. Heres to a new year, One which I hope will be filed with happiness and amazing opportunities. Its been a pleasure to grow up reading your blog and watching your videos.What you have created is something you should be more than proud of - you're an inspiration to so many young people. X I hope you have an amazing year, Louise. You truly deserve it.

    Caitriona | Blog

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  43. You have come so far in 6 years xx

    April | The pampered mum

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  44. Aw, Louise this made me feel a tad emotional. You're such a lovely person and are fully deserving of every success. Here's to another brilliant year!

    Lucy x
    http://shebearacharmedlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. You have achieved so much Louise and it is so lovely to see you going from strength to strength! I am so sorry you experienced a broken heart this year but it is so lovely to see that you are finding life a little easier doing everything on your own. Happy birthday!
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  47. Such a beautiful post Louise and you should be so incredibly proud of yourself no matter what! Happy blog birthday and here's to the next 6 years! x

    Always, Alice

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  48. Such a beautiful post, and I'm so proud of what you have done. You are a huge inspiration to me and I love you very very much. Happy six years! x

    radiantblossom.blogspot.com

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  49. I am so sorry for how tough this year has been on you. Don't feel like a failure, you're a fighter and therefore, a winner. xx



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  50. This is SO REAL. Thank you for your honesty

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  51. Oh my as I read this blog post all sorts of emotions arose! So proud of where you started and how far you have come and soon heading. Life always throw you curve balls but you have been so talented with the glove that you caught them all and so well. Your heartache no doubt has made you a stronger and better person throughout it all. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts with us and a HUGE congratulations on your 6 years of Sprinkle of Glitter!! Well done my dear and continue to be YOU!!!

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  52. Such a lovely post, Louise ! Been following your YouTube channel and blogs for around 4 years and it's so lovely to have followed your journey over the years! You are one fabulous lady and it was truly a please to briefly meet you after LouiseLIVE in Edinburgh back in June! Here's to many more amazing years of Sprinkles of Glitter!
    Lots of Love and Best Wishes,
    Robyn (TheHatHippie) xxx
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  53. Louise, we're always rooting for you. This post made me feel an abundance of emotions, and it also made me quite reminiscent of my journey with you, through your blog. It was you and Zoe who pushed me to start a blog, and I am very happy to be here on your 6th blogday, Let's hope for many more. xx
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  54. This was so beautiful, Louise. Onward and upward, eh? You are such a strength to all us Sprinklerinos and we love you very, very much. I hope this year is filled with nothing but happiness and sparkle and cake and all the other wonderful things in life like the smell of fresh rain or the smell of old baulbles and fresh Christmas Trees or pancakes on Shrove Tuesday- because what can be better than a whole day of eating pancakes because of a pretty awesome guy who died for all out sins (*Christian cringe*). Love you Mama Louise xxxxx

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  55. What a year Louise! Even though there were tough times, there were really good times that you can smile at! Can't wait to see what this new 6th year brings! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
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  56. This blog gave me chills. Love you!

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  58. I really appreciate that you are so honestly adding your heartbreak into the run down of your year. It would be so easy to just gloss over it and pretend like your year was perfect, but you stuck to your truth and that is really refreshing. Thank you for always being real with us.

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  59. This blog post just emphasises what a lovely grounded woman you are, in spite of all the "glitz and glamour". Keep on keeping on honey. :* I wish you every success in your life.

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  60. What an amazing and real blogpost, you are a true inspiration!

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  61. Wow 6 years already?! Time sure does fly! Congratulations, Louise!!
    I really enjoyed reading this, it made me feel so happy and sad at the same time. You deserve to be happy, Louise :)

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  62. Happy 6th blogday <3 Sadly, life sometimes throws things at you that are really difficult to deal with. Hopefully, this time next year you'll be able to look back on a much more positive year :) xx

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  63. Happy 6th Blogday!
    Thank you for sharing your incredible story; you have had a tough year no doubt, but you have accomplished many things in these six years, than most people have in their lifetime. Keep your head held up high, you are incredibly inspiring. You absolutely beautiful soul <3

    Check out my blog <3 | ANASOFIACHIC
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  64. I cannot believe it has been six years. It is such an amazing accomplishment. I love everyone of your posts.

    Beth x
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  65. Life isn't easy and it never will be but I love the example you set for people. You try to focus on the positives rather than the negatives and that's something I think many more people including myself should do. I'm sure Darcy is so proud and will continue be proud to have a mum like you knowing what you have accomplished. keep doing what you do :) http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  66. Louise, I never really comment but I wanted to say this blog post kind of gave me shivers and then suddenly I was crying and I wasn't really sure why. I've always thought you deserved everything you have - you are so warm and funny and searingly honest, and it's what makes your blogposts readable and your videos watchable. And this is the one thing I think you really didn't deserve to go through and I genuinely wish I was your real world friend so I could just come round and give you a hug and just say like, let's go to Nandos or randomly book a spa trip or something because in those moments you just need to remember that even when the big things are all wrong, the little things can make it alright.
    I know I'm just rambling rubbish but I have been heartbroken in that useless, broken, 'we've turned this inside out' way, and I triple promise that one day you'll just wake up and the sky will be clear and you'll go downstairs and have some breakfast and suddenly it will hit you that the pain and the disappointment and the hurt just isn't there anymore. It's like getting better from an illness and at the beginning you're tentative and you avoid it in your head in case it comes back, but it doesn't - it just goes away. I hope that's what happens for you next year
    All my love
    Cate Xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  67. I'm late to the Sprinklerino party but I do enjoy it! You have a career that involves letting people into your life and I guess that's not always easy. You have to decide which aspects you want to talk about and deal with some people maybe not understanding why you won't discuss certain things. Or speculating about things and making their own minds up in the comments.

    2015 has been quite the whirlwind for you and I think you will look back on it and say,"I did good!" (Then a voice in your head will say,"I think you mean you did WELL!" haha)

    -- Adele

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  68. Oh gosh Louise, this post made me tear up! I feel so proud of you and how far you've come, yet I've never even met you, is that crazy weird?! You're achieved so much, and it's been so lovely to see how honest you've been with your broken heart. Sending you e-hugs!

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  69. Congrats on six years, Louise! This post made me want to reach out of the computer and hug you, both for comfort and for congratulations. You've had such a whirlwind year, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you.

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  70. Happy 6th Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter. It has literally come so far. Your book and diary are incredible and unfortunately I couldn't go to LouiseLive this year(always next year!) but from what I heard it was amazing and everyone who went loved it!
    You know, I was thinking about this earlier. Loads of us have so much to thank you for, Louise. You can already see how you really have changed a lot of lives for the better, but because so many of us are quite young, I think the years to come are going to demonstrate that even more.... Because we're all going to be doing things with our lives and making decisions that we wouldn't have made without you, and maybe choosing to be kind and supportive and giving when we otherwise wouldn't have, not to mention those of us who feel that we might not be here without you. Those are things you carry with you for a long time. Who knows what some of your viewers are going to be doing in twenty years? I dunno Louise, someday someone might ask the leader of a huge country how she got where she is, and she'll say that when she was sixteen she used to read Sprinkle of Glitter blog and watch her on youtube and that's how she learned to believe in herself.
    I love you Louise, thank you so much for everything you have done, not just for me but for all the sprinklerinos. We are so proud of you.
    Laura xx

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  71. Congratulations, Louise! Six years is a far way to come♥♥
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  72. Louise you're so lovely and deserve all the best! I hope this next year might be a little better for you. You deserve all kinds of happiness.

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  73. Such a heartwarming post :) It's so inspiring to read about how well you've dealt with all that has happened and how optimistic you are. Even just in the 3 years I've been reading your blog, it's incredible to see how much you have achieved in that time whilst being a mummy too. You should be so proud of yourself, Louise :) x
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  74. Lovely post. Thank you for being so honest about life. I hope and hope and pray that things will pick up from here. To more glittery years ahead!

    Rachel x
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  75. You should be so proud of yourself, as are we Louise. Congratulations xxxx

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  76. Oh Louise, bless you! I honestly welled up reading this. A broken heart is the worst pain imaginable but like any other broken bone, it will heal! I promise you it gets easier. You should be so proud of how far you have come. It's been 6 years, thats an achievement in itself! Millions of people love you and look up to you and so they should, you really are an amazing person. Keep smiling!

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  77. This is such a beautiful but bitter-sweet blog post Louise, I wish you all the love and happiness in the world and you deserve every bit of it and every success that comes your way.
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  78. Its crazy to see how much your life has changed in 6 years. Congratulations on everything, you deserve it soooooo much xxx

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  79. Happy birthday Sprinkle of Glitter!! I've only been a part of all this for about 2 years, but it's still been just wonderful watching you grow - and you inspired me to start a blog about my own hobbies and share what I love, even I'm a little late to the game. This was such a beautiful post Louise. I can't wait to keep growing with you!

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  80. Congratulations on this Huge Milestone! Wow, I feel like I know you so much more. So sad about your marriage but so awesome about your book and shows. As I'm going through a divorce too, I'd love to read your book to learn how you get/got through. You have so very, very much to be proud of. :)

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  81. Happy Blog Birthday! i love your blog, Loiuse! i always get inspired by you and of course your blog!



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  82. You really are an incredible soul Louise, don't ever forget! You inspire and help so many people through what you do and who you are. Happy blog birthday, sending love, hugs and magic your way! <3

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  83. Happy Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter! You're a wonderful and inspiring person Louise, we all so proud of you <3

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  84. Congratulations! Your blog is an inspiration x

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  85. Such a lovely blogpost Louise, I love how honest and open you are with both ups and downs! You sound like you are getting back to your normal self and have so much to be proud of as you have worked so hard :) Such an inspiring person much love x
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  86. Happy blog anniversary Louise! Thank you for the six years of sprinkle, cheer and inspiration. Keep rocking!

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  87. Happy 6th Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter. You were one of the first blogs I came across around 3/4 years ago and was the beginning of the inspiration for myself to start my blog. Now mines nowhere near what yours is, my writing too...but seeing what you've achieved makes me a little hopeful with everything I write. I find you such an inspiration Louise & you made me bawl like a baby with this post..so thanks for that!!

    I can't wait to see what you achieve in your 7th year. Congratulations :)

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  88. Happy 6th Birthday Sprinkle of Glitter. I love reading your blogposts. :) x

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  89. This is a lovely post Louise! I'm hoping the next year for you will be full of wonderful things. x

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  90. Congratulations on 6 years! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  91. I love the honesty in this post and how you highlight that it's okay to talk about the bad as well as the good! I've loved following your blog and wish you all the best in the future years to come, can't wait to see what comes next! :)
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  92. congrats! you managed to accomplish quite a lot of things in these past years! :)

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  94. I believe it's a success - to realize a relationship is no longer working and to take steps to
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  95. Six years! Happy birthday. You can tell a lot of hard work has gone in to your blog. Congrats.

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  96. Bless you honey, you are absolutely an inspiration and I can only hope to be nearly as lucky and as positive as you in 8 years time when I'm 30! Heartbreak is absolutely crap but you will get through it and you will find someone who can sew it back together and make beautiful memories with. Keep being a fab mum, business woman, kick ass lady xx

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  97. This is such a lovely post :) I hope the next year brings you lots more happiness Louise! :) xxx
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  98. Congratulations on six years! I loved reading about your victories and your struggles along the way. This is a very heartfelt and cathartic celebration of your journey. Wishing you success and happiness this next year!

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  99. Ah Louise, you really make me laugh I just love your sense of humour. I really enjoyed reading this lovely blogpost, and I will be here on your 7th blog birthday too! ;) Wishing you a better year, I always find myself coming back to your blog posts to read!

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  100. Happy Blogday Louise!
    Ever since I discovered your blog over this past year it has been a joy to read!

    Thanks for keeping your blog going even through your rough and busy year!

    Much Love,
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  101. Hi Louise, I've just found your blog. Congratulations on six years and all the things you have done in the last year. It's an amazing achievement! I wrote a post just a couple of days before yours about my first blogiversary :) I found your blog through your separation post and wanted to say how sorry I am. This post made me cry because I know how tough it is. I've been through all of this recently too and it sucks doesn't it, especially when kids are involved. Thank you for being so honest though and saying how you feel, I think it will really help others in a similar position. Well done to you for flying solo with your daughter. I would love to do that as soon as mine is a little older (he's two now). Everything else you have achieved sounds amazing too, hope you are very proud :) Polly xxx
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  102. This was such a lovely post. I'm truly sorry about your separation. I hope this year will bring you love and joy because you bring us love and joy every single day of the year. I'm so proud of you Louise ! What you achieved this year has been amazing. A book, a clothing line, what's next? Anyway, I just can't wait to see what you have in store this year :)

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  103. Congratulations, on your blog, on the glamourous year you've had and on your positivity in even the worst of times, because it's that which truly makes us readers smile x

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  104. Congratulations on six years!!! I hope my blog will last as long as yours has! I'm looking forward to the amazing things I'm sure you have planned for the future. I hope you know how many Sprinklerinos you have by your side through the good and bad times!
    Lots of glitter love, Bethany x

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  105. This is such a beautiful post, full of strength and just amazingness. Congratulations on a whopping 6 years- that is truly an incredible feat. You are so inspiring Louise <3 You keep doing you and being that absolutely wonderful person that you are :)


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  106. Love this Louise, you have inspired me and so many others to start blogging. Your blog is a place of happiness, and I hope your heart mends soon, and your seventh year to be full of lovely glittery happiness for you. Thankyou for making me smile :) xxx

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  107. Congratulation louise, lots of wishes.
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  108. Congrats on six years and amazing achievements! And getting through a tough year too xx

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  109. Your post always make me so happy! Let's hope for another six years of your wonderful blog that makes me feel all sorts of things. I think you're a great, strong woman who achieved so much things I can only hope to as a young girl. You are a true inspiration! Keep going! Lots of love xx

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  110. Congratulations Louise!! I can't believe that it has been 6 years. Your blog and youtube videos always make me so happy and I am so happy for you! Love you xx
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  111. You'd probably would not see this due to the myriad of comments but I would love to give you a bigggg hug. I don't know what to say because I have never experienced what you've gone through. All the best in whatever you do dear Louise. Keep vlogging blogging and youtube-ing! <3

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  112. It's already six years? Gosh, wish you the best! Blog for ever.
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  113. Congratulations on six successful years, Louise! This may have been one of the most difficult ones, but I have faith that so many more amazing and beautiful things are in store for you!
    Wishing you all the best!
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  114. Well done for sharing and congratulations on six years! Remember, even if things turn out bad God still has an amazing plan for you.

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  115. Wow! Congratulations on six years of sprinkle of glitter! That's amazing! You've aicheived so much and I hope your success keeps soaring! 😘💖

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  119. Hi Louise! I just joined blogspot last week; you inspired me to make a blog! I feel so stupid asking such a simple question with a probably obvious answer, but how do I follow your blog? I just can't work it out at all!
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  120. You're an absolute champion Louise! Loved this post so much, what an inspiration! If you can get through 2015 then I can get through a week of feeling super homesick at University as my final year has just hit me like a train! Lots of love and prayers and glitter xxx

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  121. Congrats on 6 amazing years!
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  122. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and honest reflection on your 6th year. You're a brave lady Louise which is why you have such a warm group of followers who care about you so much and in such a genuine way. Keep God in your heart in this your 7th year and he will continue to give you his love and guidance :) xxxx

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  125. You are such a lovely person Louise, your heart is huge and we love you no matter what. Congratulations on 6 years, and please write more, because your blog is amazing! Love, Sara.

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