Monday, 28 March 2016

Hello, We are Happy.


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's been a while huh? How have you been? I've missed you. 

I wish I had a big long reason for not blogging much lately but I don't. Last year was hard (THIS video explains why), I ran away to Seattle to escape (THIS and THIS video document that adventure) and then I decided to take a few things off my plate. The blog was one of them and I have to say, it's been good for me. 



For the first time, in a long time, I can truly say, I am happy. <-- I love that I just typed that. It gives me the warm fuzzies. 

With so many things on my shoulders last year, I couldn't cope. This year I have allowed myself to only deal with the things I need. 

I have invested so much more energy into my surrounding community, made Mummy friends (an amazing network for me and Darcy to enjoy the company of, turn to in times of need and explore new child-friendly places with), I am much happier with the videos I'm putting up on my main channel (I still want to pour more into my second channel!), my second clothing line was successfully released, I'm thinking about a couple of new book ideas (it's very early days, still just sparkly seeds in my head) and I make so much more space in my life for non-screen time. I socialise regularly, I say yes to more local activities and I feel like my life has been enriched. 

Now, of course, things aren't perfect but I feel hopeful that the future is looking bright for us. I no longer feel like a feeble broken family that is shakily taking steps forward but a strong, competent, confident family of two that is ready to stride ahead and enjoy everything life has to offer. We have friends to play with, petrol in the car to go anywhere and thanks to this weekend, we now have matching yellow raincoats to wear on our adventures!! I'll have to get some snaps of these!! We have a lorra lorra love in our home. 

Recently I have added another person into my life, a man type, but more on him another time perhaps! He's nice too but it's early days and baby steps. I'll keep you in the loop though!

I wish I had more to tell you but then I'm glad I don't! At the start of 2016 I hoped that this year would be kind to me and so far, it has been. It's been gentle and warm and secure and stable and that's what we needed. Thank you 2016. 

I don't know where I stand with blogging, but with a bit of luck, it'll creep back onto my plate. Spring is such a wonderful season and I would like to dust off my camera so let's see. For now, I just wanted to check in and say, 'Hi, I'm so happy, I love you a lot, are we still friends?'. 

Let me know how your year has treated you so far and what, if anything, you'd be interested to read on this little slice of the net. 

Toodlepip!

xx



83 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you're truly happy again Louise! Sometimes we need to take a step back and take some time for ourselves, to feel alive again and then we can thrive in all other aspects of our lives when we feel happy from within! I hope you, Darcy and wonderful man-type have a lovely summer filled with incredible memories! Maybe seen you around Northampton one time, small world!

    XXX

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  2. So glad that you feel happy right now. It is really important to feel yourself good :)

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  3. I am so happy for you Louise...I'm glad you are your self - happy and cheerful this is the character that made me subscribe to you YouTube channel and so I can read your blog xxx I wish you the best for the future I'm sure almost every sprinklarino will be happy for you as much as I am x ��

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  4. I am DELIGHTED you're back. Your blog posts give me the warm fuzzies and as a fellow blogging lady I completely understand the pressure of having a blog and readers, it must be hard enough to keep up the pressure of a Youtube channel, let alone this too. Blogging should be for enjoyment. Welcome back, take your time, we all utterly love your blogs. <3

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  5. Lovely to see you blogging again Louise, it's great to hear you're feeling happy too :)

    Caz | This is Caz

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  6. I love how you've taken time out to make yourself happy, with no excused or false efforts made; you've simply said I'm not doing this I'm doing me. Keep on doing you Louise!

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  7. That's so nice to hear! :) 2016 has been good so far, and I hope it only gets better!

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  8. Hello Louise! I'm glad your doing well and have missed your frequent uploads. I myself recently took a little time off blogging in order to get myself up with life maneagment (coursework being the usual suspect) and like you I am trying to ease myself back in. Do things at your own pace and blogging will come back naturally. Lots of love from a fellow sprinklerino xxx,

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  9. So happy to hear you are in a good place! It's so lovely to see you blogging again, I love reading your posts! I hope you've had a lovely Easter! :) x

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  10. Omg Louise I have been missing your blog, I'm feeling so warm and fuzzy after reading that you can say that your happy, you have inspires so many people Louise at still a young age, love you xx

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  11. Louise, I am glad to hear you are happy! I hope to see all the great things to come on this blog and your Youtube channels. :)

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  12. So lovely to read this! You deserve to be happy you lovely lady! x

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  13. Oh Louise this was so lovely to read! I'm really glad you're feeling happier and things are looking up for you!! Glad you're blogging again too, I've missed your posts! 2016 has been such a busy and fab year so far - I've recently just come back from a city break to Barcelona (exciting times) Xxx

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  14. So glad that you are happy now Louise xxx

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  15. Yay! Louise is back and I'm so glad:)

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  16. It makes me so happy that you're happy! Keep doing what you're doing, I wish you the best xx

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  17. Thank you for always making me smile with your updates! I love to see how you're working on achieving happiness and now reading that you're getting there. You really deserve all the happiness in the world. Whenever I see your posts or videos you motivate me to keep going and appreciate my life. Btw I also love your new clothing collection! <3

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  18. Ahhh Louise this was so nice to read! I have missed reading your blog but am so happy that you are in a good place! Because at the end of the day, that is all that really matters! My year has been quite a busy one, it's my final year at uni so yeah you can probably imagine what that's like! As much as it stresses me out I do love studying interior design :) hope you and Darcy and your lovely family had a wonderful Easter :) Em xx

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  19. I was introduced to your channel and your bubbly presence not too long ago by my cousin and sister who have watched you for a long time and, being the beautiful fabulous people they are, they knew that I would love you. I think a lot of this is due to how similar a lot of your outlook on life is to my own; your love of all things pinterest, glitter and cats, and a lot of the slightly awkward moments we both seem to live through daily! Since watching you and following you (...that sounds weird I promise I just mean on social media...) I have become completely obsessed with everything you post. Your personality shines through the camera and I find myself grinning a lot as I watch. Darcy is an absolute angel and the love you show for her in the way you look at her when she's talking warms my heart.

    Reading this post you can feel the happiness coming out of the keyboard and onto the page like shiny sunbeams and I hope this continues long into the future!

    Thank you for leaving such a positive print on the Internet which I know a lot of people - myself included - will carry with them always as a mantra to live by.

    This was a bit soppy but I just wanted to find a place to say what a huge impact you've had on me over the last few months, I always strive to leave happiness with people wherever I go and you have shown me more than ever how important this is just by feeing the effects of it from you.

    Lots of love and thanks and hugs
    Siobhan xxx

    PS. The way you write reminds me an awful lot of Louise Rennison which brings me so much happiness and reminds me of happy holiday book reading :)

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  20. So incredibly pleased to see this post Louise <3 Means the world that you feel happy once again! Congrats on everything - you're such a star and you deserve every happiness xx

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  21. Louise, reading this makes me so happy. I'm so thrilled you've gotten your life re-organised in a way that makes you happy as well as hopeful for the future. Lovely to hear from you and when inspiration strikes and you have the mental space for it, I'd love to see more posts like this.

    I'm not doing too great at the moment. I've got a lot of things going on at once, such as finishing my undergraduate, taking on a new job, finding a place to live and finding time to it all. I'm struggling with too much at the moment and the sheer volume of everything and the magnitude I assign to all of it, stresses me out.

    But it does help knowing you've made it through a tough time. I'm sure I will too. Even troubled waters will calm down eventually.

    - Nina
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  22. I was wondering if you were coming back but I've seen how much you put into your videos and that's amazing! I'm so glad you're happy! This year started off a bit rough and I changed my diet and lifestyle! I hope you're having the loveliest spring so far!
    xxx Kenzie
    Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  23. It means the world to us that you are happy! You bring such light to the world, and you and your precious little Darcy deserve the best! Sending love from Canada!
    xo, Rowan | rowanmorrissy.com

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  24. I'm so happy that you're happy, and I hope that all goes well with your new fella and he treats you right! I'm so glad you have found your feet again <3 x

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  25. hi louise! i am so happy to hear that you are in a lovely place at the moment. i discovered your videos about a year or so ago and i immediately felt such a kinship with you...i'm not exactly sure what it is, but i am so happy for your successes and always look forward to more from you. thank you for bringing some extra glitter to all of our lives<3

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  26. I have been checking back every month hoping for some glitter for me to read and enjoy! Thanks so much for posting this and adding a little sparkle to my each and every day! I'm so glad that you have found your happy place and I hope that all the Spriklerinos can one day find their happy places as well. Cheers! xx

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  27. This post made me so so happy! I was worried about you last year and now I can rest easy knowing that you are happy. I am doing very well, on vacation in Maui! Life is good :)

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  28. Lovely news! xx

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  29. It's so great to hear that you are in a happy place, love you x
    FloralsAndCoralsx // Our Blog x

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  30. I'm so happy you're back! X

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  31. So glad you're happy! Welcome back!

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  33. I am so happy you are happy Louise! What a lovely honest update, so glad to read a new post :) It amazing you managaed to really take those steps to make your life more how you want it, its something we can all learn from! Good luck with continuing the happy, Darcy's upcoming birthday (same day as mine!) and with the new man-type :)
    The year has treated me great so far, moved to England as part of my Masters and I have really lovely housemates which makes everyday feel special.

    I look forward to whenever you have time and feel relaxed enough for your next post. Lots of love xx

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  34. So happy to read this, Louise! As strong as you have been, the past year couldn't have been easy for you by any stretch. I've been rooting for you, wishing you success, happiness, and more than anything, peace. To know that you have made it to that place is truly fantastic. Love and enduring happiness to you and Darcy!

    Jenah x

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  35. Louise I'm glad you are feeling much happier than you were last year, also I can't wait to possibly find out more about your new man sometime in the future ;) x

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  36. So happy to hear 2016 is treating you so well :D

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  37. Would love to read more about this mystery man who's bringing you (and Darcy) joy, but only when you're ready to share more about him... It definitely seems like 2016 is off to a good start for you, Louise, and I'm so happy for you! :)

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  38. I love that you are you. Keep on smiling! X

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  40. Louise I am so unbelievably happy for you! Yaayyyyyy! Here's to a bright future filled with love and happiness! xxx

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  41. Louise I am so unbelievably happy for you! Yaayyyyyy! Here's to a bright future filled with love and happiness! xxx

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  42. You have been missed a lot in this space but I'm happy that you are happy Louise.

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  43. aw I'm so happy for you Louise!! *hugs*

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  44. So nice to hear your doing well! It's so nice to be able to say one day that you are truly happy, I hope it continues for you!
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  45. This post makes me so so happy to hear you're doing well! I hope it continues and I can't wait to see what else blossoms in the world of Sprinkle Of Glitter this year :) xo

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  46. :-) <3 This makes me smile so much!

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  47. Good to see you back blogging and just in time. I've just taken up blogging to write about becoming a dad for the first time. If you get thr chance to pop over to it and check it out to tell me what I should be doing, that would be lovely! 😊 Geoff

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  48. Still friends always xxx

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  49. I'm glad you're happy Louise, a lorra lorra love for 2016 ❤ 💕 💐
    S xx

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  50. I was so excited to see this on my blogger dashboard just now! I absolutely adore your blog and have been checking almost daily to see whether you'd returned. I love how genuine you are in everything that you do; your honesty is so refreshing. It's so wonderful that you're returning to a place of happiness - congratulations! Looking forward to seeing what more you have to say on this blog, if and when you post again. Thank you Louise!

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  51. It's great to hear you're happy again :) Just take blogging as it comes... blog when and if you feel like it X

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  52. Oh Louise, I'm so happy to read this. I know you didn't have a good 2015 but you were such a positive part of mine. I had a horrendous year and your videos were one of the few things that made me laugh out loud. I'm so glad you've found happiness now as you deserve it.
    Have a lovely day!
    Katie x
    thestylesceal.blogspot.ie

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  53. Hi, Louise! I hope 2016 continues in it's stride and takes you along a good year! Please don't worry telling us about your relationships, if you're happy, then we're happy. You're allowed to have privacy and if you'd like to keep him away from your online life then you can do that. Of course we'd love to know all the details, and you may feel comfortable sharing one or two, but please don't feel like you have to share more than you want. I hope this makes sense. Love you Louise, stay happy!xx

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  54. Hi, Louise. I'm so happy things have turned out good for you and that you are happy again. Because if I know one thing, it is that you deserve it. I was just thinking about your blog the other day. I miss those motivational monday posts of you. I hope 2016 will continue to be good. Take Care!

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  55. It have been a while since the last time that you post here, but you see, we stay here waiting for you!

    I would love if you passed by my blog and leave a comment! <3
    xx, http://neverforgottenmercury.blogspot.pt/

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  56. I am glad to see that you can say that you are genuinely happy with your life:)I have spent 4 long years watching your videos and having you bring me joy through the difficult times. I hope that 2016 brings even more joy and happiness to you and Baby Glitter (and your man friend;)

    Much Love, Jaclin www.thisardentdream.blogspot.com

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  57. aw Lou, I'm so happy you're happy :)

    Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2016! Also-- don't feel like you have to inform everyone about your love life, I'd rather imagine you in a great relationship than see you in a struggling one (if that ever happens).

    From a male Sprinklerino,
    love ya!

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  58. I am so happy for you because I think you really deserve happiness! You are a person who must always shine, I am also glad you can now enjoy a lot of great moments with Darcy and that you have a new man in your life! I wish you all the best and I really hope you post at least once a month or every two months... x

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  59. So so lovely to read this! And I really hope this happiness continues for you and Darcy. Loving your videos as usual, you really are hilarious, so any blog posts you may or may not do are just a bonus :) It's kind of nice having these little updates from inside your mind that are just better communicated in writing than a video :D
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  60. What a lovely and positive post Louise! I am so glad things are looking up for you-you completely deserve it! Just take each day as it comes with blogging and only write for enjoyment. I blogged a few years ago but it became more of a task alongside everything else in life so I took a break for a few years and started a new blog just under a year and a half ago and enjoy it so much more now.
    Best Wishes to you and Darcy!
    Lots of Love,
    Robyn xx

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  61. So lovely to read - and such a special picture too. xxx
    I admire you very much.

    Very best wishes for a kind, gentle and very positive 2016 Xxx
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  62. So happy that you're back to blogging! I can truly say that I've missed your motivation monday posts. Still, I'm glad you took the much-needed time off, and please don't feel stressed about blogging - we get if you can't post very often.

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  63. I miss your blogs xxx But I'm so happy that you've reached that point in your life where your happy because that is so important! Love this blogpost as usual xx


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  64. I'm so glad you blogged again and that you have returned a much stronger and happier family x

    Erin | http://www.beingerin.com/

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  65. I love this update :) So excited that you might be getting back into blogging. Glad you are a happier and stronger family, that's fantastic.
    Lucy xoxo
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  66. Awww. This made me so happy to hear that you are happy! Can't wait to see what 2016 brings you (professionally and personally) and possible new exciting things that means for us, your viewers/readers.

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  67. I love this update. I'm so happy for you that you are happier and stronger. I've been blogging and I'm in love with it. it is so cathartic and relaxing for me, words flow of the page. Lou I am so excited to be reading more of your blog post.

    sending lots of love and hugs :)

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  68. It's nice to hear you're happy after having a bad year last year, it's nice to see you back blogging but don't ever feel pressured, we're all here, just take your time to be happy and be you, sending you lots of love and warm fuzzies :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  69. You will never understand how happy I am that you're back! ive really missed reading your blogs. Glad this year is treating you well, you sound happy, im happy for you. you inspire me to change what I don't like about my life and get off my backside to do something about it. Reading this had made me happy. Gives me the warm fuzzies, if you like ;)
    New books?! my oh my, im excited already. Thanks for making my day,
    A ♥x

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  70. Ahhh Louise you are my fave!!! Your videos make me laugh so much and I love to read your blogs. My best friend and I are very similar to you and Zoe personality wise and I sometimes say things and think 'thats so Louise influenced from her videos' haha! So glad you're feeling happy again, excited for more blog posts to read now!!

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  71. Ahhh so glad you're back blogging, and equally glad that you stepped away from it until you were ready. I have definitely noticed a big difference in the quality of your videos, mostly in terms of how genuinely happy and relaxed you come across. I'm happy that things are going well for you personally and professionally, Its so hard balancing work and life, I can relate to that a lot! I'm super excited and proud that you are a UN embassador for for gender equality, that's so cool and I have no doubt you will make a huge difference just by encouraging people to really think about it and educate themselves.
    Great blog Louise, like a big warm cup of tea ☺️

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  72. It is so lovely to hear from you again Louise from such a positive loving place. Glad 2016 has been good to you and may it continue to do so :) xxx

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  73. So good to hear from you and I'm so happy that you've been doing well! Wish you all the best!

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  74. sooooooo happy for you Lou! hope everything goes wonderful with the new guy and gives u the love that u deserve so much. xxx

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  75. This is such a nice thing to read, i'm really happy for you Lou <3

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  76. I'm so happy that 2016 is treating you good, and I hope the rest of the year will be just as great <3
    My 2016 is treating me well too. Just like you, 2015 was a tough year for me but at the moment I am really happy.
    lots of love <33

    radiantblossom.blogspot.com

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  77. So happy for you!!!!! No one deserves peace and happiness as much as you do. You're an amazing soul, Louise!

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  78. Absolutely delighted for you Louise! You deserve all of this and more! Onwards and upwards girl! Xxx

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  79. Loved this! It's so warming to know you're back on your feet and feeling good aboout yourself. You always work hard and will forever continue to make your friends, family and viewers proud. You deserve so much more Louise x

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  80. This is lovely to read! Over the moon for you Louise, the only way is up from here!
    I am also learning and growing to become happy and to not worry about what others think. This includes having the confidence to create content and post it. <3
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  81. Louise, this was such a lovely post to read. I've been so busy these past few weeks that I've finally found some time to catch up on a few of my favourite blogs, and I am so thrilled this post was part of that. I am incredibly delighted to hear that you're finally feeling happy and enjoying life again. I hope 2016 continues to be kind to you xx

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  82. I've 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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