Saturday, 28 December 2013

A Year In Glitter World 2013


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

They say that as you get older the years go faster. I'm finding this more and more true as this year seems to have flashed past in the blink of an eye. In 2011 I wrote THIS post called A Year In Glitter World and it has become one of my most popular articles ever. Crazy times. Since 2013 has been my biggest blog year, with 238 posts, I thought it might be nice to recap and look back over an action packed 12 months.

GlitterWorld


January began with the love of a mint and gold bag, which is an excellent way to begin a year if you ask me. Beauty reviews of soap and moisturiser maybe weren't the most thrilling, but informative none the less. I talked about how Motherhood has changed me for the better, spending quality time with Matt, having a positive attitude and wrote an extensive post about the history of my hair. From deep to shallow, it was a lovely little month.

February was the month I found my blogging grove and decided to upload more frequently, with almost twice as many posts as January. With glass jar and valentine craft DIYS, FOTD's, product reviews, beauty launches, event write ups, Darcy loves, FAQ's and hauls, February was busy! This was also the month I invented 'Motivational Monday' which ran for almost half a year- it was quite the feature.

March was a big month in my YouTube world. I attended PlayList Live in Florida and it was a triumph on many levels. Not only was it great to meet so many viewers and spend time with so many old and new friends, but I also proved to myself that I could travel without the support of my Dad or my Husband (I'd never really been away without them- I know, crazy!) and that I could handle a week of big adventures. I blogged about photography, travel minis, statement necklaces and beautiful dresses. Also, I shared with you my 'Draw My Life' video which to date has had 1, 114, 820 views, making my most popular ever! On a most sad note, my gorgeous Kitty went to heaven this month and I still miss her. Bye bye Mindy :(

April was the month I took stock and realised I needed to slow down and not stress quite so much, I'm still working on that. We did a lot of family things that month which makes me happy to remember, as well as celebrating Baby Glitter's second birthday in true pinterest style. We started to play outdoors in calmer weather, visited lambs, had family meals out and posted a baby OOTD (must bring those back in 2014). I also talked about beauty bargains, shared videos and discussed my favourite luxury lipsticks.

May was a blog month to be proud of. If variety is the spice of life, then this blog was smokin'. Yeah, I just said that. I posted DIYS, beauty reviews, goodie bag hauls, looking forward lists, motivational mondays, videos, family days out, adult (ooerr missus, nothing kinky, just sans baby) days out and curvy OOTDS. May is how I'd like my blog to always be.

June saw me slightly loose my mind and launch the 30 Day Snap where I encouragde everyone to join me in taking and posting a picture a day. In the long term I'm glad I did it but I recall it being quite a stretch to stick to it as well as normal blog posts, videos, meetings, errands and mummyhood. That month I published 53 blog posts! Eesh! As well as the big snap I had Zoe and Tyler come to stay, showed you a messy bun hair tutorial, talked about trips to the IMATS, a YouTube Party, Liverpool, OOTD's, minibreak makeup, Harry Potter, shopping with AThriftyMrs and a beach OOTD. Whilst a tad too busy, I really got a lot out of June.

July was a month for friends, and with only 22 blog posts, the time spent outside instead of on my laptop was certainly reflected. I put my vintage glasses to good use and made cocktails for drinks on the patio, we took a trip to Zoe's area (she lives about 2 hours west) which Darcy enjoyed and I took the plunge and introduced pink tips to my hair. In beauty and fashion terms, I shared a curly hair tutorial and a Curvy Summer Lookbook. Not being one for high temperatures, I didn't enjoy the heatwave that month and struggled with our baking hot house!

By August I was pretty pooped and blog posts were sparse. After an AMAZING trip to LA, The City of Angels, for Vidcon (an annual youtube convention), I shared a whole heap of photos, answered all your questions and made a little insta-collage of the event. I also shared a list of last minute things to achieve that summer and gave you a rather fabulous chair DIY. I enjoyed my trip to LA so much more than my one to Florida because I knew what to expect and was mentally prepared so spent the month in a happy haze of editing videos and wearing flipflops. August was good to me.

September celebrated my blog's fourth birthday and was month I launched Monday Insights, which I really enjoyed. I finished the Motivational Monday series with a huge collective post, shared my video of the One Direction Premiere (best night ever) and showed you Darcy's official summer pictures. I seem to remember being really impatient in September because I had bought winter boots but it was still to warm to flounce about in them haha.

October marked a big moment for Baby Glitter- her first overseas travel adventure. Me, Matt and some of our family took her on a big ol' trip to Orlando, Florida, to meet Mickey Mouse and co. SHE LOVED IT. If there is ever a time I have seen joy on her face, it was there. October was also the month I stuck a giant metal spider on my head for a halloween party, filmed my Curvy Autumn Lookbook, talked about new bedding and shared a Zara Baby haul with you.

November really was Hannah's month. With her wonderful Christmas Gift Guides, she really was the shining star of my blog and without her it would have looked very bare. I shared with you a few videos, talked about Benefit's beauty kits and launched then ignored a new Monday feature. I'll be honest, I felt a bit down in November. A couple of 'life' things weighed heavy on me and so blogging slipped down in my priorities.

And so that brings us to December. I must say, in four and a half years of blogging, this is the least I've ever talked about Christmas, which is by the way, my most favourite time of year. I have been doing Vlogmas on Sprinkle of Chatter so am pretty much channelling all my energies there and haven't had too much to say over here. Blogging goes like that sometimes.

I have been having some good thinks (is that grammatically correct? I doubt it) about what I want to do with my blog in 2014 and hope you will enjoy the direction I want it to go, it's really not too dissimilar to now, just a couple of subtle tweaks here and there. With my YouTube channels going to crazy well and keeping me so very busy, a toddler to run around after and my sanity to keep in tact, I think this blog could easily suffer. To prevent that and to keep her going (I do so love this space of the net), I hope to take on some help with it in the new year. I will be sure to select someone who is the very essence of Sprinkle of Glitter and someone whose writing style fits perfectly but this is just a heads up, there might be another on board the good ship glitter in a few months time. I hope that sits well with you!

So that's 2013 in a nutshell. Or a blog post if you're being pedantic. 

What have you achieved this year? Was it good to you? Tell me in the comments. 

Toodlepip! 

xx

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155 comments:

  1. I loved the motivational monday series you had it really kept me feeling positive! :) I have started my blog and I've gotten better at managing my time in and out of school :) Hope you're having a wonderful holiday and have a happy new years!

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  2. Aw this was great:') R.I.P mindy </3 xx

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  3. what a crazy year Louise :) i wish i could have met you at summer in the city or vidcon, maybe i will in 2014 :D just wanted to say that you are truly an inspiration and a beautiful person (also congrats for 1M subscribers on youtube!). my year has been pretty weird tbh, some great moments and some sad times, but i'm so ready for an amazing 2014! happy new year to you and your amazing family! x

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  4. ive just started a blog and i would really appreciate it if anyone would check it out? love you louise! xx http://crossesandluxury.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Wow! 238 (now 239 hehe) posts is true dedication. I'm definitely going to try and upload more posts on my blog during 2014 :) Xx

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I absolutely love your blog Louise and I'm so happy for you now you have reached 1 million subscribers, and I am super glad that you are going to carry your blog on whether it be you writing or someone else. Thanks so much for the effort you put in :)

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  7. Meanwhile, my poor blog got seriously neglected this year. Congratulations on 1 million YouTube subscribers! <3

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  8. What an amazing year you've had! Your a beautiful, strong & confident woman and you've shown me how to be myself. Your videos are always brilliant & you truly deserve your 1 million! I can't wait for another year of being a sprinklerino. Lots of love to you & your beautiful family xx

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  9. I love your blog and I watch your videos all the time. :) I love you so much you and Baby Glitter make me so happy. I hope your Christmas was great and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! If you see this could you maybe check out my blog? ( isingstyles.blogspot.com ) Thanks so much! x

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  10. I absolutely love reading your blog posts Louise. I'm so overwhelmingly proud of how far you've come. It's been amazing to see you grow over the past year. I started watching/reading your blog around this time last year and as I previously said, I'm far too proud to even begin explaining. You're such a massive inspiration to me & you're part of the reason I started making videos! I hope you've had a delightful Christmas & all the best in 2014!!! <3
    http://youtube.com/sarahjjonesmusic xxx

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  11. I've just gotten to know you.. and I'm excited to say that I'm on my way to being a "sprinklerino" :). You amaze me with your open heart and you just being you ! Keep on doing what you're doing and I hope that 2014 will be a wonderful and successful year for you and for all of us. xxxxxx

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  12. Wow Louise this shows how much you have achieved this year! I love reading your blog :) also, congrats on reaching 1 million! Let that be the first of many, you deserve it so much,you're such an inspiration to al! x

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  13. Have a wonderful New Year and I love and support you Louise. (I hope i didn't spell your name wrong)

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  14. This was so exciting to read. I am so glad that I found your blog and YouTube channel. You are always so real with your viewers, and I love it! CONGRATS on 1 million subscribers! That's such an amazing accomplishment.
    Love you!

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  15. congrats on the million subscribers love you Louise you deserve it all the best for 2014

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  16. Loved reading this, hearing snippets and seeing snapshots from your life.
    I try to include a variety of subjects in my blog posts, a style I hope to emulate from yours!
    Love to you and your lovely family this Christmas and New Year!
    xxx

    http://www.ambloglife.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Hi Louise! I loved this post and I was just wondering how one would come about joining the good ship glitter?! If there is any chance I could take on this role please could you email me at laurajoneslaura@gmail.com . I know this is very very unlikely but this would be a fantastic opportunity and it's worth a try!
    Laura :) x

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  18. Cutest lil photos!
    Hope you had a very merry xmas, and have a happy new year!

    Stay pretty,
    lovefromsimmie.com
    XOXO

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  19. Louise, I just loved your blog this year. It was one of my favorites to read, especially during March - September and the motivational Monday post were ♥ awesome, as well as Monday Insights.
    Hope this new year will bring good things to you. I love reading post you've wrote, I hope the person you will find to help you will be as funny as you (although you are unique and I love you for that ♥).
    Sending lots of hugs and lot of glitter to you and your family and to Darcy :* as well, she is the cutest baby (girl/young lady) I've seen.
    Lot of ♥ from Romania :*
    Aby :*

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  20. This was great to read, you've obviously had a super busy year! I've started my own blog this year which is something I'd been considering for a while, and I also got married and got a puppy. Busy busy! Looking forward to seeing where your blog goes in 2014 :)

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  21. Well my year hasn't been nearly as exciting as yours Louise, but some things have happened. Some good and some bad, but each thing has shaped my life and has resulted in me being quite the happy bunny at the moment so I regret nothing! I have certainly became a lot more involved in things and entered into my final year at high school. I've achieved two A's in my GCSE's so far and tackled a lot of hurdles to get there:) Another thing that has played a part in my life is you guys on YouTube. I honestly wouldn't have gotten through this year without you. You kind of picked me up when I was feeling a bit sorry for myself and I am SO SO SO grateful for that:') Thank you for every thing you've done for me this year Louise, keep being yourself and hopefully next year will be equally as fabulous:')x

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  22. Louise you update your blog so much, hats off to you! Hope you had a wonderful year, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Darcy progress and grow into a little lady!

    Sharlotte

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  23. Love the pictures of you and Matt! So sweet <3

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  24. Great post as usual! You had an amazing year and I hope the next will be even more amazing and fullfiling :)
    xx
    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  25. Thank you for taking the time and writing such a nice blog post <3
    May 2014 be as good as 2013 <3 <3
    Love you
    Kisses to your family

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  26. I always look forward to a new blogpost from you Louise! And your Motivational Monday series really did help cheer up those gloomy days! :) Aimée Xxx

    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I really hope your blog doesn't get too neglected. I found you and zoella via my sister (the internet queen of my family) and I must say, I think sprinkleofglitter is the blog I've been looking for my whole life! haha! Hoping you bring back baby OOTD's because that sounds adorable. Wishing you the best of luck in 2014 Louise, much love from a brand new sprinklerino :)

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  28. 2013 wasn't the best but I'm positive to how 2014 is going to go. I had an amazing bestie and family by my side so it was bareable xxx

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  29. i've been loving reading your blog this year! watching darcy grow on your youtube is also such a treat. i hope next year is just as successful for you..and even more!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  30. Loved everything you have put up this year! Cant wait to see what the next year brings! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  31. This is a lovely post! I bet you enjoyed looking back on your amazing year! xx

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  32. I enjoyed this post a lot! I love a bit of reflection. I can't wait to see how your blog is going to change slightly - I'll be there along the way! :-)

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  33. I'm so happy for you! You deserve everything that life brings to you and the amazing life you lead. Lots of love!

    www.stylecastle.co.uk

    x

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  34. Can't wait for next years blogs :) Hope you have a happy new year! Unfortunately my parents haven't had such a great past few years so I would love to give them a better new year by giving them a safe home to live in. Please spread the word. gofundme.com/mold-free-home

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  35. I absolutely adore your blog, I would be lost without it. X

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  36. How I love reading your blog Louise, you are a beautiful role model for all young women and you are an insperation to me! I like how you are you and nothing or no one else. You diserve all the best in life! You are the reason I starded writing my blog, just a little getaway from the every day madness!

    My review of 2013 is on my blog if anyone wants to come and visit me in my little garden, they are very much welcomed!

    http://eliasdis.blogspot.com/

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  37. happy new year, I love reading your blog it always makes me happy :)))
    xxx
    daisayy.blogspot.com

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  38. There have been some amazing posts over here this year Louise. You should ask Marie to be your guest writer for 2014, I bet she'd fit right in!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  39. Happy New year!!! I really love your youtube and blog. Hope 2014 is good for you :)

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  40. Louise i adore you and your blog! You have such a wonderful personality and it really shows in your posts! Cant wait for more posts next year! Ooh and congrats on reaching 1 million subscribers! Xx

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  41. Oh my gosh, I can't believe that I've been reading your blog since March! Time does fly by when you're having fun :) I'm glad most of this year has been good, and I hope it gets even better for you in 2014!
    Congrats on 1 million subscribers

    Lydia x
    www.tyrofashionista.com

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  42. So happy for you Louise! You do such an incredible job! Never stop blogger/youtubing (: Happy New Year & enjoy 2014 :D xxx

    www.madeleineslittle.blog.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I've been a lurker for a while and it's been amazing to read about all the things you've got up to. Hope 2014 is even more amazing for you, keep us all updated on what you get up to :)

    bourlingeuse.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I discovered you this year, Louise, and I'm so glad I did!! This year was good to me in the sense that I became a way more positive person about myself and my life. Thank you for all the joy your videos have brought me!! :)

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  45. What a fun and interesting 2013 and hope 2014 is even more so. You truly are a wonderful and inspirational person and I have enjoyed watching and reading and following you on your journey though out 2013 and no doubt this coming year will be the same.

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. I really love that Matt has become more comfortable in your vlogs and that we get to see your whole family. Darcy is a beautiful girl and you really do have a beautiful family. You are such a positive person and it really gives me inspiration to be a better person.

    -Shelby
    http://bittersweetshelby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Ooooh love this post, it's great to look back on things! and i always love to see what you are getting up to! Congrats on the million on Youtube too! xo

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  48. The pictures are my favourite- that B&W photo of Darcy with her teddies is absolutely gorgeous! She's such a cutie xo

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  49. You are so lovely and gorgeous and funny! Ahhhh I just can't describe how much I love you, even I haven't see you in person! You are such a good mom and Darcy is really happy to have a mom like you! Love you Louise!

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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  50. This year I ran my first 10 k, received all A's on my report card and started a blog! This is such a lovely post and It looks like you had a fantastic year!

    http://dailydoseoflyric.blogspot.ca/

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  51. I have loved to follow you this year, it's been a wonderful year and a lot has happened!
    Just keep remembering to give yourself time and space and have those valuable family memories as well as keeping up with your blog :)

    Lots of Love and I wish you a happy new year!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  52. Love you and your blog and this post! :)

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  53. I started blogging at the very beginning of the year and I love it! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxxxxx

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  54. I'm glad you have had an amazing year and I really hope that amazingness continues for you throughout 2014.. I can't wait to read about it!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  55. I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year Louise!x
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  56. This is so beautiful. You are truly a kind and loving person Louise and you have achieved so much in one year. I am extremely happy for you and I can't wait for your adventures in 2014!! :)

    thekiing.blogspot.com

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  57. Wow! This has really been a big BIG year for you Louise. Great job! I love you. I love your youtube channel. I love your blog. Ahhhhh! Keep it up.

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  60. Congrats on hitting 1 Million subscribers on YouTube! I was thrilled when I read that the other day - you really do deserve it! It's so great that Matt has been featured in more videos as well, it seems like he's more comfortable and it's a whole family affair now.

    I started blogging this year and I really get the sense from you (and from my few readers) that it can be incredibly rewarding and fun! Your blog is such a wonderful spot on the web and I'm glad you'll be keeping it up next year (with the help) despite having other commitments. Keep on inspiring!

    Happy New Year and I hope 2014 is just as good to you as 2013 was, if not better! :)

    xo, Syd
    http://www.popsyd.wordpress.com

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  61. can't believe how fast the year has gone by! crazy to be able to witness darcy grow up so quickly! lovely post as always, louise xx

    Alannah | www.alannahmargaret.blogspot.com

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  62. Yay! Thank you for all your lovely posts and videos in 2013, I hope 2014 is really good to you as your posts and videos always cheer me up!

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  63. Hats off to you for juggling so many things and still manage to have a smile on your face. It is tough but you do it well. Darcy is so adorable, I love watching her in the videos.
    Can't wait to meet the new peeps on your blog.
    2013 was more of downs than ups. A lot has happened but thank god I am still alive. There are so many who never got the chance to see today. I'm ready to take on 2014, want to do things outside if my box, things I want to do and turn dreams into reality. It's tough but not impossible so bring it on.

    Naaj Ronas Lifestyle

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  64. 2013 was a huge year and you made many of your fans happy, including me. Hope 2014 turns out great as well!

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  65. Loved reading this, you and your family are beautiful.
    I hope the next year will be just as or even better than 2013!

    xx K
    http://glitzandgold.blogspot.com

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  66. loved reading this post and im so glad you hit one million subscribers yesterday, i can't think of anyone who deserves it more!
    sara x
    studs-on-saturday.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. Loved reading this post... only came across your blog recently and love it :)

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  68. You're amazing! 238 posts in a year it's a lot :) definitely I'm inspired to write more and more posts in 2014!

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  69. Lovely post. I'm so proud of you for reaching one million subscribers. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that you have an even more amazing 2014!

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  70. What a crazy and wonderful year! Many Congrats are due and how wonderful that you've brought all these people together!

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  71. Your blog is my most favourite one! I love reading everything you write, and will be checking every single post next year as well!
    Hope you have a wonderful year!

    xoxo
    Tai
    www.MeLikesTea.com

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  72. 2013 certainly has been a crazy but wonderful year for you! I'm so proud of everything you've achieved this year. As for me, this year has been a fairly good one overall. I finished school and started college and made a bunch of new friends that I honestly thought I'd never be able to do. I was stressing about making one friend, let alone more than five. Just like last year, I've been to a ton of gigs and have also met two of my favourite bands, We Are The In Crowd and Union J (for the second time might I add). Here's hoping next year will be even better!

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  73. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  74. It's so crazy to think an entire ear has gone by! Happy New Year Louise! XX.

    Amy Lauren

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  75. Love this! Congrats on 1,000,000 subscribers by the way <3 I can't wait to see what 2014 brings you!

    livpearl.blogspot.com <333

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  76. Love this post! Congrats on the 1 million subscribers Louise! You deserve them all! Hope fully 2014 brings you another amazing year full of fun and happiness <333
    http://moonsblogs.blogspot.ca/

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  77. What an amazing year! This is such a lovely way to reflect on the year.

    Stephanie x

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  78. I was introduced to the whole blog and youtube world this year with you being the very first person I was recommended to watch and read. You are my favourite and I can not wait to read your posts or watch your videos whatever they may be about.
    Happy New Year and all of the best xx

    http://pepperandtherobinsons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  79. You have achieved so much this year! It's really amazing :) you're so inspiring. Thanks for always sharing your experiences with us.

    Lipstick and Mocha

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  80. Hi Louise !
    I love this post and I really like the post about you and your family traveling around Disney in Florida, Darcey is just toooo cute!!!
    I have actually met you once this year when you shopping in MK with Zoe, I was so happy thant you were both so nice and took your time to say hello and have pictures but because I was so shocked that you were actually there and that I was talking to you and Zoe, I just completely forgot to mention if you could check out my blog and instagram, so now if you see this comment it would honestly just mean soooooooooo much if you could check out my blog- http://afairydusttouchh.blogspot.co.uk/ and/or my instagram @afairydusttouch !!!!!!

    On both of these I post outfits that I have styled togother as this is what I would like to do as a career!

    Thankyou so much if you have read this!
    Carry on with the amazing blog posts! I hope you had an amazing Christmas and I hope that you have a really good 2014 ! xxxxx

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  81. I love getting a notification from Bloglovin telling me you've uploaded a new post! You're a huge source of inspiration to me and I love what you've done this year. Long may it continue. May 2014 be a prosperous year for you, your family and your friends.

    http://thelifeofanenglishstudent.blogspot.co.uk

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  82. It seems like just yesterday that I read your 2012 year review. How time flies! :)

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  83. Congratulations of 1 million subscribers you deserve everyone one of them and i proud saay i am part of the sprinklerino family!!

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  84. I love these blog posts reflecting on your year, such a busy and fulfilling year you've had!
    This year I graduated High School and had many new experiences as an 18 year old might have :)
    Congrats, you're an inspiration to many xxx

    http://izzbizzz.blogspot.com.au/

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  85. I love how you went month to month! That's a good way to reflect back on the year - I should really try it.
    In retrospect 2013 was pretty hard for me, but very fulfilling! I have a lot of good memories from this year, and I was challenged in many areas of my life that at the time made me super stressed and anxious. However, I learned so much from 2013! I'm feeling pretty confident about 2014 because of all I learned, and I have so many goals that I'm ready to tackle head on.
    Thanks so much for being a great example and for having such a wonderful blog to read, and a great YouTube channel to watch! I hope you have a great New Years and that 2014 is just as successful (even more so!) as 2013! :)

    xx
    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

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  86. You have achieved so much in just one year! Oh btw you reached 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations Louis! I hope someday, my life would be like yours; reach every bits and pieces of my dreams.

    Happy New Year! xx

    Verve Hues

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  87. What a lovely post, Louise. :) It's so wonderful to see everything all tied up together, to see Darcy growing to be a little lady, to see your marriage and friendships remain stronger than ever. Happy Holidays to you & all your loved ones x

    heytee.wordpress.com

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  88. I've really enjoyed you're blog this year :) happy new year

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  89. The one thing I take away from your blog is positivity. You always manage to make me happier after reading. I like these reflection posts, I'm in too much of a whirlwind in my life right now to reflect I think what with a new job etc. But will definitely be making a few (easy to stick to) rsolutions soon.

    creamteaandrosejam.blogspot.co.uk

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  90. I've discovered your blog/ YouTube this year and you always make me smile. You work so hard and manage to have a family too you are truly inspiring.

    http://wednesdayswwpink.blogspot.com.au/

    XX E

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  91. great summary of what sounds like an amzing year, sounds like all of your hard work is paying off

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  92. What a great year for you! Congratulation for reaching 1 million subscribers and I wish you all the best for next year! :)

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  93. You have achieved so much this year and you finish it so well with 1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS on youtube channel!!! HOW ACE IS THAT?
    I love what you do Louise! Keep up with the good work and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  94. What an amazing year! And congratulations on 1 million subscribers, that's huge!

    x
    http://dashofblueinterior.blogspot.se/

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  95. Wow! That's a lot in 1 year! Congrats on 1million subscribers Louise! I'm proud to say I'm one of them, and have been for a while now! Love your videos and blog posts! <3

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  96. What a lovely post to read. Looks like you have had such an awesome year. I look forward to seeing what 2014 will be like for you :) And a mahoosive congrats on the one million mark on youtube, you deserve it :) xxx

    SparklySJ
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  97. I love these posts, I also feel like the years are passing by faster :/

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  98. You've had such an amazing year and I too have had 'life' issues that I have overcome but like you I've tried to remain positive and not let it get in the way! Thank you for your posts I love them xx
    Livvsy.blogspot.co.uk

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  99. Great post! I love reading your blog, it's such a nice place so I hope you will continue writing it. I also love your Youtube channel and I congratulate You very very much on reaching 1 million subscribers! I hope the next year for you is as good as this one! :))

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  100. I have been reading your blog for a while now and love both of your YouTube channels, can't wait to hear more in 2014. I am a new blogger, so if anyone is interested in taking a look at my blog its http://justthataveragegirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  101. Congrats on a million subscribers<3 I loved reading this blogpost (:
    This year I overcame depression which is a huge thing for me. I still struggle with anxiety but maybe 2014 will be the year that stops?
    I've loved following your blog and your youtube this year and I'm excited for what next year will bring (: <3
    xoxo Maddie

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  102. Lovely post Louise, and congratulations you've made it so far since day one. You always stay positive and make me smile :) xo

    Molly | mollymuse011.wix.com/beautybabble

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  103. Another moment Louise, one million subscribers! :D xxxx

    Sophie- retrogreeneyes.blogspot.com

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  104. Love your blog....love your YouTube....just love it all! Happy 2014 and if you ever need help writing on here....I'd be happy to oblige! :)
    xxx Vanessa
    justcallmeness.blogspot.com

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  105. What a year! Here's to 2014!

    www.katesdays13.blogspot.com

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  106. Lovely post, looks like you had a great year! hope you have as much luck in 2014 :)

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  107. I found your blog this year and am excited to see what you produce in the future! I have been inspired by all that you do on the net and wanted to thank you for that!

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  108. Your 2013 sounds amazing! I only found your YT and blog at the beginning of this month but (yours and others) finally gave me the push to start my own blog. I'd been thinking about this for quite some time now. So yeah I kinda wanna thank you for that!

    And Cheers to a verry happy 2014!

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  109. You've had an amazing year :) Congratulations on 1,000,000 :) Its very well deserved :) Happy New Year in advance :) X

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  110. Hi Louise! Would you do a post about everything you're looking forward to and want to accomplish/do/create/etc. in 2014? Basically a New Years Resolutions post :) I would love to see your aspirations and/or goals and maybe add a few of them to my list. Thanks!

    <3 Aubrey

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  111. I loveee this post Louis! You're such an inspiration. Your videos make me so happy :) congrats on the 1 million sub, you deserve every success in the world! Thank you for being my inspiration. xx http://fromfilmwithlove.blogspot.ca

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  112. I have been so happy to get to witness this amazing year for you! Here's to many more!

    http://rhythmofalife.blogspot.com/

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  113. Congrats on a lovely year!
    You inspire me to keep making my youtube videos and writing for my (failing) blog lol.
    Thank you <3333333

    www.youtube.com/sonibear97
    www.sonibear97.blogspot.com

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  114. I am so glad that you had a good year Louise. You honestly deserve it because you are so inspiring to me. Also, I had a fantastic year too. My highlight was seeing One Direction live after waiting 18 months for it. It was 100% worth it. :)
    There will also be a 2013 recap post on my blog coming in the new year. So check it out if you are interested.

    danidarling16.blogspot.co.nz

    Dani. xx

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  115. I'm so glad that you had a great year Louise! You are one of my favourite bloggers/youtubers. Great post!
    xoxo
    poppadomprincess.blogspot.com

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  116. i love all of your blogposts, they are just so lovely:)

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  117. Louise you dedicate an incredible amount of time and effort onto your blog and Youtube that deserves a huge applaud and countless awards. With a busy lifestyle, you amaze me how you make it look so easy yet constantly a fun journey to tune into. All these close memories and new experiences will now be forever treasured and I only hope that 2014 will be another amazing, successful year!

    Best Wishes,
    Jessica x

    Essence of Jess

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  118. Love all of your blog posts and all your videos, you're great!:)

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

    (I am also running a Chanel giveaway on blog)

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  119. Aww having a sprinkle of glitter recap was so cute <3 Proud of all you've done this year Louise and look forward to another year of glitter and sparkles xx

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  120. I wrote myself a 2013 overvoew too!

    http://www.jessiakhalis.blogspot.com/2013/12/2013-overview.html

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  121. Congrats on such a good year, Louise!

    http://lilykitten1.blogspot.co.uk

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  122. I don't know how I've gone so terribly long without your sprinkle of glitter in my life.
    You've made this year so very bearable for me.
    Decided to change the first thing on my "Going to do" list to the "have done" list, number one was make a blog.
    Tada!

    http://fromcatstoconcealer.blogspot.com.au/

    :) x

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  123. i loved this post! :) all the luck and success to you for 2014!! :) <3!

    http://thatcurvyvintagelife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  124. Congrats on a million subscribers! You're my favorite haha
    http://www.justanylife.blogspot.com

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  125. Great little post!!
    I hope you had a wonderful christmas xox

    child abuse survivor blog;
    thelittlestladyxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  126. Love the idea of this post. It will be so great in a few years to look back and see all those amazing things you did each month. Might try this myself! :-) Wishing you all the best for the New Year Louise xxx

    If there are any amateur bloggers/new bloggers, hop over to my blog. I'm hoping to meet people with similar interests to me! :-) http://laurenzetta.blogspot.co.uk/

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  127. Such a lovely post!! Thanks for being who you are!!!xxx

    http://cat3zoe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  128. Wow Louise you have come SO far these past few years! Its unbelievable! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014, may it be even better than 2013!
    xx

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  129. Wow Louise you had an absolutely incredible year! It makes me so happy to see how far you've come--and 1 MILLION subscribers on Youtube is still incredible! I can't wait to see what your new year has in store!

    Maggie D. xx

    http://mychicadventure.blogspot.com

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  130. loved this post! was so good to see everything in perspective and see how much you've achieved! very jealous yet i really admire everything you've done and i hope to be in your shoes one day!

    p.s. congratulations on getting 1 million subscribers! more millions to come, i hope, as you really deserve it :)

    http://emilylovess.blogspot.com

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  131. thank you so much for all your videos Louise!! :) you're such an inspiration to me, I love your positive outlook on life - your blog is amazing and has inspired me to make my own! thank you so much, i hope you have a wonderful new year :) xxxx

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  132. Sounds like you most definitely had a wonderful year! and a very busy one! I have actually been super surprised about the lack of Christmas posts but because of vlogmas and general Christmas business it is totally understandable. I don't think I even did a Christmas post this year :O.
    Wishing you the very best for this next year coming!

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  133. I have really loved your blog this year Louise <3 I have read every single post.
    Jasmine | rabbit-wood.blogspot.com
    xo

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  134. this was a super lovely post to read, and it has be so wonderful to have been able to follow you on your way! four and a half years?! wow! i really do congratulate you on your perserverance! after reading blogs for well over year, i finally sat down and set up my very own site. i never realised how refreshing and wonderful it could be to share your thoughts online. happy new year, enjoy what's to come! X

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  135. Wishing you, Mark and Baby Glitter a wonderful 2014 and I hope I can meet you again in another Liverpool meetup, one of my highlights of 2013! Thankyou, Happy New Year!

    Amelia x | http://fourthofthesecond.blogspot.co.uk/

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  137. I have loved seeing your blogs and YouTube videos for the past year. You have really been an inspirational and you have always put a smile on my face whenever I watch you. Good luck to you, darcy and Matt for the future and the year ahead and I cant wait to find out what you've got up your sleeve for 2014! Have a very Happy New Year! :) xx

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  138. Wow, what an exciting year you have had! I had great plans for 2013 unfortunately it didn't go so well. One thing i did achieve was setting up my blog (which is still a work in progress) maybe some of you could check it out -julz211089.blogspot.com. I'm working on turning things around now but it's not easy. Although I just have to watch one of your videos or check out your latest blog post and I cheer up for a little while at least. :) Congratulations on reaching 1 million subscribers and all the best for 2014. xx

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  139. Louise, I've been watching your videos for about six months now and I wanted to read your blog more, but you have so many wonderful posts, it's hard to catch up! Your year end review was quite helpful to me, so thank you very much. I must say, I look forward to reading from here on out :) Happy new year to you and I hope you have a wonderful year in your blog, youtube channel, and, most importantly, your real life. My daughter, who is six, LOVES to watch Baby Glitter videos "She's soooo cute, Mama, I love her!" So, I hope there's more of them in 2014 <3

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  140. Love this Louise! Really enjoyed your videos and blog this year :) All the best in 2014!:)x

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  141. Aw, Louise! Whenever I read your blog posts or watch your videos I get really emotional. Not because they're sad, but because I'm so proud of you and how far you've come with everything in life. Your blog is blooming, you recently hit 1,000,000 subscribers on YouTube and you're raising one heck of a baby! I'm so proud of you. I stand behind your every decision and I will always support you no matter what you decide to do in life. You're everything I aspire to be, in every aspect. Your blog is a perfect reflection of yourself; happy, intelligent, informative, colorful and always radiating positivity. I can hear your voice when reading your posts and that's what I love most about them. I'm so proud of you, Louise and I just want you to know that your Sprinklerinos always have your back, even if they live halfway across the world like me. I love you! :) x

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  142. Happy New Year!! Firstly I hope you had an amazing Christmas with little Darcy and Matt! This is such a lovely post and i wish you the best of luck in 2014, oh and congratulation on having over a million subscribers xx

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  143. That was an amazing post, so inspirational to look at your years achievements. I aspire to have a blog as fantastic as yours. Looking forward to reading more this year. xx

    Michellelouiselove.com

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  144. Absolutely love your blog! What a crazy year! Xx

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  145. WOW Louise! You have had such an A-mazing year and over coming so many things, like flying to America on your own AND navigating that airport! This too Is something that scares the beejeebees out of me! I'm actually quite envious of your life! However everyone creates their own memories!
    Looking forwards to all the new memories you create this year and watching Baby Glitter grow up even more! (Such a cutie)
    Ellie, xx
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  146. you achieved so much in 2013, so proud of you!! <3
    Love this collage :)

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