Sunday, January 16, 2011


sunday portrait week 59

i hate doing photobooth photos, my pose is always the same!
 
001. Been a strange old week really, I've not really done, seen or bought anything of note. Apart from this awesome hat I got in the New Look sale, and obviously being in The Times was a bit special, but I've told you about that! I went to university, did some work, FINALLY managed to reduce my hours at work. So I'm only doing 16 hours. Even though that is only 4 less than my old contracted hours, its just so much more flexible for me!Next week I want to go see The Green Hornet. I have such a crush on Seth Rogan, is it acceptable to fancy him now hes not as fat?

002. For everyone who's been asking my new brothers finally got a name and hes called Ben! Hes so sweet and small! His face is like a grumpy old man, but hes lovely!

003. I became obsessed with Jersey Shore this week, I think I've watched all the episodes so far, and Im in love. I think I just love trashy TV, and the fact that its "real" makes it even funnier.I literally cannot wait to watch My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding on Tuesday!  It was one of my favourite TV shows from last year and has been made into a series! I love looking at wedding blogs and photos, but these sorts of weddings are 100000 times more OTT than I would go for, but I just love it.

004. Before I do Five to Follow, I just wanted to say Please don't email me asking me to put you in Five to Follow. I tend to choose blogs based on if I like them or think they have potential rather than people who ask. It turns me off completely being asked to post about you, I think its really rude, If that statement upsets you, then soz, its the truth. Its not being "up myself" or "not promoting small blogs" I just think as someone who has "got the power" in blogging to help people, I should provide my readers with blogs I think they would like, not just blogs I'm asked to include. Plus I really like to endorse blogs who deserve to be here and get more followers, the ones that work hard, are interesting and have good content and are actually worth linking to.

005. Five to Follow: Gemma, Isabella, Becca, Laura & Constance
 
wow this was a boring Sunday portrait! I really have very little to say at the moment unfortunately!

91 comments:

  1. Ben is such a lovely name!

    And don't worry, I'm pretty sure everyones photo booth portrait is the same! You should see the ones on my 'Weekly Love' posts!

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  2. I love your hat.
    Your brother is so cute.
    I have an obsession with Jersey Shore too. I love it. Its so bad that its good.

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  3. I am super excited about My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!
    And Ben is such an adorable name x

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  4. Saw The Green Hornet yesterday and loved it, I also have a similar type crush on Seth Rogan and all characters he seems to play...glad I'm not the only one out there! xx

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  5. You look lovely! Ben is a cute name, you are lucky to have a little brother! :)
    Teenage Daydreams

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  6. Ben is one of my favourite names. I love it. x

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  7. Your little brother is so cute :) Love your five to follow feature, definitely going to check these out, you always find good ones! And I just saw an advert for My big fat gypsy wedding, makes me lol so much!! xoxo

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  8. Same I'm so excited to watch My Big Fat Gypsy wedding, I love it, so funny!

    Congrats about the times article! I spotted your twitter link in Company magazine I think it was?

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  9. aw yay, Ben is such a lovely name :) Congrats to the whole family on his arrival.
    I hate working & studying- I kinda have too, as I'm training on the job, it's so much hard work & stressful at times though. I'd love a a few weeks off to get my head around everything- paid of course, haha.
    I think you're totally right about the 5 to follow. Even though I would LOVE to feature on it (as I'm sure loads of the girlies would) I think it means more, if you have picked it yourself. Zoe (zoella) recently linked me in one of her someday summary's and it was just the greatest feeling, it means so much more! It's like the follow for follow thing. If I'm going to follow a blog, I want to read it as much as I can, and be involved with it, and comment- not just be a follower to notch up the points
    (sorry for my blab)
    xx

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  10. LOL yeah those gypsy weddings are extremely awesome! especially those irish traveller ones. do you know this website? http://tackyweddings.com/ god it's so funny.
    have a good sunday xoxo

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  11. I have a huge crush on Seth Rogan - fat or not! Can't wait to see Green Hornet either, it looks really good!

    Thanks for mentioning My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding, I saw it before but didn't realise it had been made into a series! I love shows like that. Another of my faves is 4 Weddings where couples go to each others weddings and basically bitch about each other!

    xx

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  12. SO excited for gypsy weddings!! also congrats on the times, that's amazing you must be so chuffed! x

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  13. Ben is such a sweet name, I love it!
    I do agree with you about picking the names of your 5 to follow yourself. Nobody should feel entitled to tell you what to do!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  14. Ben is a lovely name and I love your new hat! I want to see Green Hornet too, love a good comic book film and Seth Rogan is pretty amusing =)

    Hannah xx

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  15. I actually adore Jersey shore! Im actually addicted haha! And im so looking forward to the gypsy weddings! They never fail to make me laugh :')

    Shope,
    http://londonscloset.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  16. He, I really like your blog (and your name lily melrose.. it comes like straight out of a movie or book or something, love it), but I never leave comments because it's seems so worthless when you already got like 100000+ comments on a post ;) but now I just wanted to say that I really like your (outfit!) posts and cute outfits and your hair oh and you write really good, I'm always like: oh gosh, that's so true! you don't beat around the bush (okay yeah, I had to google that, didn't know the expression in english first), but you just say what's on your mind and voila it's done. Anyway, keep up the good work! x Manon

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  17. Ah my big fat gypsy wedding is coming back!!! So excited. Maybe I can pick up some tips for my wedding ;)

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  18. Ben is a cute name.

    I agree with you about your five to follow. Its your blog and by linking to other blogs you are endorsing them so they have to be blogs you enjoy. All though I am sure all bloggers would love to be featured I cannot believe people actually ask! Tsk.

    Congratulations on being in The Times, I hope youve framed it and stuck it on the wall xx

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  19. Ben is such a doll (make's me broody) congrats to you, I would love to be a sister :) Oh I can not wait to watch more MBFGW I watched it ages ago, I love that they are so close and family seems to be everything apart from the mad dresses it's actual nice to see people with a very tight network of family friends. They get a lot of hate which must be hard to deal with too ..anyway Congrats again on the Times (about bloody time) Enjoy the rest of what's left of the weekend kitten xxxx

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  20. I didn't know it wasn't acceptable to fancy fat people...

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  21. awh thank you so much for including me in your fivetofollow! ah i feel so chuffed to have been included in yours and gem's blogs this week. fab!
    xx

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  22. Your little brother is so cute! How much did he weigh? :) and I love the Five to Follow idea it's great!

    I love your blog btw! Followed :)

    www.fashioncrossing.blogspot.com

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  23. Why can't you fancy Seth when he was fatter?...

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  24. Glad they've reduced your hours. I used to 20hrs a week and now I'm content with around 8-12 now I'm back at uni. There is something about Seth, I think its because I find funny men more attractive!

    I'm looking forward to The Gypsey wedding show too, I watched it last year and sat there like ':O' the whole time... alot of lulz were had that day. I wonder how they afford all that stuff!

    Sounds like a good weekend you've had overall!

    Katie. x

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  25. Seth Rogen is completely charming, haha, and I can't wait to see The Green Hornet either!
    Congratulations on baby Ben :)

    Rosie x

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  26. I think 5 to follow is such a cute idea and your hair looks great! =]

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  27. Jersey Shore is beyond amazing. Season three is looking to be the best, I reckon! x

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  28. Oh I love GEMBEAR! She is lovely <3
    I may be watching Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, looks too hilarious to miss. And the "got the power" statement made me laugh haha! You go gurl~
    x

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  29. Congrats on being in 'The Times' that is an amazing accomplishment.

    I really like you blog, and love the Sunday portrait. Ben is a lovely name, hope he doesn't keep you up at night.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  30. Just wanted to say congrats again on getting into The Times. It's a great achievement. And this is such a lovely photo x

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  31. aww I'm in your five to follow woo! Thank you, nice to know you like reading my blog :)

    I like what you said about following blogs you like. I've only just got into blogging and I personaly find it really rude when someone leaves me a comment saying follow me I'll follow you :S I check out all the peeps who leave comments so theres no need for that!

    Aw Ben is a very cute name, saw his pic on your twitter too cute and tiny. Im so jealous of your new hat, I had to pay £20 for the one I got!

    And yay can't wait for gypsy weddings, the adverts got me too excited x

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  32. Congratulations about your piece in the Times! It was fantastic, and I loved your insights into how big colours will be this year.

    I think it's completely disrespectful and downright selfish to email you just about being mentioned in your blog. It's like saying, 'I'm only going to speak to you so you can tell people I'm really cool'!

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  33. OK, i admit it i am a jersey shore whore i absoloutely love it, its so funny; but i felt so sorry for angelica.

    I should really stop watching trashy tv....

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  34. Ben is such a lovely name! & I honestly can't wait for My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding either. I think carcrash TV is a bit addictive sometimes.

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  35. don't even care about doing a photobooth picture like that. It looks good, and a post is better then none! I'm really jealous of your hat, and the way it looks on you! I've been wanting to buy a hat last summer, but for some reason i jus't don't think they suit me that well. Anyway thumbs up to your blog, you're the best!

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  36. Your photobooth photos are cute! I've never seen Jersey Shore, but my boyfriends obsessed with it, may have to have a watch.
    Congrats on finally finding a name for your little brother, Ben's a lovely name!
    Definately going to check out your 5 to follow!
    Take care xx

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  37. ahh, a lovely read from your blog completes my day. :)

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  38. i have only seen jersey shore like, once! but i loved it but then forgot about it, going to get it downloaded as i want to watch it from the start!

    omg! people actually email you asking to be in your top5? i couldnt think of anything more cringe worthy "hey my blogs awesome so put me in your top 5" im to scared to even do a giveaway incase people think im just doing it for followers! people need to stop looking at blogging as comp!

    oh and Bens super super cute!

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  39. I can't wait for my big fat gypsy wedding! I always feel really sorry for the girls though.

    Love this weeks photo of you too.

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  40. Lily when you posted that picture on twitter of you and Ben my heart completely melted! All your tweets about him make me feel so broody!
    I know what you mean about studying and working at the same time. I'm in my second year at uni and work around 20 hours a week and it can be such a struggle to fit everything in. I could knock my hours down but I really enjoy the extra money but I know there will come a time when I have to put uni work first.
    I'm pretty shocked people emailing you asking to be included in your who to follow. It kind of defets the object in my opinion. It's your blog so you make the rules!
    Congratulations in being in the times!
    xxx

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  41. The only Jersey Shore I've seen is when Snooki gets punched in the face at the bar, so good. Never bothered to watch it though. I LOVE SETH ROGEN, can you please stop stealing all my men? x

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  42. This is the first time i've commented on one of your blog posts and i'm always reading it aha.:) I just wanted to say congratulations on your little brothers arrival and Bens such a cute name xD And another congratulations for getting in "The Times" bet you was well chuffed :). I love all your outfits, you look so perfect in every single one of them and I can see you work hard on this blog and you deserve all the credit you get for it my lovely.
    OMG Seth Rogan is hot, i liked him more when he was a bit fat (maybe because i like my men with a bit of meat on them) ahah i'm weird. He was esp hot in "Knocked Up" ahaha. The green hornets good by the way, a must see. :)
    Loves
    Emmy x x x

    P.s; You look gorgous as you always do in your sunday portraits so ssssssh hehe :)

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  43. I LOVE Seth Rogan! Even when he was chunky! Love him! Mostly because I think he looks a tinsy winsy like my man! haha

    Georgie
    xx

    http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

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  44. I second Steph's ''blab''!! We all get our inspiration from different things, and so we're bound to like and dislike certain blogs. If everyone just went with whoever emailed them we'd never discover any new reads!
    Congrats again for the little bro - Ben is such a lovely name, bet you're spoiling him lots!!

    Danni
    xxx

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  45. Love your blog, I watched the old episode of my big fat gypsy wedding yesterday,i love it! Had no idea they were making it into a series!

    P.s. I NEED your Zara skirt! I adore it!

    xxx

    http://buttermilkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  46. thankyou for the five to follow link lily :) xxx

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  47. Cute photobooth shot :)

    It's nice to here you have a more flexible time with working less, that must be a nice breather! And Ben is such a cutie of a name. Kudos for linking to Constance-Victoria's blog for the Five to Follow, she always has magnificent photo shots.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  48. love the five to follow!

    http://bighairandbikins.blogspot.com/

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  49. Jersey Shore is hilarious and there are people like that all over my hometown in the New York suburbs :/

    I love trashy reality as well! I spent 6 months in manchester and really took a liking to come dine with me. So addictive.

    By the way, hi, I'm Sam & I LOVE your blog x

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  50. its actually incredible how far you'v got. your a comfort to read!
    like an old friend!

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  51. Love your new hat! And cannot waait for gypsy weddings haha

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  52. Completley agree with number 4. Fair enough people linking their blogs for you to look at, but you need to grow to enjoy them before you spread theam across your page!

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  53. i'd think people should understand you're only going to link blogs you like! i really want that hat you lucky thing
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  54. I've also fallen in love with the Jersey Shore madness, its absolute insanity in the good way of course.
    x

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  55. looking great as always!
    and YES, I loveeeeee tacky shows so much! they're THE best!
    xoxoxo

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  56. I'm way too into the show 16 and pregnant, and Teen Mom. I can't stop watching it. Have you seen You're cut off? It's on VH1, and they take pampered rich girls then cut off their money flow. They have stay in a house to work on themselves, and have to be poor. Some of their reactions to doing things like riding in a mini-van are funny.
    My Heart Blogged

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  57. it was totally acceptable to fancy seth rogen when he was a heavier guy, so it's acceptable now too!

    love trashy tv. amazing.x

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  58. I've fancied Seth Rogen for so long, I feel almost possessive, it's acceptable to love him in any shape or form. Ben is such a cute name, haven't met any Ben's for a while!

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  59. Aww thank you for putting me in your five to follow! I'm glad you enjoy my blog :)
    Constance x

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  60. perhaps you could try making funny face!

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  61. The pose is lovely darling, mine are rather samey too, everytime I try a new one it just doesn't seem right..
    Ben is a lovely name ♥
    I haven't watched Jersey Shore yet but My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding makes me cringe so much, everything is in your face, personally I find it highly insulting, the spend all the money that we have to pay towards taxes!

    *following your blog*

    Eda ♥

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  62. I like how you are liking Jersey Shore.. season 2 was the best haha:p they're so up their head and 'fake', it's so entertaining.

    I'm going to see the green hornet tonight! Im curious what its like. Shall I tell you how the movie was tomorrow?x

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  63. Ah Lily I didn't know MBFGWedding was making a comeback. You've made my Monday!

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  64. You look very pretty with your Hat on!!! and as always I enjoyed your post is always nice to read real stuff <3

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  65. I was wondering if your baby brother had a name yet, Ben is a gorgeous name.

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  66. Hey :)
    I'm really enjoying looking at your blog, your style is lovely and fresh. I was just wondering what software you use for all your graphics? I've been looking for something for ages..

    Rosie x

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  67. wow, your baby brother is adorable!
    Krissy xoxo

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  68. Lilz, congrats on The Times feature - that is so flipping awesome. And I just love the name 'Ben.' Have a super week.

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  69. whenevr i open ur site i am sooo excited when there is a new post :9 ur my fav blog, keep it up :) xx

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  70. Your blog posts are never boring, there's always something interesting to read about which is why your blog is one of my faves! :)

    kellssb.blogspot.com

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  71. in my opinion trashy tv shows are the best!^^

    and Ben is such a beautiful name (:

    http://iheartautumngrace.blogspot.com/

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  72. I agree about the 5 to Follow -- I always click on the links and end up following those blogs. I know I'll like them because I like your blog and therefore I trust your taste in other blogs. So definitely the blogs featured should be ones that you read! Only makes sense! xxo

    Love the name Ben as well. Reminds me of Felicity <3

    Amy

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  73. I totally agree that it's rude to ask to be featured. Fair enough asking you to check out their blog, but to say "please feature me" is a bit OTT! And honestly, if your blog is good enough to be features then you shouldn't have to ask ;) x

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  74. that Seth comment is so superficial.

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  75. I really love your sunday portraits- not especially because of the pictures, but it's like you open a small window into your world and let us peek in for a moment or two, so we get to know you in some way. Keep that up, please!

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  76. I really love your sunday portraits- not especially because of the pictures, but it's like you open a small window into your world and let us peek in for a moment or two, so we get to know you in some way. Keep that up, please!

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  77. Ben is so cute!
    I was just watching Jersey Shore. Best trashy TV I've ever seen. They think they're all so real. It's ridiculous.

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  78. ah i love the gyspy weddings program! :)
    lovely blog lily xxxx


    http://stylishoverflows.blogspot.com/

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  79. your baby brother Ben is adorable!

    gavinabehindthelens.blogspot.com

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  80. Jersey Shore is hilarious! As is jerseylicious, just as funny! Love your blog, sunday portraits definitely brighten up sundays :)

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  81. Hi Lily,
    I'm a newbie follower but long time lurker so i probably don't have any right to comment however, just wondering if you're ok? In your past couple of posts you seem quite stressed out by the burden or responsibility of ur blog. I don't have any followers (yet!) so I can't understand what your going through. But maybe a piece of advice is to avoid reading blog comments and emails for a wee while and just focus doing on ur blog what u want to do for yourself. Again, hope you're alright. xxx

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  82. Basically agree :) lol, and your little brother is so cute! xx D

    http://milkandlotsofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  83. Hi Lily! I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love your blog :) I know you from chictopia.com and now, as I've started a blog myself I def. had to add you to my daily reads. You're such a cutie pie :)

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  84. do u actually read all your comments? because i wonder how u find the time if u do :)

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  85. nice post, really like your blog!

    xxxo

    thatgirlkip.blogspot.com

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