Six Month Blogiversary *woo hoo*

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Today is mini celebration here at Confetti & Curve HQ ladies, champagne corks are a’poppin as today is our 6 month Blogiversary! Yes indeedly, a whole 6 months from I hit ‘publish’ on my very 1st post… which you can take a trip back down memory lane by *clicking here*

Before I started this blogging expedition I had no idea what to expect. I was digitally venturing into a whole new genre of topics & features. My biggest apprehension was that I was entering into a community full of judgemental beauty experts that would cast a perfectly raised HD brow on my meagre offerings… how wrong I was, for instead I was warmly welcomed into a thriving online neighbourhood full of like minded make-up mavens, beauty buffs & lifestyle lovers. I had found my blogging niche & was having more fun than I could’ve imagined. So what’s been my highlights over the past six months?

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Becoming a blog mama

Creating my own little online haven and watching it grow has been one of the most exciting projects I could’ve imagined. Having a vision of how I wanted my little corner of the interweb to look and seeing it flourish into life has been such a great experience & something I’m incredibly proud off.

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Blog buddies

Networking with other bloggers regarding of how experienced (or inexperienced) they are has always been an integral part of blogging for me. From starting Confetti & Curves I made it my mission to interact with other like minded people as positively as I could. Through that I’ve met some of the nicest people from all over the globe, getting a peek into new cultures & creating great friendships with people I’ve never met but feel like I’ve known almost all of my life. Some of my most toughest days has been made a whole lot better by the encouraging & supportive words from you guys, and for that I’m super grateful.

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 Awards Gallore

(Almost) every week I get a little notification pop up that I’ve been nominated for yet another blogging award and I can’t tell you how happy these make me, whether or not I’ve been nominated before! Not only are they often a fun and light hearted way of getting to know each other, they’re a great way to meet new bloggers I’ve not yet stumbled across before.

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Behind The Blog

Back in November I launched (what was initially) a mini blog series called Behind The Blog. I was pretty convinced it would last a few weeks before fizzling into oblivion… five months later it’s going stronger than ever thanks to you guys. Most importantly it’s achieved it’s ultimate goal many times over – connecting new blog buddies. Yet none of it would be the success it is without the amazing bloggers who take the time to get involved. Getting to know you guys that little bit better has been bags of indescribable fun! We’re currently booked into June featuring two bloggers a week so if you want to get involved *click here* to find out more details, we’d love to have you feature!

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New Finds

Urban Decay Naked Palettes, Real Techniques brush sets, Garnier Micellar Water, Miss Dior, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Clinique Chubby Sticks… these are just a few of my favourite products I’ve uncovered from reading a virtual mountain of your awesome reviews, monthly favourites & empties posts. You guys may have emptied my bank account but you’ve filled my vanity table with some of the best lotions and potions I’ve had the pleasure of revelling in!

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Great Opportunities

I’m not gonna lie ladies… every time an opportunity to collaborate with new & existing companies arise I get super excited at how flattered I am to have been approached but also getting the experience of working alongside some fantastic brands! Unfortunately though not all opportunities have been suitable or fitted the content of my blog,  however just being offered the chance to get involved is a huge compliment. Don’t forget if you want to add your name to my list of Sponsored Bloggers by potentially getting involved in upcoming opportunities *click here* to find out more info!

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 Featuring in Wedding Ideas

Confetti & Curves started 2015 with an exciting bang… having an article feature in one of my fav wedding magazines was a huge achievement for me. If you wanna check it out for yourselves ladies *click here* to be digitally whisked off to the Wedding Ideas website. Be prepared though, if you’re as obsessed with wedding gossip as what I am you could be on there quite some time! Just don’t say I didn’t warn ya 😉

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Giveaways Gallore

Not only did I win a gorgeous little box full of Benefit goodies from the lovely Melissa Claire Leslie but yesterday I was bestowed with the slightly sensational news  that I’d won a gorgeous Chanel lippy from Anne’s awesome blogiversary giveaway over at Doves & Roses!! I shall leave my squeals of excitement & frantic arm flailing vision to your imagination… what must the neighbours be thinking?!

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Building Confidence

As many of you know I consider myself to be a gal with all the wrong curves in all the wrong places… so not being a fan of having my picture taken at the best of times, blogging and reviewing products has really nudged me out of my comfort zone. However the ongoing support and encouragement from my little army of blog buddies has done me wonders. You guys have really been a pivotal part of helping me overcome some of my own personal anxieties & self-confidence fears!

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You Tube

This year I made a vow to take a (not just a step) but a huge leap out of my comfort zone by setting myself a challenge. As my blog continues to grow I think it’s important for my goals and aspirations to grow with it. Doing something new is always nerve wrecking but (for me) I don’t think there’s anything more terrifying than stepping out from behind a computer screen and putting myself on camera. However after I uploaded my 1st video the response was more than I could’ve ever wished for. So many of you left such kind messages of support & revelations that many of you also wanted to create a YouTube channel… a dream that is being suppressed by fear and lack of confidence. Without sounding like a walking cliche but I promise you, if I can do it – you can do it too! Life is way to short to sit on the bench and watch everyone else get involved in the games. Often our greatest critics is ourselves.

So there you have it, my blogging highlights. Thank you so much to each and every one of you who continue to support Confetti & Curves each & every day. For those of you who hit the follow button, take the time to comment, like or even just drop by. You’ve made it one of my most gratifying projects ever, not to mention the amazing friendships that continue to flourish & grow as each week passes.

Here to another six months of fun filled blogging adventures *clink*

Cheerio chums…

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137 thoughts on “Six Month Blogiversary *woo hoo*

  1. That is awesome, congratulations. I just started my blog a few weeks ago so I can only hope to be doing as well as you are in six months. I love your blog it’s one of my favourites and I love that you had the confidence to start doing videos. It’s somewhat of a pipe dream of mine but you never know, maybe in six months 🙂

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    • Thank you so much huni 🙂 Oh that is wonderful, I hope you’re enjoying it so far!!! Awh that is such a huge compliment and I’m so glad you like it ❤ The videos were probably the biggest challenge of all and still are – it's nerve wrecking, but getting better lol Fingers crossed you go for it, I promise you will applaud yourself for doing it and not look back!!! 🙂 Thanks for leaving such a supportive comment huni, your kind words have made my day *hugs* XXX

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    • Awww Zoya thank you so so so much – that is such a wonderful comment. I really am chuffed you feel that way *blushing* Thank you again huni for your kind words, it means a maaahooosive amount to read that ❤ XXXXX

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    • Oh no… don’t be silly!! If you’re out there blogging then that’s the biggest achievement of all full stop. It’s not easy and is majorly time consuming – I’m blessed to have a good few free hours to put into it, it’s almost a full time job in itself lol
      Thank you so very much for your kind words and support huni – it really does mean a whole lot. Keep up the awesome work too lovely lady ❤ XXXXX

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    • Awwwh Adela thank you so much, that is so very lovely of you to say – beyond chuffed at such support!!! You’s guys are awesome, without you it just wouldn’t be nearly as much fun 😀 Bottoms up *clink* hehehe XXXXX

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  2. Heartiest congratulations Karen! I’m smiling from ear to ear and feeling so proud of you as I type this 🙂 Keep inspiring us with your incredibly interesting posts and videos. I’m so glad to have found you here on WordPress or I’m sure I would have taken a sabbatical again. Your posts bring a smile on my face everyday. 🙂 love Kritzy

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    • You really do say the loveliest of things – true sign of an awesome blog buddy!! 😀 hehe I’m just so glad to have been so warmly welcomed by you all, without you guys it just wouldn’t be nearly as much fun!!! No sabbaticals for you young lady… we need more of your awesome posts & musings thank you very much!!!!!!!!!
      Glad they put as much of a smile on your face as yours do mine *huge hugs* 😀 XXXXXXX

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      • Awww. I’m so grateful to have found a blogging buddy in you as well. And yessss no sabbaticals, if anything I’m more motivated to blog now 🙂 Its so great to make friends here from all over the world and DO love yapping! 😉 *hugs back*

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  3. Congratulations Karen! Still cannot believe our little blog babies are about the same age 😉
    I have to admit I nearly took out my red editing pen to correct “all the wrong curves in all the wrong places”: such nonsense! And that coming from a lady who had the nerve to start a youtube channel (imagine a very disgruntled old governess looking disappointed here).
    All the best for the next six months!
    xxx Anne

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    • Oh Anne you make me giggle so much… trust me those curves NEED to be jiggled around or relocated… that red editing pen of yours would have a field day on me!!!!! lol lol
      Yes, our little blog babies have reached a 6 month milestone… it’s just incredible. I never realised how much funor addictive this would be. I’m so glad to have met you through this, it’s amazing how we consider people we’ve never even met to be such lovely friends.
      Lets raise a few glasses to the next six months chum (it’s 5 O’clock somewhere right?!) lol Xxxxxxx

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      • Nonsense, the curves are exactly where they are supposed to be 😉
        Blogging is totally addictive! And you are so right: it is amazing to meet all these people you would otherwise never even have met and consider them friends!!
        ♥ Anne

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      • lol!!!
        Oh yes, I find that too Anne, any free time I’m perched with my laptop open – I don’t know how I’d cope on holiday lol I suppose thank heavens for WiFi – have to keep up with what’s happening with you lot and the latest news on the WordPress street 😀 lol XXXX

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      • The first three days were very difficult when I was on holiday, but than I adjusted 😉
        Still, it was so nice to read up on all of the lovely comments afterwards and I feel I would be lost if I ever had to go without wifi for too long!
        xxx Anne

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      • Oh of course, I was just saying to Nadine (Ladies & Lace) earlier on Twitter how much we take it for granted as I believe she’s been without it for a week!! Think I’d be struggling at that length of time 😮 XXX

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      • I once (shivers at the memory) lacked internet for four whole weeks at my student dorm. It was great in the sense that you learn to relax a little again but so awful because I missed all the news and couldn’t even work from my room 😉
        Thankfully we now have smart phones, so it is tricky to be without a connection even if you want too 😛
        xxx Anne

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      • STOP!!!! Oh the thought, the thought!!!! I can imagine it would be a great detachment in one sense but missing the news *shudders* lol
        Thank heavens for smart phones… providing it’s all used healthily of course 😀 xo

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    • Hey Janie, what a truly lovely thing to say – thank you so very much indeed huni!! I am so blessed to have you lot too – you really are such an awesome bunch! Couldn’t ask for better blog buddies 😀 Thanks again lovely ❤ XXXXX

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  4. Congratulations Karen! You are so loved and respected by everyone in our community. You are an amazing writer and really have a way with words. I always look forward to your posts and our chats. I feel very blessed to have met such a great friend in you! I am also very impressed with your videos and I hope you keep them coming! 😀 You and your blog are so inspirational to me. I am looking forward to seeing your blog continue to grow and flourish. Thanks for being such an amazing friend! *Huge Hugs* ❤ XXXXX

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    • Awwh Katie that is such a massive compliment, thank you so so so much!!!! This last six months have been so exciting – getting to know each and every one of you, and just logging on and seeing your kind comments has been awesome – especially after a crappy day lol I couldn’t have wished to meet a better friend, it feels like I’ve known you for years 😀 You’re a huge inspiration to me too and I’m looking forward to the future – long may this little online community of chums continue!! 🙂 *HUGE hugs back at ya lovely* XXXXXXX

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      • Well Karen I am just being honest. If I had something bad to say then I wouldn’t say anything at all lol haha! But really, I meant every word! 🙂 I know what you mean about logging on and seeing all these lovely comments. They really make my day too. Blogging and this community has been my saving grace for while I am isolated out here in the desert lol. Thank you so much for your kind and lovely words!! ❤ XXXXXXXX

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      • Well that’s just made my day, your sincerity really does mean so much to me Katie 🙂 And very much likewise! I’m sure you really do depend on your blog buddies being so isolated in Vegas, not too much longer and you’ll be back home and feeling much better for it huni 🙂 XXXX

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  5. Happy Blogiversary Karen! I love your blog as I’m sure you know by now, keep writing!
    And thanks for being so supportive over on my own page, it means a whole lot to me! xxx

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  6. Congratulations Karen on your anniversary!! I am so happy we found each other in the blogging world and I always look forward to your posts 🙂 Yay to many more months of blogging and fun xoxo Janet

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    • Me too Janet, it has been so lovely getting to know you over this past wee while – I love stopping by Jan&Jot and catching up with you too 🙂 Thank you so much huni for the kind words, much appreciated ❤ Looking forward to sticking round for a little while longer hehe XXXX

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  7. Happy six months blogging Karen! That is so so exciting! Your blog is just as lovely as you are! You are so inspirational and so fabulous beyond words!! 🙂 I’m so glad that we met through blogging! You are truly, truly appreciated and of course I always look forward to our conversations 😀 your friendship means so much!!! Way to go you fantastic writer you! *big hugs* xoxo

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    • Awww thank you my lovely chum!!! You’ve just made me smile from ear to ear with your kind words 🙂 I’m so glad too – getting to know you so much better Leah has been such a blast & I’m so glad I’ve found such a great friend in you too!!! Thanks again lovely lady, here’s to the next six *clink* 😀 XXXX

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    • Awwh thank you so much Cos 😀 It feels the opposite to me huni, only feels like its a month or two old, very bizarre – but then they do say time flies when you’re having fun lol Thanks again for being so super supportive sweetie – hugely appreciated ❤ XXXXXX

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  8. Congratulations on six fabulous months, and cheers to many more!! I remember when we first crossed paths I was pretty new to the blogging scene myself, but you seemed like such a pro I figured you had been doing it for ages. I’m so glad blogging has brought us together – you are such a lovely person, and seeing your posts/reading your wonderful comments always makes me smile 🙂

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    • Thank you so much huni!!! I remember that too – we were both such newbies lol Oh wow, I had no idea you thought that, it’s funny because I thought you & Jules had been doing it for quite some time too!!!!
      Thank you again so much Mil, your kind words really do mean so much. You’ve been so supportive and encouraging to me, I’m just so glad we found each others blogs – it’s been awesome getting to know you & long may our friendship continue to grow ❤ XXXX

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  9. Congratz! I’ve only been following you for a very short time, but I’m definitely here to stay! 🙂 I really enjoy following your blog! (It gives me a lot of inspiration and also sometimes a good excuse to buy something you’ve recommended! haha. 🙂
    (and I actually have my own baby-version of a blog at http://www.camilouba.wordpress.com but it is not really anything special. :p)
    xx

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    • Thank you so much Camilla, what a lovely compliment – truly appreciate such kind words. I’ve just popped by your blog and it’s so lovely, you have a new follower hehe 😀 Of course it’s special, it’s your own little online world!!! Love it ❤ Thanks again sweetie for being so supportive & encouraging XXXX

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  10. Omg hun, this is so awesome… Congratulations for the 6 month and many wishes for the many more to come ❤ I think I will hit 6 months by the end of this month… woot woot 🙂
    Your blog is such an inspiration not just by it's beautiful and clean look but also by it's wonderful content and fun features 🙂
    I’m truly happy that blogging has brought us together hun and I learned so much for you and your blog, so thank you so much for that 🙂

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    • Awwh thank you so much Galit, it feels so strange hitting the 6 month mark as it really doesn’t feel that long lol oooh wow, congrats to you too lovely – I hope you’ll be celebrating!! There’s so many of us have started our blogs round the same time, kinda like a blogging boom lol
      What a huge compliment huni, thank you so very much – your supportive words mean so much & I’m chuffed you like it so much 🙂
      I’m so happy we found each other through blogging too – there is just so many lovely people in this little community. I think we’re very blessed to be surrounded by them 🙂 *hugs hugs* XXXXXX

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    • Awwh thank you so much Jasmine 🙂 I feel the same about yours too, love stopping by and reading your post when I can!!! Hope you’ve had a lovely easter huni *hugs* XXXX

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  11. Congratulations!! 😀 you are one of my favourite bloggers of all time – I love having a marathon reading session of your posts – it always puts a smile on my face and inspires me 🙂 xx

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    • Oh my gosh that is just the kindest and most encouraging thing to read… my heart did a little flutter! You’ve made my day with your encouraging words huni ❤ Certainly smiling from ear to ear 😀 Thanks again and *HUGE hugs* XXXXXXX

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  12. Congrats on your blogiversary, Karen – somehow seems longer than six months that you’ve been around! I must agree about You Tube – I am so glad I found the confidence to start my channel – I absolutely love making videos now. After eight years of blogging, I definitely needed a new challenge, and YT has more than filled that gap for me.

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    • Thank you so much Caroline, hugely appreciated!! Funny it feels like about 6 weeks for me – I still feel so new to it! You’ve been blogging for eight years??? That’s incredible – well done you for sticking to it, that’s brilliant!! You’re a natural at YouTube, it really does feel like a huge challenge but hopefully it will get easier with time for me lol Looking forward to your next Vlog – hope you had a successful day filming it x

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  13. Oh girrrrrl! I can’t believe it’s only your six month blogging anniversary! We must of started around the same time because i’m only a couple of months ahead in the anniversary world! I feel like i’ve been reading your blog for so much longer!

    You’ve done absolutely fab sweet and your lovely energy always makes my day!
    xxx

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    • Nooo you didn’t start the same time as me Kim, surely you’ve been on the scene much longer than Confetti & Curves?!! Gee doesn’t the time fly by?! Awh that really is such a lovely compliment, can’t thank you enough for being so encouraging 🙂 XXXXXXX

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      • I did I did! the blog became live a year ago in July but I didn’t start blogging till a month or two after that so yes pretty much the same amount of time! It really does fly by doesn’t it! Quite scary really! You’re so welcome sweetie you deserve every last bit of it xxxx

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      • That’s awesome – you seem like you’ve been doing this in your sleep for years, your writing is fantastic 🙂 It sure is scary how it flies by… awh you really are a gem, so very kind ❤ *huge hugs* XXXXX

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  14. This is a really inspiring post Karen, seriously, CONGRATS! Reading this makes me want to push further into this blogging-sphere and find new ways to expand. Thank you for the inspiration and enjoy some anniversary sweets lol!

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    • Thank you so much huni!!! Means so much to have all the support and encouragement ❤ I'm looking forward to heading over to Ymor and catch up with all the posts I've missed out on – this week has been hectic!! Blogging seems to get busier as the months pass lol Thank you SO much for the kind comment – you've made my day huni XXXXX

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      • I like to think that if we all support each other, we will all have the energy to achieve our goals–so don’t even thank me! Also, don’t worry about catching up! I tend to get busy and then use a Saturday to catch up and everybody gets 100 notifications from me lol ❤

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  15. Congratulations Karen!!!
    As my blog turned into a year old baby last month only, I can understand how you might be feeling…
    Honestly, I love your pretty blog. It’s so inviting and feels so welcoming! You’ve done fabulous job and I’m so glad that I met you in blogosphere! Seeing your lovely posts about makeup and lovely stuff always makes me happy! ❤
    I wish all the best to you and Confetti&Curves… HUGS!!! ❤
    XOXO!!!

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    • Awwh Heena they really are the kindest words, I can’t thank you enough for such an encouraging comment ❤ I'm so glad you enjoy it, and well done you for a whole year of blogging!!! It really does take a heck of alot of commitment and time – but very much worth it and enjoyable. I love meeting new people through it and networking – it's such a wonderful community of bloggers!! Thank you again for making me smile from ear to ear with your support and warm wishes, you really are a gem *huge hugs* XXXXXXXXX

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  16. Congratulations Karen! Your blog is brilliant – I always love reading your posts! Also well done for taking the leap and doing YouTube videos. I also enjoy watching those! xxx

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