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  1. Simply Life

    oh fun dress! i wish it was warm enough here to wear dresses! 🙂

  2. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – that dress sure does have a story!!!

  3. theresa

    Awesome Santa! And great story about this dress! I was never a dress wearer myself, preferring jeans or sometimes skirts, but at some point in the last year I have filled my closet with dresses. I just love them so much! And they are very easy when I ride in, so I only have to bring one item of clothing to change into instead of several.

  4. Baking Serendipity

    I love clothes that have a story! And garden gnomes 🙂

  5. whisperinggums

    Please explain that the garden santa gnome was in the garden when we acquired the house 13 years ago. Garden gnomes are one thing – but garden santas? All year round? Weird…but then again, they (there are two in fact) belong here now and I really don’t have the heart to remove them.

    Nice photo, btw. Please congratulate the photographer for me!

    1. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

      Yeah yeah, we’ve heard that one before.

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Yes we love the dresses! And I have to say again that you are a great ad for eating chocolate! If people knew that they could stay so sylph like while eating chocolate we would sell truckloads to every single person!

  7. L-Engineer

    I’m just sorry I never got to meet Dionna. She seems like a great gal!

  8. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Firstly – tres pretty dress and even prettier dress wearer 🙂

    Now, I’m confused by this brownie pan dropping thing. She dropped it to make a still life scene? Like, a scene of dropped brownie destruction? Or she had baked them for the project but then accidentally dropped them and was shrieking in despair? Or was the shrieking part of the whole arty thing? What happened to the brownies? Did you eat some? I need more information!

  9. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    That dress sure looks like it suits you well. I love the story behind it as well.

    And your footnotes. They made me giggle.

  10. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    This is so beautiful! You must miss her a lot. lol at the wedding quip 🙂 Are you planning on going back for a visit any time soon? (I’m guessing no, with a student budget and all…)
    Heidi xo
    p.s. dude! that exam sounds ridiculous! so many poems?! I wonder if anyone read them all?

  11. Kath Lockett

    Pretty dress with a lovely memory – nice one!

  12. Honey @ honeyandsoy

    You look lovely in that dress! I also only started wearing dresses 5 years ago 😉 And OMG how can you stay that thin while being a chocolate reviewer? No fair!!

  13. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    It’s been ONLY a year? Weird.
    Shirataki noodles are SO strange.
    And you and that dress are both adorable.

  14. Anna Johnston

    What a fun memory that little dress has Hannah, I love clothes that remind me of great times & seriously, anyone who can read a 400 page book of poems and be able to regurgitate the right answers has my vote. Cool little Santa Gnome you’ve got there too 🙂

  15. Agnes

    Yay for dresses! I am a total dress wearer – I only wear trousers when I’m at home or exercising. Or when I’m really sick. :p You look gorgeous, as always!

  16. Johanna GGG

    wow that is a dress with a story – but I admit the first thing I noticed was – you are wearing boots!!! Do I dare hope that your toe is healed that much? Am impressed you aced your exam and managed to see Dionna – she has good tastes in dresses so it would be great to see her wedding dress!

  17. Camille

    I am simultaneously jealous that you have summer while I have winter, and happy for you because I know this is your first summer in a long time.

  18. Alisa Cooks

    What a sweet story, and that dress is too cute!

  19. Daniel

    great post, thanks for sharing