Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday, Bakingdom! {UPDATED}

by Darla

Triple Layer Strawberry Cream Brownie Cake by BakingdomHappy birthday to you me…um…sugar!
Happy birthday to sugar!
Happy birthday, dear Bakingdom!
Happy birthday to sugar!!

The only thing better than singing is more singing. – Ella Fitzgerald

I couldn’t agree more, Ella. I’m not much of a singer, though, no matter how much I love it, so allow me to say, the only thing better than baking is more baking.

The last three years have been the most fun and the most creative of my life. I always knew I loved cooking and baking, creating and crafting, and sugar and glitter, but Bakingdom has allowed me to explore and grow my creativity in abundance. It has gifted me with my calling, and brought me joy on a daily basis. Most of all, it has opened my life up to the most amazing new friends. I’m very blessed.

I’ve told the story of Bakingdom’s beginning as a creative outlet, and avenue of sharing with my long distance friends many times, but I’ve never told you, in words, what this blog truly means to me. I want you to know today, as a thank you for your amazing support, why I really do this.

I blog for the love of sweet, beautiful food. I hear there’s quite a lot of money to be made in this industry, and I’ve seen that it can bring fame, but I didn’t start Bakingdom to acquire those things, and I don’t keep going in the hopes of attaining them either (frankly, being famous would only make me an anxious ball of puddly sweat; gross). No, I keep blogging because it makes me happy.

My blog makes me happy because I get to do what I love every day. It makes me happy because I get to create – something that I have learned over the years is vital to my sanity. If I can’t create, I get anxious and feel boxed in. Bakingdom makes me happy because I get to be myself, no matter who myself is. Finally, it makes me happy because it makes others happy. I never dreamed three years ago that along the way I would receive the most heart warming, kind, thoughtful, and generous letters of love and gratitude from readers who had the most beautiful stories to share about something I had created or inspired them to create.

Like I said, I’m very blessed.

Please allow me to say thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you, who come back and visit me here. Thank you for letting me create for you. Thank you for letting me be myself, in all my pink and glittery geeky glory. My personal growth, due to this blog, has been the most rewarding and gratifying experience, and it’s all because I’ve learned that it’s ok to be everything I am; I don’t have to pick the girly, dress-wearing, hair and make up-loving woman or the nerdy tee wearing, sci fi loving, book devouring, Harry Potter obsessed geek. I am both, and I’m lucky to be able to embrace myself for it.

Thank you for being a part of what makes me happy.

I’m a firm believer that birthday cakes should be made purely out of what makes us happy, so this cake has only things that bring me joy.

Glitter Birthday ThreeLike glitter. Candy. And sprinkles…

Happy Lalaloopsy Cake by Bakingdom…and tiny, cute little dolls with marshmallows in their hair and fuzzy white dresses. Because it makes me happy.

Strawberry Fudge Brownie Cake by BakingdomAlso, brownies, strawberries, and fluffy buttercream. All happy makers.

Oh yeah, and ModCloth. One of my favorite happy makers of all. I love adore Modcloth. I did a little tally, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve ordered over three dozen things from them, mostly dresses. I have no shame. I love them.

I first discovered ModCloth shortly after I first started my blog. I saw Emma Watson wearing the cutest little blue dress to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. After a quick google search, who should be selling said dress, but ModCloth. I bought it, I loved it, and the rest is history.

The best part about ModCloth is that they don’t just sell cute dresses and clothes. They also sell adorable, unique accessories, fabulous shoes, and wonderful home decor and accessories.

Strawberry Cream Brownie Cake by BakingdomTo say thank you to you, and because I love ModCloth as much as I love you guys, I’m bringing all my love together to gift one of you with a $50 ModCloth gift card. :)

I’m totally jealous, because I could do a lot of damage with a gift card!

Our winner is:

166Comment #166!

BeccaCongratulations, Becca!! Thank you for your sweet words about my cake (it was totally one of the best cakes ever, and I’ve failed to come up with a reason not to make another…) I will be emailing you about your prize soon!

So, you want it? It’s easy.

Just visit ModCloth, browse around, find what you love the most, and come back here and tell me about it in the comment section below.

Would be buy a fun and flirty new dress? A cute and comfy pair of flats? Or would you buy a unique and whimsical new something for your home?

I wanna hear about it!

This giveaway is open to international readers.

Only comments answering the above question count as entries.

Only one comment per person, please.

Contest will run until 9 pm PST Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Thursday, January 31, 2013.

The winner will be contacted by email, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

**Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!**

Good luck with the giveaway!

♥,
Darla

P.S. If you haven’t already, click the ‘like’ button on my facebook page here, and follow me on twitter here, and you can ‘like’ ModCloth here, and find them on twitter here.

*Recipe info: I made a double batch of my favorite brownies and divided the batter into three 6-inch cake pans. I then filled and frosted the layers with whipped strawberry frosting (omitting the rose water). Enjoy!

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1 Natalie G. January 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love ModCloth, I’ve had my eye on this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/windy-city-dress
Love your blog, thanks for all the ideas and happy birthday!

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2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

HAPPY 3 YEARS! My blog turned three on the 22nd – time flies! This cake is so fabulous too. What a great way to celebrate!

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3 sara January 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

Oh my gosh, what a pretty cake! Looks so so delicious and cute! :)
I ADORE ModCloth…one of my favorite spots to do online ‘window shopping.’ :)
Right now I am coveting this dinner party darling dress:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/dinner-party-darling-dress-in-grapefruit-red

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4 Denise Roberts Podorsky January 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

So pretty…….

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5 Shelby B January 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

I used ModCloth for my bridesmaid’s dresses… And they turned out cuuuuuute! I think I would buy something totally awesome for our apartment, though. ModCloth is amazing in that they have so much clothing, but so many other cool things!

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6 Lisa January 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

Happy 3rd Birthday! My daugher has been wanting a new backpack for a while now, and I know she would LOVE the ‘Pack in the Groove’ pink polka dot back pack..so I would be getting that. :)

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7 Malaika January 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

happy 3rd birthday! i love modcloth too! only two dresses though… so far.

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8 Claudia January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

Happy 3rd birthday! I just visited ModCloth, super cute stuff. I fell in love with their Seaside Wedge in Fudge and their Sand Me On My Way Wedge. There were some other things but too much to list here.

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9 Mikayla@myfairbaking January 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

happy birthday! i can’t wait to celebrate my blog’s first!
i’m obsessed with this mint summer dress with bows and lace and everything nice :) modcloth is my favorite.

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10 Megan January 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

I also love Modcloth! I’m currently wanting the Modern Madeline top, but there are so many cute things!

Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday!

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11 Kimberly F January 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

I LOVE Modcloth! They just had an amazing sale and I ordered a cute color blocked dress. Hasn’t arrived yet, but I can’t wait! Right now I’m loving the chef’s table dress. Thanks for the giveaway, and happy anniversary to you!

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12 Vicki January 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

I found your blog searching for something related to Harry Potter,and have followed you ever since! Everything about your blog makes me happy! I too am a girly girl who loves pink and glitter and reads obsessively and adores Harry Potter! Keep doing what you are doing, you bring a lot of smiles to the world!

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13 Nancy F January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

Happy Birthday to your blog…congrats, too!

I’d love the Emily and Fin Too Much Fun dress – great for my niece’s wedding in the summer.

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14 KellyR January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

Happy 3rd!! I’d adore to be able to get a dress and maybe another little something from ModCloth, they have the cutest stuff!

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15 Ashley January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

Oh my gosh. The profit and gloss shoes in pink. They are gorgeous! And I love your cake, per usual. It looks amazingly delicious.

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16 Brooke January 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

Happy Birthday! I love the brownie cake idea; I’ll have to try it for the maelstrom of February birthdays coming up!
I would definitely go for the flats; they’re so adorable! <3

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17 Monique January 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

I love mod cloth too. I love their vintage dresses! I would probably get a red vintage dress, maybe one with polka dots or just a nice a line simple red dress. Something super fun to rock this spring and summer!!!

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18 Katie Doyle January 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

THAT CAKE!
Oh, it looks so good.
And I was JUST looking at ModCloth yesterday and fell in love with this dress> http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/you-ve-been-mist-dress-in-plus-size
I love pretty dresses. And I look good in blues and greys. SO CUTE.
And congrats on the three years! I’m looking forward to the next three.<3

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19 Rashawn January 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

Happy 3rd Birthday! I have never heard of ModCloth until now…thanks a lot! Now I have another website I am addicted to! I am totally head over heels in love with the Network and Play Dress and Ice Cream Sundae Drive Flats!

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20 Krys January 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

Happy bloggy birthday! To answer your question, I would have to get the Traveling Cupcake Truck Dress. I love it in both pink and black, so I would have a hard time choosing, but I love the vintageness of it, and being a primarily cupcake baker (my nickname is even Red Velvet) it is perfect to represent, well, me! :D

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21 Brandy D. January 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Oh my gosh their stuff is so cute! I am obsessed with their dresses. They are all so pretty!

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22 Caitie January 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Happy Third Birthday! Bakingdom is an incredible place full of so many things that i love! Sugar, chocolate, Doctor Who, sparkles i could go on an on! Thank you for being so awesomely true to yourself! Modcloth is incredible i spend hours look at the dresses. i hope to buy one sometime soon!

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23 Loriel January 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

Happy Blog-Birthday! I have my eye on the ‘Favorite Fairy Teal Dress’ from Modcloth.

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24 Anisha January 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

I absolutely adore Bakingdom! Such a happy place to be. Thanks a lot for sharing happiness, sugar and beauty (and of course chocolate) in various forms Darla. Wishing you and BakingD many more years!

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25 Jordan January 25, 2013 at 10:56 am

Happy birthday to your blog! I’ve had ModCloth’s With Only a Wink Dress pinned forEVER, so I would probably use the gift card to offset the cost of that. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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26 Amy January 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

First of all, Happy 3 year Birthday to Bakingdom! I first found your blog about a year ago and I have loved it ever since! So creative and fun, I’ve made so many of your recipes and they’ve all turned out great! And Modcloth, I’ve never heard of it but all the clothes and accessories are great! What really caught my eye, though, is the hinge benefits frame set. I just bought a house a few months ago and we’re still trying to find good things for decor, this would be perfect!

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27 Sheri Chapp January 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

trying to pick just one modcloth dress is impossible! I love them! I’m really liking the new Breathtaking Bell dress, it’s so whimsical and and dreamy. The Pull Up a Cherry dress in black is super a adorable for a more causal sundress.

Happy 3rd blog-birthday! Thank you for all the yummy treats, fun crafts and cute stories!

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28 Carrie Elaine January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

Happy Blog Birthday!!! I enjoy following your blog so much!

And I too have a Modcloth problem. lol. I am digging the This Day and Sage dress right now, and a gift card would really be awesome. This dress is very ’60s and the color is to die for! This would be perfect for my upcoming cake photo shoot in March!

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29 Princessruki January 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

Congrats on your 3. Blogbirthday.
Your Blog is always an Inspiration for me :)

If i could choose from the Shop,it would be the Breathtaking Belle Dress

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30 Cecily January 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

Happy three years blogging! I have loved following you and trying your recipes. I love the Modcloth site and would love to buy from there. I love the colored petticoats and the Galaxy’s Greatest undies. Plus most of the shoes and dresses, and thights, and jewelry.

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31 Theresa Sea January 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

I love ModCloth’s vintage-look dresses, like the “Dinner Party Darling” dress. So retro and cute!

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32 Tracy January 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

Happy 3rd blogiversary! the cake looks scrumptous!
Thank you for doing what you do, I am a humongous fan for yours!
Omg! I had never been to Modcloth before, well, guess what? I am broke now! I love everything! If I won the gift card I would totally use it on the A Little Bit Bunny Cardigan, so cute!

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33 Janice January 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

I’m dying for the Deco Dazzling Heels!

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34 Judy G January 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

I fell in love with the ice cream sundae drive flat! Oooohh

Happy 3rd :)

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35 Armindy M January 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

Happy Blog-birthday! That cake looks divine!
I’m having such a hard time answering your question because everything looks so interesting and amazing. A POP-UP Encyclopedia on Dinosaurs?! Be still my heart! And they even have the Pick-Up Cent kitty bank. Sold out, of course! UGH. But I figured I’d answer the like an adult and avoid silly things like the mounted Dino head (I’m pretty sure it’d scare me the first few nights anyways but how awesome is that?!).
So, being a mature grown up that I am *cough*, I have to say I absolutely love the Dear to Me Top. It’s just too cute. :)

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36 Christa Chilton January 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

Happy 3rd bloggy birthday! I looked through a lot of dresses and couldn’t choose just one on mod.com, so I found these: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/undergarments/galaxys-greatest-undies-in-bikini
Too darn cute and my Star Trek/scifi/star gazing husband would love to see me in those any time! :)

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37 Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} January 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

Happy 3rd Birthday Bakingdom!! Congrats on 3 years of being an awesome blogger and complete inspiration!!
And do you really want us to pick only one thing at ModCloth?? Because I’m all about everything on the website!!

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38 Gretchen W January 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

I absolutely adore the “Breathtaking Belle Dress”. Everything from it’s color to it’s shape really is breathtaking! PS. Happy blogiversary!!

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39 Heather January 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

I haven’t ever seen Modcloth, but I have been in love with your site for 2 of those 3 years! I looked around on Modcloth and they have the cutest Owl kitchen things like a tea set, an apron, and really super cute potholders. I love owls!

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40 Rachel January 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

I found your blog several weeks ago via Epbot, and I love it. My girls and I go through it often to pick treats we want to try and make. (Today we’re stuck inside due to a snowstorm, so we’re making the quick caramel apple bread. Can’t wait!). Anyway, this is the first time I’ve heard of modckoth, and I thought everything there is super cute, though I’m partial to the Network and Play dress. Happy birthday to your blog and thanks for introducing my family to fun new treats (and websites)!

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41 Carri January 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

Happy Bday! I would LOVE anything from their kitchen section, but especially some (any) of those little s & p shakers!

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42 Jessica January 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

Happy Birthday, Bakingdom!

Thanks for the introduction to ModCloth. I love this top. It would be great for work or play. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/blouses/give-me-a-speckle-top

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43 Rachael G January 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

Ahhhh, too many cute things to choose from! I ultimately decided on the “Juice Stop by Glass Set” (the mason jar glasses with cutout lids). I dream of throwing fun little parties and these would be perfect for entertaining! Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to many more years of yummy treats!

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44 Oana January 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

Happy 3 years blogging anniversary! :) Keep up the great work and inspiring recipes :)
As for the giveaway, I think I’m gonna go with the Moonlight Marvel Dress as I love that colour.

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45 Lindsay January 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

I’d go for something for the home. There’re some salt and pepper shakers I’ve had my eye on.

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46 Holly January 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

I think I would get the made to border dress!

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47 Mimi January 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

Happy birthday!
I love Modcloth– right now I’m drooling over their Milkshake Things Up dress! Hoping to get it for spring. :)

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48 Leah S January 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

Congratulations on 3 years Darla! I love reading your posts each week.
I love Modcloth! So many great items! This is the dress I love the best though:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/time-of-my-life-dress-in-mulberry

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49 Elizabeth Wilcox January 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I love modcloth but have never ordered anything. Don’t know why, but alas. I have had my eye on the Soda Fountain dresses for a long time. Any color but I really love the grape! I would also buy a cute vintage swimsuit to cover up my new mommy stretch marks this summer but still look cute!

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50 Jennifer S January 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Happy 3rd birthday! I’m jealous of that cake. :)
I have my eye on the ‘You know it’ top at Modcloth. So cute!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/blouses/you-know-it-top

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51 buttercream bakehouse January 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I love your blog. Mine is almost three years old too. Happy Birthday Bakingdom! :)

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52 Molly January 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Happy Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!! I just adore your site! So fresh, and fun, and pretty and definitely yummy!! Your recipes are wonderful and I just love trying them out! And I too love Modcloth! If I could pick out any one thing to buy it would be the Cutensils, or the Mix and Munch flatware. Or both. Probably both. I love them and keep looking for a reason to buy them! Have a wonderful birthday!!

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53 Chiara January 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Happy bloggy birthday!! (: I adore this cake. The pink is just perfect!
I’ve been in love with this dress since the day they put it up: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/strolling-the-seashore-dress-in-peach It’s so cute, I can hardly stand it!

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54 Elizabeth January 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I would get this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/still-waters-run-chic-dress
And I can’t wait to make this brownie cake :)

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55 WriterCrystal January 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

How did I not know about ModCloth before now??
I’m about to move to a colder climate for work, so I’m thinking I need a Crinkle in Time scarf in every color (that name – love!).
But then there are the wallets and phone cases. I love them. All of them. Peacocks, and owls and books and sugar skulls? YES PLEASE!

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56 Katie H. January 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Alles Liebe zum Blog-Geburtstag! I love coming and seeing such cute and geeky things you create. Definitely my favorite blog on the blogosphere ^_^

I personally am in love love love with all of Modcloth’s sweaters. Give me a nice, comfy sweater and I’m good to go!

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57 Amanda L. January 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Happy Blog-Birthday! All the dresses are so cute, but I’m in love with the Umbrella Statement Flat.

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58 Rachelle January 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I love all of their dresses!!! Thanks for reminding me about them!! I really like the 101 Carnations Dress!!! It reminds me of something a southern bell would wear!!! Love it!

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59 Jenn January 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I positively LOVE the Field Expert Dress. And all of the “Apartment” stuff is awesome. :)

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60 Giselle January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Happy Bloggy Birthday. You’re blog is always so fun and sparkly….and pink.. Sparkly and pink are two of my favorite things.
I’ve never heard of this ModCloth but I think I’m IN LOVE!!!! I clicked the link…saw that white RSV pretty dress….the one with the embroidered flowers and I Need it….not want it but actually Need it. My husband is going to ban me from your blog because I found a new shopping place. Anywho…..if I win I’m getting that dress….and if I don’t win….well I’m still buying that dress.

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61 Shelan January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I was waiting all day for you to post your blogiversary post!
I love the Key West to My Heart top. So cute! Great giveaway!
Happy Blogiversary! ^_^

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62 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Happy birthday, Bakingdom!

If I won, I would buy that RSV Pretty Dress. It’s so cute!

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63 Eva @ Eva Bakes January 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Happy blogiversary! I like the Monochrome and Garden dress. It looks so cute!

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64 Julia Broadbooks January 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I love that sweet pink iced chocolate cake! Happy blog birthday!

ModCloth has this sweet navy dress with big white polka dots and lace ruffles on the placket. I’d love to get that dress!

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65 Patti Brown January 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I love the seen on set dress! So cute! What a great site! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/seen-on-set-dress Happy birthday, Bakingdom!

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66 Michelle January 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Happy blogiversary Darla! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful receipes, your humor, your love for Harry Potter and other nerdy things, pink and sparkly things, and your time. Your blog is a great source of all of those wonderful things and puts a smile on my face whenever I open my inbox to find post and a pretty picture of gorgeous, sugary food! What a sweet giveaway too! I loved the navy blue flats with the daisies on them! I’m not even sure why…they just made my smile! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/everyday-daisy-flat. They would be a completely self-indulgent, yay for me, kinda treat!

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67 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Happy 3 years! I am also obsessed with Modcloth with the majority of my purchases also being dresses. The most recent addition to my wishlist was this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/grace-of-cakes-dress

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68 Kathia January 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Happy Blog Birthday Dear Darla!! We love your blog and enjoy seeing those pretty pictures and delicious recipes.
Wishing you many years of sweet to come!!

PS: I do not shop for myself a lot, so anything from that store would be wonderful for me.

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69 Julie January 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Happy birthday, Bakingdom! Thank you for providing me with some of my favorite dessert recipes! If I had to choose an item from ModCloth, I’d pick a cute dress–probably the Windy City dress! Or maybe I’d wait for the Screen Siren dress, which has been out of stock forever. A girl can dream, right?

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70 Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos January 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Happy bloggy birthday!! I love the Owl Together Again Mug Set – so adorable!!

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71 Cassy January 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I am loving the Blueberry Buckle dress!! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/blueberry-buckle-dress It’s soo cute and it’s made out of cotton, so if I get tired of the blue, I can dye it purple or green or whatever! And if I won, I’d be over half way to getting it. :)

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72 kelly January 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!! You are the perfect combination of geeky and girly and I think that’s why everybody lovesyousomuch!
If I were let loose on ModCloth I would buy these sorbet bowls that I’ve been obsessing over but always talk myself out of buying (because I’m a big ole cheapster).
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/need-i-sorbet-more-bowl-set

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73 Caley January 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Congratulations on three years of blogging! From ModCloth, I would probably choose a dress…something to mix it up at work! :)

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74 katrien g January 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I just finished my exams and I sooooooo deserve a new dress!!

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75 Jaime Walker January 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I have never heard of this site before, and I am so glad that I did because now just about every dress on there is going on my Christmas list. Shopping for me will be so easy now! :) I looked and looked, and finally found a dress I loved with a high waist and flexible top, since I expect to be getting much rounder in the next few months, and I picked the Glamour Power to You dress in spearmint stripes. I am so happy to have found your blog, and wish it a very happy birthday and many more birthdays to look forward to :)

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76 Katherine January 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Hi Darla! Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy browsing your sweets for inspiration… It’s like everything on pinterest into one sweet treat! I would love that Zanzibar dress.

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77 Draygon January 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Happy birthday Bakingdom! I have always loved your posts! (ever since i saw your Harry Potter cotton candy cupcakes.) That cake loots AMAZING! I might have to change my daughters birthday cake recipe! Also Lalaloopsy dolls are mine and my daughters favorites!
I had never heard of Modcloth before but after checking it out its probably going to be my new favorite place to shop online ^-^ If i ever got anything from there it would probably have to be the High Low, I love you Dress its SO cute and I just know my daughter would play with the skirt! :]

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78 MaryB January 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I love Modcloth! I’m currently obsessed with a couple of darling dresses there so that’s what I would be getting, I’m sure. However, any time I look at the site I see something new I love. LOL This cake is gorgeous. Congrats on three years! Love your blog.

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79 Holly L. January 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I would TOTALLY get this Betsey Johnson bag! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/handbags/betsey-johnson-sequins-in-the-rain-bag

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for this chance too! Love your blog!

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80 Anita Boeira January 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

EASY! I’ve had my eye on the cat with eyeglasses sweater for a long time.

Congrats on your blog-birthday! I’m always so happy to see a new post from it on my feed. I’ve never actually tried to make anything, but just looking at it makes my day better.

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81 Jillian_R January 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

And the winner is… The Windy City Dress!!
Congratulations on your blogs 3rd birthday! I enjoy your posts and ModCloth is pretty snazzy too!
Great giveaway, thanks!!

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82 Peggy F January 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Happy blog birthday! I have made so many of your recipes, that my mother now asks ‘is this a Darla recipe?’ whenever I make something new – ha! ModCloth has so many wonderful things! I love the ‘That’s Doll, Folks’ dress!!

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83 Talia January 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Happy Blogiversary!
And I love modcloth! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/about-the-artist-dress-in-navy

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84 Ann January 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

i love shopping especially with prom coming up! i really liked this dress its called glowing places. its really funky looking with bright colors. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/glowing-places-dress

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85 Kirsten January 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

So happy to revisit ModCloth (looked at them a couple of years ago) and find that their plus section is much bigger now. Before it was impossible to find anything that would fit there’s a great black dress that I’d love to pick up with this gift card!

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86 Rachel K January 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m diggin’ Modcloth’s Venue in Vaduz Tee. Also, that cake looks amazing!

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87 Catie January 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Oh my gosh, you’ve created a monster by introducing me to this site! If I had to pick just one thing (yeah right), it would be the Precious Metals Dress!

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88 Stephanie January 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Kind intentions!!! I loooooove that dress!

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89 Marcie January 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I just wanted to tell you something. That thing that you said about baking and this blog being your creative outlet and thus keeping you sane? I couldn’t have worded it any better.
Almost precisely eight years ago, I was diagnosed with depression. I’ve seen many doctors since then, been handed many different diagnoses (depression, bi-polar, anxiety, social anxiety, etc.), taken a ton of different drugs in all sorts of doses, and even saw a counselor (who spent the majority of my time playing ridiculous activities like trying to decide what season or color I was – what does that have to do with anything?). I often gave up hope that I’d ever find a solution, and would stop the search for help altogether, withdrawing from the world including all of the people that cared about me.
But finally, there was a light. At first it started with a simple curiosity about making something from scratch. There was my childhood and forever favorite, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Then still a bit nostalgic, animal crackers/cookies – the kind that come in the circus box. Eventually it even became something I wanted to share – from the delicious but ugly red velvet shoe cake I made for my sister’s birthday to the gingerbread houses I now make every Christmas to the doggie treats for all “my” (really my friends’ or family’s) pets. At some point, baking became what I was known for. My family expected at least one new thing from me every time they saw me (and are now unsurprised when I spontaneously unload a smorgasbord of sweets), my old friends were always happy to greet me and whatever treat I brought along, and I was even making new friends. I started with cookbooks, then blogs, and now I’m even tweaking my own creations. When I’m in the kitchen, I feel like an unstoppable force. I’ll often find myself singing and dancing as I work. Besides when I go running, it’s one of the few times that my mind is clear and my soul unburdened.
That’s not to say that baking “cured” me. Far from it. (I had a wonderful boss with her own depression/anxiety issues that recommended an incredible therapist to me who I’ve been seeing for almost two years. With her help, I’ve come to understand my depression/anxiety issues – including accepting that this will forever be a struggle in my life – and how best to deal with them. If you’re curious or want to recommend a book on the subject, I highly recommend both “The Depression Cure” by Stephen S. Ilardi and “Self-Compassion” by Kristin Neff. I was seriously skeptical when my therapist assigned them both to me, but they are well-researched and well-written which are two things I most appreciate.) But baking has brought me solace through even the roughest of times.
And part of all of that, is you. I stumbled on your blog once so long ago and have been hooked ever since. Yours is the one that I tell people always has the best recipes that I get the most compliments on. Yours is the one that I trust when comparing similar recipes and looking for the best option. Yours is the one that I find myself laughing, crying, and pumping my fist in the air triumphantly right along with. And yours is the one that I come back to time and time again. You’ve jump started my creativity, shared my interests, and even provoked some new ones (I’m hooked on Dr. Who and currently knee-deep in the fourth season). Reading your blog feels like exchanging letters/emails with a friend who moved away, just a little more one-sided. Hopefully this is not at all creepy for you because I do realize that we haven’t actually met and I’m not like stalking you or keeping a wall of your posts in my basement. I don’t even have a basement, but if I did, it would be filled with lights and happy things to make it as unscary as possible. Cause I’m a total wuss when it comes to basements. And reptiles. And escalators.
Anyways, so I just wanted to thank you for all you have done and meant to me. Even if you didn’t have a clue. Happy third blogaversary! I sincerely wish you a very happy year.
PS: This week was my first at culinary school. And I LOVED it!

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90 anastassia January 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

happy birthday! i <3 modcloth and could always use a new dress.

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91 Lane L January 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I never heard of ModCloth before. Cute dresses, in a bit different colors and styles. I love the Day 1 of Work dress! Great color!

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92 Gemma January 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Happy blog-anniversary Darla! Needless to say that I love your blog since I commented every single post from the day I discovered Bakingdom. Your recipes are yummy, the pictures you took are wonderful and you’re a sweetie! :-)
That cake is the most perfect and deliciously tempting cake I’ve seen in a while! Beautiful pink frosting, yummy brownie cake and adorable glitter! I wish you to celebrate many more years in the blogsphere!
xoxo

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93 Sue January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Happy Happy Happy Blog Birthday!
Loop the Cute Boot in Black, is my pick.

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94 katc January 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I love modcloth’s mini dresses but I am too tall for them. When I bend over everyone can see my knickers… If I win I would try one of their longer lengths dresses. Or a nice pair of flats :)

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95 Lisa L. January 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Happy 3 years bloggy birthday!! I love your cake! :) If I one I would buy this great dress I think! So cute! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/network-and-play-dress Thanks for the chance to win!

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96 Kel January 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I love the take your peak gloves! thanks and congrats!

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97 Michelle January 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Happy blog birthday!!! My 3 year is coming up too and I do it for many of the same reasons you said! Always look forward to your fun creations, can’t wait to see what 2013 brings. As for mod cloth, totally some of their kitchen stuff-so many owls to choose from!

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98 Lily January 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I adore Modcloth dresses and would LOVE to have this one in particular: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/ignite-the-night-dress

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99 Jenn @ Icing on the Cake January 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Congratulations!! I love ModCloth and I think this Sundress to Impress is a winner! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/sundress-to-impress

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100 jenny January 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

i visit modcloth everyday and i’ve been pining for their storied romance dress!!!!!!

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101 Katy January 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I would love to win the DIY Not? Necklace… so cool. :)

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102 sabrina January 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Modcloth is like my life. Intenet life I mean, unfortunately its too expensive to be me actual life…but I am totally in love with the ‘When the Night Comes’ dress. Lace dresses are so beautiful!

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103 Julia January 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I just discovered Modcloth love it! I have a couple dresses that need to find their ways into my closet!

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104 Terri January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Congratulations on three years! You are so right about baking being a wonderful creative outlet – something I’ve really only discovered and embraced recently – and partly, in fact, to the discovery of your Rolo Brownie Trifle recipe (and Bakingdom as a whole) on Pinterest early in the new year! I couldn’t wait to re-create those gorgeous things, and I’ve been on a baking and cooking kick ever since. So thank you! :D

I love, love, LOVE ModCloth, so was easy to dip into my wishlist and pick out a new addition that I’m DYING to get my hands on -
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/kitchen-gadgets/roy-g-baker-food-prep-set
This gorgeous, colourful 9-piece food prep set needs to be in my life. Like, now. Haha :D

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105 Alisa Vongsawath January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I’m totally in love with the “You Are Cherry Welcome” dress!

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106 Milena January 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Oh goodness! Well, I almost never buy dresses for myself, subsisting on hand-me-downs. The one time I did was a beautiful solo dress that I use for cello recitals, and it’s so shiny and pretty. So I think I would get an everyday-but-special dress that I could wear out on happy days. :)

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107 Jessie January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I love everything on Modcloth. Really. Everything. I’ve also ordered a lot of stuff. In fact, I should probably consider making it my homepage… My favorite thing on the front page is the Nest Door Neighbor Top. Super cute.

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108 Erin Maree January 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

As much as I love the dresses, my wardrobe is filled to the brim with them (a girl can never have enough dresses!) so I would splurge on the cute homewares. Maybe the Mushroom stool?

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109 Jillian P January 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Happy Birthday! I went to check my modcloth wish list and saw the “Chevron the dance floor dress” I am in love!! It would be perfect for me to wear to my friends rehearsal dinner in May.

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110 Bernadette January 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Happy anniversary Darla! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes, photos, ideas and all the quirky nerd stuff with us. Thanks to you, my wee Hermionerd will have a nicely geeked out Harry party in March. I also loved Emma’s dress but never knew where it was from, what cute stuff!

I would have to say I really like the Pine with Me dress, I love green and it would be a nice dress for my daughter’s Communion in May. They do have cute kitchen items as well so it’d be a tough choice!

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111 Maebelle January 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Happy 3rd Birthday and many more to come!! Love your blog!

I adore flats!!! I have been needing new ones for-ever!!!! So if I win, I would totally get these pretty belles since finances have been a little tight these days!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/strappy-hour-flat-in-red

Always looking forward to what you have to make!!!

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112 Kelly S. January 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I’m so in love with this owl lamp!!! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/lighting/nocturn-owl-lifestyle-lamp

Congratulations on 3 big years! This cake looks delish!

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113 Anne L. January 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm
114 L. January 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Oh, this is so hard!
I adore the ‘ Right Mauve’ dress, as well as…. pretty much all the others (:

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115 Charlotte January 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Wow thank you for sharing this site! So hard to pick just one dress; I think I am in love with this site. But I do have a particular soft spot for this one here: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/mod-for-each-other-dress

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116 Liz January 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Haaaaappy Biiiiiirthday!!! :-D

I also adore Modcloth! I’ve never had the chance to buy anything yet, but I would love a dress from them!!

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117 Alanna S January 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning and it makes me happy too.

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118 Leticia January 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Happy anniversary to Bakingdom!!!! I’ll make this cake tomorrow for sure!
I felt in love to this one! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/strawberry-iced-tea-dress I want it so badly!

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119 Jessie Deleon January 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I would totally get whimsical items for my house. Love em!!!

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120 Jenny January 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I’d get the made to border dress!

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121 Sabrina January 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Definitely the what are you waiting photo necklace.
Photography is my passion, and this necklace just embodies what I love so much.

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122 Erica H. January 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I would buy this red lace dress
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/when-the-night-comes-dress-in-red
to wear for valentine’s day.
I have never ordered anything from ModCloth,
but I would buy all my dresses from this site if I could!

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123 Bethany January 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Happy birthday! I have a big ol’ Modcloth wishlist but one of my favorite items is the Diner-saurs Tea Towel :)

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124 Andrea January 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I’m SO glad this blog has done something for you in return for what it has done for me as a reader. Your posts always make me smile (and salivate), and you (in addition to one of my coworkers) have added Dr. Who to my geekery. This cake looks amazingly and simply delicious! Perhaps I shall demand it for my own birthday in September? ;) Well, I love ModCloth, so I have to join in this giveaway. I’ve been eyeing their Coach Tour Dress in Noir and the 712 More Things to Draw book. I am often seeking inspiration, and I Love to doodle. They stopped carrying the ‘prequel’ and I was thrilled when they started carrying this one. I, too, feel trapped and restless without a creative outlet. :) So glad you’re still here! -Andrea

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125 tania January 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I love the anatomy cutting board and the pi(e) pizza cutter! So clever!

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126 Rachel January 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Happy Birthday!

I couldn’t go past this glass set from Mod Cloth, have always been a fan of theirs http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/juice-stop-by-glass-set

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127 sara January 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I love the Start With The Basics Circle Scarf in Cornflower.

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128 Casey B. January 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Oh man! I love their dresses! It would be SO hard to choose just one! But definitely a dress!

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129 Sam January 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Happy Blog-irthday!
I love this mug – and I think my kids would too!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/tea-creature-mug

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130 Mandy January 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Happy blog birthday! I found your blog a little over a year ago. You had posted something about Doctor Who. Then, I realized it was a baking related blog and I have been a fan ever since. I’m a big Doctor Who fan and I also love to bake. I also LOVE ModCloth so it’s really hard to pick just one thing I would buy, but the “Grace Gardens” dress showed up in a Facebook ad for me the other day and I have been swooning over it ever since.

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131 Katie January 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Ahh congratulations on your 3rd birthday! I love your blog even more than I love adorable skirts that I implusive buy at 1am after a cookie binge ^.^

Heres my favorite (right now, they change by the minute!) ~
The “Belle of the Ball Skirt”, so beautiful!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/skirts/belle-of-the-ball-skirt-in-mesmerize

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132 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Happy Birthday!!

I love Modcloth! I’m kind of obsessed with all the cute owl accessories for the bathroom like the curtain and the shower rings!

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133 Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage January 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love ModCloth! I love that so many of their dresses are vintage-style, since that’s what I prefer in my clothing. I’m in deep smit with their Anchors A-Sway dress! It would be perfect for a 1940s event I’ll be attending next summer.

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134 Paula January 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Happy Blogversary!! I came here through CakeWrecks, the chocolate cake with orange and the pumpkin decorations, I think. Never leave after that. I don’t really cook but I tried some of your recipes and they were a great hit with my family.

Modcloth is wonderful. I love many, many things but right now, I love this umbrella http://www.modcloth.com/shop/umbrellas/ladybug-out-umbrella and a lot of the jewelry specially this earrings http://www.modcloth.com/shop/earrings/natural-utopia-earrings and this necklace http://www.modcloth.com/shop/necklaces/cogs-of-time-necklace

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135 Amanda January 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Happy Birthday! :)

Love the style of the Luck Be A Lady dress! So obsessed with all the dresses!

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136 Theresa January 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I would totally get this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/storied-romance-dress
It’s so cute! :) I’m now looking through this modcloth site haha.
Happy blog birthday! <3

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137 Terri January 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I like the Check Me Out Library Kit!

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138 Charlotte January 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Happy Birthday!!! I Love your blog!! I would love the pink boots…… Betsey Johnson Looking for Fun Boot…or the Charlotte’s Web T- Shirt!! You make me happy!!!

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139 Lindsey W.B. January 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Happy Blogiversary YAY!!!! And as for Modcloth I really really love this “Traveling Cupcake Truck” dress :3 http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/traveling-cupcake-truck-dress-in-black

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140 Chantelle January 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (kinda!) lol but I understand, you put so much heart into everything you make and then sharing it with us (thanks!) its like a little baby you gotta celebrate :) Although I gotta say… why doesn’t the cake have more glitter? :( can’t go wrong with glitter, why else would the 3 be higher then everything else? ;)

When I saw what your giveaway was I was like…. please…. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, let me win because I want this http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/when-the-night-comes-dress-in-red so much! But I just can’t afford it without any extra help :( ;) It was hard to pick just one thing! Its hard! Modcloth = love :)

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141 Kim January 25, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I love all! I love the owls, the dresses, and the boots.:)

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142 Thanh January 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I love your blog and some of the recipes I’ve tried have been awesome. Happy birthday!

I have never heard of mod cloth before but that blue dress that emma watson is wearing is delightful!

Checking out the website I love this dress! Storied Romance Dress – http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/storied-romance-dress

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143 Harmony January 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Aw, man. I always wish I could buy the things on ModCloth. Mostly the dresses. If I had my way, I would only wear cute dresses. But it is in the negatives here in Maine…

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144 Michelle January 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Oh my goodness, their clothes are great! I have this thing about cardigans, weird but I love them. I would get one of their beautiful cardigans. Or a birthday gift for my sister-in-law. She is hard to shop for and aftwr just a quick glance I saw three things she would love.

By the way, that cake is what really caught my eye! I’m going to make it to see if it’s as good as it looks. If so, it will be perfect for my daughter’s 3rd bday! Thank you!!

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145 mariam January 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

to choose only one Modcloth fave would be impossible, but my currents craves are this gorgeous sweater and this lovely top!

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/pullovers-sweaters/just-the-fox-ma-am-sweater
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/blouses/flash-fte-top-in-dots

mwaliji@gmail.com

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146 bianca @ sweet dreaming January 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

i’d love a dress from modcloth! they are all so adorable!

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147 Caitlin Mack January 26, 2013 at 12:37 am

A new dress, I have a “goal weight” dress picked out. It’s called “work with me” I think. Love your blog, I want to be you (but not in a creepy way) :-)

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148 sally January 26, 2013 at 2:30 am

this bag is so cute it makes me want to cry ;____;
i wonder if the design could be turned into a cake design…? :)

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/totes-backpacks/mushroom-of-ones-own-tote

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149 María January 26, 2013 at 3:29 am

I´d totally love a new dress like Again and A-Glen Dress, Quintessence of Style Dress in Amethyst or Soda Fountain Dress in Grape, aren´t they beatiful.

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150 Mary Anne January 26, 2013 at 3:36 am

Happy, Happy Blogiversary!

Let’s see… I love this:http://www.modcloth.com/shop/cardigans/fresh-and-keen-cardigan# because, well, it is a cardigan, and I love cardigans and it is BLUE and ORANGE, and my family has a slight obsession with that color combination. But, oh, the t-shirts… I could do some credit card damage with the t-shirts…

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151 Soroya January 26, 2013 at 4:05 am

Happy Birthday! I’d definitely love the Blushing Sunrise Cardigan from Modcloth.

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152 Kristen January 26, 2013 at 4:35 am

I had never heard of ModCloth so thank you!! There are so many pretty dresses, but being a SAHM I don’t need a dress very often. I can’t decide between the City Coasting Sweater and the New Girl Courage Top in Stripes. Happy Birthday :)

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153 Alexandra January 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

Thanks for the great giveaway. It’s my first time visiting Modcloth and it’s awesome. I’m loving the City Coasting sweater. Thanks for all your wonderful blog posts and Happy Birthday.

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154 Molly January 26, 2013 at 5:53 am

Definitely the Flamingo Go Get Em Bag. Because bright pink is my THANG. Or books. They have so many amazing books! Like Feminist Ryan Gosling and the Truck Foods cookbook!

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155 jaime January 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

I’m going for a new dress!

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156 Diana Giselle Sanabria Forcado January 26, 2013 at 6:24 am

I love the Corner Pocket Coat! Its color is fabulous! =D

The brownie looks great! It will be delicious!

Good week!!

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157 Krissy January 26, 2013 at 6:32 am

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and seeing the beautiful creations!

Secondly, how in the heck has life passed me by without me finding out about this amazing website called Modcloth. I LOVE the vintage style dresses. I’m all about that 1950s housewife that happily dons aprons around the house :)

I’m keeping my fingers crossed so I can buy this fabulous dress:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/on-the-go-go-dress

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158 Marili January 26, 2013 at 6:48 am

Love ModCloth’s headbands. I would definitely buy a couple of them :)

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159 Mari January 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

Happy Birthday Darla! Love that cake! Thanks for Modcloth–now my new addiction! Love the vintage line:) Picked out my dress-must have the Dotted Dessert Dress-what else!! It’s me! Can’t wait to win it! Thank you!

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160 Jacqui January 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

Happy birthday!! If I won I would buy this dress:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/sunset-sail-dress

I think it is gorgeous and so perfect for the warmer months!!

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161 Hannah H. January 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

I’d go for the new seaside snack wedges in fudge! Even the name sounds awesome!

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162 Amber A. January 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

Happy Birthday! I love your blog, and my daughter is a huge Harry Potter fan. She wants to have a HP birthday party this year, and we have been looking at all the neat HP recipes on your blog! She definitely wants me to make butterbeer!! I have never even heard of Modcloth, but they have really cute stuff! I especially liked the Terra dress in Cinnamon. Thanks for a great giveaway and here’s to many more years of Bakingdom!

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163 Evonne January 26, 2013 at 8:03 am

I really love the New York State of Shine Oxford. Silver glitter oxfords! The possibilities are endless.

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164 Catherine W. January 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

Please pick me! I want the Dance Instead of Walking Heels so badly. Love Modcloth!

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165 Stacey January 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

I am so dying to get something from Mod Cloth. I go and peruse all of their dresses. If I get this gift card I am going to buy a retro dress. Pick me please random.org

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166 Becca from Cookie Jar Treats January 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

This brownie cake looks absolutely marvelous. It’s adorable, and cute, and glittery, and fluffy, and just *sigh*

Happy Birthday Bakingdom! *<]:o)

As for ModCloth: I absolutely love them. They have such cute things, but I can't afford like any of it. :P I really like the Puttin' on the Spritz dress, the pretty partner skirt, and of course I had to look at the kitchen stuff and I basically need to have that pan-da frying pan! :3

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167 McKinze January 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

Congratulations! Three years of blogging is a huge accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself and all the effort that’s gone in to making this site a resource for all of us bakers. I don’t think I’ve commented before but I have made several of your recipes and read all your posts. And I appreciate all the work that has gone into Bakingdom!

And thanks also for the fun giveaway. I love ModCloth! I am a dress person, so I would choose the Lovely Little Birds dress. So fun for summer!

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168 Shelby Taylor January 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/night-tutu-remember-dress

i love this dress.. the colors are perfect together. it brings out my inner child and reminds me of my ballet classes when i was a little girl. so fun and flirty but still modest!

love the blog. xoxo shelby

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169 amelia January 26, 2013 at 9:05 am

Happy 3rd blog birthday, Darla!! This cake looks sooo gorgeous! :) If I were to win I’d love one of the gorgeous aprons they have!! They’re so pretty and would be a step up from my ‘domestically challenged’ apron the boy bought me a few years ago. Lucky for him I’ve learnt to love all things cooking and baking since then!!

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170 Holly Moser January 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

Oh my goodness! I want it all : ) I love love love the “your favorite things sweater.” It would look great with a neat skirt or a pair of pants, casual or dressy. Love it!

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171 Aravir January 26, 2013 at 9:34 am

Happy Blogiversary! Is it possible to pick just one thing from Modcloth? But if I had to only pick one, I think I’d want the “Brunch with Buds Dress in Wildflowers.”

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172 Amanda Thompson January 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!! I really like the Striking Style Necklace and the All Eyes on Me Scarf! And I love all of the socks ~ how cute!!

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173 Laura R January 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love the retro inspired dresses! this is one of my faves though http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/give-it-a-restoration-dress

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174 Sarah January 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

While I could definitely spruce up my work wardrobe with the network and play dress or frond memories top, I would not be able to pass up the book Darth Vader and Son for my 2 year old too.

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175 Emilyn January 26, 2013 at 10:19 am

…you’re asking me to pick only ONE thing?! Out of a whole website of amazing things?! I can’t do it…

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176 Beth January 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

You mean I have three YEARS of back reading to do?! :) I found your site last fall while searching for HP inspired recipes for my Hogwarts Halloween and have been hooked ever since. So far I’ve made the pretzel/nutella brownies, the s’mores cookies (i told my class i wanted smore of those good grades and these cookies were made to inspire them!), a blue and yellow layer cake, cockroach clusters, and i can’t remember what else. You have also turned me on to some other fun sites. THANKS!
If I were to win this contest, I would definitely begin with the “Work with Me Dress in Red Stripes” and I only wish I could find the red retro shoes she wears with it in the video.
Here’s to another 3 or 30 or ??? years of Bakingdom!

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177 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

Happy Blogaversary!

HOW CAN I PICK!!!?? One of my faves is this adooorable dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/network-and-play-dress

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178 Robin January 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

Happy Blogiversary! Yay you! I hadn’t heard of Modcloth before and boy, was I delighted to see what they had. The shoes. Oh, My Goodness. The shoes!

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179 Birgit January 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

That little doll on the cake, looks absolutly adorable!!

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180 Jenna O January 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

Happy 3 years! ^^ I love this dress:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/all-in-a-twirl-dress
Just great for me :P

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181 Mélanie January 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

Right now my favorite thing is the Gathering of Gals Dress :
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/gathering-of-gals-dress
Thank you for this fun giveway and Happy 3rd Birthday ! ^^

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182 Courtney January 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Happy Birthday To YOU!!! Love your pink cutie cake too! Modcloth has such amazing items and I could easily spend that $50 gift card in about 2 seconds. I really like the Scoop of Sorbet Dress in Blue, http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/scoop-of-sorbet-dress-in-blue.

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183 Corisa January 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I love the eyelit spy dress especailly for easter!

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184 Maneesha Pradhan January 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I would go for a dress for sure. Though I think my daughters would want to steal this prize.

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185 Kim C. January 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY to Bakingdom!!! I LOVE your blog! Everything about it!! Your recipes, Gorgeous Dessert Creations, Photography, Stories, etc. You’re VERY TALENTED and I’m very HAPPY for YOU and for Bakingdom and I look forward to visiting your blog for years to come. :D
That Cake looks beautiful and of course delicious and the little dolly is adorable.
I love ModCloth, their dresses are so very pretty and I am definitely in love with the Crafty Party Dress in Stone Grey with the lovely purple sash, my favorite colors!!

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186 Marjie January 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/wine-and-dynamic-dress-in-glass-window. This is the cute dress that I would pick if I were the winner. Modcloth has a lot of cute clothes for all different people. I have never seen the site before today. I will need to mark it as a favorite!
I love to bake and I like seeing your creative ideas. Haven’t found the cherry chips to make the cupcakes for Valentines day but I am hoping to find something before then.

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187 Nikki January 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I’d put it towards the traveling cupcake truck dress!

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188 Beth M. January 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Oh my word. So many cute things! I would get the Convivial Pursuit Dress, the Cupcakes and Candles Dress, or the Luck Be a Lady Dress in Violet. Or maybe all three. :)

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189 Whitney Terry January 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I would definitely go for a dress, I hardly own or even wear any at all. Something fun would be great to have. :D

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190 Crystal January 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

First I have to say I LOVE modcloth! I literally have about 65 things in my wishlist just waiting to be bought. Like this dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/indigo-gardens-dress …. sadly though it’s always out of stock :( Oh…. and Happy Birthday! I think more then half of the cookbook I use is your recipes.

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191 Angela January 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I have been drooling over the windy city dress for several months now. I would definitely put it towards that. Happy 3rd Birthday :)

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192 Stacy January 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I’d never heard of Modcloth before – loads of nice stuff! As an art teacher I don’t get many opportunities to wear things that I can’t easily get tempera paint out of…That being said, I found myself REALLY liking the Grace Gardens dress. Happy Blogiversary :)
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/grace-gardens-dress-in-slate-grey

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193 Linda January 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I actually think you read my mind. Along with visiting your blog everday, I check Modcloth everyday for their new arrivals! I am currently loving the In the Key of Chic dress. I love music and play both the clarinet and piano, and have been watching this dress for a couple months! Happy Birthday!

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194 ashley January 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I would buy as many pairs of poetic licence shoes as possible. I love that brand and modcloth always has a great selection. I also love their dresses… but I’m in a shoe phase right now!

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195 Ashley January 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I’m not that much of a shoe person, but the nine out of tenacious shoes in red really caught my eye. Lots of character!

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196 Stephanie A January 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I’m in love with Modcloth. So much so that I’m not allowed to look at the website unless I actually need something, cause then I just want all the things. All the dresses, oh my. It’s like my dream world.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/plum-role-dress

Specifically that one. It’d be so fetching in my collection of other Modcloth dresses.

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197 Kate D. January 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Oh definitely the DwellStudio Fireside throw. What a great site!

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198 Carly January 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Happy blog-o-versary!!!

I’d have to start with these “To the letter” mugs because the hubby and I are huge scrabble fans!

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/to-the-letter-mug

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199 Amanda W January 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm

My favorite is the Luck be a lady dress.

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200 Megan Kell January 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

So, I found this really pretty little turquoise dress, I mean it’s adorable (and my size is actually in, which is highly unusual), and it has this sheer black lace collar, it’s just a really generally lovely dress. Which I have no specific purpose for, but I could always wear it to Improv shows (I go to one in a coffee house just off my college campus every couple of weeks), or class. So I could find a use for such an pretty dress.
It’s here: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/like-you-a-lattice-dress if you want to see it. Like I said, I’m in love.

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201 dani January 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm
202 Emilia January 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I love Modcloth! I’ve gotten a dress from them before, but I think this time I’d stick to something for the home like this cute kitchen canister or owl hand towel. Or maybe a cookbook like Tiny Food Party or Vintage Cakes. (I’ve had my eye on the second book for a while.)

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203 Ashley January 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Happy 3rd blogaversary!

Modcloth is amazing.. they also have the vintage-style one-pieces I’ve been looking for so I’d have to splurge!

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204 Esther January 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I’m a sucker for filigree—love those ferrotype earrings! And….happy blogiversary!!

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205 Susana I. January 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Not sure, maybe a dress like the Obviously Adorable Dress…

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206 Barb January 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

OH MY the meow for measuring cups!!

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207 Carlie January 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hi Darla! First let me say Happy Birthday! I love your blog, I think it is Fantastic and you do an awesome job!
I found this cute little black dress called When the Night Comes Dress! Super Sexy!

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208 AJ January 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Congrats! I love this site and your recipes are always amazing.
And I’m in love with the Great Scottsdale Dress.

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209 April B. January 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I would love to get some cute flats. Between a large shoe size, a student budget, and bad knees I find it incredibly difficult to find shoes which are both comfortable and fun to wear.
Then again, I do really love the new Garden et Moi Dress.

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210 Elizabeth January 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I love their dresses and their coats are to die for too!

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211 Paola Santarriaga January 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I love your blog! You inspired me to start the baking hobby happy 3rd anniversary from México¡
I love this from Mod Cloth
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/skirts/cupcake-artist-skirt

Thanks

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212 Tavaril January 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

What a weird coincidence – I just discovered Modcloth last week! I’d go for the Acoustic Coffee Shop Dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/acoustic-coffee-shop-dress. I usually never wear anything girly or lacy, but it’s just so darn pretty!

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213 Cat January 27, 2013 at 12:11 am

Happy Bloggiversary!!

I have had my eye on Navy Too Late Dress for a while! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/navy-too-late-dress

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214 Sara Minisquero January 27, 2013 at 3:58 am

Oh look at this bad girl: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/black-tie-optimal-dress
Vintage chic, elegant yet flirty. I’m in lurve with this dress. And happy Bakingdom birthday!!

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215 Rena January 27, 2013 at 5:37 am

Love the vogue versatility boot! I would so love a pair of booties, don’t have any yet ;) happy blogiversary we love you!!

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216 Jessica January 27, 2013 at 5:43 am

Oh how I heart ModCloth. I check the site almost daily for updates. They have the best dresses. I’ve had my eye on a few but the Day After Day dresses are calling my name.

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217 Karla G January 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

Happy Blogiversary!! And, the Eyelet Spy Dress looks too, too cute!!

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218 Andrea R January 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

I’m so happy that you have had three years of happiness in this blog. I love it as well. I remember the beginning, and I’m happy to say that your blog still makes me happy. I love seeing everything you do, and living vicariously through your craftiness and creativeness. I am not, but I can recreate. Because of you my kids get to work with me in the kitchen and then eat the results. My kids love to be in the kitchen with me! Happy Blogiversary to you! I am so excited to see what you have coming in the future!

Oh, and…http://www.modcloth.com/shop/skirts/le-centre-pompidou-skirt This skirt is fabulous! I could totally see myself in it!

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219 Deanna F January 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your blog! And who knew Modcloth had stuff for the house – I have just been admiring all their cute clothes. It’s hard to choose, but I pick the Dining Fable Lunch Bag :)

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220 Deanna G. January 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm
221 buttercream bakehouse January 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love Modcloth too but I have been too chicken to purchase clothing online. Do you think they are true to size? I love this bathing suit. YIKES!!! A bathing suit purchase without trying it on? I will be brave and try it.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/onepiece-swimwear/tread-all-over-one-piece

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222 Bourbonnatrix January 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

i *love* the lalaloopsy sitting on the edge of your cake plate… they are so pretty! thanks for sharing the wonderfulness that is modcloth! i’m going to buy the dino head to put above our fireplace.

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223 Anne January 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!

I love the RSV Pretty dress!!

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224 Kaitlin January 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

This looks sooo yummy!

And now I’m in love with ModCloth which is bad since I also just paid my bills and there’s no money left for cute dresses! But I love the Still Life As We Know It. Very cute.

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225 Shannon January 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I love the Windy City dress!

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226 Jan January 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Flats – need a pair of green ones to go with a new sweater and purse. :-)

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227 Alondra Olvera January 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I would loooveee to get these booties, I have been looking at them for a while. LOVE LOVE LOVE MODCLOTH http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-boots/know-when-to-fold-em-boot

I hope you had a fantastic 3rd birthday! I love seeing all your new posts Darla :) here is too many more

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228 Maria January 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Happy 3rd blog birthday! So tired of winter….definitely ready for a fun, flirty spring dress!

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229 Yoshiyo January 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I love your blog! All the photographs you take are absolutely delightful to look at! <3 Been, following your blog for about a year, but haven't commented yet. I always enjoy flipping through your recipies and pictures of food though : )
Happy third year!
and here's what caught my eye on modcloth:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/cardigans/i-seed-what-you-mean-cardigan

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230 Harley January 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Happy Birthday!! I absolutely love this blog.I love Confessions of a cookbook queen as well.I had never heard of mod cloth before!But i love it!!Wow and the things you picked are the things I would get!Its like we have the same taste in clothing. :) I would love to get Comfy Critters flats as well.how cute!

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231 Lisa January 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Since I just got a job (!!!), I’d buy something I could wear to work…like maybe the Skews Me Please or On a School Night dress, and I’m already in love with the Vintage Reserve Alice Heel and the Umbrella Statement flats.

Ay ay ay, I think me knowing about Modcloth is just going to be trouble!!

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232 Kajal January 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Happy Blog-versary Darla! Bakingdom has inspired me in many ways, so here’s wishing you have many, many more! :)
Modcloth looks fab, i’m going berserk seeing all that lovely stuff! Favs are the from the Kitchen & Dining – Tabletop section: ‘Mix & Munch Flatware Set in Ocean’ and ‘Multicolor’. Oooh, i’m also loving the ‘Juice Stop By Glass Set’!! (Told ya i was goin berserk!). Also loving the ‘Cutensils Flatware Set’!
Dunno what you have started here, but Modcloth sure is addictive! :D
Cheers Darla!

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233 Rebecca January 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Happy anniversary birthday! Thank you for giving us such an amazing blog to read! I think you should do some more special harry potter themed things :)

I LOVE MODCLOTH! They are such an amazing site and I am glad they are shipping to Canada now. My favorite dress right now is the RSV Pretty Dress. I am getting married in November so I am on a tight budget meaning no dress for me :(

Hope all is well!

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234 Jo-Ann January 27, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Happy birthday! I love the ‘Adoring You’ dress from Modcloth!

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235 Melitta January 28, 2013 at 1:40 am

Such a cute cake.
And honestly; had heard of mod cloth but never officially been on the site ’til you brought it up.
That said, The More the Marigold Flats are so darling and vibrant!
Happy Birthday Bakingdom!

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236 Liding January 28, 2013 at 2:26 am

ohhh I love modcloth so much! It’s what made me start to like dresses- although not to start wearing them, since I don’t exactly have the means to buy myself one of the many gorgeous frocks on there. However, my absolute favourite item on there would probably have to be this fantastic wallet (http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wallets/the-definition-of-darling-wallet) which looks like a dictionary- I’m a total sucker for those types of things :)
Happy third Bakingdom-birthday! I’ve been informally following you for a while now and loved every minute of it!

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237 Nicki January 28, 2013 at 3:33 am

They have sooo many cute things over at ModCloth! Thank you for pointing me in their direction!
I would love to spent the gift card on this apron: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/linens-aprons/cooking-owl-day-apron
It’s out of stock at the moment, but apparently they sometimes re-order if you tell them you n e e d it. :)

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238 Rachel January 28, 2013 at 4:34 am

Happy Birthday Bakingdom!
I love the Whirlwind Traveler Bootie! :)

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239 lisa January 28, 2013 at 4:52 am

Happy 3rd Birthday, Bakingdom!
I love reading your blog! Thank you for your funny, personal, delicious insights from your kitchen!
I neverd heard of ModCloth before, but I am looking at it right now and the Milk Manners Glass Set would definitely be my thing http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/milk-manners-glass-set
or the World Class Cookie Cutters http://www.modcloth.com/shop/kitchen-gadgets/world-class-cookie-cutter-set :)
Thank you for the international giveaway, it’s great to have a chance too :)
Much love,
Lisa from Graz (Austria!)

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240 Liz A. January 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

The color and flexibility of the Versatile Lifestyle Dress wins my vote. That dress looks so comfy, and easy to dress up or down.

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241 Sheila January 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

Happy Birthday! I adore Modcloth so much! I am currently loving the Bright Student flat! They are so unique and I would love to own them!

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242 Danielle January 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

Happy Birthday Darla! I love your blog so much! I am totally in love with Modcloth so this giveaway is really exciting:D I am IN LOVE with the Wizard of Awesome dress! I hope I win so I can buy it!

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243 rachel January 28, 2013 at 8:13 am
244 Heidi L January 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

Love the Soda Fountain dress!
That frosting looks delicious – like I could just eat it with a spoon.

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245 Sarah Rainwater January 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

Because every girl needs a fabulous birthday party dress!

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/traveling-cupcake-truck-dress

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246 Melissa January 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

Oh my! Thank you for the introduction to ModCloth! I’m in love with these Bonjour Dreams Pillows
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/furnish-decorate/in-bonjour-dreams-pillowcase-set

I love France and the idea of these pillows on my bed makes me giggle inside and laugh about my husbands reaction as he is overly tired of the Eiffel Towers and French phrases around the house :)

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247 Carrie January 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

Hi Darla!!

I absolutely love ModCloth and am in desperate need of the Grace Gardens dress in slate grey. It is so elegant and enchanting! It makes me feel like I could dine with the Crawleys at Downton! I digress…

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!!

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248 Alice January 28, 2013 at 8:59 am

I’ve had my eye on the Rob Ryan plate sets at ModCloth for a while (http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/living-a-foodie-tale-plate-set). Too pretty!

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249 Keroppi January 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

Shoes!

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250 Diana January 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

I would love that owl tea set, too cute! Happy 3rd birthday :)

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251 Britney January 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Oh my gosh! Happy blog birthday! And I love that sweet little doll. Those dolls sure do make me happy when I walk past them in the shops. As for Modcloth. My word! It’d be so hard to pick just one item. I usually hop on to see what they have and spend hours looking at their prettiest items! I am pretty much in love with the retro swimsuits avaliable! Not to mention all the pretty lace items in the new Susan Selects look book! Darla you are brilliant! Happy Birthday!

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252 Christy January 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I love Bakingdom so Happy Birthday!! I am now loving Modcloth so I need a gift card! I have a list of wants from a 5 minute browse: the Time to Bow bracelet, the Let’s Stick Two-gether rings, the Fruit Blossoms necklace, and the I Link it’s Love necklace are my starters!

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253 Jennifer W January 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Happy birthday to Bakingdom!! I found your blog about a year and a half ago and it quickly became one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your passion with your readers! I am new to Modcloth, but not for long. I found about twelve dresses that I just absolutely have to have. One is the Chevron the Dance Floor dress. I have two weddings to attend this spring so this might just have to be my party dress!

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254 Sara January 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Happy blogiversary! I would loooove to use a gift card and go shopping. I’m moving to LA so I would love a fun flirty dress!

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255 Emma B January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I absolutely adore ModCloth!! I love owls and they have the cutest owl stuff. I think if I had $50 to spend, I’d have to get this adorable owl tote I’ve been eyeing… and maybe a sweater….and some jewelry lol

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256 Sidney P. January 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I’ve never heard of ModCloth before and thank you for introducing it to me !

Within 10 minutes of surfing it and i’ve already got my eyes set on the below bag:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/handbags/work-illustrated-bag

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257 Ericka G. January 29, 2013 at 4:10 am

Happy birthday to your wonderful blog! Your photography is fantastic – and I must say, love it when you show off your geeky nature (since I am rather geeky too!). I wish you many happy blog-iversaries to come!

I have been eyeing some dresses on ModCloth for many months now! It’s already hot in Florida and I’m daydreaming of comfy sundresses. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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258 Brittany McIntyre January 29, 2013 at 5:13 am

Happy Birthday Bakingdom!!!!!! I have to log on every week just to see what new and delish treet you have came up with. Thank you for doing what you do!

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259 Herlin January 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

Happy birthday! I love your blog. And I also love this dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/pick-of-the-licorice-dress.

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260 nushechka January 29, 2013 at 7:00 am

Happy birthday! i like Network and Play Dress

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261 Lisa January 29, 2013 at 7:44 am

This cake looks ah-ma-zing!! When are you inviting me over for a tasting?
I found a few awesome things on ModCloth: for example this Tardis and Dalek shaker set http://www.modcloth.com/shop/kitchen-gadgets/doctor-the-recipe-shaker-set
or this bag http://www.modcloth.com/shop/handbags/full-course-load-bag
or this dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/frill-there-was-you-dress
or this one http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/masterful-monologue-dress

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262 Sophie January 29, 2013 at 8:06 am

I love the Luck Be a Lady Dress in Potpourri!
Happy Birthday!

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263 Kim January 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

There is an awesome shirt that says “I Shih Tzu Not.” I love shih thus!

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264 Stephanie January 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

You may have done something very, very bad. Like start a new shopping addiction. But your posts of sweet treats make up for it!

I’d looooove to get a dress from Modcloth! Like the criss-crossing border dress in blossoms or I Pink I Can.

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265 Kayleigh January 29, 2013 at 9:29 am

I would buy a new dress for my cousin’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s party that’s coming up!!

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266 Monique January 29, 2013 at 9:40 am

I recently made a cake with brownie layers too! I mean, how can one go wrong with a brownie cake?! ;) It’s not as cute as yours, but it was perfect for the “hockey is back!” get together I went to. (http://instagram.com/p/UsaFukg5pl/) :)

As for ModCloth, there are so so SO many things on there that I’ve been eyeing for quite some time, one of them been the Definition of Darling Wallet, which the nerd and book lover in me demands to have! lol

Oh, and, Happy 3rd Birthday, Bakingdom! :D

P.S. I love the Ella Fitzgerald quote and I love Ella Fitzgerald! <3

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267 Delores January 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

Happy 3rd Birthday! I love reading your posts and trying your super yummy recipes :)

Never heard of Modcloth but checked it out and LOVE their dresses. Thinking about ordering “What a Keeper Dress in Chambray”. So cute!

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268 Celestine January 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

Extra Soar-age shower caddy! Too cute! Congrats on three years!

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269 terry January 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/worn-with-aplomb-dress

I LOVE this dress, I would have loved to wear it years ago but now it is a bit to young for me. But I still love this dress.

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270 Emily January 29, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Oh gosh, I love EVERYTHING ModCloth. In particular, this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/perfect-poise-peacock-dress Their clothes are so beautiful. I’m obsessed. <3 Just like I'm obsessed with that strawberry frosting, yum!

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271 Beth January 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I would get the Charter School Cardigan in Black! I have a thing for super versatile and classic pieces and modcloth always does such a nice job :)
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/cardigans/charter-school-cardigan-in-black
I hope you had a very happy 3rd birthday!

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272 Racheel January 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Happy Birthday!
I love mod cloth and would adore any of the retro floral dresses.

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273 Amber R. January 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I am obsessed with the Charmed to a Tea set. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tabletop/charmed-to-a-tea-set
I’ve wanted a dainty, pretty little tea set for years and have never found one I like enough to buy. I drink tea every morning, and on weekends my husband and I sit over tea at breakfast and play chess and eat oatmeal with our toddler son.

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274 Sam S. January 29, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Happy 3rd!!!!!

I am so in love with this shower curtain, it’s out of stock currently though.
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/bath-decor/swell-acquainted-shower-curtain

Since the curtain is out of stock, I would probably get this because it is fantastic!!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wallets/to-have-and-to-hold-wallet

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275 Caitlin January 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Happy Birthday! I’ve been following you for quite some time now!
Thanks for tip on modcloth! this (http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/nominee-of-the-night-dress) would be perfect for the Mad Men themed party I am hosting soon :)
Cheers!

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276 Kelly January 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Yeesh, it’d be tough to pick just one thing. I’m eyeing those Up to Parlour shoes, but since it says there’s just one pair left (eek) I’d go for some of those camisoles…so versatile!

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277 Helen Kurtz January 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

O.M.G.!! Now I can understand why you have so many dresses from that fabulous site!! How can I ever choose just one?!? I am into purple at the moment so definitely Time of My Life Dress!! I also like Windy City Dress and Heart Over Heels Dress is too adorable!! If only I knew this site, My Favorite Macaron Dress would be perfect for my birthday yesterday (Jan 28th)!! I made my first 4 layers french vanilla alternate with strawberry cake and frosted with a ruffled swiss merginue buttercream in PINK!!! So pretty & yummy!! :D

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278 Helen Kurtz January 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Oh!! Apologies!! I got all excited about the dresses and forgot to wish you!! HAPPY 3rd BLOGGAVERSARY!!

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279 Audrey Ker January 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog with the adorable ideas and inspirations in baking and craft! I’ve not heard of ModCloth before, but browsing through the website, I’m in LOVE! Such gorgeous dresses! I love the Swathed in Suave Dress…it would be so awesome to have such a lovely dress, especially for me who always have problems purchasing cute dresses :)

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280 Ashley January 30, 2013 at 8:11 am

I would LOVE one of those swimsuits… Finally, something flattering in a one piece! Thanks for the giveaway, and happy blogiversary!

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281 Cindy January 30, 2013 at 8:19 am
282 Emily January 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

Happy birthday!!! <3 What an adorable cake :))

I love nearly the entire section of apartment things at Modcloth. This doormat is fantastic :) http://www.modcloth.com/shop/curtains-rugs/looking-up-doormat

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283 Amy S. January 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

I love the Hepcat Dress in Cherry! Happy 3rd to you!

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284 cathy January 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

Happy Anniversary, Darla!
I’m totally digging the All in a Twirl dress. Very cute!

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285 Angela B January 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

I am serious need for a new pair of flats!!!

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286 Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

I really like the Just Can’t Wheat Dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/just-can-t-wheat-dress

I envision myself wearing it with some really bright purple tights and shoes.

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287 Genevieve January 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

I absolutely LOVE this dress. Plus, it has “cupcakes” in the name! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/cupcakes-and-candles-dress

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288 Ms Monica January 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

I really need a new pair of boots for all of my steampunk costumes so I would probably buy the Prospectress Boots that they have! <3 I just adore your lalaloopsy dolls!

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289 Danielle January 30, 2013 at 9:44 am

Happy Blog Birthday! :D As for Modcloth, I want pretty much everything on that website. The Lady Love Song Dress in Fern (this one! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/lady-love-song-dress-in-fern ) is AMAZING. It’s at the top of my wishlist right now. :)

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290 Kim January 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

Happy Blog Birthday!!

I love this pretty blue lace dress at Modcloth.
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/when-the-night-comes-dress-in-blue

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291 Amy January 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

I love ModCloth and it’s so hard to pick just one thing! I have so many weddings coming up this year that a few more cocktail dresses would be key! Like this one:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/breathtaking-belle-dress

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292 Beth M January 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

Happy Birthday, Bakingdom!!

I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it. Books! On my body! Everywhere!: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/a-plot-to-love-dress

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293 brandi January 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

Oh, I love their dresses!

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294 Maria Elena Preciado January 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

Happy Bloggiest of Blogs Birthdays! Modcloth is amazing. Not as amazing as chocolate or glitter or nerdy girly stuff, but that’s why I have Bakingdom. Limiting to one thing or category is hard. I do think I’d take the Coach Tour dress in any or all of the colors they have. Then I’d have to get some cute tights and more shoes to match each one, of course some jewelry and pretty hair accessories. . . . .

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295 Melinda @cookingalamel January 30, 2013 at 10:55 am

yay, happy third birthday bakingdom!! i’m holding out for the teal for two bag to come back.. i am in love with it!

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296 Molly January 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

I’ve been in love with Modcloth AND Bakingdom for years so this giveaway is perfection to me!
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/brunch-with-buds-dress-in-wildflowers (Pockets! This dress has pockets!)

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297 Kaylee January 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

It’s a toss up between these two dresses, I love them both.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/coral-concert-dress This one is so bright and colorful and just plain girly.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/backyard-barbecue-dress And the ruffles on this dress are perfect.

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298 Laura January 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Happy Birthday!

I’ll never forget the first thing I saw from you. I was perusing Cakewrecks and saw your rainbow heart cake and I was all :O WOW. So then I hurried over here and fell in love. I’ve made tons of your recipes and loved them all!! Then, when I met my boyfriend, who is diabetic, I had to figure out how to make everything sugar-free. Still delicious. Thank you for your beautiful blog, fun personality and, of course, yummy yummy recipes!

I’ve never heard of ModCloth, but wow, what amazing clothes! I love the Soda Fountain dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/soda-fountain-dress-in-cherry#

Here’s to many, many more bloggiversaries!

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299 Pamela January 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Yay! Happy birthday Bakingdom! I absolutely adore this site, I’ve made your apple caramel bread many times and everyone always loves it <3
As for me, I would have to get a new spring dress, I badly desire a new spring dress, something like the "My Finest Aura Dress" it's absolutely adorable!

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300 Kelly January 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I am OBSESSED with modcloth!!! I would put it towards buying this dress :) http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/apple-pie-perfection-dress

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301 Jackie January 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Oooh, there are a lot of lovely things on ModCloth! I’ve already found a few options: there’s a beautiful purple skirt I’d love to add to my wardrobe, and I found a great bathing suit for if I decide to give in to my boyfriend’s desire to see me in swimwear.

Happy blogger-birthday! ^_^

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302 Cuppers January 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Lovely lovely. Happy Birthday bakingdom! By the way, love your sweet pink cake.

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303 Ashley G. January 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Wow! Thanks for introducing me to ModCloth! Officially Obsessed!!!!! 2013 is a big year for me in the friends department. My bestie and another close friend are getting married-total number of showers so far =4, plus another close friend is having her first baby…Big year for dresses! I would love to buy a dress from ModCloth as they are absolutely adorable and I have many, many occasions coming up! Thank you for your blog! It brings me joy each day! Thanks!

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304 Liz Cruse January 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Happy happy birthday to Bakingdom!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the jewelry. Totally want the striking style and wonderland necklaces…to start with!

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305 Virginia Cordero January 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Happy blog-birthday!! I couldn’t really naildown just one thing, but it would be between this lovely dress http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/kind-intentions-dress , their travel equipment and the kitchen gear. Adorable!

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306 Chloe January 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Happy Anniversary! Whenever I read what you make, I always want to make it all!
So glad you talked about ModCloth, went to their site and they have so many amazing pieces!
I especially love their Gotta Guava Dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/gotta-guava-dress

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307 Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) January 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I absolutely love the I Pink I Can dress!! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/i-pink-i-can-dress

it is perfect for a date night, or to wear to my sister’s baby shower!! :)

thanks so much for the chance!

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308 Bonny January 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Happy birthday Bakingdom! Congratulations on the 3rd blog anniversary!!! I love any of their jewlery and dresses and such, So it’s just to hard to pick! ^_^

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309 Tegan January 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I would definitely buy this shaker set (http://www.modcloth.com/shop/kitchen-gadgets/doctor-the-recipe-shaker-set) because I LOVE Doctor Who!

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310 Melody James January 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the “When You Can Dance” dress!

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311 Kelsey January 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Hi Darla! I’ve followed you on your blogging adventures all three years and I’m so happy that you’re continuing on strong! :D My favorite modcloth dress is this one:
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/stopping-the-show-dress
I love it because it makes me want to go out on the town and dance the night away!

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312 Jenni Elrod January 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I love your posts so much! Congrats on the 3rd birthday and keep up all the geeky stuff!!!

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313 Megan January 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I am in love with the ‘Tea To Go’ Dress. I has a Peter Pan Collar and those are so adorable and it’s FLORAL! to good things in one dress. Ahhh.

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/tea-to-go-dress

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314 Sarah January 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Wow, can’t believe its been 3 years :D That cake looks absolutely delish, however myself being a mere mortal could never hope to whip up anything that scrumptious.
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/teal-twirl-dress
I do adore this little dress, simple and elegant and also in my favourite colour.

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315 Janne January 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Happy birthday! Thank you always for your incredible recipes, Darla!! And ohhh my goodness, how COULD I pick just one thing from ModCloth? I’ve adored them for years and years now – I have more than 20 items in my wishlist haha. Right now I have my eye on this dress: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/pull-up-a-cherry-dress Although, this one is just too cute not to have: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/traveling-cupcake-truck-dress

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316 Clarissa January 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Such a tought decision! I’m absolutely in LOVE with Modcloth and my wishlist is ever-expanding (unlike my closet…), but if I had to pick one thing as my favourite on the site, I would have to say it would be their Coach Tour Dress. It comes in 9 different colours and patterns (check it out here: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/search?keyword=coach+tour+dress&category=all-categories&commit=Search), and I want it in 8 of them! It’s perfect for teaching, or a night out! :)

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317 Marsha January 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Love your blog, it’s completely adorable. I like the bottom line skirt :) on modcloth.

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318 Jeremie January 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Love the cake! Happy anniversary!

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319 Lydia January 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m in love with the “Black tie optimal dress.”

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320 Rebeka M. January 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Happy happy birthday!! I LOVE ModCloth, too! I’m doing a lot of travel this spring and would love to buy a new tote or purse. ^.^

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321 Laura-kim Allmayer January 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I would buy stationery – planners and notecards and all of that stuff :))

(email laurakallmayer@gmail.com)

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322 Denise January 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Happy Birthday!!! My daughter absolutely adores Modcloth for their dresses! But I would love to buy some more cutesy things for my kitchen, like the Owl Mug Set….adorable!

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