Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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Today I'm 48 which seems so weird to me...I feel more like 38. Where has the time gone?

Last weekend Lauren said we should get our favorite cake for my birthday. Our favorite cake is Burnt Almond Cake from Dick's Bakery in San Jose. This cake is their specialty and it is so good! Ever since Lauren mentioned that cake I couldn't stop thinking about it (I blame it on dieting) so even though my birthday is today I went and bought the cake on my way home from work yesterday and we had it last night! I could barely taste it because I have a horrible cold! Bummer!

My friends at work were laughing at me for ordering my own birthday cake but when you're single you have to do things like this for yourself! I not only do it for me but for Lauren. I think it teaches her that you have to not only think about others but yourself as well. I think that's a valuable lesson for anyone! Don't you?

Yes, I'm still on my diet even though I'm eating Birthday cake...I'm down 13 lbs so far.


just a little bit shabby said...

Happy Birthday! Cindy. Hope your year is FABULOUS!
Congratulations on your weight loss. That takes will power. You've shown that in lots of other places in your life, too. It isn't easy to work, raise a family and do all the things you do.
Continued happiness in the coming year!

Michelle said...


This looks so good I could jump into the computer and eat it! I love your website!!


Debbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cindy - I hope you have a fabulous birthday. I know the best years are still ahead for you. I wish for you that house on Martha's Vineyard....and all the funds necessary to decorate it in the style you have shared with us of your lovely apartment. You seem like a truly kind sweet and caring individual. I really like you and love reading your blog.

Bambi said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy. I hope you have a wonderful day. And enjoy every moment of that cake with Lauren! You are teaching her wonderful lessons of life.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I'm proud of you for getting the cake. I am the mom of sons. Sometimes I do things for myself because I hope to show them something that girls might like. They are so clueless you know.

Way to go on the weight loss. It's hard but so worth it.

Debbie Kay said...

Happy Birthday my sweet blog friend. Eat deserve it!



tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Awesome! I meant to ask you about that the other day...13 is great!!!
And a VERY happy birthday to you too, you skinny little thing!

M ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday. Oh Cindy, didn't you know when it is your birthday cake the calories don't count. They stay on the plate and it's your little birthday gift from the birthday fairy. LOL

Everyone has to enjoy a yummy every now and then.

Hope you feel better soon.


Jodi said...

Happy Birthday My fellow Libra! I turned 35 yesterday. I just was searching the net for decorating ideas and I came across your blog. Your decor is beautiful. I love the colors. It is an inspiration for my home. Nice Job!

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!!! I hope you have a most enjoyable day and I wish you all the best in this coming year!!!

Glenda said...

Happy Birthday to you......

Another September baby.

That's sad not being able to taste it. The cake looks delish.


Judi said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! 48? No wonder you feel 38....age is just a state of mind (so...try feeling 18 tomorrow!)! Congrats on those 13 lbs. We all have to treat ourselves special....we're the only ones who know how to get it just right....! Great message to share with your daughter!
Yum...burnt almond it!
Cheers! Judi

September said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR FRIEND!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe we are 48, just a couple of weeks ago we were in high school laughing together and having fun. Time has flown by. :(

Please have a fabulous birthday! Let's get together and have lunch or dinner. Just give me a holler!


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Happy Birthday, I know I'm 47 and I think to myself I remember when I was much younger and thought that I was all that and a bag a chips!!! WOW 13 pounds you lucky girl keep up the great work.Enjoy your cake, I think thats great what your teaching your daughter. As women we tend to think of everyone's needs except our own.

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Happy happy birthday Cindy! That cakes looks yummy. I can smell it. :)

I have a party at my blog, it's coming soon. Would love for you to come.

Catherine Holman said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! That cake looks delicious and I think it's great that you treated yourself. Hope you feel better soon.

Lisa C said...

Well, Happy Birthday!
Dieting on your birthday? Pishposh. Your birthday only comes once a year - ENJOY IT! And Dick's Burnt Almond - OMG, delish. You can't just have one slice!

Suzanne said...

Today is your Birthday,Going to have a Good Time. Today is Your Birthday, Happy Birthday to You. Hope ALL your dreams come true. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

glenda said...

Happy Birthday Cindy - I hope you enjoy every crumb of that cake - you deserve it! Hope you have a wonderful day and upcoming year. You have been an inspiration to me and many others to make something wonderful out next to nothing!

Lady of the Mote said...

Happy Birthday!!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday, Congrads on the wt. loss


Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday cake is carrot cake from the Smoke House in Burbank. A close second is Lemon Coconut from Martino's Bakery in Burbank. I'm hungry!

Pink Slippers said...

Happy Birthday Cindy. The cake does look GOOD! To bad the bakery is a little to far..or should I say "good thing'. LOL! I want my baby weight to go AWAY. Having 5 kids back to back isn't very good for the waist line. I think what you said about your daughter is true. Teaching her that taking care of yourself, being happy and having fun just yourself can happen. That you two ARE A FAMILY. So you do family thingies together. Happy Birthday again! Wendy

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy. Yeah, I'm a 1960 baby also. I agree with you ~~ I don't know where the time has gone. You did the right thing by purchasing your own birthday cake. You are showing your daughter a valuable lesson ~~ if you want it, go for it ~~ don't depend on someone else in order to get it. Enjoy your day and remember it's ok to have a slice of the cake ~~ just don't eat the whole thing!! Good luck! Joanne

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy. Yeah, I'm a 1960 baby also. I agree with you ~~ I don't know where the time has gone. You did the right thing by purchasing your own birthday cake. You are showing your daughter a valuable lesson ~~ if you want it, go for it ~~ don't depend on someone else in order to get it. Enjoy your day and remember it's ok to have a slice of the cake ~~ just don't eat the whole thing!! Good luck! Joanne

PennySuzie said...

Happy Birthday! My advice to any dieter, everything in moderation. It's when we deny ourselves of absolutely everything "fattening" or "not diet friendly", we lose focus. It becomes about the food.. and not the pleasure the food can bring to you. 13 lbs is a great accomplishment! You're doing fine.

Hey, could you check out my post on my blog page. If you don't know how to do what I want to do, maybe you know someone who can.

By the way, over the past few weeks that I've been enjoying your site, I must complement you on your photography. It's very well done. You have a good eye for taking photos. Your photos are simply amazing.


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Cindy!
May you year ahead be filled with love and happiness
Love Kristina x

Esther Sunday said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!!

lisa said...


Happy Birthday!

Hope your having a fabulous day.


southernbelle said...

What a wonderful day of celebrations for you !!1 I can't
think of a more special day than
your birthday. You have accomplished so much in your young
life and I know the best is yet to
come. Next year we can visit you on
your birhday in your new HGTV dream
home.(Power of positive thinking)
You desrve it and much,much more.
Have a wonderful birthday my sweet
blog friend. Love, Mimi

southernbelle said...

What a wonderful day of celebrations for you !!1 I can't
think of a more special day than
your birthday. You have accomplished so much in your young
life and I know the best is yet to
come. Next year we can visit you on
your birhday in your new HGTV dream
home.(Power of positive thinking)
You desrve it and much,much more.
Have a wonderful birthday my sweet
blog friend. Love, Mimi

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cindy, Happy Birthday! I think that your daugther should learn to think of herself also.....Congrats on your 13 lbs!!!!! You go girl!

southernbelle said...

Ooops.....sorry for the double

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!

Enjoy your day and eat the hole darn cake if you want too and wash it down with a glass of your favorite wine!. I do hope your birthday dreams and wishes come true this year for you.

Take care,

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love birthday cake. Happy Birthday, Cindy. Many more to come for you. And good for you, getting the cake you love.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Pat said...

Cindy, A big Happy Birthday to you....and enjoy that cake. You ARE teaching your daughter a wonderful lesson. Time goes by so fast.....just enjoy everything you can while you can. I always tell my daughter I am a 40 year old trapped in a 63 year old body. It certainly feels like that most, the other days...not so much. You have a GREAT day! Pat

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy!!! And, congrats on the weight loss, girl!!

paintergal said...

Happy birthday, Cindy! Those years do creep up on us. Kinda scary.
But it sounds like you are doing great things for your health. Congrats on the weight loss.
That cake looks delicious!

madrekarin said...

Happy birthday to you, Cindy!!
I think purchasing your own birthday cake is a great idea. That way, you get exactly what you want!
Hope you ahve a wonderful day. :)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Congratulations on the weight loss.

AnnaSam said...

Happy Birthday!! I think it is absolutely acceptable for you to have purchased your own cake. Have fun and enjoy!

Sallie said...

Happy Birthday and great job on your diet!!

God bless,

P.S. LOVE the birdcage :-)

Brown-Eyes said...

Happy Birthday to you, Cindy! Even when dieting one should indulge in a little b'day cake...All the best to you, ;-) Bo

Debbie said...

A great big Happy Birthday is in order! And way to go ordering your cake, I really like that about you Cindy.

Congratulations on your weight loss too! I'm really happy for you and also happy to see that you've got balance goin' on.

Nothin' wrong with Birthday cake on your special day. As a matter of fact, I think something would be wrong if you didn't.

Blessings - Debbie

Debbie said...

A great big Happy Birthday is in order! And way to go ordering your cake, I really like that about you Cindy.

Congratulations on your weight loss too! I'm really happy for you and also happy to see that you've got balance goin' on.

Nothin' wrong with Birthday cake on your special day. As a matter of fact, I think something would be wrong if you didn't.

Blessings - Debbie

linda said...

My birthday is today too!! Hope your day is an enjoyable one for you!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful day!


Cottagecheap said...

Happy B'day fellow Libra!

I am all about getting what you want for yourself. It is way better than resenting others for not doing it for you.

I wish you a wonderful birthday and congrats on losing 13lbs.

Adrienne said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Cindy.
Happy birthday to you!

Did you hear me singing to you? Have a great birthday and a wonderful year ahead.

Shari R. said...

Happy Birthday again! 1960 must have been a very good year because although I'm 7 years older, I know 4 or 5 really special people who were born in 1960.

Believe me, being married or having a significant other is no guarantee that you won't ever have to buy your own birthday cake. There have been several times I've bought my own! At least you are assured of getting exactly the kind of cake you want that way! :)

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you get over your cold and can taste your cake before its gone!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birdthday Cindy! And what a wonderful life lesson for Lauren!

countrygirl3031 said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!! Way to go on the weight loss...I'm stuck at 5lbs...I just love to eat too much!

Have a great day!

CONNIE said...

Happy B-day, Cindy! I hope you had a great one.

Rowann said...
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Rowann said...

Happy Birthday Cindy ! I turned 60 this year , really understand IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE now... You are just a young thing ! ENJOY...

debi said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!
I totally agree with you, we do have to think about ourselves too!
Congratulations on your weight loss as well!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes for many, many more to come! You certainly deserve a cake to celebrate, regardless of how you have to get it. Wish I were near as I would whip one up for you for sure. Now, if only you were feeling better, poor thing no fun to be sick on such a special occasion. Get well soon!

Melissa Wertz said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the weight loss.

Elizabeth G. said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you enjoyed your celebrations.

Congrats on your weight loss. That's something I need to do - ugh!

Have a wonderful wonderful!!

Debbie from NJ said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!! Glad you got the cake that you love and treated yourself! Hope you have a wonderful day!

The Rose Room said...

Happy, happy birthday Cindy! You are only as old as you feel. I always get a shock when I stop and think of my age - 43! I am proud to say I am very immature for my age!!! Rachaelxo

Bettsi said...

Happy Birthday, dear Cindy! Yes, I hear month I will be 45, but I don't even feel 35 yet! Your cake looks lovely and I congratulate you on your weight loss!

Anonymous said...


Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you happiness, love and good health,
today & always.

That cake looks so good.

I have had to order my own cake
too. :)

Thank you so much, for all your hard work on your blog. I really
enjoy it!


Lady Dorothy said...

Happy, happy Birthday!

Congratulations on the weight loss, too! Good girl!

I remember Dick's Bakery! (used to live in San Jose and still have multitudes of relatives there) Haven't heard the name for years. I think it's because my uncles went into the bakery business. We, of course, then had to be loyal! LOL

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Happy birthday!!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Well, I can say you certainly don't *look* 48! Of course, what's it supposed to look like? Anyhoo... you look marvelous dear, simply marvelous!

That cake does too! Goof for you for treating yourself. Esp. since you've been dieting. That's what it's all about, allowing yourself treats too. Way to go on the 13 pounds. That's what my cat weighs! You've lost a whole CAT! LOL~

twinkle said...

I'm so glad you were born!
You and your blog are such an inspiration to me. So, I wish you a very happy birthday and may there be many more inspiring days to celebrate...

Joan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY. Enjoy yourself to the fullest and celebrate the great person you are.

Podso said...

happy birthday !!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Enjoy the cake, you deserve a break from the diet. And kudos for being a great example for your daughter!

Jean said...

Happy birthday Cindy, you are only a baby. Just wait until you are my age 61. The cake would be enought to make you go off your diet a little. It looks and sounds so.... good. Have a wonderful day. Hope your cold gets better soon.
Jean in Virginia

The Brenda Blog said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! I think you're teaching your daughter a wonderful thing. I don't care about gift giving from friends and relatives. I gift myself. I do think it is vitally important to be good to yourself. Not in a materialistic way. Just to teach women that we deserve to be nice to ourselves. Good luck on your diet. Every time I have gone on a diet, I end up gaining it back. I think it is likely a psychological thing with me. So I let myself have what I want, and I eat less that way because I don't feel I've slighted myself. The ultimate gift is food!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I hope you have a wonderful year:>) Any diet need to be livable, if you cant have cake on your birthday, well what good is life? You are doing so great to have lost 13 lbs! Congratulations:>)

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! All the best for the next 48 after it might be downhill haha! Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I totally know what you mean, just yesterday I was 21, now Im 39, 20 years with my wonderful husband and have 4 great kids! But I wouldnt change a thing. Thank you for your blog, one of my few guilty pleasures. XOXO, Ranae

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday Cindy,
I wish you all the best in the year to come. May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors. And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.
Many Blessings, Virginia

Anonymous said...

A great big Happy Day to you! My best bud's is tomorrow and my daughter's on Friday . . . must be something about wonderful women being late September babies!!

As far as doing something for yourself, I say "you got it". I think it makes it easier to truly give more of yourself if you have kept a little something for yourself.

christine said...

Cindy, happy happy birthday!! You are getting younger every minute! I hope you had a good day! We sure do appreciate you and that is great work on the weight loss! Take care and God Bless You! Christine from p.i.

emily said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!


Anonymous said...

From the bottom of my heart I wish you a Happy Birthday!
It's just a number not WHO you are!
I hope your day was wonderful and that the cake was fantastic.
I hope your year will be FANTASTIC in all diffrent ways.
As way say in Sweden GRATTIS, Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy Birthday! And you should have cake on your birthday. Congratulations on your 13 pounds. Are you liking NutriSystem? I am doing WW again.


Indigo Robe said...


Glad you treated yourself to cake!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Birthday Cindy & Many Happy Returns! and forget dieting on your birthday.. just enjoy the cake!..

A Cottage Industry said...

Happy, happy birthday Cindy!!!! You look 35. Have a piece of that yummy cake for me and hope you feel better soon!

Pearl said...


~cheers 'n tosses confetti~

Your birthday cake looked lovely... I've never heard of a Burnt Almond Cake, but I can only imagine how awesome one would taste! Despite your cold, I hope your birthday was truly a happy one... and many wishes for countless more!

I'm a regular reader, though I do not often leave a comment... Your blog is inspirational and always a pleasure to read... If you ever have time in your busy schedule, please feel free to stop over for a visit! I'm in the middle of a series of Vintage Halloween Post Cards. Hope that you're feeling better with each passing day and enjoying the beginning of Fall...


Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy, Happy Birthday CINDY!!!!!

I'll be 49 two weeks from today, October 8th AAAuuuuggggghhhhh!!! I don't know how I got this old, but I'll be treasuring each and every day of this year since the next year pushes me over the top of that dang blasted hill!!!!



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
Well when its your birthday you are allowed to eat what you want to eat...even if you eat it the day BEFORE you are allowed.

Good for you for losing 13 lbs. That is soooo good! Do you have a goal...I'm sure you do. Important thing is to just go by weekly..bit by bit and then you'll see where you end up.

Happy Birthday again!

Frosting said...

Let them eat cake!
..and go on a cake walk. :)

Mike Frosting (this time)

Shabbee Chick said...

Birthday wishes!

Shabbee Chick said...

BTW, I made your biscuits for dinner tonight and they were divine!

chatelaine said...

As I post this comment, you have 93 birthday wishes. 93 well wishers.
Good for you, Cindy. Sorry you have a cold on your birthday. I think you should celebrate all week. Let me add the 94th birthday wish of the day. Happy Birthday!

Shelley Jo said...

Happy,Happy Birthday,Cindy! That cakes sounds and looks delicious. I love almond flavor!

Deserae said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day :o) Your cake looks sooooo delicious!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Cindy, Hope you have a great B-DAY.
Don't worry about being 48 that is just a number, you are as young as you feel. I'll be turning 50 in March, and i certainly don't feel that age. I love your blog, I don't have a blog but i read yours very frequently You are an inspiration to all of us.
May God Bless You and may all your wishes and dreams come true.
Maria in Miami

Jen r. said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! I hope you have a great day and get all of your birthday wishes! :)

Rose said...


Good for you, getting that B-day cake for yourself! Hope you had a great day!!!

Rose said...


Good for you, getting that B-day cake for yourself! Hope you had a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I truly enjoy browsing your blog~it simply relaxes me!!

*** Kelly Maria said...

I hope I am not to late to wish you a wonderful birthday. I hope you had the BEST day!, and many, many more to come!

May the Lord Bless You abundantly!!

Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria

PS~ Treating yourself to a birthday a GOOD THING!!
You so deserve to do that for YOU.
We all can learn a lesson from that!

Shabby Addict said...

Happy Birthday! One day after my hubby's bday ; ) Hope you had the best day ever! P.S - Your chair looks amazing! I can't believe you bought (well, basically stole) that for $15!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Happy b-day, Cindy! Mine was last week but I have a few years on you!! Gosh, that cake looks good!! Hope you enjoyed your birthday!...Donna

mishebe said...

Happy birthday. I still go buy flowers for myself every once in awhile. Oh and have bought myself a birthday cake too. Oh and chocolate covered strawberries, which i hid from everyone, so I could have them all to mishelle

Kirsty said...

Happy birthday Cindy, hope you had a wonderful day. I love stopping by your blog, you make a difference in peoples lives! I too am a single mum and yes I too have to order / make my own birthday cakes etc. I think it is important to teach our kids that they need to see that it matters to make something special for Mum!

Mary said...

Oh man, I almost missed your birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Too bad about the cold, but on the other hand, you've lost 13 lbs., you only feel like you're 38, and next week you will be a TV star!

I hope you had a wonderful day. Happy birthday, dear Cindy!

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!

I definitely think it is a valuable lesson to teach your daughter that you have to make yourself a priority. That is a lesson I have neglected to teach my daughter and my mother didn't didn't me. We have always put others ahead of ourselves.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Congrats on the weight-loss.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to you Cindy.
May this be your happiest year ever! And may you get your birthday wish.

. said...

Happy birthday.


Renata said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day Cindy!! May you have the happiest of days and a most wonderful year and may all your dreams come true!

Congratulations of the weight loss.
Sorry about your cold.


Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy. Hope your cold is better. Karen

Michele said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CINDY!!!!!!! I hope your birthday was fabulous and that all your birthday wishes come true!!! That's wonderful that you feel 38 because that's how you look in your photo, too. Age can be a state of mind, right? Anyway,happy birthday!!!!!!

Michele R.(CA)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Sorry you had a cold but hope you enjoyed your day anyway! I always say you are as young as you feel no matter what the calendar says! Today, I'm 80!lol Hope this next year brings you tons of happiness (and great bargains!!!) Have a great one - Sincerely, Jeannette

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! You are totally right, we all should take care of our selves, single or not.
I wish you a year filled with success and dream forfeiting days.

With love Suzy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!! That cake looks wonderfully delicious! I wish you continued happiness and success for the coming year!!


Gigi said...

Happy Birthday!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!May you have many more. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!13 lbs that is a dress size--go girl.

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy!

Age is merely a unit of measure, a simple number. It does not measure your vitality, or your zest for life, so no one should ever get hung up on "numbers'!

Enjoy your special day and continue to create, grow and learn!

Sandra H said...

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous year. Congrats on your weight loss also. Your cake looks so good - nothing better than eating birthday cake you love.

joanie said...

Cindy -- Hope your birthday was great and that the best years are yet to come. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many of us. You and your blog have enriched my life and I'm sure many many others feel the same.

sandi said...

Happy Birthday , Cindy! Hope your day was special in every way; even though you weren't feeling one hundred per cent. I'm sure you have a fabulous year ahead of you.


September said...

P.S. You have been tagged. :)

Oh yea and Frosty should have said HAPPY BIRTHDAY when he came by! Hmph!


Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! (I'm singing to you) Good lesson to teach your daughter too. I hope you have the best year ever and thanks for always sharing your life, projects and home with all of us, it is such a joy everytime I visit!!
Big Birthday Wishes and Hugs~Kelly
P.S. Wow 13 pds already, great job!!

Lisa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Cindy!

You teach your daughter all sorts of valuable lessons every day...she is one lucky girl. (And that cake looks seriously yummy.)

Wishing you a year of many Blessings!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
That cake looks yummy! 13 lbs is great. You should start to feel a little better in your clothes. Keep it up. I might start weight watchers....


PS. I poped over to let you know that today (as frosty would say) I am a sheep. BAAAA! : ) I did a post on my blog and I give you credit for the inspirtation...
you might want to take a look.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Happy Birthday!

Well, I've been married 34 years and I still have to buy my own cake if I want one (since my daughter married and lives in New England).

You are right, it is a good lesson to buy a birthday cake. Life is never perfect so one has to work around those imperfections to make it lovely.

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday maker of beautiful things!

Marianne said...

A somewhate belated Happy Birthday, Cindy. I hope you had a nice day.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! Cake looks yummy! Hey, I'm married & have been known to order MY own cake, too!

Hope you are soon feeling better!

Big BDAY Hugs from TX,
Angelic Accents

Jenni B said...

So cute! Love your blog, love your stuff! Happy, happy birthday!

Jenni B

Jenni B said...

So cute! Love your blog, love your stuff! Happy, happy birthday!

Jenni B

Joy said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday Cindy! :o)

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! We should be able to share cake through computers- that one looks delicious! I really enjoy your blog :o)

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Happy Birthday! I'm soooo jealous of the cake! It's my favorite, but no one makes it up here. When I lived in San Jose, I always asked my mom to get me one for my birthdays.

Anonymous said...

Happy late Birthday Cindy, I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Bridget said...

Happy belated birthday! I drive by Dick's all of the time, now I guess I'm going to have to stop in for a burnt almond cake. Thanks...when am I ever going to be able to start my diet? lol

Sweet Designs said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! And congrats on your weight loss, I know how hard it is to do (I need to lose quite a few myself)!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Birthday to you! Good for you for ordering the cake. I recently turned 40, my husband was out of the country so I threw myself a party. It was perfect! Everything I wanted. My 19 year old daughter also learned that if you want something it's ok to give it to yourself! Great parenting kudo's to you Cindy.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Cindy! Great job on your diet! Hey, I am right behind you and turn 48 in November.

Have fun shopping with Nelson! What a nice weekend to be out and about in the Bay Area.


dreams and decor said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday & best wishes for a lovely year ahead! I love your blog -- it really inspires me! Patti

KJ said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I hit 50 this year and I didn't feel 50 either. However, I will say, change is taking place a little faster than previously in my life. I don't like that much.

I do have an 8-year old who keeps me young. So far, no one as asked me if he is my grandchild.

Have an incredible year!

joan said...

Hi Cindy,

Just wanted to drop by and say a belated Happy Birthday. I think it's great to get yourself a birthday cake and celebrate. I hope you had the most wonderful day and many more happy ones.

Susie Q said...

I may be late but I kept the wish oh so warm...happy, happy birthday dear Cindy. May this be a year filled with joy and smiles, love and laughter. Hugs and happy memories, family, friends and thousands of
those small moments when life just seems all too perfect.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!!!!!!!! Of course you had to order yourself a cake! You simply cant have a birthday without cake! And I think it is wonderful you and your daughter do those things together! I hope you feel better soon and that you have a wonderful year!!

Big Hugs,

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH and congratulations on the weight loss! That is wonderful :)

OKGardners said...

Cindy, Happy BELATED birthday! I've been gone to Memphis and Atlanta to visit kids and grandkids, so forgive my lateness.

Forty-eight sounds YOUNG to me. I will be having a birthday in November and it is MUCH higher than your young 48. Enjoy every moment and year of your life.

Betty in Oklahoma