Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The weekend, briefly

Birthdays should always be dragged out over the weekend, especially when you have a sister to celebrate with (we're only four days apart!). And you can never have too much cake.

birthday cake
{coconut cake from Susie Cakes}

birthday cake
{yes, it was all eaten}

Usually I drive down to see my family, but there's something special about trains, isn't there? I love watching the world fly by.

train ride
{one of my favorite bridges}

downtown LA
{approaching my city}

I also picked up those patterns, plus a few more. Hopefully I'll manage to find enough time to make something soon. Why is it so difficult sometimes?

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! The photos are quite lovely.

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  2. The best way to drag out a birthday is with tons and tons of cake. Good job, cause that one looks delish!

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  3. I purchased those patterns too, thanks to your suggestions! However, I couldn't find any fabric that spoke to me so I guess I'll have to continue to keep an eye out.

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  4. wow...that coconut cake looks amazing, no wonder there was none left!

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  5. I hope it was wonderful for you. That coconut...I'm hungry.

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  6. Happy Birthday! And I love Susiecakes--so good.

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  7. beautiful cake! hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  8. Oh Happy Birthday again Love! I hope your day was full of sweetness! :)

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  9. and you can most definitely never have too much coconut cake!

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  10. My sister and I are only one day apart (May 19th and May 20th) and we had a wonderful birthday celebration this weekend. What a great month for b-days!

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  11. I love dragging out my birthday too - mine's not until tomorrow, but we've been celebrating since Saturday!

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  12. glad the birthday was great - I love coconut cake too. yum. can't wait to see what you do with those patterns.

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  13. That cake looks absolutely delicious! I'm actually not a big fan of coconut but I'm sure I would gladly make an exception in this case :) And that plate with the ribbon is just too cute!

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  14. Happy birthday! That coconut cake looks soooo good!

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  15. Happy birthday! Found your blog recently and really am enjoying your posts, especially the pics of the coconut cake!

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  16. That is one of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen. I love the plate with the ribbon trim! Can I ask where it's from :)

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  17. mmm, i love coconut. cute blog!
    Jessie--

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  18. those cake photos are so sweet. I think birthdays should be dragged out for a week at least.

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  19. Those are great pictures. Happy Birthday.

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  20. Thanks, everyone! Susie Cakes is a bit pricey, but I treat myself once a year.

    Melissa - The cake plate is a very lucky thrift store find. It's milk glass with a cut out design around the edges, so it's perfect for weaving a ribbon right in. It's small (this was a 6" cake, not a 9" cake) but I love it!

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  21. What a nice little journey you had- And your birthday cake- that's my favorite! Happy Birthday!

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  22. How fun! Love your cake and the ribbon weaved through your plate. Must do that to my milkglass compote! Happy belated birthday.

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  23. oh. my mouth is watering and I swear I can smell coconut - yum! I love the photos from the train, such lovely light and such a nice way to travel. :)

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