Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Pumpkin



Hubby (also known as Mike or Sweetie...or for this post, Pumpkin), has celebrated another birthday. He's forty (again). He's decided to stick with forty for another year...or so, and I couldn't help but oblige him.


Here's the Birthday Boy.



I made him a Pumpkin Spice birthday cake using pumpkins from the garden.


It was really delicious...moist and rich.

This is the recipe I used.

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

55 comments :

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Such a sweet post!! :)Rachel~*

pve design said...

perfect. happy birthday to your sweetie. you make everything look so happy. that arrangement, the cake and his sweet face.
enjoy!
pve

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Mike! I hope you spent it relaxing and not doing a house project. 40 looks good on you!

Rose H (UK) said...

Happy birthday wishes fron 'over the pond'! Hope you have a really wonderful day.

Rene said...

Happy birthday Pumpkin! There is nothing wrong with celebrating 40 one more time. Today my baby turns 12. I think he would love the cake recipe.

I hope you both have a wonderful day.

Elements said...

I love that you can use your own pumpkins. Happy birthday to your hubby. There is nothing wrong with celebrating 40 and celebrating it more than once is a great idea.

Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Our youngest daughter celebrates her 17th today. The cake sounds super yummy.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Happy Birthday Mike and many more.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to I am sure the best "pumpkin" ever!!! The forties are actually pretty good...except when you see it on paper...ugh!

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

That cake looks delicious!! Happy Birthday to your husband!!

Tonia said...

Happy birthday to your sweetie. The cake looks delicious.

Have a great day!

ChRiS said...

Happy Birthday and stick with that *40* as long as you can!!

Reinspire said...

That cake looks delicious! And you even used your own pumpkins!! How wonderful! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

for the love of a house said...

happy 40th-again! birthday Mike!!

what a fabulous year this is going to be for you and trina!

cheers,
joan

Sarah Howe said...

Happy Birthday to your sweety!! Love your pictures, makes you want to dive into your life as a beautiful world of imagination, from those on the outside!

Natasha said...

Have a happy Birthday!.... Pumpkin :)

Northern Light

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome husband. I think "this" 40th year will be one of his best...he will be a Daddy!

a Broad said...

Hey Good Lookin'!

Happy Birthday and you do NOT look over 40 .. absolutely true.
And that cake looks pretty good too :)

the gardeners cottage said...

hi trina,

tell mike, i mean sweetie that i wish him a happy 40th again and that i have thoroughly enjoyed all the projects that he has done. he has excellent taste in women and home renovations. i love his exacting nature and can't wait to see that in place while raising twins!

~janet

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Awwwww so sweet! That looks like a great cake...Ive never had it only pumpkin pie! Happy Birthday to your husband.

Southern Lady said...

Happy Birthday to Mike...mine is tomorrow, and I am sticking to forty for the second year in a row! Carla

Smileyisles said...

Happy Birthday to your pumpkin. Love the cake. What a great use of your extra pumpkins!!

I love your brown transfer ware. It's exactly what I want, but can't find anywhere. Where have you found yours? Martha Stewart used to have a collection of it, but I don't think she does it anymore.

Morning T said...

Happy Bday to your pumpkin. :) Why wasn't I creative enough to turn 40 again this year?! I'll have to remember that one for next year.
Enjoy that delicious cake.
Hugs~
T

Karrina said...

Libras are fabulous, although I am slightly biased since my husband and myself also happen to be such. Thank you for the recipe. I adore everything pumpkin and I now know what kind of cake I'm making for both our birthdays. Oh, and happy belated birthday to your very own pumpkin.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie! The cake looks delish. Enjoy the day.

Londen

Court5km said...

Aw so sweet! And those are the most beautiful peonies I have seen! How are you growing these in Sept.?

P.s. You are living my dream! I hope to renovate an old farm house someday. Thank you for the inspiration!

A House and Home said...

Happy Birthday! What a handsome hubby.

Court5km said...

or are they roses?! So Beautiful! :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Awwww. What a sweet post in so many ways...and now I am hankering for a cake...a pumpkin cake...for my b'day...saturday. Could'ja???

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Smileyisles,
That pitcher is new. I picked it up at Marshalls while ago for very cheap. I would love an antique one but so far, they've all been out of my price range.

Court5m,
They are roses indeed. They're David Austin roses and they do look so much like peonies.

Trina

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Happy Birthday!! My, what a handsome husband you have. He reminds me so much of my hubby.

Mrs. Sutton said...

He's a very lucky man! Those treats look SPECTACULAR - and Peonies are my favourite flowers - you have such style! Happy Birthday to your husband! xx

farmhouse wares said...

Mike is a smart man. I think I will stay with 40, too. :)

Windlost said...

Happy 40th (again) Mike. You look great and we all love you and wish our husbands were as handsome and (most importantly) handy and (even more importantly) kind and sweet as you are to your girl and your dog. You are awesome!

Your next year with your beautiful wife will be the most amazing ever. We can't wait to see what happens next. Enjoy it and take a break sometimes, ok?!

xo's Terri

paula said...

40 sounds like a great age. happy birthday to him!

Purple Flowers said...

Your blog is lovely! Happy Birthday to your husband. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope he has a great birthday. It looks like the coming year will be a very, very happy year for you all. The pumpkin cake looks very good and I am sure you both enjoyed it! Did Lucy get a snip of cake too? I also think this is such a sweet post! :>)

Bec Hem said...

Happy Birthday mike!

24 Corners said...

Awwwe...Happy Birthday 'Pumpkin'!!! ;)

I've been 29 forever so being 40 for a while is A-OKAY in my book! This next year will be such a special year for you Mike...your little 'pumpkins' will be the best gift ever!

Such a perfect cake to make...looks so good!xoxo J~

Low Tide High Style said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your wonderful hubby! How do I know he's wonderful...because he chose you! I hope he had a wonderful day!

Kat :)

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to the hubs! ...and I so resemble that remark about being forty again. LOL, I turned forty-three this summer. I may have to use his line next year.
That cake looks absolutely delicious. Off to look at your recipe.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your pumpkin!

Blessings,
Linda

Millie said...

I didn't know George Clooney was guesting over at ACFH Trina! He looks so relaxed sitting on your gorgeous verandah - hope his birthday was just peach-y (or in his case pumpkin-y)
Love Millie ^_^

SOFIA said...

выглядит очень красиво!изысканно!))

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Birthday Mike, and Cheers & Good Health to you for the next 60 birthdays!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

That is one handsome birthday boy, and one delicious looking cake! Have a marvelous weekend!
xx

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely post. Happy Birthday to your hubby!!

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

What a beautiful blog to stumble upon!

Lisa said...

Just close your eyes and count to ten. Ready or not here it comes. It's ok, it really is, besides every year older is a another year wiser....No matter what number you are, your darling wife thinks that you hung the moon and soon your son & daughter will think so too!

Happy Birthday to you!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

hip hip happy birthday mike. i did the forty again thing, but then just decided to work back, so now i'm back in my late thirty's. works a treat!

hope you had a terrific day! jx

Deborah said...

Ahhh such a cute post!!
Your pumpkin looks very happy!
Yumm that cake looks delicious..thanks for posting the recipe!
Love anything pumpkin!

Have a nice weekend!

Deborah xo

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a sweet wife you are to send your hubby birthday wishes this way! :) He wears "40+" very well, I might add. Such a handsome guy! And that cake looks absolutely delicious, girl! Gotta keep that recipe close by for when our pumpkins are ready.... Hope you both had a happy day today!

xoxo laurie

Julie said...

Delicious! I bet fall in Oregon is absolutely lovely - and PUMPKIN everything! I miss that about the NW here in Southern California. It will never be as magical.

FullBloomCottage said...

Hello
I have been enjoying your blog and the fabulous house photos! I am your newest follower, congratulations on everything!
Loretta
@ fullbloomcottage

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

And you cook?!?! Girl, you have so much energy - plus twins!!! And they are so sweet I honestly could just eat 'em up!!! You are fully blessed. I love your transfer ware and now you've made me want some of that, too :) You are just too much.

Hugs,
Mary

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