Friday, September 26, 2008


After visiting so many of your blogs and seeing all the crows, I knew that I had to have some crows in my house! I visit Robin at the Robin's Nest every day. Her mother paints some beautiful things. They opened shop and I saw this crow plaque and knew it was supposed to hang in my guest bathroom. Linda at Behind My Red Door has these crow hand towels in her bath and she was kind enough to tell me where I could order them. I am so pleased with both my purchases. (It's very difficult to make a picture in this small bathroom).
I want to share a recipe for the BEST pumpkin bread. This makes 2 loaves, but I have a pan that makes mini loaves and I make it in this pan, wrap it in plastic wrap, and tie a ribbon around it for small gifts. Here's the recipe.
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
5 eggs
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
2 3 oz. packages vanilla pudding mix (regular or instant)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional - I usually leave this out)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oil, eggs, and pumpkin in mixing bowl and beat well Sift together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmegs, and baking soda. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix till blended. Stir in pudding mix and nuts. Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. (Makes 2 loaves) This recipe makes 16 small loaves. Baking time is shorter for the smaller loaves. I judge the time by the yummy smell coming from the oven :)
Hope you enjoy this!


Linda said...

So glad you got your towel!! And Robin's placque looks perfect with it. Aren't crows fun?!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sue, your bathroom crows look wonderful! I'm so happy you got a hold of those towels-Isn't Linda the best? I just love her.
Your blog looks wonderful too.
Thanks again for your purchase of the crows~:)
Have a great weekend,
P.S.-I'll have to make the pumpkin bread for my family, they will love it!

basketsnprims said...

I love your bathroom. I am a big crow fan. I would also love the source for the towels if you could email me. Thanks.


Darlene said...

As soon as I saw the picture I was wondering if it was from Robin's shop....YEP it was!! Those both look FABULOUS in your bathroom.

That pumpkin bread sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

Picket said...

Hey girl...I love the crows!!! I gotta get me some! Ohhh and that cabinet thingie in your other post,,oh it turned out so pretty painted black...that recipe sounds so good I can almost smell it! Man I just can't keep up with everybody lately! lol Thanks for coming by sweetie...have a great weekend! Love ya girl!

Stephanie said...

Those are very cute crows!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sue,
The crow looks right at home in your bath! Thanks for sharing,

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Sue,
So glad you stopped by for a visit!
There was a blog that told everything about doing peeny rugs, of course I didn't save it but I'm looking for it again. When I find it I'll let you know.

Joy said...

I love the crows in your bathroom. I love the walls in your bathroom too!!!
You don't have to apologize to me for using black spray paint. Sometimes black is the best choice. And it was a good choice for you little cabinet. It looks GREAT now.
Have a delightful weekend.

Marie said...

I love the crow plaque! I'm a fan of any and all things BIRD! :o) Great that real wood on the walls or wallpaper? I love the look.

Sue said...

That's real wood. I have always wanted a log cabin and we almost sold our house and built one several years ago. When we decided against that, we remodeled some here. The guest bath had wallpaper that would have taken weeks to remove. My husband had this idea to put 1 X 6 boards up to make it look old. We just white washed it. I LOVE the look...may be my favorite part of the remodeling.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

My daughter loves pumpkin bread and we were going to make some this weekend. We will use your receipe. Thanks!

DaNella Auten said...

I love the walls. Looks old fashioned. I'd love to do a room in small one inch planks... but my husband pobably wouldn't love it since he would have to do all the work.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Go to Bits of Wool listed in my favs, I think she is the one, she makes beautiful penny rugs:)

I absolutely love you bathroom, I have a weakness for crows!

Farmhouse Primitives said...

Sue, I like your crows and I like the walls.......are those plank boards put on the wall or wallpaper that looks like it is? Makes a nice look whichever it is.

Sue said...

Those are plank boards....1 X 6 boards. I'll make another picture one day and show how he did the top so you can see it.

Kele said...

I am goin' trust you on this and make a batch for gifts this holiday season! THANKS!!