Saturday, November 22, 2014


Is there anything more filling, comforting or gratifying than eating
a freshly baked loaf of bread?  Any kind of bread!

As soon as there's a chill in the air I dig out this recipe every
year.  It's the best pumpkin bread recipe I've ever found
and everyone loves it!   I get asked for it often so I thought
I would post it and share with everyone.  I love to buy clear
treat bags to put it in and attach a pretty label with a ribbon
when giving it out to friends and loved ones.  I hope you will
enjoy it as much as I do!  (Don't leave out the walnuts!)

Pumpkin Bread

 2/3 c. shortening  (I use Crisco Butter Flavored)
4 Eggs
2/3 c. water
1/2 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
2 2/3 c. sugar
1 pound can of pumpkin
3 1/3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. walnut pieces
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cream the shortening and sugar together in a large bowl.
Add eggs, pumpkin and water.  (It will look watery)

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder
and spices.  After thoroughly mixed, add one cup at a time
to the liquid mixture.  Mix well each time you add a cup
of the flour mixture.  When all of the flour mixture is mixed
in with the liquid add the walnuts and stir well.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour in a loaf pan.
If you are making mini-loafs, check them between
30-45 minutes.   Usually my mini-loafs are done in
about 45 minutes.

I love this bread cold or warm with a little butter.

If you don't eat it all yourself, they make a nice little gift
for co-workers, family and friends!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I am soooooo looking forward to going to
the OVeR ThE MooN DeSiGNeRs

November 21st & 22nd

US 50
351 East Eads Parkway
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Antique & Vintage Wares

Write it on your calendar now!

Can't wait to buy vintage?
Check out these items available
(Click on items to buy)


Monday, October 6, 2014


The last potting bench of the year from Janniev
is at the Secret Garden in Waynesville now!
This is a beauty - all in red with white metal work.
It has a metal sink and lots of shelves and
drawers to store your potting supplies.
You'll find it in the Barn.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

PyRaMiD HiLL ART FaiR 2014

The 2014 Pyramid Hill Art Fair featured fabulous
artists of every kind!

The first artist to catch my eye was Thomas Meredith.
His art was wild, colorful and fun!

If you are interested in Mr. Meredith's
art you may contact him at or

Whistle Stop Clay Works had a booth
with fabulous pottery.
They give classes in addition to selling
their beautiful designs.

The awesome sculptures at Pyramid Hills
are always a delight to view.


Loved the original artwork by Ruby Rose Studio!!
Lisa Lackey & Jennifer Belt

Live Alpaca's right next to...
what else?   The Alpaca Shop!

Gorgeous gloves, sweaters, scarves & more made
from alpaca fur!

Christine Ahr makes
elegant brooches, shawl pins & hair accessories.
Her company - Mary Jane Designs
was named after her mother.

Contact Christine at:

Jen Siegrist - Fiber Artist

Jen's fiber art was unique & beautiful!

Woodturning By Mike

Mike had gorgeous one of a kind wood
pieces, each made by hand.

Jr & Diane Swartz are each amazingly
talented.  Jr. makes concrete yard items
like giant leaves and hypertufa's
while his wife Diane 
makes fabulous wreaths!

Their miniature bird baths for fairy gardens
are always a hit.

Interested in their items?
Contact me at

Janniev has awesome one of a kind
birdhouses with an assortment of whimsical
pieces on them.  All have doors that open for
easy clean out and they are sealed to last
through any kind of weather!

Her bird houses & vintage items can be seen
at the Secret Garden in Waynesville, Ohio
or contact me at

If you love vintage items visit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CouNTRY LiViNG FaiR 2014!

As Usual the Country Living Fair
this year was Awesome!!

If you love vintage items visit my
shops at