Friday, April 22, 2011

New Stuff In the Shop!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I have listed a few new items in the shop today! Above is a new acrylic painting on a 5"x7" wooden plaque, "Little Miss Raspberry Buttercream." I don't know if its all the baking I've been doing or what, but I had the urge to paint a little cupcake girl who could be hung up in the kitchen (or anywhere else :)

I also have a 5"x7" and an ACEO print of "The Enchanted Garden"...

An 8"x10" print of "Alice in the Forest"...

A lovely 8"x10" print of "Free Bird"...

And a pack of 5 postcards of "Free Bird"!

I have been trying to lay off the baking just a little (its not exactly diet friendly :) but I did make this delicious banana bread the other day (I am a little ashamed to admit that Daniel and I ate half the loaf for lunch that day :)

My good friend gave me the recipe and she gave me permission to share it with you, so here it is:

Briana's Banana Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 cup all purpose, 1 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9"x5" loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Stir eggs and mashed bananas into the butter/sugar mixture until well blended. Stir banana mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just until everything is moistened. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

3. Bake in a preheated oven for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack or stack of paper towels. Let cool until the bread firms up a little, then slice and enjoy!

I hope you are all having a great Friday, see you soon! :)


  1. Lovely girls, love the cupcake girl with the raspberry on top. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Hi Lauren! Would you believe that I went through a cooking-baking frenzy right before I got married? I think it's some sort of instinct to take good care of your man! Hahaha.

    Anyway, love all your new goodies, and the little cupcake girl is adorable! :)

  3. Oh my goodness! All this domestic bliss - I LOVE banana bread. Yum. :) And your cupcake girl is so sweet - that raspberry atop her head is precious. Theresa :)

  4. Your artwork is darling! And that banana bread looks DEE-LISH!! I just made some a couple weeks ago and my family gobbled it up real fast...we love banana bread!

  5. Little miss raspberry buttercream looks sweet enough to eat! Her hair does indeed remind me of a swirl of buttercream!

  6. Sweet enough to eat she is...or maybe just her hat for starters :D

    Always feels good to have new stuff to list, doesn't it?!
    Keep it up...I love to see new things from you pop up on my Etsy sign in page!

  7. These girls tell such stories! Ahh... the boats are amazing, it all is so lovely dear! Blessings and baking, Amy