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Laura Nickelson (The Turquoise Home)
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Simple Spring Tablescape and Entry Way

I am all about simplicity in decorating, because who has time for much more than simple? I used things I already have on hand and added a couple small new pieces for this simple spring tablescape and entry way update!

#springdecor #homedecor #simpledecor #tabelscape #spring #entryway

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Oh my ... YUM!!!
How to make Banana Crumb Cake with Pecans and Chocolate Chips for your next brunch or Sunday morning breakfast!

Click on my link for printable copy of my recipe -->

Banana Cake
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 180 g
1/2 cup sugar 100 g
1/2 teaspoon salt 2.5 g
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2.5 g
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2.5 g
1/2 cup Greek yogurt 110 g, vanilla or plain
1/2 cup oil 120 ml
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla powder 15 g, or extract
3-4 small bananas mashed very well
1 cup of chocolate chips 180 g
1 cup of cinnamon pecan pieces 150 g, or regular pecan pieces
Crumb Topping
3/4 cup of flour 90 g
3/4 cup of sugar 150 g
1 tsp cinnamon 5 g
3 Tbsp softened butter 45 g
1 Tbsp water if necessary 15 ml

Mix all your dry ingredients together in one bowl.
Lightly beat the eggs and add in the Greek yogurt, and oil
Mix all these ingredients until well blended.
Mash bananas to a puree consistency and mix into wet ingredients
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just enough to blend.
Now fold in the pecans and chocolate chips. (do not overmix)
Pour cake batter into a prepared 9 or 10-inch springform pan.
Crumb Topping
Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon together
Work in softened butter to a crumb consistency
(If mixture appears too dry or not crumbly enough add in the water)
Top cake with crumb mixture and place on the center rack of the oven.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 25-30 minutes.
Allow Cake to cool for 5 minutes then carefully remove the outside of the springform pan.
When cool enough to eat, enjoy!

#recipeoftheday #askchefdennis #cake #breakfast

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*Orange Creamsicle Fruit Dip *

This dip tastes like summer with the orange and cream flavors mixed perfectly in this 4-ingredient treat! Don't tell, but I've been known to just eat this orange creamsicle fruit dip by the spoon full!

Full recipe here ->>>

#recipes #essentialoils #orangefruitdip #fruitdip #recipe #foodblogger #food #babyshower #bridalshower 

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I so need some of these!

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Such a cute blanket!
My obsession with pom poms is evident in this DIY Pom Pom Throw Blanket. -
such a cute little DIY

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DIY Farmhouse Wooden Box
This DIY Farmhouse Wooden Box Centerpiece was made with scrap wood, a few screws, some paint and my favorite tool from my toolbox: the Kreg Jig!. Super simple and voila - a cute centerpiece for your table, mantel or wherever you want to put it!
Click here for the full tutorial ->>

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Some people might think I’m crazy that I love painting a room, but I love the transformation that comes at the bottom of a paint can. Sure, you can paint furniture or a small craft project, but painting a room with a $40 can of paint makes a huge impact…

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Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 143! I’m so excited that it’s Wednesday and that you’re here partying with us. I hope you find some amazing inspiration and share your creativity, too! As a busy working mama, I can sometimes forget about special events or…

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Happy Day, my friends! We’re going to have ourselves a little internet party today. Yep! It’s a belated birthday party of sorts, because I kind of missed my blogiversary this year. Yes, that’s a real thing! And this here old blog turned 4 back in…

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After I built my farmhouse shelves in my kitchen (for a mere $40, mind you), I couldn’t wait to decorate them. I spent months collecting items for my new shelves from my decor closet and from my favorite stores like Decor Steals, Target and IKEA. Get This…
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