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Nine Favorite Things

It’s Spooktacular October!

I’m so excited for this month, so many fun things happening, of course, the culmination being Halloween. The overly “cheesy” Tieghan is back for the remainder of the year and I’m filled with excitement for everything to come. It always feels so nice to have so much to look forward to!

I’m starting the month off at home, where things are starting to feel very cozy. I’ll be launching something incredibly special to me on October 13th – more on that below. I can’t wait. I’m working on new holiday content for Halloween (did you see yesterday’s Hocus Pocus inspired cocktail?). I’m thinking ahead to Thanksgiving (it’s going to be here before we know it). And then, I’ll excitedly spend the second half of the month traveling for work.

I’ve already started ordering Christmas decorations, plotting our holiday gift guide, and genuinely getting even more excited in the process. I am truly a holiday-loving freak. Basically, I’m the ultimate Hallmark girl. But I’m ok with that, I have fun with it!

How has everyone been? With October here, I’m curious to hear what’s on your calendar for the month ahead. Any new recipes you’re looking for? How about Halloween treats for upcoming parties? What about simple dinners?

Last year we shared holiday gift guides for the very first time. We had a lot of fun creating them, but I wonder, were they something you all enjoyed? For this year I think instead of doing multiple guides I want to do one master guide. Would that be helpful? What are your budgets for the holiday season? Do you want to see a few options for fun splurges or stick to mostly affordable finds? Was there a gift guide last year that you loved the most? Tell me everything in the comments, please! I want to make this year’s holiday content even better and more valuable to you all!

Let’s see, what else. I don’t really have any fun stories/updates this week. It’s just been normal day-to-day work and family stuff. All fun things, but nothing to note. Our leaves are the prettiest shades of yellow and orange. Some have already fallen to the ground, which is a little sad to see. My fingers are crossed that we don’t see any snow over the next couple of weeks, I am not ready for that. We already received snow on the mountain tops on Friday night. I have to say, it is pretty though.

For those of you wondering about my younger brother Kai, he’s doing much better this week. Last week we found out that he had a staph infection around his hip prosthesis and he had emergency surgery. He’s home this week with IV antibiotics and doing well. We won’t really know if the surgery was successful for a while.

I was able to get him some Cymbotica supplements to help support his immune system and speed up the healing process. Chervin, the founder of Cymbotica recommended he start taking their Liposomal Glutathione, Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 + K2 + CoQ10, Probiotic, and Molecular Hydrogen. I’m excited to have Kai taking these and hopeful they’ll boost his immune system. If you’d like to hear more from Chervin and learn about Cymbotica, one of my go-to podcasts, The skinny Confidential, has had him on 3 times now. Listen to the latest episode with Chervin here.

That’s it for our weekly update! I have lots of fun things below, so I hope you enjoy! Have a great Sunday and welcome to cozy season!

1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.

new beauty products to try…from Augustinus Bader, I want to test out their eyebrow and lash serum, and then their eye cream too. Both products have such positive reviews. Everyone has been asking me about retinol lately. To be honest, I just ran out of the product I was using and never restocked it. I’d love to try the Skin Ceuticals retinol night cream, if I get it, I’ll let you know what I think. Also, I would love their new Phyto Corrective Essence Mist. For body, I read about the Chanel body serum mist and it has incredible feedback. And lastly, I’ve wanted this forever eye mask for the longest time. I think I need to just order it already.

everything in my cart (low)…from Zara, I love this oversized puffer coat, very cozy. This menswear wool blend coat is a timeless piece to add to your closet. As is the faux leather trench coat. Slip dresses are everywhere right now, this satin effect dress would be cute styled with knee-high boots. I’m obsessed with skirts, eyeing their statin midi skirt and then, their faux leather midi skirt (so gorgeous) too.

For sweaters, this striped knit sweater is a classic piece. You can’t go wrong with the menswear style pant. And this long cable knit coat looks so cozy.

Moving on to a couple of pieces from Mango, I love this pretty shearling jacket. I would pair it with this small leather bag.

And lastly, this might sound weird, but I want to order these silk boxers. They look so comfy for lounging around the house or wearing to bed.

traveling…The 55 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America. Fall foliage is about to be in full force.

listening to…How to Change Career Paths & Identify you Strengths and Weaknesses with DEUX, founder Sabeena Ladha. I was happily surprised by this episode. I went into it thinking I might get bored but listened to every minute. Super interesting and informative story. Excited to try their cookie dough now too!

following…Derek Blasberg, the head of fashion and beauty for Youtube. He’s such a fun person to follow on Instagram.

dreaming of going…to “Forever Valentino,” the Theatrical and Sweeping Exhibition Exploring the House’s Codes and Values That Opens in Doha this October. I know I would love this, and it is in Paris! I would try to stay at The Peninsula, it looks like the most stunning hotel.

thinking of ordering…Essential Waffle Dish Towel. We need new kitchen towels, but we’ve had such a hard time finding actual good, absorbent towels. Thinking of trying these. Does anyone have them?

watching…This 2000s Show Is My Favorite Comfort Watch. Do you guys remember Everwood? I used to watch this all the time with my mom, we loved it. And we loved that it was set in a Colorado mountain town (we hadn’t moved to CO yet). Thinking I need to re-watch the series this month!

ordered…Christmas tree stands. This is so random, but if you’re cutting down a real tree, which we always do, you need a good stand. If you want to go the fancy route, this “the root” gold stand is actually beautiful and super festive. For something sturdy, try this cast iron stand, this is what we need for our big trees. And then if you just need an affordable, sturdy stand, try this XL stand from Amazon.

following…our good family friend Cortney on her trip to The Greenbriar in West Virginia. Wow, this place looks amazing!

wanting…the classic ultra mini platform boot from UGG. These look comfy for cold days. Love the platform sole.

loving…all things coffee right now. When the weather gets cooler, I look forward to my morning coffee even more. I love my Breville espresso machine more than anything. It makes the perfect cup every single time. I’ve been enjoying using Chamberlain Coffee. I love their organic beans.

everything in my cart (high)…Adore this JW Anderson balloon sleeve coat in navy. I think I need it. I can see my mom or Asher wearing this puffer coat. Such a unique, but cute style.

from Prada, this double-breasted leather jacket is complete perfection. It’s beyond a big splurge, but I do love it. The Prada pleated crepe de chine skirt is the perfect shade of yellow. Or try their fancier kid mohair and muslin midi-skirt. So pretty.

sticking with skirts, I am in love with the Miu Miu High-Rise Wool Maxi Skirt.

And to finish, I love this Khaite, The Keese Dress in chrome.

drinking…Vital Proteins. I’ve been using their collagen peptides in my morning coffee for a couple of years now. The brand sent me the new marine collagen and I’m looking forward to incorporating that into my daily routine too. I add a scoop right to my coffee cup, then pour my brewed coffee over.

shopping…Alo. They just launched a new cashmere sets collection and I’m so into it for fall/winter.


watching…Inside Emma Chamberlain’s Radiant New Home. It’s not my style home, but I still love it, and I love it for her especially.

ordering…fabric softener sheet. I’m really not good at laundry. I just don’t put any time or effort into it and I’ve shrunken way too many sweaters. I’m trying to do better though and going to order some softener sheets. Considering these fabric sheets from Public Goods. Or do I get pods from Dropps.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Noodle Casserole |

Most popular: Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Cider Braised Chicken with Caramelized Onions |

Runner-up: Cider Braised Chicken with Caramelized Onions

Crockpot Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch |

Also have to mention: Crockpot Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch

Cinnamon Sugar Swirled Apple Butter Bread |

Asher’s and Oslo’s Favorite: Cinnamon Sugar Swirled Apple Butter Bread

Mini Ranch Pretzels with Buffalo Cheese Sauce |

My Personal Favorite: Mini Ranch Pretzels with Buffalo Cheese Sauce

3. Holiday Advent Calendars and Gift Sets.

advent calendars and decor from Anthropologie


4. Favorite questions of the week.

q: does you family get recognized while out in public?
a: Yup! I swear my family gets called out more than I do.

q: favorite New York hotels?
a: I really love The Hyatt New York, The Edition New York, and either 1 hotel location, Central Park or Brooklyn Bridge.

q: favorite body lotions?
a: About to open a new Tata Harper Skincare body balm. Of course, I love Necessaire too. It’s always a go-to for me. I always have their lotion with me both at home and when I travel. The Tatcha body butter is another favorite. I also love Augustinus Bader’s body butter.

q: favorite place to travel to?
a: I haven’t traveled to enough places to really answer this yet, but right now I really want to be heading back to Miami. We had so much fun last time.

q: have you ever broken a bone?
a: I actually have not. But my brothers (mostly Kai and Brendan) have broken quite a few, had many many stitches, and more surgeries than I care to count.

q: What is your most popular fall soup?
a: peanut chicken ramen. A tried and true HBH fall classic. Make it on the stove, in the instant pot, or in the crockpot.

q: best beer to use for your 5 ingredient beer bread?
a: Pumpkin is my favorite without a doubt. BUT any beer will work well. They each change the flavor of the bread slightly but if you like the beer you use, you’ll love the bread.

q: how do you continue to come up with new recipes?
a: Sometimes I wonder how I do it. But then I just do it. I spend a lot of time brainstorming in my head. Overthinking, then re-imagining recipes, then combining recipes, more overthinking, and eventually, I get to an idea I love.

q: when do you feel most inspired to create new recipes? 
a: The start of each season is definitely when I feel the most excited. Fall more so than any other season. It’s my favorite season and my favorite time to create new content. I swear I have my best ideas in the fall.

q: what is your favorite travel bag?
a: My Senreve bag is my go-to. It fits my laptop with extra room, yet it’s still cute. I love that it’s both a backpack and a shoulder bag.

q: who are you most like? Your mom or dad?
a: Definitely my dad, my mom and I are complete opposites.

5. My Snif fall candle is here!

Nine Favorite Things |

Well almost! I’ve been hinting about this launch for months and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally time to share! It’s no secret that I love candles, especially a fall or holiday-scented candle. I just can’t say enough how much pleasure they bring me.

When Snif approached me about creating a scent for them, I said yes immediately. No questions asked, yes, yes, yes! I’ve always wanted to create a candle.

And I finally did! It’s coming on October 13th and I think it’s the thing that I’m most excited about right now. Candles are just so special to me. I light one every single night when I’m home, just like grandma used to do.

We’ve been working on perfecting the scent for months and months. It was quite the process but we finally landed on my ideal fall-scented candle. So what is it? That I can’t share just yet, but soon!

What I love most are these facts: 

– vegan + cruelty-free (no paraffin)
– high-end soy + vegetable wax blend
– 100% pure cotton wicks
– non-toxic, safe, clean
– extended burn times: 8.5 oz = 50+ hours and 50 oz = 200+ hours

You can join the waitlist to get early access to the candle on October 11th. This candle is a limited edition, so if the candles sell out. They’re gone for good.

I cannot wait to share this candle with you all. SO EXCITED!

Who can guess the scent?

a sneak peek of our launch photoshoot

6. What should Oslo be for Halloween? + Inspiring me.

It’s October 1st which means we have 30 days until Halloween. Right now all of Instagram has voted that Oslo be the cookie monster for Halloween, but I thought it would be fun to ask you guys too! So, any ideas for Oslo’s Halloween costume?

inspiring me

31 Spooky Movies to Get You in the Mood for Halloween…so many good ones. What is your favorite?

The Best Reading Chairs and Accent Seats…cozy season is here.

The Hocus Pocus House in Salem, Massachusetts, Is Hitting Airbnb…very fun.

Trader Joe’s Fall Items Are Here…so many new fall foods to try.

the Best Chocolate Cake Mix…a list from least to greatest.

The Vogue Editors’ Guide to Paris…where to stay, eat, and shop in the City of Light.

Our Halloween Decorating Guide…such cute, doable ideas.

13 of the Most Anticipated TV Shows Coming This Fall…what is on your list?

50 Halloween Nail Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy…so cute. I love these spooky ideas.

The Great Try-On (Fall 2022)…every fall fashion piece you need to know about.

Want To Land Your Dream Job…here is just how to do it.

a Serenely Decorated New York Apartment…a very New York apartment.

31 Virtual Gifts Are So Good…perfect for buying last minute.

20 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses for Every Budget…cute.

The 12 Best Places to Go Glamping in Colorado…featuring luxury bedding, gourmet meals, Wi-Fi, and more

8. Every Fall Coat you could need + style finds under $100.

Fall coats under $200


Coats for fall under $500


Fall coats $500 and above


style finds under $100


9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.

Spicy Buffalo White Chicken Chili |

Monday: Spicy Buffalo White Chicken Chili

Chili Crisp Butternut Squash Dumplings in Ginger Soy Broth |

Tuesday: Chili Crisp Butternut Squash Dumplings in Ginger Soy Broth

Creamy Butternut Squash Butter Chicken |

Wednesday: Creamy Butternut Squash Butter Chicken

Fall Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad | #salad #autumnrecipes #easyrecipes #healthy #butternutsquash

Thursday: Fall Harvest Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad

Simple Baked Cheesy Italian Chicken Meatballs |

Friday: Simple Baked Cheesy Italian Chicken Meatballs

Fluffy Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes |

Saturday: Fluffy Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chai Latte Cupcakes with Caramel Brûlée Frosting |

Sunday: Chai Latte Cupcakes with Caramel Brulée Frosting

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  1. Tieghan, have Kai find a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (CMLDT) who is certified in the Vodder method. If he is at least 8-10 days out from surgery, a couple sessions after surgery will aid in his recovery process and improve his immune system IMMENSELY!

    If he lived closer to Palm Springs, CA I would be happy to send him some recommendations in SoCal area or be of assistance. Healing thoughts headed his way!

    1. Hi Haley,
      Thanks for reading and your concern for Kai! This is super helpful, I will have my mom look into this CMLDT! Appreciate your help:) xTieghan

  2. Thoughts and prayers for healing of your brother.
    Oslo would also be a cute teddy bear for Halloween.
    You look absolutely beautiful in your photo shoot. Can’t wait for the Snif candle. Keep doing everything wonderful!

    1. Hey Michelle
      Thanks so much for your well wishes for Kai:) Love the teddy bear idea, that would be so cute for Oslo as he already is just the cuddliest! Thanks for your kind message🤍 Have a great Monday! xxT

  3. Hi,

    Happy October to you and your team !

    Congrats on the Snif collaboration !!

    I don’t think you have an osso buco recipe (veal)… Just bought some at Costco and was wondering if I coulf find a recipe here but I did not so that’s a fall recipe suggestion 🙂

    Did you watch Hocus Pocus 2? If so, how did you find it? 🙂 On our tv show list are: House of Dragons, The Empress, Andor, and Rings of Power.

    Finally, a suggestion. I know a lot of new followers always ask about your family (who is who) etc. I remember when discovering your blog I was wondering the same. There could be a page on your wesite describing it all that you could refer too when asked 🙂 just to help you save time !

    Have a great week, from Tremblant !

    1. Hi Virginie,
      Thanks for reading as always and the congrats on Snif, I’m very excited! Ahhh love the idea of an osso buco recipe! Hocus Pocus 2 is on Disney Plus! Thanks for your suggestion on the family front, there’s a lot of us so I can understand how it’s hard to keep track! Have a great week! xxT

  4. I love the Dropps laundry detergent, especially with the packaging.
    I was not a fan of the fabric softener. Finding an environmentally friendly one has been a challenge. Would love to hear if people give ideas on this one.

  5. It was wonderful to see The Greenbrier featured! We live in WV and visit The Greenbrier regularly. It’s a very special place, and even these gorgeous photos can’t capture how special it is.
    I’d love more cookie box ideas for gifting.

    1. Totally agree about The Greenbrier – SO beautiful! We went with our parents when I was in middle school. I totally need to go back as an adult!

      I also love your cookie box suggestion! I’ve done it in the past but would love some new ideas to get me a little more inspired.

    2. Hey Dina,
      Thanks so much for reading! It truly looks like an awesome place to visit:) Ohh you know I will have my cookie box to share this year! Happy Monday! xx

  6. I love your Sunday posts!!!

    We’d like to have an adult game night. About 12 people.
    Any suggestions for “munchie” foods?
    Maybe even a game that would be fun for 12?

    Thank you!!!

  7. I love your recipes and I love you! But most of us aren’t rich like you are and really don’t even look at your high-end recommendations. Please consider a more affordable gift guide this year. Inflation and shipping concerns affect us. Thanks!!

  8. Gorgeous photo shoot! I’d Love a more affordable gift guide. I want to gift friends something special and unique this year but need to stick to a budget.

    1. Thanks so much Heather!!🤍 I hear you on the affordable gift guide and will keep this in mind! Have a great week! xT

  9. Hi Tieghan!
    Such nice photos-you look great in fall colors! 😊
    Congratulations on your collaboration with snif! I just ordered my first candle from them last week after seeing your post about the sweet ash candle. It sounded so good…looking forward to receiving it this week!
    Regarding gifts, I recently retired, so have more time to make some food related gifts during the holidays. I already saved some of your previous DIY posts and plan to try those …any new ideas would be welcome.
    Have a great week!

    1. Hi Natalie,
      Thanks so much for reading and your kind message! I hope you love the Snif candle, they are so good! Congrats on your retirement, that must be exciting! I will definitely try to share some DIY gifts this year! Happy Monday! xx

  10. Last year’s men’s gift guide was actually the best men’s gift guide I’ve ever seen. More gift guides please!

    1. Hey Krista,
      Lol it helps to have 6 brothers to assist with the men’s gift guide😂 So glad you enjoyed that! Happy Monday! xx

  11. Tieghen, I MUST know, the photo shoot pics….where is the rust-coloured silky dress from as well as the gorgeous trousers & platform suede sandals (from the photo with the large chandelier)? All are STUNNING! Did you pick your attire? Either way, they’re all so elegnt and perfect colours for autumn 😉

    1. Hi Ava,
      Thank you so much for your kind message!! The orange dress is vintage Celine! Unfortunately, I do not have links for anything, all of the pieces were picked by a stylist! Happy Tuesday! xx

  12. Absolutely LOVE everything you do!!
    Cherish getting 9 favorites each week.
    In regards to gift guides – with inflation
    today & a recession looming, would you
    consider an affordable gift guide? You
    have such great taste – would love to find
    great gifts this year that are more modest
    in price. Thank you for considering &
    asking for feedback!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Thanks for reading and your thoughtful message! Yes, I would love to put together a more affordable gift guide, thanks for the suggestion! Have a great Monday! xx

  13. If you’re on the hunt for a new retinol, I’ve starting using this one after years of trying to find one that made a big difference but didn’t dry out my skin or destroy my barrier and I’m obsessed with Strategy Skin Retinal! It’s just a beautiful product. Use it every night after my P50 lotion and then followed by a rich moisturizer usually biologique recherche or augutus bader and it’s made such a difference. Helps that the packaging is beautiful too


    1. Hey Whitney,
      Thanks so much for reading along and sharing your retinol suggestion! I will have to look into it:) Have a great week! xT

  14. Teagan – I love your content always and your style is so original. That said, I feel like holiday gift guides are generally just overdone. I feel like a lot of bloggers (not you specifically, just more generally) recommend the same types of items over and over. I imagine those take a lot of time to put together which is why I’m being honest about it!

    My favorite things from you the last few holidays have been recs of things to pair together for more original gifts. Like a homemade cookie box + a small item. I’m not sure if that makes sense but it feels more original IMO.

    Hope you have any amazing month and I’m excited for your candle launch!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks so much for reading and sharing your feedback! Totally get what you mean, everyone does a gift guide, so is it just too much?! I appreciate your honesty! I love a homemade gift so I can definitely share some of those! Hope you have a great week! xT