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Nine Favorite Things

Happy Sunday! We’ve had such a mixed bag of weather this past week. Rainstorms, sunny skies, and smoky skies…sometimes all within the same day. It’s that time of year when things weather-wise can be very hit or miss. But it’s also one of the prettiest times as well. The flowers are still blooming and everything feels very lush. I especially love all the warmer days we’ve been having. It’s been very serene and our sunsets have been magical, I’m trying my best to soak up every minute. In just a few short weeks things will really start to cool off, especially at night. BUT, our leaves will slowly start to turn those wonderful autumn shades, and my favorite time of year will be here!

I know that’s so crazy to think, but our fall happens during that last week of August and the first two weeks of September. By October the leaves have all turned, and a lot have already fallen. It differs each season of course, but our fall is beautiful and fast. 

Speaking of going fast, this week was a whirlwind, and it’s looking like next week will be the same. We have so many exciting projects in the works. Which is amazing and exciting, but by Friday evening I had a real “Frazzled Friday Brain”. There are just so many loose ends and decisions that need to be made.

We have a photo shoot coming up that has moved from location to location. From Aspen, to here at the studio, to Malibu, then back to Aspen, to Texas, and then finally back here to the studio. We still haven’t decided for sure on the location. I kind of felt like a chicken with my head cut off all week. But we’re getting back on track today and we’ll confirm a location. I’m feeling excited…still frazzled, but excited. That’s just kind of me…all the time.

In other news, my brother Red has been home in Colorado this week (with Hailey too). It’s been awesome to see a little more of these two and cooking a few recipes with them in mind. They travel a lot, so when they’re back in Colorado, it’s always nice to get to catch up. It made these crazy days a little more calming because that’s their vibe, very chill.

They’re heading out tomorrow with their new pop-up camper. My parents and Asher are joining them on their first stop. Creighton and Malachi are meeting up with them too. They just need to decide…Steamboat or Aspen?

Let’s see, what else. With school starting soon, I’ve been thinking about good Sunday night dinners we can make for late August and September. I’m already so excited. I’m not a fan of Sundays, the actual day that is. But I love a cozy and relaxed, warming Sunday night family dinner. Sharing a few of my favorite recipes below.

Lastly, I’ll end this ramble session with something fun. We talked to a few designers this week. I’m finally putting things into motion to finish up our studio space and my home. It’s so much work, but so exciting. I can’t wait to be able to share more!

Coming up this week on HBH we’ve got cheesy stuffed peppers that are the perfect family dinner. A delicious new peach recipe. And for the rest of the week, we’ve got summery tacos, fresh pasta, and one of my favorite cakes. So many good recipes to share!

Question: what’s keeping you smiling these days? What are you looking forward to?

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

loving…summer peaches from Tenerelli Orchards. These are without a doubt the best peaches I’ve ever had.

loving…florals from Grace Rose Farm. Their Instagram feed is so pretty, it always makes me happy.

listening to…Kim Kardashian West on We Are Supported By. My favorite podcast of the week. I was so taken back by the kindness and knowledge of Kim. I already had a lot of respect for her business-wise, but this podcast interview really spoke to how multifaceted she is and her kindness for others.

empties…Shani Darden Retinol Reform. I’ve said it before, but this product has really changed my skin and is a must for anti-aging too.

dreaming of going to…New England to see the autumn leaves. Aspen too, which is a bit closer to home.

reading…Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. We love reading this to Oslo, it’s his favorite book!

ordered…these fun glasses. For upcoming autumn cocktails.

loving…Osprey Poco Child Carrier. Recommend via my mom, of course, who hikes with Oslo every day. My parents really love all the features (lots of storage) and the adjustable fit of this carrier.

wanting to try…an Infrared Sauna Blanket. I’ve been hearing about the benefits of these blankets. I’m so curious to try one out myself to find out if the price tag is worth it.

recommended read…Educated, the true story of Tara Westover, whose family was so isolated from society in her small town in Idaho that she was seventeen before she ever even stepped into a classroom.

ordered…the Beauty Blender (Asher stole mine) and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in nude pink (trying something new). 

loving…JuneShine, an all-organic hard kombucha. I’ve really been enjoying one at the end of the day. Grab 20% off and free shipping using my code, HALFBAKED.

(Shani Darden Retinol Reform)

2. My 8 favorite Sunday night dinners.

Pesto Peach Chicken in White Wine with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

Pesto Peach Chicken in White Wine with Burrata

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole | halfbakedharvest.com #casserole #healthyrecipes #familyrecipes #chickenandrice

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

One Pot Lemon Butter Ricotta and Zucchini Pasta | halfbakedharvest.com

One Pot Lemon Butter Ricotta and Zucchini Pasta

Creamy Cajun Skillet Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn | halfbakedharvest.com

Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn

Pesto Cheese Zucchini Ravioli with Burst Tomatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

Pesto Cheese Zucchini Ravioli with Burst Tomatoes

Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder | halfbakedharvest.com

Creamy Corn, Zucchini, and Bacon Chowder

Spicy Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Involtini | halfbakedharvest.com #zucchini #cheese #Italian #easyrecipes

Spicy Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Involtini

Sweet Potato Fry Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Butter | halfbakedharvest.com

Sweet Potato Fry Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Butter

3. My Favorite Products from the Dermstore sale.

Dermstore is having its anniversary sale. They carry some of my favorite beauty and makeup brands. Here are my favorite picks.


*The sale ends 8/17. Use code CELEBRATE at checkout.

4. Favorite questions of the week.

q: How do you clean out your candle jars again?
a: freeze the jar overnight, then pop the frozen wax right out of the jar, works every time.

q: Did you have any nicknames around Tieghan growing up?
a: no not really. People call me Tieghan or T. Well, I guess my mom does call me Tieg.

q: Home design or clothing trends you’re totally over?
a: the skinny, small frame sunglasses from way back in the day. They’re not for me.

q: Have you ever pitched to Food Network or have they asked you to host a show?
a: nope! they’ve never been interested in me.

q: What’s your favorite dessert of all time?
a: my mom’s death by chocolate, it’s the best! And then anything chocolate peanut butter cup.

q: Who is one person alive or dead, that you’d love to have dinner with?
a: My grandma, I miss her so much.

q: What is your favorite flower? 
a: it’s hard to pick just one, but I love dahlias right now and they’re about to be in season!

q: Any good housewarming gift ideas for newlyweds?
a: unless you’re making something super personal and unique to the couple (or their new home), I always say money. A gift card to their favorite home store is nice too. Newlyweds usually have a lot of expenses. Most newlyweds I’ve talked to say they really just appreciate money to put towards the things they need. Of course, that depends on your relationship with the couple. If money is weird to gift, you can never go wrong with a cast iron skillet. Anything Staub is my go-to.

q: What are you learning about yourself right now?
a: that I miss some of the other creative outlets I used to love so much before cooking. I miss the side of me that spent hours putting outfits together or re-arranging my room. I’m excited to finally be getting back to some of that…fun things coming that are a little different 🦋

q: Do you watch any cooking shows?
a: nope! I’ve never seen even one in its entirety, they’re just not my personal favorite.

q: Do you have an ongoing list of recipes to test or do you get inspired when shopping?
a: I have an ongoing list always, but tend to ignore it and cook what I feel excited to cook at that exact time. I get bored really quickly. If something isn’t exciting me, I make something totally different based on ingredients I have on hand, or my mood.

q: Ever turn down a brand partnership? If so, why?
a: yes! I turn down 90% of the partnerships I’m offered. If a brand doesn’t align with me, I turn it down. I’m lucky to get to work with only the brands I really do love the most.

q: What is your advice for someone in a career rut? 
a: try new things. If you can travel, do it. Have new experiences! If you’re in a job you don’t love, stay at the job until you’ve found something you do love. But at the same time, start a side hustle or get a second job or internship. It’s the only way to discover what you might want to do that could actually make you really happy! you might have to work a little harder, but it will all be worth it 🙂

q: What was the most beneficial method of building your followers? 
a: I know this is so overstated, but be genuine. Only post what you love and stand behind it 125%. Be yourself and don’t try being like everyone else. Your uniqueness is why people follow you. If you post the same thing every other person is posting, or post something generic just to get a post up, people will see right through that. I always say quality content over a lot of content is the way to go. And make sure that what you’re sharing is true to who you are. Also, be consistent with your content. Consistent quality content is the key to gaining a loyal audience.

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5. My 3 goals + 3 random things.

Back sometime in January, I mentioned that I think weekly goals (as opposed to new year’s resolutions) feel so much more doable, exciting, and so much less daunting. I fell off making them…of course, but want to share this week’s goals to hold myself accountable.

my goals for the week ahead:

1. Enjoy my photoshoot. Even though I’m really stressed about my upcoming shoot and all the details, my goal is to enjoy the day/days. I want to embrace getting to shoot with a friend, and make the best with what we’ve got.

2. Learn to accept my limits and outsource instead. Because I can only do so much as one person. This is easier said than done, but I am getting better.

3. Send out a round of flowers to a few people who need them. I love sending flowers but haven’t done so in a while. I have a few people in mind who could use a welcoming delivery this week. Grace Rose Farm has some of my favorites flowers. What are some other fun things to gift?

4. Bonus: Take more time at night for me. This is my bonus goal because honestly, this is always a goal. Some weeks I do better than others, but this last week was full of too many late nights. So I’m going to strive to change that this week.

question: what goals are you setting this week?

3 random things…

1. I want to start planning our fall cocktail Saturday recipes. What new cocktails are you wanting to see the most of this season?

2. Three people I am loving following.

Sazan. For fun, everyday happy content, and beauty tips. And if you’re a mom, I would especially recommend following her. Her kids are so cute!

Maeve Reilly. For all things fashion-related. She’s an incredible stylist and it’s fun to see what’s happening in the fashion space.

Marianna Hewitt – For everything from beauty to career, her advice and beauty secrets are so good. If you love career topics and beauty I recommend her podcast too, Life with Marianna.

3. I need new candle and podcast recommendations, but especially candles. I have the same favorites…that I love…but with fall approaching I want to find some new ones. My requirements for a good candle? Made of beeswax, has a cotton wick, and a cozy autumn scent. I love a cinnamon candle too, but they’re harder to find.

a few candles I’ve enjoyed…


As for podcasts, I love the ones I love, but I could use a couple new ones to add in. I’m not much into storytelling or true crime podcasts. I prefer podcasts with interviews and interesting guests, that cover life and career.

6. Inspiring me on Pinterest.

(Greece is #1 on my travel list – photo)

(dreaming of owning a horse like this – photo)

(push through hard times and learn the most from them – photo)

(someday this will be a reality – photo)

(I need to remember this – photo)

(autumn florals are my favorite – photo)

(making this a goal – photo)

(ready for spooky season – photo)

How Jennifer Aniston Prioritizes Self-Care…and her non-negotiable coffee ritual.

5 Tips From Jamie O’Banion On Balancing Work & Family…working moms, this is for you.

Outdoor Restaurants Across the Globe With Spectacular Views…would happily dine at any of these spots.

Tour a Simply Stunning House That’s Perched Right on Lake Austin…it’s the bathroom that got me. Love a moody vibe.

How Supermodels Get Their Brows To Look So Good…I always love good brow tips.

Sincerely Jules’s Backyard Transformation…what a pretty space.

The Holy Grail Product You Need to Be Using With Your Retinol…this is my favorite hyaluronic serum.

8 Stylish Hotels in Canada…for anyone looking for a road trip.

What The Everygirl Editors Are Binge-Watching Right Now…what’s your show? I’ve heard Sex/Life is intense and a must-watch.

The Best Bedtime Routine For Your Zodiac Sign, According to an Astrologer…looks like I need to start journaling.

The Wellness Products Helping Our Editors Get Ready for Fall…I really would love to try this Canopy Humidifier.

9 Work Hacks You Should Implement Immediately…love these tips.

Natural Makeup Brands…all of my favorites are on this list.

Feel-Good Movies to Lift Your Spirits and Make You Smile…watch one of these tonight.

When To Use Boiling Water for Fresh Cut Flowers…taking notes.

6 Questions to Help You Actually Get to Know Someone on a First Date…such good questions.

8. Surprise it’s 40% off at Reformation…

 

9. This week’s dinners + favorite weekend eats…

Cherry Tomato Pasta Alla Vodka | halfbakedharvest.com

Monday: Cherry Tomato Pasta Alla Vodka

Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Parmesan Corn Polenta | halfbakedharvest.com

Tuesday: Spicy Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp with Parmesan Corn Polenta

BBQ Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad | halfbakedharvest.com

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

Saucy Coconut Summer Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables | halfbakedharvest.com #curry #summerrecipes #easyrecipes #thairecipe #simplerecipes

Thursday: Saucy Coconut Curry with Rice Noodles and Garden Vegetables

Friday: Prosciutto Balsamic Peach Chicken with Burrata and Basil

Frozen Peach Rosé Slushy | halfbakedharvest.com

Saturday: Frozen Peach Rosé Slushy.

Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake | halfbakedharvest.com

Sunday: Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

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  1. I have 1 more favorite thing to admire; among all of ur cooking gifts, photography gifts, & the list goes on & on🤗
    The one more gift is YOURSELF , to everyone who knows of you, & is just in awe of YOU, & your many sharing gifts.

    I know u like coco Chanel- unfortunately her character is not to be looked upon I any way favorable, what so ever.
    Love & Light always

    1. Hey Judi,
      Thanks so much for your kind message, I appreciate it all! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

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