Nine Favorite Things
Happy autumn…and happy last Sunday of September!!
Next week October will hit, and man, things will really start to pick up then. It’s crazy because I love this time of year so much, but it’s always so busy and goes so fast. I am really, really thankful we haven’t had any snow yet this season. I know it will come in October, but thus far, September really has been perfect. The weekends have been beautiful and our leaves are just at their peak. A little later than last year, which is so nice!
Other than that, pretty basic week around here. Tying up loose ends on something coming next year. Lots of fall and Halloween themed cooking. I’ve also been online shopping for some new fall clothes. I’m so into the fall styles this year, all the cozy things…and boots!
There’s no easy way to transition into this, but in some more sobering news, my Mimi passed away this week. Mimi was my Dad’s mom. She lived a pretty great, long life, as she was almost 89 years old, which is pretty incredible. She was a tough, tough woman to say the least. We’re heading back to Cleveland on Tuesday for the funeral. This wasn’t a sudden a passing, so we’ve all been prepared. I know she really is in a better place and finally reunited with my Papa after too many years apart. This is comforting for me to think about.
That being said, death if of course, never an easy thing. I’ve said this before, but one of my biggest fears is losing someone close to me. My Mimi’s passing brought up some memories from when my Nonnie passed. And before that my Aunt Katie (this is why my cousins are like siblings). It’s never an easy thing, so I just want to say to anyone who’s ever lost someone close, I hope you’re doing ok. Hang in there and remember to do your best to enjoy the life you have!
And lastly, I sure hope I have some of Mimi’s genes because 89 years feels like a long, well-lived life!
Alrighty, what else? My mom and I did a quick Q&A zoom together for a conference for the National Council For Adoption. Adoption is, of course, near and dear to our hearts. Oslo’s first birthday is coming up on October 11. I think my mom is planning a little get-together while everyone is in Cleveland. So crazy that he’ll be a year old in just a few short weeks. He is such a little boy these days!
Asher has been doing some serious fall shopping and helping me come up with Halloween props for drinks and desserts. And finally, the boys (Kai and Red) are now in Switzerland, which looks so beautiful. I’m a little jealous!
Coming up this week on HBH, we have more autumn recipes! We’ll be starting the week off with something Italian – but made with a fall twist. We’ll then move on to the perfect sweet autumn breakfast. Then a Sunday night dinner to pair with these rolls. And on Friday we’ll finish the week up with our first Halloween recipe of the season. Delicious things coming your way soon!
PS. in case you missed it, I shared my yearly roundup of all the most popular Fall Recipes.
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try…
loving…my new KitchenAid Light and Shadow Mixer. It’s the designer handbag of kitchen appliances.
loving…Aritzia fall collection. Everything currently in my shopping cart: this one shoulder tank in brown (so cute), these vegan leather pants (love…and affordable), this sweatshirt and joggers in copper (cozy for at home), and then this button up (for casual Friday).
listening to… Kristin Cavallari on personal skincare and health routine. A good listen for anyone who loves a little personal care.
dreaming of going..to Paris, because Paris in the fall looks magical. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée looks picture perfect. Asher and I will get there soon.
loving…this Mila Mirror from Anthropologie. Love the vintage feel. I want it.
ordered…these Skull Double Old Fashioned glasses, so cute for Halloween.
loving….the Tata Harper restorative eye crème. My obsession is anti-aging everything.
wanting to try…the ZIIP Beauty Nano Current Device. I keep hearing about this tool and how incredible it is on the skin, especially for anti-aging prevention. Very much want to try it.
drinking…everything on my 20 Most Popular Fall Drinks post. So happy cocktail season is here.
cooking…my everything ranch cheese and pretzel snack mix for today’s game.
listening to…Amanda Knox on Joe Rogan. If you love true crime I feel like this is a must-listen to.
2. Slow cooker and instant pot fall dinners.
3. Spooky Halloween Decor.
4. favorite questions of the week.
q: How do you make your income since you don’t do many Instagram ads?
a: I’m super picky about the brands I work with and don’t do a lot of sponsored content, but that is an income source for us. Another is the ads you see on HBH. They do really well for us and are a big source of income. My mom (who’s my business partner), has managed the ads on HBH since day one and she’s a pro. Other income sources are cookbook sales and product sales. There are partnerships in the works, but that’s more behind the scenes…at least right now 🙂
q: What leggings were in the fall APL photos?
a: They’re the Alo Lounge Legging. I live in them.
q: Did you make all the floral arrangements in your last Instagram story?
a: I did! But I really don’t know what I’m doing, I just know what I like.
q: Is this a job you want to do for the rest of your life?
a: 100% I’m so excited for the things I have in mind for HBH. There’s so much more to explore and do. I can’t wait to do it with you guys!!
q: do you tend to favor spicy foods?
a: Yes! We love spicy, which is why there are chili flakes in almost every single recipe I share. The spicer the better.
q: What is your favorite fall flower?
a: Dahlias, they’re my favorite late summer/fall flower
q: what is your favorite holiday and family tradition?
a: Christmas with my family, but Halloween and Thanksgiving are runner-ups. I love them all.
My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve with everyone. You never know what’s in store with my family, but I love that ALL of us are together no matter what. We do a big dinner and end with Christmas movies.
q: Cheap, easy dinner for a broke college student?
a: fancy (but not really) ramen. Trust me make this recipe.
q: What’s your favorite part about living in the country?
a: the amount of space, the quietness, the animals, and the fresh air. It’s nothing like the city but it’s magical in its own way (especially this time of year)!
q: You and your sibling’s names are so unique. What was the inspiration?
a: They’re not ALL super unique (Creighton, Trevor, Brendan, Tieghan, Malachi (we call him Kai too), Redmond (we call him Red), Asher, and Oslo. My mom just loves different names (can you guess the one name my dad chose?). I just called her to ask the inspo and she said they all have different stories…there’s 8 of us so I’m not going to go into details because, holy shit ??
q: do you ever feel pressure coming from your parents as business partners?
a: No never. I give myself all the pressure I need. I’m a real pro at that ? but they’re the most supportive, and always encourage all my crazy ideas. I bounce everything off them too so they’re pretty darn great.
q: What Is Clinical products do you recommend?
a: the cleansing complex is my all-time favorite. As is their pro healing serum advance+ which has vitamin C (so I use it in the morning). I also love their hydra-cool serum at night.
q: How about an introduction for those of us who are just now following you?
a: hi! hi!!! I’m Tieghan and I created HBH just after turning 19 and have been working on growing it 24/7 ever since. I cook almost every day. I photograph and video every dish I make. And I LOVE sharing my life with you guys. I live for flowers and candles. Love clothes a little too much…and interior design too (anything I can style and make pretty I love). I live in the mountains in Colorado and my family is big! 6 brothers, 1 little sister, 2 parents + cousin-sibs 🙂
5. Everything I want to decorate, wear, and do this fall…
2. Make the home cozy…with so many pumpkins (I have these and they’re really pretty). Loving these cozy throws (this looks like the coziest blanket), pillows, cute wreaths (my favorite and then more affordable), and of course candles.
3. Recreate this front door situation. It’s magical, moody, and festive.
5. Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out all my favorite odd-looking pumpkins. Then do some carving and roast their seeds. Here’s a list of 40 of the best pumpkin farms.
8. Have fall nails for at least a week. Heading to LA soon, and that’s my time.
9. Go for a hike and take in all the fall foliage. Our trees are so pretty right now, I think we have about 1 week left of nice weather.
10. Mixing up spooky cocktails is a must and it’s already happening over here.
12. And on that note, splurge on a new pair of fall boots. Or these.
13. Watch reruns of all the autumn Gilmore Girls episodes. Stars Hallow in the fall was my dream place.
Questions: What’s on your list for fall. What’s the one thing you want to do most? For me, two things – enjoy this time of year (especially Halloween with Asher). And then (honestly) I want to find some cute fall clothes!
6. Inspiring Me…fall foliage addition.
So much inspiration on Pinterest. Loved this article on the 21 best places to see fall foliage in the US. My bucket list spots are anywhere in New York, Franklin Tennessee, and then Aspen (it’s stunning right now).
(photos all found via Pinterest)
7. favorite links i’m loving…
Fall at Trader Joe’s! Here Are 34 Items to Snag Before They Sell Out…so many things. What are your favorites?
….love these finds.
15 Met Gala Beauty Looks…loved Kaia Gerber and Kendal Jenner’s looks.
7 Volumizing Mascaras for your Biggest Lashes Yet…I love the Ilia mascara.
…scarfs and cozy socks.
…so may pretty rugs.
Pulling Off TikTok’s Viral Smoky Eye Hack…ok, I want to try this.
…if you need ideas.
…so many cute pieces.
…love a fall bucket list.
…my go-to skincare item right now.
…love these gift baskets.
…might actually break out the air fryer for this.
8. New Fall Finds…
9. this week’s dinners + favorite weekend eats…