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(beautiful roses from Grace Rose FarmNine Favorite Things)

I have been looking forward to this post all week, so many fun links today! I’ve definitely mentioned this previously, but I really enjoy putting these posts together. Though they are a lot of work to create, they slowly come together throughout the week. It’s a really nice change of pace for me. I share so much food content and work to create new recipes pretty much every single day. So in a way, these posts save me from burning out on food, I love that!

I know that some of the designer things I’m excited over, or the beauty products I love, or what’s inspiring me, or even all the family stories I tell, may not be of interest to everyone (they’ve gotten so long), but hopefully, there’s a little something for everyone! My hope is that these posts are a bright spot in your weekend. Especially with all that’s happening in our sometimes scary world. Maybe a place to escape some of the realities of the moment.

Moving on here, I’m really excited about some upcoming travel. Travel is tricky for me with all the content I create daily. But it’s nice to get ahead of things blog-wise and then be able to travel and do new things. We’ve been working a lot on the HBH Every Day cookbook book tour schedule. I can’t wait to kick it off at the end of the month. I’ll be sharing the locations, dates, and times this week, so look for those on Instagram and then here next Sunday. We’re just finalizing the last few details!

Spring is not my favorite time to be in Colorado, so it will be nice to have a change of scenery soon! Heading to LA next week for a shoot. And then all of the cookbook travel will begin on March 29th, the day the book is released. It’s going to be great!

On the family side, nothing too exciting to share. My parents, plus Asher and Oslo, are heading to LA this week to meet my nephew, Bud. Creighton and Kai are heading back to southern California as well. So the family will all be getting some Cali sunshine this week + next. For my last trip to LA, I stayed at my home away from home, 1 Hotel West Hollywood. That hotel is like an oasis in the city. Their rooms are so cozy and comfortable and the design of the hotel is stunning. The food at all the restaurants is delicious too! You basically don’t even need to leave the hotel, it’s amazing. I love staying there!

What else, Oslo is now walking! He is just the cutest, sweetest little guy. It took him some time to get the whole walking thing down, but now that he’s got it, he’s on the move! Fun fact, he also loves any kind of citrus, oranges, lemons, limes – all of it. I made a lime crema for a recipe and he just spooned the stuff in like it was yogurt. It’s so fun to be watching him grow into his own little personality.

I think that’s all from me today. Some fun things to read below!

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

donating to…CARE Ukraine Crisis Fund. They are prioritizing aid for women, girls, families, and the elderly. Also, Melissa Wood Health is hosting a zoom fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees. She’s doing a 30-minute workout and meditation session this morning at 12 pm EST. 100% of proceeds will be donated to International Rescue Committee.

watching…Shrek 2. I cannot believe I have not seen this yet. I love Shrek growing up.

loving…this RH sheepskin sofa. These are not usually my kind of sofa, but this looks super put together and cozy at the same time.

loving…Revolve. I purchase from Revolve all the time. The pieces they carry are always so cute and the most up-to-date on fashion. What also draws me to their site is their customer service. They have free 3-day shipping, there and back, and always provide the return label. Which for me personally is huge when ordering anything online. I love scrolling their site and have definitely spent too much money there. But they really do have an incredible company and the best clothing selections.

listening to…Friend of a Friend. Finally, a new to me fashion/business podcast! I just discovered this podcast with Olivia Perez. I’m especially excited to listen to these interviews: Tan France, Josephine Skiver and Jasmine Tooks on Victoria’s Secret rebrand, and Summer Fridays’ Marianna Hewitt. I love learning how different brands are built.

dreaming of going to…Palm Beach. I miss this place so much. It holds so many special memories for me. My grandma and I spent a lot of summers strolling through Palm Beach and I miss those days with her. It was on a trip to my grandparent’s home in Jupiter, Florida, that she made me my first ever Dutch baby.

loving…Éterne clothing. Someone asked me what my favorite basics are recently. I have to shoutout Éterne. They have the softest material, like really the softest. They weren’t cheap, but the price is worth it. I wear their basic tees every single night, they’ve become wardrobe staples.

ordering…some new beauty products I’m dying to try. The Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation is new! It’s meant to look like your everyday skin, just dewier. I already ordered the Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation. It has SPF25 but also is made with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, so it’s kind of like skincare + makeup. Dying to try the Peter Thomas Roth gold eye patches as well as their Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. And the Merit signature lip too.

ordered…this leather laptop sleeve from Cuyana. I’ve been looking for a protective sleeve for the newest 16-inch MacBook I have and I’m excited to try this. Hoping it will be great for upcoming travel. This sleeve from Urban Outfitters looks nice too, plus fun patterns. 

wish list designer products…love these Gucci platform slide sandals and these Chanel braided knit slides are cute + cozy. Lastly, I love this Gucci leather jacket, but I’d get this Free People jacket instead.

loving…mini bags. This yellow Staud bag and this cute Nanushka tote are fun for spring. Adore this blue Alexander Wang bag and then this Anine Bing bag is a great basic.

in the mood for flowers…I’ve hit that point in winter when all the white and brown colors outside leave me craving fresh blooms all around. Wishing I had some dahlias, poppies, anemones, or roses. Really anything from the Terrain flower shop. Branches would be amazing too.

shopping…The Little Market. I’ve always loved all Little Market products, but their spring collection is especially beautiful. This vase is perfect for spring flowers, their eucalyptus bath salt is a tried and true favorite, I love this stationery for handwritten notes, and then their new blush marble serving board is so pretty.

baking…Easy Vanilla Earl Grey Crème Brûlée.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars | halfbakedharvest.com

Most popular: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Creamy White Bean Lemon Pesto Orzo Soup | halfbakedharvest.com

Runner-up: Creamy White Bean Lemon Pesto Orzo Soup

Quick Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki | halfbakedharvet.com

Also have to mention: Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros with Feta Tzatziki

Sheet Pan Greek Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

My personal favorite: Sheet Pan Greek Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes

Retro-Style Chocolate Sheet Cake | halfbakedharvest.com

Ok, last one: Retro-Style Chocolate Sheet Cake

3. Fresh spring flowers you can order.

 

4. Favorite questions of the week.

q: do you have any must-have eye cream recommendations?
a: I love Tata Harper skincare restorative eye cream.

q: please share the candle jar cleaning trick to remove the wax?
a: freeze the jar overnight. the wax shrinks and pops right out. just place the spent candle in the freezer overnight. then in the morning, I run a butter knife around the edge of the wax and it pops right out. so simple, easy, and mess-free.

q: if you had a second home anywhere in the world, where would it be?
a: anywhere tropical – Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean. or somewhere in Europe. but I haven’t been to enough places to really make that call yet! 

q: what are your favorite shortcut ingredients?
a: pesto, curry paste, and chili oil, oh and jam is great too! 

q: didn’t realize your brothers are all in Cali?! do you seed them often?
a: all the time. they travel back and forth a lot. 

q: how do you record and keep track of what you do for new recipes?
a: I use the notes app on my phone for recipe ideas. My account is linked to my computer too so I can access it from both devices. I have notes for sooo many things – favorites posts, to-do lists, shared notes with team members, etc. The notes app is so underrated. I use it every day, all the time.

q: not a question, but I saw Red on NBC talking more about you than snowboarding. it was so sweet!
a: told you guys, it’s his personality that makes him the greatest. he doesn’t take himself too seriously and he’s the kindest kid around. he’ll call me while I’m in the middle of working and ask for a quesadilla. I’ll drop whatever I’m currently cooking and make him a quesadilla 🙃 I just can’t say no. he’s also the reason for all the poke recently. 

q: is there a designer purse/item that you want to splurge on?
a: all of them. fun fact, I’m very into that stuff. Asher and I could go on and on talking about designer bags 🙃 Prada, YSL, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, all of them.

q: do you like to read?
a: well, I don’t love physical books, but books on tape or podcasts I do love. I love to learn from books/podcasts, but reading hasn’t ever been something I’m strong at. plus, I like to be able to have something in my ears while doing a mindless task. I feel like it’s effective multi tasking. 

q: what facial moisturizer do you recommend?
a: I have a few that I really love, but right now I’m using  Dr. Barbara Sturm face cream and it’s super moisturizing. Augustinus Bader and Tatcha have incredible face creams too. but I always use a serum first. Dr. Barbara Sturm hyaluronic acid serum at night and Is Clinical advanced pro heal serum in the morning (it has vitamin c).

q: are you a Swiftie?
a: love a little t-swift!

q: what is your favorite memory?
a: I have so many, I’m lucky. but I think it’s the memories I’m making right now, both with my family and in my career. they have been some of my favorites. I’m not sure anything will ever top watching my brother compete though. the happiness I feel for him isn’t something I can put into words, but I love watching him grow. also have to shout out Miss Asher because I’ll never forget the day she was born. 

q: how much time does it take to pull together your favorite links for the week?
a: wow. no one has ever asked this!! haha. the nine favorite things post really takes all week. I’ll start gathering new links and ideas after hitting publish on the current week’s post. I have a notes tab on my phone just for that post. I gather ideas/links all week, then take a day to put it all together. I’ll spend another few hours at night to add photos. Finally, my mom copy edits the post (she copy edits all the posts on the site). So it’s really kind of a process to get that post up. 

q: what semi-expensive kitchen item is worth investing in your 20s?
a: it depends on what you love to cook, I use my food processor every single day. But the most important items to me are good knives and a cast-iron skillet. 

5. Some questions for you.

1. What’s your favorite Netflix show/movie right now? Let’s hear your top 3?

2. What’s your favorite streaming platform? I usually watch Netflix, but recently have been watching a lot on YouTube. 

3. What are you looking forward to most right now? Travel, springtime, and launching the HBH Every Day cookbook are on my list. 

4. What’s your favorite flower? My favorites change with the seasons, I love dahlias.

5. What is your favorite place to vacation? Tropical vacations are my favorite – as you know.

6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

7. When you read the Sunday Favorites post, what are your favorite sections?

6. Following + inspiring me.

Makeup by Kelli Anne is honestly one of my favorite Instagram follows right now. I can’t do makeup. Like I really can’t, I blame it all on growing up with 5 brothers and a mother who to this day barely even knows what mascara is, let alone contouring (she has a face that honestly looks best makeup-free). So, needless to say, I love watching her stories for products and tutorials. She’s slowly going to teach me how to properly do makeup. I cannot wait to have her do my makeup when I’m in NYC. Already looking forward to it.

All my beauty people out there, if you love awesome video tutorials and product recommendations, I fully recommend Kelli Anne.

Also, and this is probably obvious to you guys, I love anything interiors. Architectural Digest is my favorite. I always find some new inspiration there.

inspiring me

inspiring life quote

(via Pinterest)

Twin Lagoon in Coron, Philippines

(Twin Lagoon in Coron, Philippines via Pinterest)

Sweet Southwestern Escape…a long weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

11 Hotels in Mexican Small Cities You’ve Never Visited…but Should.

Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle Gets a Make-Over…so cute and pretty.

12 Architectural Gardens Around the World to Visit…I was lucky enough to walk the grounds of The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort in Nassau, the Bahamas and it really is so pretty. Would love to go back. 

Gigi Hadid Is Bringing California Cool to Paris Fashion Week…love these looks.

Saie Beauty Makes Makeup for Skincare Lovers…their slip tint moisturizer

is my daily go-to.

When to Start Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs…very informative.

22 Places to Travel for Spring, Summer and Fall…who’s booking tickets?

The Night Creams to Prioritize…I use the Tatcha dewy skin cream.

Buy Every Splurge Item on Your Beauty Wish List…so many products on sale.

Healthy Condiments For The Stay-At-Home Foodie…we love condiments.

 5 Surprising Benefits of Cold Water Therapy…not sure I could do this.

New Shows and Movies to Watch this Month…what are you excited about?

Palm Beach Penthouse Atop Tiffany’s Store Is Going to Auction…I used to walk through this store with my Nonnie.

10 Ways to Balance Your Hormones, Naturally…love a natural approach.

Under-$100 Items that are Chic and Trendy…some cute finds for spring.

13 Mistakes When Renovating Your Dream Kitchen…good to keep in mind.

8. Spring sandals/slides and loafers for spring.

 

9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.

Crockpot Crispy Chicken Tinga Tacos with Avocado Jalapeño Crema | halfbakedharvest.com

Monday: Crockpot Crispy Chicken Tinga Tacos with Avocado Jalapeño Crema

beauty shot of salmon in parchment, very zoomed in

Tuesday: Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com

Wednesday: Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken

Roasted Cauliflower Pitas with Zhug and Garlic Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

Thursday: Roasted Cauliflower Pitas with Zhug and Garlic Tahini

One Skillet Saucy Chicken Tortilla Enchilada Rice Bake | halfbakedharvest.com

Friday: One Skillet Saucy Chicken Tortilla Enchilada Rice Bake

Cinnamon Sugar Brown Butter Popovers | halfbakedharvest.com

Saturday: Cinnamon Sugar Brown Butter Popovers

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | halfbakedharvest.com

Sunday: Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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  1. Hey Tieghan,

    This was a great nine favorite things a great read as always every single time!! I really enjoyed the link about the Castle Hot Springs in AZ had no idea about it. It’s something I should definitely check out as I love those kind of things. Those are probably my favorite things you share anything about new places to check out anything to do with travel or sightseeing etc. I also like your decorating ideas or posts about remodeling those are really cool well thank you! As far as things to watch I’ll tell you Netflix as that’s what I have. If I recall I gave you some suggestions awhile back. One of them I absolutely love is Virgin River at the top of my list its a must watch!! What types of shows or series do you tend to gravitate toward watching?? Another one I have enjoyed watching is Sweet Magnolias check it out. A really good series I enjoyed watching was called Maid. I will share a little link to Virgin River as its my favorite! What I am looking forward to right now is March Madness and then the start of baseball. Its one of my favorite times of year. Are you much of a sports fan at all outside of the olympics?? As far as travel spots go I love Flagstaff as I went to NAU and fell in love with it when I was there for 4 years. There are so many good places to eat and their downtown is super cool lots of shops to explore as well. It’s just beautiful anyway you look at it especially after it snows. It reminds me a lot of going to Portland same type of community just much smaller. I just made your Lemon Pepper Cajun Chicken Fettuccine omg so delicious a review will be forthcoming soon. I am excited for your cookbook. As I said earlier, I am super bummed your not coming to AZ. Will you look to add more dates as the summer goes on?? If so please consider us I’d love to meet you. It would be such a distinct pleasure. Your recipes always keep me in the kitchen and I love it thank you!! I hope your upcoming trip to LA and the book tour go well. I’m looking forward to reading all about take care and have a great week! Here’s your link to read a little bit about Virgin River. Let me know what you think if you watch them take care. Here is a link for that talks a little bit about two of the shows I mentioned. https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/virgin-river-and-sweet-magnolias-are-very-different-tv-shows.html/

    1. Hey Mike,
      Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful message. Sharing travel and sightseeing is one of my faves as well, so many new places to discover! Lol no, not much of a sports fan outside of the Olympics, but my brothers all love football so I do hear about that from time to time. Thanks so much for trying the fettuccine, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Yes, will definitely look into some more cities throughout the year:) Have the best week! xTieghan

  2. Love your 9 favorite things and reading about your family. Made watching Red in the Olympics so much more fun. So totally off topic do you have a good Guinness stew recipe?? My family is not a fan of corned beef, so thought I would try an Irish stew for St Patty’s Day with the soda bread recipe. Thanks, I love your site and your recipes!!

  3. 1. What’s your favorite Netflix show/movie right now? Let’s hear your top 3?
    Outlander, Yellowstone and Vikings

    2. What’s your favorite streaming platform? I usually watch Netflix, but recently have been watching a lot on YouTube.
    Netflix or Amazon Prime
    3. What are you looking forward to most right now? Travel, springtime, and launching the HBH Every Day cookbook are on my list.
    Travel!
    4. What’s your favorite flower? My favorites change with the seasons, I love dahlias.
    Peonies
    5. What is your favorite place to vacation? Tropical vacations are my favorite – as you know.
    Baja California, Hawaii, The Grenadines and Europe
    6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
    We are remodeling our farmhouse and I saw some great shower ideas/videos. Geeky, I know.
    7. When you read the Sunday Favorites post, what are your favorite sections?
    Favorite recipes and the new things you’ve found, discovered or are into.

    1. Hi Sophia,
      Thanks so much for reading and responding to the questions. I’ve heard great things about Yellowstone! I hope you love the new cookbook as much as I do:) I’ve never been to Hawaii or The Grenadines, but I bet they are fabulous!! Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  4. Better late than never this week, but here are my answers to your questions for us.
    1) Just finished watching Virgin River seasons 1-3. I am not watching anything else currently so do not have a top 3.
    2) Food Network on Sky watching the Pioneer Woman and Ina Garten is my weekend guilty watch currently. For other TV shows and movies I usually watch via Netflix.
    3) My favourite flower also changes with the seasons. I’m looking forward to my tulips blooming in April/May, then followed by my roses and dahlias from June this year.
    4) Greece and Europe, however I also like to vacation in the Caribbean.
    5) I’m currently listening to the Wheel of Time series on Audible. Nearly finished book 3, The Dragon Reborn. Loving this series and highly recommend a listen or read.
    6) I love all the content in your 9FT blogs, there is a lot of variety and once I have read through, I then go back and check out some of the links on things that you have seen or read, as well as checking out some of the recipes that I may not have tried yet. I also love the weekly inspiration quotes, as well as the gorgeous photos.

    1. Hey Colleen,
      Thanks so much for reading and shearing your responses. Greece and Europe sound amazing and you know I love a tropical vacation in the Caribbean. I hope you have an awesome weekend!! xTieghan

  5. What’s your favorite Netflix show/movie right now? Let’s hear your top 3?

    Pieces of Her (don’t Google it, just watch! SO good!!), Love is Blind (trashy reality tv but I’m a romantic and this is about finding love sight unseen), aaaaand not sure! On Netflix those are my pics!

    1. Hey Jane,
      Thanks so much for sharing your favorites on Netflix, I will have to check them out!! xTieghan

  6. 1. What’s your favorite Netflix show/movie right now? Let’s hear your top 3? Don’t have Netflix!

    2. What’s your favorite streaming platform? I usually watch Netflix, but recently have been watching a lot on YouTube. YouTube

    3. What are you looking forward to most right now? Travel, springtime, and launching the HBH Every Day cookbook are on my list. Few day trips! Lighter nights

    4. What’s your favorite flower? My favorites change with the seasons, I love dahlias. Peonies are my fav fav, but love all flowers, roses, tulips, daffodils, snowdrops…

    5. What is your favorite place to vacation? Tropical vacations are my favorite – as you know. Paris. Really fancy Italy too

    6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? Had our 25th wedding anniversary, so have been looking back at things a and pictures from then

    7. When you read the Sunday Favorites post, what are your favorite sections? News section first, then pictures, food, quotes…

    Been loving your recipes this week. Xx

    1. 1. Netflix???

      Loving “Emily in Paris”! Trying to find what to watch on Peacock while we have this option currently because of The Olympics!

    2. Hi Kelly-Jane,
      Thanks so much for reading and sharing your responses. I hope you love the new cookbook as much as I do:) Paris and Italy both sound amazing! Happy Anniversary, 25 years is pretty impressive!! Have a great week:) xx

  7. Just want to give a shout out to palm beach/Jupiter. I live in Fort Lauderdale but my husband was born in west palm, raised in Jupiter. Every time we got up there it feels like a whole different world. It’s like a vacation even though it’s less than a 45 minute car ride. I can understand why you have such fond memories with your nana. Its special there. And it’s beautiful. Well, it’s beautiful from like, November-May. Summer time, it’s only slightly cooler than a full boil! Not for the faint of heart, for sure!

    1. Hi Marianne,
      Aww I love this so much!! Thanks so much for sharing, what a special place it must be for the both of you. Have a great week! xxTieghan

  8. Hello Tieghan! I can’t tell you how much I love ALL your recipes! I make so many of them! You have been using Tahini in several of your baking dishes! I am going to definitely try them all! Quick question! I have tried several brands and after opening the jar, it is hard as a rock and very difficult to pour out! Do you have any suggestions on how to loosen up,
    In order to measure and use in your recipes OR a brand you like! I feel like I am arm wrestling it to get it smooth enough to measure!
    Thanks for your help! Again, love you, your personality, family values and especially your recipes! I share you with all my friends!

  9. 1. What’s your favorite Netflix show/movie right now? Let’s hear your top 3?
    I love all the feel-good series. Recently I finished Sweet Magnolias which I loved. Other top shows would be Virgin River and The Bold Type.

    2. What’s your favorite streaming platform? I mostly watch Netflix.

    3. What are you looking forward to most right now? I can’t wait for spring and summer, my favorite seasons.

    4. What’s your favorite flower? I don’t really have a favorite but I like a flower called baby’s breath. Bizzare name but a beautiful flower.

    5. What is your favorite place to vacation? I love going somewhere warm, soaking up the sun and cooling down in the swimming pool. I wanna go to Portugal, Greece, Malta or somewhere in East-Europe, perhaps Croatia which I’ve been to and loved! A place I never get tired of and have been multiple times is Copenhagen.

    6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? Not really sure.

    7. When you read the Sunday Favorites post, what are your favorite sections? No 7, favorite links and also no 2, the round-ups for inspiration.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for reading today!! I am definitely with you on vacationing somewhere warm! Greece is also on my list of places to visit. I hope you have a great week!! xx

  10. 1. Netflix top 3: Friends, the Bold Type, Schitts Creek
    2. favorite streaming platform: Netflix, but also hooked to YouTube lately watching Oprah interviews and Abraham Hicks.
    3. Really enjoying intermittent fasting and every day I look forward to plan nourishing my meals, shop for them and cook them.
    4. Fav flower: none!
    5. Europe! Love being there. This year I plan to visit Spain (never been there before). I live in India, so Goa always remains on my list as well.
    6. most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week- bold type season 5
    7. Fav section in Sunday posts: the links – love them!!!

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for reading today and sharing your responses to my questions. I bet the Oprah interviews are super interesting!! I hope you are able to enjoy Spain this year, sounds amazing! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan