Nine Favorite Things – I know how to be cozyyy
Happiest Sunday everyone! This week flew by, didn’t it? All and all a pretty good week. I’ve been doing a whole lot of the same this month, cooking during the day, and working on another exciting project at night. Nothing crazy exciting to report. But I do finally have a trip to New York lined up, so that’s exciting!
I also think we’re going to try and take a trip to Miami sometime in the near future, so of course I’m looking forward to that! Do you have a favorite Miami hotel? Last year we stayed at The 1 Hotel, South Beach, which we really enjoyed!
I think we all know that I am very particular about my hotels. I love to find THE BEST ones in every city I travel to. I don’t know if I’ve pinpointed an absolute favorite in New York just yet. But I can say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my multiple stays at The Park Hyatt New York in Central Park. I know I can always count on an amazing stay and outstanding personalized treatment while I am there.
So what are you all up to? Tell me something fun! Does anyone have any fun trips they’re planning? How about your weekend, did anyone do anything special? I feel like everyone is beginning to plot their spring vacations.
Things that went on in my world this week: I spent a day baking and turning the kitchen upside down. Fortunately, I created such a delicious recipe…the next day. Yes, it took over 72 hours to nail a simple cookie recipe.
I also made pizzas for the family. Then dropped the very last (perfect pepperoni) pizza right on the stone fireplace mantel as I was removing it from the pizza oven. I of course used the 10-second rule and scooped that pizza right up, cheese and all. No pizza left behind! I also spilled a bucket of flaky sea salt, it snowed salt all over my head. I am still picking flakes out of my hair.
And on a high note, I was invited to my first New York fashion week show, I am so excited!
I think that’s it for today. Some of the family is heading to Aspen on Wednesday for X Games. I don’t think I’m going to attend this year, the house situation is a little cramped. Asher spent some time organizing all my clothes, so that was a nice bonus!
Have a lovely Sunday! Enjoy another Favorite’s post!
1. things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…dried roses, as you may have noticed. I’ve been using them in a lot of photos recently. So pretty
everything in my cart (low)-from Zara, this silk lace bralette is super pretty. A trendy, but affordable shoulder bag is a Zara must-have. We all need a pair or 2 of basic tights. This reversible double faced coat looks designer, and I love these hoop earrings.
listening to…Life After Rock Bottom: Arielle Lorre on Addiction. Always enjoy Arielle’s podcast, but her story is even more inspiring.
shopping…Jenny Bird jewelry. Such cute pieces at an affordable price. I might order the Sofia Choker. It’s cute!!
burning…Trudon Fir scented candle. I know, I know, this is too much money for a candle, but just smell it. It’s wonderful, and so much better than you’d expect. But also, I am always burning my beloved Snif candles. This week’s scent, Instant Karma.
ordering…the UGG Classic Tall II Sheepskin Boots. I mean, I love that these are back in style. So cozy.
dreaming of going to…. Oh, how I would love to attend this. What a dream!
everything in my cart (beauty)…the Dior Capture Totale Le Sérum Anti Aging Serum sounds like a magic serum. And I love the packaging. My Sephora cart currently has 3 shades of the Ami Colé Skin-Enhancing Concealer. How do I find the perfect shade for my skin tone? I’m loving everything Ilia, their Bright Start Retinol Alternative Brightening Eye Cream is also in my cart. I can’t wait to try this. I have yet to try anything from Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty collection but I just added the Silky Touch Highlighter to my cart. All four colors are so pretty. I love finishing a fresh face with a sweep of a highlighter. It’s always so pretty.
Also, the Kitsch Back to School Satin Heatless Curling Set. So curious to see if this really works, I’ve been seeing it all over social! I’ve always wanted easy curls.
loving…this. I love the design of this home. So laid back and relaxing. Plus, the kitchen is perfect.
watching…Break Point on Netflix. My cousin, Abby is watching this and recommends it.
listening to…Start The New Year Organized with the Home Edit. So I never watched the Home Edit on Netflix. Mainly because I never watch any TV except super late at night while editing. But I’ve always followed The Home Edit girls and like the rest of the world, love them. I enjoyed learning more about them and their organizational process!
everything in my cart (high)…these Valentino Wool and Silk Flared Pants are perfect. They’d actually be super cute with this very pretty Victoria Beckham Crochet Knit Top. Oh, and this cozy Alpaca Blend Sweater from Frame (adding it to my cart now). This Saint Laurent Sheer Maxi Skirt and long velvet skirt are both gorgeous. These Bottega Veneta drop earrings have been added to my cart so many times. I love them. But for something affordable, the Mejuri Bold Croissant Dôme Huggies are equally cute.
listening to…I just discovered the Everygirl podcast and am looking forward to doing a deep dive into previous episodes. I’m going to start with Megan Roup on How to Make Workouts More Effective, Body Confidence, and Secrets to Feeling Motivated.
watching…Wolf Pack, the teen wolf movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar on Paramount+. So I never watched Teen Wolf, but I (still to this very day), love Buffy. Obviously, I have to watch this. Excited to see Sarah in this type of role again!
2. winter citrus recipes.
Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa
3. Work from home desk refresh.
4. Favorite questions of the week.
q: where do you get all of your parmesan rinds? Have you used that much cheese?
a: Yes. I have used that much cheese! I go through a lot of Parmesan I guess. The rinds are leftover from all of the parmesan cheese we buy.
q: how far into your business did you hire (after you and your mom)?
a: Our first outside-of-the-family team member we only just hired 2+ years ago. So about 8 years into the business. But my cousin Maggie has worked with us for 3 years and my brother Malachi has almost always worked with us on video content.
q: do you use an app to get organized personally and professionally as well?
a: No. But I really should. Any advice? Any apps you recommend?
q: do you consume social media or just use it solely for your job?
a: I’m not big on consuming social. I follow a few select people who really inspire me. And I follow my family. I don’t watch/read much else. I also hit the unfollow button often. If the content doesn’t sit well with me, it’s time to move on. Since it’s the beginning of the year, it might be a good time to do a little social clean. Either mute or unfollow the accounts that aren’t serving you anymore. It helps clear your mind of unnecessary clutter/stress, I swear.
q: do you see yourself ever getting married and having kids? You’d be the best at both!
a: I hope so! But I’m not in any rush either. I’m enjoying this time of my life. I’m hyper-focused on work and learning to make more time for the things/people who are most important to me. I think it will happen when the time is right and I’m not stressing over it. It will come naturally. Good things happen when you least expect them.
q: I hate all the internet trolls and they break my heart. I hope you don’t let them get you down!
a: Me too ♥️♥️♥️ but for every troll there are 100 kind people like you!!! And I focus on the positive, ignore the negative. I know who I am and what I’m about. So do the people closest to me. I’ve learned to accept my flaws and embrace the qualities that make me, ME. Most of the negative comes from people who are unhappy with their own lives. They’re looking to bring others down to make themselves feel better. It’s sad, I wish I could help those people feel happy again.
q: I mean no judgment, but do you come from money? Obviously, your business is successful.
a: No. Growing up we definitely didn’t do extravagant things. My mom clipped coupons religiously, we shopped at the cheapest grocery store in town (Marcs) and we never went out to eat. My parents saved to take us skiing, or to visit my grandparents in Florida). We lived an amazing life, I had the best childhood and never felt any stress on money. But I didn’t come from money, which is often assumed. My parents worked insanely hard to support us growing up. We’ve all worked hard to make HBH successful. Nothing was just given, it was all from putting in the hours.
q: what have you learned about yourself this year?
a: This has been such a huge growth year both personally and professionally. I’ve learned a lot. The greatest thing I learned is that in order to continue to find creativity, I need to also explore my interests outside of food. I’ve found so much inspiration in allowing myself to enjoy/have fun with fashion again (I always wanted to be a stylist growing up). I’ve also found an unexpected joy in travel, something I used to dread, I’ve loved getting to travel for work. I’m hoping to do more of both fashion and travel this year. I’ve also learned how to be a better leader to our smaller team. It’s something I work at daily and am happily continuing to grow into. I love the small team we’re building ♥️
Also, positivity and mindset make ALL the difference. Shift your mindset and things change for the better. And BE KIND to everyone.
5. A few random, fun questions for us all.
I thought this would fun! Share your answers in the comments. Also, make sure you read all the comments in this Cup of Joe post, which is where I got this idea!
1. what is a non-expensive thing that makes your life easier?
me: I live by my google calendar, I couldn’t go a day without my notebook for my daily to-do list, and the notes app, which is free! For the kitchen, cookie scoops in multiple sizes, kitchen scissors (I use them to cut raw chicken). A dough/bench scraper (to scrap the counters clean).
dad: this Cutco spatula. It’s not non-expensive but considering that we’ve had it for 30 years, it kind of is.
Taylor: I have a subscription to headspace app. It gives me reminders and good vibes throughout the day. I also can’t live without my planner.
McKenzie: I know this is so boring but AQUAPHOR! I have multiple sizes of them and I keep them everywhere! On my nightstand, in my makeup bag, my purse, & I use it on my eyelashes/eyelids at night and my lips throughout the day!
Ellie: protein powder! Sometimes I eat like an astronaut because it makes for the quickest meal! Pro tip: add as topping to all smoothies 😋
2. what’s your favorite beauty product, tool, or ritual you swear by?
mom: a Cutie before bed 🍊
Asher: Dr. Dennis Gross face mask, love this for treating acne.
Maggie: Skinny Confidential Ice Roller it really helps with the tired-mom-puffy-face.
Taylor: I use glycolic pads every night without fail. I have water with lemon first thing when I wake up. Both keep my skin clear.
McKenzie: under eye patches! I love doing my morning skincare and then putting on some soothing under-eye patches while I work. makes me feel like I’m enjoying a little luxurious thing while also getting things done!
Ellie: Artis beauty brushes are my favorite! They apply product so smoothly, as if it has been airbrushed.
3. best wellness habit you do every single day no matter what?
me: daily movement keeps me happy. I hike every morning, then my morning routine. Drinking so much water throughout the day keeps me going and my skin healthy. Legs up the wall every single night. Plus, podcasts and candles!
mom: a hike, two 3+ minute planks, and this weird exercise move.
Maggie: taking a multi-vitamin every day.
Taylor: I always find some way to move my body. Even if it’s just a quick walk to the beach.
McKenzie: daily movement & listening to a podcast/devotional! makes my body & my mind happy & helps me destress!
Ellie: I keep a bag of chocolate chips nearby 😉 & always go for a morning walk!
4. something fun you’re doing this weekend or coming up?
me: online shopping tonight…I’m excited. I need some new tops.
mom: heading to Aspen with some fam to watch Red at X Games.
Maggie: we’re heading to Aspen too!
Taylor: Spa day to celebrate my GF preserving health issues 💕
McKenzie: my sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit us in Nashville so we’re excited to show them all of our favorite places and things here!
Ellie: I am going on a ski trip to Big Sky in a few weeks with friends. I have never been!
5. what dinner has been on repeat in your kitchen (doesn’t need to be HBH)?
mom: We eat what Tieghan makes that day for dinner every night. But my daily breakfast staple is buttered toast – when Tieghan makes naan that’s the best! Plus my cacao/hot cocoa every morning and night.
Maggie: Penne Alla Vodka from the Super Simple Cookbook.
Taylor: ramen is on repeat for us. Love love all the different things you can add to change it up.
McKenzie: I’ve been making tonsss of soups. So easy to be able to throw everything in a pot and simmer during the day while I work. Then at the end of the day we eat a cozy soup with some warm bread! Special shout-out to the HBH Instant Pot Pesto Zuppa Toscana recipe, that I make on the stove. I’ve made it three times in the past 2 weeks 😍.
Ellie: cozy chicken noodle soup!!
6. Inspiring me.
I love this quote so much. Don’t hide what makes you different. Embrace it! Don’t be someone else. Your uniqueness is what will help you succeed the most. Promise.
something I am working to being better at
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
…love these simple ideas.
…taking notes. I need to stretch more.
…let do it.
…everything you need to know.
…good to know.
…fun. I miss Miami.
…these are cute.
8. My favorite low-rise jeans.
some Free People pieces
a few long skirts I love
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.