Nine Favorite Things – Abby and Asher
I often start out writing these posts by looking at the calendar. I like to see what happened over the past week that I may have forgotten. Or what may be coming up that I can share details on. I do this mainly because I always struggle with starting these posts. Fortunately, once I start I’m able to just keep going.
I looked at the calendar just now and quickly realized this is the last Sunday of January 2023. Immediately I thought, wow this month went fast. Nothing this month was overly exciting, but all-in-all, it was a good start to the new year! I am feeling pretty happy and excited! The one thing I’ve been struggling with however is anxious energy every so often, it just randomly can creep up! I’m very positive it’s due to the pressure i sometimes put on myself. Along with the comparison game, which we all know, can be the thief of joy in our lives.
Happily, over the years, I’ve discovered tools to help calm my nerves, but sometimes all I can really do is give my mom a call. Even just telling her I’m feeling anxious, just letting her know, helps. Releasing the words from my personal thoughts helps to calm some of that anxiousness and let it go. Regardless, having days of waking up anxious for literally no reason has been a recurring thing since I started pre-school.
I guess, I just want to say don’t let the pressures of the new year get to you. Read your favorite quotes (I’ll share some below), call a friend, let the words out, ask yourself why you’re anxious. And maybe get yourself outside or simply take some deep breaths. I’m definitely not a doctor, but these tend to be the simple tools that help me. And then, and this is so random, but I’ve also discovered that dry brushing and throwing my legs up the wall every night before bed is a big form of anxiety relief. My point is, work to find the tools that help you personally deal with the anxious energy. And you know? It’s also OK to say you hated this month. Just start February with some positivity and take it one day at a time!
And we have so much to look forward to this February, I am already excited! The Super Bowl is on the 12th and Valentine’s Day is on the 14th. Oh, and I finally have a couple of trips planned (Miami for warmth y’all!). I’m feeling like the year is really getting moving again after the holidays.
What types of recipes are you looking for for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day? Do you guys enjoy celebrating these holidays? I always have fun with Valentine’s Day! And Super Bowl recipes never disappoint. Let me know what you’d love to see!
Currently, the family is in Aspen for X-Games 2023. Red almost always loves the course there. Plus, the family loves watching him compete somewhere so close to home. Aspen is Asher’s favorite Colorado ski town!
I’ve been surrounding myself with the things I love, flowers, candles, and probably too much online shopping. It’s winter…
Have fun today! Enjoy some favs below.
some bits from this week
1. things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…jewelry! If you want to splurge, Spinelli Kilcollin (so in love with every piece, I got my mom their marigold ring for Christmas). Maria Tash (the prettiest). Kinn (this ring is my favorite). The Last Line (so fun). And then of course you can never go wrong with Tiffany’s. Oh and Jennifer Fisher too. For less expensive, I love Luv AJ and Jenny Bird. So many cute, high-end, but still affordable pieces.
wanting…new notebooks. I use one for writing out recipes, and then another for my daily to-dos. I love the ones from Papier, they are so cute, I think the animal kingdom cover is my favorite. And then Golden Coil has some of my favorite spiral-bound notebooks. I always get the leather covers. What’s your favorite notebook? How about pens too?!
everything in my cart (low)…From Zara, this mock neck body suite is a great basic. Also for basics, I love this simple, cozy wool sweater, and this is such a cute black leather belt that will never go out of style. I really like this denim maxi dress, super cute. Oh and this denim skirt with buttons too. It would be cute with a knit vest and boots. Or maybe try a loafer or comfy clog. And lastly, these round silver earrings…perfection.
Mango had a few cute finds too. I adore this winter long wool coat, cozy wool-blend knit sweater, and button knit cardigan. And have these slit hem pants in my cart.
Ok, last item because I just found these, cashmere blend leggings from Nordstrom. I be these are so comfy.
dreaming of going….
loving…Paris couture week! It’s couture week and my guilty my Friday night was spent catching up on all the shows. I think the Fendi show is my favorite. Such stunning gowns. My dream is to attend one of these shows someday.
shopping…for meal prep bowls. I love these pretty glass lunch bowls. I ordered a few.
everything in my beauty cart…It’s always good to switch up shampoo and conditions, below are some I’d test out.
I need to order some new body butters/lotions. I’m eyeing the MUTHA body butter and body oil, Nécessaire The Body Cream, Susanne Kaufmann Body Butter, and I already know I love Augustinus Bader The Body Cream.
I want to test out a couple new Biologique Recherche products. I’m already using their face cream and lip balm already and love them both. Just added their masque vip o2 to my cart. And excited to try Tata Harpers bio-shield face oil.
loving…Diaspora spices. They gave me a build-your-own spice rack kit that’s great for trying out some new flavors.
traveling to…Aspen. If you’re heading there this winter look at staying at the Hotel Jerome. It’s the cutest hotel with so much small-town charm and cozy vibes, and it’s been there since 1889. To eat, the family went to Matsuhisa for sushi Thursday night and loved it. I think trying out Catch would be fun too. There’s also a new restaurant called Parc that we need to try. And we’ve heard that The Snow Lodge is a great spot as well.
And of course, the shopping! Asher and I love to hit up all the designer spots, but Dior is our Aspen favorite.
watching…Gossip Girl. Finally. After over a year I am committing to finishing the series. I’m on episode 2, but it’s hard to get into it to be honest.
wanting…a simple, sleek mouse pad. This leather option is pretty. Also, I’m ready for a desk/office refresh, anyone else?
everything in my cart (high)…I really, really want to splurge on this silk and cashmere-blend sweatshirt and track pants set from Olivia Von Halle. It’s too much for me, but looks so cozy. I got this wool vest from Isabell Marant for my mom in black. She didn’t keep it, but I still love it. These patent leather point-toe mules from Proenza Schouler are really cute. These Bottega Veneta croc leather boots too, wow, love them too.
The new blondie leather shoulder bag from Gucci is fun. Love these buckled platform ankle boots too.
And lastly, some outerwear. I’m really into fleece jackets, love this Sandy Liang Rooney Fleece in chestnut. This Wardrobe NYC puffer vest is perfect. And wow, this Prada shearling coat is so pretty. But also this shearling jacket from Zara looks similar. And then how cute is this padded leather bomber jacket from Loewe? Oh, and these shearling earmuffs from Coach are not something I would wear, but they are the perfect winter accessory for a trip to Aspen.
shopping…The Sunday Shop. They have a few unique finds for the kitchen and home.
eating…Mona Vand’s “A Taste of Home” meals from Daily Dose. Daily Dose creates health expert-designed, organic meal plans that are delivered to your door, ready-to-eat. And Mona’s plan is so delicious. The cinnamon waffles are especially yum.
listening…recipes are great!. So interesting. I’m excited to learn more on this topic. I also started following Lauren, her
wanting…fresh flowers. I’ve hit that point of the winter that leaves me wanting to surround myself with fresh flowers. I love ordering bouquets on Terrain. They’re always so pretty. Expensive, but pretty. Their Valentine’s floras would be the perfect gift for anyone in your life, or yourself! Their Valentine’s Day bouquet is so pretty, but I honestly just want their olive tree.
curious…about dosha. Have you taken this quiz to find out yours? I am a Pitta-Vata.
2. Soup + Chili recipes to make tonight.
Because it’s very cold.
30 Minute Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen
Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili
Healthy Slow Cooker Chipotle Bean Chili
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup
30 Minute Spicy Miso Chicken Katsu Ramen
Creamy Gnocchi Soup with Rosemary Bacon
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Tortilla Soup
3. Everything for traveling.
4. Favorite questions of the week.
q: what’s your goal for 2023?
a: I have a few!! But personally, to prioritize more sleep and more organization. I’m a late-nighter and early riser. Plus, I want to start pilates. For work, I’d like to continue to step outside of my comfort zone. I’d like to travel more and do more outside of cooking. I also want to focus on a few upcoming big-picture projects we’re working on!!!
q: are you the oldest?
a: I’m in the middle. 3 brothers ahead of me, 2 brothers below me, then Asher, then Oslo.q: I’ve seen stories about your Dennis Gross mask. Just got it! Can you share your thoughts and tips?
a: Personally I love this mask. So does Asher. Some people question whether the at-home masks are really worth it. But honestly, I think I’ve had one breakout in the last two years. I had a facialist (Cynthia Rivas) suggest using the mask for 6 minutes at a time instead of 3 to get better results, so that’s how I do it. Every night, 6 minutes on blue light, then switch and 6 minutes on red light.
q: has snowboarding always been a family thing? Started by your dad?
a: Yes, but it was my older brother, Trevor that got everyone started in snowboarding. Before that, we skied. The first 4 siblings learned to ski first, then snowboard. Everyone after me has snowboarded since day one on the hill.
q: future plans for a health cookbook?
a: Nope! I don’t believe in any kind of diet. For the most part, I cook with only Whole, real foods. Lots of produce, grains, and nothing with added sugars or ingredients I can’t pronounce. I also cook with dairy because we don’t have any issues. European-style organic grass-fed butter is a go-to for me (I love the Straus brand). Meat and cheese too. But I definitely have more vegetable-focused options this month! Very excited for my February recipes!
q: how come we rarely see your mom?
a: She hates to be filmed 🤷🏻♀️ I try but it’s rare she lets me. So I respect when people don’t want to be on camera. It’s honestly such a hard thing to do. I get it and I too am very camera-shy at times as well.
q: not a question, but we love recipes and fashion!
a: me too! It makes me happy!
5. What made you laugh this week?
Oslo watching Creighton go on and on about food, just sitting there silently with big curious eyes like…”what is he going on about? Is he going to stop?”.
If you saw my Instagram story, you get it, but see the HBH family’s responses below on Oslo’s thoughts. I LOVED going through these. So fun! And you all totally made me laugh! So many…”give me cookies!”.
What made you laugh this week?
6. Photos from the past week + quote of the week.
some very random photos, mostly from Aspen
dad and Oslo
Abby and Oslo
mom and Oslo
Asher checking her Instagram and waiting for her mocktail at Hotel Jerome
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
How to Get A 10/10 Look When You’re Lowkey Bad At Doing Makeup…studying this.
…so many cool places.
The 30 Greatest Life Hacks of All Time…some good ideas
20 Hobbies You Can Start at Home…we love to learn new hobbies.
Every Trader Joe’s Frozen Pizza to buy…and not buy.
to gift to your valentine this year.…
30+ Kitchen Products That Make Healthy Eating Easier…and tastier.
but are you sacrificing quality ingredients for taste?…
12 Books That Are Better As Audiobooks…love an audiobook.
…read the comments.
8. Valentine’s Day Style.
looks – under $200
looks – big splurges
for the home
splurge-worthy winter jackets
basics from JCrew
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.
Tuesday: Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Candied Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa
Wednesday: 25 Minute Wonton Soup with Sesame Chili Oil
Friday: Calabrian Chili Roasted Red Pepper Pizza
Saturday: Blender Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Thank you so much for your heart and willingness to share what you’ve walked through. It is bold and very much needed! Because so many are blinded to the misuse and abuse of pharma drugs. Not to mention it’s an absolute money pit (by design). As one who almost ended my life (and there are MANY of us) because of adderall + lexapro, you absolutely were valid in sharing and posting. After almost 15 years on adderall, I heard something in me (which I now know was Jesus) say: STOP…no more drugs. And that was it. Dropped every single pill in the toliet in 2008. Though I didn’t have any withdrawal symptoms, so many others do and it’s heartbreaking. My question for those of you who have come up against Tieghan and are pro pharma drugs, is this: have you EVER stopped and really looked at the side effects of these drugs?! Pretty sure you haven’t. And probably won’t. And whatever happened to good ole eating habits, exercise and vitamin D?! And for the love of all things natural: CBD! It’s been the greatest blessing! Nothing a pill could ever touch. My brother just came out of rehab and my mother is an opiate addict as well (which has torn our family apart). If you actually take the time to do the research, I promise you would never come up against Tieghan or anyone else.
Lol wtf? Ah yes Jesus, vitamin d, and illegal drugs are way better than researched, tested and safe medications. Major eye roll. Im sure you’re anti-vaxx and believe a certain someone actually won the election too huh? Would you say the same thing to someone with cancer?
But seriously, your comment is extremely dangerous and should be removed.
Mia, exactly. Lexapro has been a life-changer for me. But that comment won’t be removed. The blog comments are unhinged here and moderation is … interesting. I’m a long-time follower here but it’s at the point where I don’t feel comfortable following or posting. It makes me sad.
I’ve tried to go off my anti-depressing which is Lexepro. It took a while to find the one that works. I suffered from debilitating depression for years and after 16 yrs I’ve had 12 yrs in recovery from anorexia that almost killed me. Without an antidepressant I go down the dark dangerous rabbit hole of terrible depression.
Yes big pharmacy is an issue but everyone is an individual and done of us NEED meds. I love this blog and I love this weekly post. Unless you’re a doctor, therapist or psych Kia tryst, I don’t think it’s your place to be speaking and preaching about medication.
Amy, if Lexapro is helping you, and your medical professional is fine with you taking it, there is no shame at all in continuing to take it.
Nice to hear that! Some people are so critical of Tieghan and her life. I’m glad some aren’t. So true, people who had no researched drugs in the old days had exercise and good eating and were well off. I agree with you! I’m glad you’re doing better without drugs!
I love your honest, heart-felt and intuitive writing and great photography. I also like that your blog is a splash of everything; food, family and fashion. And especially your pictures of your mom, since we are close in age, and I was a stay-at-home mom for about a decade – and Oslo because he’s so stinkin cute.
Again with the “throwing legs up on a wall?”
Why not? You can’t just do it once, it has to be a routine in order to be most effective. 🙂
Get the olive tree on Amazon. It’s the same size – you just need to buy your own pot.
Thank you for suggesting this! I’m definitely going to order one but I’m going to have to wait till summer as we don’t get much sunlight where I live in the winter.
Hi Tieghan, and happy Sunday! Even though I’m not into fashion, especially high-end, I always enjoy your Sunday posts because there’s so much other good stuff in here, too…your recipes, everyday chit-chat. I am making your white chicken chili this week (so good!). Made your chocolate chip banana peanut butter muffins a few days ago, and ate two straight out of the oven. Didn’t make them in the blender though – just used my Kitchenaid mixer and they turned out fine. I want to thank you for focusing on recipes that use real, whole foods…that you don’t fixate on a particular diet. This is exactly how I eat. I’m 60 years old and in good health and at my lowest weight since I’ve been in my 20’s. Fad diets are just that – fads! Focus on *real* food and exercise, and all will be well. Granted, I don’t digest legumes well so I don’t eat many of those and I limit my gluten because it makes me bloat. 😉 Yes, please to recipes for Superbowl (I’m going to a friend’s house and not sure what to bring!) and Valentine’s Day dinner.
Fresh flowers…don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s by you, but they have wonderful fresh flowers and they’re inexpensive.
My dosha is Pitta.
I hear you on the anxiety. I have it, too. Legs up the wall, especially at night, really does help. So does meditation. I use the Insight Timer app (free). I know exercise helps too, and so does yoga.
Favorite notebooks and pens…I have an obsession with both! My favorite notebooks are made by Fringe. They have sturdy faux-leather covers (with some cool designs), pretty and sturdy coils, so the notebook opens easily and won’t fall apart, and thick, lined pages. And my absolute favorite pens are made by TUL. They come in fine and med point and all sorts of colors. Gel ink and writes so smooth. Everyone who uses my pen asks, “What is this pen?” and wants one. I bought a 12-pack of the blue med point and pass them out. 😉
So excited to try the popcorn chicken! And the sauce must be amazing! And going to try the Nacho Fries!
I’m looking for a recipe….. vegetable egg rolls that are baked. With a sauce with a little heat to dip. Maybe sweet/sour.
I know you’re good with baked items like the sweet potato fries. And I’d like to make them a little healthier ( the egg rolls).
Thanks for considering this recipe idea!
I suffer from chronic pain due to chronic illness and life can be quite difficult for me. I always look forward to your new recipes and blog each week and love your style choices! My credit card does get a beating every now and again as I can’t resist some of the great finds you post but YOLO! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes! I make one of your recipes at least once a week and if it’s something new all I have to do is mention it’s your recipe and my whole family looks forward to it! Even my fussy son!
I’m so glad you have found such healthy ways to manage your anxiety. I know first hand it isn’t easy! I have been trying the legs up on the wall nightly and have found that’s really relaxing before bed. I haven’t tried the dry brushing yet but I’m determined to try it this week. Thanks so much for working so hard to come up with great recipes using simple ingredients and for always posting such great content. I’m in Australia and always recommend your page and social media accounts to anyone who will listen 🙂
Thank you for another awesome and honest post! I look forward to Nine Favorite things each week and have found so many hidden gems I never would have discovered without your links and finds.
I do not know why people are so negative in their posts. I find you to be courageous, refreshing and just honest about your own life. What works for you doesn’t have to work for everyone else, but it might help someone the same way its helped you, so thank you for sharing and being vulnerable with your struggles and some of your solutions. Your vulnerability should be applauded, not torn down.
I have been a long time follower of your site, and reflecting back on your growth is pretty inspiring. You’ve become more confident, outgoing, pushed yourself out of your comfort zone with travel, hiring employees and expanding your personal interests in to a brand that so many others love. It’s remarkable and a likely a very tangible encouragement to many other young adults (and older ones too!) to see how slow and steady steps over time lead to incredible growth and progress. Keep up the amazing work, don’t let others tear you down, and know that there is an entire community of people you’ve created who are rooting for you and support you.
I’m sorry to hear that anxiety has been an ongoing thing for you and that the resources you tried were not found to be helpful. I will always be an advocate in saying that therapy is always, always worth a try, regardless of past experience. It is invaluable once you find someone you have built trust with and who understands where you’re coming from and helps you grow. And it’s super unfortunate that everyone you saw immediately wanted to push medication, because I’ve found that is the exception and not the norm. Medication has a time and place (and saves lives when approached in a thoughtful way when appropriate.) I guess the point of my post is, please don’t hesitate to look for and access professional resources for things like this, because it can get better, and that goes for anybody reading. And it’s also important that we don’t dissuade others (whether intentionally or not) from seeking help.
I normally am not one to write a comment but I agree. There are always people in life that want to tear someone else down for something that was said. You as a person have to own your own S**t and do what is best for for yourself. Just becasuse someone else suggests something that works for them may not be the best for yourself. So, you look at it say that does not work for me and move on.
And, personally I love YOU! Every sunday morning I sit down somewhere quiet with my cup of coffee and read the Nine Favorties post. It is something that I look forward to every Sunday. Keep doing what your doing because it is AWESOME!!
On a side note for the pilates. You had a podcast I have no idea when on Melissa Wood Tepperburg. I listened to it and was hooked. She is so amazing and such a great person. You will love her pilates workouts. She has anywhere from 10 minutes up to 30 minutes. I started out with the 10 minutes and was hooked. Started to do the 30 minute workouts this week and saw a difference right away. If, you are looking for someone to follow for workouts. She’s your girl!
Keep up the great work!
Love Everything that you do.
Hi Tieghan! Vanilla bundt cake has been on my mind recently, might be in the minority but I love a good vanilla dessert.
Always love seeing the views of the mountains, so gorgeous! Walker is adorable, that is a sweet picture.
Have a good week!
As a doctor, I have to say that Tieghan was talking about what works for her and she herself chose not to take anti-depressants. She did not at any point bash anyone wanting to take anti-depressants. As a medical community it is taught to push pharmacological solutions before offering other means of help such as therapy, etc. The literature on this matter has been very controversial with no significant difference in quality of life between those taking antidepressant and those who did not. She talked about other ways she deals with anxiety,not depressions, which is putting her legs up on the wall and family support. To bash her and say she is bringing her followers down with her is inappropriate and dangerous.
No, Hannah; it’s sad you are reading Tieghan’s blog. She’s putting herself out there & sharing her life…and all you can do is be rude. If you don’t like it stop following her, it’s a pretty simple concept. Have a great day.
I have experienced anxiety too throughout my life due to stressors. What helped me was walking and analyzing my thoughts and always asking myself in any situation “what’s the worst that could happen.” If the worst thing that could happen isn’t really that bad, then this may help to ease your anxiety as I know you already hike every day.
Additionally, I just made your Blender Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Muffins using “gfJules gluten-free flour” in place of the all-purpose flour and they are delicious. By the way, anyone gluten-free should try “gfJules gluten-free flour” as it’s the best with no gritty aftertaste.
Thank you for all you do and for the delicious recipes you provide to us!
Great post again! Looking forward to trying all of these soup recipes.
Sorry to hear you are feeling anxious. Some things that work for me is reading my Daily Stoic book (there are also emails that are quite insightful). Talking it out as well as journaling.
I noticed that the comments got quite negative this week. So I just wanted to say I appreciate you offering your perspective, recipes and the things you find interesting. We can all learn something from each others different perspectives. Thank you for what you do!