Basil Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Prosciutto.
Nine Favorite Things
Happy Sunday everyone! It has been a real week, has it not? Nothing bad, but this week flew by in the blink of an eye, yet somehow, it felt really long too. Friday officially did me in and left me very ready for the weekend. Maybe it’s the snow, we had a big storm Friday night and Saturday. I’m just not loving the snow as I do earlier in the season, I’m craving warmth.
Thankfully I’m heading to Miami in a week and looking forward to a few days with my family in the warm sunshine. I’m actually just so excited, it’s going to be great. I have one meeting in Miami that I’m knocking out of the way before I even meet up with my family, then it’s a few days of chill time. Which is honestly not easy for me to do, but I’m forcing myself to take a small break. I know that both mentally and physically it will be amazing for my body and it’s very much needed. I just need to learn how to “chill” a little better, I always get so antsy!
Luckily for me, I’ll have my fam and they’re always there to help. I’m planning a full day with just Asher. I mentioned this last week, but I want to surprise her with a girls’ day in Miami. She’s been so thoughtful and so helpful the last few months, I want to surprise her with something really fun! I’m thinking shopping, then lunch, facials, and maybe our nails too. And ending the day with ice cream, of course!
Do you have any Miami recommendations you can share with us? We would love them!
With a good amount of travel over the new few weeks, that means this coming week will be spent mostly in the kitchen, testing, filming, and photographing recipes. There’s always so much cooking before any travel.
My family – mom, dad, Creighton, Abby, Asher, and Oslo, are on their way to Miami today. They will be spending time with my grandpa in St. Lucia before heading back to Miami to meet up with me. I’m sure they’re about to enter tropical paradise! Hopefully, plenty of pics to come next week!
All really fun things though! I’m feeling very excited!
And honestly, I’m trying to push away all the negative right now. I’m not sure what exactly is happening in the world now, but we’ve been getting some very negative comments. It’s made me even consider turning off the comments on new posts. It’s so sad to see. Our comments section used to be the most positive, happy place! But there isn’t much I can do. The internet trolls are always going to be here. I’m just going to encourage anyone sitting behind a screen posting nasty comments to people they don’t really don’t know to look for something better to do with their time. There are so many other sites out there, keep searching for a site that seems to share your values and interests.
You never look good trying to make someone else look bad, I’m just saying.
restocked my favorite Snif scents
I think that’s all the rambling I have for today. I’ve been excited to dive into today’s favorites, so let’s do it! Enjoy, and have the best Sunday! Enjoy the extra hour of daylight!
Oh, one more thing. For some reason the HBH Every Day Cookbook is currently 48% off on Amazon. I have zero control over Amazon’s pricing, so I can’t tell you why it’s so one sale. BUT it is, so if you need a copy, now is the time to order! I’ve actually never seen the price marked so low.
loving…the. Absolutely stunning. Everything from the LA setting, to the lighting, to the clothing. So pretty.
ordered…randomly this cute waffle maker. I want to make homemade EGGO waffles. What do you think? Do you need that recipe?
loving…. I adore this sweet home. It’s so cute and serene like. Very relaxing. Every room feels special.
everything in my cart (low under $300)…From Zara, loving their faux-leather- trench coat. It’s nice and light for warmer spring weather. This semi-sheer floral blouse will be so cute with all the maxi skirts that are so on trend this season. That entire look, the skirt, blouse, and coat would look super cute with these metallic slingback flats. Metallic everything is huge right now, but it’s “trendy” so these are a great Zara buy!
Oh, or these closed toe wedges from Reformation. A little pricey, but cute. Also from Reformation, love their Layla Silk Skirt, very pretty. And this Joana Silk Dress in red. Cute.
Also on trend for Spring is anything red. This geometric front flap bag in red is super cute. Asher thinks it’s fun too! If you’d rather add a smaller pop of red color, these tennis socks are perfect.
burning…currently burning Boy Smells’ copal fantôme scent with notes of palo santo, black tea, gardenia, smoked papyrus, cedarwood, and sandalwood. It’s a lovely mix of cozy and springy. And in the lineup from Byredo, fleur fantome scent (Rhubarb, Lemon Petitgrain Leaves, and Tulip, underscored with Heliotrope and Suede). Also, their burning rose scent. It’s a soothing, smoky blend of deep woods and fresh rose petals, peppered with warm notes of Violet, Leather, and Birch Tree. They both smell so good, I can’t wait to burn these soon!
dreaming of going to…Marigot Bay in St Lucia.
curious about…the Sayl desk chair. I read a bit about it this week. It’s pricey, but it sounds like it could be worth it. It’s meant to help provide tension where support is needed and less in areas that benefit from a greater range of motion. We spend a lot of time sitting at our desk!
shopping…the Saffron and Poe kitchen collection. I have my eyes on the lombok basket tray and woven tenganan waste basket (cute). And this Italian confit pot is just begging for pretty spring flowers. And last, but not least, this antique clay pot is so pretty.
everything in my cart (beauty)…The new Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer sounds wonderful for dehydrated skin. Also, for dry skin, Weleda Calming Unscented Body Lotion. This has so many good reviews and is super affordable too.
Lips! the Lawless Forget the Filler Lip-Plumping Line-Smoothing Tinted Lip Balm. So many people love this! I ordered it.
For my always-dry hands, I’m very curious to try this Revitalizing Youth Hand Balm from Guerlain. This is a new to me brand. And then, this Rapid Repair Nail and Cuticle Oil. Always looking for hand care products.
This hair towel from Crown Affair is sitting in my cart. I need a new hair towel for healthy strands. Also, in my Sephora cart, Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo + Conditioner.
And last, I am dying to test out the TheraFace PRO. I’ve seen so many people recommend this. I just added it to my cart. I already know my dad loves using Red’s Theragun Mini massage gun. I’m guessing I would I would love it too, I need to try it!
loving…these bow handle cabinet handles. An easy way to instantly update your kitchen if you need something new to excite you!
watching…Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation. Excited to watch this. I’m a big Miley fan and have really loved watching her grow throughout her career and life.
wanting…everything from Tomlin House.
everything in my cart (high)…Jacquemus’s new la veste bask asymmetric suit jacket is so pretty. Love the very unique shoulder. If you’re looking for a special occasion dress, the Reformation open back crepe maxi dress is really great (and not too too pricey). Also from Jacquemus, I love this open back stretch knit maxi dress.
Into this Chloé denim trench coat.
For bags, this Tory Burch lee radziwill cat eye bag is fun. And I love this pleated leather shoulder bag from Loewe.
Lastly in the high range, this YSL quilted leather duffle bag is the perfect carry-on or overnight bag.
shopping…the Hurom Juicer. This is new but has good reviews. It’s a smaller, personal-size juicer that’s said to be much easier to clean and use. Plus, much more affordable than a traditional juicer.
reading…Read the comment section for new ideas!
baking…Lucky’s Golden Ticket Cupcakes. St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday! Are you making anything fun? I adore these sweet and easy cupcakes.
One Pan Spinach and Artichoke Orzo Bake
Pull Apart Garlic Butter Spinach and Artichoke Dip Sliders
Spinach and Artichoke Pita Grilled Cheese
q: do you ever watch your stories/videos back afterward?
a: Oh my, NO, never. I’d cringe. But if I need to smile and/or kick up my mood I’ll watch some of the cute videos of my family. Like Asher and Oslo, or something funny my dad or Creighton did.
q: why don’t your recipes have more nutrition info? You only have calories.
a: I don’t base a recipe’s “health” factor on calories. I actually think counting calories for most people is toxic and not helpful. But that’s just me. I base nutrition on the quality of food on my plate. Not how many calories it is or how fatty it is. Because healthy fats are GOOD too but are often high in calories. If it were up to me (it’s not) none of my recipes would share caloric info but we have to do it for SEO purposes.
q: your fav area of NYC?
a: For my upcoming trip next month I’m staying in Tribeca at Fouquet’s New York (the best hotel in the area) and really like it a lot! But I also love to stay uptown close to Central Park too (The Park Hyatt is my hotel of choice, it’s always a wonderful stay). It depends on what I have happening in the city. You can’t really go wrong either way.
q: favorite part about visiting New York?
a: The change of pace, the people, the clothes, the energy in the city, the food, and getting to attend things I’d never guessed I’d be invited to. I love spending time there. Oh, and I love to stay in a nice hotel. I am a complete hotel snob.
q: top New York City restaurants?
a: Hmm, that’s hard. I still have so many to try.
Carbone was of course great, Don Angie is fun, definitely try the lasagna roll. I’ve eaten at Palma and loved it. The Nines has a great vibe. The Polo Bar is a classic, you have to go. Saint Theo’s was great too. I’ve also eaten at Casa Cipriani, The Brasserie, and Bond St. which were also great!
q: the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
a: This is probably annoying to read but I really do drink a big glass of warm water, then head out for my hike.
q: Are you social at home? Do you go out and see friends?
a: Literally I don’t go out at home, I live in a ski town. This might be super lame but I hang with my family/friends that come into town and are visiting when I’m home. Travel is for dinners out with friends and such. Otherwise, I’m just working. And since I cook so much we don’t usually have to worry about food 🤷🏻♀️ I’m also by nature a homebody. I definitely push myself to be more social while traveling though!!
q: you still never cut your hair?
a: Did I say I was going to?! Not going to lie, I’ve definitely wanted to chop it multiple times but I’m too afraid. It’s my security blanket I feel like I would hate it after a day or two.
q: best lip balm for Colorado winters?
a: I’ve been using Biologique Recherche Biokiss Lip Balm and love it. It’s expensive, but I’ve had issues with lip balm in the past so I think it’s worth it. I’ve also had success using Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm.
Anywhere warm for me, ideally with my family. And with at least one day spent solely with my mom, and then one day with Asher too! That’s really all I care about, tropical weather and quality time with mom and Asher.
Ohhh. And I NEED a nice hotel. Preferably a suite, again, I’m such a hotel snob.
What is your be all end all dream vacation?
Well, this was cool and a really fun surprise Saturday night. Jennifer Gardner made my Snickers bars!! She’s so cute and I love her “pretend cooking show”. She shared the video on Instagram and it is so fun and sweet.
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…so many great ideas.
…personally, I’m excited. I always loved to watch the holiday show.
…loving these pieces.
…the four worth keeping.
…7 tips for a better trip.
Spurge! Nordstrom Spring Shoes In My Cart
Fairchild Tropical Garden + yummy picnic lunch = great getaway if you and Asher are just looking to chill and see amazing flowers and plants (and maybe an alligator or iguana or two) in Miami. Highly recommend Vizcaya too. Enjoy your trip!
Amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing these recommendations, sending them to Asher right now:) Have a great week! xx
So hard to block the negative comments. We own a family furniture store, on our 4 generation, and in today’s world they can literally review and have never stepped foot into your store. We literally had one say….”parked in their parking lot eating McDonalds breakfast in the car on Christmas morning and they are closed. Don’t really know how great they are.”
Gave us a 1 or 2 star in a Google review. Really you have that much time on your hands. We work so hard and it’s heart wrenching when you read them and has nothing to do really you or your team.
Keep working hard, smile, and always have grace. You will always succeed❤️
Thanks for reading! Oh gosh, that is so frustrating and really just not fair or genuine. Thanks for your kind message and support! xT
Tieghan, your Sunday post is such a highlight for my week. I look forward to it all week and feel uplifted and inspired about life reading it. So sorry to hear about mean comments. It reminds me of that saying, Bright lights attract big bugs.
You are wonderful, so hard-working, and you help so many people see the beauty in every day life. Thanks for putting yourself out there. Boo to the jealous haters.
I’m so glad to hear you enjoy the Sunday posts as much as I do, thanks for taking the time to read them! You really are so kind:) Have a wonderful week! xx
As Berne Brown says… unless you are in the arena— putting yourself out there, risking, creating- I’m not interested in your feedback!
So true Kasey!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me:) Have a great week! xx
That’s such an iconic stock photo of The Carlyle Hotel in South Beach. However, in the name of all that is holy, DO NOT STAY THERE. Please, please trust me that it’s definitely not up to your speed. It’s not up to many people speed. You can do so much better. It should only exist as a photo, not actual lodging.
Lol thanks so much for the heads up Marianne, I have no plans to stay there, just thought it was a cool pic;) xx
If you decide to turn off your comments, just imagine a bunch of your readers still excitedly getting pumped over the new posts and recipes!
Count me in!!!
While I understand where you are coming from, I wouldn’t be able to help and answer the questions of those trying to make a recipe:) xx
Tieghan, Sorry you have to deal with negative people. Guess it makes them feel better to put other people down. You are amazing! I look forward to your recipes and “Nine Favorite Things” post every week. I have made so many of your recipes and my family and I enjoyed each and every one. Maybe you can have someone design a program that looks for negative comments and it automatically deletes them so you never have to see them? I suggest you screen all reviewers comments before they get posted so nothing negative reaches any of your sites. Good luck! Have a wonderful, relaxing trip to Miami!! Thank you for all you do!!
Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful message! I am so glad you enjoy these posts each week! Lol that would be a pretty nice program to have on hand:) Have a great week! xx
I love my mini waffle maker. If you have ideas for unique recipes using it, I’m all for it!
Deb from Smitten Kitchen posted a eggo type waffle recipe last week using that exact mini waffle waffle maker & they look SO good!
Thanks Emily!! Hopefully going to play around with some recipes soon! xT
I was so pumped about finally squeaking in some kitchen time this weekend! I pulled out your cookbook and made 3 recipes for different meals! We loved your Moroccan Chickpea and Carrot Tagine (flavor combo was perfection!), the unique crunch of the coconut flake topping on your Coconut Banana Muffina, and the tender Coconut Curry Meatballs made with lamb. Thanks for investing in making such healthy and delectable options!!
Happy Monday! Wow, thank you so much for making these recipes:) I’m so glad they were enjoyed! Hope you’re off to a great week! xT
My heart turned heavy reading your post this morning. Haters tend to be unhappy people who want to spread their darkness. My thought is that you have a staff member review your mail first. I appreciate that there are some actually helpful comments, but you don’t need the negativity. Have a co-worker keep stats and delete the nastiness. On the other hand, my husband and I spent weeks in Palm Springs! Such a beautiful getaway. Enjoy Miami, stay positive, stay strong!
Happy Monday! Thanks for sharing your advice and feedback:) How nice you could spend some time in Palm Springs with your husband! Have a great week! xx
I’m curious. It seems you travel quite a lot on business but you never say what you’re up to. Are you doing tv shows, interviews, book signings, negotiating deals?????????????? Just curious. And, ignore the negative comments. If they don’t like what you saying they can go somewhere else. Cut ’em off.
I try to share that on IG, but any and all of those happen when I’m traveling! Just depends on the trip:) Have a great week! xx
Those that want to insult you speak loudly about themselves.
Do you, for you!
We follow you because you entertain us and bring us knowledge and happiness. Please keep doing this….you are so appreciated and loved by so many.
Thank you for being you!
Thanks for sharing your advice:) I appreciate you being here and following along! Have the best week! xx
Im so sorry your getting ugly comments. I love you recipes, and I look forward all
week to your Sunday post. It’s like a little gift.
Thank you so much Ginger!! I appreciate you following along each week:) Have a great Monday! xx
I am disheartened to hear that people send you nasty comments. We love you at our house. Your recipes have transformed our eating. I make one of your recipes nearly every day. You give so much to all of us and I am truly grateful.
Thanks for reaching out and your kind message! I appreciate you making so many recipes and sharing with your family! Have the best week! xT
Love everything! Your recipes and all the fun travel & shopping tips. Sorry about the negativity but don’t let them get you down!
Thank you so much Janet!! I appreciate your kind message! xx