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Hey, hi! Welcome back to Nine Favorite Things! After a month of an extreme amount of holiday content here on HBH, I’m so excited to bring back my 9 favorite things post! So many fun things to share today.

First off, I hope you’re all having a great start to the new year! Mine has been awesome, but I’m working through what I call a “photo rut”. Meaning, I’m currently hating all the photos I am taking. I think I’m just bored with them. Whenever this happens I know I am in need of new props, so below I’m sharing a few favorite pieces that I just ordered and cannot wait to have arrive.

In other news, it was a busy week around here working on blog content, a new project for 2018 (a couple actually), and also doing a little filming for an upcoming feature in USA Today, which was cool because I got to film with my brother Red. I believe the feature will be live sometime this month, I’ll be sure to let you guys know when it does!

Kind of jam packed, but all good things!

Speaking of good things, we kicked off Healthy January on Tuesday and I’m curious to hear what you guys think? Are you loving the recipes? Are they inspiring you to cook healthy this January?! As always, I would love your feedback and if there’s anything you’d like to see me make, let me know in the comments.

Coming up this week on the blog we have plenty of new healthy recipes including a Thai soup, super green pasta, a savory breakfast, a little Mexican, and of course something sweet!

Hope you have a great Sunday and don’t forget to check out #9 for dinner inspiration for the upcoming week!

Enjoy this week’s favorites!

1. My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:

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  • take one night a week off from working and do something I enjoy, like dinner with my family or just RELAX.
  • carve out more time to spend with Asher, because before I know it she’s going to be a teen and totally over hanging with her big sis.
  • work to be a better leader by giving better direction and consistent communication.
  • post more recipe videos and how-to’s to Instagram Stories.
  • focus on video content for Instagram and the blog.
  • hire a new HBH team member (exciting!!).
  • work to grow HBH as a brand. This is a big goal for the year, and I’m excited to already be diving into this!

2. 20 things to do on a snow day…let’s have a productive snow day!

So I found the above link and thought is was a super productive way to spend a snow day…but, my team booed at my productive snow day and said to get outside and have fun! I really couldn’t argue with this, maybe take a few suggestions from both lists and divide your day? Or you know, just have FUN! Here are our top 8 choices for a super fun snow day.

  1. Grab your sled, summer floaties or even a cardboard box and head to your nearest sledding hill.
  2. Build a snow fort, we like to using these, or use sand buckets.
  3. Lay in the snow and make angels together…make a snow angel family!
  4. Go for a hike in the snow…if you have them, grab your snowshoes (tips for winter hiking)!
  5. Build a snowman. Get creative with licorice, candy canes, candy necklaces or gummy eyes. If you have some winter cookie cutters grab those too and press them onto or around your new buddy!
  6. Decorate a tree with edible garland for the birds. Try using a fishing line to string on popcorn, cranberries, cereal and a pine cone filled with peanut butter (you can even roll it in bird seed).
  7. Before you go inside, be sure to have a snowball fight!
  8. After your outside activities come in and warm u by the fire with one of these hot cocoas.

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3. New dishes I bought…

the giada platter | the giada canape plate | this icon mug | the claudia coup glass

the dorba high ball glass | the triton tumbler

4. In need of Inspiration?

I feel like the New Year can be both inspiring and stressful. Everyone’s out there making new year’s goals and putting on their game face. That’s great, but it can also be stressful if you’re feeling uninspired or unsure of your goals for the new year. I loved reading this article on finding creative inspiration again and breaking out of a rut. I’ve gone through these kinds of ruts before, so I’m excited to have the tips below in my back pocket for when inspiration is lacking.

Do you have any tricks to help inspire you again creatively? Here are mine:

  • make time for exercise.
  • be grateful.
  • get organized.
  • ask for help if needed.

Also loved these:

how to master the creative process.

how to be creative on a daily basis.

5. New Videos:

Best EASY Greek Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki…my family’s favorite.

Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup…so easy. So GOOD.

Chipotle Adobo Chicken Quesadilla…never enough Mexican.

Homemade Cheddar Pierogi…the best kind of comfort food.

Easy Chicken Coq au Riesling…aka chicken in the most delicious white wine cream sauce.

Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks…favorite potato dish.

Overnight Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls…Sunday breakfast.

Fresh Mint Moscow Mule…the drink of winter around here.

Salted Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Blondies…for your sweet tooth.

6. Detoxing January? Check out these guides. 

I am not a fan of detoxing, BUT I do love healthy eating and the Goop guides below are balanced, and all sound delish. If you’re trying to eat healthier this January. I also love the beauty, kitchen and home detox guides too!

The Annual Goop detox

The Working Girl Detox

The Kitchen Detox

The Home Detox

The Beauty and Wellness Detox

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

Anna Camp interview…a fun read, especially since I really didn’t know much about her.

sweet potato fries recipes…YUM.

12 things to cut out in 2018…stress is my big one.

fun things to do on a Saturday…you know, to plan for next Saturday.

5 mood boosting ideas to snap out of a bad mood…I’m all about exercising every day.

10 motovating quotes for when you don’t feel like working out…number 10 is my favorite.

8. My Favorite Winter Snow Gear…

Burton jacket | outbound beanie| airbrush leggings | white tee | NYC sunglasses

9. This Weeks Dinners:

Monday: Spicy Brown Rice Seared Tuna Roll Bowl

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Tuesday: Poblano Mushroom Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Poblano Mushroom Tacos with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday: Rejuvenating Winter Broccoli Salad

Rejuvenating Winter Broccoli Salad | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Thursday: Quick Kale and Mushroom Pho

Quick Cleansing Kale and Mushroom Pho | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: Golden Sun-dried Tomato Red Lentil Pasta

Golden Sun-Dried Tomato Red Lentil Pasta | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. I am new to your posts. So thrilled to happen on it cuz i love your recipes! I know i can trust them to turn out correctly and also worth my efforts to try. I just found your blog and amd intereed in reading thru it but in my other email account (i can manipulate that one so i can read it better.

    One suggestion is the font color. When u utilize the light color font, extremely difficult to read in gmail. However, maybe its gmail. I will forward your email to my outlook to see if it is better

    Thanks and keep up the fabulous work!

  2. I’m 30, I don’t get “snow days” anymore. I live in Buffalo so we get a lot of snow…but that also means they expect us to know how to deal with it, so thus no snow days. But I’ve never gotten tired of snow day activities, and I’ll build a snow fort any day!

  3. I rarely get to make your recipes due to allergies, but your Moroccan Skillet Chicken and Olive Tagine was one I could make! And I’ve made it THREE times now! It is absolutely incredible. Even my Tunisian husband was excited by the flavors of home. Thanks for an amazing addition to our regular menu!

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