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Nine Favorite Things

Ok ok, I just received a set of photos for an upcoming project. I’ll get to share them very soon, and you all, I can’t wait! This is something we’ve never done before, totally new, totally fresh, and so fun – plus exciting. I really hope you’ll all be just as in love with this project as I am. I get to share it with you all in just a few short weeks. I’m so excited!

And in general, I am so excited! I know, I’ve been saying this every week for a while now. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with feeling happy and excited, and this is my place to share it.

On the flip side, not going to sugarcoat it, Monday was hard for me. But I took the day in, excepted it for what it was, and we moved on. By Tuesday I’d turned things around and ended up having an amazing week.

I’ve been home all week, which is rare these days, but I’m working non-stop in the kitchen in prep for a lot of travel in September. I think everything happening in September is pushing me forward here at home, so that’s kind of nice. We have a lot coming up – plus we’re about to enter my very favorite season!

Also, football is starting up again, so the tailgating season is upon us. I have some excitement around this. Mainly because I already have a few appetizers/snacks in mind that I’m really looking forward to sharing with you all. Are there any recipes or drinks you’d like to see me make this season? I’m doing wings this season for sure. Which believe it or not, is something different for me, so I can’t wait.

That’s all for today! Have a relaxing August Sunday. Enjoy this week’s favorites!

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

loving…back to school supplies. Always so fun. This metallic jotter pen set has me excited.

wanting…these pretty pietra wine glasses and fluted glass votives from McGee & Co.

everything in my cart (low)…OK, I have a big list today. First, let’s talk new fall Zara arrivals. This tailored blazer is so cute, wear it with tights, a skirt, or a good pair of trousers. If you want something cropped, this cropped wool blazer and wide-leg wool pant set is perfect. And this oxford shirt is a nice staple. Same with this cashmere sweater, which looks comfy and is great for fall.

If you love a sheer moment, try this semi-sheer knit top and semi-sheer knit skirt set. The set together is super chic. The look would be cute with these kitten heels, which I really think we all need.

Onto some bags, this new Madewell cutout leather tote is a nice carry-all bag. Another carry-all that I’m loving, is this bucket bag in leather and calf hair from J.Crew. This leather crossbody bag looks like it’s from the designer label, The Row.

And on the pricy side, but yet affordable for a designer bag, the Staud Valerie shoulder bag is very on trend for this fall. And last, the Coach Ergo Bag. Could be cute as a birthday gift. Asher would love this bag. Also love the Reformation rosetta shoulder bag.

listening to…Arielle Lorre, Wellness & Beauty Influencer: Glass Skincare Routine, Being Authentically Yourself, Plastic Surgery That’s Worth It, and More. The first 11 minutes are SO GOOD. The remainder of the podcast is great, but might not be for everyone.

watching…the Summer I Turned Pretty. Asher loves this show. She said the season 2 finale was really good.

loving…this cute, sweet country house designed by Devol Kitchens. Such a cozy small space.

listening to…Mental Health, Life’s Big Lessons, and Finding Your Niche with Ashley Tisdale. This was cute and inspiring. I’m excited to try the Being Frenshe products after listening to this!

shopping…Being Frenshe. After listening to the founder, Ashely Tisdale, on her podcast this week, I couldn’t wait to try her candles. I got all 4, cashmere vanilla, lavender cloud, citrus amber, and solar fleur. Love the $11 price tag too!

wanting…everything from the Haand site. So many cute pieces for the kitchen. Love the glassware and the mugs are adorable.

everything in my cart (beauty)…really love everything from Violette_FR. Using bisou blush for the cheek and bisou balm + petal bouche matte for the lips.

For a plumper lip, try the LAWLESS Forget The Filler Lip Plumper and the Dior Maximizer Plumping Gloss.

Ordered…Crown Affair hair towel. I needed a new hair wrap and this one sounded nice plus it has great Sephora reviews. Excited to try the Le Labo basil shower gel. Plus, a new to me product from dae, their stargloss shine hair gloss treatment.

Fragrance I’m dying to try? The Prada infusion de figue eau de parfum. Sounds wonderful.

watching…Naomi, Cindy, Linda & Christy Remember The Dawn of The Supermodel Era. Loved this, and I also love the Vogue September cover even more.

wanting…some new kitchen pieces. I need these clear fridge organizer bins, but I want this cute toaster even more. Loving this Goldtouch 6-piece everyday set. And I really want this Always Pan from Our Place. Do you have this pan already? Do you love it?

everything in my cart (high)…this sweet bow-detailed crepe mini dress from Giambattista Valli, so pretty. Love the attention to detail. I would die for the Bruno Sweater from Interior. Love, love, love the pretty neckline yet how cozy the sweater looks.

Accessories, I’m in love with the Ferragamo mini leather tote. And I have to tell you all, I splurged on this YSL leather belt and it’s been my most complimented piece all month long. It’s perfect. And lastly, these Simkhai crystal mules are stunning. A great night out kind of heel.

following…Meredith Van Ness. She has been sharing so many inspiring, uplifting quotes. This is a favorite one.

2. Simple crockpot recipes we love.

Crockpot Creamy Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala |

Crockpot Creamy Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala

Crockpot Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch |

Crockpot Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch

Crockpot Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Orzo |

Crockpot Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Orzo

Crockpot White Chicken Chili Burrito Bowls |

Crockpot White Chicken Chili Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Mustard Herb Chicken and Creamy Orzo |

Slow Cooker Mustard Herb Chicken and Creamy Orzo

Crockpot Greek Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Orzo |

Crockpot Greek Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Orzo

3. Pottery Barn fall decor.

4. Favorite questions of the week.

q: how many steps do you take a day? 
a: I don’t track my steps or anything like that. I know my personality and for me personally, this is not something that would be healthy for me to do. I know so many people who love tracking steps, but I’d become obsessive about it, which is not healthy.

q: do you get food on your phone?
a: Definitely! Today was a mix of ice cream, peanut butter, and shrimp. My phone was sticky and gross. I wipe my lens down with a microfiber cloth before I film anything (always do this, a clean lens makes the biggest difference). Then I clean my phone with a wet rag every night after cooking. I can’t stand a sticky phone with smudges on the screen.

q: top 3 kitchen essentials? 
a: A cutting board for the counter, a good knife set, and a cast iron skillet. If I can add a 4th, it would be a blender OR food processor, either work.

q: do you ever have recipe fails and want to give up/scratch the recipe?
a: Yes! For sure! When this happens I have to switch things up. In pause the project I’m having trouble with and move to a new project. Later, I’ll go back and make adjustments. Usually, I’ll come back in a day or two with a whole new idea on how I can make it better. Or I may switch gears completely and create something new that I’m even more excited about. For me, I find it best to push through creative ruts instead of not doing anything creative at all. Sometimes I just need time away from that specific project to see it with a new eye. But I don’t stop creating, I just move to something else and then come back later! Does that make sense?

q: favorite dinnerware set?
a: I’ve been using this set from Lulu and Georgia x Sarah Sherman Samuel a lot over the last two weeks. It’s super versatile, durable, and cute too. The pasta bowl is my favorite piece.

q: are you creating a new Snif candle? 
a: Should I!?! I had so much fun creating our pumpkin smash candle last year. Would you all be excited about a new scent? What scent would you love the most?

q: advice on what to buy high versus low?
a: Buy high investment/staple pieces that can last years. But for trendier items buy mid-range/low. I LOVE designer pieces but not everything has to be so high-end. I like to mix and match and find that’s the best fit for me. J. Crew, Abercrombie, Banana Republic, and Urban Outfitters all have really great affordable pieces. Shopbop and Revolve have a good mix of both high/low (which is why I shop both often). Love Moda Operandi and Net-a-Porter and FWRD for designer pieces.

q: what pajamas do you wear?
a: I live in my Eterne lounge pants. My favorite for travel and bed, I LOVE the materials.

q: favorite wellness rituals?
a: Legs up the wall + dry brushing every night before I shower. I no longer have dry skin, which is amazing! It’s soft…almost like a baby’s skin. The difference is huge. And also really good daily supplements (I mostly take Cymbiotika and love it). And of course the Dr Dennis Gross red light mask 👻 good skincare too.

q: where do you stay on family vacations? 
a: We usually rent a house since we have a big group. Vrbo is great for this. Personally, I’d love to stay at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Cabo which was just recommended to me. Or Paradero in Baja looks nice too!

q: wardrobe staples? 
a: A go-to pair of denim, a white button down, a great pair of trousers, the perfect plain white tee, a really great dress, sneaks, pretty flats or a great loafer, an oversized blazer, a knee-high boot, and a carry everything tote bag.

5. Bullying, rude comments, and negativity.

With growth and change in the public eye, come very unwanted comments, let’s call it “adult bullying”. We receive adult bullying on all platforms, but they mostly come through Instagram and the comments left here in these Sunday posts.

It’s sad to see, hard to know how to manage, and all in all, it’s getting old. I’m not going to go on about this because it’s not fun or needed. But many of you have asked for us to better monitor the comments and while we’ve never deleted or “reviewed” comments in the past, we’ve decided that we don’t want or need the negativity energy.

Whoever the haters are, I hope that you are able to find some help and happiness in your life. Shaming others and bringing others down is never the answer. And it’s not going to make you happy.

As my mom says, treat everyone the way you’d want to be treated. With kindness, be the bigger person in every situation.

Thank you to the 98% of you who genuinely love to read, follow, and usually leave wonderful comments. We LOVE and appreciate you all more than you know. Thank you for being here on a regular basis!

6. Inspiring me.

7. Favorite links i’m loving.

Shea’s Back-to-School Edit…cute selects.

11 Fall Date Night Ideas…because this season is truly the best.

10 Airbnbs With the Most Amazing Views…where would you stay?

Unwrinkle Your Wardrobe ASAP…the best clothes steamers.

The Most Anticipated New Books of Fall 2023…new book recommendations.

8. Fall Style finds for under $200.

wedding dresses for fall

fall boots 

9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.

One Pan Chipotle Honey Chicken and Rice |

Monday: One Pan Chipotle Honey Chicken and Rice

Skillet Corn and Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Bake |

Tuesday: Skillet Corn and Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Bake

20 Minute Korean Beef Sesame Noodles |

Wednesday: 20 Minute Korean Beef Sesame Noodles

Easy Baked Cheesy Cauliflower Pizzas |

Thursday: Easy Baked Cheesy Cauliflower Pizzas

Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos with Ranch Corn Slaw | #instantpot #slowcooker #easyrecipes #tacos

Friday: BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos with Ranch Corn Slaw

Mini Blueberry Muffins |

Saturday: Mini Blueberry Muffins

Giant Magic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Sunday: Giant Magic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. Love your books and your recipes and 100% agree with moderating comments. People have too much time and too little soul.

  2. Your recipes are a source of inspiration and joy for me. I look forward to seeing what amazing things you will come up with to make each season feel special. Thanks for sharing!

    Ps- not all feedback is good feedback. Take what you need and let the other stuff slide off of you. I know it’s easier said than done, but I bet there are several Taylor Swift songs that would back me on this. Shake. It. Off!

  3. Hey Tieghan,

    This was a great post thanks for sharing! I loved hearing you talk about your fall ideas and what to cook. You asked for ideas this one’s pretty easy for me. I absolutely love anything pumpkin. The more the merrier for me. It can be in baking, or savory it doesn’t matter. If you create anything pumpkin I can promise you I’ll try it. Actually, what I really love is Pumpkin Spice. I’d love to see some more brunch recipes. What’s your favorite meal of the day to cook? Yes. I’d love to see you do another candle. I bought two of the pumpkin they smelled amazing! For another flavor how about Gingerbread?? I’m excited to hear about all the projects your working on. Hopefully you will get to share with us soon. Thank you for creating such wonderful content and delicious recipes every day. I love everything about HBH. Have a great week!

  4. Monitoring, screening, and deleting comments can be a slippery slope :-/

    As a recipe developer and content creator being open to feedback and critique is kind of a necessary evil. As an influencer, you profit off of the content your audience is interested in. By deleting any sort of feedback that you might not agree with how can you ever get a true sense of how your audience feels?

    As you expand HBH and begin partnering with nation wide brands like Anthro, I imagine that feedback will become even more important. I’m sure these larger brands need to have an accurate idea of how HBH affects and impacts their brand identify and bottom line. Deleting any sort of opposing thoughts or opinions feels like a lie?

    I can understand the need and want to protect your mental health but at the same time this is a public facing business that makes millions in revenue, it’s more than just a personal blog or diary. And there should be certain standard of business ethics. Maybe taking a break away from HBH would be the healthiest thing for you.

    1. Your comment has nothing to do with the actual issue at hand, though. Nobody is referring to or advocating monitoring constructive feedback. Most of the negative comments on this site are outright abuse, and also completely off topic. They contribute nothing to the conversation, and are a complete distraction from the actual purpose of this site. It’s not a “lie” to delete profanities and rude personal attacks. It’s a necessity, and she has every right, even somewhat of an obligation, to protect her platform and keep this kind of garbage off it.

    2. Another thinly veiled attempt to justify leaving the site wide open for “criticism”, and encouraging T. to step away from her work. Um, No. She really just needs to take measures to protect her intellectual property from malicious attacks.

    3. Hey there Kate! We would never delete any kind of constructive feedback, criticism or thoughts. That is always welcome and taken into consideration. It’s the comments left simply left to attack and say mean words that are disrespectful and hurtful that we want to clean up. There is a way to be constructive and kind with your words at the very same time.
      Hurtful and unnecessary comments are the ones we are referring to. Hoping this makes sense! Thanks!

  5. Tieghan, I’ve been making your recipes for a while now and honestly my family has LOVED every one of them!! It makes cooking so much more rewarding when I know they will eat what I make.

    I’m sorry you’re dealing with online negative comments. I’ve never understood why people have the need to say anything when it’s so easy to just move on if you don’t like something. One of my favorite quotes is “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.” I know it’s easier said than done, but you’re already doing a great job embodying this quote so stay strong and keep doing amazing things!!

  6. I’m still waiting/hoping to come to the comment section here and see the “please login or register to comment” prompt, followed by “Your comment is awaiting approval.”
    Then I will believe that HBH is serious about making this a decent and welcoming place to discuss food and lifestyle content. There’s been a lot of talk about doing something to clean this place up, but no action. I don’t understand what the reluctance is to perform some quality assurance measures if you care about the brand. It’s very disheartening to see that while it’s obvious there is a problem, and it has been acknowledged and discussed many times, nothing is being done.

    1. Hi Jill! I am so sorry you feel that way, we are trying our best to moderate these comments. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. xT

  7. You HAVE to get the Always pan!!!! I bought one last year and loved it so much, my boyfriend gifted me with a full kitchen set. Get the large pan to start. Ah it’s so great.

  8. I just wanted to comment that my sister and I both have the Always pan and we’re both extremely disappointed. I got it as a Christmas present and within a month it was extremely stained and the bottom has warped. It didn’t stay non-stick either. I was extremely frustrated someone paid so much money on it for me and it to be one of the worst pans I’ve ever owned. 100% do not recommend.

  9. I’m in awe of your strength and grace. You are an accomplished young woman who has followed your journey with kindness and passion. Don’t let anyone make you feel less than the beautiful person you are. Putting yourself out there on social media allows those who feel the need to be unkind and diminish another person an opportunity for negativity. Remember that those who do this are lacking in community, kindness, courtesy, and manners. Just lean on your support system of family and friends when the negativity becomes troubling. The negativity is ugly for all of us. But I’m so grateful that you are here and sharing your journey with us.
    On a lighter note, your posts are truly my favorite reads! Love your cookbooks, recipes, nine-favorite-things, and the peek into your fabulous trips. Looking forward to reading more about your next amazing adventure and awesome recipes.

  10. If your biggest worry is that adequate blog moderation might prevent some criticism from getting through, you’re kind of outing yourself. 😁

    Agree 100% with moderating and approving comments!

  11. Tieghan,
    Thank you so much for your recipes and inspiration!! You’re so cool and I get so hyped every time you post a new recipe!
    I hope some of the people in the comment section will stop being so obnoxious… laaaaame.
    I am praying for you and I hope you know that Jesus loves you and you are absolutely priceless.

      1. I’m so happy to hear it!! Please set controls so the comments have to be approved before publication. Otherwise the horse is already out of the barn. The haters will keep targeting you if they have a channel through which to do it. You can see how hard they are angling right here in this comment section for you to NOT prevent their BS attacks from getting through. Show ‘em who’s boss here. 😉

        Keep up the great work!

  12. Hi Tieghan,

    Another long term supporter here. I absolutely agree that you are doing an amazing job and have come so far! I look forward to your NFT every Sunday as well as all your other recipes and blog posts, but I am also saddened by the influx of haters who are obviously trying to cause trouble for you and disrupt your site. Please do put some content controls on the blog, and do what you have to do to keep your Instagram and other social media accounts from descending into arguments and chaos. You have worked very hard for everything you have built up with HBH, and you are not obligated to allow anyone who doesn’t respect you to have a rent-free place in your sphere.

  13. It’s rather telling when people jump up to protest cleaning up and moderating the blog, out of fear that some “criticism” might not get through.

    Tieghan, keep up the amazing and inspiring work, and protect it at all costs. Those of us who are in the vast majority who love and support you, want nothing more than to see you have continued success. This website has provided me and my family with many wonderful recipes, amazing holiday tablescapes, and a beautiful sense of community. I look forward to every season and holiday to see what HBH has cooking. I agree with the many who have asked for a review and approval process for the comment section here, as well as cleaning up the Instagram account. You have every right to take measures to keep your environment positive and nurturing. As your success grows, there are bound to be detractors who feel threatened by that success and will attempt to destroy or tarnish it. You owe them nothing, especially not a platform.

  14. I look forward to this post every week. Thank you for all you do and for adding so much flavor to my life!! 🙂