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Nine Favorite Things – Pumpkin SMASH is back

Happy Fall everyone! It’s officially my favorite season and time of year. We have so much to look forward to and be excited about over the next few months. Starting off with “spooky season”, I just love it!

My one big goal right now is to practice more gratitude in my day to day. Over my 10-day New York trip, I fell a little into the comparison trap. I noticed myself really obsessing over things I wasn’t doing or being presented with. I found myself continuously comparing myself to others and at the end of the day, feeling worse about myself.

I’m sure many of you can relate, but once you fall into that comparison mindset, it can be a hard thing to break. This week, I ended up randomly listening to a few podcasts that spoke to this topic. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to focus more on gratitude and the things I’m grateful and excited about!

Because really, I have SO MUCH. I’m going to work on keeping my boundaries and staying off social.

My focus remains the same. Family, health, a roof over our heads, the food on our table, and appreciating our strong family bond. I’ve been repeating these every night while in bed and then adding things that I was/am grateful that happened that day. Most of the time I fall asleep before I can even finish, so I’m putting happy thoughts in my head instead of negative. It’s definitely a practice that requires work to keep up with, but I’m enjoying it. It’s been a great way to get out of my own one-track mind.

Ok, I guess that’s my life update for you all today. I wasn’t planning on sharing any of that, it kind of just came out. My hope is that it may encourage some of you who could also be struggling with something to remember the things in our day-to-day lives that we can so easily take for granted.

Heading into this week, I’m looking forward to having my family back here in Colorado. They’ve been traveling and then spent the weekend in Cleveland for a family wedding. They’re heading home tomorrow and I can’t wait to see them, especially Asher and Oslo. I’ve missed them so much!

I have a little less than a week here in Colorado, then I’m heading to LA for a photoshoot, some filming, and more! Maybe it will be somewhat like fall in LA?

Hope you all find a great way to enjoy the last Sunday of September! Oh, and last but not least, if you missed it, I shared my yearly roundup of all the Most Popular Fall Recipes. There are definitely some great ones in there to try!

Nine Favorite Things

(fall has arrived)

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

everything in my cart (low)…some new Zara finds for fall. Love these low cut socks, so so cozy. A perfect cropped wool coat. And these pumps! They look like they are Prada. This is a great pair of biker boots and an amazing leather jacket.

I adore this Reformation crossbody bag. Super cute! Also loving this head-to-toe denim look from Mango.

Loving all things jeans. These Long Barrelin Caramia jeans from Frame are in my cart. And I think this Denim Midi Dress from Reformation is awesome too.

Oh, and I’m ordering the Frame marble crewneck sweater. This is 50% off on Nordstrom and I am obsessed with how cozy it looks.


listening to…Solo Q&A: Walking Through Fear, How I Built My Current Life, Body Image, Comparison & More! I was so surprised by this episode and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. A lot of great personal takeaways.

dreaming of going…Villa Pizzo on Lake Como. This place looks like a dream. It’s on my top 5 bucket list places to visit. I’ve mentioned this before, but I thought this was a fun piece on Lake Como if you’re interested in learning more.

shopping…these Organic Cotton Mosaic Towels from Parachute. I think it’s time to update my towels with these.


recent Amazon finds…kitchen addition.


everything in my cart (beauty)…loving the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow. I want to try PATRICK TA Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette.

Re-ordering the Augustinus Bader the body cream. I forget about this for a second, but it’s in my top 5 in terms of body creams. It’s more of a luxurious purchase, so I use it on occasion and alternate with either the Tatcha smooth body butter (this is the one I use every single night) or Elemis skin nourishing body cream.

loving… splurge-worthy bedding. Wanting every piece in the Parachute organic resort collection. I added this Cloud Soft Organic Sateen Duvet Cover to my cart. How wonderful does that look? So cozy. As is this wool throw from BR Home. And this Mohair-Blend Throw Blanket I found on Neiman Marcus is so pretty too.

Okay, and these are really lux, but the Burberry Checked Wool Blanket and Loro-Piana Diamir cashmere and silk-blend blanket are beautiful.


shopping…St Frank. The entire tabletop section. Wow, so many good pieces.

reading…The Art of Home: A Designer Guide to Creating an Elevated Yet Approachable Home by Shea McGee, so pretty!

wanting…to eat at Suraya, a market, restaurant & garden in Fishtown, Philadelphia. sounds amazing. 

everything in my cart (high)…Love the new Ferragamo Large Studio Suede Bag. This Burberry Belted layered double-breasted cotton-gabardine trench coat is a closet staple. You could have this forever and it will never go out of style. I love the updated style.

For shoes, I think these Pierced Heeled Slingbacks from Tory Burch would get so much wear. They’re really cute. And I am very into these new SAINT LAURENT Lee embellished patent-leather slingback pumps. I want them in the brown and black.  


following…Jenna Rennert. If you love beauty, you need to follow Jenna. I listened to her on a recent episode of Lipstick on the Rim and shockingly became hooked. Loved learning about her beauty routines and favorite products. 

need to listen to…How to Journal | 3 Methods *that actually work*, Adding into your Routine, What is it & How to Start. I’ve always struggled with this.

shopping…Labour and Wait. They have some cute kitchen pieces that I’m considering ordering. They also sell my favorite brand of glass jars for storage that are hard to find anywhere online. Their site sells Rex jars too.

2. Top 10 fall soup recipes.

Easy Spicy Baked Potato Soup.|

Easy Spicy Baked Potato Soup

Creamy White Bean Lemon Pesto Orzo Soup

Spicy Buffalo White Chicken Chili

Spicy Lasagna Soup

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup |

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy White Chicken Chili |

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy Gnocchi Soup with Rosemary Bacon

Creamy French Onion and Mushroom Soup |

French Onion and Mushroom Soup

Healthier Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup |

Healthier Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

3. It’s almost time. Halloween Decor is here!


4. Favorite questions of the week.

q: what would you change about your name? 
a: Honestly nothing. My name, Tieghan, is the one thing I have always really loved. I’ve never wanted to change it! I love my name and the way my mom spelled it. It’s different!

q: how many photos do you have on your phone?
a: Way too many to count. My phone is out of storage right now.

q: where do you get your dishware? 
a: Mostly Anthropologie or Etsy. Love Zara Home too, it’s a hidden gem full of affordable kitchen pieces. But Anthro is always a go-to source with easy shipping. I also do a lot of searching online, so I’ll often order from random places. I do a lot of second-hand and vintage store shopping too. These places just take more time to find and also to ship.

q: do you ever take breaks? 
a: I don’t love breaks, they kind of give me anxiety. Right now I am in a go-go GO phase of life. Traveling has REALLY helped me feel re-energized and inspired. It’s also allowed me to see more clearly what I want/need for myself and our growing business + team.

q: would you ever change your hair color? 
a: I wouldn’t change it!!! I like my hair just as is and have never wanted to be another color or shade.

q: would you ever share a “what I eat in a day” style post? 
a: Nope. Everyone should eat for their own bodies and not adjust their diet based on their favorite influencer. Diet is so personal. You need to feed your body what your body needs. And that’s most likely not what I personally eat daily. I’m not a nutritionist or wellness influencer, so I don’t think sharing that would be beneficial for our community. This is just my opinion.

No not they don’t. I share items because I love the brand. I love sharing what I really use in real life with you all.

q: what are your favorite leggings or workout sets?
a: I love Alo sets. The Alo soft lounge legging has been my go-to forever

q: can you do more giveaways? 
a: So I love doing giveaways!! I’ll usually post them to my feed or I love sharing Starbucks cards on stories. We do have a fun giveaway coming up soon. I’m curious, what types of giveaways would you like to see me do? I am happy to do more!!

q: what are you looking forward to this fall? 
a: Fall is my favorite season, but this year we have exciting launches, travel plans, and new things to share. Our next launch comes in November and I can’t wait to share it with you! We’re also working on a handful of projects that will come early next year and next fall. It’s such an exciting time, and I feel so happy to be doing these things!! And then, of course, there are all my cozy fall recipes to share!!

5. There are 3 weeks left to order our Home Chef meal kits!

You all! It has been so amazing seeing everyone cooking from their Home Chef meal kits. This past week we shared my Chipotle Salmon Tacos and Roasted Red Pepper Pizza. Coming up this week, we’ve got my Dad’s Chipotle Beef Tacos and Creamy White Bean Lemon Orzo Soup. And next week. Korean-Style Beef and One Pan Hot Honey Mustard Chicken.

You can order everything here. Just be sure to use my code HALFBAKED to get 18 Free Meals + Free Shipping!

6. Inspiring me – fall scenes.

(ready for spooky season)

(pumpkin patch coziness) 

(cozy and pretty)

(daily reminder)

question for YOU: what’s your favorite thing about fall?

Trader Joe’s Fall Items Are Back! What to buy!…curious to try most of these.

18 Documentaries So Good You Won’t Sleep Until You Finish Them…so many good ones. Not enough time to watch!

30 Ways to Romanticize Your Life This Fall…these are cute.

8 of the British Royal Family’s Favorite Vacation Spots…for January vacations.

By the Time This Couple Got the Keys to Their Germany Home, It Had Stood Empty for 10 Years.

9 Black-and-White Kitchen Ideas From AD PRO Directory Designers

Touring The Set Of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3…fun.

How Do You Make a House Feel Like a Home…candles and flowers and a well stocked kitchen does it for me.

Chrissy Teigen Embraced Anti-Bride Wedding Style for Her Vow Renewal Ceremony…loved her looks.

Are You a Party Host or Enthusiastic Guest…I think I can be both! You? Also, the comments on this post are fun.

Madewell’s Biggest Sale of the Season is Here…good finds for fall.

8. More fall fashion, it’s time.


fleece jackets


moto boots




cozy socks


9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Noodle Casserole |

Monday: Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Twice Baked Crispy Cheesy Taco Rice Casserole |

Tuesday: Twice Baked Crispy Cheesy Taco Rice Casserole

Garlic Butter Chicken Meatball Stuffed Spaghetti Squash |

Wednesday: Garlic Butter Chicken Meatball Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Baked Crunchy Maple Dijon Chicken |

Thursday: Baked Crunchy Maple Dijon Chicken

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza |

Friday: Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza

Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix |

Saturday: Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake |

Sunday: Easy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

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  1. Hi Teighan! I love the cover photo of you from this post! I was wondering if you’d share where those fabulous red shoes are from?! To die for!

    1. Thank you so so much Erin! I’m actually not 100% sure where they’re from, as the stylist from the shoot helped source them! xT