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This last week has been such a roller coaster of events. I’ve been cooking nonstop in preparation for upcoming travel this week. I have a 2 to 3 week project staring in April that I couldn’t be more excited about. I’m sure many of you can guess what may or may not be coming this fall!

My days have been spent cooking, photographing, and filming. We’ve had a lot of weekday calls regarding new collaborations/partnerships that have been cutting into my cooking/photo time. But, of course, it’s always fun trying to brew up new things! New things coming your way soon!

We had a bit of a scare this week with my dad. Long story short, he managed to develop a serious infection in his elbow (likely staph or strep). Not just one, but two doctors at two different hospitals misdiagnosed. The first sent him home with antibiotics, and the other sent him home and told him to do some exercises. When his elbow wasn’t getting better, my brother Red immediately got him in to see a doctor at the Steadman Clinic in Vail. They discovered not only a serious infection but that he’d also torn his tricep. They admitted him, and he had surgery on Monday and again on Wednesday to clean out the infection. He is home now with IV antibiotics and goes back in on Wednesday to repair the tricep.

Let me just say this, having a parent in the hospital is one of the worst feelings. Even though I knew he would be OK, it was so unsettling. This was the first surgery my dad has had, and he’s now about to have his third. I just kept thinking how grateful I was/am that it wasn’t anything worse. I can’t even type the words out, but you know what I’m thinking. I’m thankful he’s back up and running. One arm is down for the count, and the other has a pic line. But all things considered, he’s doing really well. I feel to lucky to be able to spend so much time with my dad every single day.

A little reminder to always be thankful for your health and never take it for granted. It’s easy to overlook and not think about when you’re healthy, but when something happens, you’re quickly reminded.

That was a lot for this week. Outside of home life, it’s currently Fashion Week in Paris. I’ve been reading Vogue nonstop, the fall collections are stunning. They have me excited for September! I’m feeling more and more of a need to give myself a break from always thinking about creating new recipes. I’m trying to have a little more balance, and we all know how much I enjoy the fashion and beauty world. It’s always been such a passion! Sharing some cute pieces below. I hope you’re able to find some new spring looks you enjoy too.

With my dad not being able to help clean the kitchen this week, I’ve been listening to a ton of podcasts while I clean. I learn so much from podcasts. They’re such a great way to hear from a variety of people, I really love them. And knowing I get to listen to a podcast while I clean actually makes me look forward to cleaning the kitchen! I’ll share the ones I’ve listened to below!

This week I’m really looking forward to South By Southwest (SXSW). Can’t wait to speaking on my first panel! Are any of you attending?

That’s all of my rambles for today, apologies it was kind of a lot! Enjoy a springy Favorite’s post, and happy Sunday!

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

reading…The Secret of the Dragonfly: A story of hope and promise.

wanting…this pretty Dragonfly Candle Snuffer, how fancy! I love the act of blowing out my candles, but this is cute!

everything in my cart (low)…adding this Free People cable cotton sweater to my Nordstrom cart.

From Zara, this zippered shoulder bag is so cute. Also, the cylinder shoulder bag. Both are so good. And I love this mini skirt + ribbed knit sweater too. Wear with these slingback pumps. Or these kitten heels are super fun too, and I love this color as well.

The Coach Kitten Heel Mule is cute, classic, and honestly a pretty great price for a designer shoe.

J.Crew launched new swim pieces, and this underwire bikini top in dot print is the cutest. And it’s on sale!

listening to…All Things Nutrition w/ Shira Barlow: The Food Therapist. A really thoughtful episode and attainable approach to healthy eating and nutrition for everyone.

dreaming of going to…Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa. I see this hotel a lot on Instagram. It looks so nice. I’ve officially started dreaming about a tropical trip. It’s that time of year!

loving…a solid bedtime routine. In all honesty, my bedtime routine is non existent. Some nights I have a good night and get to bed, other nights I am up way too late. I love the idea of creating a routine around bedtime. Ordering cute and cozy Pj’s and new organic sateen sheets or organic linen sheets to kick my butt into gear.

testing…altering my probiotics. I currently take (and love) the Cymbiotika probiotic. But I heard it’s good to rotate brands every few months. The Ritual Gut Health Synbiotic+ is what I’m ordering next.

everything in my cart (beauty)…I restocked my Slip Skinny Scrunchies Set. I love the pastel color wave for spring. Super cute.

Wanting to try the Gucci L’Obscur Lengthening Mascara.

Ok, some tools I need to add to my collection, the Facial Gua Sha Empress Stone. I see this everywhere but have yet to get into Gua Sha. I use The Skinny Confidential Pink Balls and feel like that’s kind of the same thing. The Gua Sha would be great for travel though! 

Lastly, I’m thinking about ordering the teeth whitening toothpaste from Boka. I’m also on the lookout for a good travel toothbrush. Any favorites to suggest? 

empties…I use the IS Clinical Genexc serum every morning as my vitamin C. The cleansing polish I use once or twice a week. I love the gentle exfoliation.

traveling…The Coolest Places to Stay, Dine, Shop, and Go in London.

shopping…a couple of Sezane basket bags for warm weather travels. How cute is this mini basket bag? And this Raphia bucket bag too. Both would be so cute on a tropical Caribbean trip.

burnt out…the Diptyque Ambre (Amber) Scented Candle. This might be one of my favorite Diptyque scents.

everything in my cart (high)…new Prada handbags. The Large Leather Tote Bag with Buckles has me written all over it. And I know Asher loves the new Buckle Large Leather Handbag with Belt.

loving…Spllit, the new app for storing, sharing, and reviewing recipes online. McKenzie on our team said she started using this app to keep track of all her recipes. She said she’s been loving it!

shopping…a couple of home decor finds. Need to order this cozy blanket. These Zara linen pillow covers are really cute. And I’m into this silver decor trend. This is a cool ceramic vase. Here’s another silver vase option and a fun sculpture. And in the jewelry department, this is such a pretty jewelry box, a cool ring holder. And for a cool spring cocktail look, try this stainless steel coup glass.

Sheet Pan Chicken Tzatziki and Sweet Potatoes |

Most popular: Sheet Pan Chicken Tzatziki and Sweet Potatoes

One Pan Creamy Parmesan Ranch Chicken |

Runner-up: One Pan Creamy Parmesan Ranch Chicken

Crockpot Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos |

Also have to mention: Crockpot Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili |

Dad’s personal favorite: Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirled Pistachio Cookies |

BakingWhite Chocolate Raspberry Swirled Pistachio Cookies

Baked Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings |

Ok, last one: Baked Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings

3. Overly Cutesy Home Finds.

4. February Podcast Favorites.

A roundup of all the podcast episodes I listened to and loved in February

All Things Nutrition w/ Shira Barlow: The Food Therapist

How To Become A Better Reader & Read More To Improve Your Life

The Pros and Cons of Perfectionism: Quit Being Hard on Yourself, Overcome Your Fears and Let Go of Expectations with Psychologist Thomas Curran

Morgan Housel – How To Master Money & Never Worry About Your Finances Again

Style Icon Morgan Stewart McGraw Reveals All: A Deep Dive into Fashion, Struggle & Resilience

Meredith Duxbury On Her New Era, The Foundation Challenge, and Going Viral on TikTok – mentioned this one last week, but I think it’s really great! Especially if you’re into fashion.

Manifesting Your Goals, Overcoming Adversity to Create Your Purpose, and the Power of Community & Relationships with Durana Elmi

Elevate Your Life: The Power of Manifestation w/ Roxie Nafousi

on my “to listen to” list 

Ed Mylett: #1 Habit to Become an Expert at Time and Energy Management

3 Ways to Build Inner Confidence & Learn to Trust Yourself Instead of Comparing Yourself to Other

5. Pinterest.

Lately, I have been finding so much inspo through Pinterest. I mainly pin home design, florals, travel, and quotes – sometimes fashion too. We’re back to working on the studio and home re-designs, so I’ve been pinning everything from kitchens to bedrooms, to offices, and even outdoor gardens. I wanted to share a few that I really love!

This green and pink marble kitchen is quite literally breathtaking.

This is such a fun walk-in closet, dreaming up my own version!

A bathroom out of a fairytale.

A peaceful bedroom space. I love the brick walls and big windows.

6. Inspiring Me.

(helpful notes)

7. Favorite links i’m loving.

The Best Afternoon Teas in New York City…so cute. I want to do afternoon tea!

12 Trader Joe’s Frozen Favorites…this makes me wish we had a Trader Joe’s!

Our Honest Review of the Theraface Pro…ok, finally adding this to my cart.

What Kind of Trip You Should Take Based on Your Zodiac Sign…haha, mine is so inaccurate.

I Never Considered Coolsculpting, But That Changed After Learning These 3 Facts…curious to learn more. Been seeing this all over social.

Everything You Need to DIY Lymphatic Drainage at Home…taking notes.

e.l.f Dupes Versus High End Products…love a good product review!

How To Make Golden Milk, The Ayurvedic Drink With Anti-Inflammatory And Immune-Boosting Properties.

8. Spring Trends.

spring shoes

affordable cardigans

Shopbop edit 

*splurge* designer vacation totes

9. This week’s dinners + favorite weekend eats.

Baked Lemon Rosemary Chicken Meatballs and Creamy Orzo |

Monday: Baked Lemon Rosemary Chicken Meatballs and Creamy Orzo

Crispy Carnitas Tacos with Roasted Jalapeño Lime Avocado |

Tuesday: Crispy Carnitas Tacos with Roasted Jalapeño Lime Avocado

30 Minute Thai Basil Beef Noodles |

Wednesday: 30 Minute Thai Basil Beef Noodles

Thursday: Hot Honey Crispy Salmon Bowls

Friday: Lemon Pepper Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Fiery Golden Mango Tonic |

Saturday: Fiery Golden Mango Tonic

Sunday: Easy Brown Butter Iced Espresso Cardamom Buns

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  1. I’m SO glad your dad is doing better! This is a reminder that we are our own best advocates: doctors aren’t perfect, but we are thankful for their expertise. I hope your dad mends quickly & well. Take care!

    1. Thank you so much, Molly!! Yes, totally agree with you:) Thanks for reading today and have a great week! xT

  2. Tieghan-Thanks for your Favorite Things every week. I love looking through all the things and getting ideas. Every once in a while I actually see something I need to get. This week I bought the strawberry coffee mugs for easter basket gifts. (for my grown daughters) Also, sending best wishes to your dad for a speedy recovery!!
    Have a great week!!

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Thanks so much for reading each week! Ahhh how cute are those mugs?! So glad you were able to find something to order for your daughters! Thanks for the well wishes for my dad:) Have a great day! xT

  3. Ahhh Tieghan, I love you but please be cautious with the coolscultpting links. It’s definitely not a massage!!!

    I know you’re a fashion lover, I’m surprised you haven’t read about Linda Evangelista’s experience with coolsculpting…

  4. Hi Tieghan…it scared me when I read about your dad! Extremely happy he is ok and is on the mend. That tear would be painful (surprised he didn’t feel some pain when that happened) I think there is nothing worse or scary than seeing something happen with our parents. Whenever something ever happened with mine (even me at an older age ) , it would take me right back to being a little girl. We never think, (or at least I didn’t) that anything can ever happen to them. It was strange for me, even when they both passed away, it never occurred to me “ever”, that they would one day not be here. That’s weird , huh? Anyways, thank goodness he finally got the right diagnosis. He’ll be back at it soon. Ignore the idiotic comments. Can’t believe how people can live with themselves after saying such cruel things. Keep us in the loop about dad! Great post!

    1. Hi Colleen,
      Thanks so much for reading today and your kind message! I know, I think he was in some pain but just kind of pushing through it. Right?! I totally can understand and relate to feeling that way as well. Sorry to hear about your parents’ passings, I can’t even imagine. Thanks for your support! Xx

  5. Hugs Tieghan, gosh. Glad to hear that your dad is on the mend though. Even with the curveball that you had last week, this was still a bumper pack Nine Favourites. I love all of the content and some of the interests that you have a passion for (fashion and beauty) I also love, so there is tons of inspiration and interesting links to see and read up on all things new, fresh and on trend.
    I started watching Nate & Jeremiah’s Home Improvement this week and I love watching what they create and how the incorporate memories, whilst giving space, light and beauty in the people’s homes.
    Trying the golden milk, I have made this for the past few nights, it’s a nice and comforting drink to unwind with before bed and hopefully I will feel the benefits from drinking this in time.
    I hope that you have a better week. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery.

    1. Hey Colleen,
      Thanks so much for thinking about my dad:) I am so glad you enjoyed the content on the post today! Thanks for sharing your feedback on the Nate and Jeremiah’s Home Improvement, sounds like a good watch! So glad you have been enjoying the golden milk! Have a great Wednesday:) xT

  6. Glad to hear your dad is okay. Maybe take it easy on him when you film him for social media, no need to berate him for 5 million people to see.

    1. He’s a grown man, completely capable of standing up for himself if there were really an issue. Thanks for the PSA though, Susan. 🙄

      You could have stopped after the first sentence if you didn’t want to sound like a complete minge.

  7. Oh my goodness, very best wishes to Papa Gerard for a great recovery. That must have been so scary for you all. Xx

  8. Glad your dad is ok. I hope you appreciate all he does for you.
    But… Do you think you need Coolsculpting?
    It is grossly irresponsible of you to promote a fat removal procedure. Be more thoughtful with how you use your platform.

    1. Get off your high horse. You’re completely inappropriate. And presumptive. She posted a link to an article that someone else wrote and said zero about her opinion on it, only stating she has been seeing it everywhere. She certainly did not say she was planning to do it herself. There is information about this procedure all over the web. Just…stop. Why don’t you be more thoughtful about making unsolicited demands about what other people should do with their bandwidth. Don’t like it? Don’t read.

    2. Please stop putting words in her mouth then blaming her for your fabrications. She literally shared a link (one of many spanning all sorts of topics) and said “I’ve been seeing this all over social.” No mention of her saying she thinks she needs it. Again, pointless drama from the hate crowd.

    3. She shares links about random topics every week. Sometimes she says “I want to try this” or “I want to visit this place”, but she’s definitely did not say that she thinks she needs fat removal. At all. Chill, dude.

    4. Hey Trish! No, I do not think I need Coolsculpting. I shared the article because I think it’s interesting and something a lot of people are currently talking about. Essentially it’s a massage! I love learning about different topics in the wellness world. Hope that makes sense. Xx

      1. It’s NOT “essentially a massage”. Theres maybe 2-3 minutes of massage at the end of the treatment. This is like saying Botox is “essentially acupuncture”.

      2. Cool sculpting is NOT a massage! Please do your research and do not share health info unless you know what you are talking about. You have over 5 million followers…be responsible. Health advice should not come from a home cook.

      3. No, that doesn’t make sense. You said it’s something you want to learn more about. Maybe you just did a quick skim of the link you shared and didn’t read the whole article. Coolsculpting is like non-surgical lipo. It is a fat removal procedure, it is not a massage. It’s a bizarre thing for a food blogger to share.

      4. Very interesting reply. “I think it’s really interesting and something a lot of people are currently talking about.” Why do you repeatedly say though that you don’t keep up with trends? That’s a bit hypocritical, right? 🙃

  9. So sorry to hear about your dad – that must have been terrifying. Best wishes to him for his recovery.

    1. Thanks a lot, Marie! It really was so scary, but truly so grateful that the doctors got to the bottom of this! Happy Monday! xT