Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.
Welcome to yet another Sunday Favorite’s post. The very first of March to be exact! Speaking of which, is anyone else excited that March is here? If March is here that means spring is on its way, and for me, that means flowers! I think this year more than ever I am obsessed with flowers. If they were not so expensive, I’d be buying a new bouquet every week for my desk…which I may or may not be doing anyway. My excuse is that I use the flowers for photoshoots, so technically, they’re for “work”, right…right.
I love them so much, but man, why do they have to be so pricey? My current favorites are peonies and ranunculus, but I also love the oh so simple chamomile! What are your favorites?
Moving along, this past week was filled with a lot of cooking, and with that came some great recipes and also some not so great recipes. I had a few more recipes fails this week than I’d like, but that’s what happens when I try to cook too much. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Good news is, I made some fresh spring pasta that’s easy enough for any night of the week, plus a cake that I’m so excited to share with you guys.
Question: Since I had a few recipes that did not work this week, I’d love to know if there’s anything you guys would be interested in seeing on the blog this month. I always love your suggestions and feedback, so let me know in the comments!
PS. getting requests for A Day In The Life type of post. Is this really something you guys might like to see?!
Coming up this week on HBH we have a fun post involving one of my favorite brands, The Little Market. We also have some delicious warming soup, a new take on a cheesy sandwich, that spring pasta, and that cake that I finally perfected. Also keep an eye out for an update on the studio barn. Pretty excited about it. For those of you planning out your weekday meals today, check out my ideas below, it’s number nine on my Favorites list. Hope you all have a great Sunday!
1. March Goals.
- make homemade ceviche…always wanted to make this.
- make time to get my eyebrows done…because I love a good, strong brow and mine need help.
- have a social media free day…need this.
- take Asher to get her nails done…a little guilty time with my favorite sister.
- make my all-time favorite beer bread from the HBH cookbook…have you made this yet?
- treat my mom to a dinner out…in NYC.
- make this Irish Pub Spinach and Artichoke Melt…for St. Patrick’s Day of course.
- STAY POSITIVE…main goal.
2. My 8 Favorite Pinterest Accounts to Follow.
If you didn’t know, I’m a huge Pinterest person and pin daily. If you’re looking for good food, home, and fashion pins I have you covered. Below are my 5 favorite Pinterest accounts to follow that I strongly suggest you follow too!
Park and Oak– for beyond gorgeous Interior inspiration. SO PRETTY.
Lauren Conrad– for fun lifestyle inspiration, DIY crafts/projects, and style finds.
Eyeswoon– for swoony recipes, gorgeous styling, and beautiful interiors.
Camille Styles– for the best lifestyle content.
The Chalkboard Mag– for healthy lifestyle and recipe inspiration.
My Domaine– for lifestyle, travel, and food.
Anthropologie– for all the pretty things, literally.
Amber Interiors– for the best home design inspiration.
3. Spring Brunch Essentials…
Glenna Cake Stand | Aliza Canape Plate | Egg Cup | Gardenshire Pitcher
Pineapple Glass | Blush Serving Set | Perasima Serving Bowl | Brushstroke Tumbler
4. Made me Laugh…
Apparently our good friend Kyle Mack and my little brother, Red are headed to the WhIte House? Hmm, not sure how legit this is, but the article, as stupid as it is, made me laugh. Read here.
5. New Video:
Sheet Pan Poblano Chicken Fajitas…nothing easier and nothing better.
6. How to deal with failure and use it to your Advantage.
I am such a huge believer in using failure to learn and empower yourself to do better. I loved this story on how to deal with failure and use it to your advantage. One of my favorite quotes from the piece is, “The universe opens doors you never expected.” Take chances, fall flat on your face, learn from it, and eventually you will find success. Don’t view failures as a bad thing, view them as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Loved this article. You should read it too.
PS. I recently started to get into listening to podcasts while I cook and shoot, and I’m loving the inspiring background noise while I work. Right now I’m just finding random podcasts via people I follow on Instagram, so I don’t have any that I tune into regularly. Any podcast suggestions for me?
7. A Few Links I am Loving…
buttered basil pesto pasta…YUM.
10 charming DIY projects using spring flowers…LOVE. obviously.
7 spring inspired desserts to bookmark…that strawberry shortcake though.
the best LA restaurants…I need to try them all. Seriously.
5 of the best beaches in Europe…is it time for summer traveling yet?
13 ways to cheer up your friends…to friends that read this, I’d like to be “flower bombed”.
5 best places to travel in March…on my way to NYC.
everything coming to Netflix in March…tell me what to watch…please.
8. Spring Jump Suits I am Loving…
League Jumpsuit | Pegged One Piece | Madison Jumpsuit
Emma Jumpsuit | Dana Jumpsuit | Cherri Jumpsuit
9. This Week’s Dinners:
Monday: Artichoke Shakshuka
Tuesday: Mango Avocado Soba Noodles with Sesame Salmon Poke
Wednesday: Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes
Thursday: Sun-Dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs
Friday: Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries (breakfast for dinner!!!)
Check out all the past Favorites posts here.
Thanks for these great links and the Pinterest Inspiration <3
Thank you! So glad you like this!
-Fun St Patrick’s Day or Irish inspired recipes
-Springtime slow cooker recipes
-Seafood!!! Any & all recipes
-Creative takes on veggie burgers
YES to a day in the life!
-The Daily is an awesome 20 minute way to get your news
-I started listening to Lore around Halloween – it’s spooky and true stories!
-This American Life is a classic
Wow ..! This is really amazing new thing. Thanks for sharing valuable information. I love all dishes.
Thank you so much Helly!
your photography is simply stunning…. always. thanks so much!
Thank you so much!