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Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

Nine Favorite Things | @hbharvest

Sunday, Sunday…do you love em’ or hate em’? I feel like most people love Sundays, but for me personally, Sundays have never been my favorite. As a kid I dreaded Sunday because it meant school was the following day, and as some of you may know, I didn’t like school very much. As an adult, I don’t dread Sunday as much, but I think it’s been ingrained into me to just not love Sundays. Is that weird? Yes, that’s totally weird, but hey, we all have our quirks! So let me know, do you love or hate Sundays?

Anyway, this past week was filled with the usual craziness and a few tough decisions. As we continue to grow HBH, I continue to learn that owning your own business can be hard and sometimes tough calls have to be made. This week has been filled with two major decisions and they have left me a little mentally drained. I will say that I am happy with the final decisions that were made, and happy with how I went about making those decisions. Meaning, nothing rash I feel, things were talked out, info was learned, and in the end I feel comfortable with the way we are proceeding. Slowly I am learning just how to handle business type things…with help from my parents, because when life gives you big decisions, you always confer with your parents. No matter what your age.

Coming up this week, I am excited for a new things to be installed in the Studio Barn, I have a quick trip to LA for a very fun spring shoot plus some meetings, and of course, many yummy recipes to share. We have a fresh shrimp recipe, a new and different Greek dinner, a simple appetizer, and of course something sweet to end the week with. Looking forward to all of it!

Hope you guys have a great Sunday and enjoy this week’s favorites!

1. Do you Listen to Podcasts?

This past week I started listening to podcasts while I test and photograph recipes. Normally, I’ll listen to music, or more often than not, I just keep things quite, but I thought I would try out a podcast to change things up. I’ve been following The Skinny Confidential for months now and loving it, so I thought I would tune into the Skinny Confidential Him and Her Podcast. Within five minutes I was hooked and I swear my time in the kitchen flew by this week. Granted sometimes I had to pause the podcast because I was becoming too focused on the podcast (because the Him and Her Podcast is SO good) and I needed to focus more on the food. But I love that I was both working and gaining valuable info all at the same time. Love making the most of the time I have! SO…I asked all my Instagram followers what their favorite podcasts are. Below are the top 4 recommended to me.

Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher

Armchair Expert by Dax Shepard

My Favorite Murder

The Balanced Blond

Question: what’s your favorite podcast? Tell me in the comments!

2. My Favorite Photo of the Week:


If any of you guys have been following along with my family’s Olympic press this past month, than you may have heard the term Gerarded. What does Gerarded mean? Well, my brother, Brendan explains it best, so I’m going to let him take it from here.

Definition of GERARDED: to become overwhelmed with a sense of family pride and patriotism within or there for the Gerard family.

And this is why the above photo is my favorite. GERARDED STICKERS + Red’s face. Could not love it more.


{photos via Malachi Gerard} 

3. Spring Bedroom Refresh Finds

handcrafted bed | aldalora quilt | adalet curtainteak & bottle vase

tasseled basket | throw blanket | white dipped ladder | santana throw blanket

4. A Few Places I Have Been Around the Web…

I shared my favorite Overnight Oats 2 Ways from the HBH cookbook with the Lauren Conrad team.

You can find my favorite Buttered Basil Pesto Pasta on the Crate and Barrel Blog.

I shared my 3 favorite go-to lazy weeknight meals with the Buzzfeed Food team.

And finally, I did a fun interview with Food and Wine that you can read here.

Overnight Oats 2 Ways |

{Overnight Oats 2 Ways}

5. New Videos:

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Better Than Takeout 20 Minute Peanut Noodles with Sesame Halloumi…reader favorite recipe.

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One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo…the perfect easy, healthy, cozy dinner.

6. My Favorite things for Easter…

loving this Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath

{photo via here}

loving this flower filled Easter Tablescape…

{photo via here}

LOVING these Easter Egg Bud Vases…

{photo via here}

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

the private gardens of Palm Beach…please, please, please take me here.

29 genius uses for lemon…love me some lemon.

the most beautiful hotel bathrooms in the world…I NEED to stay in these hotels.

the one protein bar nutritionist swear by…can’t wait to try this RXBAR.

inside Sharon Stone’s glamorous home…that pool area is everything.

the perfect Hampton weekend house…so pretty.

Chriselle x J.O.A collection…cute and affordable spring pieces.

13 Easter brunch ideas…bring on all the brunching. please.

the overalls…would you wear this look? I would.

gingerbeer cocktails…my favorite.

Monique Gibson’s NYC townhouse…one word. stunning.

8. Spring Shoes I am Loving…

lorenzo sandal | jack sneakers | poppy suede mule | cora sandal

cocoa sandal | strap sandal | slip mule

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Monday: Sesame Falafel with Ginger Tahini and Jalapeño Sauce

Sesame Falafel with Ginger Tahini and Jalapeño Sauce | #greek #healthy #recipes

Tuesday: Springtime Chicken Noodle Pho

Springtime Chicken Noodle Pho | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Crispy Baked Basil Chicken Cordon Bleu

Crispy Baked Basil Chicken Cordon Bleu | @hbharvest

Thursday: Roasted Cauliflower Fried Halloumi Tacos with Spicy Avocado Basil Salsa

Roasted Cauliflower Fried Halloumi Tacos with Spicy Avocado Basil Salsa | @hbharvest

Friday: Easiest Tomato Basil Penne with Spicy Italian Chickpeas

Easiest Tomato Basil Penne with Spicy Italian Chickpeas | #recipes #pasta #dinner #easy #quick

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  1. Rx Bars are the best! I always have one for a quick breakfast before work! Definitely try the chocolate chip cookie flavor, its my fave! Not a fan of Sundays, I get the Sunday scaries! Have a great week 🙂

  2. Loved reading all the features and articles you contributed to – you’re accumulating quite the resume 😉 Excited to try your new falafel recipe and those dreamy cauliflower tacos!

  3. YES! I’m a loyal listening of The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast since episode 1 – so glad you’re listening now too! Happy Sunday (yes, I too dreaded Sundays back during the school years, haha – now they’re great).

  4. I love the my favorite murder podcast! If you’re not sure about it, like i was before, start with the Minisodes, They are short sweet & lighthearted and not always about murder, you get some great sinkhole, ER nurse, first responder, weird grandma stories send in by the listeners of the podcast. For me its a great after dinner while doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen podcast since the minisodes are only like 25-30 minutes.

  5. I was reading that article about “Quick and Easy Dinners” and I went to high school with one of the other chefs! He’s originally from Cleveland too! (Lee Wolen)

  6. I totally agree-Sunday’s are not my favorite! I love Saturday nights and then qSunday hits and I can’t help but feel a little bummed that the next day is Monday.

  7. Catholic stuff you should know.
    To treat a cold, lemon juice and honey mixed w jot water. If you don’t have fresh lemon, use lemon tea.