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Our town threw a parade for the three local athletes that recently competed at the Olympics, my brother Red, Kyle Mack (who’s honestly like another brother), and Chris Corning. I was so happy to have some of my fam in town again. Unfortunately, we were missing a few siblings, but it’s nice to have Creighton, Red, and Kyle here for a quick minute.

Other than that, no real plans for the rest of the weekend. I hope to spend some time today preparing for the week ahead, possibly doing an Instagram Live (is there a recipe you’d like to see me make?), and taking some time to not think about work for like point two seconds. We’ll see how I do…

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Coming up this week on HBH I’ll be sharing a new salmon recipe, a quick and healthy…ish pasta, a couple Kentucky Derby inspired recipes, and something extra delicious for your Mother’s Day brunch. Very excited to share all the new recipes with you guys! If you are meal planning this week, check out my menu plan below, and then sign up for newsletter updates for a free grocery list, plus my meal planning tips and tricks. This email goes out tomorrow, so be sure to sign up today!

Hoping you all are having a great weekend! Enjoy this week’s Favorites!

1. Inspiring Me this Week.

My brother’s best friend, Brock Crouch. This past Sunday, my brother’s best friend Brock was filming and snowboarding (heli-boarding – using a helicopter to fly to remote destinations to ride and film) out in the backcountry in British Columbia when he was caught in an avalanche slide. I want to start by saying that Brock is OK, but it’s one of the scariest things we have all had happen. Brock’s considered another family member around here. When we heard this news it hit home hard. Brock was buried under ten feet of snow for four to five minutes. That might not seem like a long time, but even four minutes without air is a LONG time.

Thankfully Brock was with very experienced people who have a lot of avalanche training, but no amount of training fully prepares you for the real thing. The pilot, who had been watching Brock closely, immediately flew to where he believed Brock had gone under. It is a miracle that they where able to find him under all that snow, and so quickly. He was transported to Vancouver General with life threatening injuries, including 3 broken vertebrae, a torn pancreas, and the loss of many of his teeth, but he was lucky just to be alive. Up until today, we were unsure of the extent of Brock’s injuries, but we just got word that he will be able to walk away from this without having to have any surgery, and hopefully make a full recovery.

It’s a miracle.

That’s the very short version of the story, but I can’t tell you guys enough how inspired I am by this kid. Throughout this entire week, Brock’s been nothing short of a his happy self, requesting cookies, and smiling as much as possible. I’ve never met a kid with such high spirits. Even in the hardest of times, he never looked at the negatives, he was simply grateful to be alive.

I just wanted to take a minute to shout out to Brock today, and ask for you all to send him well wishes and the speediest recovery. We are just so happy and thankful he’s still here with us today. And me personally? I am so inspired by his positive energy. Just remember, when you’re feeling down, look at the positives and be happy for what you DO have. Easier said than done, but I think if Brock can do it, so can we.

2. A New Podcast, Armchair Expert. 

I am obsessed with listening to podcasts while cooking and doing photoshoots. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard is quickly becoming a favorite. So far I have listened to his interviews with Lauren Graham (who is my favorite because hello, GILMORE GIRLS), Katie Couric, and I’m in the middle of his interview with Jimmy Kimmel. I am loving them!

What are your favorite podcasts to listen to right now? Always love your suggestions.

3. Dreaming of going here…

Amalfi Coast in Italy {photo via Pinterest}

4. My Simple Skincare Routine. 

I have been getting a ton of questions about my skin care routine, so here are the three products I use everyday.

Sunday Riley Toner…this is the first product I put on after cleansing in the morning.

RMS Beauty Oil…this is my favorite product. I use it in the morning and night, and have seen such a difference in my skin since I began using.

Summer Friday’s Jet Leg Mask…this mask/moisture is the best. I’ve been using it a few times a week and it moisturizes and rejuvenates my skin.

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream…Love, love, LOVE this product. Caitlin (brother Malachi’s girlfriend and HBH assistant) recommended this to me. I use it as my foundation, and when I apply it after using the RMS Beauty Oil, it creates the perfect dewy look. Bonus, it also contains SPF 50 sunscreen.

Also, this is my favorite sunscreen.

5. New Videos:

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Antipasto Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemony Basil Pesto

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Chipotle Black Bean, Brown Rice, and Mango Quesadillas

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Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata 

6. My Favorite Spring Bag from Linjer.

I am loving this fun new bag from a new to me brand, Linjer. I have the tulip bag, which has a really fun pop of yellow on the inside. This bag has become my new go-to. I’m carrying it everywhere!

Linjer Tulip Bag

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

the travel packing guide every fashion girl follows…hmm, taking notes.

put your best foot forward…summer sandals here we come.

Katie Couric knows good content…an inspiring read.

6 surprising ways to be more creative…found embracing boredom very interesting.

13 successful women’s morning routine…Anna Wintour, tennis at 5:30 am!

8. Accessories I am Loving…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

8 Ingredient Cheesy Green Chile Chicken | @hbharvest

Monday: 8 Ingredient Cheesy Green Chile Chicken

Spicy Fish Tacos with Tequila Lime Pickled Pineapple | @hbharvest

Tuesday: Spicy Fish Tacos

Harvest Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Tomato and Butternut Squash Dal

Instant Pot Thai Lemongrass Chicken | #instantpot #chicken #healthy #easy

Thursday: Instant Pot Thai Lemongrass Chicken

15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey | #pizza #quick #easy #recipe

Friday: 15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula and Hot Honey

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.