From the top 4 lessons I’ve learned from my mom, to some of the coolest Met Galla dresses, to a spring kitchen refresh, to an awesome lip sleeping mask – yes a sleep mask for your lips, to my latest favorite skirts, and this week’s dinners…Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

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Happiest Mother’s Day! Whether you’re a mom or not, I hope you all have plans to spend the day with family and friends. I am so excited that the weather has finally warmed up around here, so I’m hoping for some time outside in the sunshine. Food wise I’m baking up this blackberry french toast for my sweet mom this morning and doing a simple dinner of marinated steak and sesame potatoes (recipe is in the HBH cookbook). And for dessert? Chocolate Baklava. Already very excited about it.

What do you all have planned?

Coming up this week on HBH I’m sharing a couple new recipes for the grill (because Memorial Day is only a couple of weeks away. A fun new shrimp recipe, a no bake breakfast tart from the Inspiralized and Beyond Cookbook, and we’ll be ending the week with a frozen treat. Lots of yumminess coming your way.

If you’re planning out your dinners for the week, be sure to check out my menu below. Also, keep a lookout for the daily newsletters with exclusive content, my weekly favorites, and more. Sign up here.

Hope you all have a great Sunday/Mother’s Day. Enjoy this week’s favorites!

1. Things I Love about My Mom.

With it being Mother’s Day today, I thought I would take a minute to share a few things I love about my mom. Of course there are many things I love, but these are the qualities and quirks I love most:

  1. her ability to never give up
  2. she always sees the glass as half full and is sure things will work out
  3. the kindness and respect she shows for others
  4. her generosity
  5. the way she is able to make everything OK

I could go on and on about all the things I love about my mom. She’s truly the person that has inspired me most in life and she’s the reason I’m doing what I love. She’s also HBH’s better half, and for that I am SO thankful. There’s no one in the world who could do what she does day in and day out and still love me just the same at the end of the day. Trust me, I’m not the easiest to work with at times…

Bottom line, thanks mom for being you. For loving me and all (seven) of your crazy, unpredictable kids. We LOVE you. But um, I love you more than rest…because I was the very first and only girl for fifteen years. We have a special bond that can never be broken.

Top 4 lessons Mom has taught me…

  1. Treat others with the way you would want to be treated.
  2. Never accept NO. I can do anything and everything I want.
  3. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all (Helen Keller).
  4. The squeaky wheel gets the grease (don’t be afraid to ask questions and be annoying)!
  5. OH, and….breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. Got to love her.

Here are some throwback pics of mom and I. Enjoy!

PS. does she not look like she is 14 years old?!

2. My Favorite Dresses from the Met Galla.

  1. Blake Lively…just gorgeous.
  2. Stella Maxwell…that dress is stunning.
  3. Anna Wintour…so classic.
  4. Hailey Baldwin…love the movement in this dress.

3. New Spring Tableware Items…

4. Top 6 Pins inspiring me this Week.

I am a sucker for Pinterest and use it daily for inspiration. Here are my favorites from the week.

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ALSO! I started a Beauty Pinterest Board.

So many of you have expressed how much you’ve loved the beauty products I’ve been sharing in these Favorites post, so I started a Beauty Pinterest board and have been pinning like crazy to it. If you love beauty, check out the new board here.

Question: what beauty products are you loving right now?

5. New Videos:

Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad Jars

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Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream

20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Scallops and Orzo

6. Obsessed with this Lip Sleeping Mask…

Have you heard of this Lip Sleeping Mask? HBH’s social media manager, Cait, turned me onto this product and it leaves your lips so soft. I love it. If you want extra soft lips, you have to try out this mask. Plus, I kind of love its pretty jar. Clearly, I am a very visual person…

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

7 things a nutritionist will never eat

Whitney Port’s Studio City fixer-upper…love the patio.

how to survive an all white outfit…the best tips and tricks.

the best restaurant patios in Austin…take me to Austin. please.

8 beauty-editor approved collagen eye mask…bring on the bright and awake eyes.

9 creatives share how to arrange a product work from home space…all about fresh flowers on the desk.

top beauty related questions answered…as a beauty newbie I LOVE this post.

grilled cheese and tomato with kale pesto…yum.

8. My Favorite Skirts…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Parchment Baked Lemon Salmon and Potatoes with Dill Yogurt | halfbakedharvest.com #healthy #recipe #salmon #easyrecipe

Monday: Parchment Baked Lemon Salmon and Potatoes with Dill Yogurt

Bulgogi BBQ Pork Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Sesame Sauce + Spring Onion Slaw | halfbakedharvest.com

Tuesday: Bulgogi BBQ Pork Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Sesame Sauce

Sun Dried Tomato, White Bean, and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad | halfbakedharvest.com #quick #healthy #easyrecipes #salad

Wednesday: Sun-dried Tomato, White Bean, and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Jalapeno Cheddar Guacamole Turkey Burgers with Crispy Onions | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Thursday: Jalapeño Cheddar Guacamole Turkey Burgers with Crispy Onions

Burst Cherry Tomato, Artichoke, and Zucchini Pesto Pizza | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: burst Cherry Tomato, Artichoke, and Zucchini Pesto Pizza

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.