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I was so excited to get home to Colorado earlier this week. Anyone who knows me closely knows that I am such a homebody and am happiest snuggled into my own bed every night. Of course I love going on vacation and traveling, but there’s nothing quite like coming home. Are any of you guys feel the same way?

When I got home on Tuesday, I was hoping to be refreshed and inspired to dive full speed into the piles of work that had been building up from two weeks away, but getting back into the swing of things has been a lot harder than I had expected. It’s not that I’m having a hard time working, I just could not find my groove in the kitchen, and my first day back cooking was a total wash. Meaning, I didn’t have on successful recipe or take one pretty photo…

Or at least that’s how my brain sees it, but I’m always my harshest critic. Thankfully, I started to get back into things on Friday, and even though my day wasn’t perfect, I am rolling with it, because perfect is totally boring anyway. Let me know if you guys have any tips on getting back into the groove of things after taking some time off!

Anyway, I’m spending the day doing some planning for the week and working on some fun projects.

This week is weird with the 4th falling on Wednesday…

Are you guys taking Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday off, OR Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, OR just Wednesday?!

Coming up this week on Half Baked Harvest, I’ll be sharing easy, last-minute recipes for the 4th on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday I’ll be taking the day off to celebrate our nation’s birthday. On Thursday I’ll share a farmers market inspired recipe, and I’ll be closing out the week with a sweet tart that’s no bake and perfect for summer.

I’d love to hear what recipes and content you all would love to see from me this month. I always like to hear what it is that you guys are looking for and would love to see from me, so please let me know in the comments!

And as always, if any of you are meal planning today, check out my weekly menu below, and don’t forget to sign up for the HBH newsletter  to get daily updates and exclusive content.

Have a great Sunday and enjoy this week’s favorites!

1. NYC Anthropologie Workshop Recap. 

You guys! My NYC workshop last weekend was so incredible. First, I was thrilled that everyone showed up. Whenever I do events like this, I always stress that no one will show up, so when people actually do I am so relived.

Second, it was such a fun workshop and I love meeting everyone who attended. You guys were asking some great questions and I had so much fun sharing my summer tablescape and entertaining tricks. Really hoping to do more workshops and events like this.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the event.

{note that I don’t normally wear all black…so this is weird for me}

All photos Sylvie Rosokoff. Thanks for taking such beautiful photos!

PS. here are some of the products I used to set my summer table.

2. IG TV.

Have you guys seen IGTV yet? Do you love it? Honestly, I’m still exploring it, but I am really excited to start posting some HBH content. I’m thinking up some fun concepts, but I’d really LOVE to hear what you guys would like to see me posting on IGTV.

Do you want fun recipes videos?

More lifestyle content?


Entertaining tips and tricks?

DIY crafts and homemade gifts?

So many things I can share here!

Let me know! I’m dying to start posting, but want to make sure I am sharing content you guys will all love!

3. My Favorite Products from the Williams-Sonama 4th of July Sale…

4. Currently Obsessed with…

…obsessed with scarves for my hair. I am loving tying these are my high bun for a cute, effortless summer look.

…obsessed with my Staub grill pan. I use this almost everyday.

…obsessed with this body scrub. my skin is so dry and dull after vacation and this is removing all the dry skin. love it.

…obsessed with this Fresh lip treatment. all I use on my lips right now. my favorite.

…obsessed with this hourglass lighting palette. learned about this through my go-to beauty expert, Chriselle, and it’s the perfect finish to a summer make up look.

…obsessed with but can’t afford, these Gucci slides and this Gucci scarf. so perfect for summer.

What products are you currently obsessed with? Anything I need to try? I am really into beauty products right now.

5. New Videos:

Peach, Chipotle Chicken, and Avocado Rice salad with Pan Fried Halloumi

Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Soft Scrambled Eggs and Pesto

Grilled Pesto Zucchini Stuffed with Tomatoes and Orzo

6. Binge Watching on Netflix…

Queer Eye…omg I just started this and I can’t stop. Have you guys seen this? do you love it?

Gossip Girl…my go-to when I am editing photos.

PS. here is a master list of shows to binge watch on Netflix.

PSS. summer books? Tell me your favorites! I kind of want to re-read the entire Harry Potter series from start to finish. Nerd alert.

7. A few links I am loving…

visiting Vejer De La Frontera, Spain…take me here. please.

16 of the best overnight bags…love a cute overnight bag.

the best veggie sandwich in LA made at home…yum.

6 meal prep hacks that will save you money…love, love, love.

9 easy tips for going green at the grocery…all about buying in bulk.

score beachy waves with these 7 products…always wanted beachy waves.

8 last-minute packing tips for summer travel…found this very useful.

13 of the most beautiful towns in the USA…I’d go to St. Simmons, Georgia. Where would you go?

LoveShackFancy dresses…so summer and cute. want them all.

the best waterproof makeup for summer…for you makeup girls out there.

8. My Favorite Red, White, and Blue Styles…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | @hbharvest

Monday: 20 Minute Honey Ginger Salmon

Skillet Burst Cherry Tomato Summer Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs | #pasta #tomatoes #burrata #summerrecipes

Tuesday: Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta with Lemony Breadcrumbs

Melon Caprese Salad | #summerrecipes #caprese #healthy #buratta

Wednesday: see my 4th of July Menu

Summer Abundance Salad | @hbharvest

Thursday: Summer Abundance Salad

Brown Butter Lobster with Kale Pesto Polenta and Cherry Tomato Bacon Pan Sauce | @hbharvest

Friday: Brown Butter Lobster with Polenta and Tomato Bacon Pan Sauce

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