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Happy fall! Yes, it’s official, I can now talk about how excited I am for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I’m a holiday freak and the next three months are my favorite of the entire year. So very excited for all the spooky Halloween treats and cocktails this coming October.

What are you guys most looking forward to? Dying to hear what your favorite elements of fall are!

In other news, this week has been non-stop and I’m not going to sugar coat it, I’m a little tired and a little stressed as I type out today’s Sunday post. I spent the first part of the week in NYC for a quick work trip, with and event Monday night, and meetings both Monday and Tuesday. I got suck in the airport for a few too many hours (delayed in Newark due to storms) and arrived home late Tuesday night.

On Wednesday I hit the ground running, unpacking and attempting to organize the new studio space. We’ve made a dent, but honestly, we’re not even close to being organized. Thursday and Friday were my first days cooking, photographing, and testing new recipes in the new studio kitchen. I’m trying to a get used to a new kitchen, and new lighting for photos. I know these adjustments are just going to take time, but it’s been challenging, especially with the work load we have right now.

Of course on the flip side, the studio is AMAZING, and I know over time I will find a good grove, find the perfect window for lighting, and get back to feeling good again, but right now it’s a slightly overwhelming adjustment. Saturday was spent organizing props and playing with the light, so hoping to have a better hang of things today. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, that’s a glimpse into what’s happening around here. Complete chaos, but holding it together…kind of of.

Oh, and for those asking about whether or not we will be doing a full studio tour, yes, we will! It will mostly like happen late October or November. We still have lots to get done in the space before we are ready to share, but soon!

Coming up this week on HBH I’ll be sharing a new savory pastry recipe, some of the best fall inspired pork chops, and a brand new pumpkin recipe…just in time for the first week of October.

If you missed anything from this past week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here. Hope you all are having the best fall weekend, and enjoy this Sunday’s Favorites!

1. Inspiring Me on Pinterest This Week.

{via my Halloween Pinterest board}

{via my fall Pinterest board}

{via my fall Pinterest board}

{via my gatherings/tablescapes Pinterest board}

{via my barn inspiration Pinterest board}

{via my beauty Pinterest board}

{via my style Pinterest board}

2. The Best thing My Mom Ever Taught Me…

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. 

I get negative comments and messages fairly often, it just comes with the territory, and I usually brush them off and move right along with my day. That said, after receiving a not so kind comment this past week, on a day that was already hard, it put me over the edge and I let it bother me and sink into my thoughts the rest of the day. I’m 100% over it now, but just a friendly reminder that if you don’t have anything nice to say, there’s absolutely no point in saying it at all. It’s one of the the simplest lessons my parents taught us while growing up, and it’s also one of the most important.

Don’t bring others down.

3. Favorite Halloween Decor…

Halloween is one of my favorite holiday’s and I LOVE decorating for it. Here are my picks for this Halloween.

4. My Autumn Bucket List. 

  1. actually decorate for fall…with autumn flowers, pumpkins, and my favorite candles.
  2. go to a pumpkin patch and pick out all my favorite odd looking pumpkins.
  3. make homemade apple cider, apple butter, and apple cider doughnuts…again and again.
  4. plan a Halloween movie night and watch all the classics…Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town, and Harry Potter.
  5. apple picking with the family…
  6. then make caramel apples…it’s been years since I’ve made caramel apples. it’s time.
  7. splurge on a new pair of fall boots.
  8. walk through central park to see the leaves…I’m back in the city in November and have to do this.
  9. make my favorite pumpkin spice oatmeal latte, and share a mug with my mom for a cozy mid day break.
  10. get crafty and make homemade candles…because I love them so much
  11. plan Thanksgiving before November even starts to stay ahead of the craziness.
  12. stop and smell the pumpkins…because things are busy and sometimes I just need to enjoy the moment.

Question: what’s on your fall bucket list?!

5. New Videos:

Pumpkin Beer Pretzels with Chipotle Queso…perfect for game day.

Sage Browned Butter Chicken Piccata with Herb Mushroom Pasta…long time favorite.

Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie with Maple Butter Roasted Apples…the BEST.

6. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze

7. A few Links I am Loving…

watch Camille Style’s choose optimism for 30 days…found this so inspiring.

6 weeknight pastas you can make in 60 minutes…yum.

day in the life of Anine Bing and her love for LA…one of my favorite designers.

Jessica Biel’s favorite yoga poses…to combat hip tightness.

15 famous witches to be for Halloween…I was always the witch for Halloween.

12 fall dinner ideas…so cozy and so good.

1 pumpkin 4 ways…this is soooo cute.

5 crockpot recipes…have to try them all.

DIY stenciled welcome mat…so easy and fun.

60 seconds with Blake Lively…grilled cheese and candles for the win.

8. Favorite Plaids for Autumn…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com #roastedchicken #easyrecipes #fall #autumn #skilletrecipes

Monday: Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tuesday: Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday: Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Fall Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Kale Salad | halfbakedharvest.com #fall #easyrecipes #healthyrecipe #apples #salad

Thursday: Fall Harvest Apple and Kale Salad

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.

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