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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 | @hbharvest

Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese

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

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte | @hbharvest

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Latte

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter | @hbharvest

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes with Whipped Maple Butter

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans | @hbharvest

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple Pecans

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake | @hbharvest

Cream Cheese Swirled Brown Sugar Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles | @hbharvest

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting | @hbharvest

Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Baked Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Hot Cocoa Glaze | @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 | #roastedchicken #easyrecipes #fall #autumn #skilletrecipes

Monday: Thyme Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Burrata

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole | @hbharvest

Tuesday: Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Pozole

Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Pumpkin Beer Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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

Thursday: Fall Harvest Apple and Kale Salad

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

Friday: Brussels Sprout Mushroom Pizza with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.

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  1. You are SO Extremely Talented!! You inspire me every single day! I cannot live with our mr HBH fix every single day! 90 percent of what I cook are your recipes! I am obsessed with your taste, your style, your beautiful life, your amazingly talented family! How in the world did did your parent raise such beautiful and creative children! I want an ingredient box with your recipes delivered to my house every week! Like a Home Chef type box! My I want to come cook with you in your beautiful new barn and have an oatmeal latte with you and just watch you work!
    People are so mean and pathetic why in the world would someone say Anything negative to you!!! I had my first hater on my FB Page it was awful. I just blocked her and thought wow her life must be miserable.. You are incredibly amazingly talented and so young! I am excited to see what more you will bring to the table in the future!

    1. Thank you so much Julie! I am so glad you have been loving my recipes and blog. This is so sweet to hear! I hope you’re doing well and get no more haters!

  2. Thank you for the fun post, and reminding us of the beauty of this time of year!!!
    can’t wait to try your pumpkin cake, I’d only made one cake in my life until i stumbled across your blog a few months ago, now i have been making your cakes over and over for friends.. family… my sons school.. anyone and everyone. i’m having the time of my life and getting the most amazing comments. they are incredibly delicious and so moist! you are truly gifted and by sharing your talent you are making this world a much happier place! please keep up the amazing work xxxx

  3. Very excited to try the pumpkin beer broccoli and cheddar soup and the pumpkin Alfredo! YUM 🙂

  4. I’m pretty sure I know the comment you’re referring to, and I want to high five you for your response. It was perfect. I get so much inspiration from your blog, so keep doing what you’re doing. ?

  5. It’s hard to believe anyone could have something negative to say about you. In my opinion you’re positive, talented, creative, open, giving and inspiring (and I didn’t even have to think hard to come up with those qualities!) Your recipes are a highlight of my day and I love your favorite things email with my coffee on Sunday morning. Let the haters hate and know the majority of us are inspired and delighted by all you do!?

  6. Hiiiii!!

    Please remember. only unhappy people bring other people down- it’s a reflection on themselves, not you. You are wonderful and inspirational!!! Enjoy your Sunday!

    xoxo amy

  7. I love Fall and just the feeling of cozy and nesting in. On another note, I am so sorry you’ve had some negative people commenting. It is certainly not justified nor would it ever be. You have an amazing blog with delicious recipes. Keep up the great work and remember what you are doing has value and a following of people who respect what you are doing.

  8. Absolutely LOVE your posts, the daily emails and recipes! You are one of a kind!
    First of all I can’t imagine ANYONE would have anything negative to say about you or this insanly amazing talent you have. Please don’t let the insecurities of others and their inability to appropriately communicate effect you. You are so much better then that. You cannot please everyone and that’s okay. Their loss, not yours. XO
    I received your cookbook for my birthday and I’m obsessed!! Can’t wait to start cooking!

  9. No need to respond to this. Wanted to let you know just how much I loved yout bourbon fig cocktail and double streusel bars. Thanks for what you do

  10. Your posts are beautiful and you are a talented and an amazing person. My mother also taught me, if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. It’s a good rule to live by.

  11. Your mom taught you so well. She is right and thank you for reminding us of that. My mother used to say the same thing to me. Little comments with negativity send me into spirals sometimes, so I can absolutely relate. I truly enjoy your blog, your genuine nature, and your honesty. It is very fresh. You are driving me crazy with all these amazing pumpkin and pumpkin spice recipes….I am not a freak about the pumpkin spice, but I definitely love it. Not sure why I allocate it to the fall. My daughter is so funny…she allowed herself to have a PSL yesterday in honor of fall. That’s it…she says they are too sweet for her, but she has to have that ceremonial pumpkin spice latte. Cheers….and although autumn is a gorgeous time of year….I am usually sad this time of year because of the the decreasing daylight and the fact that the cold, dreary, gray of winter will be here and stay too long for me. Meanwhile, thank you for your hard work and dedication and for being a bright spot in my email.

    1. Thank you so much Karen! And I love that she had one, they are sweet but pumpkin is the best for Fall! I do not like when the sun sets earlier as well, but try to enjoy the beautiful day while its going on!

  12. Another amazing Favorites post!! Your blog is stunning!! I have complete respect for you in putting yourself out there! I’ve shied away from blogging because I’m not sure I could handle some of the negativity out there. Keep doing the amazing work you do and keep being strong!! ? P.S. LOVING your cookbook, too!

  13. Autumn is my top favorite season, so I’m all about EVERY element of it, haha. But of course the beautiful foliage and cozy sweaters are my favorite; and of course Halloween!

    Wishing you way less stress and way more “me time” so you can relax amidst the busyness. Hang in there! xx