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{it’s peach season}

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post!

Happy weekend guys!! Hope you’re having a great one. Anything planned for today? My weekend started off with a fun catch up with Ashley on Saturday morning. ashley has been working with us at HBH behind the scenes now since February. It was great to finally meet her in person (she is from Arizona) and her cute little family. We had a fun morning eating the best blueberry muffins (seriously the best) from the HBH cookbook and just chatting a way. It was a great start to my weekend!

Unfortunately, the weather has been thunder stormy, so not much time has been spent outside lately. July through early August around here are pretty predictable weather wise, sunshine in the morning, dark stormy clouds in the afternoons. It’s not the greatest, but when the sun is out, there’s nothing like it.

I spent the second part of yesterday working on that secret project that I’ve been teasing you guys about. I promise promise, more soon, but I am pretty excited to share it with you all. Fingers crossed you’ll be as excited as we all are over here.

Not sure what’s in store for today, but I’m going to try to spend some time away from my desk and possibly even away from the kitchen…ahh, does that ever happen?? nope! But I’m going to try. Just depends on what the weather does and what not. Trying to keep my mind off my doctors visit tomorrow…ugh the worst. Does anyone else absolutely HATE going to the doctor? I just have a check-up, nothing serious, but even those stress me out. I just do not like doctor’s offices, so I’ll be extra happy when that’s over.

Anyway, let me know what you guys are up to, I love hearing all about your fun summer weekends!

Below are this week’s nine favorites. Enjoy all the fun reads and be sure to check out this week’s dinner plan (it’s #9 on the list)!

Balsamic Peach Basil Chicken Salad with Crispy Prosciutto | @hbharvest

{my favorite balsamic peach basil chicken salad with crispy prosciutto} 

1. I am secretly trying to plan a trip to Italy for Asher’s birthday, which is August 30th…meaning this trip will mostly likely happen next year or sometime after her birthday. With the release of the cookbook being September 12th, I just don’t think I can swing a trip right now. BUT ever since Asher brought up the idea to go to Italy, I have been super interested in reading up on the best spots to hit. I love this Architectural Digest article on 12 of the most breathtaking seaside towns in Italy. Ravello and Sperlonga are high on my list. Have you guys ever been? Do you have suggestions? Again, this trip is a long way off, but it’s fun to plan, and it might be nice to get away after all the book craziness!

2. Do any of you guys shop at Reformation? It’s my new favorite store. Here are the items I just bought and am loving…

–> these mid crop flares…I love these. so much.

–> this casablanca top…it’s a lot cuter on. love it.

–> this ballet dress…so simple and so pretty.

–> these stretch flood pants…obsessed.

–> these jeans shorts…they fit perfectly.

3. Something I love doing in my free time is scrolling through Pinterest and pinning all of my favorites in home designs. Oddly I don’t do this with food, just home and fashion. I recently did a huge binge Pinterest scroll and here are some of my favorites in the home design category…

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–> this dining space is stunning. I love the hanging flowers.

–> this bathroom tile and this bathroom tile. both are amazing and I want a bathroom just as pretty.

–> this entry way is so gorgeous and inspiring.

–> this barn door with the horse hanging out. I basically just need the whole photo.

–> this outdoor space is my dream.

–> this farm style dinning area. love it.

–> this kitchen. I love the openness throughout.

–> this bedroom. the cozy feel is everything.

–> this kitchen’s ceiling. the wood is so pretty.

–> this bathroom sink. the detailing in the coper is gorgeous.

–> this living room. the coffee table with all the white? love.

4. Selena Gomez? How do you guys feel about her? Honestly, I am so neutral, but I did grow up watching her, so I’d say I am a slight fan..ish. What I never realized about her was that she has serious everyday street style which I LOVE. I’d wear all of these outfits except for the last two…which I would not be caught dead in, but the blue dress looks cute on her! What I would wear? Her white tea and black jeans? Totally me and her fuzzy crop top/sweater and skinnies? Yup, I’d love that outfit. Do you guys have any style inspirations for summer and fall fashion?

5. New videos:

Easiest Raspberry Shortcake Ricotta Ice Cream | @hbharvest

{Easiest Raspberry Shortcake Ricotta Ice Cream}

–> sweet buttered polenta pancakes with fresh summer fruit…3 ingredients and SO GOOD. make them today.

–> balsamic peach basil chicken salad with crispy prosciutto…my favorite summer salad.

–> browned butter scallop and burst tomato basil pasta…the best summer pasta.

–> EASIEST raspberry shortcake ricotta ice cream…no churn, ice coldn and nothing beats it on a hot summer day.

6. I mentioned the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last week, but it’s so much fun that I can’t help but share a few more pieces I’m loving from the sale. Clearly, I am on a new clothes shopping kick! Hey, I’m going to need them with some of the fun events I have coming up! Here are some of my early fall picks…not that I’m ready for summer to end, I just love fall clothes so much.

7. I heard the Game of Thrones premiere was Monday night. Will you guys hate me if I tell you that I have never watched even one episode? Do I need to get into it? Honestly, I have not watched TV in so long, but lately I’ve really been feeling the need for a good mind numbing TV show. What should I try to get into? Here are some shows I loved in the past…don’t judge me. Also, you can clearly tell it’s been a while since I watched TV. And yes, I like the drama, lol.

  1. Gilmore Girls –> hard-core fan. not embarrassed about it.
  2. Lost –> watched it up until the last two seasons in which it got too unrealistic for me.
  3. 7th Heaven –> totally loved this show.
  4. 90210 –> the spin-off. I never watched the original. should I?
  5. Dexter –> my darker side.
  6. Vampire Diaries –> I watched the first 2 season, but then fell away from it.

Reading this list I am realizing my taste in TV is maybe not that good. Also, I am blanking on what else I used to watch. I know there was more. Yikes.

Help me.

8. A few links I am loving…

–>8 chic ways to get your hair up this summer…ff you know me, then you know my hair is almost always up, so I love this.

–> all of the mid summer dahlias…my favorite Instagram of the week.

–> the best vineyards in Napa…headed to Napa in October, so this was a fun read.

–> the french girl’s guide to entertaining…all the rustic tablescapes and cheese please.

–> 3 recipes for s’more brownies…because it would not be summer without s’mores.

9. This week’s dinners: 

Monday: 15-Minute Zucchini Pasta with Poached eggs and Quick Heirloom Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce

15-Minute Zucchini Pasta w- Poached eggs and Quick Heirloom Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce | @hbharvest

Tuesday: One-Pot Greek Oregano Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes in Garlic Oil

One-Pot Greek Oregano Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes in Garlic Oil | @hbharvest

Wednesday: Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki

Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki | @hbharvest

Thursday: Cuban Grilled Salmon with Tomato Avocado Salsa

Cuban Grilled Salmon with Tomato Avocado Salsa | @hbharvest

Friday: Summer Tomato and Zucchini Halloumi Bake

Summer Tomato and Zucchini Halloumi Bake | @hbharvest

Bonus Appetizer: 10 Minute Garden Herb Avocado Dip

10 Minute Garden Herb Avocado Dip | @hbharvest

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.