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Need a few last minute ideas? Here’s a little round-up!
I’m assuming you have the turkey covered… what about sides?

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Martha Stewart’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cup of Jo’s Bite Sized Baked Brie with Honey

Food52 Vegetarian Turkducken (Vegducken!)

NY Times Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

With Food & Love’s Roasted Acorn Squash & Caramelized Shallots with Parsley Oil

Zucchini Fritters

Food52 Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

 

Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Hi Monday. I’m feeling kinda yuck. So here are a few pictures of the fun things I’ve been doing lately.

life lately_raudette_summerSalmon Days with my bestie Regi. Eloise looking smooshy-faced as usual. Hubs & BFF Dee being weirdos with me on the Portland Brew Cycle. Sister getting #3 of our sister tattoos (flamingos this time). Me with my amazing cousin & her wonderful husband, celebrating their family and my soon-to-be GOD DAUGHTER! Hooray! Oh yeah, and new lipstick trials – to be posted soon. xoxo!

We’re away on vacation for the week (woo hoo!), and I’m really looking forward to getting some reading done. We’ve rented a house out in the San Juans on Orcas Island, and although it’s a short drive & ferry ride from Seattle, it feels like a world away.

Usually I’m a one-book-at-a-time person, but lately I’ve started quite a few books without finishing them. My plan is to wake up early with a cup of coffee and get a bit of time in before the whole house starts to stir.

Here’s what I’ve been reading:

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
In the hopes of changing my “organized mess” ways.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
A raw biography and glimpse into an atypical mind.

Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan
Some zen for the workplace, and how to translate that into your everyday life.

The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel by Erika Johansen
Highly recommended fiction about a young rising queen. YA, but great for grown-ups too :)

 

I also have these queued up on my Audible app:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt

What about you? Have you read anything fabulous lately? Any recommendations?

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