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


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:

current books raudette

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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