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!

Happy Frenchie Friday!
Hope you have lots of lovely things planned! Or lots of lovely down time :)

We are visiting family and first nephew for his first birthday this weekend!

frenchie friday

Here’s a few favorites from around the internets:

Sandwiches for DAYS!
Gorgeous geometric quilts.
Perfect for summer parties: game time.
This absolutely uplifting site of positive doodles.
A flawless casual spring outfit.
An interesting bit on sobriety.
Oh Happy Day! now has a party shop!
20 weird things about America that Americans don’t realize are weird.
Fabulous gallery wall ideas.

Have a lovely weekend!

image via true chase

life lately _ raudette

I’ve been on a break from blogging, but still having a little bit of fun on instagram!

Life lately:
Petal City‘s same day floral delivery is my latest obsession. Gorgeous blooms & great deals.
The perfect place for my little anthro bowl, a window sill with my collection of perfume samples.
Glitter banner awesomeness from The Bannerie! Let’s Flamingle and You Got This!
New glasses! Feeling really rosy in my new Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Hope you’re having a fabulous (almost) summer! The weather here has been so unusually nice. Not Seattle’s norm, but I’ll take it for now!

Hi friends! You may have noticed it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. Well, officially I’m putting myself on Spring Break :) I’ve just got a few things to take care of in the non-internet world, but here are a few fun things I’ve been doing lately! And I’ll be back before you know it next month with new recipes, lots of subscription boxes, fun new beauty items, and some new content too!

Life lately:

creamy cajun chicken pot _ how sweet eatsLove this slighty creamy, slighty spicy, veggie packed one-pot (and one plate) pasta dish. Great for a cool night, but bright enough flavors that I can definitely see myself going to this again in the coming summer months! Click through for the full recipe from How Sweet Eats.

chicken asparagus stir fry _ the lemon bowlAnd talk about fresh! This fantastic, super easy stir fry will be at the top of my list all summer. So easy and filling on it it’s own, or served beautifully over rice or quinoa. Maybe even over a salad! Click through here for the full recipe from the Lemon Bowl.

lentils with broccoli rabe _ the kitchn
I’ve been trying to figure out all the best recipes for the bags upon bags on lentils I have in my cabinet. It’s one of those things I love to have on hand, but must’ve gone a little overboard storing up this winter. When I stumbled across this recipe, I jumped! I love a rich green with creamy lentils and had been thinking about trying to work more broccoli rabe into my diet. We’ve got one store in the neighborhood that carries it, and it’s worth the little drive for sure! Click through for the full recipe from the Kitchn.

Some old favorites back in the rotation:

Rocksbox is back! And with so much new great stuff. I love their instagram feed, where we can #wishlist to our hearts desires. All my new boxes have been fantastic. Including these pics of a few new items I kept:

rocksbox raudette april

Kendra Scott Ring Set in Viva
Gorjana Layer Necklace
Sophie Harper Pave Circle Studs

Click here for a free month of jewelry styling!

silly hubs and raudette brunch Oh yeah, and lots of time with this goofy guy :)

Check out my new instagram feed here or my facebook page for more updates!

Thanks for checking in. See you soon! xoxo.

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and I’m not much of a baker, but wow! these muffins are delicious. My husband has taken up a few hobbies lately, both pickling and baking. The moment he told me he was making these, I said, “they’re going to taste like carrot cake.” And he laughed. But guess what?! They taste like a perfect, light, fluffy, declicious muffiny carrot cake breakfast-magic. I’m totally in love. Again.

sweet potato muffins


Sweet Potato Muffins
via melanie cooks

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking power
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes

Preheat the oven to 375 F. In one bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mix the egg, sugar, oil, apple sauce and sweet potatoes. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined. Line the muffin tin (12 cups) with paper baking cups. Put the muffin mixture in the muffin cups. Put the sweet potato muffins in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
So delicious when served hot and fresh from the oven, but these muffins stay fresh and sweet for days!

jaudette sweet potato muffins 02

Phew! I can’t believe the holidays are over. It’s been a great year. So much time with friends and family; I took on a few new coking challenges this season: my first turkey and my first beef bourguignon; My amazingly talented friend Stella published her first book (and threw the best launch party!), I made about a thousand different soups (recipes to come soon), visited san francisco for a friend’s beautiful wedding (and ate our way through the town as usual), and finally started making my own stock regularly! It’s been a rewarding a fulfilling couple of months.
This weekend I’m starting Apartment Therapy’s January Cure. It’s a way to help you get your home a little more clean and organized, which in turn helps your life feel a little more clean and organized. I will admit to be a bit of a clutter monster. I love a clean house, but tend to still leave little piles of things everywhere (this week’s outfits in the bedroom, my nail care set over there, paperwork to-be-tackled, etc). I’m hoping with a little guidance and managable steps, I can get my organized chaos more… organized. Step 1: Floors and Flowers. I’m half done today with picking up a few bouquets of mums and daisies. Time to tackle the floors this weekend. There’s still time to sign up for the January Cure here if you’re interested.

Here’s a few pics from our wonderful holiday season:


Hope yours was just as lovely!


Yay! It’s almost the weekend! I realized it’s been a while since I shared some personal bits and it’s been busy spring. From beer fests, to kickball madness, to farmers markets and perfect mini macarons. There were BBQ’s in the rain that ended up quite successful, an epic ladies weekend, and fresh tattoos… but the biggest news is, I’m an aunt! My lovely sister-in-law and brother-in-law brought a sweet little boy into the world last week, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

friday bits

I hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo.

It’s here! It’s Friday! Hope your weekend is fabulous.

It’s been gorgeous here in Seattle and I’m really looking forward to spending a little time outside…

striped popsicles

Whole fruit popsicles via the view from great island. click through for the recipe to these beauties!

Here’s a little more link love for the weekend.

The cutest DIY phone case.
Carrot Lemonade? Sounds amazing!
Stoked for these sweet sneakers I just ordered.
Always wanted to know how to
Personalized, perfect little gift. I’ve been needing one of these!
One piece swimsuits are making a serious comeback.
Cookie monster bags!
Flawless cat eye.
And more popsicle recipes. Because I want to try them all this summer.