Jackpot

A few years ago, I planted a raspberry bush in my backyard.

I waited to reap the benefits, but summer after summer I got a big, fat nothing growing back there.

Until this year. Not only did I find lush, ripe berries growing this year, but to my delight the bushes spread and I had tons of berries to choose from every day. So the other day I head back there to fill a bucket with berries, and the sprinklers turned on. As I dashed into the empty lot behind our house to avoid the deluge, I inadvertently stumbled upon the raspberry motherlode.

What I thought was a tangle of giant weeds turned out to be a huge field of raspberries – more than my family could ever eat.

So I’ve decided to start a little side business to supplement my shopping habit. At first I considered starting up a roadside stand, but that sounded like too much work for very little reward. Instead, I think I’ll start a U-Pick-Em farm. $10 for all you can stuff into your bucket.

Drawbacks to this plan? There’s a chance I’ll lose a few customers to the coyotes living in the woods, which is never good for business. Also, everyone would have to come with their own hazmat suit (or shower themselves in Off) because of the mutant bugs that reign over the land back there.

I may have to reconsider that roadside stand.

top – c/o Panache, necklace – Noonday Collection, shoes – Nine West, shorts – Target, bracelets – vintage

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Comments

  1. Love this outfit!

  2. That necklace is fantastic!!!

  3. I love that you are wearing a raspberry hue to tell us about your amazing discovery. Send a bucket to Florida??
    Love the outfit. And the necklace is just beautiful.

  4. LOVE your shirt and jewelry! I just looked @ Noonday Collection’s website – VERY cool, affordable, beautiful things! I will be shopping there in the future! Thanks for this post!

  5. I love your bracelets! Love reading your posts! So much fun!! Love your shirt too! Hey I might attempt to dodge the coyotes and slap a few bugs for a bucket of rasberries! ;) My Haddie Girl would LOVE em’!

  6. I’ll take some raspberries! We eat a by the truckload around here! I love your top. That color is really great on you. And your necklace is very pretty!

  7. Really pretty turquoise/hot pink combination. And hooray for raspberries, you should set up that roadside stand!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  8. Killer legs, girl!!! Love the turquoise and purple together.

  9. Wow, feast or famine it seems. So glad they are growing for you now! I like the necklace against the pink–very pretty.
    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

  10. I love that you are wearing a raspberry coloured shirt too :) Hope to see you linked up over at What I Wore Wednesday this week:

  11. You look ADORABLE!!! I LOVE that necklace!!

  12. Love the outfit!

  13. Love your outfit. The necklace is fantastic.

  14. Love that necklace.

    Wish I had your luck with berries. My strawberry patch was attacked by my two year old. Needless to say, pickings were slim.

    :)
    Nicolette

  15. I love how that turquoise necklace pops against your raspberry top! So cute. $10 for all you can pick raspberries? I’m in! Visiting from WIWW.

    Chris
    chubbetteadventures.blogspot.com

  16. Love your statement necklace with the raspberry top! Excellent color combo

  17. So, I might have a slight obsession with your necklace, haha. Nothing beats a good turquoise statement necklace in my book. And when you can style it with such talent like you just did, it’s pretty hard to beat;)
    Love the blog!
    Sydney / southernstylin.blogspot.com

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