berry picking

Last weekend, Dyl and I were looking for something fun and different to do! Dyl kept saying he wanted to go to a farm and pick our own produce, so I went on the hunt for a location for our date. We came across a family owned farm where you can go on the fields and pick whatever produce is in season.

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There were red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, sweet onions, potatoes, kale, turnips, and beets! We spent 4 hours enjoying the beautiful weather and snacking along the way as we filled baskets with the juiciest, sweetest berries I’ve ever had! The entire day was so peaceful, we got to enjoy nature, each other, and all the berries we could carry!

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At the end of the day, we came home with potatoes, onions, and over 9 pounds of berries!! So, stay tuned for lots of recipes using these berries. There is no doubt we will be going back to the farm soon, especially since peaches and tomato season is just around the corner and the farm has the coziest setup for fall.
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If you want to find a pick your own produce farm just like this, all you have to do is search online typing in the area you want to go and “pick your own.” Happy picking! Let me know about your favorite date ideas in the comments!IMG_2943

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off-season sales

As a twenty-something on a budget, I am always after a good deal. No matter how much I love a piece a clothing I usually won’t buy anything for more than $20. Gap is one of my favorite stores, everything is simple and pairs great with other pieces I already have. But, all of the items in the front of the store make it seem like everything is so expensive. This past weekend, I hit up the sale rack at Gap and found some awesome sweaters. The best part was, the sale items were an additional 50%!IMG_0508

Gap tends to switch the additional markdown off of sale items between 30, 40, and 50%. It’s best to try to figure out when the 50% deal is happening to save yourself even more money (at my store the 50% was on a Sunday, but it usually depends on other promotions that are going on). I got two sweaters for $5!!! They were originally $50 each. I know it’s spring time, but since it has been gloomy out I was able to wear one of the sweaters before having to put it away for the summer. I paired it with some $6 khakis from the Old Navy clearance and $3 earrings from Forever 21. A casual and cozy outfit for work for a total of less than $15, what could be better?…having a coffee in hand.

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Clearance racks are a great place to stock up on classic items, while they are out of season, that you know you will always wear. Then, come time for winter you will have some great new sweaters and it will feel like a whole new wardrobe without spending lots of money when you see them on display at full price.

 

What are your favorite stores for finding a good deal? Let me know.

Happy sale shopping!
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