Saturday, March 7, 2015

Melting Basket 29

From the last basket I would repurchase: CFTKR Ultimate Serendipity, CFTKR Serendipity Marshmallow Delight, CFTKR Iced Lemon Biscotti (reminded me of fruit loops), Beezy Apple Clove Butter.

Front Porch- Sweet Pink Chiffon
Vintage Chic Scents- Mamma Mia
Up The Creek- American Cream
Sniff My Tarts- Lavender Vanilla Coconut Milk/Lavender
JLCCW- Ava lon <3 gift
TDC- Basil Sage Mint
Streetman- Twitterpated 
Rosegirls- Blueberry Hill
Rosegirls- Strawberry Blonde
Rosegirls- Strawberry Mint Ice Cream
Rosegirls- Strawberry Jam/Sicilian Lemon Cookies/Royal Sugar Cookie
Rosegirls- Peppermint Coconut Marhsmallow
CFTKR- Frosted Sugar Cookie
CFTKR- Jamboree Delight <3 gift
CFTKR- Sweater Weather
CFTKR- Blackberry Jam Filled Birthday Cake
CFTKR- Cotton Candy Frosting <3 gift

If you would like to know more about any scents above in depth, I will be happy to review them. 

If you follow me on IG (TheRedolentMermaid or Julie Johnson), then you might have known I was going to post about this. It is almost the end of strawberry season here in central Florida (the Strawberry Festival is going on right now as I type). Strawberry fields were ripe for the picking. So Adam and I loaded up the girls after church and did just that for the bargain price of $0.50 per quart. So juicy and amazingly sweet. 

Do you ever go to U-Picks? What are some of your favorite things to pick? We also love blueberry season, which usually falls around April. 


  1. oh man! we miss u-picks!! I just saw that blueberries are next!
    I looked for a u pick here.. but it's not quite like the states.. for between ¥1500-2000 ( a little less for kids), you can go pay to pick strawberries, but they have to be eaten as you pick.. if you want berries to take home, those are bought after in the gift shop. :-/
    I can go buy packs at the local market for ¥400 right now. so I think I'll pass! lol. I will say the japanese strawberries are every bit as sweet as FL! so I didn't feel totally guilty when I paid $8 for a pack back in December when the season started.

    1. p.s. please review vintage chic scents: Mamma Mia (...& I now have the songs in my head...), TDC: basil sage mint, & Streetman: twitterpated.

    2. Glad to hear they taste just as good!! That makes all the difference. Every time we pick I think of you and David. One of my favorite memories.

      I will be most happy to review those three! I LOVE ABBA! Hope your weekend has been going nice.

  2. Beautiful! I never did u picks when I lived in Orlando, but I should have! Here in Texas, I usually do it with blackberries, peaches, and sometimes strawberries. Growing up in CA, I never called it that, but everyone had produce trees and whatnot, so it was normal for many citrus, stone fruit, and nuts. So delicious and fun!

    1. You have lived in some cool places. I have always wanted to visit Texas. Blackberry and peach picking sound awesome. I think we may have some of those around here. I will check.

  3. 50 CENTS PER QUART??? Wow! What a bargain! Such gorgeous photos and it looks like those berries were ripe for the pickin'!

    1. It really is a steal of a deal! The berries are so late in season that they all were mostly ripe. They taste so good and juicy right in the field.