Carousel and train rides

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Saturday I went to a local park that has both a carousel and a train. I haven’t been on them in a while but I love carousels so I thought that it would be fun to go on the rides. We had our neighbor’s dog with us and dogs are allowed on the train as long as they are on a leash. I bought the tickets then went on the carousel! I had a great time ridding the carousel! Ridding made me so happy! I wish a could ride a carousel everyday! After the carousel,my mom the dog and I went to wait in line for the train. It was pretty crowded so we waited in line for about fifteen minutes. The dog did a good job of waiting though. It was fun ridding on the train with the dog. It was the perfect weekend adventure!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

A target run and Barbie color reveal foam !

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday after work I went to Target. I got some great items including two Barbie color reveal dolls,a craft kit, and two bath bombs. I’m super excited about one of the dolls I got because it is one of the new foam color reveal dolls. I was really hoping that Target would have this new line. I was so happy when I saw it on the shelf. I also got some Zevia fizzy apple soda. It was a very successful Target run! Today I opened the Barbie color reveal foam set. This set contained much more than the regular color reveal dolls. I was a little confused at first about how the foam reveal set worked. I was able to figure it out though and I’m really happy with the results. I love the doll’s pink and green hair and watermelon dress. There are two other dolls in this series I don’t know if I will get them due to price but it was definitely worth getting one. I also really like the dolphin water toy that came with this set.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Katjes vegan gummies!!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Not too long ago I saw an advertisement for vegan gummies! I new I wanted to try them. I mean they even had a unicorn on the bag! I read that they were available in Walgreens. I finally made it to Walgreens this week and I was so happy to see the gummies there. I chose the sour gummies. A few days later a tried the gummies. I really enjoyed them. The sour taste was perfect and not over powering. I also really loved the shapes!the unicorns and rainbows were my favorites. I will definitely buy these again.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

A weekend in Pismo Beach

Hello,my bucket list friends! This weekend I went on an adventure to Pismo Beach and I wanted to share it with all of you. Here we go! My adventure started on Friday when I got off work early. My mom and I headed right to Pismo Beach. My dad was already there. It took over three hours to get there. When we arrived we dropped our things off at the hotel and went to dinner. We went to downtown Pismo Beach and ate at this restaurant called Cool Cats. It’s a fun 50’s themed restaurant with great food. I got this veggie burger that had peppers on it and it was so amazing!! After dinner we went to a souvenir shop across the street. Where I got some great items including snow globe for my collection.On Saturday our first activity was going on a kayaking cave tour. It was fun but some of the caves were hard to go through. I liked seeing all the penicillins while we were kayaking. After that we went to eat lunch. We tried going downtown again but we couldn’t find a place to park. We went to this restaurant called Huckleberry’s. I really liked the french toast that I had there. After lunch we went for a walk on monarch butterfly grove trail. During certain months this area is filled with tons of monarch butterflies. The butterflies are not there in July. However the trail is beautiful and worth taking a walk on. At the beginning of the trail there was a trailer that they were selling souvenirs from. I bought a butterfly pen and a butterfly keychain. After enjoying the trail. My mom and I went to the Goodwill. The Goodwill we went to was very small. However I got some cool books. When we were done shopping we decided to try downtown again. It took a long time to find a parking space but when we did we got a parking space that was right by the pier. We took pictures with the Pismo Beach sign, checked out the playground next to the sign,walked along the pier,I made a pressed penny, and got some taffy. We had one last adventure before going back to the Hotel. We went to Dinosaur Caves park. I’ve been to this park before years ago. This is a great place to get a view of the ocean. It was a fun filled day! The next day we went to Sloco doughnuts. They had some really amazing doughnuts here! I can’t wait for my next adventure.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My ten favorite pictures from June 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! We have completed the first month of summer and I thought it would be fun to share my top ten photos from June.

Photo One – At the Tracy aviary. I love this picture that my mom took of me at the Tracy aviary in Utah.

Photo two –  Water fountain at the zoo. Water fountains are every day objects but this one had a fun design!

Photo three – exploring Red Butte Gardens. This was another fun place I visited while in Utah. I have a lot of great pictures from the garden including this one.

Photo four – hanging out with sheep in Utah.

Photo five – Summer mall adventure !

Photo six – One of my favorite Goodwill finds!

Photo seven – At the mall with Amy!

Photo eight – A new Barbie color reveal doll!

Photo nine -a slurpee with a cotton candy topper!

Photo ten – shopping at the Dollar Tree

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Friday and Saturday adventures

Hello,my bucket list friends! I did some fun things recently and I thought it would be nice to share my latest adventures with you. Here we go! On Friday I got off work early so I decided to walk to a nearby mall. The first thing I did was buy a new shirt. I found this super cute t-shirt at Old Navy. After I bought it I changed into it as soon as possible. It was a hot day and I was getting uncomfortable in the shirt that I was wearing. While at the mall I went to Claire’s where I found some great items on sale. My favorite item I got there is a set of flipflop earrings. I went to Lush were I got a bubble bar and a bath bomb. I also got food at a vegan restaurant in the food court. When I woke up that morning I wasn’t expecting to have a mall day but I’m glad I did. The next day my friend Amy picked me up and we went on a bunch of little adventures starting with a library book sale! I love books and all the books there were only a dollar. I found some great book at the sale including two American Girl books, two Barbie books and some travel books. Some of our other adventures that day included the Goodwill,the farmer’s market,the Dollar Tree and putting our feet in the pool. We also went out to dinner. Some of my favorite things that I got while shopping that day are a big bag of beads,a colorful t-shirt,and three My Little pony washclothes. Also I got nectarines at the farmer’s market! I’m so thankful for day like these! I hope you are all having a fun filled summer.

A trip to the beach and a trip to Goodwill

Hello,my bucket list friends! My favorite season is in full swing. The summer fun keeps on coming. I have hit a few bumps in the road during this summer mainly I hurt a muscle in my leg and had to stay off of it for most of last weekend and that was not fun. However last Tuesday after work I went to the beach. I haven’t been to the beach in a while and I really wanted to go. My mom and I plus the neighbor’s dog went on a little beach adventure. It felt so good to walk on the beach and put my feet in the water. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to the beach but this trip more than made up for it. I took a lot of great pictures and just had a really good time overall. The dog had a great time playing with other dogs on the beach. I had a lot smiles on my face that evening. The next day I went to the Goodwill while my dad went shopping at the store next door. I got some great items to add to my collection including a Rainbow Dash backpack, some TY toys,a Disney popcorn bucket,a Disney picture friend and some Crayola markers. I know it can be hard sometimes but planning fun things on weekdays can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

One big bookclub post !

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know it may seem like it but I have not forgotten about the Light Heart bookclub. I’ve just gotten really behind. However I’m caught up now I even have done June’s book. From now on I decided to make things a little simpler. I’m not going to be  including an activity with my book discussions anymore. However I will still be discussing a book each month. I’m going to be doing reviews of a three books in this post so I can get caught up.As always there is just one more thing. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s get into our discussions!

My secret guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
I enjoyed reading this adventure filled book. Even though it was a major part of the book I wish that Nora’s grandmother would not have died. I personally feel like the story could have been told with her grandmother still alive. However that being said I did enjoy reading about Nora going on her epic scavenger hunt. I liked how Nora made a new friend on her trip. I also enjoyed seeing Nora and her mother grow closer.I would recommend this book Even though the subject matter is a little heavier then the books I usually read for this bookclub.

Real Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Great about You by Therese Kauchak and Carol yoshizumi – This book from the American Girl library is a self help style book that is written for girls. However this book contains information that is valuable to any age. We all need a self confidence boost every now and then and this book may help you get one.

Hello Utah by Martha Day Zschock – I got this book at a gift shop in Utah. It is a children’s book for young children but it’s so cute,fun and light hearted. The pictures in this book are are so fun to look at. I couldn’t think of a better book for this month. This book is a very fun and very short read. I highly recommend this book.

Things I love May and June 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! Since I didn’t do a things I love post for May I’m grouping it together with June. There were a lot of fun things that happened in both months and I can’t wait to review them so here we go!

May 2021

Road trip adventure – I went on an awesome road trip to Redding California over memorial Day weekend. It was a great adventure and a lot of fun. ( You can read about it HERE and HERE)

Virtual 5K – I crossed do a virtual 5K off my bucket list! ( You can read about it HERE)

Finding an American Girl horse at Savers – This was a great thrift shopping find! ( You can read about it HERE)

Strawberry Funnel cake Frappuccino – I had fun trying this new Starbucks creation. ( You can read about it HERE)

June 2021

Spin art – I had fun doing a spin art kit this month ( You can read about it HERE)

Utah vacation – I had an absolutely wonderful time exploring Utah. I loved the zoo and the aviary. ( You can read about it HERE, HERE, HERE,and Here.

Dollar Tree and Mall shopping – I got to go shopping to the Dollar Tree last week. I got a lot of great items There. The next day I went to the mall. At the mall I bought some fun things like stickers, here accessories, and a new plush from Build a Bear Workshop. (You can read about it HERE)

Walking – I got to go for a walk on of my my favorite trails this month. It was a beautiful day. ( You can read about it HERE)

Slurpees ! – I hope to enjoy more of these delightful drinks this summer. ( You can read about it HERE)

Target/ Barbie color reveal – I got a new Barbie color reveal doll from Target this month. I hope to get more dolls from that line. ( You can read about HERE)

Thanks for reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Summer fun catch up

Hello my bucket list friends! I’ve been so busy writing posts about my Utah adventure that I wasn’t able to cover a lot of my other summer fun adventures. I thought It would be a good idea to do a catch up post of some other fun things I’ve been doing this summer! So here we go.

Art kits – I’ve done a few art kits this month. My favorite was the spin art kit where you used a spinning top to spread the colors around. I also did a paint your own magnet set and a painting dinosaur bank kit.

Barbie color reveal – I’ve revealed two dolls this month. Including one from a newer line. She has plastic hair with no wig or hair extensions which is different from the other dolls I’ve gotten. I really like this line of Barbie color reveal and I hope to get more.

Slurpees – I’ve been loving slurpees this month. I even got a fun straw with one of my slurpees.

Walk- I got to go on a walk on my favorite trail. It was a beautiful day. I hope I get to go on that trail again this summer.

A trip to Walgreens – Earlier this month, I went to Walgreens. My favorite thing I got was this elephant shaped popping toy. I also got a really awesome and colorful pair of flip flops.

Target adventure – When I got the new Barbie color reveal doll that I mentioned above I got other things too. Including bath bombs and another Barbie doll.

Goodwill – In addition to my Goodwill trip in Utah. I went to a local Goodwill this month as well. I found another Beanie baby for my collection. And I took a cute picture with it in the car.

Thanks for reading
Rock On – Christina Epperly