Hello , my bucket list friends ! In My last blog last blog post I wrote about some fun and happy things that have happened to me this month but one thing happened after I started writing the post so here is a fun blog post about a new a friend that came in the mail .
Hello, bubble gum troll
Last month when I was I playing Candy Crush there was a pop up about a bubble gum troll plush . It said I could get one sent to me free I thought I was going to have to pay for shipping but nope it was completely free . On Wednesday November 7th a very cute and smiling Bubble Gum troll plush arrived ! I love his big happy smile he is so cute ! I’m very happy to have a happy Bubble Gum troll friend !
Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s hard for me to believe that it already November. I don’t have any big plans this month but things have gotten off to a pretty good start and I can’t wait to tell you all about it ! Here are 5 awesome things that have happened in November so far .
Early November fun and happy things
- Finding a Lisa Frank paint kit at a thrift store – My mom and I were looking around a local thrift shop and I found this amazing Lisa Frank paint kit at a really good price and I just had to get it . The next day after I got it , I had a really fun time painting I loved using the stamps .
2.Going to see the Nutcracker and the Four Realms – I’ve wanted to see this movie ever since I saw a preview for it . The day after it came out I got to see it and it didn’t disappoint ! It was a fun adventure movie and I recommend going to see it .
3.Peppermint is everywhere ! – As wrote about in another blog post (you can read it here ) I love peppermint ! I keep seeing so many fun peppermint treats . I love getting peppermint mochas from Starbucks and this year I’ve discovered peppermint drumsticks ! I can’t wait to see what other peppermint treats I will try this year .
4. New laptop! – I’m so excited to announce that I finally got a new laptop ! Mine broke earlier this year and I’ve been missing having one so much ! I’m so happy to have one again!
5. A very cute squirrel ate my pumpkin – Last month I got a pumpkin and a squirrel has been eating it . I actually saw the squirrel next to the pumpkin today it was so cute ! I’m happy that I could provide a treat for the squirrel !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! Some of you may recall a post I wrote in September about our refrigerator breaking and all the problems that we had trying to get it fixed then trying to get it replaced . ( you can read about it here ) At the end of that post the issue was still on going although we did get a mini refrigerator as a temporary fix but the saga continued until October 31st when we finally got a new refrigerator ! Now it’s time for the happy ending !
The end of the great refrigerator saga of 2018
After another failed delivery and feeling like we may never get a new refrigerator October 31st was the day we finally go a new one ! It was a long stressful road but at last it had a happy ending ! The new fridge is up and running and I’m ready for a new box of Ice cream bars! It’s so great to buy whatever I want at the store without worrying about fitting everything into the mini refrigerator . After not having a full sized refrigerator since August I’m very happy to have one now ! Here are some pictures of our new beautiful refrigerator.
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! being a bucket lister often means having a love of travel and adventure and boy do I love both of those things ! Well there is something I haven’t really written about before but it happens to me all the time . Most of the time whenever I come back from vacation I get after vacation blues . It’s hard to go from being on an amazing vacation where every day is an adventure to going back to the same old stuff. I know I’m not the only one that has this problem I looked it up . I hope by sharing my experiences with after vacation life I will be able to help some one else who has the same problem . Let’s get to it !
Life after vacation
When a vacation ends I have mixed feelings . On one hand I’m excited to go back home see my friends , family ,cats and sleep in my own bed again but On the other hand I can’t believe it’s over already ! As the saying goes time flies when you’re having fun and that is so true when it comes to vacations. For me though going back home is easy compared to getting back into the everyday routine of life . All throughout the day I keep thinking about how I wish I could just travel and blog all the time but I know that won’t being happening soon . Even though it might some day ! The thing that works best for me is to try to focus on positive things like all the fun stuff I did on vacation ! Lately when I have been feeling upset I replay the moment in my head when I met Alice Cooper and before I know it I’m smiling ! I also like telling other people about my vacation it’s almost like I’m back on vacation . Another thing that can help me cope with after vacation depression is to treat myself a week ago I bought this really cute stuffed dinosaur at Walgreens ! They are starting to put their Christmas items out so there where a lot of cute animals to choose from ,getting a new stuffed animal gave me a little does of happiness that was much needed . I also try to focus on the everyday things that bring me joy such as watching one of my favorite shows , waking up with cats on my bed , and the yummy soup that I get from the store by my work . It may take some time but before I know it I’m back in the swing of things and looking forward to my next adventure ! To sum all this up I’ve made a list below of my life after vacation tips .
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Tips for getting back to normal life after an amazing vacation
- Think about positive memories it can be from the vacation you just got from or from another happy time in your life .
- Treat yourself ! Eat your favorite foods or buy yourself something new and exciting like a new outfit or a stuffed dinosaur. 🙂
- Make a list of all things you enjoy about every day life .
- plan your next adventure.
- Tell others about your fun vacation it may just inspire their next trip !
Hello, my bucket list friends ! All good vacations must come to an end and Last Wednesday was the day my Texas Vacation ended. ( you can read my other blog posts about my vacation here ,here ,here and here ) On October 17th my mom and I left Texas to go back home to California . At the airport while we waited for our flight I bought a new snow globe and a cute little Texas teddy bear ! It was fun to do some shopping but I had a mission to accomplish as soon as I got back to California . The night before Alice Cooper had signed my arm and drew a cross underneath it and I needed to get it tattooed as soon as possible because it was already starting to fade ! I kept looking at my arm all throughout the flight to make sure it wasn’t too faded. I was worried that after I had slept on it that it would be to faded to tattoo over . As soon as my dad picked us up at the airport we went right to a tattoo shop that only takes walk ins . There were no other customers in the shop at the time so it was able to get it done right away . It only took a few minutes and it turned out really well ! I was so happy that it was not to faded to tattoo over . To sum this all up my vacation was awesome and I love my new Alice Cooper signature tattoo !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello , my bucket list friends I had a really wonderful time in Texas and the night I’m about to tell you about where I crossed two things off my bucket list was easily one of the best nights of my life ! So let’s get going !
Texas vacation part 4 and bucket list numbers #188 and #216
My vacation was already amazing but on Tuesday night I went to an Alice Cooper concert and I crossed two items off my list . I would consider both of these items to be on the harder side to cross off but I crossed them both off in one night . The items I crossed off are #188 go back stage at a concert and number #216 meet Alice cooper ! It was such an amazing night but I’m getting ahead of myself . I was very blessed to have the opportunity to meet Alice Cooper It is an expensive ticket to get and I’m still paying for it but it was so worth it ! The night started with a VIP tour of the stage . It was so amazing to get to be on the stage where Alice Cooper was going to be preforming that night ! I got to take pictures with some of the props on stage including the famous guillotine ! I loved being on stage and also getting to walk backstage and seeing some of the equipment that goes in to making the show a success. As for the show it’s self I was in the 2nd row ! It was so amazing to see everything that close up ! I felt like I was part of the show ! I got some great pictures because I was so close .It was truly a breathtaking show. I got a guitar pick and an Alice Cooper $100.00 bill with his face on it . My mom had a separate ticket and was in a different section but she said she liked her seat and had a good view of the show . After the show it was time for a dream of mine to come true , I was going to meet Alice Cooper ! I went backstage and waited with the other people who where going to meet him . The room where we were going to meet him was very nice and there were lots of places to sit .While we were waiting some of the band walked by and I high -fived one of the band members Alice Cooper’s daughter walked by as well I really felt like a true VIP that night . All of the VIP’s got these awesome Alice Cooper tote bags with posters inside for him to sign . I also brought his book for him to sign I got that book in high school and I told him how I had to put it away in class because it was making me laugh so hard ! Meeting Alice Cooper was one of the happiest moments of my life ! I could not stop smiling ! He was easy to talk to and very nice . I wish I would have talked to him a little more than I did but I was too busy smiling and being in the moment . I asked him to sign my arm right underneath where my school’s out tattoo is, he did and he drew a little cross as well underneath his name . After meeting Alice Cooper I met up with my mom outside and we headed back to the hotel . It was a night for the record books ! Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! Welcome to part 3 of my Texas vacation blog posts . (Click here to read part 1) (Click here to read part 2 ) This post will be a little on the shorter side because I will be covering the nighttime activity where I crossed two items off the list in the next post . So with all that said let’s dive on in to part 3 !
Texas Vacation part 3
Tuesday October 16th was our last full day in Texas before we flew home on Wednesday. We had two big things planned one daytime and one nighttime activity . Our day time activity was a self guided tour of AT&T stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play . My mom is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan so we had to make sure we included a trip to the stadium while we were in Texas . I have to start out by saying that this Stadium is amazing ! Even if you are not a football fan it is worth checking out . The best part of taking a tour is that you get to go down on the field ! You can take pictures and even play football . They hand out footballs for you to use . I had a fun time playing catch with my mom on a real NFL football field ! I also enjoyed the press conference room, It’s was cool to stand on the stage like you were giving a press conference ! We also got to see the locker rooms of both the players and cheerleaders. It was cool seeing all the names on the lockers . It turns out that there is a cheerleader named Christina. It was fun standing next to her locker pretending that it was mine ! I love going to gift shops when I go somewhere fun and this place has a huge store ! There was so much stuff to see it was pretty amazing . I got some cool Dallas Cowboy buttons . Overall it was a really great place to visit and I recommend going here if you get the chance too . That’s part 3 thank you for reading!
Rock on – Christina Epperly