All about Blanca

Hello, my bucket list friends . Last month I said goodbye to my very sweet and beautiful cat Blanca but this post is not about that day. This post is all about Blanca’s wonderful life and sweet personality. I first met Blanca in 2014 I saw her on a local animal shelter’s  website. From the information provided on the website I found out the she was sixteen years old and had come from a house where she lived with other cats who picked on her. Even though her name was Blanca she was a  fluffy black cat. I knew that it was harder for senior animals and black cats to find forever homes once they are in a animal shelter. Since Blanca was a black sixteen year old cat . (That’s equivalent to 80 human years !)   I knew her chances of being adopted were low. I really wanted to adopt her and give her the loving home she deserved. Somehow I was able to convince my parents that we should adopt her. The next day ( February 2nd 2014 ) My mom and I went to the shelter and brought her home.  She did great on the car ride home she was very curious and loved to look out windows. We decided that it would be best to have her live in my bedroom because our other cat Sherry might not be all that excited to have another cat in her house . Blanca and I shared a room for a while I would take her upstairs sometimes so she could sit the window and get some sun. I don’t remember when it was exactly but sooner or later she was able to explore the rest of the house. We were right about Sherry being less than thrilled about sharing her house with another cat. They eventually had a territory war in my room which resulted in me having to do a lot of laundry but that’s just life when you have two girl cats. Blanca was an amazing jumper. I was always a little worried when I saw her ready to jump a pretty long or high distance but most of the time she completed her jump with no problem. Like most cats Blanca was a lover of the sun. Sometimes when I was outside she would come with me to walk around and enjoy the sunshine. Around two years after we got Blanca we welcomed a kitten who I named Cooper into our home. Cooper was so little when we first got him. I’ll never forget the time that tiny Cooper stood on top of Blanca while she was sleeping but he was so small that it took Blanca a few minutes to wake up and notice him! My favorite thing about Blanca was that she loved attention. She had a pretty powerful purr.Her favorite place to sleep was on top of a person. She did’t mind when I picked her up , She just wanted me to pet her head. She was a very people friendly cat and would welcome pets and love from anyone willing to give it. If I had to describe her in two words it would be sweet and sassy. She was very sweet but she also had a very strong personality if she wasn’t happy with something like getting her nails trimmed or Cooper wanting to play with her she would make sure everyone knew how she felt about it. When I first got Blanca I thought I would only have her for a few months but I had her for almost six years ! I am so blessed that I got to be her pet parent!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Things I love January 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to say goodbye to another month. This month has been rough for me so i’m happy to see it go ! Let’s review the things I loved this month.

 

Things I love January 2020

Lisa Frank catch a character game –  One of my favorite thrift finds ever ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Going to the spa –  I had a gift card to get a massage and it was just what I needed ( can read about it HERE)

Craft kits  – I had a lot of fun with craft kits this month You can read about them HERE ,HERE and HERE 

Dollar Tree –  Earlier this month I went to the Dollar Tree to get a 2020 calendar I got that plus some other fun items.

There you have it my highlights for this month ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Two days of thrift shopping !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! One of my favorite things to do in my free time is to go thrift shopping. Recently I got to go thrift shopping two days in a row and I can’t wait to tell you about the things I found . Here we go !

 

 

Two days of thrift shopping !

On Friday my friend and I went to a Good Will that is pretty new. I’ve heard it also the biggest Good Will in our area. I have been to this location before and I really like how clean and organized it is. I went looking for craft kits first and I found this really cute craft kit where you make animal faces from paper plates and stickers I haven’t done this kit yet but I’m looking forward to it. I also got an American Girl book, a Disneyland picture frame, some very cute PJ pants and more. On Saturday I worked early and got off in the afternoon. When my mom picked me up I asked her if we could go to the Goodwill that is a few miles down the road from my work. I have also been to this location before. I’m super excited to tell you that I found something really cool at this thrift store. When I was looking in the toy section I was so thrilled to see a Lisa Frank Game that I had as a kid. It’s a fishing style game where you use magnets to collect as many Lisa Frank  characters as you can before the timer runs out. The box was still in plastic so I knew that it was a complete set. I also found a Disney World shot glass from 2000 and a American Girl book. I was very happy with my two days of thrift shopping and I hope to do it again sometime. Rock On – Christina Epperly

Bobble Head Craft Kit

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Arts and crafts kit have become one of my favorite hobbies and I recently finished doing another one . I can’t wait to tell you all about it so here we go!

 

Bobble Head Craft Kit

I was looking through my arts and craft supplies to find a project to complete. I had forgotten  about this very cute dog and cat bobble head kit that I had gotten at a local party supply store. I was excited when I saw it and I knew that it was just the project I was looking for. The kit had two bobble heads and few items to decorate them with including a marker ,paint and bows! I started decorating the cat first I glued a cute pink pink bow on the cat’s head and then I painted dot’s on her body. For the dog I glued a rose on her head and I covered her with paint . I used the yellow and orange paint on both of the bobble heads.  I really liked they way both of them turned out! They are super cute ! I would love to do another kit like this sometime. Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

New list items 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! The first month of the new year is a good time to add new items to your bucket list ! I was able to come up with four more items for my list and here they are !

See the la Brea tar pits –  I’ve been wanting to see the tar pits for a while so I decided to put it on my list .

Get a reversible sequin shirt – This is one fashion trend that I’m in love with ! I really want to own one of these fun shirts !

Do three Melissa and Doug craft kits In one day – I really like Melissa and Doug craft kit and I think it would be a fun filled day if I did three !

Take a journalism class – This blog helped me to discover my love of writing and I would love to learn more skills that I could use for my blog !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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Things I love DEC. 2019

( So I accidentally deleted this post oops ! So here it is again )

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to say goodbye to another month . This month was overall good and I can’t wait to tell you more so, here we go !

Going to Disneyland – A great vacation to one of my favorite places ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney candy cane – While at Disneyland I got one of the very popular and very good Disneyland candy canes ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney’s 12 days of socks –  This was a very fun advent calendar ( you can read about it HERE )

Frozen 2 – My friend and I both really enjoyed this movie . It was full of adventure and excitement !

Squishy art kit – This was a very fun art kit ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Goofy’s kitchen – I got to eat at one of my favorite places while in Disneyland ! It was a lot of fun ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Much needed !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m going to be honest with all of you,this month / year has been pretty stressful. A few high lights or I guess in this case low lights include spending what seemed like hours on the phone to fix problems with my insurance and my bank account, spilling coffee all over the table in the break area at work, having a packed schedule that was hard to keep up with and most recently my cat’s UTI came back. I have found when the stress plies on it’s best to take some time for yourself and do things you enjoy. On Tuesday my friend and I went to savers. I got some great things there including three American Girl books. After that we went to Safeway for some food. Then it was time to hangout and watch Alexa and Katie one of our favorite Netflix shows . If you haven’t seen Alexa and Katie yet I highly recommend it. It was a really great day. spending time with your friends and doing things you that both enjoy is a great way to reduce stress. Spending time with my friend was much needed and so was what I did yesterday. For Christmas I got a spa gift card ! Ideally I like to get massages every month I didn’t get one last month but yesterday’s massage made up for that. My gift card was to a very nice spa, The kind of spa with fancy robes and steam showers ! I really enjoyed the massage and the steam shower. I could have stayed in that shower for hours ! After the spa I took my cat to the vet. She did really well at the vet. We spent awhile at the vet but on the bright side I got to pet her for about an hour straight. The point of all this is the road of life is full of bumps but it’s important to take time for yourself and do what you enjoy even when life is stressful.

Rock On – Christina Epperly