Idaho adventure December 2021!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now and it looks like I finally have the to time and energy to do it! It can be hard when you have a lot to write about but not a lot of energy to write it! Anyways last month I went to Idaho to visit family. I try to make more then one trip to Idaho every year if I can. In 2021 I went 3 times! I’m pretty happy with that. On this trip to Idaho there was a lot of snow and because of that I didn’t get to do an activity like going to the zoo or a museum. However,I did get to see family, go the movies, and go thrift shopping. It had been a while since I had gone to the movies it was definitely good to go again. We saw American Underdog. It was a pretty good movie. For thrift shopping we went to the Idaho youth ranch. I got some pretty cool things there including an American Girl Games and Giggles book,some 101 Dalmatians toys and a Disney snow globe. I also got to use a 3-D printer for the first time! I love the turtle that I got to color with paint pens. I also enjoyed taking pictures in the snow! I love the way snow looks in photos! I also got to see some very cute animals. A fun trip to vist family was a good way to end the year.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My collections!! :)

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know I’ve talked a lot about my collections on this blog. I have been asked to show you some pictures of my collections so here we go! My room is very disorganized however I put  some of my favorite items on my bed to photograph them. First off I’ll start with my Barbie collection.

Barbie – I had a lot of Barbie dolls as a kid that I wish I would have kept. However I’m pretty sure I have more Barbie dolls now then I did then. Below are  pictures of some of my dolls. This isn’t my whole collection but it’s a lot of it.

Beanie babies – This also something I had as a kid. I don’t know if I had more then I do now or not. However I do remember how excited I got when I realized I had 100 beanie babies Anyways here are some of my beautiful TY Beanie babies.

American Girl dolls – I have five American Girl dolls. Two of them were ordered from the American Girl website the others cane from Ebay. I hope to continue expanding this collection.

Thank you so much for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Going to the mall and other weekend fun

Hello,my bucket list friends! Another weekend has come and gone. I thought it would be fun to tell you about my adventures this weekend so here we go! On Friday I went to Dollar Tree. I got a lot of cool items including a lot of Barbie items. I was so happy to see all the Barbie brand items at Dollar Tree. Some of my favorite items I got were two Barbie books,a My little pony calendar,stickers and two craft kits. It was my first time at the Dollar Tree since the price increase. I know it’s unfortunate but I understand it. Even with the price increase I will continue to shop at Dollar Tree! After shopping we went to eat at Panera Bread. I love their vegetable soup! Another thing that happened on Friday was that the American Girl doll I ordered arrived! Her name is Camden. She has beautiful blue eyes and dark hair. I’m very happy to have another American Girl doll. On Saturday my mom and I went to the mall. I went to Claire’s and got some fun jewelry and accessories. I really love this one big hair bow I got. I also got a mermaid bubble bar at Lush and a Barbie Christmas ornament at Hallmark. We also got some much needed massages. The mall had this beautiful arch that you could take pictures with. I love the picture of me under the arch. We also got Starbucks and I got a box of popcorn from Target that has a cute picture of the Target dog on it. It was a great day at the mall. On Sunday I had a hard time getting out of bed due to muscle pain. It was hard to move without my muscles locking up. That evening I went to Starbucks and the grocery store. I brought Camden with me on our errands. It was fun bringing my doll to the store. In addition to food I  got a craft kit. As I walked around the grocery store I could feel my muscles getting tight. I’ve been using a tens unit to help with my muscle pain but unfortunately it hasn’t gone away yet and I’ve had to miss work. Other then the pain I was in it was a pretty good weekend. Thanks for reading

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part six

Hello,my bucket list friends! Here we are at the the six and final part of my Florida vacation posts! This part is going to be a little different from the others because we didn’t go to the Disney Parks or Disney springs on this day of our trip. We decided to explore Florida outside of Disney world. We signed up for a tour that lasted most of the day. After we got picked up by the tour company,we headed to our first adventure of the day. We got to go swimming with sea cows! Since the weather was warm the day ,there were not many of them around. However we got to see one very cute sea cow! She was happily eating. It was a cool experience. I enjoyed the boat ride a getting to  swim. Our next tour stop was my favorite Homosassa Springs wildlife state park. I loved looking at the animals here. There were so many beautiful birds.there was also a hippo and a Bear. We didn’t have whole lot of time here but I really enjoyed the time we had. There was also a gift shop here. I’m gald we had a little bit of extra time to fo shopping before getting back in the tour van. I Really want to go back here someday. Our last tour stop was to go on an air boat ride. Air boats are very fun to ride in. It kind of felt like a roller coaster at some points. I would like do this again as well. That evening my mom and I went shopping at the Disney character where house. This store sells discounted items from the Disney parks. When I saw that we were close to one. I  really wanted to go. I got some fun items here including a 2021 pin. The next day we went back home. We missed our first flight because of a very long line. However we made it home safe the day we had planned on. Thank you so much for reading my Florida adventure!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My new years eve and new year’s day!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I have a few blog posts I need to publish. Including my last Florida blog post and a post about my trip I took to Idaho at the end of December. However for some reason I decided that I wanted to write this post right now. Just to let you know that these posts will be out of order. Now with that out of the way. Let’s get to it! On New year’s Eve my mom and I came back from visiting family in Idaho. In the Boise airport there was this dog that was there for stress relief. I loved petting him! He was such a sweet dog! For New Year’s Eve we stayed home and relaxed. I had got a color your own beanie baby that I got from poshmark. I  had a fun time coloring my own beanie baby dog. It was a perfect art project to end 2021 with. At midnight we watched the celebration on TV! 2021 went by so fast! I’m excited to see what bucket list items I cross off this year. On New year’s day we went to Target. I got some fun items including a space discovery Barbie doll, an art kit, and some socks with cat faces on them! That evening my neighborhood had a fun event. We walked around the neighborhood and saw everyone’s Christmas decorations. Some of the neighbors had set out treats on tables. I even met some new people and dogs! It was a great way to start the new year. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part five

Hello, my bucket list friends! It may seem like it but I haven’t forgotten about my Florida vacation posts. Here we are at part five of my vacation. On this day we went to Magic Kingdom.  I’m pretty sure this is the most popular park in Disney world. It’s the one with Cinderella’s castle. Just like Disney’s Hollywood studios this park was also very credit the day of our visit. However we were still able to experience some fun attractions. Some of my favorite rides we went on were the people mover,the Carousel, Buzz lightyear space ranger spin and Pirates of the Caribbean. One thing I was excited to do was to go to the Hall of President’s. Last time we were in Florida I went to this attraction but my parents did not and I was excited to show it to them. I also got to go on my favorite ride in this park. It’s a small world is my favorite at both Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida.This ride is like jumping into a painting. It turly is a work of art! On this day of my trip I got one of my favorite Disney snacks a soft Mickey Mouse shaped pretzel! For our meal that day we had lunch at the Diamond horseshoe. They had a really good vegetarian menu and I wish I could eat there again! My favorite souvenire that I got on this day is a Mickey Mouse Christmas themed magnet. We also took pictures in front of the castle. I’m happy with the way ours pictures look. I wish we would have gotten to do more but it was pretty crowded. Overall it was a good day. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

2022 goals!

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s the first day of 2022! I’m excited to began another year of adventures! Here are my goals for this year. Thanks for reading

1. Cross 10 things off my bucket list

2. Do a paid voice-over job

3. Complete my voice acting training

4. Go on a summer vacation

5. Get a new tattoo

6. Spend some time in LA

7. See a friend at least once a month

8. Publish 12 or more posts on Vocal Media

9. Read in my Bible at least once a week

10. Get four or more massages

11. Do a room tour blog post

12. Make 12 or more Instagram reels

13. Do another self timer photo shoot

14. Read 50 books

15. Go swimming 5 or more times

Rock On- Christina Epperly

2021 goals how did I do?

Read 50 books –  Nope. Unfortunately I didn’t get it done this year but next year is looking good!

Take more baths . – I had to cut back a little bit of this because of the drought in California. However I did take my fair share of relaxing baths this year.

Use 5 new bath bombs! – I don’t have the official count but I’m pretty sure I used way over five!

Start freelance writing- I started posting on Vocal Media this year! I really enjoy it and I want to post more on there next year.

Cross five things off my bucket list ! – I crossed eight items off my bucket list this year!

Thanks for reading and Happy new years!

My year in review 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! I can’t believe that it is time to write this post! This year has been a roller-coaster for sure! There have been a fair amount of changes,ups and downs and lots of adventures! Before I dive into 2022, I  wanted to  take a look back at 2021. Here we go!

Bucket list- I crossed eight items of my bucket list this year! I do wish this number was higher but I’m pretty happy with it overall. I made a list below of all the items I crossed of this year.

1. #297 – Go to three playgrounds in one day.

2. #294- Go shopping at the Gilroy Outlets

3. #290 do a virtual 5k

4. #277 – visit the Getty Center

5. #253 take a bus tour of Hollywood

6. #276 – visit the Griffith observatory

7. #238 – Go to the Grove in Los Angeles

8. #226 – see the La Brea tar pits

Travel- I did a good amount of travel this year! I went to Utah, Los Angeles, Pismo Beach,Monterey, Idaho three times,Redding and Florida! I’m actually in Idaho as I write this right now! I’m very happy with all the travel I did this year. I loved exploring Salt Lake City and Park City in Utah. I also loved going to Tracy aviary in Utah. Los Angeles was a ton of fun! I loved going to the Big American Girl store at the Grove and the La Brea tar pits. I did so many things in Florida,that I haven’t even finished my posts about it yet. I look forward to more travel in 2022!

Work/ career- This year I left the world of retail and entered back into the world of preschool. I currently work in a toddler classroom. It is an exciting and challenging environment to work in. I’m always looking for new experiences and opportunities so I decided to try out voice acting! I’m doing voice acting lessons now and I can’t wait to see where it takes me. I hope to be doing commercials,audio books and more as soon as next year!

Shopping/ collecting – I added a lot of items to my collection this year! I did so much thrift shopping this year. I even thrift shopped in Idaho, Utah and Redding. I also went to two antique malls this year. Some of my favorite items that I added to my collection this year are a Barbie jewelry box art kit from the 90s, A Barbie comforter from the 90s, a Beanie Buddy penguin, a lot of American Girl and Barbie books, as well as many Beanie babies and Barbie dolls. I also got a lot of Barbie color reveal dolls! I really do love the color reveal line by Barbie. In addition to all of that. I also got many fun souvenires from the places I traveled to. I wonder what items I will add to my collection in the upcoming year.

Writing- My love for writing grew this year. I published Sixteen pieces on Vocal Media. I want to continue writing on Vocal this upcoming year. I’m excited to see what I write this year. I also continued to write on this blog. I’m so glad God gave me a talent and love for writing.

Creativity/ art – I let my creativity show this year for sure! I did my fair share of craft kits this year as well as drawing and some painting. I wonder what I will make in this upcoming year!

Mental health/ self care – I continued to work on my mental health this year. I had a lot of ups and downs but I think I’m starting to get better at managing my stress. This is something that I really want to  focus on in the new year.

Thank you all so much for reading this blog! I hope you had a wonderful 2021 and that you all have an even better 2022!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Merry Christmas 2021!!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Things have been pretty busy lately but I wanted to do a quick post about my Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and the day after. Let’s start with Christmas Eve. One thing that was different about this Christmas Eve is that I went thrift shopping. I don’t think I’ve ever been thrift shopping on Christmas Eve until this year! I got some great items including a American Girl planner, a Coca-Cola polar bear plate, and a Barbie book. The item that I’m the most excited about was one that I have been wanting for a while. It’s a Build a Bear Darth Vader bear. It’s just so cute! I’m so happy I got him. On Christmas Eve night we went out to eat with my sister. It was nice to try a restaurant that we had never gone to before. I enjoyed the food here. On Christmas day we stayed home and did traditional Christmas things like open presents and had a big awesome dinner. I had a good Christmas this year. It was good to slow down and relax for a while. The day after Christmas we did some errands. We went to Starbucks and Whole Foods. I also got my new microphone put up on my desk. I haven’t got it work yet but it looks cool! Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly