Two more American Girl dolls!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m so excited to write this post! On Wednesday the two America Girl dolls that I got from Ebay arrived. One of the dolls is Lea a girl of the year doll. This is my first girl of the year doll. I have to say she has very beautiful eyes. The second doll I named Clarabella. I can tell that she was well loved and she is going to need a trip to the doll hospital soon. Overall I’m very happy to have two more American Girl dolls. I want to do a photo shoot with all my dolls when I find the time!

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

I love my Tie-dye crocs and other things on my mind! :)

Hello, my bucket list friends! Sometimes I have a bunch of things that I  want to write about but I can’t think of a way to put them all together. This is one of those times so I figured I would do one of those posts where I talk about all the things that are on my mind at the moment. Without further introduction let’s jump on in!!

I love my Tie-dye crocs – let’s start off  with the title. I got my second pair of crocs recently. I ordered them from Poshmark. They are used but the seller said she only wore them when she worked at an ice cream store so they are still in pretty good shape. Plus they were a lot less expensive then a new pair of crocs would be. I love the bright colors! I think crocs are my new favorite shoe. I also bought new new purse from the same seller I needed a bigger one and this one she had was absolutely perfect!

I finally won a raffle prize at the Firemen’s BBQ- I have been going been going to this fundraiser since I was a kid. In addition to the BBQ they always have a raffle. I’ve tried many times to win a raffle prize but I never did until Sunday. I ended up winning two prizes a Disney princess doll and a gift certificate to a local toy store. They did have an American Girl doll that I really wanted to win but unfortunately I didn’t but I’m happy that I won something.

I’m getting two America girl dolls!! – Even though I didn’t win the American Girl doll at the raffle,I did win an Ebay auction for two American Girl dolls. I’m so excited for them to get here. They are hopefully gonna be delivered today! When they arrive I will officially have four American Girl dolls.

I’m reorganizing my room – Being a collector can be hard when you only have one room for everything! However I’m currently working on reorganizing and I hope to do a room tour post once I get everything how I want it. I’ve ordered some storage things from Amazon and they should be here this week. I can’t wait to show you my room!

I’m trying to write more on Vocal Media – I started writing on Vocal Media this year and I love it. I have written a few short stories and some articles on there and I would love for you to check them out. You can see my profile HERE

Thanks so much for reading!!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Summer bucket list 2021. How did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends! Before I  officially move on from summer I need to revisit my summer bucket list! I’m curious to see how many items I crossed off because I didn’t really keep track. Without further delay let’s get to it!

Summer bucket list 2021

1. Ride three carousels – Done! I actually road four carousels this summer! I road one in Utah, one at a local park, one at the LA zoo, and one at Happy Hollow.
2. Go swimming at least three times – Nope. I only went swimming once this summer. At the hotel pool in Utah.
3. Visit two different zoos Done! I went to the zoo in Utah and Los Angeles. I  also visited my local zoo.
4. Have a mall day – Done. I made a cute plush cat at Build a Bear workshop that day too!
5. Get another tattoo nope didn’t happen.
6. See a movie in theaters Done! My mom and I saw Jungle Cruise!
7. Buy flip flops at Old Navy – Done! I  got a cute pair of leopard print flip flops during my mall day.
8. Have a sleepover – nope
9. Cross five or more things off my regular bucket list – Done! I crossed five things off in Los Angeles!
10. Go to a concert – nope
11. Do a 5k – nope

12. Find an item at the thrift store that I had when I was a kid. – I got some things such as books and beanie babies that I may have had as a kid but I don’t remember for sure.

13. Take a picture with a celebrity – Nope. I was hoping this would happen when I was in Los Angeles but it didn’t.

14. Make a summer build a bear Done! Did this during my mall day.

15. Read five or more books – nope

16.Make a no bake cake – nope

17. Tie-dye – No, I bought the supplies but never got around to it.

18. Go on a scavenger hunt – Nope

19. Go to yogurt land – Done! Crossed this one off on my mall day. We went and got yogurt after shopping!

20 draw a summer picture – Done! I’m so glad I remembered to draw one this year.

It looks like I crossed nine things off my summer bucket list this year! I’m pretty happy with that!

Thanks for reading. Rock On- Christina Epperly

summer 2021 wrap up!

Hello,my bucket list friends!This summer was really fun and now is the time to take a look back on it so here we go!

Summer 2021

Let’s start this summer wrap up with the vacations I went on this year. This summer I traveled to Salt Lake City, Pismo Beach, Los Angeles and Monterey. I really enjoyed spending time in these places.I also did some of my favorite activities during the summertime including going to the zoo, going to museums,riding carousels, going thrift shopping, making a new plush animal at Build a Bear workshop, shopping at the mall, going on walks and spending time with some of my favorite people.As always I will miss summer but I’m already looking forward to next year.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Bucket list items I crossed off in Los Angeles 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I had so much fun exploring Los Angeles in July. I did a few of posts about it but what I didn’t mention was some of the places I visited were actually bucket list items! I wanted to highlight them in their own post so let’s get to it.

Visit the Getty Center 277 – I would love to visit this beautiful place again. It is filled with so much amazing art.

Take a bus tour of Hollywood 253 – I took two bus tours while I was in Los Angeles. They were both a lot of fun. I especially liked the one that took us up the hills where the celebrities live.

Visit the Griffith observatory 276 – Amazing views and interesting exhibits this a place to add to your list if you are in Los Angeles

Go to the Grove in Los Angeles 238 – The American Girl store here was so much fun to explore! I wish I lived closer to this location. I would visit as much as I could.

See the La Brea tar pits 226 – This was a very interesting place to visit. I enjoyed seeing the tar pits as well as the exhibits inside the museum.

Thanks for reading! Happy bucket listing!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love August 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m sad to say that my birthday month is over. However it was packed full of fun and I’m excited to talk about that so here we go!

Getting a 1990 birthday Barbie – I love Barbie dolls! I thought that it would be cool to have the birthday Barbie from the year I was born. I love her hair and her outfit. I’m so happy I bought her. ( You can read about it HERE)

Going to Happy Hollow – I visited our local zoo this month. I road the carousel and I had a fun time overall. ( You can read about it HERE)

Shopping at Savers on my birthday- On my birthday I went shopping at one of my favorite places. ( You can read about it HERE)

Spending a weekend in Monterey – last weekend I had a fun time exploring Monterey for my birthday weekend. ( You can read about it HERE)

The best birthday cake ever – My sister brought me the best birthday cake. I could have ever asked for. You can read about it HERE)

Going to the movies- In August I went to the Movies for the first time in a long time. ( You can read about it HERE)

Seeing Amy on my birthday- It seems like it’s so much harder to see friends the older you get. I was so happy to be able to see Amy on my birthday. ( You can read about it HERE)

Thanks for reading!

Rock On -Christina Epperly

My wonderful birthday weekend :)

Hello,my bucket list friends! My birthday was on Thursday August 26th. However, I kept the celebration going into the weekend. I spent the weekend in the Monterey area with my family. My mom and I drove there on Friday evening and stayed in a hotel. The next morning we were ready for adventure! We started off our day of adventure with the seventeen mile drive. I have done this drive before but I enjoyed it a lot and wanted to do it again. It does cost to go on the drive but to me it is worth it. There are a lot of wonderful views and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The lone cypress and the house know as the gingerbread house are two of my favorite things to see along seventeen mile drive. After a truly beautiful drive ,we went to the Cannery Row antique mall. This antique mall is two stories and it is packed full of things to see. I bought some great items here including a 1980s button from Disney World . Other items I got were McDonald’s Barbie toys, Disney World magnets, a Disneyland pen and a McDonald’s beanie baby toy. After antique shopping we went souvenir shopping. My favorite souvenires I got are a plush otter with a Monterey sweatshirt on and a visor that says Monterey on it. There is a free trolley that you can take around Monterey I had fun riding it. It’s cute on the inside and out. It almost feels like the vehicles that they have at Disneyland. My mom and I went through the Monterey mirror maze on Cannery Row. We did a similar maze in mall of America. These mazes are fun to take pictures in. They are challenging without being impossible. I hope to do more mazes like this. We also spent some time at the beach.I took a good picture of a sea lion. After the beach, I got to visit a place in Monterey that I have always wanted to visit. Dennis the menace park. This is one of the cutest playgrounds I have ever seen. Some of the things this playground had to offer were a roller slide, a sun shaped bridge and a rock climbing wall. I really want to go back to this playground and spend more time there. After all that adventure we met my dad for dinner. He was diving at the beach that day. After eating a yummy dinner,my mom and I went to old fishermen’s wharf. I went to a candy store there and I got a lot of taffy! Later that night my sister came to the hotel and brought me the best birthday cake ever. I chose this ice cream melting cake from my Pintrest profile and it tasted as amazing as it looked. The next day my mom,sister and I drove to the big Sur area. We had lunch then we explored Phifer Beach. The beach was really amazing. It had some truly beautiful caves and it also had some purple sand! It was one of the best birthday celebrations I’ve ever had!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My 31st birthday!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I turned 31 last week. I had a good day and I wanted to share it with all of you so here we go! I took my birthday off of work and I spent sometime at home relaxing,watching Netflix and doing arts and crafts, and just enjoying the day. When my mom came home we went shopping at Savers. I found some good items at Savers including an American Girl scrap book, Barbie dolls,a Disney photo album,and Build a Bear accessories. After thrift shopping, I went to dinner with Amy and my parents at one of my favorite restaurants. I love their pizza here. I got a veggie pizza and it was amazing as always. Amy got me one of my favorite things for my birthday, socks! Including the fuzzy kind. It was a great day and I’m very thankful for it. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Happy birthday month to me!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m going to be 31tomorrow and I’ve been celebrating all month long! I want to share my birthday month fun with all of you so here we go!

Shopping – I’ve been treating myself a lot this month with everything from online shopping to thrift shopping. On Sunday I found myself at Michaels buying a coloring book, stickers and more!Some of my favorite things I’ve bought this month are a 1990 birthday Barbie doll, a Beanie Baby club membership kit, a Beanie Buddy penguin, American Girl grin pins,an American Girl book called Celebrate from the 90s and some Candy Fairies books.

Going to the movies! – I finally saw a movie in theaters this month. It’s been so long. I was super excited to go to a theater again. My mom and I saw Jungle Cruise this month. It was a good movie that kept my attention. I look forward to going to more movies soon.

Happy Hollow – last weekend I went to a local zoo called Happy Hollow. It had been a while since I’d been here so I decided to go again. It was a fun day that included seeing many different animals such as an anteater, meerkats, wallabies, a tortoise, and foxes. We also road the carousel and the rollercoaster.

Art kits – I did two art kits this month one was a Melissa and Doug stained glass art kit and the other was a wooden bunny that you color. Both of them were a lot of fun to do.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Los Angeles summer 2021 Adventure part three

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part three of my Los Angeles adventure! My last full day in Los Angeles started out with a trip to the LA zoo. When we first got there I saw a big line outside. However, it moved pretty quickly. We went to the gift shop first to avoid the crowds that would probably be there later in the day. Since the zoo is very large we decided to pay to ride the tram around. It was nice to be able to get off at different places and see the animals in that area. Some of my favorite animals that I got to see were a tapir,elephants, flamingos,a tiger and a tortoise. I also got to ride the carousel! There were a lot of cool animals to choose from on the carousel. I road on an ostrich and my mom road on a horse. I hope I can ride on that carousel again sometime. I want to ride the unicorn. After the zoo we went to the Grove. The Grove is a popular outdoor shopping center. I mainly wanted to go see the American Girl store. I just have to say the store was simply amazing. The displays that were around the store were so much fun to look at and even interact with. They had a working pacman arcade game that went a long with Courtney the newest historical doll. While I was there I bought Courtney’s second book. I had already read the first one and I liked it a lot. I also got a travel journal, a matching hair bow set, and a blind bag with doll sized plastic food items. After that we went to eat at the Original farmers market. We found a place there that had healthy food. I had a really good sandwich there. The last activity that we had planned was to ride the swan boats at Echo park. We made reservations for a certain time. We spent some time walking around the park before we got in line for the boats. I have to say the boats are super cute. It was hard to peddle the boats at times but it was so much fun. I highly recommend this activity if you are in the area.

Thanks for reading ! Rock on – Christina Epperly