Hello,my bucket list friends OCT. 2019 left us a while ago. That’s means it is time to recap some the things I loved in October 2019.
Things I love OCT. 2019
Making my own puzzle – I had a fun time creating my own puzzle from a blank puzzle I had on my arts and crafts shelf. ( you can read about it HERE)
Pink squishy owl – I love working right next to a CVS ! I get to buy all kinds of fun things inducing this very cute squishy owl.
Doing an escape room for the first time – My awesome cousin invited me to do a escape room with her. It was an exciting experience. ( You can read about it HERE )
Beanie Boo bat – Another fun CVS find . I loved collecting beanie babies as a kid and lately I’ve been growing my collection of the beanie boos ! I was excited to add a cute little bat to my collection !
Thrift shopping – I got to do one of my favorite things more then once this month and I found some pretty great items !
Going to the mall – I went to the mall to get a much needed massage but I also did some shopping while I was there. I bought some fun things at Claire’s one of my favorite stores.
Rock On – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got back home from another adventure to Idaho. Even though I’ve been to Idaho a few times I seem to always find something new to explore each time I visit my grandparents and this time was no different. I can’t wait to tell you more so here we go!
Idaho adventure fall 2019
On OCT. 30th my latest trip to Idaho began. My mom and I landed in Boise around 10 pm. Since our flight got in so late, there wasn’t time to do much that night except for hug my grandparents and reunite with Jewels my grandparents friendly and happy dog. The next day my uncle came over and I mentioned that we were going to Goodwill that day. He suggested that we go to a different Goodwill then we normally go to because it was located next to another thrift store called the Idaho Youth Ranch. Two thrift stores in one parking lot ? I was sold ! We headed to the Goodwill first where I found some amazing items including a Lisa Frank binder, a Mickey Mouse notebook , a large My Little Pony toy, a Mickey Mouse purse , some cool shirts and other things. Then it was on to the next thrift store. At thrift store number two I got a yellow zip up jacket , a My Little Pony DVD a Minnie Mouse shirt that came from one of the Disney parks and a very pretty necklace. After all that shopping we headed to Golden Corral for lunch. I had seen Gold Corral advertisements before but I had never been there myself. The food was pretty good and they had soft serve !! It was a pretty awesome day and that night I handed out lots and lots of Halloween candy ! Now on to the next day !
The next day was also a new month and I was excited for what we had planned that day. We were headed to the Idaho state museum ! The museum had lots to explore. My favorite thing at the museum was the bike tour. There was a bike in front of a TV screen and as you peddled the bike the TV took you on a tour of different places in Idaho. I also enjoyed designing a house on a touch screen , the video about beavers , taking a quiz about Idaho agriculture , getting to move water and leaves on a big touch screen that was made to look like a river, and shopping at the gift shop. After the museum we went to a restaurant that had a yummy buffet with soft serve ! I liked buffets before this trip but now I like them more the ever before. Even after all that fun this day had more fun left to offer. My aunt and uncle live on a farm and that night I was staying at their house. When I got to the farm the fun started right away! I got to walk a goat and run around an arena with a mini horse. I love animals and I had a lot of fun being around animals that I don’t often get to spend time with. That night I watched season 3 of Free Rein one of my favorite shows! This day was packed full of fun and adventure and the next day had even more fun to offer.
The next morning I woke up early , bundled up for the very cold morning and went with my aunt to feed the animals. I liked feeding the barn cats they reminded me of my cats at home. After all the animals got their breakfast it was time for ours. My uncle made pancakes and told me that he likes to melt peanut butter on his pancakes . I love peanut butter so I decided to give it a try. It was so good! After breakfast I got to do something I had’t done in years. Go horseback ridding ! My aunt has two beautiful horses. She let me ride one while she rode the other. My ridding skills were very rusty but I was more then happy to shake off the rust. I had an extremely fun time ridding and I can’t wait until I get another opportunity to ride again. For lunch we went to a Chinese food buffet and yes, I had more soft serve ! We went to Walmart before going back to my grandparents house. I loved seeing all the Christmas stuff that Walmart had. That night I had to pack up my things because our flight left early the next morning. I’m really glad that I got a backpack at the Good Will or I wouldn’t have had room to bring back all my stuff ! At the Airport the next morning I bought some more souvenirs including a new snow globe for my collection. I had a great visit to Idaho and I can’t wait for the next one !
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello,my bucket list friends ! As many of you have probably seen on the news California is experiencing planed power outages due to winds and fire danger. Since I don’t really have anything else to blog about right now, let’s talk about the power outage here we go !
Power outage life !
Here’s the thing I’ve lived in the mountains my whole life. I’m no stranger to power outages , fallen trees and even fallen power poles. When I heard about the planned power outage I wasn’t really that upset about it, I wasn’t excited about it of course but since I’m used to power outages and many people in my neighborhood including my family have generators I knew how things would go. This is the second time we have been effected by the scheduled outages. The first time was about a week ago and lasted for a day. With this outage we are going on day four. Yes, it is inconvenient even with our generator there are things we can’t do such as wash clothes and use the microwave. We also have to turn the generator of at night because it is on the noisy side but hey that’s what flash lights are for. Other then that life has pretty much continued on as normal. I know for the people who don’t have generators things have been harder for them but overall things feel pretty much the same. I do hope that these scheduled outages stop soon so the news can talk about something else maybe even something happy. I know that’s very unlikely but a girl can dream!
Rock on – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! At summer camp many years ago I remember doing a make your on puzzle activity and really enjoying it. A while ago I bought my own blank puzzle to decorate. Yesterday I decided to turn my blank puzzle into a work of art. I can’t wait to tell you about my own personalized puzzle so here we go !
My very own puzzle!
The blank puzzle had been sitting on my arts and crafts shelf for awhile and I decided that yesterday was the day to turn it from blank to colorful. I chose to use sharpie markers to decorate my puzzle. I wan’st sure what to draw at first . I was deciding between an under water seen and a classic sunny day seen. I decided on a sunny day picture it was a sunny day after all! I started by drawing a smiling sunshine in the corner. After that my creativity went wild as I drew flowers,balloons, butterflies, and more ! As I worked to fill up as much blank space as possible I began to love my puzzle more and more! It was a bit difficult to draw on the puzzle pieces where they connected but overall I really enjoyed making my own puzzle and I love the way it turned out. I would totally buy another blank puzzle. If you are looking for a fun and easy project to do I highly recommend this. I got mine at Michaels but they are available other places as well. Rock On – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got to do one of my favorite things arts and crafts kits ! I can’t wait to tell you what I created this time so here we go !
Arts and crafts fun Oct. 2019
Disney glitter globe kit – I’ve been eyeing this kit at for a while and I finally picked it up. They had a few princess to chose from. I chose Ariel .When it came time to put the globe together there was a lack of directions but I kind of figured it out. It was hard to put the stickers in and I couldn’t figure out how to secure the background on. It looked ok when I finished it but it did leak a bit. This craft kit was a difficult to put together but I’m glad I tried it!
Sand art kit – I love doing sand art I remember doing it when I was a kid. I found this kit at Target. It came with two plastic molds for sand art. One was a large moon and the other was a shooting star that could be put on a necklace. They included a string for the shooting star necklace. I found the kit fun and easy to use . I really liked the way my art turned out. Instructions were included in this kit but I found it easy to use even with out them. This was my favorite kit out of the three I used this time.
My Little Pony pop outz ! – This simple kit came with two ponies and three markers. The ponies came with little stands so you could display your art when you finished. I used some of my own markers to color the ponies as well as the ones that came with the kit. I enjoyed coloring them and I’m happy with the way they tuned out.
Rock On – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently had my first experience with an escape room and I can’t wait to tell you about it so here we go !
My first escape room
My cousin had gotten some tickets to an escape room but the person she was planning on going with wouldn’t be able to go until after the tickets expired so she asked me to join her on this adventure. Escape rooms have been popular for a while now but I hadn’t had the chance to experience one yet. When we got to the escape room I was both nervous and excited! When we were in the waiting room I was happy to see that there were other people joining us for this adventure the more minds the better. I don’t want to give any thing away but it was quite challenging . You really have to work together to complete all the puzzles. We had an hour to complete all the puzzles and escape and I’m happy to say that we did it ! We didn’t have much time left but we still won ! It was an interesting and exciting experience. I would do an escape room again.
Rock On – Christina Epperly
In the waiting room before we made our escape !