Welcome to my nightmares

Hello, my bucket list friends! This post is gonna sound a little strange but I am an artist after all. Last month I went to an Alice Cooper concert. During the the show he wished the audience horrific nightmares. This got me thinking can you make yourself have nightmares? I’ve also realized that it’s been years since I’ve had a real nightmare. I’ve had odd dreams but nothing terrifying. So I set out on a quest to give myself nightmares. I started off by asking my friend Google how to give myself nightmares. One of the first things that I read was a wiki how page ( You can read it HERE) I tried to follow the tips such as eating spicy food and sleeping on my stomach. I took vitamin B and watched horror movies. In a strange turn of events it turns out that I like some horror movies. I was still hoping that they would give me nightmares but no such luck. I experienced at least one dream that I would classifie as odd but not a real nightmare. There was one night I tried everything I could think of. I took vitamin B and melatonin at the same time and I watched a true crime documentary right before bed and…….. I didn’t have any nightmares! What’s wrong with me ? Like for real why can’t I have nightmares? When I got sick I thought I might have some nightmares since my sleep schedule was all over the place but that did not happen either.Anyways, since I was unsuccessful in this quest I thought I would share some interesting dreams and nightmares I’ve had in the past. It’s been a while but I want to say probably around five plus years ago that I had a bunch of dreams about being a criminal. Now, it was nothing violent I was usually a thief of some kind. One dream that stands out to me ,was one where I was running down a road holding a large suite case filled with cash. I have no idea where I got the suite case from or where I was trying to run to but I knew that the police where looking for me. It was then that I saw a police officer with his young son in a driveway and I made the decision to turn myself in. I remember the officer being shocked when I walked up to him and the dream ended with me getting arrested. Another dream I had that followed this pattern was one that took place in some kind of fantasy universe. I was standing in front of a long table and behind the table was a woman who was either a judge or a ruler of some kind.On the table was a device that was used for punishment. It was a container that you stuck your hand into and it would shock you. What stands out about this dream was the fact that I remembered a quote from it. As I was standing behind the table the woman asked me if I was scared. I gave the following reply. “No, I’m a criminal, it’s not like this is the first time I’ve been punished.” Now, this was not something that I would say in real life so it was a surprising thing to dream. Other dreams I had the follow this pattern include a dream about running from law enforcement through a mall and another dream about spending a night in jail. As for the nightmares I had when I was younger I remember one pretty clearly. The was a rattle snake in a cottage cheese container in my backyard and it was biting me. It bit me a total of three times and according to my nightmare that meant I was gonna die from it. Another nightmare I remember having when I was young is one where I got some kind of cut that couldn’t be healed and it was going to eventually lead to my death. These nightmares do have some similarities. However, I curious to see what kind of nightmares my mind would come up with now that I’m in my thirties but I guess my brain is done with having nightmares .Well at least for now it is.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

So yeah …..I got sick !

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know the title of this post gets pretty straight to the point but on Sunday I got really sick. It started on Saturday with a little bit of congestion,then on Sunday I was very congested and I felt really bad. I had no energy and things got worse. I’ll save you from the details but let’s just say the rug had to be taken outside and blasted with a hose. I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I was so low on energy that I could not even blog. However,I’m improving now. I’m not totally better yet but much better then I was. I was even able to take a bath with bath bombs yesterday. I’m looking forward to being myself again! Thanks for reading and I hope all of you are staying well.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My new Build a Bear friend

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday, I went to Build a Bear Workshop after work. It had been a while since I had made a new friend at Build a Bear. I really wanted want to welcome a new bear into my collection. I had looked on Build a Bear’s website before I walked into the store. I had a few ideas for what plush I wanted to choose but I had not decided for sure. There were a lot of great plush animals to choose from. At first I wanted to get the Crayola Bear, but I ended up choosing the rainbow sparkle bear that has cute sparkly paws. After stuffing my new bear I went to look for the perfect outfit for her. After looking around for a little while I chose a two piece outfit that had a daisy on the shirt. When it came time to name my new friend, I hadn’t chosen a name already but I found the perfect one for her. I named my new friend Daisy Rainbow. I love how bright and colorful she is and her outfit is super cute! Going to Build a Bear Workshop was the perfect way to start my weekend. I don’t think it matters how old I get, I will still love going to Build a Bear Workshop. Thanks for reading!

Rock On! – Christina Epperly

Happy flower drawing!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I wanted to do a quick post to share my latest work of art with you! On Tuesday I drew a colorful flower with a happy face! It’s a very simple but a very cute picture. I’m happy with it and the flower is happy too! Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Savers,Target and Mother’s day!

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for another weekend in review post. This weekend  started by me doing one of my favorite things. when I got off of work on Friday ,My mom and I went thrift shopping at Savers. I got some awesome things for my collection including three Barbie dolls and a lot of Barbie movies. ( You can read more about it HERE) after thrift shopping I went to Safeway. I got a big cupcake that had pretty pink frosting on it. It was a good way to start the weekend. On Saturday I made another work of art with my paint sticks . ( You can read about it HERE ) we went out to dinner with family on Saturday but first we made a stop at Starbucks. After that we went to Target. At Target I got my first Barbie Extra doll! I love her hair so much! Her outfit is also amazing! I also got some bath bombs that have prizes inside. Other items I got include light up bathtub toys and kinetic sand. It was a fun trip to Target and an overall good day. Sunday was mother’s day! We started off the day by going to church and ended the day by going to a fancy dinner. In between church and dinner I went to Starbucks ,went on a walk and took a bath with two very cute bath bombs. Dinner was amazing the picture I took of my dinner turned out amazing. It looked like a picture from a magazine.

Thanks for reading about my weekend!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Cupcake art !

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday, I used my paint sticks again to create another piece of art. I didn’t know what I wanted to make at first so once again I turned to pintrest for inspiration. I decided to make a cupcake after finding easy step by step directions. I had a fun time drawing a huge cupcake with dots on it’s wrapper. The cherry on top is super cute. I’m glad that was included with in the instructions because it made the picture just a little better. I wonder what I will make next.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Two more thrift shopping adventures

Hello, my bucket list friends. Yesterday and the day before I went thrift shopping. I found some great items and I’m excited to tell you more about it so here we go. On Thursday I went to my favorite local Goodwill location. I was so happy when I saw this Barbie ornament from the 90s. It was still in the original box. Another item I found that got me excited was a color your own squishy toys art kit! I had a kit from this same brand before but this kit had different squishy toys in it. Other highlights include a mug from 1986, and a dog purse! Yesterday day after work I started off my weekend by going to Savers. When I got there I headed right to the toy section. I was happy to see that there were a good amount of dolls to chose from. I ended up getting three Barbie dolls. My favorite doll I got is pearl beach barbie. she still had her super cute earrings on and her blue bathing suit too! I also got a lot of Barbie movies. It looked like a whole collection of Barbie movies had been donated. I kept finding ones that I wanted to add to my collection. Some of the other things I got were two American Girl books, a bag of Disney Parks buttons ,a flip fllop pin, and new ear buds! Thank you for reading about my thrift shopping adventures!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Hello, happy frog!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Art is one of thoes things that puts me in a good mood! Tuesday night I decided to use the paint sticks that I got at Michaels on Saturday to draw a picture. I didn’t know what to draw at first so I went to to pintrest for some inspiration. After looking around on Pintrest for a while I decided to draw a frog. I found very easy directions on how to draw a frog. I followed the directions and I’m so happy with the way my picture turned out. It is so whimsical and happy looking! I’m so glad I got thoes paint sticks at Michaels. I’m excited to make more pictures with them.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love April 2022

Hello, my bucket list friends! The month of April is over and gone already. It really feels like this year is going by extreamly fast. Before I know it I’ll be doing my year in review post! However we are not there yet. Now is the time to take a look back on all the awesome things I loved in April 2022.

Alice Cooper concert- This was for sure the biggest highlight of my month! It had been way too long since I went to a concert and I’m always in the mood to see Alice Cooper! This was truly a wonderful night! ( You can read more about it HERE)

Going to the Goodwill outlet – I’m so thrilled to say that I crossed an item off my bucket list this month. It was definitely an interesting experience. You can read more about it by clicking the link above.

Five Below – On the same road trip that took me to the Alice Cooper concert, I went shopping at Five Below. I don’t get to go this store hardly at all and it was really a great treat to get to go shopping here this month. You can read more about it by using the same link above.

Bath bombs from Etsy – I got some super amazing bath bombs from Etsy this month. They all had fun prizes inside of them! ( You can read about it HERE)

Jewel hair mermaid Barbie- I added this amazing doll to my collection this month. I got her from Ebay for a good price. Her hair is beautiful and so is her outfit. I’m very happy to have this beautiful 90’s doll in my collection.

Easter fun – I had a great time celebrating Easter this year! ( You can read about it HERE)

A fun trip to Target- I did a good amount of shopping this month but this trip to Target was a lot of fun! ( You can read about it HERE)

Instacart- I got three instacart deliveries this month! There where some toys and other fun items included in the deliveries! ( You can read more about it HERE and HERE)

Thanks for reading about my month. I hope you all have a wonderful May.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

And another weekend gone …..

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time to morn the loss of yet another weekend. There are some who say that we should focus of the happy memories and not the loss. For this post I think that’s a great idea! Let’s start by talking about Friday. On Friday we got surprised with some really awesome cookies at my work! I got a confetti cookie it was so happy looking and it was also really yummy! After work I went to the Dollar Tree. I was excited to see that they already had some of their summer items out. My favorite item that I got that day was a pack of summer themed trivia cards. Some of the questions are really easy but some are really interesting. Some other things I got at the Dollar Tree included some squishy toys, a My Little Pony sticker set, and some paint! It was a good way to start the weekend. On Saturday I had my first marketing class through my voice acting school. It was really interesting and I look forward to the other sessions. I also got to go to a store that I love and that store is Michaels. I’m very creative person so I love stores that are filled with art supplies. I got some really fun things at Michaels including two packages of wooden animal shaped ornaments, a wooden pineapple, paint sticks, stickers, and beads shaped like sea animals. However my favorite thing that I bought at Michaels was a TY squishy beanie leppard toy! It is so soft and squishy I love it so much! After shopping we went to Starbucks! I got an iced coffee and a cake pop! Later that day I went back into town and walked on one of my favorite trails. After that I went to 7-Eleven and got a slurpee. That night I a took a bath with bath bombs! On Sunday I went to Starbucks again but the big highlight of the day was going to a restaurant to celebrate my cousin’s birthday! It was a pretty great weekend!

Rock On- Christina Epperly