Springtime thoughts

Hello,my bucket list friends! Happy spring! I’m so excited that summer is just right around the corner. However spring is my second favorite season. I’m loving the sunny days. Anyways I thought it would be fun to share the springtime adventures that I’ve had so far with all of you here we go!

Easter was awesome ! – I had a great Easter this year. I got to help out with the egg hunt at my church. I had a fun time hiding the eggs and I got to participate in the egg hunt as well. After church we went to my cousin’s house. And I got to do another egg hunt there too. We also did an egg and spoon race. It was a great day with some great people.

I went to a Goodwill that I’d never been to before. – while running some errands in an area I don’t visit often, I saw a Goodwill that I hadn’t seen before. The next day after work I went to check it out. It was smaller then the one I have been going to. However it was full of a lot of treasures. I got three more Beanie Babies to add to my collection, a Barbie closet to help me store my doll clothes, a Lion King picture frame, four puzzles in one box,two books and some clothes. My mom found a lot of clothes that she liked. It was a very successful thrift shopping trip.

I went to the Dollar Tree last weekend – I went shopping at Dollar tree last Saturday and I got some really great items including playdough,socks, some toys, and a bunch of other awesome things. Dollar Tree will always be one of my favorite places.

Last night’s dinner – yesterday I went to dinner with my family and my cousin. my cousin showed us a restaurant that we had never been to before. It was really good I had some amazing veggie pizza.

Thanks for reading! I’m excited to see what the rest of spring brings but I’m especially excited for summer!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light heart bookclub pick April 2021

Hello my bucket list friends! It’s time to announce our next book club pick. I looked at some of the many unread books in my room and I decided on one that I got at a thrift store in Idaho. Our book this month is My secret guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder. This book looks like its gonna be a lot of fun to read. I can’t wait to discuss it with all of you at the end of the month. Happy reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Another adventure with Barbie color reveal!

Hello, my buck list friends! It’s time for another Barbie color reveal post! This time I got two different dolls. One was from a series that I have bought before. The other one was the smaller Chelsea doll. The process to reveal the dolls was as exciting as always. The Chelsea doll came with a really cool rainbow ponytail. And a fun a colorful outfit. As for the Barbie doll. I was really hoping that I wouldn’t get the same one that I already had from this series. I’m happy to say that I didn’t get the same doll that I already had. The doll I got was mainly dressed in blue I got the purple from this series last time. I’m happy with both of these dolls and I hope to get another Chelsea doll soon.

Thanks for reading

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love March 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! Another month has gone right on by! I can’t believe how fast this year is going. It’s time to take a look back at March’s highlights. Here we go!

Starting a new job- I made The decision to go back into childcare this month. I got a job at a great childcare center and so far I’m really enjoying it.

Barbie color reveal – I really love the Barbie color reveal toys. Every time I buy one I get really excited to see which doll or sometimes even animal I got. In fact I just bought some more Barbie color reveal products a few days ago and I can’t wait to see what dolls I have. ( You can read about the color reveal products I wrote about last month HERE)

Wellie wisher dolls – I was super excited that I found some Wellie Wisher dolls at Goodwill. These dolls are expensive to buy new so I was excited to find them for a great price. You can read about it HERE)

Painting – I got to do two really fun painting craft kits in March. You can read about it HERE)

So there you have it The things I loved in March 2021. I hope you guys are all having a great new month so far. Thanks for reading.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club discussion Feb. 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I finally finished February book club book. Our book was Kira Down Under by Erin Teagan. This the first book for the American Girl of the year for 2021. I can’t wait to tell you about about the book. As always there is just one more thing. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s get into our discussion!

My favorite part of the book – I loved reading about the start of Kira’s Australian adventure! She was so excited to meet the animals at the wildlife rescue. As someone who loves animals I can only imagine how exciting that would be. I also loved that Kira made a friend that loved animals as much as she did.

My least favorite part of the book was when Kira’s aunt had to go to the hospital. That must have been so scary for Kira to watch.

Overall view of the book – I enjoyed reading this book especially because I love animals. I liked how most of the story was set at an animal rescue. I would recommend this book especially for people who love animals.

For this books activity. I suggest you check out a wildlife rescue center if there’s one close to you. Pretty recently I visited the one near me when I found an injured rat.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Photo fun with polish

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently downloaded this photo editing app called polish. It’s so much fun! They offer all kinds of backgrounds stickers and more! If you want to have fun with your photos I recommend giving this app a try! Here are some of my creations.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light heart bookclub update

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know it may seem like it but I have not forgotten about the bookclub. I have been slowly making my way through February’s book. I hope to finish it this weekend. I thought I would use this post to choose March’s book club pick. Since March is almost over I decided to go with a book that would be easy to read quickly. I enjoy the Candy Fairies book series. I have been able to find more candy fairy books at thrift stores. The book I’ll be reading this month is the Chocolate Rose by Helen Perelman. Happy reading everyone!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

More bath bomb fun !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I don’t know if using bath bombs is considered a hobby or not but if it is it’s definitely my new hobby! On a trip to Target I got this really cool sparkly bath bomb shaped like a bear. It was also one of the bath bombs that came with a surprise inside. This is the first bath bomb that I’ve used that is coved in glitter. When I first held it the glitter came off very easily. I was curious to see if this bath bomb would leave me covered in glitter or not. When I first touched the bath bomb it did leave a lot of glitter behind. However after I put it in the water the glitter seemed to loose it’s stickiness. I did take a shower after my bath so that could have washed it off but anyways the glitter didn’t seem to be much of a problem. The prize inside was a squishy heart toy. I’ve also been using a lot of bath bombs from two sisters spa. I just keep ordering these super fun bath bombs I love getting the ones that have prizes inside. I also like that they make bubbles as well.

My latest thrift shopping fun!

Hello, my bucket list friends! Going thrift shopping has quickly become of my favorite hobbies. I’ve been working on building up my beanie baby collection. I had so many when I was a kid and I wish I would have kept them. Anyways I’m also on the lookout for books from American Girl and Mary-kate and Ashley. I’ve been pretty successful with finding items that I’m interested in adding to my collection. I wanted to share my two latest thrift shopping trips with you. The first one was in Saturday to a local thrift store they have very limited hours so I don’t get to go very much. However I did have some time before my shift on Saturday so I was able to go look for some treasures. I found some Mary-Kate and Ashley books as well as an American girl book. I also found it a bag that had some Beanie Babies in it. Some other finds from that thrift shopping trip were a Barbie doll, some stickers and a bag of hair scrunchies. The next thrift shopping trip I wanted to tell you about took place on Tuesday. I had to get some shirts for my new job but of course I had to look for some fun items to add to my collection as well. I was excited to find two wellie wisher dolls from American Girl they had been well played with and needed some TLC but I was still very excited to have found them. I also found some really awesome ’90s Beanie babies to add to my collection. I was really hoping to find some while I was there and I was not disappointed. I also got a pink basket for Easter as well as some books including a Disney trivia book. What are some fun things that you have found while through shopping?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My bankruptcy story

Hello, my bucket list friends. Last month I received my official bankruptcy discharge. Meaning that’s it’s all behind me now. However I thought that it would be helpful for me to share my story with all of you. When you first read the title of this post you may be thinking,why would someone want the whole world to know that they went bankrupt? My answer is this. We all go through hard times in life that’s just the reality. While it is important to have a good attitude we can’t ignore the low points. Also I want to help to remove the stigma that bankruptcy can have. Going through bankruptcy does not say anything about you as a person. There is a reason bankruptcy laws exist. With that being said, let’s talk about what got me to this point in the first place. There are three main factors that caused me to file for bankruptcy. The first one being my poor budgeting skills and overspending. I know I mentioned in another blog post how I didn’t regret my debt because of the experiences it brought me. However when it was combined with the other things I’m going to mention it was very hard to manage. The second reason was medical bills. There were two visits to the ER that really added to my debt one of them got sent to collections. The third reason was I took a job where I thought I was going to be getting more hours then I actually ended up getting. I eventually got a 2nd job but the lack of income took it’s toll on my finances. It took me a long time for me to decide to file for bankruptcy. At first I was completely against it. When I decided that bankruptcy was the right choice, I knew I was going to need a lawyer to help me. Luckily I found a really great one and he helped make things go smoothly. It was stressful at times getting all the paperwork together but overall it was not that bad. I was nervous when the day of my bankruptcy hearing arrived. Because of Covid-19 bankruptcy hearings are now done over the phone. I was getting anxious listing to some of the people that went before me. When it was my turn I was very nervous but I felt better knowing that my lawyer was on the call with me . He had talked to me the day before to help me prepare for the hearing. After answering a few questions it was over. I was so happy that none of my creditors showed up. Bankruptcy is behind me now the main consequence of filing for bankruptcy was a low credit score. However that is already on its way back up. I’m happy to have a fresh start. Feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments.

Rock On – Christina Epperly