New American Girl books!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m a big fan of American Girl Books and every year American Girl Comes out with a new girl of the year doll and with that doll they make books! On Saturday after work I went to Barns and Noble and got both of the new American Girl books. The girl of the year for 2021 is named Kira and she helps to rescue wildlife. I can’t wait to read both of her books! I also got a My Little Pony book that is five books in one and a book about Disney World. What books have you gotten lately.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Breyer horse art kit

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently did a really cool art kit. I love Breyer horses and when I saw this art kit I knew I would enjoy it. This craft kit is a simple painting art kit. I’ve done other kits similar to this one. However I liked that this kit had bigger paint containers then other kits I’ve used. It is also worth noting that the horse figure and the paint in this kit seemed to be high quality. It’s no surprise but I enjoyed this craft kit and I love the horse figure I painted.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

January 2021 book club pick

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I know I’m late getting this post up but here it is! For this year’s first book club book, I decided to choose a book that I got at Goodwill. It’s called amazing acrobats and it’s written by meredith Costain and illustrated by Danielle McDonald. This book is part of a series called Olivia’s secret scribbles. This is the first book I’ve ever read in this series. However I can tell you that I am enjoying it already and I can’t wait to discuss it with you when I finish reading it.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Best bath bomb so far !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I want to really work on slowing down this year and taking time to relax. One of the ways I’ve been doing that is by taking relaxing baths. I’ve gotten more and more into using bath bombs. I ordered a four bath bombs online from this company called Two Sisters Spa. I used one of the bath bombs I ordered from there last night and it is the best bath bomb I’ve used so far. It’s smelled like candy, turned the water a beautiful blue color and it had a unicorn toy inside! I can’t wait to try the other bath bombs that I ordered from them.

First Savers haul of 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends ! On Saturday after work, I decided to go to Savers to see what treasures I could find. My favorite thing to get at Savers is books. Their books are priced really well and they always seem to have a lot of them. When my mom and I got to the store there was a line outside but when we made it in we headed right for the book section. I found nine books this time plus two Barbie dolls and a big bag of beads. My mom also got some books. My favorite thing that I got is a Bennie Baby collector’s book from the 90’s. Overall it was a good thrift shopping trip.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club discussion December 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know I’m super late with this post but here it finally is ! Our book for December was Barbie a perfect Christmas by Marilyn Easton. This book was truly a light hearted and fun read. I’m excited to discuss it with you but 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!

Light Heart book club discussion December 2020

My favorite part of the book – My favorite part of this book was reading the parts about the dogs. I’m easily distracted by dogs even in books!

My least favorite part of the book – In the beginning of the book, Barbie and her sisters were on a plane that had to make an unscheduled landing. That would be a scary situation to be in.

Activity – Snow played a big part in the plot of this story. A fun a simple craft that goes along with this book ,is making paper snowflakes. I did this during blogmas you can read about it HERE.

Barbie color reveal doll

Hello, my bucket list friends! In my last post I mentioned that I got my first Barbie color reveal doll on my recent trip to target. Well ,today was the day I decided to see which Barbie mermaid doll was hiding in that tube. Now, I have to admit I was confused as to how this all worked. I looked at the instructions and for some reason I thought you kept the doll in the bag when you put her it water . When I realized that was not right I took the doll out of the bag , I realized the whole point was to wash the dye off the doll to see which one you got. After I got it all figured out , I saw that the mermaid doll thay I got was winter themed with blue and white hair. She also had snowflakes on her top and and blue tail. I liked the accessories she came with especially her necklace. I really like the color reveal dolls and I already want to get another one.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

target adventure January 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Yesterday, my friend Amy and I went to Target. One of my favorite places in Target is the Dollar section. When we arrived to that section of the store, I was happy to see all the new items that they had there. The dollar section was packed full of fun things including a lot of Valentine’s day items. Some of my favorite things that I got from the dollar section were a Valentine’s day advent calendar, three craft kits, and animal figures that were dressed up! As we continued our adventure through Target I finally deiced to get a Barbie color reveal doll. I’ve had my eye one these dolls for a while and I can’t wait to reveal which doll I got. Also I can’t finish this post without telling you about the cute socks that I got. I got three pairs one has turtles on it , one has coffer mugs and the other has fuzzy sloths! Needless to say it was a fun shopping trip!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

First thrift trip of 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends last month I shared my last thrift shopping trip of 2020 with all of you. Now, It’s time to talk about my first thrift shopping trip of 2021. On January first I went to the same goodwill that I had gone to for my pervious thrift trip. They were having a new years sale so I was curious to see what deals I could find. I went later in the afternoon and I was happy to see that there was not a line outside. There was a good amount of empty shelf space just like the last time I was there. However I still found some great items. Some of my favorite finds from this trip are a picture frame craft kit, a lunch box that has the same pattern has my purse, and a TY beanie baby turtle. I also got a shirt that was originally from Old Navy. I can’t wait to rock it this year!

Thanks for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

2020 goals how did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends ! In my last post I set my goals for 2021. However I wanted to review my goals for 2020 . Let’s get to it!

2020 goals

Draw at least one picture every week – I didn’t stick to the one drawing a week but I did draw a lot this year . I’ll call this one a win!

listen to audio books for 3 hours each week – I didn’t stick to the weekly rule on this one either. I listened to audio books somewhat but not as much as I would have liked to.

Read two or more books each month – I completed my Good Reads challenge of reading 25 books this year! I’m really happy about this one!

build up my saving accounts – last year wasn’t a great year for that but I have a good feeling about this year.

Hang out with a friend at least once a month – I don’t think this happened every month but I was able to do a few friend hang outs .

Complete the monthly step challenge on Samsung Health each month – I was doing good until July . I’ll see how I do this year.

Thanks for reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly