products I’m loving right now

Hello , my bucket list friends ! I’m always  amazed towards the end of the year at how fast everything has gone by but we still have a little bit of 2018 left ! I thought that it would be fun to tell you about some of the products I’m enjoying right now  at the end of 2018. Let’s get to it !

*I’m not sponsored by any of the products below all opinions are my own !

Nature’s truth essential oil blend Lavender spray

I talked about this some in my pervious blog post( you can read about it here ) but I wanted to give some more information about it . I got this particular brand at Walgreens and I having really been loving it . It’s so relaxing and calming. It’s a good thing that I can keep with me to help keep stress away ! I also like using it before bed time .

 

Shea Moisture extra dry skin body lotion

I’ve been having very dry hands lately and this lotion has been a life saver or should I say a hand saver !  I love how thick and creamy this product is . Shea Moisture offers many other products . It’s also a cruelty free brand ( no animal testing ) I want to get more Shea Moisture products in the future .

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Celestial seasoning peppermint tea

I’ve wrote on this blog before about how much I love peppermint ! ( you can read about it here and here ) Also in this cold weather it helps to have a nice warm drink. This tea is prefect for cold weather and peppermint lovers.

Free prints

I love the app free prints ! It is a wonderful app that I use to get the pictures on my phone printed and sent to me . I’ve used the app a good amount of times and the prices are great ! You pretty much just pay for shipping. If I need a picture printed I know just where to go ! img_20181119_105138

 

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

I love Lavender ! ( especially when times are tough )

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I consider myself to be a very open and honest person.  I have talked about my struggle with OCD on this blog before . The truth is things have been hard for me lately . My depression was acting up a few weeks ago . I became exhausted from everyday life. All I wanted to do was sleep . I became more prone to panic attacks .Then things really got bad when a friend of mine died unexpectedly . Since then I’ve had more panic attacks and even some chest pain . There lots of things that I do to help me through a hard times. Such as getting enough sleep,( but not too much) working out , praying , and writing .  Lately I’ve been getting more into essential oils . One of my favorite essential oils is Lavender it is so calming and relaxing . I’ve been using it the past few days or so and it is amazing ! It helps to calm me down very quickly ! I got some in a spray bottle that I can carry with me and use it as needed . I know that there are other kinds of essential oils that can be helpful for stress as well but for now lavender is my go to for stress relief !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Check out my poems !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s obvious that I love to blog but I also enjoy writing pomes!  I had been posting my pomes on other sites but I thought it would be a good idea to bring my poetry to my blog .I added a new page to this blog . To see it go the home page there is a new tab at the top that says my poems just click on that tab to read my poems . I plan on adding more pomes soon ! I really love to write and I’m very excited to share my poems with all of you !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Hello bubble gum troll

Hello , my bucket list friends ! In My last blog last blog post I wrote about some fun and happy things that have happened to me this month but one thing happened after I started writing the post so here is a fun blog post about a new a friend that came in the mail .

Hello, bubble gum troll

 

Last month when I was I playing Candy Crush there was a pop up about a bubble gum troll plush . It said I could get one sent to me free I thought I was going to have to pay for shipping but nope it was completely free . On Wednesday November 7th a very cute and smiling Bubble Gum troll plush arrived ! I love his big happy smile he is so cute ! I’m very happy to have a happy Bubble Gum troll friend !

 

Early November fun and happy things

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s hard for me to believe that it already November. I don’t have any big plans this month but things have gotten off to a pretty good start and I can’t wait to tell you all about it ! Here are 5 awesome things that have happened in November so far .

 

 

 

Early November fun and happy things

  1. Finding a Lisa Frank paint kit at a thrift store – My mom and I were looking around a local thrift shop and I found this amazing Lisa Frank paint kit at a really good price and I just had to get it . The next day after I got it , I had a really fun time painting I loved using the stamps .

2.Going to see the Nutcracker and the Four Realms – I’ve wanted to see this movie ever since I saw a preview for it . The day after it came out I got to see it and it didn’t disappoint ! It was a fun adventure movie and I recommend going to see it .

3.Peppermint is everywhere ! – As wrote about in another blog post (you can read it here ) I love peppermint ! I keep seeing so many fun peppermint treats . I love getting peppermint mochas from Starbucks and this year I’ve discovered peppermint drumsticks ! I can’t wait to see what other peppermint treats I will try this year .

4. New laptop! – I’m so excited to announce that I finally got a new laptop ! Mine broke earlier this year and I’ve been missing having one so much ! I’m so happy to have one again!

5. A very cute squirrel ate my pumpkin – Last month I got a pumpkin and a squirrel has been eating it . I actually  saw the squirrel next to the pumpkin today it was so cute ! I’m happy that I could provide a treat for the squirrel !

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The end of the great refrigerator saga of 2018

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Some of you may recall a post I wrote in September about our refrigerator breaking and all the problems that we had trying to get it fixed then trying to get it replaced . ( you can read about it here ) At the end of that post the issue was still on going although we did get a mini refrigerator as a temporary fix but the saga continued until October 31st when we finally got a new refrigerator ! Now it’s time for the happy ending !

 

The end of the great refrigerator saga of 2018

After another failed delivery and feeling like we may never get a new refrigerator October 31st was the day we finally go a new one ! It was a long stressful road but at last it had a happy ending ! The new fridge is up and running and I’m ready for a new box of Ice cream bars! It’s so great to buy whatever I want at the store without worrying about fitting everything into the mini refrigerator . After not having a full sized refrigerator since August I’m very happy to have one now ! Here are some pictures of our new beautiful refrigerator.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Life after vacation

Hello, my bucket list friends ! being a bucket lister often means having a love of travel and adventure and boy do I love both of those things ! Well there is something I haven’t really written about before but it happens to me all the time . Most of the time whenever I come back from vacation I get after vacation blues . It’s hard to go from being on an amazing vacation where every day is an adventure to going back to the same old stuff. I know I’m not the only one that has this problem I looked it up . I hope by sharing my experiences with after vacation life I will be able to help some one else who has the same problem . Let’s get to it !

 

 

 

Life after vacation

When a vacation ends I have mixed feelings . On one hand I’m excited to go back home see my friends , family ,cats and sleep in my own bed again but On the other hand I can’t believe it’s over already ! As the saying goes time flies when you’re having fun and that is so true when it comes to vacations. For me though going back home is easy compared to getting back into the everyday routine of life . All throughout the day I keep thinking about how I wish I could just travel and blog all the time but I know that won’t being happening soon . Even though it might some day ! The thing that works best for me is to try to focus on positive things like all the fun stuff I did on vacation ! Lately when I have been feeling upset I replay the moment in my head when I met Alice Cooper and before I know it I’m smiling ! I also like telling other people about my vacation it’s almost like I’m back on vacation . Another thing that can help me cope with after vacation depression is to treat myself  a week ago I bought this really cute stuffed dinosaur at Walgreens ! They are starting to put their Christmas items out so there where a lot of cute animals to choose from ,getting a new stuffed animal gave me a little does of happiness that was much needed . I also try to focus on the everyday things that bring me joy such as watching one of my favorite shows , waking up with cats on my bed , and the yummy soup that I get from the store by my work . It may take some time but before I know it I’m back in the swing of things and looking forward to my next adventure ! To sum all this up I’ve made a list below of my life after vacation tips .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Tips for getting back to normal life after an amazing vacation

 

  1. Think about positive memories it can be from the vacation you just got from or  from another happy time in your life .
  2. Treat yourself ! Eat your favorite foods or buy yourself something new and exciting like a new outfit or a stuffed dinosaur. 🙂
  3. Make a list of all things you enjoy about every day life .
  4. plan your next adventure.
  5. Tell others about your fun vacation it may just inspire their next trip !

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