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

More Barbie color reveal!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m excited to write this post. I’ve really become a fan of the Barbie color reveal line. Recently I got two more Barbie color reveal dolls and two Barbie color reveal Easter pets. I had a lot of fun seeing what dolls and pets I got. The first doll I revealed had pink hair and polka dots on her clothes. Also her earrings were awesome! The 2nd doll I got was another mermaid doll. She has green and purple hair and a nighttime sky theme. I love both of my new color reveal dolls. As for the Easter pets the process was very similar but except for coming in plastic tubes they came in plastic eggs. After you used warm water to reveal the pets you got you then had to attach the ears to really confirm which animal it was I got two bunnies. I Hope they keep making the Barbie color reveal dolls.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Painting magnets and a tea set

Hello, my buck list friends! I buy so many craft kits and can’t keep up with all of them. However I recently completed two of them. One was a kit where you paint your own wooden magnets the other one was a tiny tea set that you could paint. I love doing craft kits where you can paint an object without having to build or make anything first. Of course there’s nothing wrong with building or making something it can be a lot of fun. I just like to dive right into the painting part. The wooden magnets were all sea animals. It was fun to paint the smiling sea creatures and I really like the way they turned out. I got this craft kit at Savers and I’m very happy that I did. The next craft kit I got at a local toy store. I remember getting a craft kit similar to this when I was younger but that one was a larger tea set. This one was so tiny and cute. I decided to paint smiley faces on the tea set along with some dots. I like mixing colors when. I paint and I thinks it makes things look really cool. I wonder what arts and craft kit I will do next ?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love February 2021

Hello my bucket list friends! Another month has flown right by us. It is time to look back on February’s highlights. Here we go!

Visiting Idaho – I had a great time visiting family in Idaho this month. I also enjoyed seeing the Titanic exhibit and going thrift shopping in Idaho. You can read about it HERE , HERE, HERE and HERE.

Bath bombs – My love for bath bombs keeps growing stronger! I also got my first Lush bath bomb this month and it was amazing! You can read more about my Lush bath bomb HERE.

My 2nd Barbie color reveal doll – I was very happy to get my 2nd color reveal doll this month. It’s so much fun to see what doll you got! ( You can read about it HERE)

Coca-cola coffee- I enjoyed trying this for the first time this month. ( You can read about it HERE)

A fun day with my friend and my mom – I had a fun time going to Goodwill and going on a hike with two of my favorite people this month. ( You can read about it HERE)

Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My 2nd Barbie color reveal doll!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m excited to tell you about the 2nd Barbie color reveal doll that I got. I was very happy with my first doll so I decided to get another one and I’m so happy that I did! With this doll I knew how to correctly reveal the doll so it was a little easier than last time. The doll I got was mostly purple I like how you attached her hair after you revealed the doll. I look forward to getting another color reveal doll soon!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

The good things on my mind

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know we often have a tendency to focus on the negative things in life. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to focus on the positive things in life. I thought it would be fun to put my positive thoughts into a blog post so here it is!

Bath bombs and bows – On a trip to the mall I got some great items at clare’s and Lush. Including two bath bombs, a bubble bar, hair bows, necklaces.

My horse friends – I love that I can walk to a stable by my house and see horses. I’ve loved horses since I was a kid and it so much fun to go on a walk and give them carrots.

Arts and crafts- I recently colored a cute wooden box craft kit from Target. I’ve also been drawing a little bit. I hope to put more designs into my red bubble store.

What positive things have you been thinking about lately?

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Coca-cola coffee review

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time for another product review. When I was in the grocery store the other day I saw a display of Coca-Cola coffee and I knew I just had to try it out! After it sat in the refrigerator for a few days, I got around to trying it. I bought two different flavors dark blend and vanilla. I decided to start with the dark blend. This drink has a good coffee flavor with a cola after taste. I never thought about these flavors going well together but somehow they do. I actually liked it. Now, this isn’t something I’ll buy on a regular basis but it would be a great substitute for a cup of coffee if you needed one. Based on the taste of this one I’m excited to try the vanilla one. It is worth noting that I hadn’t eaten much before I tried it so I did get a little bit of a caffeine buzz. I would recommend eating first.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Target and Dollar Tree adventures

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday, I went shopping at two of my favorite places with one of my favorite people. Whenever I go to Target I have to check out the Dollar section. This time I got two art kits and a pair of socks in the dollar section. I went to the toy section where I got a Barbie color reveal doll and a Barbie accessory package. I’m excited to see what doll I got. I also got a bath bomb and a box of Lara bars. At the Dollar Tree I got some bath bombs,a box of crayons, a My Little pony book, toothpaste, and some other items. It was a fun day of shopping with my friend Amy. I’m looking forward to more days like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Idaho February 2021 wrap-up

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time for the last post about this month’s trip to Idaho. My last day in Idaho I went to a family member’s farm and saw some very cute animals. It was like being at a petting zoo! I have so much fun each time I visit the farm. After the farm visit I went out for one last dinner with some other family members before going back home the next morning. I’m back home now and I’m happy to be back in the sunshine but I miss being able to eat inside restaurants!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

More adventures in Idaho

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m back in California but I’m still excited to share my latest Idaho adventure with you. On Thursday I went to go see the Titanic exhibit at the Discovery Center of Idaho. The exhibit was very interesting it was amazing to see the artifacts that came from the Titanic. At the end of the Titanic exhibit there was a dinosaur exhibit. That was fun to see. I loved dinosaurs a lot as a kid. After the Discovery Center I went for a walk on the Boise river green belt. It was a fun walk I enjoyed looking at the river. This was a really good day filled with adventure! I hope all of you are enjoying adventures as well.

Rock On – Christina Epperly