A Target shopping trip and Barbie color reveal 12/21

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m here with a fun light hearted blog post! On Wednesday I went to Target and got some great items including a huge Barbie color reveal set. When I was at Target I went to the Barbie section to see what I could find. I was excited whenI saw the huge color reveal surprise party set was on sale. I also got a Barbie puzzle. It comes with a marker that reveals the color on part of the puzzle. I was surprised to see that there was still a lot of toys on the shelves still. I didn’t  think that there would be a lot to choose from I was pleasantly surprised. On Thursday I opened the color reveal set and I just have to say this is the coolest Barbie color reveal item I have ever got. There was just so much In the set including two dolls and two pets. I love the dolls and the accessories. There is just so much included with this set. I haven’t even gone through all the pieces yet! It was a great value for the sale price. The set also comes with a board game and the boxes can be used as a puzzle. Thanks for reading.

Life after vacation December 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! I haven’t finished writing my posts about my amazing vacation yet. However since coming back from vacation my life has been a little on the crazy side and I need to talk about it. The day after we got back from Florida, Sherri our fifteen year old cat was not acting like herself. On Monday night we took her to an Emergency vet and it turned out she was a lot sicker then I thought. She had an infection and her kidneys were not doing well at all. I knew that she had kidney disease but I didn’t realize how advanced it was. She ended up being hospitalized until Wednesday. I did realize just how much this was bothering me until Thursday. I have to leave work early because I broke out in a rash. I didn’t know what it was at first. I walked to CVS to get medicine to stop the itching. While I was there I got a My little pony toy. I was feeling pretty bad but I got excited when I saw it on the shelf. It turned out that my rash was a stress rash. My rash kept on coming back and I’m still not over it yet. Friday night I got some relief from my stress when I went to a local light display drive through with Amy and my parents. On Saturday I visited one of my favorite local stores called Affordable Treasures and celebrated my dad’s birthday. Sunday we went to a family party. I’m trying not to stress but my emotions have been all over the place. It doesn’t help that it is a very busy time of year right now. I do work at a school but we are not out for Christmas break until Christmas Eve. Things have not been the easiest lately but yesterday we got some encouraging news. Sherri went to the vet again and the vet gave her longer to live then she originally told us. some other good news is last week I went to Target and I finished my Christmas shopping I also got a snowboarding Barbie doll and other fun things. I know it’s not something I usually say on my blog but I could really use your prayers right now. My depression has been acting up lately. Sometimes optimism is hard to find. Oh before I end this blog post I do have something exciting to tell you about. I started taking voice acting lessons! I had my first class on Sunday and it went really well. I’m excited to see where this adventure will take me. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part four

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part four of my vacation to Florida. The day after we went to Disney’s Hollywood studios we took a day off from going to the parks and spent some time at Disney springs. Disney springs is a large outdoor shopping and dining area. Just like the parks Disney Springs has plenty to explore. My favorite store in Disney Springs is called World of Disney. It is a very large Disney store. I enjoyed shopping there and getting some cool souvenires. We also came across a store called Basin where I got a bath bomb. I have not tried it yet but I hope to soon. We ate lunch at a restaurant call the Boat House. I had some really amazing pasta there. I was really excited to see that there was a carousel at Disney Springs. I don’t remember seeing one when I was there before. My mom and I had a fun time riding it. I wish I could ride a carousel every day. Disney springs also had a lot of beautifully decorated Christmas trees. You could get free map that had circles where all the trees were located. It also came with stickers that represented the theme of that tree. Once you put the stickers on the circles you could get a prize. I got a really cool button once I put all the stickers on the map. I enjoyed Disney Springs and I hope to go again one day.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part three

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part three of my Florida vacation. On this day we went to Disney’s Hollywood studios. This park had gone through some changes since we were there last. I was very excited to ride Mickey and Minnie’s runaway railway. This ride was not there the last time we visited. This was the first ride that we road that day. The line was already pretty long even early in the day. However it was worth the wait. This ride is so cute and fun. I wish I could have road it more then once. This park was very crowded when we were there and it was hard to enjoy at certain points. Even with the crowds we still manged to do some great rides. We paid for the lighting lane to go on Rise of the Resistance. It was expensive but we all really liked the ride. It was a fun adventure and I hope to go on this ride again some day. Another one of my favorite rides in Disney’s Hollywood studios is Toy Story midway mania. They have this ride in California Adventure on the west coast so I have gone on it a few times. I’m glad we were able to do this ride however we were not able to go on any other rides in the Toy Story area of the park. We had lunch at a restaurant called the Hollywood brown derby. I liked this restaurant and the food I had there. My plate looks amazing in the picture I took. I also got a pretty good picture of me with Goofy in the background. Another thing we did was watch the Beauty and the Beast show. I watched this show that lest time we were here and I was happy that we got to do again. One of my favorite things we did was Walt Disney presents. This attraction is a gallery and there is also a movie about Walt Disney there. I highly recommend checking this out if you get the chance. After spending the day at the park we checked into Disney’s all star movies hotel. The night I went to the photo booth that was located in the arcade. I love photo booths! I wish there were more common then they are. I also went to the gift shop at the hotel. I loved staying at the all star resorts I liked music a little better than movies but the were both awesome.

Thanks for reading and Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part two

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m really excited to write this post because I’m going to talk about Epcot which is also known as my favorite park in Disney world. The day after going to Disney’s Animal Kingdom we went to Epcot. I had been to this park once before and it had become my favorite East coast amusement park. After going there a second time I can confirm that it is my favorite amusement park on the East coast. Epcot is a very unique theme park and I really enjoy going here. Some of my favorite rides at this park are Journey into Imagination with Figment,test track, the Gran Fiesta tour,the seas with Nemo and friends and spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth  is the big golf ball like structure that Epcot is famous for. I know that this ride has been around for awhile but I still  find it to be enjoyable. I love how test track allows you to build and test your own car.Epcot has this part of the park that is called world showcase. This huge area is split up into eleven different countries. Walking through this area is truly like traveling the world. In Canda we watched a movie about the country that was shown in a circle shaped theater. The screen went all around you. We also ate our lunch in world showcase at the same restaurant that we went to the last time we visited Epcot. The restaurant we ate at is called nine dragons and it’s located in the China Pavilion in world showcase. I was very excited to eat here again because I really love the food here. During the Christmas season Epcot does the candlelight processional show. I didn’t think we were going to be able to see it because it very popular. However as we were walking around world showcase we saw that the stand by line for the show was close to being empty and that there were still seats available. I was very happy that we got seats. It was a beautiful unexpected surprise. I have to say that it was a truly beautiful and amazing show. I’m so happy that I got to see this show. Another fun thing that we did in Epcot was to collect these little cards from the eleven pavilions in world showcase.  This activity is geared towards kids the places the you pick up the cards are called kidcot fun stops. At first I thought that only kids could get them. However when we were in one of the country pavilions we found out that it was open to everyone. If you collect a card from every country you can get a postcard as a prize. We didn’t get all the cards but I’m happy I got some of them. I hope to go back to Epcot sometime and collect all the cards. I also had a treat here called school bread I had heard about this baked good before and I was excited to try it. It was a very unique tasting but I did enjoy it. Some of my other Epcot highlights include the Beauty and the Beast sing a long, going shopping and getting a pressed penny souvenir If you could only visit one park in Disney world I recommend going to Epcot. Thanks for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Florida vacation 2021 part one

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m super excited to tell you all about the very fun vacation I went on recently. My vacation started when my parents and I arrived in Orlando on December 4th. We checked into Disney’s all star music resort. I love the way this resort is decorated. It’s a true work of art. On the evening we arrived I got a refillable mug at the cafeteria and some awesome items at the souvenir shop. The next morning we went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. My favorite attraction at Animal Kingdom is Kilimanjaro Safaris. This ride feels like a real safari because there are real animals. I loved seeing the giraffes,elephants and lions. My favorite show at Animal Kingdom is festival of the Lion King. The Lion King is my favorite movie. I loved seeing some of the characters from the movie as well as hearing songs from the movie. I also really enjoyed the new show called kite tails. It was Lion King themed as well. It was a very unique show and I hope Disney does more kite shows in the future. As always I did some shopping two of my favorite things that I got that day were a hat and a popcorn bucket. Popcorn buckets are a good thing to get in Disney world because they have low cost refills during the length of your trip. Another exciting thing we did that day was eat at the rainforest Cafe. I love the rainforest Cafe but there is not any locations close to me. It’s always a fun place to eat and the pasta I had there was really good. After having a fun day In Animal Kingdom, I went swimming at the piano pool at our hotel. I loved that there was a little mermaid statue next to the pool. Thank you for reading this part of my Florida vacation.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My second time in Disney world!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I just returned from a fun vacation to Florida! Disney World was the main focus of this vacation but we also did a really fun tour that included getting to see different kinds of animals! I will be doing more posts about this vacation however for now I wanted to make a quick post about some some the highlights. We went to all four Disney World parks. Epcot is my favorite park and I’m really happy that I  got to go there again. I also really enjoyed Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney springs. I did a good amount of shopping and enjoyed some shows at the Disney parks. On the downside the crowds were higher then they were the last time we went to Disney World.  Even with the crowds it was still a fun vacation and I’m excited to tell you more about it in future posts. For now I’m going to post some pictures from my adventure to Florida. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love November 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I don’t understand how November is over already! However I’m very much looking forward to December,epically with all the fun Christmas things I have planned. Before we jump into our December fun,let’s take a look at November’s highlights.

Project makeover- I love this game I got on my phone! It is so much fun. I look forward to playing even more in December. ( You can read about it HERE)

Veterans day parade- I had so much fun at this parade. ( You can read about it HERE)

Outdoor Christmas decorations – We put our outside Christmas lights up this month and they look amazing! I can’t wait for the Christmas light competition in my neighborhood.

Starbucks and thrift shopping- I put these two things together because I usually do them every month but both of these things put a smile on my face so I always consider them to be monthly highlights.

Weighted blanket- I got a weighted blanket this month and I love it! It’s a great self care item!

Arts and crafts – Another one of my favorite things! I was able to do a few art projects this month I hope to do even more in December.

Bath bombs- I got some Christmas themed bath bombs that had prizes inside! I hope to get more bath bombs soon!

Thanks for reading!

Rock On-Christina Epperly

Random thoughts from a type 4

Hello, my bucket list friends! There are times when I have a lot of things on my mind that I want to dump into one big blog post. This is one of those times. Before I go any further let me address the title of this post. There is a personality test called the enneagram. After seeing people post about it. I took it myself and it turns out that I’m pretty much the definition of a type 4. I’ve always felt like an outcast. I’d never realized that was a part of my personally type. However I have referred to myself as a professional day dreamer so that part didn’t surprise me. If you get the chance I recommend checking out the enneagram test. without any more delay here are my random thoughts.

I really want this cold to go away! – I have had this cold for about a week now and it’s been bringing me down in a big way. It has not only caused me to miss work but to also miss out on spending time with my family and friends. I still have it and it doesn’t seem to want to leave. I hope it goes away soon because I don’t have time for it plus it’s making me very frustrated. However I do feel like it is slowly getting better. I hope by next week I will be 100% better.

My solo Thanksgiving- Due to the cold I mentioned above, I stayed home on Thanksgiving. I made the most of it by eating some very yummy food that I got from the hot bar at Whole Foods. I also did arts and crafts. My favorite craft kit that I did was a wooden Christmas Tree ornament kit that I got at Whole Foods. I also did a TY Beanie Boos puzzle. I enjoyed watching the parade on TV. It was not the prefect Thanksgiving day but I made the most out of it.

Fun CVS finds – Yesterday I went to CVS to get some things to help me fight this cold but of course I bought some fun things while I was there. I got a Disney 2021 ornament and some hair scrunchies. The scrunchies I got are Claire’s brand. I love that CVS has Claire’s items.

I want to cross more items off my bucket list – It has been a while since I crossed anything off my list I think the last items I crossed off were when I was in LA. I hope to cross off a few more items before the year ends.

Outside Christmas decorations – We are almost done putting up our outside Christmas decorations! We got some new outdoor decorations this year and I’m really happy with the way everything is looking. I’m also looking forward to getting our Christmas tree put up soon.

There you have it my random thoughts for the day. Thanks for reading!

Rock On  – Christina Epperly

A new game and expressing myself

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know the title of this post is a little weird but I couldn’t think of a good name for it. I recently started playing a game called project makeover. I had seen lots of adds for it. It looked interesting so I decided to download it. I just have to say that I LOVE playing it! If you like match three style games like Candy Crush I highly recommend checking out this game. I’ve been off from work this week because I was feeling under the weather. Unfortunately it has not gotten better and I don’t know if I’ll be well enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family like I planned on . Anyways I’m making the most of my sick days. Today I was really proud of the outfit I put together! It’s crazy in the best way possible. I’ve also been getting Starbucks, eating tomato soup and selling things on Poshmark. I’ve made quite a few sales on there and I hope I make more as we get closer to Christmas. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly