My top 3 places to buy arts and craft kits.

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s pretty obvious that I’m a big fan of arts and crafts kits. The kits I get are usually very simple and made with kids in mind. That is one I like about about them. I like doing projects that are simple and not complicated. If you like simple arts and crafts kits too stay tuned because I’m going to tell you my favorite places to buy them.

 

My top 3 places to buy arts and craft kits.

Dollar Tree – I have found a good amount of arts and craft kits from the Dollar Tree and it’s hard to beat the price. It’s also pretty easy to find some brand name craft kits here such as Crayola or Disney but even the kits that are not from a well known brand have been pretty good overall. The Dollar Tree also has a pretty large selection of arts and craft supplies. If you go looking for arts and craft kits at the Dollar Tree be sure to check out the seasonal section. They usually have seasonal art and crafts kits mixed in with the decorations and other seasonal items.

 

Thrift Stores – It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of thrift stores but what some people may not know is that they can be great places to find arts and craft kits and art supplies in general. I have found some pretty great arts and crafts kits at thrift stores including unopened Melissa and Doug craft kits! You never know what you might find when you go thrift shopping . Next time you go to a thrift store look around for some arts and crafts kits. You never know what you may find !

 

Michaels – One of the best arts and crafts stores I have been in ! I love this places It’s not hard to find craft kits here. I also really like the selection of seasonal craft kits that they have. For some one who loves arts and crafts it’s easy to spend a lot of time in this store!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wooden bird house picture painting

Hello, my bucket list friends. I recently completed another craft kit that I had in my room. It was a very cute wooden picture of a bird house with birds that you paint. With out further delay let’s dive on in !

 

 

Wooden bird house picture painting

I was looking at my arts and craft supplies when I found this kit that I got from the Dollar Tree. One thing I loved about it was that the picture of the birds and the bird house was printed on wood and not paper. This kit came with the wooden picture , paints, a paint brush and a string to hang up your picture with. When I was painting I didn’t really care that much that the colors were mixing. I enjoying  painting so much that sometimes I don’t focus on the results. Instead of painting the whole bird house I decided to cover it with dots! I like making dots when I paint. When I was done painting I hung the picture up in my room. I did enjoy this craft kit and I would like to do more kits like this.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My 2020 reading goal

Hello,my bucket list friends! If you take a look at my bucket list you will see that I have some reading goals on there. Such as reading fifty or a hundred books in one year but for this year I deiced to do a smaller goal of 25 books.  ( You can see my progress HERE )   I have read eight books this year so far and I’m starting number nine today.  I have so many books in my room that I haven’t read yet. Doing a reading challenge is giving me a good opportunity to read some of the books I’ve been wanting to read for a while.  I’m kind of surprised at how many books I’ve already read this year! I’ll try to keep all of you updated as I make progress. Happy reading everyone !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club discussion May 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to discuss this month’s book club pick . This month’s book is Finally by Wendy Mass. ( You can read more about it HERE )  I’m excited to discuss this book with you and tell you about the actives I’ve chosen to go along with it. Now, just one more thing before we get going . The following 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 dive into our discussion.

 

Light Heart book club discussion May 2020

This fun read focuses on a girl named Rory.  She is very excited that she finally gets to do all the things that her parents told her she had to wait until she turned twelve to do. Rory has been keeping a list over the years of all the things she wanted to do. Now Rory is ready to make her dreams come true but as most of us know in life not everything goes according to plan.

My favorite moment in the book – During the book a movie is being filmed at Rory’s school. She is very excited to be chosen as an extra in the movie. Unfortunately Rory suffers a few mishaps while crossing items off her list but one of those incidents ends up landing her a bigger part in the movie. I was happy for Rory that some good came out of her eye injury.

Funniest moment in the book – There were so many funny moments in this book but one of my favorites was when Rory stayed home alone for the first time. She decided to take a bath while listening to music. Well this caused her to not be able to here the phone ringing. Her parents were so worried that something  had happened to her that her dad kicked a hole in the bathroom door! This is one of those things that is not funny when it first happens but becomes funny when you look back on it. I think we all have moments like this .

My Least favorite moment in the book – I felt really bad for Rory when she discovered that she was allergic to the makeup that she tried on at the mall. It cut her fun day short but she did get a cool pair of sunglasses .

My overall opinion if the book –  I really enjoyed reading this book. The story flowed very well. There was so much that happened in the book that I haven’t even wrote about a lot of it above.  It was so action packed with many memorable moments and surprises. It would be a very long blog post if I wrote about it all. This book is funny and interesting all at once. I recommend adding this book to your shelf .

 

Activities to go with the book

Arts and crafts – For this book’s art project I did a foam bunny craft kit that I had in my room. I had a fun time putting the foam bunny together. There are plenty of easy bunny crafts that you can do if you don’t want to buy a kit. You can make a paper plate bunny face or a paper bag bunny puppet.  In the book one of the things on Rory’s list is to get a pet and she chooses a bunny. Unfortunately things don’t exactly work out and the bunny gets returned to the store. Maybe Rory would have rather had a foam bunny instead.

 

Making your own list – Most people know that I have a bucket list for my lifetime but I also have a 30 before 30 list ( You can Read it HERE ) of 30 things to do before I turn 30. It’s kind of the opposite of Rory’s list since her’s was of things to do after a certain age  and mine is a list of things to do before I turn a certain again  but they both follow the same idea.

I really liked reading this book ! If you read it let me know your thoughts in the comment section .

Rock On – christina Epperly

 

Wooden Butterfly art

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently wrote about some the things I got from shopping at the Dollar Tree and Target . ( You can read about it HERE ) One of the things that I got from the Dollar Tree was a wooden butterfly. Yesterday I deiced to was time to decorate it. Keep reading to here more about it. Here we go !

 

Wooden Butterfly art

The first thing I did to decorate my butterfly was to paint it. I used paint from other art kits that were in my room. I like the way that blue and yellow look together so I used those colors for the butterfly.  After I let the paint dry I got out my hot glue gun and a bunch of beads.  I glued the colorful beads of different shapes onto both sides of the butterfly. I’m very happy with how this project turned out . It’s so colorful and cute. When I go to the Dollar Tree again I want to get another wooden animal to paint !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Sun catcher crazy !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I realize recently. I had a lot of sun catcher art kits in my room that I had not opened yet. I deiced to gather them all up and paint them. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go !

 

 

 

Sun catcher crazy !

The first step to completing this project was to decide which sun catcher to paint first. I deiced to start by painting a frog sun catcher that I got at Walgreens. I really liked the way this sun catcher turned out . I used so many different paint sets that came with all of the kits but I’m pretty sure the paint quality of the first kit was one of the best. Some of the kits had been sitting in my room for a while and they did not have the best paint quality. One of the kits had sat on my windowsill for so long that the paint just didn’t look right at all so I didn’t even open it . I used paint from other kits to paint that sun catcher. I had a fun time painting all of the sun catchers. I’m so glad I deiced to paint the sun catchers it was a good project that provided me with both relaxation and entertainment.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

200 followers!

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This is just a quick post to say thank you for over 200 followers on this blog! I started this blog in 2015 and It helped me to discover my love for writing. Blogging has become one of my favorite hobbies.  Thank you so much for all of your support ! I look forward to posting more fun things for all of you to read !

Rock On – Christina Epperly