Random and fun facts about me :)

Hello , my bucket list friends .  I want to post on this blog as much as possible because I love writing so much . I thought it would be fun to do some and random facts about me so here we go !

Random facts about me !

  1. I have a few different collections . I made a you tube video about my snow globe collection ( you can watch it here ) but I also collect post cards , My Little pony toys , stuffed animals rubber ducks , and I have smaller collections of key chains and magnets . Take a look at my bedroom tour video ( right here ) to see glimpse of some of my other collections !

 

 

2.  I have three amazing rescue cats

I have three beautiful cats the First two Sherri and Blanca were adopted from the same animal shelter . Sherri in 2008 and Blanca in 2014 . Sherri was found walking around the street and had been at the shelter for three months . When I first met her , she stuck her head right in my purse and stole my heart . She is a sweet independent girl who can steal your heart with one look .  In 2014 I saw Blanca on the the shelter’s website she was a beautiful fluffy black cat who was estimated to be about 16 years old . Apparently she had been living in a home with other cats that were picking on her . When I went to the shelter to adopt her I found out that she had been brought there to be put down but there was not a medical reason to do so . She is such a sweet cat and I’m glad I was able to rescue her . She loves to cuddle ! Cooper joined our family in 2016 I was working at Talbots and my boss at the time told me that she was caring for a kitten that her neighbor had found in a trashcan outside of a mall . She was looking for a home for him and I was able to adopt him . I named him Cooper after Alice Cooper .  He is so full of energy and curiosity it’s been so much fun watching him grow into the amazing cat he is today .

 

 

 

3. I miss horse back ridding !

When I was a kid I loved horses. I had many toy horses and I enjoyed watching movies about horses.  I took ridding lessons and even went to horse camp but I really can’t remember when the last time I road a horse was but I hope I can ride again very soon !

 

 

4. I love peppermint !

I have loved candy canes for as long as I can remember . Of course I love the round peppermints too but I get so excited when the candy canes come out in stores. They have many different flavors of candy canes now but peppermint is my favorite ! I also love things that are peppermint scented like soap and of course peppermint essential oil !

5. I was on the mock trial team my senior year of high school

I had so much fun being apart of the mock trial team I wish I would have done it all four years ! I remember being so nervous to go to real court room and sit in a real witness stand  but I ended up really liking being apart of the team and I by the end of it I think I found being in the court room more exciting than scary .

 

That’s all for this time

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Happy 28th birthday and a trip to the ER

Hello, My bucket list friends I had on 28th birthday on August 26th and it was a wild one ! I really didn’t see it turning out the way it did but that’s life for you ! Hang on tight and I’ll tell about my crazy birthday !

 

 

My 28th birthday and a trip to the ER

My birthday started with a trip to Peet’s coffee and petting some very cute dogs there before heading to work .  While I was at work my amazing friend brought me cake ! After work I went out to eat with my family we went to PF Chang’s. The food was so good and the desserts were wonderful ! After dinner we were driving back home and a pain that I had been having throughout the day began to get worse and worse . It was soon unbearable about an 8 on the pain scale . I didn’t want to go to the ER because it is expensive but due to the amount of pain I was in I didn’t have a choice . I’m not sure what time it was when I got to the ER maybe around 10 pm . Right away the tests began to find a source of the pain . After hours of doing tests and waiting the ultrasound showed that I has a cyst on my left ovary. It is about 5 1/2 CM. long . It was decided that I did not need anything further right then but that needed to talk to my doctor in a day or so . I was given some pain medication and after 3 AM I left the ER. The issue with the cyst is still on going . I’m going to be talking to a surgeon next week but I’ll write more about that another time . Overall it was a birthday I wont soon forget !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Summer 2018 wrap up

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It is the last day of August and I’m really sad to see summer go . I’m back working at the preschool and there have been some foggy mornings but most of all tomorrow is September so it’s time to say goodbye to summer 2018 .

 

 

 

Summer 2018 wrap up

This summer was pretty awesome .I crossed three more things off my bucket list  numbers 69,78, and 18 . ( Click on the numbers to read about them ) I went on a road trip to Idaho ,stayed a night in Reno ,  met celebrities at a convention in Idaho Went to Minnesota for the first time , had a fun mall weekend , saw lots of Movies ,( Christopher Robin was my favorite )  had a wonderful times with family and friends and I enjoyed going swimming .  It was a fun adventure filled summer and I’m sad to see it go . Summer always goes by so fast but I’ve made some great memories and added some new snow globes to my collection . I hope next summer is just as good or better than this one was ! Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Past Adventures part 1

Hello , my bucket list friends ! I love using this blog to share stories from my life everything from my bucket list adventures , my vacations , and even my health problems .I’ve only had this blog since 2015 and my bucket list started in 2012. Even though I wrote blog posts about my past bucket list adventures I still have a lot more stories to tell . I thought it would be cool to share some of my past adventures with all of you.   Here are three fun stories from my past !

 

The quest for the golden horse at DisneyLand 2005

 

In 2005 Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary. There were decorations all through out the park , a special parade ,  Buzz Light-year astro Blasters opened and there was 50th anniversary merchandise . They also had golden ride vehicles on some attractions the carousel! I wanted to ride on the golden horse very badly but so did a lot of other people .  I remember getting very frustrated because it took me a while to finally get on the horse . I even had to play a game of rock,paper,scissors when me and another girl got to the horse at about the same time . I lost that game but I kept trying until I finally got to ride on the golden horse ! The look on my face says it all !

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My first Alice cooper concert 2009

 

This is one of the best concerts I have ever gone to . My mom and I had gotten general admission tickets but I didn’t know that meant a big open floor and you stood wherever you wanted to! I was in about the 2nd row ! I could not believe I was so close to the stage ! I had my point and shoot camera ready to go and I was able to get some really great pictures and there is one thing that made the night so amazing . So there I am standing close to the stage watching my role model perform and during one of his most popular songs poison , he started pointing to different people in the crowd and then it happened . HE LOOKED ME RIGHT IN THE EYES I froze ! I was so happy the he looked at me that I didn’t get a picture of the moment but I got plenty of other great pictures from the night . It was truly a beautiful night .

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My first tattoo 2010

 

I wanted a tattoo for a while but in August of 2010 at the age on 19  I took the plunge . I went to a walk in tattoo shop and I got the perfect first tattoo. I got one of my favorite Bible verses with two sunflowers underneath it . I was a little nervous about the pain but to me it didn’t hurt at all . The tattoo artist was very nice and everything went well and I still love my first tattoo !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Summer update August 2018 !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I can’t believe it’s August already . As always the summer is going by so fast ! July was a pretty amazing month with two great vacations , time spent with family and friends , going to the movies , shopping and enjoying some summer treats ! I’ve already seen a great movie this month ( Christopher Robin ) I’ve also been getting back into art more and my birthday is this month ! I’m excited to see what other fun things summer has in store ! PS. Christopher Robin was an amazing movie ! I highly recommend it !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Minnesota vacation and #18

Hello , my bucket list friends ! I just recently came back from a wonderful vacation to Minnesota ! The reason why I chose to go there was to go to the mall of America . Mall of America is a place that I had wanted to go for a long time . It was so exciting to finally make this dream come true ! Let’s get going so I can tell all of you about this amazing adventure !

 

 

Minnesota vacation and #18

My Minnesota adventure started on Monday July 23rd with a flight to Minneapolis once my mom and I got there the hotel shuttle picked us up . After spending some time checking in and relaxing in our really nice room at the Springhill Suites . We went back downstairs and caught the shuttle to the Mall of America ! I had being wanting to go to the Mall of America for a long time and now this dream was coming true ! I was so excited when I got to the mall . I got pictures with the big beautiful star statue out front . Then we went inside to get something to eat . We went this amazing place called Freshii that has really and good healthy food . After eating we to this amazing store called five below I had heard of this store before but there are no locations close to me . I was so excited to shop at this amazing store ! Five Below is really awesome because the max price that you can pay for an item is $5 ! There was a lot to choose from I ended up finding some My Little Pony items , a cute TY Beanie boo panda , some cute pencil grips and some bear shaped pencil sharpeners .  After shopping at Five below I wanted to go to the mall of America gift shop it took a while to find one but I was so glad that I did ! I got a cute Mall of America Teddy Bear and some other Mall of America logo items including a key chain ! After that we went back to the hotel for some much needed sleep .

 

 

 

Tuesday July 24th, 2018

 

This was my first full day at the mall of America ! The thing that I wanted to do the most was the Crayola Experience ! It’s like a hands on museum ,there are lots of projects you can do . My favorite was called the melt down where you got to create a picture using melted crayons ! There was also this really cool station where you could take a picture of yourself and print it out to color ! Another one of my favorites was getting to make your own crayon labels !  The Crayola experience was my favorite thing that I did at mall of America ,it was just so much fun ! After that we did some shopping and ate at Freshii . At one of  the Minnesota gift shops in the mall I got a new Snow Globe for my collection . We had gotten tickets to see a movie later that afternoon but before it was movie time we did the amazing mirror maze. I had a fun time walking around the maze trying to find the way out ! It was a little challenging to figure out what was a mirror and what was a hallway but we made it through pretty quickly . After the maze we went to Carlo’s bakery . I love watching Cake Boss on TV but I’d never been to one of his bakeries before and needless to say to was very good . We also got some wonderful coffee from Caribou Coffee I wish they had Caribou coffee where I live ! The movie theater at mall of America does not disappoint ! It has very comfortable reclining chairs ,it was a great place to relax after doing a lot of walking ! After the movie we did one more activity before going back to the hotel .  We took a ride on Fly over America which is very similar to Soarin at Disney California Adventure but it has whole new places to discover ! This was a really fun day!

 

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Wednesday July 25th, 2018

Today was amusement park day ! In the mall of American there is a huge amusement park called Nickelodeon Universe .  We started off the day with a ride on the Dora the Explorer themed Ferris wheel it was a cute and fun ride . I also really enjoyed the  bumper cars and of course the carousel. My favorite roller coaster was The Pepsi orange streak .  We also went to the Sea Life aquarium that was also in the mall. There were so many cool fish and sharks to look at . They also had turtles ! After the aquarium we played mini golf at the mountain moose mini golf course . It was such a cute and fun course and I got a free moose antlers ! It was another great vacation day at mall of America !

 

 

Thursday July 26th, 2018

For our last day in Minnesota we slept in ,had breakfast , then headed to down town Minneapolis .  First we went to the Minneapolis American Indian center , we saw some beautiful art and got some wonderful and healthy food to go . After that we went to the Minneapolis sculpture garden. The sculpture garden was amazing ! There was so much to see I loved  many of the sculptures there including the swing that you could sit on , the snowman ,the rabbit on the bell , and the famous cherry spoon ! We ate our lunch on the picnic tables at the sculpture garden . Soon after we ate it stated to rain so we went back to the hotel . After some time at the hotel we went back to the Mall of America one last time before we left . We did some shopping I got two new books . I also got some Caribou coffee . It was the perfect way to end our time at Mall of America !

July 27th, 2018

This was the day we went back home but do to a delayed flight ,we ended up in the airport for about 12 hours so here are some pictures from that !

Rock on – Christina

my Summer Idaho adventure and #78

Hello , my bucket list friends ! Here is the last post about my Idaho vacation ! As you can see from the title of this post I crossed an Item of my list while in Idaho and I can’t wait to tell all of you about it !

 

 

my Summer Idaho adventure

Sunday July 15th , 2018

For this trip my first full day in Idaho was Sunday . It was another morning of getting up early but not as early as the past two mornings. I was ok with getting up early because I was doing something very exciting  , I was going to comic con for the first time and I was going to meet John De Lancie who is the voice of Discord on my little pony ! I was super nervous and excited at the same time . When I got to comic con in downtown Boise , I had some time before the scheduled meet and greet time so I walked around and looked at all the cool booths . After a while of looking around it was time to meet  John De Lancie ! it went really quick we just said hi then took a quick picture but he was super cool and friendly ! After meeting him I and picked up my picture . I loved the way the picture turned out I’m very happy I got to meet him and get a great picture . After I went back downstairs to where the booths were but the celebrity area was also downstairs  and I got to meet one more person before leaving comic con. I looked around at all of the celebrities there and I chose to meet Brent Spiner who was Data on Star Trek . He was so nice he even called me Dear ! After comic com , I went back to my grandma’s house and my cousin and her friend came over . After hanging out for a bit my mom , grandma ,  ,my cousin her friend and, I all went to the Goodwill for some shopping ! I love going to the Good Will and this time I found some really cool stuff including an American Girl book , two My Little Pony books ,three shirts including a Disneyland shirt ,two picture frames , and some pony toys ! I also ended the day in the best way possible by going swimming !

 

Monday July 16th, 2018

 

Monday was another day of getting up early because in Idaho July is very hot . So outdoor activities are best done in the morning . Today we were going to the zoo . I had been to their zoo before when I went in October but I was excited to go again and to have my cousin and her awesome friend with my mom and I ! We all had a great time at the zoo I loved the butterfly garden there were so many butterflies everywhere one even landed on me ! The penguins are a lot of fun to watch I could spend an hour in there watching them. I also got a new snow globe to add to my collection ! It was pretty hot by the time we left . Going early was the right choice ! This was also the day that my mom and I found a really good frozen yogurt place!

 

 

 

Tuesday July 17th ,2018  and #78

 

Due to Idaho’s heat Tuesday was another day of getting up early but that was fine with me because I was going to be crossing another item off my list ! When I was looking for fun things to do in Idaho I came across this really cool place called Babby farms it’s only open to the public during the summer months and since my other trips to Idaho were not during the summer months this was my first opportunity to go there . I had seen pictures of some of the animals that they had there and I knew they had a Zebra and from the pictures it looked really friendly.  Babby farms gives people a place to pet animals the you normally would not get to pet .  It was pretty long drive to get there and it was kind of hard to find but it was worth it ! I got to feed and pet some really amazing animals including a camel , a zebu, deer and a mule but my favorite was getting to pet the zebra . I was so excited when I saw the zebra but then was a little worried that I would not get to pet him because he was in the back of his area but when he saw me he came right over ! I loved being able to pet him  he was pretty sweet and of course cute ! It always feels good to cross another item off my list but this one was really awesome I hope I can go back sometime and see the Zebra  ! I also got to go to the movies that night . It was overall a really good day .

 

Wednesday July 18th , 2018

On Wednesday my mom , my grandparents , and I went to the world center for birds of prey . It was a very interesting place that had a great museum and of course a lot of really awesome birds . The bald eagle was my favorite bird that I saw there . I had never been there before and it was a fun place to explore ! I also went swimming that night !

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday  July 19th, 2018

This was my last full day in Idaho since we were leaving early the next morning .

we didn’t have any solid plans for the day but we ended up going out to eat and going exploring . We came across some really cool parks . I wish it wouldn’t have been so hot then I would have had more time to explore . I hope when I go back next time I will get to explore more parks and even go hiking ! It was a great vacation !

Rock on – Christina Epperly