Things I love April 2020

Hello my bucket list friends ! Well It’s time to say goodbye to April 2020 and look back on this months highlights ! Here we go!

 

Things I love April 2020

Painting a Piggy bank – I had a great time painting a very cute piggy bank. I can’t say it enough I love Melissa and Doug craft kits! ( You can read about it HERE )

Drinking lots of coffee – I drink a lot of coffee most months but I’ve fallen in love with mobile ordering . I love ordering coffee on my phone and then having it waiting for me when I get to the coffee shop.

Lanie’s real  adventurers – I read Lanie’s first book for my April book club. I then went on to read her next book and I loved it ! ( You can more about the books HERE)

Dollar Tree – I got to go shopping at one of my favorite stores this month ! I love going to the Dollar Tree. You never know what treasures you are going to find !

Springtime craft kits – I celebrated spring 2020 by doing some fun springtime craft kits ! (You can read more about it HERE)

My 2nd American Girl doll – I got another American Girl doll this month ! I named her Coral and I’m so happy I got her . ( You can read more about it HERE)

There you have it ! The things I loved about April 2020 !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Hello Coral!

Hello, my bucket list friends! I recently got my second American Girl doll and I wanted to do a quick post introducing her ! I got her from Ebay for about half the price of a new doll. She does have one set of eyelashes missing but she is perfect to me . I named her Coral for two reasons, one being I just simply liked the name. The other reason was I thought that it would be cool for me and my American Girl dolls to all have names that start with C. I also really love the outfit she came in. My first American girl doll Clover is happy to have a bestfriend and I’m happy to have two American girl dolls ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Bucket list and books

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m excited to tell you about the latest item I’m crossing off my list . I’m actually crossing it off  right now with this post. The item I’m crossing off is #214 Join a book club or start my own. That’s right I’m starting my own book club right here on this blog ! Before I tell you about the book club I’m starting, let me tell you why I decided to start it. I knew I wanted to cross this item off my list so I went looking for an online book club because my work schedule is always changing and it’s hard for me to commit to regular in person meetings. After doing some searching , I came across a Facebook group where a book was chosen each month through a vote. I participated in the the vote and I ordered the book that was chosen. I was excited to be apart of a book club. I got about a hundred or so pages into the book when I decided to stop reading that book and start  my own book club. From what I have seen the books that are often times ( not always) Chosen for book clubs including the one I was reading are focused on heavy subject matter. The book I was reading was very well written and the descriptions of the characters were amazingly detailed. I have discovered that I tend to enjoy books with more light hearted subject matter. I’m excited to announce the start of the Light Heart book club ! I have so many books in my room that I have been meaning to read. The book that I have chosen for April is an American Girl book . The book is called Lanie and the author is Jane Kurtz. This book focus on a young girl with a love for the outdoors! When I have finished the book I will post my review.  As well as some activities inspired by the book. Feel free to join me in reading this light hearted book !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love Nov. 2019

Hello,my bucket list friends ! It’s time for another things I love post ! I have some fun things to write about for this post so let’s get to it !

Things I love Nov. 2019

Idaho state museum – On the first day of Nov. I got to explore a really cool museum. I loved the interactive exhibits! ( you can read more about it HERE)

Ridding a horse for the first time in years – I love horseback ridding but it had been a very long time since I last rode. When I was in Idaho I got the chance to get back on a horse again and it was amazing! ( you can read more about it HERE )

The American Girl store – I got to visit the American Girl store this month. They had a beautiful Christmas tree up in the store. I got new shoes for my doll Clover and a book for me !

Cat ear sweat shirt – I bought this for a blog post ( you can read it HERE) but it ended up being so cute and comfortable that it became one of my favorite things this month !

Cinnamon coke – When I first heard about this drink I really wanted to try it ! ( you can read my review HERE )

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

A bunch of American Girl magazines

Hello, my bucket list friends ! My last E bay Order recently arrived and it was a box full of a whole bunch of American Girl magazines. I’ve been having a great time looking through them and I can’t wait to tell you all about it here we go !

 

A bunch of American Girl magazines

I bought a bunch of American Girl  magazines on Ebay. The magazines range in year from 1997 to 2005. It’s interesting to see how the look of the magazines changed over the years. In one of the magazines from 2005 there was an insert that had paper door hangers that you could cut out. I picked out the one I liked the best wrote my name on it and put it on my door.  The magazines are filled with interesting stories and tons of great ideas for cooking projects, games and arts and crafts projects. I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas in the magazines! I also I can’t wait to tell you all about it once I do some of the fun project ideas that the magazines have to offer.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

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E-bay finds part 2

Hello, my bucket list friends the E bay fun continues! ( You can read part 1 HERE)

 

E-bay finds part 2

2 American girl books – I won a lot of two American Girl books I mainly wanted the quiz book but I wasn’t upset to get two books from one of my favorite companies. I’ve already taken a few of the quizzes and I can’t wait to take more !

 

Saige paints the sky ( American Girl book)

I’m an art lover myself so I was excited to get my hands on an American Girl book about a young artist !

 

My little pony G1 shoreline

My 3rd G1 pony has arrived ! She is covered in little suns with sunglasses on ! She is so pretty and very summer like ! A perfect pony for my collection.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

E bay haul September 2019 part 1

Hello,my bucket list friends ! Recently I did a shopping spree on E bay to find some items that I haven’t been able to find at the Good will. My two main focuses were American Girl doll clothes and first generation My Little Pony toys. I can’t wait to show you what I got so here we go !

E bay haul September 2019 part 1

American Girl Doll clothes- I really wanted to get some new clothes for my American Girl doll Clover but I didn’t want to buy them new because they are pretty expensive. I went on E bay to find some used American Girl clothes at an affordable price. It was harder then I thought it would be. If you look on E bay there are a lot of people selling home made or other brands of doll clothes that will fit American Girl Dolls but that are not American Girl brand clothes. Now there is nothing wrong with these kinds of doll clothes it just wasn’t what I was looking for. When I did find American Girl Doll clothes the auctions were competitive. However I was able to get some cute dolls clothes that were  from the American Girl place in Chicago. I was very excited to put them on Clover and of course they looked great on her!

 

My Little Pony Moon Dancer G1

I’ve been wanting to add some G1 Ponies to my collection also known as the Ponies that came out in the 80’s. I found that it was much easier to buy G1 ponies one by one instead of bidding on a bunch of them in one lot. I bought a few ponies and Moon Dancer was the first one that came. I just have to say she is so beautiful ! I’m very happy to add her to my pony collection.

 

My Little Pony Sweet Stuff G1

Sweet Stuff was my 2nd G1 pony to arrive from E bay! I’m very excited to welcome her in my collection!  I love her hair and her overall look.

 

American Girl inner star university  book

I love American Girl books but I had never gotten the chance to read one of these books before. The book I got it called A Girl’s Best Friend. The Inner Star University books are in the same style as the choose your own adventure books. As you read through the story you get to make choices for the main charter. It’s up to you how the story goes! There are more books in this series I hope to get more sometime.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

TMS day 5 ( the last day !)

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It was a long week but I did it ! I completed five days of TMS treatments. I can’t wait to tell you about my last day so here we go !

 

TMS day 5 ( the last day !)

 

I was very excited for day five because I was going to be going home that evening . I was missing my bed and my cats a lot ! As always the day followed the same pattern of treatments as all the days before . I was feeling pretty good about how I was handling my OCD. I felt in control for the first time in years . When the day ended I was so proud of myself ! It had been a long week but I did it ! After my mom picked me up we went to the Stanford Shopping center. I went shopping at the American Girl store and I got a quiz book and a cute little lamb from the new girl of the year collection. After the American Girl store we went to Starbucks before making our way home. I was very happy to be back home and to have my OCD in it’s place.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

My new friend Lavender !

Hello, my bucket list friends it’s time for a fun and happy post! As many of you know I’m a big kid at heart who loves toys . Well, on Saturday I got this very cute toy dog from Costco and it is not just any toy dog it’s from American Girl ! I can’t wait to tell you all about it . Here we go !

 

 

My new friend Lavender !

 

On whim my friend asked me to go to Costco with her . I was excited to get to spend some time with her. I had no idea I would find something there that I just couldn’t pass up .  While my friend and I were looking around in Costco . I saw these awesome American Girl pets . There was a huge horse but also some very cute dogs and cats . I walked away at first but I could not stop thinking about how much I wanted to get one of the dogs . As you have probably guessed now I ended up getting one . I finally got around to opening her today . She comes with cute little book that has quizzes and other fun things inside . After looking at the book  I named her Lavender to remind me to take time to relax and reduce stress .  She is a really cool toy that can stand up or sit down . I love how she has moveable legs . I cant wait to fill out more information about her in the book she came with !

Rock on ! – Christina Epperly

#207 own an American girl doll

Hello, My bucket list friends! I hope you are all enjoying this last little bit of 2017.  During This time of year there is a lot of gift giving going on and as silly as it may sound it’s important to not leave yourself off the list. As the year winds down, I want to do my best to end it on a good note, so I decided to treat myself by crossing off a bucket list item and making one of my childhood dreams come true.

 

#207

When I was in elementary school I loved looking at the American girl catalog and I really wanted one of the dolls, but they were a lot of money, so I got the mini dolls and enjoyed reading the books and for a while I had moved on. As I’ve grown up I have learned that it is important to remember, that even if you are no longer a child it is not too late to make your childhood dreams come true. After debating if I should spend the money or not I choose a doll from the American girl website. I picked the truly me doll #23 her hair is lighter than mine, but they were back ordered on the doll with the darker hair, so I went with the beautiful #23 doll. I was so excited when she finally arrived! I got her out of the box as fast as I could, and you know what? I think I was just as excited as I would have been if I got her when I was a kid. I knew I had to give her an awesome name, so I turned to the internet and I looked for some unique and fun girls name. After searching for a While I chose Clover as her name. I think it fits her very well. Having my own American girl doll is a dream come true. I’m so happy that I crossed off this list item. To be honest this has been a stressful week but getting Clover gave me a major happiness boost and I’m ready to have a Merry Christmas with Clover by my side .

Rock on – Christina Epperly