Light Heart book club discussion September 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! It’s time for this month’s book club discussion! I had a fun time reading this book. Our book for this month was Marshmallow Mystery by Helen Perelman. As always just one more thing before we dive into our discussion. The following post 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!

My favorite part of the book – I was so happy when the candy fairies found Mallow their owl friend. Mallow had some important information that helped the fairies solve the mystery.

My least favorite part of the book- I felt really bad for the fairies especially Raina when they realized that their fairy code book was missing. It’s never a good feeling when you lose something important.

Before we get into this month’s activities. I just have to say that this was a really fun book to read! I have another Candy Fairies book and I hope to read it soon.

Art activities- This month I did two different art projects to go along with this book. For the first project I made a foam gingerbread house from a kit that I got at a thrift store. I had a fun time decorating the house. I think the candy fairies would be right at home in this house.

For my second art activity I did something very simple but also very fun ! I drew colorful and fun candy picture! I had a good time drawing lollypops and gumdrops!

Thank you for reading this month’s book club discussion! Happy reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Fun bucket list art !!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’m excited to tell you that I’ve crossed another item off my bucket list ! This item was pretty easy to cross off and it was also a lot of fun! Without anymore delay let’s dive on in!

Fun Bucket list art !!

The item that I recently crossed off is number 231 make a sharpie tie-dye shirt. I saw this craft on Pinterest and I thought that it would be a fun addition to my list. For this craft all I needed was a white shirt , Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol. I started off by drawing on the shirt. I let my imagination run wild. I loved how colorful the shirt was when I finished drawing on it. Then it was time to spray the shirt with rubbing alcohol to make the colors spread out like tie-dye. As I sprayed the shirt I noticed that some colors seemed to spread out more than others. I probably should have done this project outside because when I sprayed the shirt it soaked through the blanket on my bed. Anyways I like the way the shirt looks and I’m glad I did this art project. Thanks for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Three craft kits one day !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m very excited to announce that yesterday I crossed another item off my bucket list. The item that I crossed off is #228 do three Melissa and Doug craft kits in one day!  I’m exited to tell you more about my crafting adventure so let’s get to it!

 

Three craft kits one day !

For this bucket list item I ordered three Melissa and Doug craft kits from Amazon. I wanted the kits to be different from each other so I chose a decoupage cat, a wooden race car kit and a sand art kit. The first kit I opened was the decoupage cat. This kit came with a cardboard cat figure,stickers,glue and some items to decorate the cat with one the glue was dry. The first step for this project was to cover the cat with the stickers. The stickers came in a bunch of different styles. I really liked the dot stickers. Once the stickers were covering the cat it was time to cover the cat in the sparkly glue. When I was reading the instructions I noticed that it would take a few hours for the glue to dry. I’m glad I started with this kit first. The next kit I opened was the wooden race car craft. The first step was to put the wheels on the car. The kit came with glue to use for the wheels but when I snapped the wheels in to place they stayed on so I decided to skip the gluing part. Then it was time to paint the car. I used the yellow and blue paints for my car but there are other colors in this kit. The next step was to put on the stickers that came in the kit but I had to let the paint dry first so I moved on to the sand art kit. This kit came with three bottles of different shapes ,lots of colorful sands , corks to close up the bottles and other tools. I found this craft kit to be the most relaxing . There is something soothing about pouring sand in to bottles. I was happy with the way all three bottles of sand turned out but the rectangle one is my favorite. After the sand craft I put some stickers on my race car. Later that night I finished the cat craft by adding the eye stickers and the ribbon.  I enjoyed my little craft kit adventure. I wonder what craft kit I’ll do next !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wooden flip flop art

Hello, my bucket list friends! The last time I went to the Dollar Tree I got this wooden flip decoration art kit. It’s a very simple kit where you just use the little markers that come with the kit to color the wooden flip flip picture. I found the overall design of the flip flops to be very cute. I especially love the little seashell detail on the flip flops.The markers that came with the kit worked well to color the wooden picture. When I was done coloring  the main parts of the the flip flops I decided to make a bunch of little marks in different colors to give the flip flops a look that was both colorful and fun! I enjoyed this simple summer craft kit .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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

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

Painting a piggy bank

Hello, my bucket list friends. As some of you know I love Melissa and Doug craft kits! Today I completed a paint your own piggy bank kit that I got at Savers. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Painting a piggy bank

I was excited when I got this kit at the thrift store but today was finally the day that I got to use it. This kit came with a very cute piggy bank, paint ,a paint brush ,glitter glue and stickers. I started off by painting the pig then I let it dry before painting some more. After a while I added some glitter glue. I decided to dry the pig with a hair dryer because I didn’t want to wait. The hair dryer did make the pig hot to the touch so air drying is probably the best option. I had a fun time doing this craft kit. I got paint allover my hands but I think that is all part of the fun! I’m happy with the way my piggy bank turned out. Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Spring Time arts and crafts !

Hello, my bucket list friends and happy Spring! I decided to celebrate spring by doing some spring themed arts and craft kits. I can’t wait to tell more about it so here we go!

 

Spring Time arts and crafts !

For this post I got three spring themed arts and craft kits. The first art kit I did was a paddle ball game with a spring picture on the paddle for you to color. I loved how the design said yay spring on it because yay is one of my favorite words. I enjoyed coloring the flower with the three markers that came with the paddle. I also added some dots to add a little extra creativity to this art kit.

The next kit I did was a bunny shaped puzzle that came with three markers to color the puzzle. My favorite part of the kit was coloring the ears. I came up with a different color pattern for each ear.  I have not taken the puzzle out of the frame and built it yet but I plan to soon.

The third kit was a yarn craft. For this craft kit you used the pink balls of yarn and other pieces to make two very cute yarn bunnies. I did not see any instructions that came with the kit . I deiced to use hot glue to put all the pieces together. I’m happy with the way the yarn bunnies turned out !

 

There you have it my experience with some pretty cool arts and craft kits! Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love March 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! March 2020 has come and gone so that means it’s time to look back on my highlights for this month ! Here we go. 

 

Things I love March 2020

Getting new hair bows – I was so happy when I got some cute Claire’s brand hair bows from CVS !

Going to Claire’s – I also got to go to a Claire’s store this month. It is one of my favorite stores !

Mirror craft kit – I really enjoy this Melissa and Doug craft kit ! ( You can read about it HERE )

Scribble Scrubbies – I love these fun and creative toys  ( You can read about it HERE )

petroglyph – I got to visit one of my favorite local business this month ( You can read about it HERE)

Staring my own book club –  I can’t wait to discuss the first book in my book club ! ( You can read about it HERE )

Getting a big box of dolls from E Bay – This was a lot of fun ! ( You can read about it HERE)

Rock On – Christina Epperly