Living the bucket list life

Hello, My bucket list friends ! When posting on social media I sometimes use the hashtag bucket list life but what does that really mean ? I thought it would be a good idea to take a further look at this and also to give all of you some suggestions on how to live the bucket list life on a average day .

 

Living the bucket list life

 

To me Living the bucket life life is more then just crossing items off your bucket list, It is an attitude or maybe even a life style . To me a bucket list is not just a list of things to do in your lifetime. It’s the idea that life is really meant to be lived to the fullest .Let’s face it all to often our lives become a retinue of the same things over and over again. We get stressed and grumpy and we often forget to take time to do the things that we really enjoy, the things that make us smile and help us to truly love life . So how do you live the bucket list life ? Simply put you take time for you and the people and things you love . It’s about trying to mix up your routine to keep life exciting ! Yes, I’ll be honest some days are not that great and that’s OK. Living the bucket list life is not a solution to all of life’s problems but it is a way to make life a little happier .  Below I’ve listed a few ways on how to live the bucket list life !

Try something new – Instead of getting the same thing for lunch try something new or wear clothes that you haven’t worn in a while mixing things up just a little bit will add a little bit of excitement to your day .

Do at least one thing you love everyday – It could be something as simple as watching a show you like or listening to your favorite playlist or setting some time aside for a hobby you enjoy like drawing or dancing . Taking time to do something you love will add a little boost of happiness to your day .

Day Dream – OK, I know it sounds a little silly but seriously instead of repeating your to-do list or thinking about all the bills you have to pay have a little fun with your thoughts ! Think about what you want to cross off your list next , your favorite memories , the best vacation you’ve even been on , or the trip you want to take next . Taking some time for positive thoughts will help to put you in a positive mood even if your not crossing an item off your list that day .

 

I hope you enjoyed reading my tips for living the bucket list life ! Have fun crossing off items everyone !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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2018 my year in review

Hello, my bucket list friends ! 2018 was quite a year and it’s hard to believe that it is coming to an end already . The last few months of the year always seem to fly by and 2018 was no exception . So before we move into 2019 let’s dive on into a review of my 2018.

 

 

 

2018 my year in review

2018 was a jam packed year , I was able to accomplish a lot ! I Crossed 9 things off my bucket list including going to the Mall of America, petting a zebra and Meeting Alice Cooper !  I Traveled to some amazing places , passed the Mblex ,became a certified massage therapist, Went to my first comic con, and spent time with the some of the people I love most. I also spent some time doing some of my favorite things such as  blogging , drawing , shopping ,  going on walks, swimming and going to the movies . This year also had some hard times as well . I had my fair share of heath problems this year including a trip to the ER on my birthday and my family went without a refrigerator for way to long . I also lost an irreplaceable friend who had always been in my life .  This year was definitely a roller coaster of a year with some amazing ups and really tough downs. This year was a thrill ride for sure and I’m very proud of everything that I accomplished but I hope 2019 is more like a lazy river . Below I have put links to posts of some of this years adventures and some photos from this year ! I can’t wait to share more adventures with all of you in 2019 !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Bucket list items crossed off this year

Dyeing my hair green

Finishing an entire coloring book

Standup paddle boarding

Go on a road trip with friends

Pet a zebra

Go to Mall of America

Go backstage at a concert and meet Alice Cooper

Make a perfect cupcake

 

Travel adventures

Trip to Redding

Weekend in Monterrey

Spring Break in Idaho

Reno on the way to Idaho

Road trip to Idaho

Summer fun in Idaho

Minnesota vacation

Dallas Vacation part 1

Dallas Vacation part 2

Dallas Vacation part 3

Dallas Vacation part 4

 

Health Problems

My Crazy health problems

Birthday in the ER

I don’t have time to be sick

Refrigerator problems

The great refrigerator saga of 2018

The end of the refrigerator saga

A few Fun adventures

News boys Concert

Super Hero 5k

4 boxes of ponies

Oakland Zoo

Summer Mall weekend 2018

 

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Fall bucket list 2018 results!

Hello , my bucket list friends. Today is the first day on Winter already !so it’s time to see how I did with my summer themed fall bucket list ! Let’s get to it !

 

 

Fall bucket list 2018 results

You can read more details about some of these items in a fall bucket list update post  I did HERE   

Also you can click HERE to see the original fall bucket list 2018 post

 

go out for frozen yogurt or ice cream – Yes ,tastes great anytime of year !
go swimming – No, I was planning to do this when I was in Texas but we were so busy that I was to tired to go swimming .
watch a movie that takes place during summer time – Yes ! I watched Summer Forever on YouTube.
wear flip flops at least 10 different times – Yes ! I love flip flops and I have many to choose from .
go see at least 3 movies – No, but there are a lot of movies out right now that I want to see.
color a summer themed coloring page – Yes ,it turned out so beautiful !
buy a summer clothing item such as a tank top or summer dress – No, but I did buy a lot of Christmas gifts .
buy a box of Popsicles – yes ! So yummy !
ride a roller coaster – nope didn’t get a chance too
make a no bake cake – nope didn’t get to this one done either
read a book set in the summertime – Nope I have been reading one off and on but I did not finish It !
have a picnic – nope

As you can see I didn’t do the best with this list , That is mainly because life got very busy and I often forgot about this list . That being said I did enjoy the things I got to do and I’m really happy how that coloring page turned out !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

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bucket list #142 make a perfect cupcake

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m so happy right now because I crossed another item off my bucket list ! I’m so excited to tell you about it ! Here we go !

 

bucket list #142 make a perfect cupcake

It was kind of hard at first to figure out what kind of cupcake to make since perfect is a matter of opinion . After some thinking I decided the prefect cupcake would have the following qualities. First they would need to be easy to make but they would also need include peppermint and my little pony decorations . I decided the best thing to do would be to use a box cake mix and then decorate the cupcakes with crushed candy canes and My Little Pony decorations.  I ordered two different kinds of My Little Pony cupcake decorations. The first ones that I ordered were cute plastic rings with My Little Ponies on them but after I ordered them it looked like it might take them a while to get to me. I decided to order  some other My little pony cupcakes toppers as well. These cupcake toppers were little tooth picks with ponies on top ! Buying everything else was pretty simple .Cake mix, frosting, and candy canes are pretty easy to find. Once I had everything I needed it was time to get baking ! Once I started to get everything together I realized that the vegetable oil in the kitchen was expired after searching the internet I found out that you could use butter instead .Then it was really time to get baking ! First I preheated the oven and then I put together all the ingredients as the box instructed . After I mixed everything together it was time to pour the batter into the cupcake pan  . I found some really cute cupcake liners in the cabinet that had balloons on them . After pouring the batter in the liners I put them in the oven and set the timer . After the cupcakes were baked perfectly I let them cool and then I put the rest of the batter in the oven .  When all the cupcakes were cooled they were ready to be frosted and decorated . The Cupcakes were very easy to frost with the premade frosting  and then I sprinkled the cupcakes with the peppermint that I crushed up . The last step was to put on the pony decorations. My cupcakes were really perfect and tasty ! I’m glad I crossed this fun item off my list .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Texas vacation part 4 and bucket list numbers #188 and #216

Hello , my bucket list friends I had a really wonderful time in Texas and the night I’m about to tell you about where I crossed two things off my bucket list was easily one of the best nights of my life ! So let’s get going !

Texas vacation part 4 and bucket list numbers #188 and #216

My vacation was already amazing but on Tuesday night I went to an Alice Cooper concert and I crossed two items off my list . I would consider both of these items to be on the harder side to cross off but I crossed them both off in one night . The items I crossed off are #188 go back stage at a concert and number #216 meet Alice cooper !  It was such an amazing night but I’m getting ahead of myself . I was very blessed to have the opportunity to meet Alice Cooper It is an expensive ticket to get and I’m still paying for it but it was so worth it ! The night started with a VIP tour of the stage . It was so amazing to get to be on the stage where Alice Cooper was going to be preforming that night ! I got to take pictures with some of the props on stage including the famous guillotine !  I loved being on stage and also getting to walk backstage and seeing some of the equipment that goes in to making the show a success.  As for the show it’s self I was in the 2nd row ! It was so amazing to see everything that close up ! I felt like I was part of the show ! I got some great pictures because I was so close .It was truly a breathtaking show. I got a guitar pick and an Alice Cooper $100.00  bill with his face on it . My mom had a separate ticket and was in a different section but she said she liked her seat and had a good view of the show . After the show it was time for a dream of mine to come true , I was going to meet Alice Cooper ! I went backstage and waited with the other people who where going to meet him . The room where we were going to meet him was very nice and there were lots of places to sit .While we were waiting some of the band walked by and I high -fived one of  the band members Alice Cooper’s daughter walked by as well  I really felt like a true VIP that night . All of the VIP’s got these awesome Alice Cooper tote bags with posters inside for him to sign . I also brought his book for him to sign I got that book in high school and I told him how I had to put it away in class because it was making me laugh so hard ! Meeting Alice Cooper was one of the happiest moments of my life ! I could not stop smiling ! He was easy to talk to and very nice . I wish I would have talked to him a little more than I did but I was too busy smiling and being in the moment . I asked him to sign my arm right underneath where my school’s out tattoo is, he did and he drew a little cross as well underneath his name . After meeting Alice Cooper I met up with my mom outside and we headed back to the hotel . It was a night for the record books ! Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Fall bucket list” update

Hello , My bucket list friends ! I wanted to share with all of you the progress that I made on my ” Fall bucket list ” I’m  doing  summer themed things during the fall to keep the happiness of summer going . ( You Can see it here ) Now, here is the progress I’ve made so far.

 

4 wear flip flops at least 10 different times

I love flip flops and the weather has been warm enough to wear them . It was to easy to rock some of my favorite shoes to cross this item off !

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1 Go out for frozen yogurt or ice cream

I went to one of my favorite frozen yogurt places to cross off this one off  .I topped my yogurt off with lots of fun candies !

 

6. color a summer themed coloring page

I love to draw and color so this item was very fun to cross off ! I found this super cute coloring page on the Crayola Website . I loved coloring this really fun summer picture .

That’s all of this time . 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