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

Even more new list items !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Earlier this year I added more times to my bucket list. ( you can read about it HERE ) Recently I decided to add even more to items to my bucket list . If day dreaming was a sport I’m pretty sure I’d be ranked near the top!  Here are the new items joining the list ! 

 

 

230. Drink Coffee in Seattle

231. make a sharpie tie-dye shirt

232. go on a cross country road trip

233. go to Denver

234. go to cedar point

235. Take a candy making class

236. go to Carlsbad caverns national park

237. Go to Yellowstone national park

238. Go to the Grove in Los Angeles

239. Go to Hershey park

240. go the Space Needle in Seattle

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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bucket list #227 Get a reversible sequin shirt

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As you can tell by the the title of this post I crossed off my first bucket list item of 2020 ! It was pretty easy to cross off but I’m still very excited to tell you all about it. Here we go !

 

bucket list #227 Get a reversible sequin shirt

I love the reversible sequin trend ! I have seen this trend on pillows ,back packs and clothes . I really wanted to join in but most of the clothes that followed this trend were made for kids. I put it on my bucket list because I figured there just had to be a reversible sequin shirt in adult sizes somewhere. I turned to Amazon I figured it would be the best place to find what I was looking for. I found a few different styles to chose from. I ended up going with a pink shirt that had two cats on it. The cats are covered in sequins. ans they change colors when you move the sequins . I really like this shirt and I’m happy that I got it!  Rock on – Christina Epperly

pillows ,back packs and clothes . I really wanted to join in but most of the clothes that followed this trend were made for kids. I put it on my bucket list because I figured there just had to be a reversible sequin shirt in adult sizes somewhere. I turned to Amazon I figured it would be the best place to find what I was looking for. I found a few different styles to chose from. I ended up going with a pink shirt that had two cats on it. The cats are covered in sequins. ans they change colors when you move the sequins . I really like this shirt and I’m happy that I got it!

New list items 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! The first month of the new year is a good time to add new items to your bucket list ! I was able to come up with four more items for my list and here they are !

See the la Brea tar pits –  I’ve been wanting to see the tar pits for a while so I decided to put it on my list .

Get a reversible sequin shirt – This is one fashion trend that I’m in love with ! I really want to own one of these fun shirts !

Do three Melissa and Doug craft kits In one day – I really like Melissa and Doug craft kit and I think it would be a fun filled day if I did three !

Take a journalism class – This blog helped me to discover my love of writing and I would love to learn more skills that I could use for my blog !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Hello, my bucket list friends while I was in Disneyland I crossed another item off my list . I talked a little bit about it in my previous post about my vacation (you can read that HERE) but I wanted to do a more in-depth post about this bucket list item so let’s get to it!

Bucket list #164 Take a Disneyland tour

Disneyland tours are popular so it’s best to book as soon as possible. If I’m remembering correctly you can book thirty days before the date of your tour. I called to book my tour about a month in advance and I was super excited that I was able to get three spots for the day I wanted. Our tour started around 3:30 PM but we were told to get there an half an hour early to check in. Once we checked in we were given very cute pins with our names on them and listening devices so we could hear the tour guide clearly. After that we met our tour guide and the tour began. We started our tour in Disneyland but we parked hopped over to Disney California Adventure during the tour. While we were in California Adventure we all got fudge at trolley treats. Through out the tour we were entertained with various facts and stories about holiday time at the Disneyland resort. We were also able to listen to music and audio clips through our audio devices. Sometimes the audio devices were a little hard to hear but overall I enjoyed using them during the tour. As part of our tour we got to go on the Small World holiday ride. We had been on it earlier in the day but I was so happy that we got to go again. After our ride we went over to our seats for the Christmas parade that had been reserved for our tour group. Disney puts on some really awesome parades and this one was no exception! The parade was a lot of fun to watch ! I loved the dancing snowmen they were so cute ! While we were sitting for the parade we were given hot chocolate in Disney souvenir mugs ,gingerbread cookies and another pin. The tour guide did a good job of keeping the group together as we walked though the crowds.  I enjoyed this tour and I would like to take another one again sometime.   Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

30 before 30 update

Hello, my bucket list friends ! In addition to my official bucket list I also have 30 before 30 list . I realized that it was time to update it since I’ve crossed some things off it ! Here we go !

30 before 30 update

 

I’m excited to say that I have made progress on my 30 before 30 list ! I just haven’t been updating it.  I’ve pasted the updated list below but you can see it anytime by clicking on the tab at the top of this blog’s home page.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

The 30 before 30 list

  1. Cross 100 or more things of my bucket list
  2. visit another country
  3. live in LA for at least 30 days
  4. get paid to act or model
  5. get paid to write
  6. get my starfish and Disney tattoos
  7. pay off at least one of my credit cards
  8. have 100 + followers on my blog
  9. read all the gospels
  10. work as a massage therapist
  11. put new products in my ETSY store and make 5 or more sales
  12. take more acting classes even if they are online
  13. go on a cruise even if it’s not Disney
  14. Finish writing a book and work on getting it published
  15. Get head shots taken
  16. get a passport
  17. go to a paint night
  18. go to build a bear on my birthday
  19. make photo books of bucket list items I’ve crossed off
  20. achieve my credit score goal
  21. get more help for my OCD
  22. go vegan for at least 30 days
  23. invest in the stock market
  24. complete a 5k,10k, and half marathon
  25. make washer necklaces
  26. take an art or crafts class
  27. learn to make a paper airplane
  28. learn how to braid hair
  29. enter a writing contest
  30. own some G1 my little pony toys

Bucket list # 218 get acupuncture

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I crossed another item off my bucket list and I can’t wait to tell you about it so here we go !

Bucket list # 218 get acupuncture

Sometimes I talk to other people about the items on my list and when I mentioned this item it turned out I was not the only one who wanted to give acupuncture a try. For this bucket list adventure I was joined by my sister and my cousin. We started off the day with an awesome breakfast at Black Bear diner. After that we went to a mall for a bit then it was time for our acupuncture appointments.  Since there was only one doctor working at the health center that day ,our appointments were all a half hour apart.  When it was my turn I walked from the waiting room to an area that was just behind the wall that separated the waiting room from the treatment rooms. I sat down at a table across from the doctor and I told her about my shoulder pain ,after asking me some questions about my medical history and taking my vital signs it was time to go to one of the treatment rooms and begin my acupuncture experience. The health center we were at also does massage so it was no surprise that that treatment room looked just like a room at a massage clinic. When it came time to put the needles in I was nervous .I knew the doctor could tell I was nervous because she told me to relax. I did my best to relax my muscles and before I knew it the needles started going into my shoulders and the surrounding area some of the needles I barley felt as they went in some of them pinched a little bit when they went in. After just a little while all the needles were in. The doctor left the room and told me she would be back in 30 mins. As I laid there in the room I felt very relaxed I was close to falling a sleep at certain points. It was more relaxing then I thought it would be. Before I knew it the doctor was back to remove the needles. After the treatment my shoulder felt better. I enjoyed this experience and I hope to do acupuncture on my knee sometime.

Rock on – Chrsitna Epperly