My Target fun on a Monday

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It is time for a quick post about the little shopping trip I went on Monday. I don’t go to Target as much as I would like to, so I was happy to get the opportunity to go. I didn’t have a very big budget, but I wanted to treat myself to a few things from the dollar section. I was happy to see that there was a good selection of items in this section. I ended up choosing three items from the dollar section. One item that I was really excited about was a turtle shaped bath toy set. It came with one big turtle and two little turtles. For only three dollars, this was a really good deal to me. Another thing that I found in the Dollar section was a cute toy dinosaur that was only a dollar. My final item that I got in the dollar section was a cute Valentine’s Day plush that has a clip so you can attach it to a backpack or purse. I had gotten one of these plush clips last month, but there were different designs to choose from. This time, I got a brown bear that was holding a red heart. I got got a little container of rainbow goldfish crackers. It was a nice and quick trip to Target.

Thanks for reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Paint + Pez +pasta = my weekend!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It is time for another weekend blog post! I’m including Friday in this weekend blog post as I do with a lot of my weekend blog posts. Without any more introduction, let’s get to it!

Friday – I didn’t go anywhere on Friday unless walking outside in the rain counts. However, on Friday evening, I got to eat pizza, and I had been craving pizza. I also decided to do a Breyer horse art kit that I had. It was hard to open the paints in the kit, and I wish that they had been a wider variety of colors included. The colors that came with the kit were black, brown, and white. It makes sense because those are realistic colors when it comes to horses, but it was kind of hard to paint with just those colors. When I was done, my horse looked like he had been rolling in the mud, which is something horses do, so I chose to name him Muddy!

Saturday – The first activity I did on Saturday was going on a nice walk during a break in the rain. Even though everything was wet, it was still nice to get out and walk. After that, my mom and I went into town to do some errands. We went to Pet Co, and they were doing cat adoptions there. I enjoyed seeing all the super cute kittens! We also went to Starbucks and Safeway. Starbucks is always a highlight for me. However, my favorite part of this day was going to Safeway and getting a new PEZ dispenser! I’ve gotten into collecting PEZ dispensers lately, and I was happy to add another Valentine’s day themed one to my small collection of PEZ dispersers. I also got a vegetarian cup of noodles at Safeway. I ate it that afternoon, and I had way too much fun taking pictures with the noodles! It was a pretty good day.

Sunday – I stayed home all day on Sunday. I stayed in my pajamas and relaxed most of the day. However, I did publish a short story on vocal media for a contest they are having. ( You can read it HERE) It took me a while to write, and I’m really happy how it turned out. That evening, I made some super yummy rainbow pasta it was the perfect way to end the weekend.

Thanks for reading about my weekend! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Rainy days with spots of sun

Hello, my bucket list, friends! As some of you may know, I’m a lifelong resident of the state of California. A state that is known for its beautiful sunny weather. Well, lately, it was not living up to that reputation. It has been a very rainy 2023 for California. Don’t get me wrong, we need the rain. California has had a problem with not getting enough rain, so rain is a good thing. However, the amount of rain we have been getting lately has been causing some serious problems all over the state. These problems include mudslides, power outages, flooding, and road closures. It has been a little scary, but so far, the worst things I’ve experienced with this storm are some pot holes and a power outage. Even with all the rain, there have been some bright moments this year, and I thought it would be fun to write a blog post about them, so let’s get to it.

My Spots of sunshine during the rain

Animal friends – I have gotten to spend time with some of my favorite animal friends lately. Including dogs and ponies! I’ll post some very cute  posts of my animal friends in this blog post. Enjoy the cuteness! 

Fun shopping finds – I’ve gotten some fun things on my trips to the grocery stores. My favorite things that I have gotten lately are a basketball kinder egg, a very cute Valentine’s Day bear Pez dispenser, and a tin of mints from Trader Joes.  

Lisa Frank art kit – I had a great time making a kaleidoscope with a vintage Lisa Frank art kit ( You can read about it HERE )  

New pen and notebook – On a quick trip to Office Depot, I got a new pen and notebook. They are both blue, and I’m excited to use them both this year.

Lots of coffee – I’ve gotten to go to Starbucks a lot so far this year. It is my favorite place to get coffee, and it is the perfect thing to bring my comfort on a rainy day.

Going on walks during the rain breaks – I’m happy to say that there have been plenty of breaks in the rainfall. During those breaks, one of the best things you can do is it go for a walk. I’ve gotten to go on a good amount of walks lately, and I’ve enjoyed them except for getting some water in my shoes!

Thank you for reading about the bright spots during the rainy days!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

           

I built a kaleidoscope with a vintage Lisa Frank art kit

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It’s time for a blog post about a really awesome art kit! I got this art kit as a gift, and I love it. My top three favorite things I love about this kit are 1. It’s Lisa Frank brand 2. It’s a kaleidoscope, and I have never had a kaleidoscope art kit before 3. As far as I can tell, this kit is from the 1990s,and since I was born in 1990, it’s a nostalgic time period for me. It took me two days to finish this kit. I didn’t realize that you need tape for this kit so the first time I worked on this kit I chose the items that I wanted to put it the small container that goes at the end of the kaleidoscope. The kit came with beads and a colorful string. However, I ended up just putting some of the beds into the container because the container would not close correctly with all the beads inside. I decided to leave out the string and some of the beads. I hope to my leftover items on another project. There was also a part of the kaleidoscope that had to be tapped together and put inside. Once I had tape, that was a pretty easy thing to do. When it came to the outside of the kaleidoscope, there were four pieces of paper that you could hose from to cover the outside with. They had different designs on them. The kaleidoscope was big enough to fit one paper of each size. I chose to do the horse and roses. I used the markers that came in the kit to color the pictures. I made the pictures very colorful because when I think of Lisa Frank, colorful is one of the first words that comes to mind. Since the makers had been in the kit for a long time, some of them were a little bit dried up, but all of them worked well enough. After I put all the parts of the kaleidoscope together and colored the pictures. The last thing I had to do was tape the pictures on the outside of the kaleidoscope. Once that was done, I had a beautiful Lis Frank kaleidoscope.

Thanks for read about this art kit adventure!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My life in the last days of 2022

Hello, my bucket list, friends! The year is nearly over, and I have been doing my best to enjoy the time that is left in 2022. Yesterday, I went on a walk and visited my neighbor’s horse and pony. I had not seen them in a long time. It was really good to see them again. They were very happy that we brought them carrots. After we visited the horse and pony, we went down to the creek and walked around there was a pretty large amount of water in the creek and it was hard to cross at certain parts so my shoes were filled with water by the time I got back home. After going home and changing my shoes we went into town. Our first stop was Starbucks, of course. After getting some awesome coffee and a butter croissant, it was time to go to Whole Foods. At Whole Foods, I got a craft kit that has a bunch of fun items in it, including beads. I also got a really fun container of playdough. I had never seen playdough like this before it has a fun art piece on top that includes a snow man it also comes with a cute wooden scoop. While at Whole Foods, I also got my favorite fruit snacks, liquid death mineral water ,soup, bread, and more. I’ve been trying to read a lot this month. I did not read many books at all this year, and I’ve been trying to make up for it this month. I know I won’t make it to my goal of reading fifty books this year, but if I can get to half of my goal, I’ll be happy. You can check out my progress on my Good Reads account HERE. I hope all of you are having some fun at the end of this year! Oh, there is one exciting thing that I forgot to mention. I got a new laptop! I’m very excited about this because it will help me with my voice acting goals for the new year.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 24 Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m finally doing my post about Christmas Eve!my Christmas Eve was really busy, but it was a pretty great day overall. The two big highlights of the day were going to Christmas Eve church service and getting to see my sister! My mom and I met my sister at a park that I had never been to before, and that park had a really cool playground. I had a good time climbing around on the ropes at the playground. At the church service, we used candles at the end of the service, and it looked so beautiful to see the candles glowing when we turned the lights out. A few other fun things about Christmas Eve were getting Starbucks, buying toys at Safeway ( including a Barbie), and going to our regular local park. Thanks for reading about my Christmas Eve.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 23 Saying Goodbye to LA and a very busy day

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m doing my best to catch up on my Blogmas posts. I love Christmastime, but it is also a very busy time, so it is easy to get behind on blog posts. Anyways, let’s talk about my last day in Los Angeles! On Thursday, I left LA and went back home. Vacation always goes by fast, and when Thursday came, I wasn’t really ready to leave yet. My flight was not until later in the day so I spent a lot of time at the airport that day. The big highlight of the day was getting a cute plush toy that said Los Angeles on it. I also got to eat at the Habit, and I got coffee at Starbucks. I did my best to enjoy my time in the airport since I was still technically still on vacation. My flight back home went well, and then it was time to focus on getting read for Christmas. On Friday there was a lot to do. It is always very busy on the days leading up to Christmas, and I was getting overwhelmed with everything, but there were some highlights, including going to Savers ,Barnes and Nobel, and Kohls. At Saver’s, I got some books and toys to add to my collection, including a big bag of pony toys and a Barbie fashion fever accessories set. At Barnes and Noble, I got two Barbie books, including a sticker book. At Kohls, I got this super cute book that was similar to the Los Angeles book I got when I was on vacation. We also went to Whole Foods, where I got some very yummy food from the hot bar. It turned out to be a good day overall.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Blogmas day 22 One more bucket list item and more Los Angeles fun

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m happy to say that I crossed off three bucket list items during my trip to La. In my previous post, I talked about two of the items that I crossed off. Before I tell you about the item I crossed off, let me tell you about my first adventure of the day. There are so many interesting museums in LA, and there was one museum I had been wanting to visit. It was not a bucket list item, but I was still excited to visit it. The museum that I visited that day was LACMA ( Los Angeles County Museum of Art ) . I started my LACMA adventure by taking a bunch of pictures at the outdoor exhibit known as Urban Lights. This outdoor art exhibit is free to visit, so even if you don’t want to pay to visit LACMA, you can still get some amazing pictures at this outdoor exhibit. I highly recommend checking it out if you have time on your next trip to LA. After my photoshoot outside, I went into the museum. There was so much to see! I took pictures of some of my favorite art pieces. As with most art museums, it would be easy to spend a long time here. Next time I visit an art museum I may bring a sketch book with me. After spending some time at LACMA,I went to a nearby Starbucks to rest and charge my phone, and then it was time to cross off my third bucket list item of the trip. I decided to cross off number 287. Go on a vegan picnic! I went to the veggie grill to get food for my picnic. I got the harvest bowl with tofu on top. I walked around the Grove ( an outdoor mall) for a while before I walked over to a nearby park. At the park , I sat at a picnic table, and I enjoyed the very good vegan food from veggie grill. I didn’t finish the whole bowl in one sitting, but I was full, and I was excited that I would get to finish it for dinner. After crossing this item off my bucket list, I walked back to the Grove. While I was at the grove I went to Barnes and Noble where I got two books. I got a Barbie book and a very cute book about Los Angeles. I also visited the farmers market that is by the Grove. I didn’t want any more food, but I did want to visit the sticker store there that is called Sticker World. I got some fun stickers there, including some Christian themed stickers and some horse stickers. Before I left the farmer’s market, I used the pressed penny so that I would have a fun souvenir from the farmer’s market. After all that adventure, I decided to go to Hollywood Boulevard before I left Los Angeles the next day. I walked around Hollywood Boulevard for a while before going to Walgreens, where I got three souvenir keychains, snacks, and water. Then it was time to go back to the hotel. I decided to use the bathtub at my hotel room since it was one of my last chances to do so. I had brought a lot of bath bombs from home, and I used a bunch of them in this one bath. It was another fun and exciting day of vacation.

Thanks for reading about my vacation.

Rock On – Christina Epperly