I love my glittery nails and other thoughts :)

Hello,my bucket list friends ! Today is one of those days when I have a lot of random things that I want to write about so I decided to put them all in one post. Here we go.

I love my glittery nails ! My friend Amy and I got our nails done together. She got this beautiful blue color on her toes and I got pink and purple with glitter on my finger nails. I’m so glad that I decided to get a gel manicure because my nails still look amazing over a week after I got them done!

I can’t wait for my doll to return from the hospital. – I know that’s a weird sentence to read but I had to send one of my American Girl dolls off for repairs. I think it was last week or maybe the week before I sent my doll Coral to the American Girl doll hospital. I bought Coral off eBay earlier this year. After not having her for very long her leg fell off. Doll limbs can get loose over time and fall off. I’ve been meaning to send her to the hospital for a while now and I can’t wait for her to return!

I have had some good thrift finds lately. – I love going thrift shopping and lately I’ve been finding some great stuff such as American Girl stickers and books, arts and crafts kits, Beanie Babies and some nice clothes. Going thrift shopping is like going on a treasure hunt I never know what I’m going to find!

I went walking on one of my favorite trails – Due to weather,smoke and work schedules I haven’t been able to go on as many walks as I would like to. Getting to walk on my favorite trails again was great! It was a beautiful day !

Thanks for reading ! Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love August 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! August has already flown on by so it’s time to take a look back at the things I loved. Let’s dive on in!

Thrift shopping – I went thrift shopping twice in August. I found some really awesome stuff including some great books!

My birthday – I had a really great time celebrating my 30th birthday! ( You can read about it HERE)

Making paper airplanes – I finally learned how to make a half way decent paper airplane ( You can read about it HERE)

Sharpie tie-dye art – I had a fun time crossing this item off my bucket list ( You can read about it HERE )

There are some of the things I loved in August 2020! I wonder what things I will enjoy in September.

Thanks for reading ! Rock On Christina Epperly

My 30th birthday

Hello, my bucket list friends! On Wednesday I turned 30 and I had a really great day celebrating! I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s jump on in !

The first thing I want to say is thank you everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I felt so loved on my birthday. I’m so blessed to have many wonderful people in my life. My plan for my birthday was to go to the Dollar Tree and buy 30 things for my 30th birthday then go to savers to get some books from their very impressive book section. Before going out to dinner that evening. Things at the Dollar Tree started off pretty well but I kept losing count of how many items I had. I ended up with more then 30 items but I had fun and that’s what matters! Then it was time for Savers. The first thing I noticed when I walked into Savers is that the book section had moved. Luckily it was just as big as it used to be. We spent a good amount of time looking through the books and my mom and I found some good books. I got a few other things at savers but mainly books. We made a stop for coffee before heading home. After spending a little time at home it was time to go out to dinner. We met Amy there.  I was so happy to see her!  Also dinner was amazing! I had a really wonderful birthday. I hope the first year of my 30s is wonderful too.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

I guess I’m 30 now ?!?

Hello,my bucket list friends! As I sit here writing this post I’m less then an hour away from turning 30. When you read this post I will be 30. I just have to say that it feels weird. I know that turning 30 is not a bad thing but it feels really strange. I don’t know how time flew by so fast. As I enter this milestone year I find myself reflecting on my life. I’ve been thinking about all my accomplishments, my failures, and my growth as a person. As I analyze my life I can’t help but feel like I’ve done a pretty good job. Now, let me make this clear I have made many mistakes and I’m far from perfect. That being said I can’t help but think about how much I’ve learned in these 30 years. If I listed everything I have learned this post would be a novel. However I will say that one of the most important things that I have learned is how to love myself. God provides me with unconditional love but I had a hard time loving my imperfect self. I’m happy to say that now I love myself and I want to help others learn to love themselves as well. Another life lesson I have learned is this world is a messy place but it is also full of good, you just have to know where to look. As I start this next decade of my life I can’t help but be thankful for all the wonderful people in my life that have helped me to learn and grow. I don’t have enough time to list everyone but I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me this past 30 years.Well there you have it that is what is going through my head as I’m about to turn 30. Thank you all so much for reading this blog!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Idaho vacation summer 2020 part 2

Hello, my bucket list friends! Welcome to part 2 of my latest Idaho adventure! In this post I’ll tell you about a thrift shopping trip and a really beautiful place that I got to explore for the first time. Without any more delay let’s get to it!

 

Idaho vacation summer 2020 part 2

On July first my mom and I had a fun day out. First we went to the Goodwill for some thrift shopping. I was able to find some great items including a bag of three Beanie Babies, some shirts a book and two Barbie dolls. After our shopping trip we headed to the Idaho botanical gardens. Neither of us had been here before and I was excited to check it out. Let me start off by saying that I’m so glad we decided to go here. There was just so much to explore including, a fish pond, a swing and of course lots of beautiful flowers. As you enter the gardens there is a large sculpture of a tree made from found objects. It’s worth a good look before you move onto the rest of the garden. It was on the warm side when we were there but there were a good amount of shady places in the garden. There was just so much to look at including quite a few art pieces. I have a fun picture of myself standing in a big nest! If you are a lover of the outdoors I highly recommend this place but remember to bring your walking shoes and your camera. I got so may great pictures in the garden. It would be a great place for a photo shoot. The gardens did have there own store but it was closed while we were there. I hope it is open the next time I visit the garden. I hope you enjoyed part 2 of my adventure this so more to come it part 3!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

pottery and popcorn

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Summer has been both busy and fun this year and there is so much more to come! Before I get too far behind on my blog posts I wanted to tell you about what I did on Thursday.  I went out to run some errands with my dad and while we were in the car I got a phone call I had been waiting for. Back in March my mom and I went to my favorite paint your own pottery place. ( You can read about it HERE ) The day we went was also the day they closed but they let us stay to finish painting. Recently they reopened and Thursday was the day that our art was ready to pick up! I was so excited to finally bring my art pieces home! After I picked up our art my dad and I went to Trader Joe’s where I got one of my favorite snacks pickle flavored popcorn! I only see it at Trader Joe’s during the summer. If you like pickles I highly recommend it! I’m just gonna end this post by saying yay for art and popcorn !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Mystery spot and the boardwalk

Hello,my bucket list friends! Summer is the perfect time of year for local adventures especially if you live in California. Yesterday I went on two local adventures including one place that I’ve never been before. It was a fun day and I can’t wait to tell you more so let’s get to it !

 

 

Mystery spot and the boardwalk

The first fun place I went to yesterday was the mystery spot in Santa Cruz. I have wanted to go there for a while. I would always see cars with Mystery spot bumper stickers and I was curious to see what what it was all about. Well it turns out that the Mystery Spot is famous for being a gravitational anomaly . The Mystery spot opened in 1940 and from what I can tell it is still going strong. The was one part of the tour that made me dizzy but I got some great pictures so it was worth it to me. At the end of the tour we all got the famous Mystery Spot bumper stickers! After that adventure my mom and I headed to a place that we had been to before the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There wasn’t much open at the boardwalk yet but we were able to get ice cream and take a little walk on the beach. It was a fun little day trip and I hope the boardwalk opens it’s rides soon!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Books and mini golf

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I hope you are all enjoying the summertime. On Saturday I got to do two fun activities and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Books and mini golf

Saturday’s first fun activity was going shopping at my favorite used book store. I got two American girl books to add to my collection. After the book store I went to Starbucks. I had a good time at the book store and going to get coffee and that evening  I had scheduled a fun family activity. I had reserved a time slot for my parents and I at a mini golf course. I had been to this mini golf course before and I knew it was a lot of fun. I was happy that we played on my favorite side of the course. Now, I’m not very good at golf but I have a fun time playing it. We started out keeping score but after a bit we stopped keeping score and just played for fun. We all had a really good time and I hope we can go play the other side of the course soon.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Summer shopping fun !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Yesterday my friend Amy and I went shopping at the Dollar Tree and Target. As usual I found some fun stuff so let’s dive in so can I tell you more about it!

 

Summer shopping fun !

To start our day we went to Target I was in much need of bug spray and sunscreen but of course I stopped at the dollar section first. There were new items it the dollar section since I had last been there. I was excited to see these big squishy toys for three dollars each. I chose the big squishy sun.  I also got a pair of socks and a bird shaped toy that shoots a ball from it’s nose. After Target we went to the Dollar Tree . My friend had been looking at some office supplies at Target. She decided to wait and see if she could get what she needed at the Dollar Tree and guess what ? She found what she needed there and saved money ! I found some goodies as well . I got a glittery sign that says ” Hello summer ” two craft kits and more. It was a great day and I can’t wait to have more like it!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Unicorn sparkling water!

Hello, my bucket list friends! Once again I saw something at CVS that I just had to try ! This time it was unicorn sparkling water. I drink sparkling water all the time and I love unicorns so this looked like the perfect product for me. The box and the cans are both decorated with unicorns. The cans are smaller then normal but that did matter to me it just made the box easier to carry! The water had an amazing flavor! It tasted like candy and that’s pretty impressive because there is no sugar in it. I enjoyed everything about this sparkling water. I’m going to have to get more soon because I have already almost finished the box!

Rock On – Christina Epperly