Blogmas day 3 candy, play-doh, and more!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Well, it looks like we have made it to blogmas day 3. For today’s blogmas, I thought I would talk about what I did yesterday. I had some time before work after I got dropped off in town, so I decided to visit the coffee shop and the candy store. My main reason for going to the candy store was to buy a mineral water, but while I was there, I also got this lollipop holder that is shaped to look like Sky from Paw Patrol. Then I went to work and had a good and normal day at work. After work, I went to Safeway. I got food, of course, but I also got some fun things too. I got two containers of play-doh,some flavored candy canes, a container that had two Hot Wheels color reveal cars inside, and three chocolate candies that each come with a toy. I was happy with my first set of color reveal cars, and I’m excited to see what cars I get this time. Thanks for reading, and have a great last month of 2022!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love November 2022

Hello, my bucket list friends! Well it is time to say goodbye to November and head into the last month of 2022. I’m already making plans for the new year but for now let’s take a look back at the things I loved in November 2022.

Things I love November 2022

Going to Five Below – There is finally a Five Below location close to me! I was so excited to go check it out and I had a great time shopping there! ( You can read more about it HERE)

Buying Christmas items at Target – I went on a Christmas Shopping at Target where I got a lot of Christmas ornaments and other fun items! ( You can read about it HERE)

Painting a bird house – I had fun painting a bird house craft kit this month ( You can Read about it HERE)

Melissa and Doug art kit – I also enjoyed doing this fun craft kit this month. ( You can read about it HERE)

Enjoying the stores next to my work – I really like the location of my new job because it allows me to walk to a toy store, a candy store, and a coffee shop. ( You can read more about it HERE)

Decorating for Christmas – We have our Christmas tree and some of our outside lights up already. I love Christmas decorations.!

Going to Savers – I made it to Savers this month and I found some good stuff ( You can Read about it HERE)

Thanks for reading about the things I loved in November 2022!

Candy, coffee, and toys

Hello, my bucket list friends and Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’m spending thanksgiving with someone I love a lot! My cat Cooper! Cooper loves that I’m home because it has been cold lately and when it is cold cats love to cuddle! Anyways I wanted to talk about some of my highlights this week. So let’s get to it!

Tuesday – I had work on Tuesday after having Sunday and Monday off. One thing I really like about my new work is that the location is close to plenty of places that I can walk to. One of my favorite places that is close to my work is a candy store. Another one of my favorite near by places is a coffee shop that is near the candy store. On Tuesday I had time to go to both of these places before I had to be at work.  After I went to the coffee shop I went to the candy store where I got a mineral water. I love that the candy store has Liquid Death brand mineral water. I also got a snowman Pez dispenser. After that I went to work and then back home. I love that I can do some fun things before work now.

Wednesday – Once again I had some time before work to do have some fun. Before I got my coffee I went to the toy store. Yes, there is a toy store and a candy with in walking distance from my work now. When I went to the toy store I was not sure what I would end up getting but I knew I wanted to get another play foam pals. Play foam pals are a container of play foam with a toy animal hidden inside. I decided to get green play foam this time. I also bought two other items at the toy store. One was a candy cane shaped pop toy the other is a Christmas sticker book. I’m in a Christmastime mood and I can not seem to stop buying Christmas themed items. After the toy store came a visit to the coffee shop. After that the day was just like the day before. A good day at work then time to go home. However going home happened a little earlier on this day because the store I worked at closed early due to thanksgiving.  

Thanks for reading about some of my before work fun!

Rock On -Christina Epperly   

Sour Patch Kids Coal review. Another Sour Patch adventure!

Hello, my bucket list friends! It is time for another Sour Patch review! ( You can see my review of Sour Patch Kids popcorn HERE) I bought this product on Tuesday at a candy store near my work. I had some time before my shift started so I stopped by the candy store then I went to get coffee after that but that’s not really important to this post so back to the candy store. I loved seeing all the Christmas candy that was available. When I saw that they had Sour Patch Kids Coal I decided to try it. I had seen photos of Sour Patch Kids Coal but I had not tried it myself. I decided to buy it along with some other things. When it was time to try the candy I was curious what shape they would be. Would they be flat or round. Well it turns out the were kind of gumdrop shaped. Meaning they had a flat bottom and a round top. However they were not as tall as gumdrops are. As for the taste these candies are definitely sour candies. I mean they really pack a punch! Usually when I eat candy I eat one after another and before I know it I’ve emptied the whole container. I know that’s not a good thing but that’s how it usually happens lol. With this candy I didn’t do that because after a while my tongue started hurting. There are some sour candies that make your tongue hurt and some that don’t do that as much. However this candy is really powerful when it comes to the sourness. These candies have a black raspberry flavor. The flavor was good but the sour was overpowering at times. If you love sour I recommend trying this candy.

Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Midweek Christmas themed Target adventure

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday was one of my days off this week and I’m happy to say that I went to Target! I really wanted to shop for some Christmas items before a lot of items get bought up. Before I went to Target I stopped at Starbucks. There is something special about shopping while drinking coffee. When I got to Target I first looked in the dollar section where I got a pair of socks before I continued on to the Christmas section. You could tell that a lot of people had been here but there was still plenty to choose from. They had a great selection of three dollar ornaments. I kept finding super cute ones and adding them to my basket. There was also a large selection of Christmas candy. I got two peppermint lollipops and candy cane flavored mints. I had seen pictures of some of the fun Christmas items Target has this year and one item I was really interested in was the Target gingerbread store kit so I made sure to get one of thoes. Another item that I was looking for was the Hot Wheels Target truck. I’m very happy to say that I found this item. It came with a cute little Target shopping cart! After finding all those items, there was one more thing I was excited to buy. Christmas themed bath bombs with prizes! They had a set that had six bath bombs in it so that is what I ended up getting. I also got a craft kit because I almost always find more items then I thought I would when I go to Target. I will say however that if you are wanting to get Christmas items from Target I would get them sooner rather than later.

Thanks for reading about my fun shopping trip to Target!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Another super fun Melissa and Doug craft kit

Hello, my bucket list friends! It is no secret that I love doing craft kits. I’m always buying them and I having been trying to actually make more of them lately. On Monday I opened a craft get that I had gotten at a Goodwill back in August. This craft kit is from Melissia and Doug one of my favorite brands for craft kits. This kit had two magnets that your decorate with stickers and glitter glue. The two magnets in this kit were shaped like a firetruck and a train. I decided to make the train magnet first. This kit was pretty easy to do. It was also easy to figure out where the stickers were meant to go because there was a picture on kit. However, you can put the stickers wherever you want. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to putting the stickers on. After the stickers it was time for the glitter glue. There were two tubes of glitter glue in this craft kit. One was red and one was sliver. I didn’t use a whole lot of glitter glue for this project but I did enjoy outlining the firetruck with it. I also had fun making dots with it. I had fun doing this craft kit and I look forward to doing more Melissa and Doug craft kits in the future.

Thanks for reading about my craft kit fun!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Sour Patch Kids popcorn review

Hello,my bucket list friends! It is time for another food review! I really enjoy doing these posts and I love finding items to do reviews on. However I love it even more when I actually remember to write the review on the item that I bought. I’m happy to say that this time I’m actually doing the review. I got this fun snack from Five Below last week. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to try it. I love popcorn and Sour Patch Kids are one of my favorite kinds of candy. I tried this item on Saturday while I was at work. The taste reminded my of breakfast cereal. Kind of like Lucky Charms. You couldn’t taste the candy in every bite but there were times when you would get a big burst of sour flavor. I really enjoyed eating this snack and it was easy to keep going back for more. The sour flavor was not overwhelming and that made this snack easy to eat because it wasn’t super intense. Overall I would describe Sour patch kids flavored popcorn as a sweet sour and fun snack. I highly recommend trying this especially if you are a Sour Patch fan!

Thanks for reading this food review!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

This weekend put me in a Christmas state of mind

Hello, my bucket list friends! Another weekend has gone by so it is time for another post about my weekend. This Post however has a little bit of a theme. I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but I’m in a Christmas state of mind! My weekend kind of ended up having a Christmas theme to it. I’m already looking forward to the Christmas fun that is going to be coming my way next month. Without any more delay let’s get to my Christmas themed weekend.

Friday – I had work on Friday but before that I went and got Starbucks. I got one of the Christmas themed cups. Starbucks is also in a Christmas state of mind. After Starbucks I went in to work. I really enjoy my work now so my days are much happier then they were before. I now work at Urban Remedy and they have amazing food. They are worth checking out if your are looking for some healthy and yummy food. After work I went to Walgreens. I had a big project that I was working on and I needed to get some items for it. My church participated in Operation Christmas Child this year. If you have never heard of Operation Christmas Child, Let me give you a quick explanation. Basically you are giving a child a shoebox full of Christmas presents. You chose a gender and age range and then fill the box with items with that in mind. I put together three shoe boxes. I needed to get some more items for the boxes so that was my main reason for going to Walgreens. I also got some items for myself while I was there. The Christmas section at Walgreens was full of fun items. I got a plush reindeer, a gingerbread man toy, and a art kit. I’m happy to say that I got many great items for the shoe boxes. This little shopping trip was a great way to start the weekend.

Saturday – I did have work on Saturday but I did have some time before work to get Starbucks and go for a walk in the park. The park that we have been walking at lately has become one of my favorites because it has a playground it is usually not very busy. While I was at work I tried the Sour Patch Kids popcorn that I got at Five Below. I will make a post reviewing the popcorn but I will say that I did like it. On my lunch break at work I walked to a toy store. I’m so happy that I work with in walking distance to a toy store now. Toy stores are something that definitely go well with Christmastime. This toy store was in a Christmas State of mind right along with me. They were many Christmas items available however the items I ended up getting were not Christmas themed. One of the items I got could be considered a Christmas item because it would make a really good stocking stuffer. It was something that I don’t remember seeing before. It’s called Play Foam Pals. It is a container of play foam with a toy hidden inside. I also got some stickers and two animal shaped erasers. That night after work I opened up the play foam and saw that there was a penguin inside. I’m happy that I went to the toy store on my lunch break because it became the highlight of my day.

Sunday – Sunday was another work day for me. I Started my day just like I did the day before. We got coffee then went on a walk at the same park. After that I went to work and I had a good day. It was a shorter shift so I didn’t have a lunch break. However, after work my mom and I went to Safeway to pick up a few things. Safeway had their Christmas items displayed in different areas of the store. In the frozen food isle I was surprised to see the Barbie Color reveal advent calendar. It looked similar to last year’s advent calendar so I had to look it up and make sure it was a different one. Once I saw that it was I decided to get it. Once I got it down from the top on the freezer I saw that there was a different Barbie advent calendar behind it. It took me a little bit but I decided to get the color reveal advent calendar that I had originally saw. It was truly a good way to end the weekend.

Thank for reading about my weekend! I hope you had a wonderful and that you have beautiful week!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Painting a colorful birdhouse

Hello, my bucket list friends! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. Yesterday, I had the day off so I decided to do one of my favorite things. I did an art kit. I have quite a few art kits that I have not completed yet so yesterday I chose a simple birdhouse painting kit. There where three paint colors included in this kit but I decided to also used some other paint that I had. In addition to that I decided to use a set of paint brushes that I had instead of using the small on that came with the kit. I wanted to make my house very colorful I also wanted to include dots on my birdhouse because there is something that is both fun and relaxing about painting dots. I really liked the size of this bird house. It wasn’t huge but it was large enough that I could spread out the colors. I made a video of me painting the bird house . You can find the video on my Instagram page my username is summerrockstar. Doing this art kit remined me that I need to do more of the art kits that I have in my room. I not only have fun doing them they are good for my mentle health as well. I’m really happy with how this project turned out!

Thanks for reading about this art project!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love October 2022

Hello, my bucket list friends! Well we said goodbye to October. Now it’s November somehow! This year as flown by I feel like at this rate it will be New Year’s Eve in a blink of an eye! However we are not there yet so for now let’s take a look back at the things I loved in October 2022.

Creators of the moon and Idaho fun –  I ended the month with a fun trip to Idaho to visit family and do some exploring. You can read about my adventure HERE 

Leaving my career in childcare- I’m so happy that I walked away from this stressful career. You can read about it HERE, and HERE  

Girls day – After leaving the world of childcare I had a great day with my friend. You can read about this wonderful day HERE)

Getting a massage and going to Claire’s – I had a good evening at the mall this month. You can read about it HERE

Caramel apple cups – I got to try a great candy this month you can read about it HERE.

My new job! I got a new job that I love! You can read a little about it HERE.

Thank you reading about the things I loved this month. I hope you have a great November!

Rock on – Christina Epperly