Breaktime shopping

Hello, my bucket list friends! As I have mentioned before I got a job at Walgreens. One of the things I like about working there is getting to go shopping on my breaks. I love seeing new products when they come in, I also love seeing what items are on clearance. Saturday on my break I got a notebook, pens , two Kinder Joy eggs, juice with a toy on top, and some socks that have a coffee mug pattern. On Friday I got some butterfly hair clips that were on sale. Thursday I got a fun nail art kit that comes with a ring and I also bought a Hot Wheels car. In addition to that I got another Hot Wheels car yesterday! I’m looking forward to Christmas time for many reasons but one reason is that I know there will be a lot of fun items that I will want to buy when I’m on my breaks!

Thanks for reading this fun blog post – Christina Epperly

Barbie color reveal, shopping at Savers, and more!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Overall, so far, September has been a busy month as far as work goes, and that’s a good thing! However, I have not had a whole lot of fun adventures this month. but there have been a few highlights that I wanted to share with you. Without any more delay, let’s get to it!

September 15th – I had this day off. With my free time, I decided to see what Barbie color reveal doll I had gotten. I had bought her at Target, but I had not gotten around to seeing what doll I got in the totally denim series. All the dolls looked cool. The doll that I got was mainly pink with a fun butterfly pattern. I want to get more dolls in this series. My big highlight of the day was going to Savers. At Savers, I got a Barbie doll who had a cute necklace on but also needed some TLC. Her face was very dirty but I was able to clean her when I got home. I’m happy that I rescued her. The other items that I got at Savers on this day are an unopened bead kit, some books including American Girl books, two TY Beanie Babies , a bag of hair bows , a paint your own tea set art kit, and a Build a Bear plush. After Savers, I quickly went to the Safeway next to Savers to get something I needed, but I also got two Hot Wheels cars. They have them at a really good price at Safeway. That night, I started painting my tea set. The paint was no longer in the set, but I had paint that I could use. I had fun painting dots on the plates. It was an overall good day!

September 16th – On this day I had work in the afternoon. I started off the day by going to brunch at a neighbor’s house. It was fun getting to see and talk to some of my neighbors. My next big highlights of the day were going to Starbucks and the park. During my break at work I went shopping. I got another bead kit and an art kit. The art kits come with two lamas that you paint. I was very excited about the things that I bought on my break. It was another pretty good day!

September 17th – I also worked in the afternoon on this day . I went and got coffee and went to church before work. After church, I went to Starbucks, and I got a pink drink. At work during my break, I bought two new Kiner joy eggs that have animal toys in them. It was another good day.

September 18th – On this day, I went to work, and during my break, I bought a Hot Wheels monster truck that was Barbie themed. After work, I went to Safeway, where I got two juice drinks that come with toys. I really like the monster truck I got!

Thank you for reading about some of my latest highlights!

A decoupage art kit and a trip to Target

Hello, my bucket list, friends! While the summer months are pretty jammed packed with adventure, these next few months are pretty slow. However, I’m pretty good at finding things to blog about. Anyways, on Wednesday I had the day off, and I did two fun things. The first thing I want to talk about is the decoupage art kit that I got from The Goodwill in Connecticut. I have had this kit since June, and I have been wanting to use it for a while. I finally used it and I have to say I loved doing decoupage and I want to do it again. The cat that I made with the kit turned out super cute, and I want to do another kit like this one, but I have not seen many of them around. The second thing I did on Wednesday that I wanted to talk about was that I went to Target. One of the main reasons that I wanted to go to Target was to get a new Barbie color reveal doll. When I was at Target, I debated if I should get one or two color reveal dolls.  I decided to get one doll and a Barbie activity kit. Some other fun things I got were two pairs of socks, a pencil pouch, and a bath bomb with a prize inside. I also got two Kinder Joy eggs. The Kiner Joy eggs I got were a part of the National Parks series. I had not seen those kind in a while so I looked and I saw that they were expired. I still wanted the toys that were in them, so I asked for and got a discount on them. After my Target fun, I got coffee before going home. It was a pretty great day off.

Thanks for reading – Christina Epperly     

summer bucket list game results

Hello, my bucket list, friends! This year, I did a game instead of just a regular summer bucket list. I honestly did not do as well as I hoped I would. After adding everything up, my score ot was 515 out of 1,845 . So yeah, not great. I think a lot of it had to do with not crossing off any of the 100-point items . With all that being said, I did enjoy this summer, and I do want to do this again next year. Thanks for reading. You can find the list below. – Christina Epperly

5 points

  1. Slide down a slide – Yes, I got to go down a really cool dinosaur shaped slide in Las Vegas
  2. Go out for frozen yogurt – Yes, I went to Yogurt Land
  3. Get new flip flops – Yes, I got some at Old Navy, and I also got some at JC Penny’s in Idaho.
  4. Go on a mall shopping spree – Yes, I had a lot of fun!
  5. Go shopping at the Dollar Tree – Yes, I did twice
  6. Draw a summer picture – Yes, I’m really happy with how this year’s picture looks
  7. Get a bubble machine – no
  8. Do a bubble photoshoot – I do have some photos of me blowing bubbles this year, but it wasn’t really a photo shoot, so I guess no.
  9. Eat pizza – yes
  10. Drink a milkshake – You know, as easy as this item was, I did not end up crossing it off
  11. Go to Taco Bell – yes
  12. Go out for ice cream – no
  13. Go thrift shopping – yes, more than once

10 points

  1. Go swimming – yes lots of times
  2. Go to a movie – yes, I saw the sound of freedom
  3. Go to the beach – yes, in CT. and Santa Barbra
  4. Ride a carousel – yes
  5. Get 10 points for every item you cross off from your regular bucket list. I crossed off three items, so I got 30 points for this
  6. Make sidewalk chalk art – no
  7. Ride a roller coaster – no
  8. Play mini golf – no
  9. Tie – dye something- no
  10. Make a bracelet – I think I did this but I don’t have any pictures so I guess I’ll give myself half points for this one
  11. Win a prize from a claw machine – yes
  12. Paint something at a paint your own store- no
  13. Make a sand castle – no
  14. Make a summer playlist – yes
  15. Make a craft with craft sticks -no
  16. Slide down a waterslide – no
  17. Get coffee from a coffee shop that I have never been to before – no I don’t think so
  18. Get a new bathing suit – I did get a new swim top at Goodwill, so I guess I will give myself half points for this one
  19. Make sand art – no
  20. Go to a park I’ve never been to before – yes, I went to more than park in CT

20 points

  1. Go to a museum, yes. I went to a few
  2. Go to a concert – no
  3. Go to a zoo – yes, I went to two zoos this summer
  4. Make a plush animal at Build a Bear Workshop – yes, I made a very cute frog
  5. See fireworks – yes
  6. Get my nails done – no
  7. Get a massage – yes
  8. Make playdough – no
  9. Go to a restaurant I’ve never been to before – yes
  10. Swim/ float in a lazy river – no
  11. Do Volunteer work – no
  12. Download a new game and finish 20 or more levels. – yes
  13. Go to a water park – no
  14. go to a selfie museum -yes

50 points

  1. Go on a vacation -yes
  2. Go to a state I’ve never been to before- yes
  3. Get a new tattoo – no
  4. Get a small pool for my deck – no
  5. Go to a state park – yes
  6. Read five books with 100 + pages each – no
  7. Go camping – no
  8. Get a Barbie from the 1990s that is still in the box – no
  9. Go to a national park – no
  10. Go to an escape room -no
  11. Go on a birthday getaway – no
  12. Stay in a hotel I’ve never been to before – yes

100 Points

  1. Take a picture with a famous person – no
  2. Get 10K plus views on a newly posted Instagram reel – no
  3. Get 500 blog followers – no
  4. Relaunch my YouTube channel – no
  5. Visit two states I’ve never been to before -no
  6. Go on a scavenger hunt – no
  7. Do five product reviews on my blog – no

Things I love August 2023

Hello, my bucket list, friends! August was an overall good month. I started a new job, went to Idaho, and I tuned 33 and more! It is now time to take a look back at the things I loved in August 2023.

Going to the Jelly Belly Factory – On my birthday, I visited the Jelly Belly Factory. I had a lot of fun exploring the factory, visiting the museum and going shopping. ( You can read about it HERE)

Going on another Idaho adventure – I had a great time visiting Idaho in August. It was good to see family and go on adventures. ( You can read about it HERE )

Thrift shopping – I got to do some thrift shopping in August locally and in Idaho. ( You can read about it HERE and HERE )

Starting a new job – I’m very happy to say that I was blessed with a new job at Walgreens after the store that I was working at closed. ( You can read about it HERE)

Shopping at my favorite party supply store – The day before my birthday, I went to a party supply store that I have loved since I was a kid. ( You can read about it HERE )

Alice Cooper’s new album – My favorite singer released a new album, and I have spent a lot of time listening to it! I highly recommend listing to it!

My early birthday dinner with my friend – Before my birthday I celebrated it with my friend. ( You can read about it HERE )

Going to the mall – I went to the mall this month. I got a massage and did some shopping. ( You can read about it HERE )

Being ok after having emergency surgery – On the first day of August, I had unexpected surgery after going to the ER on July 31st. It was very scary, but God protected me. I had a good amount of recovery to do during August, but I’m glad to say that scars are the only reminder I have of the surgery. ( You can read about it HERE )

There you have it, the things I loved in August 2023. Thanks for reading ! – Christina Epperly

Oxnard road trip 2023

Hello, my bucket list friends in this blog post. I will talk about a fun road trip I took at the end of July. I didn’t cross off any bucket list items, but I did have a pretty good time, and I can not wait to tell you more, so let’s get to it.

July 28 – This was the day that our road trip began. The main goal of this road trip was to go to the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard. On the way to Oxnard, we stopped at a small but amazing zoo. While we were driving, we saw a sign for the Charles Paddock zoo, so we decided to check it out. One of my favorite things that I saw here was the flamingos, including a baby flamingo. I also really enjoyed seeing the tortoises and the tiger. I also went to the gift shop and I got some fun souvenirs. After we made it to the hotel we went swimming it was a pretty great day.

July 29- This was the opening day of the Dallas Cowboys training camp, and it was packed full of fans. It took a long time to park, and then it took a very long time to get into the event. I did enjoy the event, though it is always exciting to see people that you usually see on a screen in person. I also got a really good ice cream cone here. After taring camp we had lunch at Whole Foods. I love the Whole Foods hot bar. After lunch, we went to a Goodwill store. I did not get much here, but I did get a few things, including stickers and two Barbie nail files. At the hotel I went swimming again. I love being able to go swimming when I stay at hotels.

July 30- On this day we had plans to go parasailing but it candled due to weather. I was disappointed, but we decided to go on a trolley tour in Santa Barbra instead. We did a trolly tour and had fun exploring the city. I loved the dolphin fountain! There is a lot to see here, and I would love to come back sometime. Before going back to Oxnard, we ate at a really good Mexican restaurant. I also went swimming again!

July 31 – This was the day we went back home. We made a few stops on the way home, including a stop at another Mexican restaurant. I’m a big fan of veggie burritos!However, as I came back home, I had no idea that a major challenge would be coming my way. In my next blog post, I will tell you all about it.

Thanks for reading about my road trip adventure! – Christina Epperly

My review of Coca-Cola Ultimate

Hello, my bucket list friends. I’m happy to be finally writing this post! At the end of last month, I bought a bottle of Coca-Cola Ultimate, and early this month, I tried it. I do not know what makes the soda taste the way it did. However ,the taste reminded me of a Coca- Cola Slurpee. I really don’t know how else to describe the taste. With all that being said, I did enjoy this flavor, and I do recommend giving it a try.

Thanks for reading my review! – Christina Epperly

Things I love June 2023

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m still trying to catch up with my blog post since the summer has been pretty busy but in a good way. Anyways before I can get into the adventures I’ve been having in July, I’m going to do a post about the things I loved in June 2023.

Friend sleepover / swimming – I had a fun sleepover with my friend that included shopping at Walmart and going swimming . ( You can read about it HERE)

Connecticut vacation – I had a wonderful vacation in Connecticut! I did many fun things, including going to the zoo and seeing a waterfall. ( You can read about it HERE,HERE, and HERE)

Crossing two items off my bucket list.- I’m very happy to say that I crossed two items off my bucket list in June! ( You can read about them HERE )

Going on a shopping spree – I had a great time shopping at the Dollar Tree, and the mall the weekend after I got back from Connecticut. ( You can read about it HERE )

Shopping at my favorite local thrift shop and toy store- I did some other fun shopping this month. (You can read about some of it HERE )

winning an American Girl Doll – Towards the beginning of June, I won an American Girl doll in a raffle. ( You can read about it HERE)

making my summer playlist – I made the perfect playlist for my summer. (You can read about it HERE )

Alice Cooper’s new song and album release date – I did add one more song to my summer 2023 playlist. While I was on vacation, Alice Cooper released a new song! He also announced that his new album would be released on August 25th! I love his new song, and I’m very excited for his album to come out later this summer!

Thanks so much for reading about the things I loved in June! – Christina Epperly

Things I love May 2023

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Once again, another month has ended, so that means it is time to remember all the great moments that it brought. Let’s get to it!

Mother’s Day – I enjoyed celebrating Mother’s Day this month! It was great to have my whole family together! ( You can read about it HERE )

Hanging out with my cousin – I’m making an effort to spend time with people more often than I have been. It was really nice to spend time with my cousin this month. ( You can read about it HERE )

Seeing my my friend twice – Yesterday ( The last day of May) I had a last minute hang out with my friend because we just happened to be in the same area. I also got to see her earlier in the month as well. ( You can read about it HERE )

Shopping at Savers – I got to go to Savers this month. My mom’s car was was being worked on not too far away from Savers so my mom and I took an Uber there. ( You can read about it HERE )

Shopping at my favorite local thrift store – I got to go shopping at the thrift store close to my work a few times this month. ( You can read about it HERE,HERE and HERE )

Trying and reviewing Starbuck’s new Frappuccino – I had fun trying a new Frappuccino this month! ( You can read about it HERE )

My review of Warheads sour black cherry soda!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It is time for another drink review! This time, I tried a sour black cherry soda from Warheads. This soda was pretty good. You could definitely taste the sourness, but it didn’t ruin the cherry flavor. The sour taste did stay in my mouth for a while after drinking, but it wasn’t bad. However, if you are not a fan of sour candy, I would stay away from this drink. On the other hand, if sour candy is one of your favorite things, you really should try this soda!

Thanks for reading this review! – Christina Epperly