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

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

An Idaho adventure plus exploring craters of the moon

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m very happy to say that I made it to Idaho three times this year to visit family. I had a good time like I usually do but I also went on a really fun day trip that I’m very excited to tell you all about. If you want to go right to the part about my adventure at craters of the moon go to the paragraph labeled Monday. Now let’s get to it!

Friday – This was the day we left for Idaho we took an earlier flight then we normally do. I was very happy about that because we had more time in Idaho. I was also very happy because we got Starbucks at the airport. Our plane landed earlier then we thought it was going to so we had some time to go to my favorite store in the airport. I got some Idaho souvenirs and a snack at the store. Yes, I have a lot of souvenirs from Idaho but I still like collecting them. After my grandparents picked us up from the airport we went to lunch before going to their house. I was very happy to see Jewels (their dog) and she was very happy to see me. That evening we went to Walmart I was very happy to see that they had a lot of Christmas items out already. I got a Christmas ornament as well as some other fun things including a Barbie and some Barbie pets blind bag toys. It was a relaxing and fun first day of the trip.

Saturday – On the first full day of this trip we started the day by going to breakfast. It was pretty good but after breakfast we had to get a new car battery. It was a little stressful but it all worked out. After dealing with the battery problem it was time to go thrift shopping. At the first thrift store we went to I found a few things such as two TY Beanie Babies, a 101 Dalmatians toys and a large Barbie book that still had one of the toys that came with it. However I was really hopping to find more things to add to my collection so we went to the Goodwill. I really like the Goodwill that we went to. I’ve gotten some really cool things at that location before so I was excited to see what I would find this time. I’m happy to say that I got a bunch of fun items including some TY Beanie Babies, a Barbie doll, My Little Pony toys and a Starbucks hat. After thrift shopping we went to Starbucks and no, I did not wear my new hat. Our next adventure of the day was going to get pumpkins to decorate my Grandparent’s porch with. The first pumpkin patch that we went to didn’t have what we were looking for but there were some really cool planes flying overhead and I some good pictures of them. The next place that we went to was more like a roadside fruit stand then a pumpkin patch. However they had a pretty good selection of pumpkins and we got what we needed for decorating the porch. After all of that adventure we went back to my grandparents house and relaxed for a while. We also had some time to visit with other family members before we went on a nighttime adventure to Fred Myer. I wanted to get bath bombs and I was happy to see the large selection of bombs they had. I’m happy to say that I got bath bombs that had prizes in them. I also got a Barbie doll here. Then I took a bath with bath bombs sometime after midnight.

Sunday – We started our Sunday with a trip to Starbucks after that we went to lunch at my one of grandparents favorite restaurants. If you ask me Starbucks and Mexican food are a good way to start the day. I got veggies fajitas and they were amazing! We spent a good part of this day at a family member’s farm. I loved seeing the baby pigs and the other animals. I very was happy to see one of my favorite horses again! However I was not happy that I got stung by a yellow jacket. So after we left the farm we had to stop by Walmart to get some cream for my sting. Of course that’s not all I got. I also got some fun things including more Barbie pets blind bag toys and another Christmas ornament. I also took at bath that night with bath bombs.

Monday- This was our last full day in Idaho plus it was also Halloween. It turns out that Halloween is a good day to vist a national monument. After about a three hour drive we arrived at Craters of the moon national monument. When we arrived at the visitor center I was happy to see that there were not many people here today. I guess most people’s Halloween plans do not involve a trip to craters of the moon. I enjoyed the visitor center there were some good displays there as well as a gift shop. We got some souvenires at the gift shop but my mom and I also got free bat buttons. It was a good way to start our adventure at the national monument. After The visitor center we paid the entrance fee to the park and then went exploring. There are a lot of amazing things to see at craters of the moon. I don’t know if the pictures I took accurately depict the beauty of this place. However I really enjoyed the views, the hikes we went on, and the unique look of this amazing place.There is something so special and unique about being surrounded by volcanic rock. It truly feels like you are on another planet. I don’t think I will ever forget what it felt like to climb to the top of a black hill. At the top it was windy but so uniquely beautiful. I highly recommend adding this place to your bucket list. I wish that I would have had it on mine because it was definitely deserving of a spot. After a truly breath taking adventure we made the trip back to my grandparents house where I spent the evening passing out Halloween candy. It was a wonderful way to wrap up this trip to Idaho.

Thank you for reading about my latest adventures in Idaho

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Play-Doh kit fun!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Recently I got this super cute Play-Doh kit from Walgreens. I’m home from work today not feeling the best but I did have the desire to open up this Play-Doh kit and use the animal shaped cookie cutters inside. There are a lot of cookie cutters in the kit. I decided to make one animal shape for each color of Play-Doh that came with the kit. There were seven colors in the kit but there were a lot more cookie cutters! There were so many to choose from. My three favorite cookie cutter shapes are the Teddy bear, the fish, and the cat! I had fun cutting out the shapes. It was a good mix of fun and relaxing. Maybe I should do more blog posts about Play-Doh because I really enjoyed doing this one!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Trader Joe’s key lime kettle popcorn review

Hello, my bucket list friends! I have a pretty big sweet tooth and I enjoy trying out new snacks. When I saw this flavor of kettle popcorn,I really wanted to try it. First of all I really liked the design of the bag plus the package used a good amout of my favorite color (green) so I already started to like this snack from the beginning. On the bag there were four words that described the taste. These words gave me an idea about the flavor adventure I was about to go on. The four words listed on the bag are sweet,salty,tart and tangy. These words do a great job of describing the flavor explosion of this snack. There are so many flavors going on with this snack that it is so overwhelming in the best way possible. It has a strong and sweet lime flavor. There is also a some classic kettle corn flavor mixed in. There is so many flavors going on in this snack and somehow it works really well. I highly recommend trying this snack! Thanks for reading this fun review.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Muir woods adventure 2/2022

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Wednesday, I went to Muir Woods,with my mom. It was both of our first times going there. It’s a very popular place and reservations are required. It was on the colder side on the day for our visit but it was still a beautiful day. Muir woods is definitely worth seeing it is a truly beautiful area. There are so many beautiful redwoods there. We went on a hike that was not very difficult but it was amazing! There are different trails that you can chose from. If I ever go back to Muir Woods I wonder what trail I will go on. There is so much to see here, beautyis all around you. There were a lot of plaques that told you about different things in the park such as the animals there and historical facts. Before we went on our hike we went to the cafe for coffee and the gift shop for souvenirs. I have so many great pictures from this day. Some of my favorite pictures I got were of the sun shining through the tress. On the way back to the car, I stopped and took pictures whith this wooden sculpture that depicted the wingspan of different birds. This a place that is definitely worth visiting especially for nature lovers! Another fun thing about this day was driving over the Golden Gate Bridge. We also explored the Suto Baths in San Francisco. This is also a very interesting place that is worth checking out. It was a great day of exploring and I can’t wait for another day like this.

Rock On- Christina Epperly