Things I love Nov. 2019

Hello,my bucket list friends ! It’s time for another things I love post ! I have some fun things to write about for this post so let’s get to it !

Things I love Nov. 2019

Idaho state museum – On the first day of Nov. I got to explore a really cool museum. I loved the interactive exhibits! ( you can read more about it HERE)

Ridding a horse for the first time in years – I love horseback ridding but it had been a very long time since I last rode. When I was in Idaho I got the chance to get back on a horse again and it was amazing! ( you can read more about it HERE )

The American Girl store – I got to visit the American Girl store this month. They had a beautiful Christmas tree up in the store. I got new shoes for my doll Clover and a book for me !

Cat ear sweat shirt – I bought this for a blog post ( you can read it HERE) but it ended up being so cute and comfortable that it became one of my favorite things this month !

Cinnamon coke – When I first heard about this drink I really wanted to try it ! ( you can read my review HERE )

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Things I love OCT. 2019

Hello,my bucket list friends OCT. 2019 left us a while ago. That’s means it is time to recap some the things I loved in October 2019.

 

Things I love OCT. 2019

Making my own puzzle –  I had a fun time creating my own puzzle from a blank puzzle I had on my arts and crafts shelf. ( you can read about it HERE)

Pink squishy owl –  I love working right next to a CVS ! I get to buy all kinds of fun things inducing this very cute squishy owl.

Doing an escape room for the first time  –  My awesome cousin invited me to do a escape room with her. It was an exciting experience. ( You can read about it HERE )

Beanie Boo bat –  Another fun CVS find . I loved collecting beanie babies as a kid and lately I’ve been growing my collection of the beanie boos ! I was excited to add a cute little bat to my collection !

Thrift shopping – I got to do one of my favorite things more then once this month and I found some pretty great items !

Going to the mall – I went to the mall to get a much needed massage but I also did some shopping while I was there. I bought some fun things at Claire’s one of my favorite stores.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Idaho adventure fall 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got back home from another adventure to Idaho. Even though I’ve been to Idaho a few times I seem to always find something new to explore each time I visit my grandparents and this time was no different. I can’t wait to tell you more so here we go!

Idaho adventure fall 2019

On OCT. 30th my latest trip to Idaho began. My mom and I landed in Boise around 10 pm. Since our flight got in so late, there wasn’t time to do much that night except for hug my grandparents and reunite with Jewels my grandparents friendly and happy dog. The next day my uncle came over and I mentioned that we were going to Goodwill that day. He suggested that we go to a different Goodwill then we normally go to because it was located next to another thrift store called the Idaho Youth Ranch. Two thrift stores in one parking lot ? I was sold ! We headed to the Goodwill first where I found some amazing items including a Lisa Frank binder, a Mickey Mouse notebook , a large My Little Pony toy, a Mickey Mouse purse , some cool shirts and other things. Then it was on to the next thrift store. At thrift store number two I got a yellow zip up jacket , a My Little Pony DVD a Minnie Mouse shirt that came from one of the Disney parks and a very pretty necklace. After all that shopping we headed to Golden Corral for lunch. I had seen Gold Corral advertisements before but I had never been there myself. The food was pretty good and they had soft serve !! It was a pretty awesome day and that night I handed out lots and lots of Halloween candy ! Now on to the next day !

The next day was also a new month and I was excited for what we had planned that day. We were headed to the Idaho state museum ! The museum had lots to explore. My favorite thing at the museum was the bike tour. There was a bike in front of a TV screen and as you peddled the bike the TV took you on a tour of different places in Idaho. I also enjoyed designing a house on a touch screen , the video about beavers , taking a quiz about Idaho agriculture , getting to move water and leaves on a big touch screen that was made to look like a river, and shopping at the gift shop. After the museum we went to a restaurant that had a yummy buffet with soft serve ! I liked buffets before this trip but now I like them more the ever before. Even after all that fun this day had more fun left to offer.  My aunt and uncle live on a farm and that night I was staying at their house. When I got to the farm the fun started right away! I got to walk a goat and run around an arena with a mini horse. I love animals and I had a lot of fun being around animals that I don’t often get to spend time with. That night I watched season 3 of Free Rein one of my favorite shows! This day was packed full of fun and adventure and the next day had even more fun to offer.

The next morning I woke up early , bundled up for the very cold morning and went with my aunt to feed the animals. I liked feeding the barn cats they reminded me of my cats at home. After all the animals got their breakfast it was time for ours. My uncle made pancakes and told me that he likes to melt peanut butter on his pancakes . I love peanut butter so I decided to give it a try. It was so good! After breakfast I got to do something I had’t done in years. Go horseback ridding ! My aunt has two beautiful horses. She let me ride one while she rode the other. My ridding skills were very rusty but I was more then happy to shake off the rust. I had an extremely fun time ridding and I can’t wait until I get another opportunity to ride again. For lunch we went to a Chinese food buffet and yes, I had more soft serve ! We went to Walmart before going back to my grandparents house. I loved seeing all the Christmas stuff that Walmart had. That night I had to pack up my things because our flight left early the next morning. I’m really glad that I got a backpack at the Good Will or I wouldn’t have had room to bring back all my stuff ! At the Airport the next morning I bought some more souvenirs including a new snow globe for my collection. I had a great visit to Idaho and I can’t wait for the next one !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

Arts and crafts fun Oct. 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got to do one of my favorite things arts and crafts kits ! I can’t wait to tell you what I created this time so here we go !

 

Arts and crafts fun Oct. 2019

Disney glitter globe kit – I’ve been eyeing this kit at for a while and I finally picked it up. They had a few princess to chose from. I chose Ariel .When it came time to put the globe together there was a lack of directions but I kind of figured it out. It was hard to put the stickers in and I couldn’t figure out how to secure the background on. It looked ok when I finished it but it did leak a bit. This craft kit was a difficult to put together but I’m glad I tried it!

Sand art kit – I love doing sand art I remember doing it when I was a kid. I found this kit at Target. It came with two plastic molds for sand art. One was a large moon and the other was a shooting star that could be put on a necklace. They included a string for the shooting star necklace. I found the kit fun and easy to use . I really liked the way my art turned out. Instructions were included in this kit but I found it easy to use even with out them. This was my favorite kit out of the three I used this time.

 

My Little Pony pop outz ! – This simple kit came with two ponies and three markers. The ponies came with little stands so you could display your art when you finished. I used some of my own markers to color the ponies as well as the ones that came with the kit. I enjoyed coloring them and I’m happy with the way they tuned out.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

A bunch of American Girl magazines

Hello, my bucket list friends ! My last E bay Order recently arrived and it was a box full of a whole bunch of American Girl magazines. I’ve been having a great time looking through them and I can’t wait to tell you all about it here we go !

 

A bunch of American Girl magazines

I bought a bunch of American Girl  magazines on Ebay. The magazines range in year from 1997 to 2005. It’s interesting to see how the look of the magazines changed over the years. In one of the magazines from 2005 there was an insert that had paper door hangers that you could cut out. I picked out the one I liked the best wrote my name on it and put it on my door.  The magazines are filled with interesting stories and tons of great ideas for cooking projects, games and arts and crafts projects. I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas in the magazines! I also I can’t wait to tell you all about it once I do some of the fun project ideas that the magazines have to offer.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

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Fun with arts and crafts kits

Hello, my bucket list friends, I love being creative and making fun works of art ! I often buy arts and crafts kits and then use them in my down time. I’ve been having fun with the craft kits and art supplies that I have on my art shelf. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here we go.

Fun with arts and crafts

Sand art necklace kit – I got this fun and simple kit at the Dollar Tree . It came with a small plastic heart that had a loop on the cap to make a necklace. It also came with brightly colored sand and a tool to move the sand around but did not include any string for a necklace. I had a fun time pouring the sand into the heart and watching the bright colors make fun patterns. I’m happy with the way this project turned out.

Bracelets

Now, it’s time for one of my all-time favorite art projects. Pipe cleaner bracelets! I also got the supplies for this craft at the Dollar Tree. All I needed for this craft were some pipe cleaners and beads the Dollar Tree had both colorful pipe cleaners and colorful beads . I had a good time putting the beads onto the pipe cleaners. I loved the way the bracelets looked when I put them on. This is a fun and easy craft I recommend it !

Valentine’s day painting

And here is another Dollar Tree craft kit! This Valentine’s day themed paint kit had two cute little teddy bears holding hands. As normal with these craft kits the paint was not very high quality but it was a lot of fun to paint the very cute bears. When the painting dried it was a little hard to see parts of the original picture underneath. If I used water color paint it may have turned out better. I think I’ll do that next time!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Things I love August 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends it’s time for another better late then never things I love post. Enjoy!

 

Things I love August 2019

My day trip to San Francisco – Its great to live just an hour away from this major city ( you can read about it HERE )

Build a Bear workshop – I’ve loved this place for a long time and it was the perfect place to go for my birthday ! ( you can read about it HERE)

My new phone case – Whenever I get a new phone I get these awesome phone cases from amazon that are an work of art . Take a look at the picture below it’s pretty awesome !

my new hair cut – I love having short hair but my hair grows so fast that it often gets longer then I like pretty quickly but in August I finally got it cut! I love it .

crossing get acupuncture off my bucket list – Another item is off the list ! ( read about it HERE)

Rock on- Christina Epperly