Hello, my bucket list friends and happy first day of December/ blogmas ! I was excited to open up the first door on my advent calendar today. I got this cute snowman advent calendar from work. It is just a simple chocolate one, but I really like the picture on the front. I am excited to share all my Christmas fun with you ! If you have any suggestions for blogmas posts, please let me know in the comments! Happy December ❤️
Thanks for reading day one of blogmas 2023 – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! Somehow, it is the end of another month. Honestly, this month seems kind of blurry. It’s a good thing I took lots of pictures to remind me. However, I do remember doing lots and lots of shopping. With all that being said, let’s jump into the things I loved in November 2023!
Shopping at work – I got so many amazing things at work this month. Especially Christmas themed items! ( You can read about it HERE , HERE, and HERE )
Savers – I got to go to Savers this month. I got some fun items, including books and Barbie dolls . ( You can read about it HERE )
My favorite local thrift store – This store has been a big help with a bucket list item that I’m currently working on because they have a lot of low-cost books. I also got other items during my thrift shopping adventures . ( You can read about it HERE and HERE and HERE )
Marshmallow hot cocoa popcorn – I did a fun food review this month ! ( You can read it HERE )
Going to the movies – I went to the movies and I saw the Journey to Bethlehem it was an amazing movie! ( You can read about it HERE )
Fit Bit – I didn’t write a blog post about this, but I started wearing a fit bit watch, and I love it! If you have a fit bit, let’s be friends on the app !
Art kit fun – I did two painting art kits this month. (You can read about it HERE and HERE )
Dollar Tree shopping – I got to go shopping at the Dollar Tree this month. ( You can read about it HERE )
A visit to a local bookstore – I got three books at a local bookstore this month. (You can read about it HERE )
Thank you for reading about the things I loved in November 2023 – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! I just wanted to write a post to say happy Thanksgiving to all of you! The list of things that I’m thankful for is very long, but it does include everyone who reads this blog. I want to use this post to not only wish you all a happy Thanksgiving but to say thank you for reading my blog and for all your likes and comments. I’m very thankful that I discovered my love of blogging. Like I said before the list of all the things I’m thankful for is very long but I will list a few things that come to mind. Feel free to list some of the things that you are thankful for in the comments. Some of the things that I’m thankful for today and everyday are my faith, the wonderful people in my life, my imagination, animals, and my toy collection. Once again for supporting my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving and God bless – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! I have a nasty cold at the moment, but I’m still working on this one list item that I’m determined to cross off. That item is to read 50 books in a year. I’m halfway there. Since I did not keep up with this goal throughout this year. My strategy has been to read very short children’s books. I’m planning to go to my favorite local thrift store again where the books are very low cost and get more short books since I’ve already read the ones that I got there recently. I’ve been keeping track of my progress on good reads. I’m also close to finishing a longer book that I’ve been slowly reading throughout the year. I’m a pretty slow reader, and I get distracted easily, so reading short books seems to be the best way to cross this item off. I’m going to try to cross off read one hundred in a year in 2024. I’m probably gonna stick with this strategy for that list item as well.
Thanks for reading about this bucket list adventure – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! I have been having a fun time buying Christmas items lately. As soon as they were displayed at the store where I work, I began buying them. recently, I got a bucket of fake snow that has toys hidden inside , a very cute bird decoration, two plush toys , a squishy toy, and an advent calendar. I also got a bag of frosted animal crackers, another light bulb lollipop ,stickers and gel window decorations. The Christmas themed items that I bought this week have not been the only Christmas themed items that I have been buying. There are two main reasons why I have been buying so many Christmas items. The first reason is that I love Christmastime! I love all the fun items that are available around Christmastime. The second reason is that as soon as we get further into Christmastime, those items will more than likely sell out very quickly. Years ago, I waited too long to buy a gingerbread house, and when I went to buy one, I could not get one. I went to many different stores, and I could not get one. I remember how disappointed I was, so now I try to buy things I want early. When it comes to buying seasonal items, there does seem to be a bit of a competition. Since these items are only around for a certain amount of time. Especially when it gets closer to the holiday. Soon, everyone will want to buy these items, and it turns into a contest of who can buy them first. My strategy for this competition is easy buy want you want early. As soon as you see it, get it! I plan on getting most, if not all, of my Christmas themed items this month. Have you started buying Christmas items yet?
Thanks for reading about my Christmas shopping fun! – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! I thought it would be fun to do a post about some of the things I’ve been up to lately. I don’t need to do a long introduction for this so, Let’s get to it!
My latest art kit fun – I got this simple painting art kit at work, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I painted a space man and a rocket. My favorite part was painting a smiley face on the spaceman.
Some of my break time shopping, including Christmas items!- I’ve done a lot of breaktime shopping lately. On Saturday, I got this really cool sensory bucket that has a bunch of fun toys and slime inside. I also got a Paw Patrol activity set. As for Christmas themed items on Friday, I got some really fun Christmas themed hair accessories, including bows!
My latest thrift shopping trip – Also, on Saturday, I went to my favorite local thrift store. I got there close to closing time, so I didn’t have a lot of time to shop, but I did get some fun items. I got some short books to help me cross off a bucket list item I’m working on. I also got a mini brands game, stickers, a headband , two Pez dispensers, and more!
I have a new favorite Chinese restaurant – yesterday, after church, my parents and I went to a Chinese restaurant that we had not been to before and it was really good! It is now my local favorite Chinese food restaurant!
Christmas Starbucks drinks – It is that time of year, and I love peppermint mochas and the other fun drinks Starbucks has right now!
Thanks for reading this blog post ! – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! On Saturday I went to Monterey. I walked on the beach and ate pasta on the Wharf. However, my favorite thing that I did was revisit the antique mall that I had been to once before. This place is full of fun things to look at, especially toys! There were so many hot wheels cars. I chose this fun yellow one, and I also saw lots of Barbie items. I ended up buying some Barbie gift tags, party invitations, and clothes. I also got two packs of Star Trek trading cards. It was a beautiful day there. Another fun thing I did was that I got a pressed penny on the Wharf. It was a fun day!
The other things I feel like writing about ! I knew that I wanted to talk about Monterey in this post, but I also have a few other things on my mind, so I decided to add some random things to this post as well. Here we go!
I got some Kinder Joy Christmas eggs – I was so happy when I saw them while I was at Safeway. I wonder what toys I will get when I open them.
I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately . Sometimes, I get depression that sticks around for longer than just a day. I don’t like it when that happens, but it happens, and it’s been happening to me lately. I’ve also been more stressed than normal. The two probably have something to do with each other, but it’s hard to say which one came first. Also, I just found that I have three cavities in one tooth, so that is not helpful. However, I know that the best thing to do is to pray and keep moving forward, so that’s what I’m doing!
Thanks for reading this blog post ! – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! Last Friday was a really great day. I finally got to spend some time with my amazing friend. It had been over a month since I last saw her. We both ended up having the same day off, and that is a very rare thing for us. The first thing we did was go to Starbucks. After that, we went to my favorite local thrift store. I had been there the week before, and I saw that they had the American Girl doll Courtney. She is one of my favorites but I decided not to spend the 50.00 to get her. However, when I saw that she was still available, I felt like I had to get her, so I did. I was so happy to have her as a part of my collection! I also got some other things at the thrift store, including a container full of plastic toys, two Barbie fast food toys , a big book about animals ,and a bag of doll clothes. After thrift shopping, we went to lunch, went on a walk, and then we ended the day with frozen yogurt. It was a really great day!
Thanks for reading about my fun day off ! – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list friends! Somehow it is October. I really feel like the older I get the faster time goes by. I’m always being amazed by the passage of time. However, this blog post is not about me feeling old it is about the things I loved in September 2023 so let’s get to it!
Things I love September 2023
Going shopping on my breaks at work -I love my job and one of the things I love about it is that I can go shopping on my breaks with my employee discount. ( You can read about it HERE)
Ending the month on a road trip – I ended the month of September while I was on vacation, and that is a good way to end a month! ( You can read about it HERE)
Lama art kit – One of the things I bought during my lunch break was a lama art kit! I had fun painting the lamas. ( You can read about it HERE)
Making my I don’t like fall playlist – I don’t like fall time, so I made a playlist to cope. ( You can read about it HERE)
Barbie color reveal – I got a really cool Barbie color reveal doll from a new series!( You can read about it HERE)
Shopping at Savers – I got to go shopping at one of my favorite thrift stores this month, and I got a new bead kit, among other things. ( You can read about it HERE)
Shopping at Target – I got to go to Target, where I got my new Barbie color reveal doll and other fun items ( You can read about it HERE)
decoupage art kit – I had fun doing a decoupage art kit that I got at the Goodwill ( You can read about it HERE)
Trying and reviewing Coca-Cola y3000 – I love doing drink reviews, and I’m glad I got to do one this month! ( You can read about it HERE)
Spending time with family – I enjoyed spending time with my family this month.
Thank you for reading about the things I loved in September 2023 – Christina Epperly
Hello, my bucket list, friends! I love art kits, so I wanted to write a quick post telling you about my latest art kit adventure. On Monday, I had the day off, so I had time to open one of the many art kits that I have. This kit was one of my favorite kinds of art kits. It is a simple painting art kit. This kit came with two lamas , two sets of paint, and two paint brushes. I had a fun time painting the lamas. I made them pretty colorful, and I love how both of them look.
Thanks for reading about my art kit fun – Christina Epperly