Much needed !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m going to be honest with all of you,this month / year has been pretty stressful. A few high lights or I guess in this case low lights include spending what seemed like hours on the phone to fix problems with my insurance and my bank account, spilling coffee all over the table in the break area at work, having a packed schedule that was hard to keep up with and most recently my cat’s UTI came back. I have found when the stress plies on it’s best to take some time for yourself and do things you enjoy. On Tuesday my friend and I went to savers. I got some great things there including three American Girl books. After that we went to Safeway for some food. Then it was time to hangout and watch Alexa and Katie one of our favorite Netflix shows . If you haven’t seen Alexa and Katie yet I highly recommend it. It was a really great day. spending time with your friends and doing things you that both enjoy is a great way to reduce stress. Spending time with my friend was much needed and so was what I did yesterday. For Christmas I got a spa gift card ! Ideally I like to get massages every month I didn’t get one last month but yesterday’s massage made up for that. My gift card was to a very nice spa, The kind of spa with fancy robes and steam showers ! I really enjoyed the massage and the steam shower. I could have stayed in that shower for hours ! After the spa I took my cat to the vet. She did really well at the vet. We spent awhile at the vet but on the bright side I got to pet her for about an hour straight. The point of all this is the road of life is full of bumps but it’s important to take time for yourself and do what you enjoy even when life is stressful.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

painting my own magnets

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I love doing arts and crafts kits and last month
I got a very cool Melissa and Doug craft kit at the Goodwill. Melissa and Doug make some really great products so I was very excited about this kit. I had a great time using this craft kit and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go !

painting my own magnets

When I saw this kit I was very excited because it was on my Amazon wish list and here it was at the Goodwill plus I could get it right away with no shipping needed. The most exciting thing was that it was in the original package and had clearly never been opened. Things have been pretty busy for me lately so I was happy when I had sometime to relax and make art. The paint and the magnets in this kit seemed to be pretty high quality. It was both easy and fun to paint and decorate the magnets. I enjoyed choosing what colors and designs I would use for each magnet. The kit also came with jewel stickers and pink glitter glue. I like the way the stickers made the magnets pop a little more. I also had fun adding some glitter glue to the magnets as well. I was very happy with the way the magnets turned out and I would love to do another kit like this sometime.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

2020 goals

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Here we are in a brand new year ! In my last post I reviewed the goals I made for 2019. In this post I’ll talk about my goals for this year let’s get to it !

2020 goals

Draw at least on picture every week – I really enjoy drawing and I want to make it a priority this year.

listen to audio books for 3 hours each week – I love audio books but I want to listen to them more consistently.

Read two or more books each month – I have so many unread books in my room I need to work on reading some of them.

build up my saving accounts – It’s time to set up a good financial safety net.

Hang out with a friend at least once a month – friend time is very important but life gets busy and sometimes it gets forgotten. This year I want to make more time for friends.

Complete the monthly step challenge on Samsung Health each month – I love this app and I really want to earn all 12 badges this year !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

2019 goals how did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends! As we say hello to 2020 and make goals for this new year it’s time to take a minute or so to review the goals I made for 2019! Here we go .

New years goals 2019

Decrease my dairy and sugar consumption – Nope just nope.

pay off two of my three credit cards – Another nope.

Get a day planer and use it – Yes ! I loved having my day planner with me it was great for taking notes and remembering appointments. I already got another one for this year .

Use my essential oil diffuser – I started out the year using it but I started hearing about how it can be dangerous for cats and since my cats are in my room a lot I stopped using it .

Get back in to WWE – A little bit but not as much as I would have liked to .

Use twitter more often – somewhat I’ll keep trying to use it more this year

Use coloring for stress relief – I did do some coloring this year and it is good for stress relief and relaxation.

Get to my goal credit score – Nope

Cross 12 things off my bucket list this year – No, but I crossed eight great items off !

 

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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My 2019 in review

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Here we are at the end of 2019. This year seemed to go by very fast like a lot of past years have and I have a lot of things to tell you about ! Here we go !

My 2019 in review

Bucket List items – I crossed 9 items of my bucket list this year ! I didn’t make my goal of 12 items but I’m very happy with the items I was able to cross off . Click on the items below to read about them.

  1. Put glow sticks in a pool and go swimming
  2. have a pizza eating contest
  3. win first place in a contest or event
  4. go shopping every day for a week
  5. finish a 10k
  6. get acupuncture
  7. ride in a helicopter
  8. take a Disneyland tour
  9. get a Disney tattoo

Travel – This year I went on a summer trip to Portland OR. , went on a day trip to San Francisco, visited family in Idaho and enjoyed Christmastime in Disneyland.

Health – This year I made a big step in the right direction for my health by participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. The treatment I received really improved my life. I wrote quite a few posts about this health adventure I’ll link two of the posts HERE and HERE.

Friends and family – I got to spend a good amount of time with some of my favorite people this year. I hope to have even more friend and family time in 2020!

Work – I got hired at pet food express this year ! I love working there so much it’s a really great job . I also gained more experience in the field of massage therapy by getting my first official massage job. Even though I’m not with that company any more , working there gave me a lot of confidence as a massage therapist !

Overall this year was pretty great !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Disneyland Dec. 2019

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I just got back from Disneyland one of my favorite places in the whole world ! I had a really great time and I have a lot to say so let’s get to it !!

Disneyland Dec. 2019

This Disneyland adventure started on Wednesday with a short plane ride then an Uber ride. When my parents and I got to the hotel I didn’t want to stay there long because I was super excited to go to Downtown Disney. Not long after arriving to the hotel we walked to Downtown Disney I was so excited to be back at the Disneyland resort! I took some pictures as we walked to the World of Disney store. I already had an idea of what I wanted to buy there .Some of the things I wanted were sold out but that didn’t stop me from finding some great items. Some of my favorites included a Peppermint scented Mickey Mouse pillow, a 2019 Disneyland shirt, and a pack of post cards. After shopping it was time to eat we went to Black Tap and had a wonderful dinner. After walking around a little bit we headed back to the hotel to get rested for the big day we had ahead of us. The next day we made it to Disneyland early enough to attend magic morning. Magic morning is when the park opens a little earlier for some people. We were able to go to magic morning because we had  three day park hopper tickets. We quickly got going on the rides and we also got some great pictures by the Main Street Christmas tree. We were able to do a lot of the rides we wanted to do with the help of max pass. Max pass let’s you make fast pass reservations right from your phone it also lets you download and share ride photos as well as the photos that Disney Photographers take of you. We had lunch reservations at Cafe Orleans and the food was very good. I also went and did some shopping of course! My favorite thing I got that day was the classic mouse ear hat. I already had a pink mouse ear hat with my first name on it , now I have a black pair with my last name on it . I also got to cross off a bucket list item this day. I have wanted to take an official Disneyland tour for a while now and on this trip I got to! We took the holiday tour and it was so much fun! Along with the tour we got reserved seats for the Christmas parade, hot chocolate in souvenir mugs and special tour pins. Later that night I road splash mountain and got soaked! I ended up getting some Star Wars pants because my jeans were so heavy with water ! The next day we started off at California Adventure. We rode the more popular rides first some of which are my favorites! Then I got to ride the new carousel I really like the cute cartoon like animals on the new carousel. We had lunch reservations but as we were waiting for our table to be ready it started raining pretty heavily. We stayed under a big umbrella until it was time to eat. we had a wonderful meal at the Wine Country Trattoria ,then we went to buy some rain ponchos before heading over to Disneyland.When we got to Disneyland we went on the Disneyland railroad . We rode it all the way around the park then back to Tomorrow land where we went on the finding Nemo submarine voyage ride before going back to the hotel. The next day was our last day in the parks for this trip. I started my day off in California adventure while my parents went to Disneyland to do rides. I had a very important reason for starting my day off in California Adventure. During Christmas time the Disneyland resort makes fresh candy canes that are available to buy the same day but they are very popular so you have to line up early to get one. I got to the park before it opened but when I got in the gate there was already a line to get candy canes. When I got to the front on the line I was given a wrist band and told to return at 9:00 am to buy my candy cane. I had sometime before then so I got a fast pass for the Toy Story ride. Then I took a nice and relaxing walk over to Pixar pier. When the park officially opened I rode two rides before using my fast pass for the Toy Story ride. After that it was time to go get my candy cane. I went and bought my candy cane and two Disney pins, after that  I went over to Disneyland where my parents were. I got popcorn in a very cute popcorn bucket and I rode two more rides before I met up with my parents. When my parents and I met up in Tomorrow Land we went on more rides followed by a stop the Tropical Hideaway for food  and Dole whips. We had dinner reservations at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland hotel but we still had some time before then so we went to California Adventure for more fun. When it came time for dinner I was so excited it had been a very long time since I had been to Goffy’s Kitchen. Dinner at Goffy’s Kitchen was a lot of fun! We all really liked the food and had a fun time interacting with Goofy and his friends! To sum everything up this vacation was one on the best ones I’ve ever been on and I can’t wait until my next Disney adventure.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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