Weekend highlights

Hello,my bucket list friends! This weekend was pretty great so I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. I hope all of you had a great weekend as well!

Going to Target – Friday after work I went to Target. I got a lot of fun things including a small Barbie color reveal doll,a Barbie doll that came with a bathtub, shoe liners to wear with my Crocs, a My Little pony coloring book, bath bombs and two art kits.

Bath bombs – I used two bath bombs this weekend. One on Friday night and one on Sunday. The one I used Friday night was one of the ones that had gotten a Target that day. It was a little mermaid themed bath bomb and came with a cute pendent inside it. The bath bomb I used on Sunday was also from Target but I got it on a different shopping trip. It’s was an ice cream cone shaped bath bomb and it had a cute squishy toy hidden inside. This bath bomb was very similar to another bath bomb that I had gotten at Target before except for it was in the shape of a gummy bear.

Art ! – I did one of the art kits that I got at Target. It was make your own necklace kit where you painted a large butterfly. It came with three colors and it was very simple. I enjoyed this fun and quick project.

Succulents – I finally got around to planning the succulents that I already had. I put all three of them in one pot and I like the way they look. I hope this becomes a new hobby for me.

Celebrating mother’s Day – Sunday was mother’s Day and we went up to Napa to celebrate. We had a good lunch at a cute restaurant that had porch swings outside.

Walks – I was able to go on a couple walks this weekend. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so relaxing and enjoyable and healthy.

Thanks for reading

Rock on – Christina Epperly

More bath bomb fun !

Hello, my bucket list friends! I don’t know if using bath bombs is considered a hobby or not but if it is it’s definitely my new hobby! On a trip to Target I got this really cool sparkly bath bomb shaped like a bear. It was also one of the bath bombs that came with a surprise inside. This is the first bath bomb that I’ve used that is coved in glitter. When I first held it the glitter came off very easily. I was curious to see if this bath bomb would leave me covered in glitter or not. When I first touched the bath bomb it did leave a lot of glitter behind. However after I put it in the water the glitter seemed to loose it’s stickiness. I did take a shower after my bath so that could have washed it off but anyways the glitter didn’t seem to be much of a problem. The prize inside was a squishy heart toy. I’ve also been using a lot of bath bombs from two sisters spa. I just keep ordering these super fun bath bombs I love getting the ones that have prizes inside. I also like that they make bubbles as well.

Books and mini golf

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I hope you are all enjoying the summertime. On Saturday I got to do two fun activities and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Books and mini golf

Saturday’s first fun activity was going shopping at my favorite used book store. I got two American girl books to add to my collection. After the book store I went to Starbucks. I had a good time at the book store and going to get coffee and that evening  I had scheduled a fun family activity. I had reserved a time slot for my parents and I at a mini golf course. I had been to this mini golf course before and I knew it was a lot of fun. I was happy that we played on my favorite side of the course. Now, I’m not very good at golf but I have a fun time playing it. We started out keeping score but after a bit we stopped keeping score and just played for fun. We all had a really good time and I hope we can go play the other side of the course soon.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Things I love May 2020

Hello,my bucket list friends ! Here we are on the first day of June. Another month has flown on by so that means its time to look back on the things I loved in May 2020!

 

Things I love May 2020

Doing  lots of arts and crafts – I did a lot of creating this month! I had a fun time gluing ,painting and making beautiful works of art. ( You can read more and it HERE, HERE and HERE. )

Shopping at the Dollar tree and Target – I had a fun time shopping at two of my favorite places this month. I got some pretty amazing stuff. ( You can read more about it HERE)

Going thrift shopping – I also got to go shopping at another one of my favorite places this month. I was happy to get some fun craft kits and more ! (You can read about it HERE)

Doing reviews of some fun flavored candy – My sweet tooth was very happy this month ! Click HERE  and HERE  to read more about my candy adventure.

Going to the beach – This was such a fun adventure ! I had not been to the beach in a while. I was so happy to be there again! ( You can read about it HERE )

Sloth Beanie Boo – On the last day of May I got a very cute sloth Beanie Boo for my collection ! A perfect way to end the month .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

My 2020 reading goal

Hello,my bucket list friends! If you take a look at my bucket list you will see that I have some reading goals on there. Such as reading fifty or a hundred books in one year but for this year I deiced to do a smaller goal of 25 books.  ( You can see my progress HERE )   I have read eight books this year so far and I’m starting number nine today.  I have so many books in my room that I haven’t read yet. Doing a reading challenge is giving me a good opportunity to read some of the books I’ve been wanting to read for a while.  I’m kind of surprised at how many books I’ve already read this year! I’ll try to keep all of you updated as I make progress. Happy reading everyone !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Dollar Tree and Target hauls

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Recently I got to go shopping at two of my favorite stores and I bought some pretty cool stuff. I can’t wait to tell you more about it so let’s get going!

 

Dollar Tree and Target hauls

Dollar Tree – I started off the first day of May with a trip to the Dollar Tree. I had to get some poster board for a project but of course that wasn’t all I got. I was very happy with the items I found during this trip. Some of my favorite items are My Little Pony toys , a pair of socks with  pairs of socks on them, a pen with a doughnut on top , and cat stickers. I also got a wooden butterfly. When I get around to painting it I will be sure to post about it! My mom was with me for this trip and she found somethings she needed as well. It was a successful shopping trip for both of us!

 

Target – Yesterday I went to Target with my friend. She has somethings she needed to get there so I came along to see what I could find.  In the Dollar section I found some fun items including summer stickers and toy sloth that you grow. another thing I got was a fun shirt that I can’t wait to wear this summer. I also finally got one of the new style My Little Pony toys! I had a really fun time shopping with my friend. Oh and when I grow the sloth toy I will be sure to post about it !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love April 2020

Hello my bucket list friends ! Well It’s time to say goodbye to April 2020 and look back on this months highlights ! Here we go!

 

Things I love April 2020

Painting a Piggy bank – I had a great time painting a very cute piggy bank. I can’t say it enough I love Melissa and Doug craft kits! ( You can read about it HERE )

Drinking lots of coffee – I drink a lot of coffee most months but I’ve fallen in love with mobile ordering . I love ordering coffee on my phone and then having it waiting for me when I get to the coffee shop.

Lanie’s real  adventurers – I read Lanie’s first book for my April book club. I then went on to read her next book and I loved it ! ( You can more about the books HERE)

Dollar Tree – I got to go shopping at one of my favorite stores this month ! I love going to the Dollar Tree. You never know what treasures you are going to find !

Springtime craft kits – I celebrated spring 2020 by doing some fun springtime craft kits ! (You can read more about it HERE)

My 2nd American Girl doll – I got another American Girl doll this month ! I named her Coral and I’m so happy I got her . ( You can read more about it HERE)

There you have it ! The things I loved about April 2020 !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

OCD update ( over a year after TMS)

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Some of you may remember that in February of last year  I participated in a OCD study at Stanford. ( You can read some of my posts about it HERE,HERE and HERE) I thought I would be a good time to update all of you on how my mental health is doing over a year after participating in the study and receiving TMS treatment. Without further delay here we go !

 

OCD update ( over a year after TMS)

Not that long after the treatments I wrote a post ( You can read it HERE) about the positive impact that the TMS treatment had on my mental health. I wrote about how my OCD symptoms had been greatly reduced and that my overall mental health had improved. Well I’m very happy to say that things have stayed that way .  OCD does not control my life the way it used to before I got treatment at Stanford. I feel much more in control of my mental health and my daily life in general. I’m able to brush off OCD’s attacks quickly. I still have some rough days like everyone dose but those seem to be few and far between. I’m so blessed that I was given the chance to participate in this study it has truly changed my life for the better.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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Book club pick May 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I’m excited to announce the book I’ve chosen for May 2020. This is the second book in the Light Heart book club and that book is Finally by Wendy Mass. I have so many books in my room that I have not read yet and this is one of them. I’m about thirty pages into the book and I’m excited to see what happens next. I’ll write a post discussing the book in detail sometime in mid or late May. During the discussion I will be answering questions about the book and suggesting activities to go  along with the book if you have any questions of suggestions let me know in the comments.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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300 list items !!

Hello, my bucket list friends! The other day I was doing what bucket listers do .. looking at my bucket list !  I noticed that I had 240 items on my list. I thought it would be nice to bring that number to an even 300 so that’s what I did! It was fun brainstorming new items and after a while I finally got to 300 items ! Below are my new list items. Happy bucket listing !

 

300 list items !!

241. Be an extra on a TV show

242. Visit Carhenge

243. Visit Wild Blueberry land

244. Go to a blow dry bar

245. go to the Goodwill outlets aka the bins

246. visit Sliver Dollar city

247. Explore Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney world

248.  Go to New Orleans

249. Go to Boston

250.Go to Chicago

251. Get a tattoo of Blanca

252. Visit Dollywood

253. Take a bus tour of Hollywood

254. Stay at a house in Beverly Hills

255. Write 20 short stories and post them online

256. Take a drawing class

257 Read 50 books in one year

258. Host a party in my own place

259. Work at a thrift store

260. Swim in a infinity pool

261. Sleep in a tree house

262.Go to Sandcastle water park

263. Visit Shoot for the Stars mini golf

264. Go on a tour at Hammond’s candies factory

265. Visit the PEZ factory

266. Be in the opening credits of a TV show

267.  Do a guest post on someone’s blog

268. Host a guest post on my blog

269. Go to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach CA.

270. Visit Zion national park

271. Be fluent in three languages

272 . Eat at the Amy’s drive through restaurant

273. plant a palm tree

274. Play mini golf at Disney World

275. Go on a tour of Warner Brothers studios

276. Visit the Griffith Observatory

277.  Visit the Getty Center

278. Visit in Bronx Zoo

279. Record a song

280. Get a Lisa Frank tattoo

281. Visit Hearst castle

283. Visit the Exploratorium

284. Go on a moth long vacation

285. Visit  Chihuly Garden and Glass

286. Go shopping on black Friday

287. Go on a Vegan Picnic

288. Go to a drive in movie

289. Go to Disney World on my birthday

290. Do a virtual 5k

291.Visit the Museum of the Bible

292. Visit the Denver art museum

293. Visit Salvation Mountain

294. Go shopping at the Gilroy Outlets

295. Take a typing test

296.  Give a motivational speech to a crowd of a thousand or more

297.  Go to three playgrounds in one day

298. Own a carousel ride

299. Make my own craft kit

300. Have a thousand or more blog followers

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

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