Thrift shopping is awesome !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! As a lot of you probably know I love thrift shopping and I’ve been doing a good amount of it lately. I thought that it would be a good idea to write about why I love it so much . Here we go !

 

Thrift shopping is awesome !

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about thrift shopping is the excitement. When you walk into a thrift store you never know what you are going to find. Yes, it’s true that there have been sometimes when I have not found anything that I was really excited about on a thrift trip. On the other hand There have been times when I have walked away with lots of treasures ! Lately I’ve have some really good finds such as American Girl books , craft kits, Disney items , and more ! There is something truly special about the feeling you get when you find a really awesome item! The next thing I think about when I think of thrift shopping is the nostalgia of finding items that remind me of my childhood and even finding things that I had years ago. It is also a really awesome feeling when I find one of those nostalgic items. A well know benefit of thrift shopping is saving money! I have found some amazing deals ,I have also found things that I thought were priced on the high side. Overall I have been happy with the prices. If your looking to save money you should consider giving thrift shopping a try. When I go thrift shopping it feels like i’m going on a adventure. I love going thrift shopping with other people. I get excited for them when they find something that they are really excited about.  I can’t wait for my next thrift shopping trip !What are your favorite things about thrift shopping? Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

One great day !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Last Saturday was a really fun day. I spent it with two of my favorite people doing some of the things I enjoy most . Without further delay here we go !

 

 

One great day !

My great day started by waking up with my friend Amy all ready in the house. She had spent the night before and we had a good time watching movies until we got tired . Around noon with met a friend of mine in town. Then we all walked to a local thrift store. The thrift store closes  pretty early in the day so we didn’t have much time there but we were able to find some pretty cool things. Both of my friends found a book or two and I got some books, a Barbie doll , a craft kit and a Disneyland zip up sweatshirt. As we were getting ready to get in line to pay, Amy saw the sweatshirt and knew I would love it. I quickly tired it on since it was a smaller size then I normally wear. I was so happy that it fit and was only a little tight.  After that we headed to lunch at a restaurant that we all three enjoy. Lunch was awesome we knew the food there was good but it was also nice to just to sit down and talk for awhile. After that we went to another place that we all like to go to called Petroglyph. At this art studio you choose a ceramic piece to paint then pick it up later. All three of us chose animals to paint. I chose a duck and my friends chose a porcupine and a turtle. We had a good time choosing paint for our creations and painting them. Everyone’s creation turned out beautiful if you ask me! We had had two more stops  before we called it a day , a coffee shop and the candy store ! Which I think is a perfect way to end a fun filled day ! So, there you have it my great day ! I hope all of you are having great days as well.  Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

New list items 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends ! The first month of the new year is a good time to add new items to your bucket list ! I was able to come up with four more items for my list and here they are !

See the la Brea tar pits –  I’ve been wanting to see the tar pits for a while so I decided to put it on my list .

Get a reversible sequin shirt – This is one fashion trend that I’m in love with ! I really want to own one of these fun shirts !

Do three Melissa and Doug craft kits In one day – I really like Melissa and Doug craft kit and I think it would be a fun filled day if I did three !

Take a journalism class – This blog helped me to discover my love of writing and I would love to learn more skills that I could use for my blog !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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Breaking Cosmopolitan’s rules

Hello, my bucket list friends! A few years ago I came across an article on cosmopolitan’s website listing items that adults should not wear. To sum up the article ( published on February 11th 2015 ) the author ( Charles Manning) stated that some things about dressing as an adult were pretty much universal .  The article goes on to say that there were certain items of clothes that gave the message that the adult who was wearing them would be seen as Silly, Juvenile , fussy and cheap among other things. You can check out the article for yourself HERE . As you may be able to tell I don’t agree with the article. I decided to choose five out of the ten items listed wear them myself and tell all of you what it was like to wear them. Before we dive in to my experiences with wearing these items,  I want to make something clear. I have nothing against the author of this article and would like to give him a shout out as a talented writer ! He has some great articles that he has written for Cosmopolitan Including this one and this one. I just don’t agree with this specific article and I decided to challenge it. Now with all that said here we go !

 

Breaking Cosmopolitan’s rules

Cat ear sweat shirt – The first item from the list that I decided to wear was the cat ear sweat shirt . Cat ear sweat shirts are normal sweat shirts with cat ears attached to the hood. Yes, these are popular with children but there is no reason why they can’t be popular with adults as well. I bought my cat ear sweat shirt from amazon. It was very easy to find this style of sweat shirt in adult sizes. I had a few different styles to chose from. I ended up choosing a pink sweat shirt that no only had the ears but also had a cat face printed on the front of it. The sweat shirt was very comfy and cute. After wearing it at my house I wore it on a walk with my mom. I did have to take it off during the walk because I got warm. After our walk I met a friend we went to the movies and the candy store. My friend complemented me on the sweat shirt and I did not experience any negative feed back that I’m aware of. I really like this sweat shirt and I plan to wear it many more times !

 

Bows – The next item I chose to wear was a pair of shoes with bows on them.  I found a cute pair of leopard print flats with little bows on the front. I got this item at the Good Will there were a few other pairs of shoes with bows on them but I chose this one partly because I love leopard print and I want to add more of it my closet. Now, the shoes were a little small for me so they were on the uncomfortable side but other then that I loved them. I didn’t feel weird or awkward wearing them at all. I thought that these shoes were a nice touch to my outfit.

 

Rebel shirt – This next item I wore with the the bow shoes so I was breaking two rules in one outfit. That’s pretty rebellious if you ask me ! Now, I love graphic tees so I had no reservations about breaking this rule. After searching on Amazon I found this stylish lace top that said rebel since forever in big gold letters.  I knew that it would be the perfect shirt to break this rule with.  It was a cropped shirt so I put a camisole on under it. I liked the way the outfit turned out.

 

tutu socks – Even though I do remember having tutu socks as kid I think they are just fine for adults to wear. I got one pair of tutu socks from Amazon. They were the classic white tutu socks but they do come in other colors. I wore the tutu socks two days in a row but they really couldn’t be seen by others because my pants covered them.  They were very comfortable and I forgot that I was wearing a different kind of sock. I will totally wear these socks again.

 

Butterfly print – The last rule I decided to break was wearing butterfly print. I found a very cute butterfly print dress on amazon. My family had their Thanksgiving celebration a little earlier this year so more people could make it. I also had a work meeting later that evening. I knew that this dress would be perfect for both events. I really love the way the dress looked on me. It fit really well and it was very comfortable besides being a little on the long side. I loved the overall look and feel of this dress. I felt that the buttery print was artsy and not kid like at all. I will more than likely wear this dress again.

 

In conclusion have fun with your clothes and butterflies are awesome ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Power outage life !

Hello,my bucket list friends ! As many of you have probably seen on the news California is experiencing planed power outages due to winds and fire danger. Since I don’t really have anything else to blog about right now, let’s talk about the power outage here we go !

Power outage life !

Here’s the thing I’ve lived in the mountains my whole life. I’m no stranger to power outages , fallen trees and even fallen power poles. When I heard about the planned power outage I wasn’t really that upset about it, I wasn’t excited about it of course but since I’m used to power outages and many people in my neighborhood including my family have generators I knew how things would go. This is the second time we have been effected by the scheduled outages. The first time was about a week ago and lasted for a day. With this outage we are going on day four. Yes, it is inconvenient even with our generator there are things we can’t do such as wash clothes and use the microwave. We also have to turn the generator of at night because it is on the noisy side but hey that’s what flash lights are for. Other then that life has pretty much continued on as normal. I know for the people who don’t have generators things have been harder for them but overall things feel pretty much the same. I do hope that these scheduled outages  stop soon so the news can talk about something else maybe even something happy. I know that’s very unlikely but a girl can dream!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

My very own puzzle!

Hello, my bucket list friends ! At summer camp many years ago I remember doing a make your on puzzle activity and really enjoying it. A while ago I bought my own blank puzzle to decorate. Yesterday I decided to turn my blank puzzle into a work of art. I can’t wait to tell you about my own personalized puzzle so here we go !

 

My very own puzzle!

The blank puzzle had been sitting on my arts and crafts shelf for awhile and I decided that yesterday was the day to turn it from blank to colorful. I chose to use sharpie markers to decorate my puzzle. I wan’st sure what to draw at first . I was deciding between an under water seen and a classic sunny day seen. I decided on a sunny day picture it was a sunny day after all! I started by drawing a smiling sunshine in the corner. After that my creativity went wild as I drew flowers,balloons, butterflies, and more ! As I worked to fill up as much blank space as possible I began to love my puzzle more and more! It was a bit difficult to draw on the puzzle pieces where they connected but overall I really enjoyed making my own puzzle and I love the way it turned out. I would totally buy another blank puzzle. If you are looking for a fun and easy project to do I highly recommend this. I got mine at Michaels but they are available other places as well. 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