Work, Christmas lights and shopping fun including Savers

Hello, my bucket list friends! It is that time again! That’s right it is time for another blog post about what I did over the weekend. I’m happy to say that I did go shopping at Savers because it felt like a really long time since I had last been. I also went shopping at one of my favorite local business. I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s get to it!  

Friday – I had work on Friday but before work I went to Petco and Starbucks because my cat Cooper needed wet food. The good thing about Cooper needing wet food was that Petco is right next to Starbucks. I love going to Starbucks and it was the perfect way to start my day. This Friday was the day after Thanksgiving it is also known as black Friday. Meaning that it is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The store got busy at times but it was a pretty normal day overall. After work I walked to the candy store where I got a Pez dispenser and a tube of candy that had a toy monkey on top I also got a can of mineral water from the brand Liquid Death. I got the lime flavor it’s my favorite flavor in that brand. After the candy store I went home and had a normal night at home.

Saturday- I did have work on Saturday. However before work my mom and I went to Starbucks , went on a nice walk at the park and then I went shopping at one of my favorite local toy stores. This is a different toy than the one that’s close to my work. I love this toy store a lot. I was happy to find some fun items on this shopping trip. I got two blind bags that have Breyer horses in them. I also got a Breyer Horse that was not in a blind bag. I was happy to see that the toy store had a lot of fun Christmas items. I got a Snowman ring and a cute chipmunk plush I also got some stickers as well but they weren’t Christmas themed. I was very happy with my little toy store haul. After that I went to work and had a good day working. After work I went to Safeway where I got a cupcake with rings on top. It was a great day!

Sunday – On this day I had the day off. I had one thing that I really wanted to do and that thing was to go shopping at Savers. I love going to Savers but it had been a while since I had gone there. Before Savers I we did make a stop at Starbucks. When we got to Savers I went to the toy section to look for Barbie dolls. There was not a large selection of dolls available however I did end up choosing three dolls including one Barbie that I believe is from the 70’s or 80’s. After that I went to look in some of other parts of the toy section including the plush animals. I wasn’t finding anything thing else that I wanted to add to my collection. Then in the game section I found a Candy Land game that was in a collector’s tin. Candy Land is one of my favorite board games. After that I found some more thing to add to my cart including a Full House book, a Candy Fairies book, three toy horses and a American Girl board game. I went back in looked in the toy section again and I’m glad I did because that is when I found some of the items I mentioned above. I’m happy to say that I got a Build a Bear that is supposed to also work as a speaker. I did not find this bear in the toy section I actually found this bear in a bin of go backs. I asked a nearby employee if the items the the bin where available and I was very happy when I found out that they were. I named my new Build a Bear Musical. I also got a cute sweatshirt from Old Navy. After Savers I got a gift card for a neighbor’s dog because were we going to a birthday party for the dog. The party was a lot of fun I loved seeing a bunch of the neighborhood dogs. After the dog party it was time to start putting up our outdoor Christmas lights. We made a lot of progress and our lights already look amazing. I love all of our candy cane shaped lights. It was a really good weekend!

I hope all of you enjoy your week!

Rock on Christina Epperly

Candy, coffee, and toys

Hello, my bucket list friends and Happy Thanksgiving! This year I’m spending thanksgiving with someone I love a lot! My cat Cooper! Cooper loves that I’m home because it has been cold lately and when it is cold cats love to cuddle! Anyways I wanted to talk about some of my highlights this week. So let’s get to it!

Tuesday – I had work on Tuesday after having Sunday and Monday off. One thing I really like about my new work is that the location is close to plenty of places that I can walk to. One of my favorite places that is close to my work is a candy store. Another one of my favorite near by places is a coffee shop that is near the candy store. On Tuesday I had time to go to both of these places before I had to be at work.  After I went to the coffee shop I went to the candy store where I got a mineral water. I love that the candy store has Liquid Death brand mineral water. I also got a snowman Pez dispenser. After that I went to work and then back home. I love that I can do some fun things before work now.

Wednesday – Once again I had some time before work to do have some fun. Before I got my coffee I went to the toy store. Yes, there is a toy store and a candy with in walking distance from my work now. When I went to the toy store I was not sure what I would end up getting but I knew I wanted to get another play foam pals. Play foam pals are a container of play foam with a toy animal hidden inside. I decided to get green play foam this time. I also bought two other items at the toy store. One was a candy cane shaped pop toy the other is a Christmas sticker book. I’m in a Christmastime mood and I can not seem to stop buying Christmas themed items. After the toy store came a visit to the coffee shop. After that the day was just like the day before. A good day at work then time to go home. However going home happened a little earlier on this day because the store I worked at closed early due to thanksgiving.  

Thanks for reading about some of my before work fun!

Rock On -Christina Epperly   

This weekend put me in a Christmas state of mind

Hello, my bucket list friends! Another weekend has gone by so it is time for another post about my weekend. This Post however has a little bit of a theme. I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but I’m in a Christmas state of mind! My weekend kind of ended up having a Christmas theme to it. I’m already looking forward to the Christmas fun that is going to be coming my way next month. Without any more delay let’s get to my Christmas themed weekend.

Friday – I had work on Friday but before that I went and got Starbucks. I got one of the Christmas themed cups. Starbucks is also in a Christmas state of mind. After Starbucks I went in to work. I really enjoy my work now so my days are much happier then they were before. I now work at Urban Remedy and they have amazing food. They are worth checking out if your are looking for some healthy and yummy food. After work I went to Walgreens. I had a big project that I was working on and I needed to get some items for it. My church participated in Operation Christmas Child this year. If you have never heard of Operation Christmas Child, Let me give you a quick explanation. Basically you are giving a child a shoebox full of Christmas presents. You chose a gender and age range and then fill the box with items with that in mind. I put together three shoe boxes. I needed to get some more items for the boxes so that was my main reason for going to Walgreens. I also got some items for myself while I was there. The Christmas section at Walgreens was full of fun items. I got a plush reindeer, a gingerbread man toy, and a art kit. I’m happy to say that I got many great items for the shoe boxes. This little shopping trip was a great way to start the weekend.

Saturday – I did have work on Saturday but I did have some time before work to get Starbucks and go for a walk in the park. The park that we have been walking at lately has become one of my favorites because it has a playground it is usually not very busy. While I was at work I tried the Sour Patch Kids popcorn that I got at Five Below. I will make a post reviewing the popcorn but I will say that I did like it. On my lunch break at work I walked to a toy store. I’m so happy that I work with in walking distance to a toy store now. Toy stores are something that definitely go well with Christmastime. This toy store was in a Christmas State of mind right along with me. They were many Christmas items available however the items I ended up getting were not Christmas themed. One of the items I got could be considered a Christmas item because it would make a really good stocking stuffer. It was something that I don’t remember seeing before. It’s called Play Foam Pals. It is a container of play foam with a toy hidden inside. I also got some stickers and two animal shaped erasers. That night after work I opened up the play foam and saw that there was a penguin inside. I’m happy that I went to the toy store on my lunch break because it became the highlight of my day.

Sunday – Sunday was another work day for me. I Started my day just like I did the day before. We got coffee then went on a walk at the same park. After that I went to work and I had a good day. It was a shorter shift so I didn’t have a lunch break. However, after work my mom and I went to Safeway to pick up a few things. Safeway had their Christmas items displayed in different areas of the store. In the frozen food isle I was surprised to see the Barbie Color reveal advent calendar. It looked similar to last year’s advent calendar so I had to look it up and make sure it was a different one. Once I saw that it was I decided to get it. Once I got it down from the top on the freezer I saw that there was a different Barbie advent calendar behind it. It took me a little bit but I decided to get the color reveal advent calendar that I had originally saw. It was truly a good way to end the weekend.

Thank for reading about my weekend! I hope you had a wonderful and that you have beautiful week!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

my weekend highlights Hot Wheels color reveal , a Starbucks food review, voting,and a vegan burrito

Hello, my bucket list friends! It is time for another blog post where I talk about my weekend. This post does include a food review and a toy review. However overall it was a pretty normal weekend. I did work both weekend days but I like my new job so it’s all good. without anymore introduction let’s get to it.

Friday – After work on Friday night, I went to Safeway because I was low on food at home. While I was there I was happily surprised. I saw that they had Hot Wheels color reveal on sale for a really good price. I had only gotten Barbie color reveal before so I thought that this would be fun to try. The rest of the night I just relaxed at home I didn’t stay up very late becuse I had work the next day.

Saturday – I had to be into work at noon but before that I had some things I wanted to do. The first thing was going to Starbucks. I’m so happy that peppermint mochas are back for the season! I also thought it would be fun to do a food review on one of their seasonal items. I had ordered the item I wanted to review the first day it was available but they had already sold out for the day by the time I ordered it. The item I’m talking about is the new chocolate pistachio swirl. After trying it on Saturday, I can see why it sold out quickly. It was so good. It was warm, comforting and flavorful. Definitely a must try if you are a fan of chocolate and nuts together. I highly recommend giving this new item a try. After a wonderful trip to Starbucks, my mom and I went to vote. I like that we have a location near by that let’s us vote early so we can avoid the election day crowds. We walked right in with no wait, voted , and went on our way after getting I voted stickers of course. I put my sticker on top of my Starbucks cup. When all that was finished we still had some time before I had to be at work. We went on a walk around the area where my work is. We stopped at a near by toy store where I got a cute duck toy. I don’t think I had ever seen a duck toy that looked like this one. It was super cute and unique so I was excited to buy it, As I write this my duck toy is still in my purse. I don’t know how long I’ll keep it in there for but I do like having it with me. I enjoyed my day at work it was slow sometimes but overall it was a good day. That evening we went to dinner at a neighbor’s house. it was nice to relax,eat, and talk with some great people.

Sunday- I’m going to be honest Sunday started out a little on the stressful side. My phone was not working for some reason and it was not receiving the messages that my work was sending me. Also my coffee order did not go through even though my phone said it did, I had to have my mom drop me off at work before I could get the coffee and of course there was a lot off traffic. I replaced the order for the coffee and then my mom dropped it off to me at work. I got the same thing I did the day before a peppermint mocha and a chocolate pistachio swirl. Yes, I liked Starbucks’s new seasonal baked good so munch that I got it two days in a row. For my lunch I ordered a Vegan burrito from Uber Eats and had it delivered. I don’t get food delivered that often but after looking at all the choices on Uber Eats I may just have to order from them again. After work I went to Safeway again I got a cute scratch off lottery ticket, some yummy food and I also got another color reveal toy but this time I got a Barbie color reveal doll. I had only bought two dolls from the series that this doll was in but they turned out to both be the same one so I thought I would try again by buying a third doll. That night I decided to see not only what doll I got but I also decided to open my first Hot Wheels color reveal toys. One thing I really like about Hot Wheels color reveal is that there are two cars in each container. It was very easy to see what cars I got. I simply took them out of their bags and put them both into the container. Then I put them in the sink and turned the water on. I was happy with the cars I got. However, I did get the same doll three times so I did bother to put my 3rd of the same doll in water. I don’t think I’ll take another chance with this series unless I find it on sale for a really good price.

Thanks for reading about my adventures this weekend!

An Idaho adventure plus exploring craters of the moon

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m very happy to say that I made it to Idaho three times this year to visit family. I had a good time like I usually do but I also went on a really fun day trip that I’m very excited to tell you all about. If you want to go right to the part about my adventure at craters of the moon go to the paragraph labeled Monday. Now let’s get to it!

Friday – This was the day we left for Idaho we took an earlier flight then we normally do. I was very happy about that because we had more time in Idaho. I was also very happy because we got Starbucks at the airport. Our plane landed earlier then we thought it was going to so we had some time to go to my favorite store in the airport. I got some Idaho souvenirs and a snack at the store. Yes, I have a lot of souvenirs from Idaho but I still like collecting them. After my grandparents picked us up from the airport we went to lunch before going to their house. I was very happy to see Jewels (their dog) and she was very happy to see me. That evening we went to Walmart I was very happy to see that they had a lot of Christmas items out already. I got a Christmas ornament as well as some other fun things including a Barbie and some Barbie pets blind bag toys. It was a relaxing and fun first day of the trip.

Saturday – On the first full day of this trip we started the day by going to breakfast. It was pretty good but after breakfast we had to get a new car battery. It was a little stressful but it all worked out. After dealing with the battery problem it was time to go thrift shopping. At the first thrift store we went to I found a few things such as two TY Beanie Babies, a 101 Dalmatians toys and a large Barbie book that still had one of the toys that came with it. However I was really hopping to find more things to add to my collection so we went to the Goodwill. I really like the Goodwill that we went to. I’ve gotten some really cool things at that location before so I was excited to see what I would find this time. I’m happy to say that I got a bunch of fun items including some TY Beanie Babies, a Barbie doll, My Little Pony toys and a Starbucks hat. After thrift shopping we went to Starbucks and no, I did not wear my new hat. Our next adventure of the day was going to get pumpkins to decorate my Grandparent’s porch with. The first pumpkin patch that we went to didn’t have what we were looking for but there were some really cool planes flying overhead and I some good pictures of them. The next place that we went to was more like a roadside fruit stand then a pumpkin patch. However they had a pretty good selection of pumpkins and we got what we needed for decorating the porch. After all of that adventure we went back to my grandparents house and relaxed for a while. We also had some time to visit with other family members before we went on a nighttime adventure to Fred Myer. I wanted to get bath bombs and I was happy to see the large selection of bombs they had. I’m happy to say that I got bath bombs that had prizes in them. I also got a Barbie doll here. Then I took a bath with bath bombs sometime after midnight.