Three day weekend fun!!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Last weekend was a three day weekend for a lot of people including me. It was nice to have a extra day. My weekend started on Friday when I got off work early. I went thrift shopping at Savers. While at Savers I got three Barbie dolls to add to my collection. My favorite one is a mermaid doll. I also got a new Build a Bear. Some of my other finds include a Lisa Frank pencil pouch, two Barbie yo-yos,a Disney hat,a charm bracelet, and a pair of fuzzy socks. On Saturday I went on a walk with my mom and the neighbor’s dog. It was nice to get out and walk. Walking is great for stress relief. I also did a sticker art project that I had been wanting to do for a while. It is a project from this American Girl sticker kit I have. Also on Saturday I got Starbucks and went to Walgreens. Walgreens has some Valentines day items out and I ended up buying a tube of mini skateboards and a tube of pencils from the Valentines day section. I also got a bag of my favorite vegan candy. After all that we went to a family gathering. It was so good to see my sister since I don’t see her as nearly as often as I would like to. On Sunday I went to Starbucks again. When I went to pick up my mobile order, I saw that they had some free frappuccinos! I was so excited! I chose the strawberry one. We also went to Pharmaca where I got some lip balm along with some other things. We went to Safeway too where I got some Kinder Joy eggs. I love that they come with toys. Monday was not a work day and I got to see my friend Amy . We got got coffee and went to the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree had so many great Valentines day items! It was a great time with a great friend. I love it when I actually get to spend time with friends! On Monday night I took an awesome bath! I used three bath bombs that all had prizes in them. I wish evey Monday was like this one was.

Thanks for reading!!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Going to the mall and other weekend fun

Hello,my bucket list friends! Another weekend has come and gone. I thought it would be fun to tell you about my adventures this weekend so here we go! On Friday I went to Dollar Tree. I got a lot of cool items including a lot of Barbie items. I was so happy to see all the Barbie brand items at Dollar Tree. Some of my favorite items I got were two Barbie books,a My little pony calendar,stickers and two craft kits. It was my first time at the Dollar Tree since the price increase. I know it’s unfortunate but I understand it. Even with the price increase I will continue to shop at Dollar Tree! After shopping we went to eat at Panera Bread. I love their vegetable soup! Another thing that happened on Friday was that the American Girl doll I ordered arrived! Her name is Camden. She has beautiful blue eyes and dark hair. I’m very happy to have another American Girl doll. On Saturday my mom and I went to the mall. I went to Claire’s and got some fun jewelry and accessories. I really love this one big hair bow I got. I also got a mermaid bubble bar at Lush and a Barbie Christmas ornament at Hallmark. We also got some much needed massages. The mall had this beautiful arch that you could take pictures with. I love the picture of me under the arch. We also got Starbucks and I got a box of popcorn from Target that has a cute picture of the Target dog on it. It was a great day at the mall. On Sunday I had a hard time getting out of bed due to muscle pain. It was hard to move without my muscles locking up. That evening I went to Starbucks and the grocery store. I brought Camden with me on our errands. It was fun bringing my doll to the store. In addition to food I  got a craft kit. As I walked around the grocery store I could feel my muscles getting tight. I’ve been using a tens unit to help with my muscle pain but unfortunately it hasn’t gone away yet and I’ve had to miss work. Other then the pain I was in it was a pretty good weekend. Thanks for reading

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My new years eve and new year’s day!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I have a few blog posts I need to publish. Including my last Florida blog post and a post about my trip I took to Idaho at the end of December. However for some reason I decided that I wanted to write this post right now. Just to let you know that these posts will be out of order. Now with that out of the way. Let’s get to it! On New year’s Eve my mom and I came back from visiting family in Idaho. In the Boise airport there was this dog that was there for stress relief. I loved petting him! He was such a sweet dog! For New Year’s Eve we stayed home and relaxed. I had got a color your own beanie baby that I got from poshmark. I  had a fun time coloring my own beanie baby dog. It was a perfect art project to end 2021 with. At midnight we watched the celebration on TV! 2021 went by so fast! I’m excited to see what bucket list items I cross off this year. On New year’s day we went to Target. I got some fun items including a space discovery Barbie doll, an art kit, and some socks with cat faces on them! That evening my neighborhood had a fun event. We walked around the neighborhood and saw everyone’s Christmas decorations. Some of the neighbors had set out treats on tables. I even met some new people and dogs! It was a great way to start the new year. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My year in review 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! I can’t believe that it is time to write this post! This year has been a roller-coaster for sure! There have been a fair amount of changes,ups and downs and lots of adventures! Before I dive into 2022, I  wanted to  take a look back at 2021. Here we go!

Bucket list- I crossed eight items of my bucket list this year! I do wish this number was higher but I’m pretty happy with it overall. I made a list below of all the items I crossed of this year.

1. #297 – Go to three playgrounds in one day.

2. #294- Go shopping at the Gilroy Outlets

3. #290 do a virtual 5k

4. #277 – visit the Getty Center

5. #253 take a bus tour of Hollywood

6. #276 – visit the Griffith observatory

7. #238 – Go to the Grove in Los Angeles

8. #226 – see the La Brea tar pits

Travel- I did a good amount of travel this year! I went to Utah, Los Angeles, Pismo Beach,Monterey, Idaho three times,Redding and Florida! I’m actually in Idaho as I write this right now! I’m very happy with all the travel I did this year. I loved exploring Salt Lake City and Park City in Utah. I also loved going to Tracy aviary in Utah. Los Angeles was a ton of fun! I loved going to the Big American Girl store at the Grove and the La Brea tar pits. I did so many things in Florida,that I haven’t even finished my posts about it yet. I look forward to more travel in 2022!

Work/ career- This year I left the world of retail and entered back into the world of preschool. I currently work in a toddler classroom. It is an exciting and challenging environment to work in. I’m always looking for new experiences and opportunities so I decided to try out voice acting! I’m doing voice acting lessons now and I can’t wait to see where it takes me. I hope to be doing commercials,audio books and more as soon as next year!

Shopping/ collecting – I added a lot of items to my collection this year! I did so much thrift shopping this year. I even thrift shopped in Idaho, Utah and Redding. I also went to two antique malls this year. Some of my favorite items that I added to my collection this year are a Barbie jewelry box art kit from the 90s, A Barbie comforter from the 90s, a Beanie Buddy penguin, a lot of American Girl and Barbie books, as well as many Beanie babies and Barbie dolls. I also got a lot of Barbie color reveal dolls! I really do love the color reveal line by Barbie. In addition to all of that. I also got many fun souvenires from the places I traveled to. I wonder what items I will add to my collection in the upcoming year.

Writing- My love for writing grew this year. I published Sixteen pieces on Vocal Media. I want to continue writing on Vocal this upcoming year. I’m excited to see what I write this year. I also continued to write on this blog. I’m so glad God gave me a talent and love for writing.

Creativity/ art – I let my creativity show this year for sure! I did my fair share of craft kits this year as well as drawing and some painting. I wonder what I will make in this upcoming year!

Mental health/ self care – I continued to work on my mental health this year. I had a lot of ups and downs but I think I’m starting to get better at managing my stress. This is something that I really want to  focus on in the new year.

Thank you all so much for reading this blog! I hope you had a wonderful 2021 and that you all have an even better 2022!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Life after vacation December 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! I haven’t finished writing my posts about my amazing vacation yet. However since coming back from vacation my life has been a little on the crazy side and I need to talk about it. The day after we got back from Florida, Sherri our fifteen year old cat was not acting like herself. On Monday night we took her to an Emergency vet and it turned out she was a lot sicker then I thought. She had an infection and her kidneys were not doing well at all. I knew that she had kidney disease but I didn’t realize how advanced it was. She ended up being hospitalized until Wednesday. I did realize just how much this was bothering me until Thursday. I have to leave work early because I broke out in a rash. I didn’t know what it was at first. I walked to CVS to get medicine to stop the itching. While I was there I got a My little pony toy. I was feeling pretty bad but I got excited when I saw it on the shelf. It turned out that my rash was a stress rash. My rash kept on coming back and I’m still not over it yet. Friday night I got some relief from my stress when I went to a local light display drive through with Amy and my parents. On Saturday I visited one of my favorite local stores called Affordable Treasures and celebrated my dad’s birthday. Sunday we went to a family party. I’m trying not to stress but my emotions have been all over the place. It doesn’t help that it is a very busy time of year right now. I do work at a school but we are not out for Christmas break until Christmas Eve. Things have not been the easiest lately but yesterday we got some encouraging news. Sherri went to the vet again and the vet gave her longer to live then she originally told us. some other good news is last week I went to Target and I finished my Christmas shopping I also got a snowboarding Barbie doll and other fun things. I know it’s not something I usually say on my blog but I could really use your prayers right now. My depression has been acting up lately. Sometimes optimism is hard to find. Oh before I end this blog post I do have something exciting to tell you about. I started taking voice acting lessons! I had my first class on Sunday and it went really well. I’m excited to see where this adventure will take me. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love November 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I don’t understand how November is over already! However I’m very much looking forward to December,epically with all the fun Christmas things I have planned. Before we jump into our December fun,let’s take a look at November’s highlights.

Project makeover- I love this game I got on my phone! It is so much fun. I look forward to playing even more in December. ( You can read about it HERE)

Veterans day parade- I had so much fun at this parade. ( You can read about it HERE)

Outdoor Christmas decorations – We put our outside Christmas lights up this month and they look amazing! I can’t wait for the Christmas light competition in my neighborhood.

Starbucks and thrift shopping- I put these two things together because I usually do them every month but both of these things put a smile on my face so I always consider them to be monthly highlights.

Weighted blanket- I got a weighted blanket this month and I love it! It’s a great self care item!

Arts and crafts – Another one of my favorite things! I was able to do a few art projects this month I hope to do even more in December.

Bath bombs- I got some Christmas themed bath bombs that had prizes inside! I hope to get more bath bombs soon!

Thanks for reading!

Rock On-Christina Epperly

Random thoughts from a type 4

Hello, my bucket list friends! There are times when I have a lot of things on my mind that I want to dump into one big blog post. This is one of those times. Before I go any further let me address the title of this post. There is a personality test called the enneagram. After seeing people post about it. I took it myself and it turns out that I’m pretty much the definition of a type 4. I’ve always felt like an outcast. I’d never realized that was a part of my personally type. However I have referred to myself as a professional day dreamer so that part didn’t surprise me. If you get the chance I recommend checking out the enneagram test. without any more delay here are my random thoughts.

I really want this cold to go away! – I have had this cold for about a week now and it’s been bringing me down in a big way. It has not only caused me to miss work but to also miss out on spending time with my family and friends. I still have it and it doesn’t seem to want to leave. I hope it goes away soon because I don’t have time for it plus it’s making me very frustrated. However I do feel like it is slowly getting better. I hope by next week I will be 100% better.

My solo Thanksgiving- Due to the cold I mentioned above, I stayed home on Thanksgiving. I made the most of it by eating some very yummy food that I got from the hot bar at Whole Foods. I also did arts and crafts. My favorite craft kit that I did was a wooden Christmas Tree ornament kit that I got at Whole Foods. I also did a TY Beanie Boos puzzle. I enjoyed watching the parade on TV. It was not the prefect Thanksgiving day but I made the most out of it.

Fun CVS finds – Yesterday I went to CVS to get some things to help me fight this cold but of course I bought some fun things while I was there. I got a Disney 2021 ornament and some hair scrunchies. The scrunchies I got are Claire’s brand. I love that CVS has Claire’s items.

I want to cross more items off my bucket list – It has been a while since I crossed anything off my list I think the last items I crossed off were when I was in LA. I hope to cross off a few more items before the year ends.

Outside Christmas decorations – We are almost done putting up our outside Christmas decorations! We got some new outdoor decorations this year and I’m really happy with the way everything is looking. I’m also looking forward to getting our Christmas tree put up soon.

There you have it my random thoughts for the day. Thanks for reading!

Rock On  – Christina Epperly

A new game and expressing myself

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know the title of this post is a little weird but I couldn’t think of a good name for it. I recently started playing a game called project makeover. I had seen lots of adds for it. It looked interesting so I decided to download it. I just have to say that I LOVE playing it! If you like match three style games like Candy Crush I highly recommend checking out this game. I’ve been off from work this week because I was feeling under the weather. Unfortunately it has not gotten better and I don’t know if I’ll be well enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family like I planned on . Anyways I’m making the most of my sick days. Today I was really proud of the outfit I put together! It’s crazy in the best way possible. I’ve also been getting Starbucks, eating tomato soup and selling things on Poshmark. I’ve made quite a few sales on there and I hope I make more as we get closer to Christmas. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Self care weekend

Hello, my bucket list friends! My stress level has be high lately so I decided to make this a self care weekend. Today is Sunday and can officially say that I have a sore throat and that I’m feeling pretty out of it. I’m not surprised because there has been something going around at my work. I’m happy to say though that it wasn’t till last night I started to feel off so I did enjoy my Friday night and Saturday. On Friday evening I did one of my favorite things. I took a bubble bath with two bath bombs. The bath bombs I used were Christmas themed and they both had prizes in them. I also printed out some coloring pages from Crayola on Friday. If you’re looking for some great coloring pages to print. I highly recommend going to Crayola’s website. Yesterday, I continued to do some of my favorite things to help me de-stress. I went to a local thrift store to see what I could find. This thrift store has shorter hours then the big name stores but I have been trying to visit this store more often. I bought a few fun things including a Barbie doll and a Build a Bear reindeer plush. I also got a very cute Coca-Cola polar bear plush. While we were in town we also went to Starbucks for coffee. Coffee is one of my favorite drinks. When we got home my mom and I went on a walk. The weather was perfect for one. Later that evening we went to a family members house for game night! That brings us today. I plan to spend today relaxing and writing another one of my favorite things.

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love October 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! I keep forgetting to write this post but here it is now. It is just amazing how fast this year is flying by! Anyways without further delay here are the things I loved in October 2021.

Going to Idaho  – I had a great time visiting faimy in Idaho. While I was there I visited a museum,  went thrift shopping,and went to a Halloween Trunk – Or-treat event. ( You can read about it HERE and HERE)

Getting in the Christmas mood – It may have been October but I  was already in a Christmas mood. I bought a gingerbread house kit and other Christmas items.

Selling on Poshmark-  I have some big adventures planed and I need money for them. I’ve been selling parts of my collections. It’s hard to let items go but I’m looking forward to the adventures I’m planning.

Thrift shopping  – As always I did some thrift shopping this month. I  may be selling some items but I’m still collecting plus getting items to sell in my posh mark store. You can check out my store Here

Family and friends- I enjoyed the company of some of my favorite people this month. ❤

Barbie advent calendar- This is the. 3at adventure calendar that I have ever gotten. I love the doll and the snowman. You can read about it HERE

Alice cooper’s audio book – Alice Cooper aka my favorite rock star came out with an audio book on Audible that included songs. It was 100% amazing! I highly recommend listening to it!

Art – I drew two fun pictures this month you can read about it HERE

Rock On – Christina Epperly