Goodbye summer of 2022 I already miss you!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Unfortunately it is time to say goodbye to my most favorite time of the year. That time of year is summer of course. Now that it is September, now time to look back on the highlights of this summer.

Vacation to Colorado- this was a pretty amazing vacation! Some highlights include the Denver zoo, the selfie museum,the Denver art museum and Pikes Peak. ( You can read about it HERE ,HERE, HERE and HERE.)

Vacation in Idaho – I spent the last weekend of July in Idaho visting family and having lots of fun. I really enjoyed visiting one of my favorite musumes while I was there ( You can read about it HERE)

Summer shopping spree- I had a fun time doing my summer shopping spree this year. I went to the Dollar Tree and the mall. My mall day included a trip to Build a Bear Workshop. ( You can read about it HERE)

Point of Grace concert- I got to go see a very talented group preform at a free concert this summer.(you can read about it HERE)

Going swimming! – I went swimming four times this summer! Including a really fun pool party! ( You can read about the pool party HERE)

Walking on the beach – I made two trips to my favorite local beach this summer. ( You can read about it HERE, and HERE)

Posting My 10000th tweet – I’m proud of myself for crossing off this bucket list item this summer. ( You can read about it HERE)

Celebrating my 32nd birthday! – Towards the end of August I turned 32! I had a busy weekend celebrating! ( You can read about it HERE)

Visiting Monterey – I really enjoyed going on day trip to beautiful Monterey! ( You can read about it HERE)

Going to the smile kitchen – I had a great time making my own slime this summer. ( You can read about it HERE)

Drawing a summer picture plus other creative activities- I’m very happy with my summer drawing this year. I also enjoyed playing with play-doh and doing a July 4th craft kit this summer. ( You can read about it HERE, HERE and HERE)

Yummy food and drinks – I enjoyed some great treats this summer! You can read about some of it HERE, HERE , HERE and HERE)

Hakone Gardens – I loved Visiting this local attraction for the first time this summer! ( You can read about it HERE)

I’m happy with all the fun things I was able to do this summer! I can’t wait to see what fun things I do next summer!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Thanks for reading!

A fun filled day in Monterey!

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Saturday I went on a day trip to Monterey. My mom and I started our day by getting a tour of the Monterey state historic park. The tour started at the custom house that is located right next to old fishermen’s wharf. My mom and I were the the only people who showed up for the tour so it ended up being a private tour. The tour was very informative about the history of Monterey. My favorite part of the tour was the beautiful gardens we got to vist. One of gardens had Koi fish. I loved watching them swim around. The tour ended at the Pacific house. The thing I loved about this place the most was that it had a free museum. There were several interesting exhibits to see here. There is also a gift shop. I got some souvenires here. There is also a gift shop at the custom house. After exploring the museum we went back down to the wharf. There were a bunch of sea lions hanging out near the wharf. I got some really good pictures of them. I have visited the wharf before and I have a favorite gift shop and a favorite candy store there. I went to both. I got some great souvenires at the gift shop including a new snow globe for my collection! At the candy store I got a bunch of taffy! I love getting taffy at this candy store. The have barrels full of it and there are so many flavors to choose from. After shopping we walked a little bit on a path near the wharf. We did walk very far because we were in a two hour parking spot and we needed to move. After our adventures at the wharf we went to meet my dad for lunch. We went to a restaurant called Tarpy’s Roadhouse. The food was great and so was the location. There was a pond here that had lots of turtles in it. I had a great day in Monterey!

Thank you for reading!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Wonderful lavender slime and a thrift shopping adventure

Hello, my bucket list friends! I have some fun things I want to tell you about. Let’s start with my visit to the slime kitchen last week. On Friday after work my mom and I went to get massages at the mall. We were both in need of some stress relief. In addition tp the massages I really wanted to check out a new place in the mall called the Slime Kitchen. Before this I hadn’t had a lot of experience with slime. I love playdough and I had played with things that were similar to slime a while ago but I have not used slime since it has become very popular in recent years. I heard about the Slime Kitchen on the mall’s Instagram page. It looked fun and interesting. After getting massages and going to Claire’s It was time to go to the slime kitchen. I wasn’t sure how it all worked but the staff was very helpful. I ended up choosing cloud slime and I made it lavender scented! I loved how you got to add two little toys into your slime I chose an ice cream cone and a lollipop! I did enjoy making slime. However, it was $25.00 so I probably won’t do it again but it was worth doing once. The next day I went to Savers to do some thrift shopping! It was more crowded then I expected it to be even for a Saturday. However, I was still able to get some pretty awesome items. Some of my favorite things I got that day are a Barbie collector book,a Barbie horse, some American Girl books, and a chalk book that comes with chalk. I also got another book that is summer themed maybe I can read it before summer ends.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Things I love July 2022

Hello,my bucket list friends! Ok,I feel like I’m always talking about how fast the year is going. However,it’s hard for me to believe that we are already in August! I can’t believe that my birthday month is here already! I’m excited to see what fun things are gonna happen this month but I’m also excited to talk about July’s highlights. There were some great things that happened in July so let’s get to it!

The things I loved in July 2022

Going to Idaho- I spent the last weekend of July in Idaho! I had a great time visiting faimly and going on adventures! ( You can read about it HERE)

Key lime kettle popcorn – I got to try a fun snack this month! ( You can read about it HERE)

Going to a family pool party – I had so much fun seeing family and going swimming! ( You can read about it HERE)

Going to the beach – I went the beach in the evening after work. It was a lot of fun! ( You can read about it HERE )

Hakone Gardens- This month I went to a local attraction that I had never been to before. It was absolutely beautiful! ( You can read about it HERE)

Drawing my summer picture- I got creative this month and drew a colorful and beautiful summer picture! ( You can read about it HERE)

Yogurtland- I went to my favorite frozen yogurt place this month! ( You can read about it HERE)

July 4th fun – I had a fun time celebrating the 4th of July! ( You can read about it HERE)

Point of Grace concert- I really loved getting to go to this amazing concert this month! ( You can read about it HERE)

Crossing another item off of my bucket list! – I crossed #72 off of my bucket list this month! ( You can read about it HERE)

Thanks for reading and have a great month!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

July 2022 pool party fun!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Last month I went to a family pool party! I love going swimming. Since I don’t get to go swimming very often, I love it when I have an opportunity to go swimming. The water was a great temperature and it was a beautiful sunny day. I had a great time hanging out with my faimly and seeing people that I hadn’t seen in a long time and even meeting some new people! There was also amazing food as well. It was really a perfect pool party! Thanks for reading! I hope all of you are enjoying your summer!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Trader Joe’s key lime kettle popcorn review

Hello, my bucket list friends! I have a pretty big sweet tooth and I enjoy trying out new snacks. When I saw this flavor of kettle popcorn,I really wanted to try it. First of all I really liked the design of the bag plus the package used a good amout of my favorite color (green) so I already started to like this snack from the beginning. On the bag there were four words that described the taste. These words gave me an idea about the flavor adventure I was about to go on. The four words listed on the bag are sweet,salty,tart and tangy. These words do a great job of describing the flavor explosion of this snack. There are so many flavors going on with this snack that it is so overwhelming in the best way possible. It has a strong and sweet lime flavor. There is also a some classic kettle corn flavor mixed in. There is so many flavors going on in this snack and somehow it works really well. I highly recommend trying this snack! Thanks for reading this fun review.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

A Tuesday evening at the beach

Hello,my bucket list friends! I live pretty close to the beach but I don’t go very often.  However for the second time this summer I made it to the beach. After work on Tuesday my mom and I went to the beach and we brought Axle (a very cute dog ) with us. We went to the same beach that we went to last time. This time when we arrived there were a few parking places to choose from. I went to the store first because I was pretty hungry after work. This time we decided to walk on the beach in the other direction then we had last time. I enjoyed walking on the beach and putting my feet in the water. This part of the beach had a lot of rocks that made it hard to walk close to the water. However, it was fun to look at the rocks and shells on the beach. I also had a fun time taking pictures. I love taking selfies but there is something especially fun about taking selfies at the beach. The weather was comfortable and Axle had a great time as always. He was very happy that I got some cheese at the store. After walking on the rocky part of the beach we went back and walked the other way for a little while. Going to the beach was a great way to wrap up a weekday. Thanks for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

June summer fun catch-up 2022

Hello,my bucket list friends! I know it’s July already. However, during June I was so busy writing about my Colorado adventure that I didn’t have time to write about all the little summer adventures that June had in store. I have a big appreciation for all the little things in life that make me smile so without any more delay let’s get to it.

Father’s day- On Father’s day I went to lunch with my family. It was great to see my sister. We went to this burger restaurant that had a yummy veggie burger. After lunch we walked to and ice cream place. It was a beautiful and fun summer day.

Fun summer treats – I’ve enjoyed some fun summer treats this year. The one the stands out to me was these summer berry waffle ice cream bars from Häagen-Dazs. They are very tummy and I highly recommend them.

My new friend Dominic- My neighbor got a new horse named Dominic and we have become friends. I posted a reel of us on Instagram and it got over 4000 views.

Graduation at my work – At the beginning of June my work has a graduation ceremony for the pre-K class. We had a beautifully decorated stage and the kids did a great job singing the songs we practiced.

Thanks for reading about some of my summer fun in June

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Mental health beach day

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Monday I took a mental health day. I have OCD and sometimes I’m in need of a mental health day. Monday was of of thoes days. On this mental health day I decided it would be a good idea to go to the beach. I live about 20 minutes or so from the beach but I don’t go very often and the weekends are the worst time to go due to the crowds. Since I had nothing else planned that day my mom and I along with one of our favorite dogs in the whole world went to one my favorite beaches. Even though it was a Monday the parking lot was full when we got there but we didn’t have to wait long for a space to become available. It was a beautiful summer day and it was so nice to walk along the beach and put my feet in the water. I took a lot of pictures and Axle (the dog) had great time running on the beach and saying hi to other dogs. My friend lives even closer to the beach then I do so she met us at the beach. It was great to see her. It can be hard to find time to spend with friends so I was very happy we got to spend some time together. After our walk on the beach my friend and I went to the little store by the parking lot. I was hungry after all that walking. I got some snacks and a cute turtle souvenire that was made out of shells. It was a good beach day I hope I can go again before summer ends!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Summer shopping fun 2022

Hello, my bucket list friends! This past weekend I had my summer mall weekend. This is a tradition of mine where I go to the Dollar Tree on Friday and then I go to the mall on Saturday. I love shopping and summertime. That is the main reason why I do this in summer. Plus it is a great idea to spend a hot summer day inside of an air-conditioned mall!

Dollar Tree- After work on Friday I went the Dollar Tree. I didn’t go to my favorite location because it was further away from my work. The location I went to is usually pretty disorganized and this time was no different. However, I still got a lot of great items. Some of my favorite items I got are two Hot Wheels monster truck toys, summer wall decorations, a 4th of July themed craft kit,a Barbie craft kit, summer stickers, and a My little pony coloring book. Yes, the store was disorganized but it was still very easy to find things to put in my basket. I was very happy with the items I  got. I also got some Jelly Belly brand sparkling waters. I love getting thoes when I go to the Dollar Tree.

Mall – On Saturday I visited my favorite local mall. The first store I went to was Claire’s. This store is always at the top of my list when I go to the mall. They have a clearance section and this great buy three get three free promotion. I bought some nice items here including some hair clips that have strawberries, ice pops, and watermelon slices on them. I also got this super cute movie theater themed earing set that was on sale. I was very happy about this super cute headband that I got too. After Claire’s I went to the candy store next door. I got two pieces of candy there. My next store was Old Navy where I was looking for flip-flops and a a new t-shirt and of course I found both. Old Navy has great flip-flops and I have a few of their graphic tees. Now, this next part is a lot of fun because I went to Build a Bear Workshop!! They have this collection called Heartables where you open a bag and see what animal you get to make. I got a very cute purple fox. I named her Violet Waves. She is super cute! After that I went to Daiso where I got some fun things. Including erasers that where shaped like sheep and stickers. While I was at the mall I went to this really good vegan place for lunch. One thing about this mall that makes it my favorite is that it has a Target in it. I went to Target and as always I found some great items. Some of my favorite things I got are a new Barbie doll, a slap bracelet ruler, a bag of erasers,and bath bombs that have prizes inside. I also went to Forever 21 where I got some cute socks. I also love taking pictures when I’m at the mall. I was happy to see some art and a floral display that made great backgrounds for photos. It was a warm day so I got a refresher at Starbucks before going home. It was a good mall day and I’m very happy with the items I got.

Thank you for reading about my summer shopping spree!

Rock On- Christina Epperly