Summer shopping adventure 2020

Hello,my bucket list friends! On Friday and Saturday I went shopping to some of my favorite places. Without delay let’s start with Friday. On Friday I went to a large Dollar Tree store. This location is one of my favorites. I found a lot of items when it came to arts and crafts including a wooden elephant, beads, crayons, stickers ,a My Little Pony art kit and more. Some of my other favorite finds from the Dollar Tree were a pair of palm tree flip flops, some blind bag toys, and a flower pen. The next day I went shopping at the mall. I went to a few different stores including Claire’s and Old Navy. At Claire’s I was able find some items on sale that I liked such as a set of three heart earrings and a set of two necklaces. I also got a new hair bow even though it was not on sale. Some other highlights from my mall trip include a pair of watermelon flip flops from Old Navy , a Crayola coloring book from Target and hair brush from Daiso. I ended my Shopping adventure with coffee and a soft pretzel from the food court! I hope all of you had a great weekend !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

 

pottery and popcorn

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Summer has been both busy and fun this year and there is so much more to come! Before I get too far behind on my blog posts I wanted to tell you about what I did on Thursday.  I went out to run some errands with my dad and while we were in the car I got a phone call I had been waiting for. Back in March my mom and I went to my favorite paint your own pottery place. ( You can read about it HERE ) The day we went was also the day they closed but they let us stay to finish painting. Recently they reopened and Thursday was the day that our art was ready to pick up! I was so excited to finally bring my art pieces home! After I picked up our art my dad and I went to Trader Joe’s where I got one of my favorite snacks pickle flavored popcorn! I only see it at Trader Joe’s during the summer. If you like pickles I highly recommend it! I’m just gonna end this post by saying yay for art and popcorn !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Just a fun summertime !

Hello, my bucket list friends I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as I am! This weekend was a lot of fun. It really was a close to perfect summer weekend. On Saturday My family celebrated father’s day a day early, with a Wonderful dinner at a pretty fancy restaurant called the Crow’s nest. The food was really good. Especially the cheese cake.  After our dinner I went to my friend’s house. We watched Alexa and Katie one of our favorite shows until it was  hard to stay awake! The next day we went for a walk on the beach , finished the latest season of Alexa and Katie, and went to the mall. For the first time in a while I went to Claire’s . They had a lot of really great items on clearance including a set of hair bows! After Claire’s we went and took some pictures in a photo booth and after that we went to Chili’s for lunch. I just have to say that their veggie burgers are amazing! After we walked around for a bit we got some frozen yogurt to go. Then before I knew it we were on the way to my house. The day had gone by so fast. It was a really great summer weekend ! Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Yesterday’s Goodwill trip

Hello,my bucket list friends! As you can tell from this post’s title I went shopping at the Goodwill yesterday. It’s no secret that I love thrift shopping and I get pretty excited whenever I go so without further delay let’s dive into yesterday’s shopping trip.

 

Yesterday’s Goodwill trip

I’m going to start this off by saying that I got an unopened Melissa and Doug craft kit! It was my favorite find of the trip but it was not the only Melissa and Doug item that I bought yesterday ,I also got a Melissa and Doug bead kit. As far as arts and crafts go in addition to my Melissa and Doug finds I got a Crayola craft kit as well. One of my main reasons for this shopping trip was to find a book for next month’s book club. I got a few books and I’m still deciding which book I want to read for my book club. Thrift stores are great places to find books because they usually have pretty low prices. I also got some new jeans and a shirt. It was a very successful thrift shopping trip.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Mystery spot and the boardwalk

Hello,my bucket list friends! Summer is the perfect time of year for local adventures especially if you live in California. Yesterday I went on two local adventures including one place that I’ve never been before. It was a fun day and I can’t wait to tell you more so let’s get to it !

 

 

Mystery spot and the boardwalk

The first fun place I went to yesterday was the mystery spot in Santa Cruz. I have wanted to go there for a while. I would always see cars with Mystery spot bumper stickers and I was curious to see what what it was all about. Well it turns out that the Mystery Spot is famous for being a gravitational anomaly . The Mystery spot opened in 1940 and from what I can tell it is still going strong. The was one part of the tour that made me dizzy but I got some great pictures so it was worth it to me. At the end of the tour we all got the famous Mystery Spot bumper stickers! After that adventure my mom and I headed to a place that we had been to before the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There wasn’t much open at the boardwalk yet but we were able to get ice cream and take a little walk on the beach. It was a fun little day trip and I hope the boardwalk opens it’s rides soon!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Wooden flip flop art

Hello, my bucket list friends! The last time I went to the Dollar Tree I got this wooden flip decoration art kit. It’s a very simple kit where you just use the little markers that come with the kit to color the wooden flip flip picture. I found the overall design of the flip flops to be very cute. I especially love the little seashell detail on the flip flops.The markers that came with the kit worked well to color the wooden picture. When I was done coloring  the main parts of the the flip flops I decided to make a bunch of little marks in different colors to give the flip flops a look that was both colorful and fun! I enjoyed this simple summer craft kit .

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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

 

Day trip to Gilroy

Hello,my bucket list friends ! Yesterday I went on a little day trip adventure. It was a fun outing and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go!

 

Day trip to Gilroy

My mom and I both had a free day yesterday so we deiced to go to Gilroy and check out this place called Garlic World. It’s a very cute roadside stop that reminded me of a fruit stand mixed with a farmers market. One part of the store smelled like you had just walked in to a giant clove of garlic! Good thing I love the smell of garlic. My mom and I picked out some candy and drinks . I also got a key chain shaped liked you guessed it , garlic! Outside of the store there was a photo opp where you could put your head through a big wooden garlic cutout. Of course I had to do that ! After Garlic world we headed over to the Gilroy outlets. Going shopping at the Gilroy outlets is on my bucket list but since most of the stores were closed I’ll wait to officially cross that item off. However the California Welcome center at the outlets was open. The had a lot of travel brochures and a penny press machine I was a quarter short so I didn’t do the penny press this time but I did get a cute garlic plush and a few other things there. It was a successful and fun day trip. I hope I get to go back to the outlets soon!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Summer shopping fun !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! Yesterday my friend Amy and I went shopping at the Dollar Tree and Target. As usual I found some fun stuff so let’s dive in so can I tell you more about it!

 

Summer shopping fun !

To start our day we went to Target I was in much need of bug spray and sunscreen but of course I stopped at the dollar section first. There were new items it the dollar section since I had last been there. I was excited to see these big squishy toys for three dollars each. I chose the big squishy sun.  I also got a pair of socks and a bird shaped toy that shoots a ball from it’s nose. After Target we went to the Dollar Tree . My friend had been looking at some office supplies at Target. She decided to wait and see if she could get what she needed at the Dollar Tree and guess what ? She found what she needed there and saved money ! I found some goodies as well . I got a glittery sign that says ” Hello summer ” two craft kits and more. It was a great day and I can’t wait to have more like it!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Unicorn sparkling water!

Hello, my bucket list friends! Once again I saw something at CVS that I just had to try ! This time it was unicorn sparkling water. I drink sparkling water all the time and I love unicorns so this looked like the perfect product for me. The box and the cans are both decorated with unicorns. The cans are smaller then normal but that did matter to me it just made the box easier to carry! The water had an amazing flavor! It tasted like candy and that’s pretty impressive because there is no sugar in it. I enjoyed everything about this sparkling water. I’m going to have to get more soon because I have already almost finished the box!

Rock On – Christina Epperly