Summer bucket list 2021. How did I do ?

Hello, my bucket list friends! Before I  officially move on from summer I need to revisit my summer bucket list! I’m curious to see how many items I crossed off because I didn’t really keep track. Without further delay let’s get to it!

Summer bucket list 2021

1. Ride three carousels – Done! I actually road four carousels this summer! I road one in Utah, one at a local park, one at the LA zoo, and one at Happy Hollow.
2. Go swimming at least three times – Nope. I only went swimming once this summer. At the hotel pool in Utah.
3. Visit two different zoos Done! I went to the zoo in Utah and Los Angeles. I  also visited my local zoo.
4. Have a mall day – Done. I made a cute plush cat at Build a Bear workshop that day too!
5. Get another tattoo nope didn’t happen.
6. See a movie in theaters Done! My mom and I saw Jungle Cruise!
7. Buy flip flops at Old Navy – Done! I  got a cute pair of leopard print flip flops during my mall day.
8. Have a sleepover – nope
9. Cross five or more things off my regular bucket list – Done! I crossed five things off in Los Angeles!
10. Go to a concert – nope
11. Do a 5k – nope

12. Find an item at the thrift store that I had when I was a kid. – I got some things such as books and beanie babies that I may have had as a kid but I don’t remember for sure.

13. Take a picture with a celebrity – Nope. I was hoping this would happen when I was in Los Angeles but it didn’t.

14. Make a summer build a bear Done! Did this during my mall day.

15. Read five or more books – nope

16.Make a no bake cake – nope

17. Tie-dye – No, I bought the supplies but never got around to it.

18. Go on a scavenger hunt – Nope

19. Go to yogurt land – Done! Crossed this one off on my mall day. We went and got yogurt after shopping!

20 draw a summer picture – Done! I’m so glad I remembered to draw one this year.

It looks like I crossed nine things off my summer bucket list this year! I’m pretty happy with that!

Thanks for reading. Rock On- Christina Epperly

Things I love August 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I’m sad to say that my birthday month is over. However it was packed full of fun and I’m excited to talk about that so here we go!

Getting a 1990 birthday Barbie – I love Barbie dolls! I thought that it would be cool to have the birthday Barbie from the year I was born. I love her hair and her outfit. I’m so happy I bought her. ( You can read about it HERE)

Going to Happy Hollow – I visited our local zoo this month. I road the carousel and I had a fun time overall. ( You can read about it HERE)

Shopping at Savers on my birthday- On my birthday I went shopping at one of my favorite places. ( You can read about it HERE)

Spending a weekend in Monterey – last weekend I had a fun time exploring Monterey for my birthday weekend. ( You can read about it HERE)

The best birthday cake ever – My sister brought me the best birthday cake. I could have ever asked for. You can read about it HERE)

Going to the movies- In August I went to the Movies for the first time in a long time. ( You can read about it HERE)

Seeing Amy on my birthday- It seems like it’s so much harder to see friends the older you get. I was so happy to be able to see Amy on my birthday. ( You can read about it HERE)

Thanks for reading!

Rock On -Christina Epperly

Things I love July 2021

Hello, my bucket list friends! I can’t believes that July has already come to an end! This month was packed full of adventure and I had a lot of things to love this month. Without further delay let’s jump on into it

Evening beach trip- I had fun going a spontaneous trip to the beach. It was a great evening. ( You can read about it HERE)

Library book sale / day with Amy -This month Amy and I went to a library book sale. The books were only a dollar each! We also did a lot of other fun things that day including going to the farmer’s market. ( You can read about it HERE)

Friday mall day – one Friday this month I got off of work early. I walked to the mall for a spontaneous mall adventure. ( You can read about it HERE)

Vegan gummies – I finally got around to trying these vegan gummies that I saw advertised on Instagram. (You can read about it HERE)

Riding the carousel at oak meadow – I went to a local park and enjoyed riding the rides they have there. ( You can read about it HERE)

Barbie color reveal foam – I’m so happy that I got one of the new foam color reveal dolls! ( You can read about it HERE)

Los Angeles/ Hollywood vacation – I went on vacation to my favorite city this month (You can read about it HERE)

Pismo beach – I also got to go to Pismo beach this month. ( You can read about it HERE)

Dollar Tree and mall adventure 6/21

Hello, my bucket list friends! On Friday I went to the Dollar Tree and Saturday I went to the mall. I got some really great items and I can’t wait to tell you more about it so here we go! On Friday after work I went to my favorite Dollar Tree location. I found so many amazing things including confetti Play-Doh,art kits,a Barbie coloring book and My Little pony stickers. I also got a summer themed cup with an attached drinking straw. I’m excited to play with the confetti Play-Doh I hope to do that today. On Saturday I went to the mall with my friend Amy. I went to Claire’s and got a lot of great things including a necklace that has a little jar of donuts on it,and a hair bow, hair scrunchies,and a bracelet with heart shaped beads. After Claire’s we went to Daiso. This store never fails to have amazingly cute items. Some of my favorite things I got there were stickers, animal shaped erasers,a Mickey mouse towel,and a Disney princess pencil sharpener. Also Amy and I got matching towels that have polar bears on them. After that I went to Build a Bear workshop. They were low on stock so they didn’t have any of the bears that I had in mind to build that day. However they did have this adorable pastel colored cat. I named her June Sunshine and bought a summer shirt for her to wear. After getting some lunch at the food court Amy and I went to Old Navy where I found a great pair of leopard print flip flops and Amy found jeans that fair her perfectly. We ended our day with a trip to Target. I got a bath bomb and some cute items from the dollar section of the store. Some of my favorite items that I got in the dollar section were a set of animal shaped rulers and two cute summer themed animal toys. It was a wonderful two days of shopping fun and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Utah adventure part four and wrap up!

Hello,my bucket list friends! Welcome to the fourth and final part of my Utah adventure! On the last day of our vacation we went to explore a church called the Cathedral of the Madeleine. It was so beautiful. I took so many pictures. It was simply beautiful inside and outside of the church. After exploring the church we went to an antique mall it was my first time going to one because I always thought that they were to expensive. Turns out I was wrong. They had some great items at great prices. There we also expensive items as well but the were plenty of great things in my price range that I was excited to add to my collection. I need to explore more antique malls. After all that exploring it was time for some lunch. We went to this restaurant called Red iguana. It was highly recommended. I’m glad we went there. The food was amazing. Plus they had a giant iguana statue out in front of the restaurant that was really cool to see. And that pretty much sums up our last day in Utah. This vacation was absolutely amazing! My favorite things were probably the zoo, the aviary, and the Park City museum. I’m glad we went to Salt Lake City. It was a lot of fun to explore.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Light Heart book club July 2020 discussion

Hello, my bucket list friends! I know I’m behind on my book club posts but I’m ready to catch up. July’s Light Heart book club pick was Melanie’s Last Ride by Joanna Campbell and Alice Leonhardt. As always one more thing before we dive into the discussion. The following post contains major plot points ( Spoilers ) for the book . If you want to read the book and haven’t yet, I suggest you wait to read this post until you have finished the book. Now, let’s dive into our discussion.

 

Light Heart book club July 2020 discussion

My favorite part of the book – My overall favorite moment in this book is when Melanie’s father shows up at camp and surprises her. Throughout the book Melanie is upset that her father’s work schedule often prevents them from spending time together. I was so happy for Melanie when her dad surprised her!

My least favorite part of the book – The part of the book I liked the least was when a fire threatened the horses! Lucky Melanie and the other campers were able to get them to safety.

Overall view of the book – One thing I really liked about this book was that it took place at a summer camp. It was fun reading a book that was set in the same season that it was in real life. Another one of my favorite parts was when the campers went swimming and there was a rope swing that you could use to jump into the water. This is actually an item on my bucket list! This book gave me memories of being at summer camp and I really liked that. One thing about the book that I didn’t like so much is that there was a good amount of drama happening but that’s how kids are at that age. If you like horses I would recommend this book just remember it is full of age appropriate drama!

Activities

Art activity – For this book’s art project I knew just what to make. I had gotten this arts and crafts kit at Goodwill awhile ago where you make paper plate animal faces. Since a horse was one of the animals that you could make with this kit. I knew it would be perfect to make for this book’s art project. It was a quick and easy project to make. I was happy with the was this project turned out.  If you are not able to find a kit like the one that I used it’s pretty easy to make this project on your own. You can use a regular paper plate and cut out your own shapes.

Question – This next activity is a little different but I has fun with it. Did you ever notice how race horses have really long and sometimes funny sounding names? When I was probably around 12 years old I used to play this horse racing video game. I remember thinking about how silly some of the horse’s names were. For this activity I asked myself if I had a race horse what would I name it ? I think I came up with the perfect name for a race horse and that name is Sunshine City Coffee ! It’s long and funny but also cute! I would love to see your answer to this question in the comment section.

Happy reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Things I love July 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! July was a very fun month but also a very busy month. I’ve gotten behind on blog posts and now is the time to catch up so let’s get going!

Things I love July 2020

Mermaid sparking water – I enjoyed this unique flavor of sparkling water. ( You can read about it HERE)

Vacation in Idaho and visiting family – (You can read about it HERE , HERE , HERE and HERE.)

Trying the very yummy impossible breakfast sandwich – ( You can read about it HERE)

Getting my hair cut. I love having short hair ! ( You can read about it HERE )

I had a really fun time in Montana! ( You can read about it HERE , HERE , HERE and  HERE)

 

Those were some of the things that I loved in July 2020 . I hope you all are having a great August.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

Montana adventure part 4

Hello, my bucket list friends! Welcome to the last part of my Montana adventure. I’m excited to tell you about the last part of this fun vacation so let’s get to it!

 

Montana adventure part 4

Day 7

This was our last full day in Montana. We had a few more things that we wanted to do before we headed for home the next day. Our first stop was the Yellowstone Kelly interpretive site. It’s a interesting place with a lot of information about the man known as Yellowstone Kelly. After exploring the interpretive site we went on a walk before getting an Uber to the Yellowstone county museum. I’m really glad that we went to this museum it was one of our favorites. The museum had exhibits inside and out. My favorites are the big train outside of the museum and the exhibit about baseball inside. This museum also had a gift shop and I got a really nice snow globe.The museum is located next the airport. If you ever fly into Billings and have the time I highly recommend going to see this museum. After our museum it was time for something that we were both really looking forward to massages! We had made appointments at the Massage Envy in Billings for some much needed relaxation. After our massages we went to eat. Then we headed back to our hotel to pack. I  really enjoyed my last full day in Montana!

 

Day 8

On day eight we spent a lot of time in airports. Our flight wasn’t until evening but check out time was noon so we spent quite a few hours in the Billings airport before our first flight. The one highlight of spending that much time in the Billings airport was getting a huckleberry chocolate bar! Our first flight took us to Salt Lake City. After spending some more time in that airport we were headed for home! I had great time in Montana! Thanks for reading.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Montana adventure part 3

Hello,my bucket list friends! Welcome to part 3 of my Montana adventure! I can’t wait to tell you more about this fun adventure so let’s get going!

Montana adventure part 3

day 5

On day five we went to check out a Goodwill store in Billings. I like going thrift shopping in different places because every area has a different style. I really enjoyed the Goodwill in Billings. It was very clean and organized. I was able to find some nice things including a book on how to style an American girl doll’s hair, a TY beanie boo puzzle, a shirt with purple stripes and a few DVDs. After thrift shopping we went to down town Billings for lunch. We went to the Montana Brewing Company. I really enjoyed the flat bread that I had there. If you are ever in Billings I would recommend eating here. After lunch we took a walk around downtown. It was a Sunday and most places were closed. It felt weird walking around downtown with hardly anyone else around. That night we went for a walk at a park. The park had a beautiful river but it also had lots of mosquitoes so we had to cut our time there short.  Overall it was a nice relaxing day except for the mosquitoes!

 

day 6

On this day we had a booked a tour that would take us to some of the most popular spots around Billings. We got picked in a pretty amazing Jeep. Then we were on to our first stop at the Little Big Horn battle field.This well known historical place is worth a visit. There is a lot to see there. After exploring the battle field we went on to explore Pompey’s Pillar. The pillar is mostly famous because Clark of Luis and Clark carved his name there. The area itself was beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring it! After that we made a quick stop for lunch before going to explore the Moss mansion. Going in to this house was like going back in time. I loved they way it was decorated. They also had a game going on at the mansion where they hid school supplies in each room. I wasn’t keeping count of how many I found but it was fun to see what I could spot as we explored each room. After we finished exploring we stopped at the gift shop. Then it was time to go on to our last stop of the day. The last spot the we explored that day was Pictograph Caves state park. This park is well known for it’s cave paintings. Even though a lot of the cave paintings have chipped away you can still see them a little bit. I  heard that you can see them better on a rainy day. Even without the drawings the caves are pretty cool to look at. After our very fun tour we went back to the hotel for some much needed rest! This day was filled with lots of adventure.

Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

Montana adventure part 2

Hello,my bucket list friends! Welcome to part two of my Montana adventure! I’m excited to share the next part of my adventure with you so let’s dive on in!

Montana adventure part 2

day 3

We started off day three with a hike on the four dances trail. One of things that I leaned about Montana is that there are grasshoppers everywhere! The trail was covered in them. My favorite part about this hike is the views. It was nice to get to see Billings from up high. This hike did make me a little nervous. I was worried that we would see a rattle snake because it was so warm that day. We didn’t see any rattle snakes but I did forget to put sunscreen on the back of my neck and I got quite a burn. At least it was just a small area of my neck that got burned. After our hike we went to explore the Yellowstone art museum. There were some great works of art in this museum but my favorite was the children’s art exhibit. After the museum we went to well Pared for lunch. After lunch we walked around and I bought a Montana shirt at a shop that we had been to the day before but this time there was a very friendly dog visiting the store! On our way back to the hotel our very nice Uber driver told us about a town called Red Lodge. She said that she could take us there the next day. I was excited to explore a new place. After relaxing at the hotel for awhile we took an Uber to Starbucks but it turned out to be closed. We ended up walking to Walmart and I got another Montana shirt. Day three brought a lot walking and a lot of adventure!

 

Day 4

We started off the day by meeting our Uber driver from the day before. We got in the car and headed to Red Lodge. Our first stop was a visitor center. After that we drove through the town to this beautiful lookout point. The views were beautiful but my favorite part was feeding sunflower seeds to the friendly chipmunks! After feeding the chipmunks we went back to the town of Red Lodge. We went right to the Yellowstone animal sanctuary. I had a fun time visiting the animals. The raccoons were my favorites but I also enjoyed seeing the bears and porcupines. There is also a very friendly cat there. Before we left  we stopped by the gift shop. I love the plush owl that I got. After exploring the animal sanctuary.  We were getting hungry so we put our names on a list at a restaurant. While we were waiting we went shopping. I got a snow globe and a magnet at a souvenir store. I also enjoyed going to the candy store and getting peppermints and other yummy treats. Then it was time for lunch. After having a very yummy lunch. It was time to head back to the hotel.    Day 4 was so much fun! This was one of my favorite days of vacation!

That concludes part 2 of my Montana adventure. Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly