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

My wonderful birthday weekend :)

Hello,my bucket list friends! My birthday was on Thursday August 26th. However, I kept the celebration going into the weekend. I spent the weekend in the Monterey area with my family. My mom and I drove there on Friday evening and stayed in a hotel. The next morning we were ready for adventure! We started off our day of adventure with the seventeen mile drive. I have done this drive before but I enjoyed it a lot and wanted to do it again. It does cost to go on the drive but to me it is worth it. There are a lot of wonderful views and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The lone cypress and the house know as the gingerbread house are two of my favorite things to see along seventeen mile drive. After a truly beautiful drive ,we went to the Cannery Row antique mall. This antique mall is two stories and it is packed full of things to see. I bought some great items here including a 1980s button from Disney World . Other items I got were McDonald’s Barbie toys, Disney World magnets, a Disneyland pen and a McDonald’s beanie baby toy. After antique shopping we went souvenir shopping. My favorite souvenires I got are a plush otter with a Monterey sweatshirt on and a visor that says Monterey on it. There is a free trolley that you can take around Monterey I had fun riding it. It’s cute on the inside and out. It almost feels like the vehicles that they have at Disneyland. My mom and I went through the Monterey mirror maze on Cannery Row. We did a similar maze in mall of America. These mazes are fun to take pictures in. They are challenging without being impossible. I hope to do more mazes like this. We also spent some time at the beach.I took a good picture of a sea lion. After the beach, I got to visit a place in Monterey that I have always wanted to visit. Dennis the menace park. This is one of the cutest playgrounds I have ever seen. Some of the things this playground had to offer were a roller slide, a sun shaped bridge and a rock climbing wall. I really want to go back to this playground and spend more time there. After all that adventure we met my dad for dinner. He was diving at the beach that day. After eating a yummy dinner,my mom and I went to old fishermen’s wharf. I went to a candy store there and I got a lot of taffy! Later that night my sister came to the hotel and brought me the best birthday cake ever. I chose this ice cream melting cake from my Pintrest profile and it tasted as amazing as it looked. The next day my mom,sister and I drove to the big Sur area. We had lunch then we explored Phifer Beach. The beach was really amazing. It had some truly beautiful caves and it also had some purple sand! It was one of the best birthday celebrations I’ve ever had!

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Los Angeles summer 2021 Adventure part three

Hello,my bucket list friends! It’s time for part three of my Los Angeles adventure! My last full day in Los Angeles started out with a trip to the LA zoo. When we first got there I saw a big line outside. However, it moved pretty quickly. We went to the gift shop first to avoid the crowds that would probably be there later in the day. Since the zoo is very large we decided to pay to ride the tram around. It was nice to be able to get off at different places and see the animals in that area. Some of my favorite animals that I got to see were a tapir,elephants, flamingos,a tiger and a tortoise. I also got to ride the carousel! There were a lot of cool animals to choose from on the carousel. I road on an ostrich and my mom road on a horse. I hope I can ride on that carousel again sometime. I want to ride the unicorn. After the zoo we went to the Grove. The Grove is a popular outdoor shopping center. I mainly wanted to go see the American Girl store. I just have to say the store was simply amazing. The displays that were around the store were so much fun to look at and even interact with. They had a working pacman arcade game that went a long with Courtney the newest historical doll. While I was there I bought Courtney’s second book. I had already read the first one and I liked it a lot. I also got a travel journal, a matching hair bow set, and a blind bag with doll sized plastic food items. After that we went to eat at the Original farmers market. We found a place there that had healthy food. I had a really good sandwich there. The last activity that we had planned was to ride the swan boats at Echo park. We made reservations for a certain time. We spent some time walking around the park before we got in line for the boats. I have to say the boats are super cute. It was hard to peddle the boats at times but it was so much fun. I highly recommend this activity if you are in the area.

Thanks for reading ! Rock on – Christina Epperly

A weekend in Pismo Beach

Hello,my bucket list friends! This weekend I went on an adventure to Pismo Beach and I wanted to share it with all of you. Here we go! My adventure started on Friday when I got off work early. My mom and I headed right to Pismo Beach. My dad was already there. It took over three hours to get there. When we arrived we dropped our things off at the hotel and went to dinner. We went to downtown Pismo Beach and ate at this restaurant called Cool Cats. It’s a fun 50’s themed restaurant with great food. I got this veggie burger that had peppers on it and it was so amazing!! After dinner we went to a souvenir shop across the street. Where I got some great items including snow globe for my collection.On Saturday our first activity was going on a kayaking cave tour. It was fun but some of the caves were hard to go through. I liked seeing all the penicillins while we were kayaking. After that we went to eat lunch. We tried going downtown again but we couldn’t find a place to park. We went to this restaurant called Huckleberry’s. I really liked the french toast that I had there. After lunch we went for a walk on monarch butterfly grove trail. During certain months this area is filled with tons of monarch butterflies. The butterflies are not there in July. However the trail is beautiful and worth taking a walk on. At the beginning of the trail there was a trailer that they were selling souvenirs from. I bought a butterfly pen and a butterfly keychain. After enjoying the trail. My mom and I went to the Goodwill. The Goodwill we went to was very small. However I got some cool books. When we were done shopping we decided to try downtown again. It took a long time to find a parking space but when we did we got a parking space that was right by the pier. We took pictures with the Pismo Beach sign, checked out the playground next to the sign,walked along the pier,I made a pressed penny, and got some taffy. We had one last adventure before going back to the Hotel. We went to Dinosaur Caves park. I’ve been to this park before years ago. This is a great place to get a view of the ocean. It was a fun filled day! The next day we went to Sloco doughnuts. They had some really amazing doughnuts here! I can’t wait for my next adventure.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My ten favorite pictures from June 2021

Hello,my bucket list friends! We have completed the first month of summer and I thought it would be fun to share my top ten photos from June.

Photo One – At the Tracy aviary. I love this picture that my mom took of me at the Tracy aviary in Utah.

Photo two –  Water fountain at the zoo. Water fountains are every day objects but this one had a fun design!

Photo three – exploring Red Butte Gardens. This was another fun place I visited while in Utah. I have a lot of great pictures from the garden including this one.

Photo four – hanging out with sheep in Utah.

Photo five – Summer mall adventure !

Photo six – One of my favorite Goodwill finds!

Photo seven – At the mall with Amy!

Photo eight – A new Barbie color reveal doll!

Photo nine -a slurpee with a cotton candy topper!

Photo ten – shopping at the Dollar Tree

Rock On – Christina Epperly

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

Summer bucket list 2021!!

Hello,my bucket list friends! I’ve decided to do a summer bucket list this year. For this list I thought of what the perfect summer would be like. Some of the things on this bucket list are more like wishes and probably won’t happen but you never really know what the future holds. Without anymore delay here is my summer bucket list for 2021!!

Summer bucket list 2021

1. Ride three carousels
2. Go swimming at least three times
3. Visit two different zoos
4. Have a mall day
5. Get another tattoo
6. See a movie in theaters
7. Buy flip flops at Old Navy
8. Have a sleepover
9. Cross five or more things off my regular bucket list
10. Go to a concert
11. Do a 5k

12. Find an item at the thrift store that I had when I was a kid.

13. Take a picture with a celebrity

14. Make a summer build a bear

15. Read five or more books

16.Make a no bake cake

17. Tie-dye

18. Go on a scavenger hunt

19. Go to yogurt land

20 draw a summer picture

There’s my summer bucket list ! Do you have a summer bucket list for this year?

Things I love August 2020

Hello, my bucket list friends! August has already flown on by so it’s time to take a look back at the things I loved. Let’s dive on in!

Thrift shopping – I went thrift shopping twice in August. I found some really awesome stuff including some great books!

My birthday – I had a really great time celebrating my 30th birthday! ( You can read about it HERE)

Making paper airplanes – I finally learned how to make a half way decent paper airplane ( You can read about it HERE)

Sharpie tie-dye art – I had a fun time crossing this item off my bucket list ( You can read about it HERE )

There are some of the things I loved in August 2020! I wonder what things I will enjoy in September.

Thanks for 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