A decoupage art kit and a trip to Target

Hello, my bucket list, friends! While the summer months are pretty jammed packed with adventure, these next few months are pretty slow. However, I’m pretty good at finding things to blog about. Anyways, on Wednesday I had the day off, and I did two fun things. The first thing I want to talk about is the decoupage art kit that I got from The Goodwill in Connecticut. I have had this kit since June, and I have been wanting to use it for a while. I finally used it and I have to say I loved doing decoupage and I want to do it again. The cat that I made with the kit turned out super cute, and I want to do another kit like this one, but I have not seen many of them around. The second thing I did on Wednesday that I wanted to talk about was that I went to Target. One of the main reasons that I wanted to go to Target was to get a new Barbie color reveal doll. When I was at Target, I debated if I should get one or two color reveal dolls.  I decided to get one doll and a Barbie activity kit. Some other fun things I got were two pairs of socks, a pencil pouch, and a bath bomb with a prize inside. I also got two Kinder Joy eggs. The Kiner Joy eggs I got were a part of the National Parks series. I had not seen those kind in a while so I looked and I saw that they were expired. I still wanted the toys that were in them, so I asked for and got a discount on them. After my Target fun, I got coffee before going home. It was a pretty great day off.

Thanks for reading – Christina Epperly     

Last weekend of April 2023 !

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Last weekend, we wrapped up another month of 2023! This year is truly going by very fast! I’m actually happy about that because I’m excited for summer! Anyways, it’s time to talk about what I did last weekend. Here we go!

Friday – Just like last weekend, I worked the early shift on Friday. I also went to my my favorite local thrift store after I got my coffee just like I did the Friday before. I know thrift stores are always getting new things, so I was curious to see what I could find this week. With my coffee in hand, I walked into the thrift store and began to look for treasures! Some of my favorite things that I found were two Pez dispensers (including a very cute ladybug)  a package of Crayola markers , a Garfield ruler, and an American Girl doll sewing pattern. After thrift shopping, I worked the opening shift at the plant store. My shift went well, and after my shift, I went to Safeway. At Safeway, I got three Kinder Joy eggs and a lollipop that comes with a curly straw. I also got normal food items that I needed. After going to Safeway, my mom and I went on a walk at a park. I got to go on the playground and take some pictures. It was a pretty good day.

Saturday- I also worked the opening shift at work on this day. Before work, we went to the same park that we went to the day before. After that, I picked up my order at Starbucks. Then it was time to go to work. After work , I went to Target. I was excited to go there because there were these new bath bombs that I wanted to get. They are from one of my favorite bath bomb brands. I love this brand because their bath bombs have prizes inside.  In addition to the bath bombs, I got two craft kits and a Skipper Target doll. One of the craft kits that I got is summer themed. It has a few different projects that you can make. I’m excited to make some fun summer crafts. At home that night, I used one of the bath bombs. It had a cute prize inside that looked like sunglasses. I also did a craft kit that I got at Five Below that night. It was a simple painting kit, but I really enjoyed doing it. It was a kit where you get to paint your own magnet. This one was shaped like cherries. Doing this craft kit was a great way to end the day.

Sunday – On this day, I worked the closing shift at work. I started off the morning by going to get coffee and then going to church. After church but before work, we went to the hardware store. I got one of those water games. It had the word summer on it, so of course I wanted it! After the hardware store, we went to lunch. I had a really good veggie burrito. When I got dropped off for work, I had sometime before my shift started. I went to the candy store and the coffee shop before work. At  the candy store I got some candy but I also got a Pez dispenser. After getting candy and coffee, I walked to work to begin my shift. My shift went well and after work my mom and I went on a walk it was a good way to end the weekend.

Thanks for reading ! – Christina Epperly

Target , lots of Kinder joy eggs and of course coffee

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Happy Monday! I have the day off today, and it feels so good to just sit at the computer and write. Anyways, it is time for another blog post about what I did over the weekend. I don’t think I need any more introduction than that, so let’s get to it!

Friday – I had this day off, and I spent most of the day at home. However, that evening, I went out to dinner with family. After dinner I went to one of my favorite places and that place is a target. At Target, I looked at the Barbie section, but I didn’t get anything from there. I did, however, get a lot of items from the seasonal section. Target had a lot of fun Easter items. I was excited to see all the PEZ dispensers that they had. I wanted to get the lamb one, and I was very happy that they had it in stock. I also got a bunny PEZ dispenser, two Crayola Scribble Scrubbies , an Easter bath bomb with a prize inside, Kinder Joy eggs, and a bag of Easter toys. I’m really glad that went shopping in the Easter section there were so many fun things to choose from. 

Saturday – I had work in this day, but I was working the closing shift, so I had some time before work. I decided  to do an art project before work, but instead of doing an art kit from my room, I went online, and I printed out some bookmarks to color. If you want to color your own book marks, click HERE. I had fun coloring my own fruit themed bookmarks. Before work, I went to Starbucks. I got a larger coffee than I have been getting because the gloomy weather had been making me feel tired. Work was busy, but when I got off, I was happy that my mom needed to go to Safeway. At Safeway, my favorite things I got were Kiner Joy eggs and my favorite fruit snacks that come with trading cards. When I got home, I made pasta for dinner, and that was my day.

Sunday – Yesterday, I had the day off, and I started my Sunday in the best way possible, I went to church. I’ve been feeling stressed lately, so it was really good for me to take a break and remember the most important things in life. After church, we had some errands to run. My favorite errand we went on was going to McDonald’s to get coffee. However, I was also excited about the banana candy that I got at Trader Joe’s. I have seen pictures of this candy online, and I had been wanting to try it.I did enjoy this candy, but it was very sweet, However if you like chocolate and bananas, I recommend trying it.

Thank you for reading! Have a blessed week!

Rock On – Christina Epperly               

My first movie of 2023 plus going to Target and more!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Another weekend has come to an end so now I’m going to write about it! This weekend was full of some of my favorite things, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. without any more delay, here we go!

Friday – I worked the closing shift on this day, but I went into town a little early, so I would have time to go to the toy store before my shift started. At the toy store, I got some frog stickers, a ring shaped like a panda head, a toy car, and two shaped erasers. After the toy store, I still had a good amount of time before work, so I went to the candy store where I got a lollipop that has purple sparkly lips on the stick. After all of that, I still had one more thing to do before my shift started. I went to get coffee at a local coffee shop that is close to my work. Then I went to work. Work went well, I love being in a store that is full of beautiful plants.

Saturday – I had this day off, and I made sure to plan some fun things for the day. I got tickets to see 80 for Brady, a movie that I had been wanting to. If you have not heard of this movie, I recommend looking it up. The movie theater we went to was located in my favorite mall. We had some time before the movie so we went to Claire’s. They were having the three for three sale that they have often. I went to the clearance rack, and I got some fun items, including a hair bow and a ring. After Claire’s, we walked back to the theater. I got coffee, and my mom got tea at the theater. Then it was movie time. I won’t give anything away, but the movie was so good. I highly recommend going to see it. It was a lot of fun to watch and it was also inspiring. After the movie, we went to the Target that is part of the mall. At Target, I got another My First Barbie doll. I already had the one with blond hair, so this time, I got the one with brown hair. I’m excited to have this doll in my collection. In the dollar section, I got two small craft kits and a Disney activity kit. After that, we left the mall and went to the hardware store to get some bird seed. At the hardware store, I got two squishy toys. Before we went home, we went to Starbucks, and I got coffee and a cakepop. It was a good way to wrap up my adventures for the day. I went home and relaxed, but I did get a visit from my neighbor’s very cute dog. I also made pasta for dinner. It was a really fun day.

Sunday – I worked the opening shift this day. Of course, I went to Starbucks before going to work. After a normal day at work , my mom picked me up, and we stopped at Safeway before going home to watch the Super Bowl. At Safeway, in addition to food items, I also got a cute bunny toy at Safeway. I did enjoy watching the Super Bowl, but I was hoping for more from the commercials. However, there were a few commercials that did stand out, but overall, they were not as good as they have been in previous years. I really liked the Amazon add with the dog. I wish there would have been more ads like that. Anyways, watching the Super Bowl was a good way to end the weekend.

Thanks for reading about my weekend fun !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My Target fun on a Monday

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It is time for a quick post about the little shopping trip I went on Monday. I don’t go to Target as much as I would like to, so I was happy to get the opportunity to go. I didn’t have a very big budget, but I wanted to treat myself to a few things from the dollar section. I was happy to see that there was a good selection of items in this section. I ended up choosing three items from the dollar section. One item that I was really excited about was a turtle shaped bath toy set. It came with one big turtle and two little turtles. For only three dollars, this was a really good deal to me. Another thing that I found in the Dollar section was a cute toy dinosaur that was only a dollar. My final item that I got in the dollar section was a cute Valentine’s Day plush that has a clip so you can attach it to a backpack or purse. I had gotten one of these plush clips last month, but there were different designs to choose from. This time, I got a brown bear that was holding a red heart. I got got a little container of rainbow goldfish crackers. It was a nice and quick trip to Target.

Thanks for reading !

Rock On – Christina Epperly

One weekend two years

Hello, my bucket list, friends! This is one of those what I did on my weekend posts, but  this weekend is a little different. Due to January first being on Sunday, this weekend was split into two years, which is kind of fun if you think about it. Since I did something fun on Friday, I decided to include Friday in my weekend post. Without any more introduction, let’s get this post started!

Friday – On Friday the 30th, I had work, but of course, before work, I went to Starbucks to get my before work coffee. Then, it was time to work. Work went well, and I was excited when my shift was over because after work, I was going to the Dollar Tree! I had not been to the Dollar Tree recently, so I was excited to shop at one of my favorite stores. The main purpose of my trip was to get some things for my friends’ Christmas gift. Of course, I also wanted to see what fun things I could find for myself as well. I was very happy with the items that I found for myself and for my friend. Some of the items I got for myself included two Disney bracelet kits, a Barbie activity pack, a wooden craft kit, and a hair bow. This quick shopping trip was a good way to start my weekend.

Saturday –  Saturday was the last day of 2022, and I had some plans to end the year with some fun! One of the most fun things you can do at any time of the year is to have a sleepover with your friend! It can be hard to find time to spend with your friends so it was really special that my friend and I were both available for a two night sleepover. The fun started when I met my friend at Target. We wanted to get snacks for our New Year’s celebration. Target is one of my favorite stores, so I was excited to see what fun things I could get  in addition to snacks for our sleepover. I was happy to see the selection of Valentine’s Day items that they had already. I got some fun Valentine’s Day items, including heart-shaped hair clips, a duck toy that says love on it, a heart-shaped Slinky, and a Valentine’s themed Pez dispenser I also got a cute plush cat that has a clip on it. I may put it on my purse. This Target has a Starbucks inside of it, so we stopped there and got coffee on the way out. When we got to my friends house we decided to go on a walk while there was a break in the rain. It had been raining pretty hard that day .Our walk went well but it started raining again. The rest of the day was relaxing. we watched TV, had dinner and snacks, and we stayed awake past midnight. It was a lot of fun to welcome in the new year with my wonderful friend by my side. I was very happy with how I ended 2022 and started 2023!

Sunday – We got off to a great start on Sunday by going to breakfast and then church. After a great church service, we went to Starbucks. Then it was time to make some food deliveries so we could start off the new year with a little extra money. We also went to two parks during the day. I had fun on the playgrounds even though I fell down after jumping off of one of the pieces of play equipment. My friend got that moment on video, and I posted it on my Instagram. ( My username is summerrockstar if you want to see it) We also went to the Dollar Tree. I got a few things at the Dollar Tree, and those things that I got are socks, two surprise packs that have five toys in each pack, and a package of  highlighters. speaking of high lights, we also got sandwiches. Then we had a relaxing night. It was a really great weekend!

Thank you for reading and Happy new year!

Rock On – Christina Epperly                            

Blogmas day 15 an evening shopping trip to Target

Hello, my bucket list, friends! For today’s blog post, I’m going to talk about my latest Target run! Christmas is approaching fast. Before I know it, I will be writing my Christmas day post. However, for now, I’ll focus on writing this post. Yesterday evening I went to Target. I needed to get some gifts. I really like going to Target and seeing what fun stuff I can find there. Along with the gifts, I also got some stuff for myself. In the dollar section, I got two craft kits. In other areas of the store,I found more items that I decided to bring home with me. I got some Kinder Joy eggs,a pair of cute socks,two peppermint lollipops,and a juice with a toy on top. However,my favorite thing that I got was a Barbie doll. This Barbie doll is different from the regular Barbie dolls that I have. This doll is called my first Barbie. She is larger than most Barbie dolls. She has a really unique look, and I’m very happy to have her in my collection. I was happy with my trip to Target, and after shopping, we got Starbucks at the location inside of Target. I did have fun at Target, but it was pretty crowded. As it gets closer to Christmas, I bet things will get more crowded. I’m glad that I have most of my Christmas shopping done already.

Thanks for reading

Rock On – Christina Epperly

Blogmas day one last night’s Target adventure

Hello,my bucket list friends and welcome to blogmas day one 2022! For the frist day of blogmas I thought I would share last night’s Target adventure. Without any more delay let’s get to it!

Last night my mom and I went to Target the reason being that we needed to get gifts for the giving tree program that my dad’s work is doing. We had two gifts to buy for that. Of course that is not all I bought though. At this target the dollar section is right by the doors that we entered in. Of course I had to grab a some things from that area. I ended up getting a Christmas tree craft kit and a set of two deer decorations. I’m happy to say I also managed to cross off an item from my seasonal bucket list that I just posted yesterday. ( You can read it HERE) I bought a Christmas themed Barbie while I was at target. In addition to all of those things I also got a pack of Chapstick and a super cute snail Christmas tree ornament. I’m happy to say that I found to really great gifts for the giving tree. It was a successful Target trip. Oh I almost forgot to say that and before we went to Target we went to Starbucks! I made it just a few minutes before they closed. Target and Starbucks are two things that go really well together in my opinion. Thanks for reading my first Blogmas post of 2022!

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Midweek Christmas themed Target adventure

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday was one of my days off this week and I’m happy to say that I went to Target! I really wanted to shop for some Christmas items before a lot of items get bought up. Before I went to Target I stopped at Starbucks. There is something special about shopping while drinking coffee. When I got to Target I first looked in the dollar section where I got a pair of socks before I continued on to the Christmas section. You could tell that a lot of people had been here but there was still plenty to choose from. They had a great selection of three dollar ornaments. I kept finding super cute ones and adding them to my basket. There was also a large selection of Christmas candy. I got two peppermint lollipops and candy cane flavored mints. I had seen pictures of some of the fun Christmas items Target has this year and one item I was really interested in was the Target gingerbread store kit so I made sure to get one of thoes. Another item that I was looking for was the Hot Wheels Target truck. I’m very happy to say that I found this item. It came with a cute little Target shopping cart! After finding all those items, there was one more thing I was excited to buy. Christmas themed bath bombs with prizes! They had a set that had six bath bombs in it so that is what I ended up getting. I also got a craft kit because I almost always find more items then I thought I would when I go to Target. I will say however that if you are wanting to get Christmas items from Target I would get them sooner rather than later.

Thanks for reading about my fun shopping trip to Target!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

My last day as a preschool teacher plus a trip to Target

Hello, my bucket list friends! Yesterday was the last day of me being a preschool teacher. It was definitely a bittersweet day. I’m happy that I made this decision for myself and my health but every time one of the kids got picked up yesterday I got sad knowing I may not see them again. I got a going away card from my coworkers and boss so that was super nice. I’m still a mix of scared and excited but I got a job at a great company and I can’t wait to start working there. Having a lower stress job will give me the time and energy to focus on my writing and voice acting. Anyways after my last day I went to Target because in my mind a trip to Target is a good way to celebrate anything including the end of my career in childcare. At Target I was happy to see that there were some Christmas things out in the Dollar section. I got two Christmas craft kits. In the Toy section I also got two Barbie color reveal dolls. I’m also really excited about this scalp massager I got. Even though I was tired from my last day I’m glad I went to Target after. I’m proud of myself for giving my career in childcare my best shot and I’m also proud of myself for knowing when to walk away.

Rock On- Christina Epperly