My amazing first weekend of summer 2023!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m very happy to say that my summer has gotten off to a great start. The first weekend of summer was pretty exciting for me. I went thrift shopping, went shopping at a toy store, and went to one of my favorite local events. I’m excited to tell you more about it, so let’s get to it!

Friday June 2nd – On this day, I worked the opening shift. I started my day by going to the coffee shop. After getting coffee, I walked to my favorite local thrift store. I have been going to this thrift store a lot lately. Even though I go there often, I usually find some great items, and this shopping trip was no different. I got some fun items during this thrift trip including a Barbie doll, a book about cats, a bag of beads, sunglasses, and a stamp and ink set. I also got some stickers and some scrap book paper. After my thrift shopping fun, I went to work, and I had a good day working at the plant store. When my shift was over, I went to the candy store where I got a Pez dispenser and some candy. At home that evening, I did a painting art kit where I painted a ceramic frog. I really like the way the frog looked when I was done painting it. This day was a really good start to my weekend.

Saturday, June 3rd – I worked the opening shift again this day. Before work, I went to Starbucks, and I got an iced coffee before going to open the store. After my shift, I walked to the toy store. I was happy to see a sale table outside of the store. I chose two items from the sale table. One was a fuzzy slap bracelet, and the other one was a hair scrunchie. Inside of the store I got some more items. The items I got were a set of Jacks that used toy frogs instead of jacks, some fuzzy car stickers, and a package of capsules that become foam sea animals when you put them in water. After shopping at the toy store, my mom and I went on a walk at the park. It was a warm day, so after our walk, we went to Starbucks again to get some cold drinks. I had a really great Saturday!

Sunday, June 4th – I had the day off, so I started off my day by getting coffee and going to church. I enjoyed church, but as soon as it was over, I was ready to leave because just a short walk away, one of my favorite local yearly events was happening. For the past few years, I’ve been helping to sell desserts and drinks at the Fireman’s BBQ. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the volunteer fire department. One thing that I really look forward to at this event is the raffle. Last year, I won an American Girl doll, and I was hoping to do the same this year. I’m happy to say that I was successful. However, since the weather was really nice this year, there seemed to be a lot more people there than there was the year before. I knew it was going to be harder to win, but I did. I also won a color by number art kit. That evening, I went on a walk to see my favorite ponies. This weekend was a wonderful one.

Thank you for reading about my weekend – Christina Epperly

Going on Walks , going to Savers , and getting coffee

Hello, my bucket list, friends! It is time for me to write another blog post about my weekend adventures! This weekend was pretty normal, but I did get to go to Savers. as much as I love going to my local thrift shop. I really love going to Savers because of the large selection they have. That was the main highlight of my weekend, but I did do some other things that I’m also excited to tell you about. Let’s get to it!

Friday – On this day, I worked the morning shift. Before going to work, I went to the nearby candy store to get the same thing that I had gotten the week before. A package that contains both chocolate and toys. It took me a little bit to decide which one I wanted to get since you can see one toy and the other two are concealed in chocolate. I decided to get the one that had a spotted lizard toy visible. I also got some vegan gummy bears while I was at the candy store. I also made my normal stop to the coffee shop before going to work. At work, I took some pictures of the gummy bears with some plants as the background. I really liked how the pictures turned out. After work, I got a smoothie. Later that day, I went on a walk, I loved the selfies that I took during our walk. After walking, I spent some time with my neighbors. It was a pretty great day.

Saturday – This day, I worked the closing shift. In the morning we went on another walk it was a good way to start the day. After our walk, my mom and I went to get coffee before taking my mom’s car to get worked on. We took my mom’s car to the dealership because it needed some maintenance. While the car was being worked on, we took an Uber to Savers. Savers was fairly close to where the car was, so it was a good place to go while we waited for the car to be ready. I was happy to see that the store was pretty well stocked. I got two Barbie dolls, a bag of toys that had some 101 Dalmatians toys and some other toy dogs in it, and a plush dog in the toy section. In the book section, I got some Full House books and some Mary-Kate and Ashley books. I also got a Lisa Frank coloring book. In addition to those items, I got some clothes and a My Little Pony Christmas ornament. After picking up the car, we went to Whole Foods, where I got a sandwich and other items, including my favorite fruit snacks that come with trading cards. After that I went to work and after work we went to a park to go on another walk. It was a good way to end a busy day out.

Sunday – On this day, I worked the morning shift, so I was not able to go to church. However, I did start my day with coffee and another walk. Then I went to work and after that we went on some errands. At Walgreens, I got two chocolate eggs that came with Hot Wheels cars, and at Safeway, I got another piece of chocolate that came with a toy. It was the same brand that I got on Friday. After our errands, we went on another walk, but we got to see my favorite ponies. It was a great way to end the weekend.

Thanks for reading – Christina Epperly

My Mother’s day weekend

Hello, my bucket list, friends! Once again, another weekend has gone by. Time seems to be getting faster and faster with every passing day. June is on the way and I’m so excited because I’m very ready for summer! I’m not upset that time is going by this fast because I’ve got some very fun plans coming up in June and July. Even though I don’t have any major plans this month, I did enjoy celebrating my mom on Sunday. Without any more delay, let’s get to the post about my weekend!

Friday – On this day, I worked the closing shift. I got dropped off early because I wanted to get my mom some gifts for Mother’s Day. I went to the candy store, and I got my mom a bar of dark chocolate, and I got myself a package that had both toys and candy inside. At a gift shop, I got some other gifts for my mom. I also got myself a craft kit where you color a pair of socks. When I was done shopping I went to the coffee shop. Then it was time for work, and as usual, I enjoyed being at work surrounded by beautiful house plants. After work, I went to Safeway, where I got some great times like my favorite fruit snacks, but my favorite things that I got were two Lion King Pez dispensers. I was so excited when I saw them and it was only three dollars for both of them! It was a pretty great day.

Saturday – On this day, I worked the opening shift. I went to town early, and I stayed at the coffee shop for a while as I waited for my favorite local thrift shop to open. I got to the thrift a little bit before it opened, and people were waiting outside for it to open. At the thrift store, I got a gift bag and a card for my Mother’s Day present. I also got some things for myself including a Build a Bear brand plush dog, a Hot Wheels truck still in the package, a cup shaped like a panda that comes with a attached straw, and a set of headbands that you can decorate. After thrift shopping, I went to work and opened the store. It was a good day for sales, and that made me happy. After work, I went to the toy store, and I got a craft kit and some stickers. After that, I got something to eat before going home. I enjoyed my Saturday.

Sunday – Today was Mother’s Day, and it was also a day off for me! I started the day with coffee and church. At church, they handed out beautiful red roses for Mother’s Day. After church, we went home for a while before going to our late lunch reservation. We ate at a place that I had never been to before. It turned out to be a really good place and we all enjoyed it. The cinnamon rolls were amazing! After that we walked to a park and saw some friends from church. It was good to talk with them. My mother also really liked her Mother’s Day gifts. It was another great day.

Thanks for reading ! – Christina Epperly

Thrift shopping again, Dollar Tree, and lots of coffee

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m here to tell you about my weekend! This weekend wasn’t super exciting, but I did go to the Dollar Tree for the first time in a while. I also went to my favorite local thrift store again, and I got some fun items, including a Ty beanie buddy plush! Now that I have properly introduced this blog post, let’s get to it!

Friday – On this day, I left early for work. I was working the opening shift, and I have had some difficulty getting rides with Uber lately, so I called for an Uber much earlier than usual. This was a good thing, though, because not only did I get a ride without stress, I  had time to get coffee and go to the thrift store before work. At the thrift store, they were having a sale on plush toys. I was very happy when I saw a Ty beanie buddy on the shelf. I didn’t see any other plush toys that I wanted to add to my collection, but I did find more items that I wanted to take home with me. I got some books including an activity book. I also got some fun stickers and a bookmark. After shopping I went to work and it went well. I was also able to go to the candy store. It was a good start to my weekend.

Saturday – I had the day off. My biggest highlight of the day was getting go shopping at the Dollar Tree. I had not been to the Dollar Tree for a while, and I was happy to go and see what fun items I could find. I was happy to see that there were  summer items available. I got a package of two summer themed cups in the seasonal section. I didn’t find anything that was super exciting, but I did get some fun items, including a new hair bow, stickers, and a Crayola brand toothbrush set. While I was out, I also got a squishy toy at the hardware store, an iced coffee at McDonald’s, and Kinder Joy eggs at Safeway. I miss the Easter Kinder Joy eggs, but the NBA ones are pretty cool. It was a pretty good day!

Sunday – On this day, I worked the closing shift at work. However, I started my day off the best way you can start a Sunday, in my opinion. With coffee and church! After church, my parents and I went into town, and we had lunch at Baja Fresh. I got the veggie bowl that I normally get there. It is really good. I recommend it. It was also the last day to buy girl scout cookies, so we bought some. Thin mints are my favorites! When I got dropped off for work, I still had some time before my shift started, so I got an iced coffee at the coffee shop by my work. My shift went well, and after work, I went on a walk at the park. It was a good way to end my weekend

Thank you for reading!

Rock On- Christina Epperly

Another delivery, thrift shopping and a beautiful walk

Hello, my bucket list friends it is the time for another weekend blog post! I know my posts have not been very exciting lately, but summer is on the way, and like I said in my last weekend post. I have big plans for the summer, including bucket list items! However, I did enjoy some of my favorite things this weekend, such as shopping and coffee. I think that is enough introduction for this post, so let’s get to it!

Friday – I had this day off.  However, I was in need of some food items, so I did another Walmart order through Instacart. I mainly ordered the food items that I needed, but I did add some fun items to my order. Those fun items were a bag of colorful craft sticks, two Kinder Joy eggs, one blind bag Barbie pets toy, and a bag of puzzle piece shaped magnets that you can decorate. After I received my delivery, I got creative with the craft sticks that I ordered. My original plan was to make shapes out of the craft sticks by gluing them together with hot glue. However, I was unable to find a hot glue gun. With some inspiration from Pintrest, I decided to glue the craft sticks on paper with a glue stick and then draw on them. I really enjoyed doing this. I had a fun time coming up with designs that I wanted to draw.   

Saturday – I worked the closing shift on this day, but I went into town early because I had some things that I wanted to do before work. I also wanted to avoid traffic. When I got to town, I went to my favorite local thrift store that I have been going to a lot lately. I did not know if I would find much since it had not been a very long time since I had last been there. The first item that I put in my shopping basket was a  Squishmallow toy. I’m still not planning on collecting them, but I will probably get them every now and then when I see one for a good price. My other big find find were some Crayola crayons that I’m pretty sure are both from the 80s. One package had a year on it. I also got two books, two bookmarks, some stickers including beach themed stickers, and a hat. After I bought my items, the thrift store staff gave me a drawstring bag for the things that I bought. After the thrift store, I went to the candy store. I got two items, including a fan that has candy inside it also has a dog from Paw Patrol on top of it. The other item I got was a lollypop that has different flavors on it, and it spins around like a windmill. I walked around for a little bit before going to the coffee shop that I usually go to. After spending some time at the coffee shop, I went to work. I enjoyed my day at work, and when I got picked up, I went to the park with my mom and the neighbor’s dog. I had a good time at the park. After stopping at home for a little bit, I went back out to do some shopping. The big highlight of my nighttime shopping trip was getting Kinder Joy eggs and my favorite fruit snacks at Safeway. It was a busy day, but it was also a great day.

Sunday – I had the day off, and I took it easy for most of the day, but I did get to go on a walk and see my favorite ponies. It was a beautiful day, and since we have gotten a lot of rain this year, we have beautiful flowers and green grass all around us most of the time during our walk. After our walk, we did go into town. I was excited to go to Starbucks since it had been a little while since I had last gone there. I was very happy to get an iced coffee after my walk. I also needed to get cough drops, so I went to Walgreens. At Walgreens, I looked at the Easter section. I did not think I would find anything thing else that I would want since I had already gone there on Monday. However, since everything was deeply discounted, I wanted to see if there was anything else that would interest me. I ended up getting two Easter ring pops and a plush animal in a plastic egg. I was very happy to find those items because I did not see them on Monday. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a good way to end the weekend.

Thank you for reading about my weekend fun!

Rock On – Christina Epperly                       

Hey, look, it’s another weekend blog post!

Hello, my bucket list, friends, and happy Monday! It is time for another what I did this weekend blog post. I guess I haven’t gotten tired of writing these yet. I actually kind of look forward to writing these posts each week, and that is kind of funny because with my current job, I work at least one day during the weekend. Last week I worked Friday and Saturday. I also worked yesterday, so every day I talk about in this post will be a work day. Alright, with all that being said, let’s get to it!

Friday – On this day, I worked the closing shift. Before my shift started, I went to Starbucks and the toy store that is close to my work. At the toy store, I got two eggs that have a squishy toy inside, plus other surprises. I also got a PEZ dispenser, some fun shaped erasers, and a toy that has suction cups so that it can be stuck to different surfaces. After shopping at the toy store, I walked to work to begin my shift. Friday was also St. Patrick’s Day, and there was a big celebration going on close to my work. I got to hear the band playing while I was working. I felt like I was part of the celebration even though I was at work. After work, I went to Safeway. In addition to basic food items, I also got three more Kinder Joy eggs! It was a good way to start the weekend.

Saturday – I also worked the closing shift on this day. Before going to work, I went to a few places, including Walgreens. At Walgreens, I got some stuff I needed like shampoo, but I also got some fun things. In the Easter section, I got two light up toy chicks, a pen that also lights up and has a carrot on top, and a plush bunny that is also a bracelet. I also got a tin of mints for my purse. In addition to Walgreens, I went to Petco ,Starbucks, and the park before going to work. I really enjoyed walking in the park. It was not super sunny when we were at the park, but it was not raining either. The park was not very busy and that was nice. Work went well, and I went home afterward. It was a pretty good day.

Sunday – This day, I worked the opening shift. I went to a local coffee shop before the shift started. I also went to the candy store, and I got some vegan gummy bears and taffy. I had a pretty good day at work, and I went home afterward. However, I decided I needed more coffee and some food as well. I ordered Panera Bread on Uber Eats. I was so happy when it was derived. I love their hazelnut coffee so much! A delivery from Panera Bread is a good way to end your weekend.

Thank you for reading and have a blessed week.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My Sunday fun-day adventures!

Hello, my bucket list, friends ! Yesterday was a lot of fun so I decided to write a post about it. The first fun part of my Sunday was going to church. One of my goals for this year is to attend church regularly. I have not been going every Sunday, but I have been going more often than I used to. After church, we had to go get some firewood. It didn’t take very long to load up the truck. After that, we made a quick stop at Starbucks before going to Savers. I had some things to donate to savers, so I got a 20% off coupon for making a donation. Savers seemed to be really picked over. They did not have any Barbie dolls. However, I did get some fun items, including two TY Beanie Babies, a Barbie book, some American girl books, and an American Girl bracelet kit. Since I didn’t get any dolls at Savers, I wanted to go to Walmart to get one of the new Barbie color reveal dolls. At Walmart, I only saw one of the new color reveal dolls, but one was all I wanted. I also got four Barbie blind bag pets, an art kit, and an Easter necklace. It was a fun day, plus we only got a little bit of rain it was nice to have a little break from it. However, I’m glad that we are getting some much needed rain.

Thanks for reading I hope you are having a great start to your week.

Rock On – Christina Epperly

My weekend fun, including Savers and Point Lobos!

Hello, my bucket list, friends! This is another weekend blog post, but I did some really fun things this weekend that I’m excited to tell you about, so let’s get to it!

Friday – The big highlight of this day was going to Savers! This was my first thrift shopping trip of 2023 . I was super excited to go to Savers and see what I could find. However, before we went to Savers, we went to Starbucks. I found some really great items to add to my collection. Two of my favorite items that I got were a Barbie doll and a Barbie book that had a picture of the doll that got on the cover. I didn’t realize that until I got home. It was a pleasant surprise. Some other items I got were an Equestria girls doll, a Barbie matching game, a Ty beanie Boo and My Little Pony party invitations. It was a great thrift shopping trip to start the year with. After thrift shopping, I went to Safeway. I go this really amazing cupcake with two rings on it. Friday was a pretty awesome day.

Saturday – Just like Friday, Saturday was a really great day! My mom and I went to Point Lobos. It is a truly beautiful place. The water was such a beautiful color, and the Cypress trees were very interesting to look at. I had a wonderful time hiking and taking in the beautiful views. I also got some fun souvenirs at this cart that was located by the trail head to the Cypress trail. Point Lobos is definitely worth going to if you get the chance. It was so amazingly gorgeous that it was had to believe that it was actually real at times. I highly recommend adding this location to your bucket list. I wish I had had this location on my bucket list because it was so interesting and beautiful. After exploring Point Lobos, we went to Monterey. In Monterey, we got coffee at a place called Tidal Coffee. The coffee was really good here, and so was the veggie burrito. We also got some fancy soaps at a store on Cannery Row. The soap I got has a unicorn toy in it. Then we met my dad for dinner before driving back home. It was a really wonderful day.

Sunday – This day started off with a walk. We got to see my some of my favorite animal friends on our walk. After our walk, we went into town and we went to Petco, got coffee at Starbucks, walked in the park, and I went to two different grocery stores and CVS. At Safeway, I got this plastic egg that has a surprise toy inside. I also want to add that I went down one of the slides at the park. The rest of the day was spent relaxing at home. It was a great way to end the weekend.

Thanks for reading about my fun filled weekend!

Rock On- Christina Epperly