My Memorial day weekend 2023

Hello, my bucket list, friends! I’m excited to write this post because summer is very close to being here! I know I’ve been saying that for a while. However, my summer bucket list game kicks off on June 1st, aka Thursday! However, before I can move on to that, I have to wrap up the month of May, and that includes writing about this weekend, so let’s get to it. Oh, and one more thing. Since it was Memorial Day weekend, I have included Monday in this post instead of Friday. You can find my post where I talk about what I did on Friday HERE.

Saturday – I worked the closing shift on this day. However, my day got off to an early start. I started my day by going with my parents to drop off my dad’s truck at the tire shop. After dropping off his truck, we went on some errands. The first errand was the hardware store. One thing that I love about the hardware store is that they have a toy section. I got two plastic sea animals in the toy section, and I also got a squishy toy that was up by the register. Our errands also included a stop at Starbucks and a stop at Whole Foods. At whole foods, I got two boxes of my favorite fruit snacks. ( The ones that come with trading cards) After finishing our errands, I went back home for a while before going into work for the closing shift. It was a good day at work. In case I have not said it lately, I love working at a plant store!

Sunday – I had this day off, so I started the day with coffee and church. Church was good as always. Later, we had to go pick up the truck, but before that, we went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant. I got the same thing that I almost always get there, and that is veggie burrito. It was really good as always. After getting the truck, we went to my cousin’s house. I want to make a better effort to spend more time with people. Life gets busy, but I want to make seeing people a bigger priority. Anyways, at her house we went in the hot tub. It was good to be in the hot tub since it had been so long since I had been in a hot tub or pool. I had a good time with her and her family. Before going home, we made two stops, including Safeway. At Safeway, I got a Kinder Joy egg.

Monday – On this day, I worked the closing shift. It was Memorial Day, which is a very important day on our calendar. The morning was really foggy, so I just stayed home and relaxed until it was time for me to go to work. Before going to work, I went to Starbucks, and I got an iced coffee. At work, I took some cute selfies with some really nice plants as the background. Memorial Day is considered in the unofficial kickoff to summer

Thanks 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

Candy and other sweet things

Hello, my bucket friends! I have finally gotten some time to sit down and write my weekend blog  post! This weekend, I did some of my favorite things such as shopping and enjoying candy! I can’t wait to share all of it with you, so let’s get to it!

Friday – On this day, I worked the opening shift at the plant store. Before my shift started, I went to the local thrift store that I have been going to a lot lately.  Some of my favorite things I got there were a TY cat backpack , some sunglasses, and a bag of rubber ducks. After thrift shopping, I went and began my opening shift. My shift went well. After I left work, I went to the candy store, and I got a PEZ dispenser and some bulk candy. I also stopped at the coffee shop because I did not have time to go that morning.  It was a fun and enjoyable day.

Saturday – I also worked the opening shift on this day before I started my shift, I went to Starbucks and got a hot coffee. Coffee is one of my favorite ways to start the day. As usual, the day went well. After work, I walked down to the toy store. I got some fun things at the toy store, including stickers, a tube of plastic animals, another Pez dispenser , and a bead maze game. I had a fun time shopping at the toy store, and when  my mom picked me up, we went on some errands, including Safeway. At Safeway way I got two chocolate candies that come with toys. Saturday was a simple but good day.

Sunday – I worked the closing shift on this day. My day started off with coffee and church. Church was good, and after we went to Panera Bread for lunch. I had a really good grain bowl that was full of yummy things like tomatoes and avocado. When I got dropped off  for work, I had some time, so I went into this shop that sells vintage clothes and gifts. However, I was there because I wanted to get a bath bomb. They sell bath bombs that have prizes in them. I got a blue bath bomb that came with a pop toy inside. The store also had some stickers. I want to go back there and take a closer look at the stickers. Oh, and as normal work went well. I love my job at the plant store.

Thank you for reading about my weekend – 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