Fun Findings Friday #156

Hooray for Friday! Apologies for my unexpected absence yesterday. This week was crazy busy for me and by the end of the days, I just wanted to turn my brain off and relax/catch up on some DVR-ed shows. It doesn’t help that Daylight Saving Time happened on Sunday. I know it’s just an hour, but it REALLY throws me off. Especially considering it’s pitch black when I wake up for work now, which always makes me want to roll over and go back to sleep.

Yesterday was especially great though, because I had a very lucky St. Patrick’s Day! I found out about my end-of-year bonus, we had free ice cream at work, AND we had a team night out to see Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk show. What a day!

Esther the Wonder Pig

My boyfriend introduced me to “Esther the Wonder Pig,” last month and we’ve been kind of obsessed with her ever since. She was adopted 3 years ago, as a “micro pig,” (only growing to 70 lbs.), but to the surprise of the couple who adopted her, she grew to WELL over that amount, and now weighs in at 600 lbs.! She has a huge fan base on Facebook and Instagram, and I always look forward to seeing new Esther posts! This pig has quite the personality (and I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s a dog since she lives amongst dog siblings)!

Esther the Wonder Pig

Money Back on Purchases with Paribus

So many times when I make a purchase, a price drops, a new coupon pops up, etc. and it drives me crazy! Paribus, a new start-up that popped up on the scene last year has been my go-to for quite some time now to get some money back on my purchases. When you sign up for the service (it’s free!), you link your email up and they scan for receipts from online purchases in the past month. Then, they track the items you purchased and watch for sales on the items. If you’re eligible for the savings, they reach out to the store(s) for you and BOOM. Money back to you. While there haven’t been extravagant savings for me, a few bucks here and there really add up! The only catch is that Paribus takes a percentage of the money they earn back for you, as their fee. But if they don’t get anything back, you don’t pay anything. AND the more people that sign up to use the service through your referral link (yes, these are mine), the lower the percentage they take from your refund gets! But hey, more money back is better than no money back at all!


Emma Watson Beatboxing

I absolutely LOVE this clip of Emma Watson beatboxing while creator of (the insanely popular) broadway, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda raps about women’s equality in honor of International Women’s Day last week. Dream team, for sure!


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  1. March 18, 2016 / 1:38 PM

    Oh my gosh, just when I think I couldn’t love Emma Watson any more! She is SO awesome!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:10 PM

      Right! I think we’d be best friends!

  2. March 18, 2016 / 1:57 PM

    Yes, this video of Emma Watson is the BEST!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:11 PM

      Totally agree! Just when you thought you couldn’t love her any more!

  3. March 18, 2016 / 2:11 PM

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe that Esther was the wrong size pig! That’s so crazy that the person who sold her to that family got it so wrong!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:11 PM

      Oh I know! It’s so funny to see her walking around the house like one of the dogs though! What a huge lifestyle change to have such a big pig!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:12 PM

      Haha, me too! I think they’re based in Canada. I may or may not have to plan a trip up there to meet her!

  4. March 18, 2016 / 2:42 PM

    Hamilton + Emma Watson is everything<3

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:12 PM

      I’m so jealous you were able to see the show! Tickets are impossible to get now :(

  5. Belle Vie A Deux
    March 18, 2016 / 9:24 PM

    Emma Watson is my favorite. She is so funny too people don’t give her enough credit.

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:18 PM

      I know! I’m hoping she comes down for the HP Celebration at Universal one of these days. She’s one of my favorites!

  6. March 19, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    That paribus thing is SO cool! I’m definitely signing up. And let’s be honest, I need to be best friends with Emma Watson

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:16 PM

      Yay! I hope you’re able to get some good money back from them! And I’m so with you on needing to be BFFs with Emma Watson!

  7. March 19, 2016 / 9:48 PM

    Emma Watson is seriously one of my favorite famous people! This only made her more so. :) Also, I think that Esther is the CUTEST pig–I love her hat! I keep telling my husband that I want a cute, tiny pig since we’ve got so much land, and he keeps reminding me that cute, tiny pigs grow up into gigantic, hairy pigs!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:19 PM

      Mine too, Natalie! Having a pet pig would be so much fun, but I think it’d be crazy to have one as big as Esther (as awesome as she is)! If you have the land to house one though, that’d be so awesome!

  8. March 20, 2016 / 10:59 AM

    Um, what?! Fun Friday for SURE! A pig kissing a dog, money back, and Emma Watson beat boxing?! This post just made my day :D

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:17 PM

      Haha, thanks Jeannie! So glad you enjoyed the post :)

  9. March 20, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    emma watson.. seriously she is so fabulous! and that pig! oh my gosh. love it!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:16 PM

      She is! She seems so down to earth, and she’s British so that gives her like 100000 cool points!

  10. March 20, 2016 / 11:14 PM

    Oh my gosh I am obSESSED with Hamilton– that Emma + Lin video is amazing! All of these finds are awesome– thanks for brightening my day!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:15 PM

      Have you seen the show? I’m dying to!! Thanks so much for reading, Alyssa :)

      • March 30, 2016 / 9:20 PM

        I’m dying to see it too! I keep dropping major hints to my BF that “I HAVE to see it”… I don’t think he’s gotten the hint yet haha. Plus the wait list for tix is like a year long or something crazy!

  11. Brianna
    March 20, 2016 / 11:39 PM

    Um Esther the pig is adorable. Who knew emma Watson could beatbox? Fun post!

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:14 PM

      Thanks, Brianna! Now I think all we need is an Emma Watson/Esther meet-up! Haha.

  12. Shannon Paige
    March 21, 2016 / 8:24 PM

    Oh my god emma beat boxing- that was amazing! hahaha she is such a real person which I love. “I’m the color of a tomato right now!” lol and of course I HAD to follow esther. *

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:14 PM

      I know right! I know for sure Emma and I would be best friends! Isn’t Esther awesome?!

  13. March 22, 2016 / 2:39 AM

    Paribus sounds useful. I already have Ebates and that has helped save me a few bucks here and there, so if Paribus is going to do the work for me, then…why not?

    • March 24, 2016 / 11:13 PM

      Exactly! I have Ebates too but usually opt to make online purchases through the airline shopping portals to earn miles instead. Paribus works in conjunction with it all though, so it really works out well!