Fun Findings Friday #161 + Amazon Giveaway

Yeaaaaah Friday! And a Friday the 13th at that! I’m excited because today I’m hosting the link-up for Tampa Bay Bloggers for the first time and the weekend is upon us! I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with family, getting my hair cut (it just seems to grow at lightning speed and long hair in the Florida heat is no bueno), and going to a beer festival!

And because it’s Friday, there’s a sweet giveaway at the end of this post! But first, let’s dive into this week’s fun findings.

IconSpeak World T-Shirt

Have you ever traveled to a new country and struggled to communicate with locals because of the language barrier? This “icon speak” tee ($33) looks like the perfect top to help you easily find what you’re looking for, without having to pull out your translating cheat sheet. Such a great idea!

The coolest shirt for travelers!

7 Haunted Houses in the U.S.

Feeling superstitious today? This post on 7 haunted houses in America is so exciting to me. I love that kind of stuff! I actually visited one of them, the Winchester Mystery House, a couple years ago. You can read all about our visit here.


Carpool Karaoke

Have you seen James Cordens’ latest Carpool Karaoke segment? This one’s with Gwen Stefani (yes they sing a throwback jam from her No Doubt days!) and also includes a pick-up of two acting greats, George Clooney and Julia Roberts (side note: I’m dying to see their new movie Money Monster). SO, SO GOOD.




Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/26 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.


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  • Goldwill Digger

    I just bought a Lume phone case off Amazon! I’m excited to get it and try it out! :) Have a fun weeked!


  • Francy Benton

    I bought some new headphones that I love – I have small ears and finally found some that fit! I love Amazon!!

    • I love Amazon too! They really have everything :) Thanks for reading, Francy!

  • LeighAnn Searle

    I don’t know if I would be up to visiting a haunted house. I’m usually a scaredy cat.

    • Just surround yourself with other people and you’ll be ok :) I love haunted stuff!

  • linda spiker

    Love the shirt! Pinned the giveaway too!

  • OMG I would love to explore the haunted houses around the US. I am not really a spooky kind of girl, but at the same time… I kinda like when my skin “crawls” LOL!

    • That’s why I love it all too! So much adrenaline :) haha. Thanks for reading, Gigi!

  • I haven’t been a big Gwen fan, but dang, the carpool karaoke always makes everyone so likable!

    My favorite thing I’ve bought on amazon: planner supplies. :)

    • I haven’t either, but I totally agree that Carpool Karaoke makes everyone much more likable! What kind of planner supplies have you purchased from Amazon? I feel like I might be headed down a black hole now to look, haha.

      • Washi tape, PENS, and some of the MAMBI supplies are on there!

  • Lisa Balmoos-Stover

    I bought a pair of Jessica Simpson gladiator sandals and I LOVE them!!

    • Ooh those sound fab! I’ll have to check them out!

  • We visited the Winchester Mystery House last year, and I thought it was so crazy! Haha. Love the iconspeak shirt! My favorite thing I bought from Amazon lately is a case for my new phone. :)

    • I thought so too! I would’ve loved to meet the lady who lived there and made up all of the designs – she certainly sounded like an interesting character!

  • megan

    i recently bought some makeup that i’m waiting to arrive!

    • Hopefully it’ll get there soon! Free 2-day shipping is my favorite part of Amazon!

  • Greta Hollar

    Loved that carpool kareoke! Julia and George are the cutest.

    Greta |

    • Me too! How fun would it be to hop in the car with a bunch of celebs and just jam?!

  • I love carpool karoke! My favorite part is when the stars say they will take an uber home. lol

    • Me too! Can you imagine if they did Uber home? Those drivers would probably freak, haha!

  • Rae

    Who doesn’t LOVE haunted houses—any time of the year!

    • My thoughts exactly! You should plan a visit to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    I’ve always wanted to visit a true haunted house! The closest I’ve gotten is visiting Alcatraz in San Francisco and the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. And why not incorporate carpool karaoke on a road trip to a haunted location… This sounds like a good idea to me!

    • Both of those are really cool! If I ever get back to either I hope it’s at night – I think it’d be extra spooky then! Carpool karaoke would definitely get the excitement going on the way to the haunted places :)

  • That carpool karaoke episode was hilarious!

    Alix |

  • the cape on the corner

    my cell phone case! thanks.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I just purchased my favorite L’Oreal Caresse Lip Stain that was discontinued…

    • Oh no! Hopefully they’ll have a few more left so you can stock up!

  • tannawings

    The last thing I bought at Amazon and loved was my computer cord! Shipped quick and always on time.
    ellen beck on form.

    • I love how quick Amazon delivers too! Gets me in trouble sometimes with buying things I don’t really “need” though, haha. Good luck!

  • I love the haunted house idea. Those are always fun :)

  • That shirt is awesome! I love Amazon, and the last thing I bought was pretty boring…diapers. But, I’m looking to buying a Father’s Day gift soon.

  • H.Evans

    What a fun giveaway. That shirt is cute,

  • James Cordon’s carpool karaoke is seriously one of my favorite things of all time! I watch every one! He’s SO funny! Plus, he’s actually got chops, so there’s that!

    • Mine too! I SO wish I could sit in the backseat on those carpool rides. I think everyone’s so blown away at how great his voice is too!

  • I’m totally into learning about haunted places too! I’ve watched so many haunted shows on the travel channel lol

    • Those are my favorite to watch too! My favorite used to be The Scariest Places on Earth, haha.

  • How fun! Haunted houses are my jam so I can’t wait to check out that list.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Ah so cool! I loved the piece on haunted houses!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • Thanks, Katie! Have you ever visited a haunted house?

  • I saw that shirt the other day on facebook or something. So neat!

  • I love Carpool Karaoke! My husband always shows me the new ones! And “woot woot” for Amazon giveaways!

    • I love them too! Do you have a favorite one?

      • I actually love the Justin Bieber one’s. I wasn’t a huge fan of him until I watched those. And though it really wasn’t the greatest one ever, the newest one with Nick Jonas and Demi was good since I’m STILL obsessed with the JoBros at 25 ;) How about you?

  • That shirt is pretty cool!

    Sadly, I use Amazon mostly for practical things… so the last thing I ordered was dog food. My dog loves it :)

    • Thanks! I order just about everything on Amazon, both practical and non! If you win, hopefully you’ll be able to splurge on some fun things too :)

  • Bessamy

    The last thing I bought on AMAZON I absolutely loved were Injinji Toe Socks. They saved my toes from blisters on vacation. We hike a lot. I get horrible blisters between my toes. These socks saved my toes from any blisters!!!

    • Ooh those sound great! I’ll have to look into them!

  • oh gosh those haunted houses are awesome! Definitely one day I’ll visit them all!!

    • I’m hoping to too! Haunted places are so much fun!

  • The Last Ship season 2!! One of my favorite shows right now and I can’t wait for the third season to start!!

    • I have’t heard of The Last Ship – is it an Amazon show?

      • No, it’s a summer show on TNT but the first two seasons are on Hulu!!

        ♥ Heather

  • I loved the Carpool Karaoke with Gwen! And I love Haunted Houses.

    • Carpool Karaoke is just so fun! I love haunted houses too :) Have you been to any?

  • Erin Ortiz

    We bought an audiobook for a 12-hour drive and it was great.