Fun Findings Friday #168

Well hello there, Friday! Is it just me or is this month flying? I was expecting to have a decent amount of free time for a few weeks but things ended up being pretty busy! I can’t wait for some downtime this weekend to really get some decluttering/cleaning done and finish this Gilmore Girls binge-watch I’ve been working on for a while! But first, let’s get to this week’s fun findings.

Keep the Change Doormat

I love switching up my front doormat every once in a while and have been on the hunt for a new option. Then I stumbled across this brilliant one ($38). It’s not even fall yet, but I’ve already got the Christmas season on my mind. Love this Home Alone reference!


The Very Hungry Zombie

There are a few books that are must-haves for every kid growing up. One of them? The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I recently stumbled across a parody of the book, titled The Very Hungry Zombie (this one is NOT for kids) and think it’s pretty hysterical. For any fellow fans of The Walking Dead/zombies, here’s a funny one to check out.


Harry Potter Things

Last month at the biggest geek convention, SDCC, a whole slew of new movie trailers were released. But the one that was most exciting? This new one for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! I’m so excited for more of the wizarding world, especially after the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child earlier this month!

In other exciting HP news, Universal Orlando announced that the 2017 Harry Potter Celebration will take place January 27-29 and packages are already selling out. I’m disappointed that they gipped annual passholders with requiring us to have a 3-night hotel stay and not including some of the bigger selling points of the event though (i.e. photo opps and meet-and-greet with the film talent).

Last but not least, J.K. Rowling announced that 3 short stories from Hogwarts will be released on September 6. I will take all the Harry Potter reading material I can get!

  • Saw the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and really looking forward to seeing it.

    • Same! So excited that they’re continuing more books and movies on the HP world!

  • I didn’t know that you’re watching Gilmore Girls!! What season are you up to? Andrew had me watch all of them recently because he loved that show when he was younger! And most importantly, who do you ship with Rory?!

    • Yes! Started from the beginning and I’m on the last season now. All the eps I saw growing up were out of order so I figured I should rewatch them in order :) I had no idea Andrew was into it! Ted saw a few and won’t admit it but he likes it too, haha. I’m team Jess! How about you?

      • I’m team Logan! I think Rory and Jess are really great for each other when they’re not together but when they date, he treats her horribly!

        • I did switch to team Logan for a while (I wasn’t happy with Jess when he abandoned her) but then Logan was being a jerk too, so I went back to Jess, haha. All I know is I’m definitely not team Dean!

  • Candy Kage

    Who hasn’t read the very hungry caterpillar. Classic. I have seen party done around this book.

  • I am OBSESSED with that doormat! Also, always excited for more HP in my life! Hoping we get the celebration deal out here in Hollywood!

    • Isn’t it awesome?! Haha. And more HP is ALWAYS the answer :)

  • yes yes and more yes!!

  • I love that rug! haha It’s too cute!

  • All of these are awesome finds! I would give almost anything to go to that Harry Potter celebration!


    • Thanks, Abby! Have you visited HP World at Universal yet?

      • No! I want to go so bad though!

  • Margaret Heaton

    Love the doormat. I would buy new doormats, sheets and dishes every month if the pocketbook would cooperate.

    • Oh girl, I’m so with you! I usually swap out the doormat a couple times a year – I always need a festive one for Christmas :)

  • Haha. Oh my goodness, I love all of these so much!!! <3 That rug would be perfect at Christmastime. ;-)

    • Thanks, Susannah! I totally agree, can’t wait for Christmastime :)

  • Love the doormat, I think mine’s been ready to retire since January!! I clicked on the link for the mat and it took me to pottermore, not disappointed though lol

    • Me too! I’ve been trying to find a good one to replace mine with.. I think this is it! And oops, I was so excited about the HP stuff I guess I just linked it everywhere, haha. I just updated it!

  • That front doormat is amazing! I need one!

  • Karissa Ancell

    I love the doormat. I want to get one.

    • Same! My current one is way overdue for switching out!

  • SO EXCITED FOR FANTASTIC BEASTS! The doormat is hilarious.

    Alix |

  • Kristen Lawler

    Loved all of these finds!! That door mat is awesome and I love all things HP

  • Those are fun finds… especially that door mat. The best!!

  • All the HP things make my heart so happy!! :)

    • Same! Have you read the new script book yet?

      • Not yet, but my boss just lent it to me :)

  • Sarah Jean

    I love that doormat!! I think I will have to get it.

    • Isn’t it the best?! I’m thinking about switching to this one myself!

  • Blog To Taste

    I am so excited about all new things Harry Potter! And the other two items are fantastic. I’d sport that doormat, and I can’t wait to get my hands on that zombie book. Great finds, great share!

    • Me too!! Thanks so much for reading, I’m glad you like them all :)

  • Sky Fisher

    Oh man I wish I had known about the Harry Potter Celebration earlier! That would be so amazing to attend!

    • There’s still time :) Even if you don’t buy a package you can attend with a regular ticket – just longer lines and no access to some of the exclusive things.

  • Okay, I NEED that doormat for the holiday season!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  • The doormat is so cute. I totally want one now!

  • I love that door mat!! I could watch Home Alone all the time.

    • Same! It’s taking everything in me to not start watching and listening to all the Christmas things :)

  • Amanda K

    Haha, I love that door mat!

    Amanda ||

  • I’m loving all of the HP stuff and can’t WAIT for the movie to come out this Fall! I still haven’t been to Harry Potter world and it hurts my heart.

    • You and me both, Jessie! I hope you can plan a trip to visit soon! It’s so magical!

  • I’m just sooo excited for thr Fantastis Beast movie! :D

    • Me too! I’ll take anything I can get related to Harry Potter!