Fun Findings Friday #169

IT’S FRIDAY! I can’t even begin to express how happy I am that the weekend’s upon us AND that it’s a 3-day weekend. It  also seems like Hurricane (now downgraded to Tropical Storm) Hermine is almost done running its course by us (only wind and rain in the Tampa area – nothing too crazy), so hopefully we’ll have some nice weather for the long weekend since we have a few outdoor activities planned! But enough weather talk, it’s time to round up this week’s fun findings.

All the Fall Things

Now that it’s September, all of the fall things are rolling out! Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL) are now available at Starbucks, Bath & Body Works has all the fall candles, soaps, etc. (just got my order in yesterday), and stores are starting to sell pumpkin-flavored beer, cookies, candy, beauty supplies, and pretty much everything else you can think of! Guess it’s time to start swapping out all of the home decor! Where did you pick up some of your favorite fall decorations?


Kinsa Smart Thermometer

I’ve had the same thermometer for years and have been looking for a new higher quality one to take its place. I stumbled across this smart thermometer and based on what I’ve seen, I think this might be the one I’ve been looking for! It doesn’t require batteries (#win), records and stores temperatures and medication history (I’m forgetful when it comes to the exact temp/time sometimes) by individual – so if there are 2+ people in your home it’s incredibly helpful, AND if you have kids, you can see how “healthy” your child’s school is.


Eleven Rapping “Monster”

I’m 100% hooked on Netflix’s Stranger Things and am almost wishing I didn’t binge watch all 8 episodes so quickly. It’s just too good! This week season 2 was confirmed with 9 episodes (wish it was more but I’ll take what I can get), and the cast has been making their way around the late night TV circuit. Eleven rapping Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” is so great.



  1. Angie
    September 2, 2016 / 12:34 PM

    OMG THAT GIRL! So rad! Great post!

    • September 2, 2016 / 10:03 PM

      Thanks, Angie! Isn’t she the best?!

  2. September 2, 2016 / 1:05 PM

    We’re getting all the rain here in Georgia too. I’m not a huge PSL fan, but I did try the new coconut milk caramel mocha macchiato and it was pretty good! I’m also loving the Tevana Chai Tea Latte.

  3. September 2, 2016 / 1:09 PM

    The storm is now headed our way in Charleston, SC. Hopefully it won’t be too bad. And yes, so excited for PSL’s…and I don’t care how basic that sounds. lol Also, love Stranger Things. We watching it too quickly as well. Can’t wait for the next season! Have a great weekend!

  4. Mable k
    September 2, 2016 / 1:25 PM

    Love the article. Well said even I can’t wait for the next season.

    • September 2, 2016 / 10:03 PM

      Thanks, Mable! I can’t either!

    • September 2, 2016 / 10:03 PM

      Same! I think they’d get a lot of flack if they named the storm Hermione though, haha.

  5. September 2, 2016 / 5:58 PM

    I’m going to check out that thermometer! I’m so bad at remembering info like that, especially when I’m frazzled and dealing with a sickie toddler!

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:13 AM

      Same – even when it’s just taking care of myself, haha. It seems incredibly helpful!

  6. Shani Ogden
    September 2, 2016 / 7:12 PM

    Yay for fall! I’ve been known to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies year round though because, hello, pumpkin. ;) I hope you have a great weekend!

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:14 AM

      That sounds amazing! Send some my way :)

  7. Greta Hollar
    September 2, 2016 / 8:21 PM

    I died when I saw 11 rapping on the Tonight Show! I had no idea she was British either!

    Greta |

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:14 AM

      Same! I knew she was British because of another video I’d seen but before that I had no idea either. She’s amazing!

  8. September 2, 2016 / 11:28 PM

    Yes to ALL the fall things, and YES to Stranger Things. We went through the season in two days and it was amazing! One of the best shows I’ve seen in a VERY long time!

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:15 AM

      Agreed! We powered through it in 2 days as well. I couldn’t believe how quickly those 8 eps went. I can’t wait for the next one!

  9. September 3, 2016 / 4:53 PM

    I am so excited for fall candles! I need to get on purchasing some!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • September 5, 2016 / 3:54 PM

      Same! Nothing beats fall and winter scents!

  10. Shannon Paige
    September 3, 2016 / 5:22 PM

    OMG yes just saw that video of eleven rapping monster and I almost died I was so happy. Lol. I just ordered stranger things pillows and a stranger things hoodie because I am that obsessed… *

    • September 5, 2016 / 3:55 PM

      Isn’t it the best?! I can’t believe Netflix kept that show so under wraps. I wonder if they had any idea it’d become so huge so quickly?!

  11. September 4, 2016 / 8:57 AM

    YAY for fall being around the corner!! Time to round up the candles and recipes :) Glad you stayed safe in Tampa!

    • September 5, 2016 / 3:55 PM

      It absolutely is! Can’t wait for all of the fall activities to begin!

  12. September 6, 2016 / 12:16 PM

    I want to try out that thermometer! I like that it hooks up to the phone and I can keep a log on everything.

    I’m so excited for fall! Hoodies and booties weather please!

  13. September 6, 2016 / 1:48 PM

    I got a lot of cute Fall decor at Target! Part of my order keeping being delayed :-( but I love it so much that I’m not willing to cancel! I’m hoping to decorate the apartment this weekend! YAY FALL AND ALL THE PUMPKIN THINGS<3!!!