Fun Findings Friday #173

Happy, happy Fridaaaaay! Last night I was able to catch one of my favorite podcasts, NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, live! The show initially sold out in under 3 hours and I was so bummed I missed the announcement. But luck was on my side because less than 24 hours before show time I called in and a few extra seats had opened up! Woo! It was so awesome to experience it live, and I can’t wait to hear the finished product on Saturday when the episode’s released!

The excitement continues because this weekend I’m also heading over to Disney for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween – my first time EVER attending! I can’t wait!

Shelldon the Nail Mug

In honor of National Coffee Day yesterday, I feel like some kind of coffee-related product needs to be included. So I share with you, the Shelldon the Snail Mug that for some reason, I can’t get enough of. I have more coffee mugs than I need in my pantry, but I think I need this in my life. Maybe it’s the bowtie? Or the fact that he’s named Shelldon AND wears a bowtie?!


Dog Humor Dish Towel

This dish towel is perfect! I’m sure my fellow dog owners can relate to this humor. No matter what, you can never seem to escape the dog hair! Am I right?! It’s probably my most used “fashion accessory!”


Communicating with iMessage Art

iPhone users – have you upgraded to iOS 10? If not, do it now! If so, you’ve probably been using the iMessage art feature, where you can draw photos or write messages to people. I’ll admit, my drawing skills aren’t the best in the black box, but it is really fun! Mashable tested out whether or not it’s possible to communicate solely via the art feature in messages, and to see if their messages would be understood. Check it out below, it’s pretty neat!




  1. September 30, 2016 / 3:00 PM

    Dude, I FINALLY realized what the heck iMessage art even was! I completely missed that part of the update until the hubs started sending me hand drawn pictures…haha!

    Coming Up Roses

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:53 PM

      Oh no! It is kind of hidden though :) It’s such a fun new feature – we use it all the time!

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:38 PM

      Same! They make the perfect addition to the kitchen :)

  2. Elizabeth Johnson
    September 30, 2016 / 5:40 PM

    Have fun at Disney!! I’ve never been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween but hope to one day. And that dish towel is true! haha love it!

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:38 PM

      Thank you! It was so much fun!

  3. Patricia Conte
    September 30, 2016 / 9:04 PM

    OMG I need the iMessage art feature! So cute – I can only imagine how fun! Love that snail mug, too :)

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:11 PM

      You definitely do! It’s a free update for iPhone users :)

  4. Emily Bendler
    September 30, 2016 / 9:33 PM

    Definitely need to update my phone!!

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:11 PM

      Yes! The features in this update are really cool!

  5. Adaleta Avdic
    October 1, 2016 / 12:47 AM

    I just absolutely love the idea of this fun findings. I just found an excellent site with such cool gift ideas, and it’s amazing how many COOL things there are! xx

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:11 PM

      Thank you! There are SO many cool gifts out there. I love all the quirky things!

  6. October 2, 2016 / 2:31 AM

    Oh that snail mug is too cute! I’ve been gradually loving the imessage art function but still waiting for a few of my friends to upgrade so i can really start using it in full force.

    • October 2, 2016 / 3:10 PM

      Isn’t it?! I’ve been waiting for some people to update as well. I think this is the best update they’ve had in a while!

  7. October 2, 2016 / 4:07 PM

    Sheldon the snail is adorable! Is he the same as the one from the adorable youtube video?

    • October 3, 2016 / 6:45 PM

      Isn’t he?! He’s gotta be a close relative of the YouTube star. That’s Marcel the Shell :)

  8. October 2, 2016 / 8:46 PM

    I need Shelldon in my life! The bowtie MAKES the mug for me! :) :)

    • October 3, 2016 / 6:45 PM

      Right?! I just love it!

  9. October 3, 2016 / 8:13 AM

    I love WWDM!! That’s so awesome that you were able to get tickets!!

    • October 3, 2016 / 6:46 PM

      I couldn’t believe it! It was so cool to see it live :)

  10. October 3, 2016 / 1:37 PM

    I still can’t believe that we were at Disney at the same time! I wish that I had known too and then we could have tried to meet up! What day did you go to Mickey’s Not So Scary? And that dog towel is too cute and so true! I always find dog hair everywhere, but it reminds me of my pup so I love it!

    • October 3, 2016 / 6:47 PM

      I know! I figured you’d still be recouping from Europe! You guys are busy busy :) We went on Friday night. I’m a passholder so I’m over at Disney/Universal quite a bit! You’ll have to let me know the next time you come into town!