Fun Findings Friday #184

Hooray for Friday! I’ve been dealing with some brutal headaches this week so I’m looking forward to getting some good rest and hopefully knocking them out. I’m also excited to celebrate my mom and youngest sister’s birthdays this weekend – so crazy that they share the same birthday!

Also on the radar? Getting started on trip planning because my dad and I have picked an incredible destination for our dad-daughter trip this fall! I’ll be revealing where later today on Insta, so stay tuned! My mom and I are gearing up to book our big Europe trip as well, but are torn between two destinations, so I want to recruit you guys to help us decide! If there’s a country you’re wanting to know more about, be sure to select it, since I’ll be blogging/sharing a lot about wherever we go! Cast your vote below!

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Gourmet Nut Mega Omega Trail Mix

I picked up this trail mix to bring for my family’s cabin trip, but ended up eating a good chunk of it before I even left! I love nut mixes but feel like there’s always an overload of one type (usually peanuts) and my favorites (like walnuts or pecans) are scarce. But this mix has the PERFECT balance of nuts, fruits, and seeds, including walnuts, dried mango, almonds, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds! I’ve been trying to mix in some healthier snacking options (since snacking’s my downfall), so I’m really happy I found this one!

My new favorite snack mix!

Tax-Free Weekend (Back-to-School)

Are you guys ready to get your shop on? This weekend (August 4-6) you can take advantage of tax-free shopping in several states, including Florida! While it’s mostly to maximize savings for parents on back-to-school shopping, it’s open to everyone to make purchases without that added tax on things like clothes, computers, and school supplies. Of course there are some stipulations, so be sure to check out what they are for your state ahead of time if you’re unsure.

And YES online purchases are eligible. But for those of you brave souls heading to the store this weekend to get your BTS shopping done, good luck! I’ll be taking my sisters to pick up their supplies so I’m mentally preparing myself for the madness!

Tax free weekend 2017!

Mindhunter on Netflix (Coming Soon!)

New Netflix show alert! Netflix has been releasing new originals like crazy, but I can’t wait for their mid-October release show, Mindhunters, starring Jonathan Groff (who you know from Glee and Hamilton)! This dark, thriller show is set in the 70s, as two FBI agents interview serial killers and try to understand the interworking of their minds so they can  apply that knowledge to solve ongoing cases. It looks incredibly intense and is one that I know I’ll be binging! Watch the trailer below.

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  • Same day birthdays are always neat! My sister and cousins share theirs. I bet Scotland would be wonderful during Christmastime!

    • So fun! It definitely makes the day even more special. I think it would be lovely too! So far it’s winning in the poll :)

  • IamBryant

    I live in VA and it is also tax free weekend too. I also work as a sales associate in a department store so I get to experience all of the fun this weekend :) Hope you have a good one!

    • Hooray for tax-free weekend but yikes for having to work it, haha. I hope you survived the madness!

  • Ive never heard of tea free weekend!

    • Not every state has it but as far as I know it’s just a US thing. So great to have though!

  • That’s so crazy that they have the same birthday! My boyfriend and I almost have the same… he was born just a day before me but we do have the same exact initials which is pretty neat. And that Netflix show sounds amazing. I can’t wait to check it out!

    • That’s crazy! I think it makes the day(s) even more special :)

  • Anna Hubbard

    I had to work retail on tax free weekend – seriously worse than Black Friday if you can believe it! And about the trip: England is amazing so it’s good that you’re going there no matter what. I’ve heard some REALLY nice things about Scotland, but i’m sure Poland would be great because of its history

    • Ugh, WORSE than Black Friday?! That seems impossible, haha. I definitely don’t think we can go wrong with either decision! We did London a few years ago and loved it and will actually be stopping back there again, but would love to see a little outside the big city as well!

  • I think our tax free weekend is next week, and I definitely plan to load up on supplies this year… just gotta figure out which store to brave!

    Voted!!

    • Hopefully it won’t be too bad! When we got to the store it wasn’t too crowded but then people started coming in big waves so we were happy we got in when we did! Thanks for your vote :)

  • Tori Dunlap

    Tax-free shopping? I live in WA state, so I need to check this out!!

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

    • I hope you’re able to take advantage of some tax-free savings!

  • thesophiadiaries

    oh that trail mix looks so delicious! I gotta look into it more!! i miss trail mixes xD

    • It’s SO good! And has the perfect amount of everything, which is the best part!

  • I wish we had the tax free shopping, I’m so jealous! Mind hunters looks really good, I’ll definitely be adding that to my watch list.

    • Hopefully you have some good sales soon to make up for it! I can’t wait for Mindhunters – I know I’ll breeze through it!

  • Oooh Mindhunter sounds good! I just cancelled Netflix but it seems like every time I do they drop something that brings me back.

    • Doesn’t it?! And good for you having the control to cancel Netflix! I keep getting sucked into all of their new shows, haha.

      • I tend to subscribe, binge on everything for a month or two, then cancel it again. There’s always something that brings me back though.

  • Definitely go to Poland!! It’s one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to!

    Tori

    • Ah! So many places, so little time, haha. Where in Poland did you visit?

  • Hope you’re feeling better this week! Okay I love Jonathan Groff – will have to check this show out! Thanks for the recommendation!

    • So far so good, thanks friend! And yes! I think the show’s going to be really good. I can’t wait until it’s out!

  • That trail mix looks so tasty. I think North Carolina stopped doing tax-free weekend. Sigh.

    • It’s delicious! And ugh for no more tax-free weekends. You’ll just have to plan a vacation to somewhere that has it :)

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Yay for tax free weekend! I did a little shopping myself as well!!

  • I have never heard of Mind Hunter, but it looks so so so good!!! That is definitely going on my list xx

  • England + Scotland sound amazing! I love that you guys plan dad-daughter and mom-daughter trips – that is so awesome!

    • Thanks, Alex! It’s so great to be able to spend quality time with each of them. We always have so much fun on the trips!

  • Both those trips sound like so much fun, and I bet they are beautiful around christmastime! That trail mix looks delicious- I’m a sucker for a good one. And that show sounds intense! Wasn’t Jonathan Groff the voice of Kristoff in Frozen, too? He is going to have quite the repertroire!

    • I don’t think we can go wrong with either option! Europe at Christmastime is incredible! And yes! he was Kristoff. Can’t believe I forgot to add that one! He definitely has an impressive resume!

  • Nicole Coppins

    That new show looks awesome!! Can’t wait to binge once it comes out :) XO, Nicole // http://www.nicolecoppins.com

    • Same! It definitely looks like one we’ll all be breezing through!

  • mckenna bleu

    That trailer looks really interesting! I love that netflix has been coming out with so many originals lately!

    • Doesn’t it?! I can’t wait! And yes! It’s incredible how many new releases they’ve had in the last few months!

  • I’ve been seeing advertisments for ‘Mindhunter’ everywhere! Can’t wait to watch it.

  • Greta Hollar

    I hope your headaches are better and have fun tax free shopping!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Tax-free weekend is the best!! I was around Florida when it happened and it was great!

  • I am also really excited for Mindhunter!

    • I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll binge it in one sitting, haha. It looks so good!

  • I love tax-free shopping weekends! I always take advantage of them.

  • Sami Mast

    That new netflix show sounds like something I would definitely enjoy!!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

  • I need to try that trail mix! I went shopping this past weekend and it was crazy for tax free weekend!

  • Tax free weekend is my favorite! Alabama had theirs early this year, so we could shop before school started and it made my teacher heart so happy :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style