Fun Findings Friday #185

Happy Friday, friends! Apologies for the unexpected silence over the past week. I had every intention of getting ahead on blog things prior to jetting off to New England for the week but it just didn’t happen. I totally underestimated all of the things I had scheduled right before (i.e. a day at Disney, 2 concerts, and a bridal shower). But now that I’m back, I plan to get some serious R&R this weekend and be back to regularly scheduled programming here on Small Towns & City Lights. Thanks for bearing with me!


Did you catch the eclipse earlier this week? It’s crazy how fast the free pairs went and how much the prices skyrocketed online. We managed to snag 2 pairs of glasses at the last minute, and only paid $2 each, which was pretty exciting! While we weren’t in the “path of totality,” (which sounds like such a ridiculous thing to say), it was still pretty cool to watch the process up to 80%!

Lisa Frank Pajamas

Where my 90s kids at?! Have you seen Target’s new line of Lisa Frank PJs (you can the styles here, here, here, and here)? I’ve been all heart-eyed emoji looking at these for a few weeks now (they flew off the shelves and sold out online almost instantly), but they FINALLY restocked on and you better believe I scooped up that adorable tiger sleep shirt. Can’t wait for it to reach my doorstep tomorrow!

Lisa Frank PJs from Target

Taylor Swift’s New Single

It’s been THREE years since we’ve had new tunes from Taylor Swift, despite her usual pattern of releasing a new album every two. But late last night, she dropped a new single, “Look What You Made Me Do!” I have mixed feelings on it, but can’t wait for the new album coming, November 10! Based on this new single (and all of the crazy things T’s been in the tabloids for), I think we’re going to get some pretty good music!

And while we don’t have any tour dates yet, there is a list of cities available. If you’re interested in eventually getting tickets, you’ll want to register to become a verified fan through Ticketmaster (it’s free)! This is how T-Swift’s attempting to combat the whole ticket scalping madness and registration closes at the end of November!



    • August 29, 2017 / 10:05 PM

      I can’t wait for more T-Swift tunes! And those Lisa Frank PJs are EVERYTHING!

  1. August 25, 2017 / 11:20 AM

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT LISA FRANK PAJAMAS!?! #givemeallthecolors #90skid

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:26 PM

      Right?! Definitely the best decision Target ever made!

  2. August 25, 2017 / 11:53 AM

    i have mixed feelings about the taylor swift song as well. maybe it will grow on me? lol. i don’t hate it, i just don’t LOVE it like i did, say, shake it off. i am hoping the album is amazing, i can’t see why it won’t be. there’s always one song i don’t love on an album so i’m not upset.
    cute pjs!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:53 PM

      Me too! But it’s definitely starting to grow on me. I can’t wait to hear all of the other songs!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:26 PM

      It’s growing on me! I just can’t wait to hear all of the new stuff!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:54 PM

      100% yes! A throwback slumber party wouldn’t be complete without them!

  3. Corey Wheeland
    August 25, 2017 / 1:24 PM

    I used to be obsessed with Lisa Frank. How fun are those!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:28 PM

      Me too! I was so excited when I found out Target was selling them!

  4. August 25, 2017 / 1:50 PM

    I need Lisa Frank PJs in my life for sure!!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:29 PM

      Right?! The greatest PJs EVER!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:55 PM

      YES! And today I just saw Lisa Frank shoes! I can’t believe the comeback LF is making, haha.

  5. August 25, 2017 / 8:46 PM

    The solar eclipse was the highlight of the week! I was a complete Lisa Frank nut back in the day and still love it. I have mixed feelings about Taylor Swifts new song. Her last album was awesome.

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:57 PM

      It totally was! I can’t imagine being in one of the areas with a total eclipse! And I still love Lisa Frank too! Love that they’re bringing so many things back!

  6. Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew
    August 26, 2017 / 1:26 AM

    Unpopular opinion: not about the new song… but love Lisa Frank everything!!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      I think a lot of people have mixed feelings on the song! I mean I guess I can see why she picked it as her comeback song, since the album’s about her reputation, but there have to be better ones on there she’s holding out on us!

  7. August 26, 2017 / 1:08 PM

    T Swift’s new song is my jam! I can’t get it out of my head lol. Excited for the video tmrw!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:57 PM

      That video was incredible! Totally not what I was expecting! What did you think?

      • August 31, 2017 / 4:33 PM

        I love looking for all her hidden messages lol

  8. Allison Ellzey
    August 26, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    I’m not sure how I feel about Taylor Swift’s new song–I need to listen to it some more!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:57 PM

      The more I listen to it, the more it grows on me. I’m thinking it’s definitely worthy of being on a workout playlist with the beat!

  9. Adriana
    August 26, 2017 / 2:47 PM

    I’m trying to get myself to love the new Taylor song as much as I want to! It’s so different from what we’ve heard from her, but I’m hoping the album is her best yet!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:28 PM

      Same! I’ve been listening to it a lot so it’s growing on me, but I’m definitely more excited for the rest of the songs! I hope she releases another single (or two.. or five) before the album drops!

  10. thesophiadiaries
    August 27, 2017 / 4:57 PM

    Omg, I’m so jealous you got those glasses!! I really wish I had those glasses :( but it was so fun!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:27 PM

      I couldn’t believe we were able to get them – we really lucked out!

  11. Anna Hubbard
    August 27, 2017 / 5:49 PM

    That TSwift song just confuses me more than anything else. What did she do? Who made her do it? So many questions!

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:58 PM

      I think we’re all wondering that too! Hopefully we’ll get some clarity with the next single, haha. Hopefully we’ll hear it before the album comes out!

  12. August 28, 2017 / 7:03 AM

    DUDE I missed the eclipse! Also not sure how I feel about the song…the opening scene of the official music video actually terrifies me.

    Coming Up Roses

    • August 30, 2017 / 10:59 PM

      Ahh! I feel like I couldn’t escape the coverage of it. At first I wasn’t really interested but then I was like ok, now I wanna see it, haha. The song’s growing on me! And the music video was insane!!

  13. August 28, 2017 / 10:10 AM

    The eclipse was cool, but I’m glad it’s over! I work at a public library and the number of phone calls we got about glasses… we only had 40 that we gave out to kids who attended a program. Just Monday morning alone we got 81 phone calls!

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:00 PM

      Oh I can’t imagine how crazy it must’ve been for you! I think all of the libraries went through their stash of glasses pretty quickly. We were able to snag a couple pairs the day-of at a museum event. I’m glad we did – it was pretty cool to watch!

  14. Miss ALK
    August 28, 2017 / 10:17 AM

    Think I need those Lisa Frank PJs!!! I was very impressed cinematographically with Taylor’s new video (like what a video!!) but with that said I’m not crazy about the song or the message behind it. :/

    xoxo A

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:30 PM

      They’re the cutest, aren’t they?! And YEAH! I thought the video was incredible, but I’m not sold on the song – and the look. It’s a whole new vibe for her!

    • August 29, 2017 / 10:05 PM

      Right?! I’m obsessed!

  15. August 30, 2017 / 2:47 PM

    I haven’t been able to stop listening to “Look What You Made Me Do”! And how cute are those Lisa Frank PJ’s?!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:00 PM

      I’m obsessed with the PJs! I can’t wait to see what other Lisa Frank things they roll out. And I’ve had the song on repeat too – the more I listen, the catchier it gets!

  16. September 3, 2017 / 9:21 PM

    OMG Lisa Frank pajamas! I think I may need some of those in my life :]

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • September 24, 2017 / 11:11 PM

      They’re adorable! I love that Lisa Frank’s making a comeback!