Fun Findings Friday #193

TGIF! Hard to believe we’ve already made it to the first Friday of the new year! And Mother Nature’s coming into the year pretty hard. I know it doesn’t hold a candle to the temps up north, but we’ve been dealing with some pretty chilly temps in Florida this week (lows of 30s)! But I must say, I’m ready for the Heat Miser to roll back into town and get us back into temps in the 70s!

This weekend will be a low-key one for me! I definitely need to be on a spending freeze after all the vacation + Christmas spend last month and sadly, I guess it’s time to start taking the Christmas decorations down. On a positive note, I’m ready to get the house back in good shape and get my declutter on! What’s on your agenda for the weekend?

Discover Disney Tickets

This week’s first fun find is for my fellow Floridians! Disney’s offering a rare discount on tickets for residents. You can purchase a 3-day ticket for $159 or 4-day for $179 (plus tax), which comes out to about $45 or $54 per ticket – which is like half the normal cost! The only downside is that the tickets have to be used by June 24 of this year, but hey, still not a bad deal if you’re wanting to visit Disney and save some moolah!

Nest Thermostat

I got the Nest Thermostat (currently $50 off on Amazon!) for my birthday back in June and have seriously been loving it! It’s been especially great this week since it’s been tough to get out of bed in the morning (chilly temps, drafty house). Being able to pump the heat up from my phone before I get up has been the greatest thing ever! This was at the top of my homeowner wish list and hasn’t disappointed! I love being able to control the temp from anywhere, save energy, and see an at-a-glance view of my usage.

Nest Thermostat

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Trailer

2018 is already shaping up to be a pretty great year, considering a new movie trailer drop for the sequel to 2007’s Mama Mia! I absolutely LOVED the first one, have seen the broadway in NYC twice, and have even more of a love for ABBA’s tunes since visiting their museum and hometown in Stockholm in 2016! The sequel has the same all-star cast as the original and focuses on what really happened that summer, decades ago before Sophie was born! Who else can’t wait for this one?!

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  • We’ve been looking into switching to Nest. I don’t know if our house is wired for it though… I’m glad to hear that it’s working for you!

    • I hope it is! You can check the wires pretty easily – Nest has a video on their site to show you how to check if your system will work with it or not!

  • We have a Nest and absolutely love it- such a good buy! We have 7 feet of snow here in Erie, Pa – I’m ready for a little more normalcy again ;) haha

    • 7 feet?! OMG that’s crazy! I can’t even imagine that, haha. I hope you guys are staying warm!

  • I had a Nest thermostat in my old apartment and it seriously was the BEST thing ever! I loved the auto away feature. It saved us so much money!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • That’s amazing! I wish my old apartment had it – I was dying to get it when I lived in mine. So glad I have it now though!

  • I love our Nest, I’m so happy we got it!

    • Same! Are you thinking about getting any other smart home products?

      • Possibly! We have a Vivint security system, and I’d like to put up a security camera attached either to that or the Nest, and then eventually get the smart locks for the doors.

  • We are thinking about getting the Nest in our condo in Phoenix!