High Five for Friday

Congrats. . .we’ve made it to Friday!  Breathe a sigh of relief and coast to the weekend!  Here’s my week in review:

1. After several weeks of not seeing our family, we headed back to eastern Kentucky for a visit last Friday.  It was awesome to just relax (and to get to sleep in and nap!).  We headed out to eat at an Italian restaurant that one of our favorite local places to eat.  Kane was exhausted by the time we made it back to the house!  No wonder–the food was yummy and we were all stuffed!

Also, a sneak peek of my next Wardrobe Re-Wear post.  Had to re-shoot the outfit tonight because I didn’t get a picture with the shoes.  Poor planning, I know.

I’m in love with the maxi skirt above–if you are too, you can find it here for $7.50!  If you missed my post on how to shop end-of-season sales, be sure to read it!

2. I JUST ORDERED MY VERY LAST SET OF TEXTBOOKS–EVER!  Praise God!  After 9 years of higher education (4 years of undergrad, 3 years of law school, and 2 years in on my MBA), I will be finished with school. FOREVER.  Seriously.  I am soooo excited!  As a 1st generation college student,* I’m very thankful for all of my educational opportunities, but it has been a long road!

*When I 1st started undergrad, I was the 1st person in my family to go to college.  Since then, my mom went to college and graduated at the top of her nursing class, and my brother is currently completing his business degree.

3.  Lexington has had some cooler-than-normal temperatures here lately.  That’s ok.  My co-worker and I took the opportunity to get some dumplings from Cracker Barrel for lunch today:) Absolutely yummy!

Kids Meal from Cracker Barrel: Kids Vegetable Platter (yes, dumplings count as vegetables at CB), 2 biscuits, and a drink for around $4.50.  Now that’s a deal!

4. I’ve had a little bit of down-time this weekend, so I’ve taken the time to re-read several books by my favorite authors, including Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Judith McNaught, and Jude Deveraux.  If you haven’t read them, you should.  I’m more than willing to make suggestions on where you should start.

5. I finally got some of the new Target goodies that I talked about here.  No luck with the Whales Print popover so I settled for this plaid instead.  I think it will transition well into fall and winter wear, especially under some sweaters.  The sunglasses were a great alternative to the pair of Ray-Ban New Wayfarers I had my eye on, and I finally got my hands on the shoes that I’ve seen on all of my favorite Instagrammers’ feet:)  The skirt is Vineyard Vines and a great find from my local Clothes Mentor for $14!

How’s your week been? Let me know in the comments below.  Anybody find any good deals???
BONUS:  New Blogs to Read
Here’s a few new blogs I’ve come across that you may enjoy:
White Coat Wardrobe (currently has a giveaway going on)
Also, don’t forget to head over to Cup of Tea to see Katie’s wrap-up on her 30 day outfit challenge!
As always, linking up with Lauren from the Lauren Elizabeth for #H54F!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 7.25.14

    Aw, Thanks for sharing my blog! Happy Friday! Congrats on being done with school almost! I'm starting my Masters this fall, and I'm kind of nervous!


  2. 7.25.14
    Kat said:

    A maxi skirt for $7.50?! What a deal! I'll definitely be checking that out… thanks for the suggestion!

    Happy weekend!
    Kat 🙂

  3. 7.26.14
    Tif said:

    You're welcome:) What kind of masters are you doing? It'll all be fine! Good luck!

  4. 7.26.14
    Tif said:

    This one is super cute. The bottom half is sheer. They have several really cute ones around the same price point!

  5. 7.26.14

    I love the plaid popover! I'll be stalking my local Targets to try to find it. Thanks again for the blog shout out!! Are you going to join me for a Fall 30 Outfits in 30 Days edition??

  6. 7.27.14
    Tif said:

    Ooo, that makes me nervous! But if I start planning now, I may be able to commit by then.lol What size do you need in it? If you don't find it and I happen to see it restocked, I can send it to you:) I'm still upset about not finding the whale one.lol

  7. 7.31.14

    I'm stalking tomorrow! Finally made it back home from vacay 🙂 I'll keep you posted if I can't find it. There's always online, right? And start planning! 🙂 I'm already dreaming about Fall clothes already!!