High Five for Friday

TGIF–Friday, it’s so nice to see you again!  Who’s with me here?!  This week has been an interesting one.  My family and I had lots of fun, but I had a virus on Tuesday which has left me feeling like I’m playing catch-up. Also, I am a terrible patient, so bless my hubby for putting up with me:)  Anyway, let’s recap the great parts of the week:

1.  This little face.  Every day when we get home, he asks for a pack of fruit snacks and wants to watch TV.  I love the simple moments when we can just sit together, and I especially love being his mommy.  This week, I did a guest post over at Chasin’ Mason about being a #BOYMOM.  If you missed it, you can read it here.

On Saturday, Chauncey let me sleep in [insert Hallelujah chorus].  Afterwards, we took Kane out to eat and we did a little toy shopping as well.  Kane had a fun day!

This one turned out blurry but I just had to post–how alike are they?!lol

2.  I finally found the blanket scarf I wanted for $12.99 on eBay!  Yes, the same blanket scarf that you’ve probably seen all over Instagram.  I’ll be styling it on the blog once it arrives, but if you can’t wait, you can order one here.  PREVIEW: Speaking of styling, there’s a new Wardrobe Re-Wear coming to the blog next week!

3. It’s Fall, y’all!  Weather here in the Bluegrass hasn’t received the memo yet, so I’m still in sandals when I’m dying to wear the new riding boots I picked up from Target.  Today, though, I just had to slip on this gauzy shirt + gauzy shirt combo.

Top: Maurices, $6.25.
Scarf: J. Crew Factory, less than $7.
Phone cover: tutorial here.

4. Kane’s daycare is having a Fall Festival today, and we had to sign up to bring something.  I signed up for Rice Krispy Treats and then stepped it up a notch by actually making Fruity Pebble Treats. YUMMY!  Hungry?  Here’s the recipe.

5.  I cashed my Big Fat Check from Ebates that I recently received (I’m very forgetful, and I had left it laying in a pile of mail–fail on my part)!  It was for $30.  I love getting cashback for shopping that I’m going to be doing anyways!  Also, I can always put that money towards an item I want but wouldn’t normally buy.  If you don’t know what Ebates is, you can read my post about what it and how to use it here.  You can also sign up by clicking the logo below:

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Also, wish me luck!  Garth Brooks tickets go on sale at 10 am today for my birthday weekend, and I’m wanting 2 tickets:)

How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  Getting the Walmart Beauty Box? Have something totally awesome happen? Let me know in the comments below! 

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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. 9.26.14

    I hope you are feeling better. Justin needs to take some notes from Chauncey and let me sleep in. Kane is too cute. I can't wait to see the little guy again. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Della@Della Devoted

  2. 9.26.14

    So sorry you're sick! Love all the pictures this week! Really excited to see you style the blanket scarf!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  3. 9.26.14

    I am feeling much better now–it just put me behind this week. I don't know what got into Chauncey, but I like it:) We really need to do lunch the next time I'm in!

  4. 9.26.14

    I'n feeling better now, just feeling like I'm running behind on everything. Thanks–and I'm excited for it too! We'll see what the quality is like when it arrives.

  5. 9.26.14

    I haven't tried ebates yet… but I should! I'm all about saving money 🙂

    Midwest Darling

  6. 9.26.14

    Hope you get tix! That would be a great show, but for some reason the last few ties I try to buy even pre-sale concert tickets, they sell out too fast. Boo. Thanks goodness for Stub Hub. Happy Friday!

  7. 9.26.14
    Caitlin said:

    Kane is so adorable! Love that scarf, too. I haven't done a lot of online shopping lately, but I may need to keep ebates in mind once I start Christmas shopping!

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin

  8. 9.26.14

    Sleeping in is such a luxury! I love getting my Ebates checks too, it really add's up fast! Hope you are feeling better!


  9. 9.26.14
    P!nky said:

    Your outfit is fantastic.

  10. 9.26.14

    I love ebates! Have a great weekend!

  11. 9.27.14
    Rachel said:

    I've always heard good things about ebates, but the problem with me is that I never shop online. I'm only tempted in real life. 🙂

  12. 9.30.14

    Rachel, I wish I could be like that! It's the online shopping that temps me the most.

  13. 9.30.14

    My love for Ebates knows no bounds:)

  14. 9.30.14

    Thanks! I'm in love with that scarf!

  15. 9.30.14

    Feeling 110% better! Thanks for the well-wishes.

  16. 9.30.14

    Thanks, Caitlin! He's a cutie and he KNOWS it.lol I rack up a lot of money with Ebates on Black Friday. It's seriously so easy to use!

  17. 9.30.14

    I got tix!!!!!! And they should be decent seats as well:)

  18. 9.30.14

    If you're all about saving money, then you DEFINITELY need to sign up for Ebates!