It’s My Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to me!  Fun fact–I was actually born on Election Day 28 years ago today (in my heart I’m only 25).  The past year has been a great one:

1. I started this blog!  This has been a long-standing dream of mine and I’m glad to have accomplished my goal!
Original banner.
2. Chauncey and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary!
Hyman’s in Charleston, SC.
3. Kane celebrated his 1st birthday!
Photo Credit: Dakota Maynard Photography.  Photo used with permission.
4. I got to take a girls’ trip with some of my best friends.
5. I lived another year:)
6. I’ve grown in my role as an attorney. 
7. The Cats went to the National Championship–if only we would have won!
8. The Steelers may not be having the best season, but we still have more Super Bowl wins than anyone else.
9. My housekeeping skills have somewhat improved.  Slightly.
10. My kitties are becoming great cuddlers now that they’re jealous of Kane.
11. Lexington finally got a Cheesecake Factory, where I’m hopefully eating at tonight.
12. I’m blessed beyond measure and surrounded by the best family and friends ever.
Now, I have 3 posts scheduled for this week– (1) a Younique review and giveaway, (2) a Wardrobe Re-Wear featuring the must-have blanket scarf and one of my blogging buddies, and (3) my weekly #H54F post–but they’ll start tomorrow.  Today, we celebrate my birthday and VOTE!!!

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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. 11.4.14

    Happy Birthday! What a great year!

  2. 11.4.14

    -)Happy Birthday! Annd love number 8! Have fun at the Cheesecake Factory… so many good options on the menu!


    Sprinkled With Pearls

  3. 11.5.14

    Happy Birthday! lol at the housekeeping skills…I have never ate at The Cheesecake Factory but I so want to!

    Della@ Della Devoted

  4. 11.5.14

    Happy Birthday!! You could totally pass for 25 🙂 It's been a great year at your house. I hope the next year is just as wonderful. Enjoy some cheesecake and a week of birthday fun!!

  5. 11.5.14
    Caitlin said:

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a great year 🙂 And the housekeeping skills, I'm still attempting to get mine up to par, and I'm home all the time! I feel like it's an forever process. Maybe once we're like 60 and there's no kids tearing up everything we clean haha!

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin

  6. 11.5.14
    Kat said:

    Just catching up on my blog reading, so happy belated birthday, girl! Hope you had the best day!


  7. 11.5.14

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! Love all your yearly highlights. You had me chuckling when you mentioned the Cheesecake Factory. It made your Top 12! 🙂

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  8. 11.6.14

    Happy Belated Birthday! Love reading your highlights! Here's to another wonderful year!


  9. 11.7.14
    Kay R. said:

    Happy belated birthday!!

  10. 11.12.14

    Thanks, Becky! It has been a wonderful year:)

  11. 11.21.14

    Thanks so much, Natalie! Even though the CF didn't happen, it was still a great birthday!

  12. 11.21.14

    Thanks, Della! I had a great one!

  13. 11.21.14

    Thanks, Whitney! I'll take 25:)

  14. 11.21.14

    hahahaha. Thanks, friend! And probably not even when I'm 60;)

  15. 11.21.14

    Thanks, Kat! I did!

  16. 11.21.14

    Katie, even though I had to miss it on my birthday, the piece I picked up last week was quite yummy!

  17. 11.21.14

    Thanks so much, friend!

  18. 11.21.14

    Thanks, Kay!