High Five for Friday

TGIF!  This has been such a busy, hectic week for me. . .but it’s Friday!!!  I’m really happy to say that with this post, normal blog posting has resumed after the last two crazy weeks:)  Let’s recap the highlights:

1. I took my very FINAL final–as in no more finals EVER–on Wednesday night.  Hello, MBA:)  I cannot believe that after 9.5 years of post-secondary education, I am finally done with school.  While I really enjoyed my MBA classes, I’m excited to have time to focus on my family.  Chauncey has gotten Kane to sleep most nights lately, and it was really nice to be able to do that myself last night.

2. Speaking of Kane, we took him to see Santa at Lexington Green on Sunday.  I’m doing a post next week on our experience, but I just want to say that it was hilarious!  Here’s a peek at his list for Santa.

He loves to go “MOOO” like a cow–it’s his favorite animal:)

3. As I mentioned on Instagram, I recently received my $15 Beauty Insider Reward Card from Sephora.  I look forward to this every year, and took some time on Sunday to go redeem it.  I ended up with some new foundation and some blender sponge things.  I always use this card as an opportunity to try new things.

4. I have had three good nights of sleep in a roll!  Kane has been waking up in the middle of the night for a while now, but he hasn’t the past three nights.  Now, I’ve probably just jinxed it, but it had to be on my #H54F list.

5. Last Friday, I wore one of my favorite new shirts.  I’m loving the embroidered exclamation point, because I feel like it fits my personality to a tee.  I’m really looking forward to getting back into doing my #ootd posts on Instagram now that I’ll have time, so be sure to follow along.

Earrings: Target, $1.24
Necklace: Ebay, $9.39 shipped.
Sweater: J. Crew, $22.
Chambray Shirt: J. Crew Factory, $20
Bracelet: H. M. Willow (will update with link later)

How’s YOUR week been?  Find any good deals?  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. 12.12.14

    Congrats on completing your MBA! What a huge accomplishment! Love your last photo with your favorite outfit! It's super cute!


  2. 12.12.14
    P!nky said:

    That list is amazing! Soooooooo cute! Can't wait to hear the whole story!

    love your outfit, the shirt with the necklace is gorgeous together!

  3. 12.12.14

    Congrats on wrapping up school! That's so exciting for your whole family. Hope Kane keeps sleeping great for you because it's amazing the difference a good night of sleep can make. Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. 12.12.14
    Kat said:

    Congratulations on completing your MBA, lady! That is AWESOME! Enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend :).


  5. 12.12.14

    Congrats Tif on passing your finals and finishing school. The letter to Santa is adorable, your son is the same age as my twins. Cute! Rachel xo

  6. 12.12.14

    You sound like one busy lady! Congrats on finishing your MBA! What a great achievement! Happy Friday 🙂

    Natalie // Sprinkled with Pearls

  7. 12.14.14

    Yay for better sleep. Hope it's continuing!

  8. 12.15.14
    Kay R. said:

    My final exam is Tuesday (I still have my thesis due but the exam is the final one!!!). Yay you and get some rest!!