High Five for Friday 01.02.15

TGIF!!!  Happy 1st Friday of 2015!  I hope you all had wonderful New Year’s celebrations.  We kept it low key by staying home, ordering a pizza, and watching the ball drop:)  In light of the new year, I thought I’d do my #H54F a little different this week, and do my favorite things from 2014.  Here’s a recap of my year:

1. I started this blog!  I had been wanting to do a blog for a long time, but fear was standing in my way.  I was afraid that no one would read it.  Sometimes it’s scary to chase your dreams, but you have to put the fear behind you and just do it!  I’m so thankful for all of the absolutely awesome people I have connected with–my fellow bloggers, my readers, my social media followers.  Thank YOU for helping to make this happen!!!  Below is the first design of the blog.  It has evolved so much since March.  You can read my very 1st post here.
2. Kane celebrated his 1st birthday!  Being a mom is all that I ever imagined and more.  There’s nothing more precious than when Kane gives me a hug and a kiss.  He’s so sweet (most of the time.haha).  And now he’s almost 19 months old.  Time flies.
3. Chauncey and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary.  The past 5 years have been fun, but a little tough at times.  When I look back at where we started, and how far we’ve come, I’m sure there’s nothing we can’t accomplish with each other at our side!
4. After 9.5 years, I finally finished my education!!!  Thanks for all of your encouragement along the way and congratulations when I reached the finish line!
5. I found my new favorite vacation destination– Folly Beach and Charleston, SC.  I was lucky enough to go twice this year, and I hope to go back soon!
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. 1.2.15

    Cheers to 2015! New blog, M.B.A., adorable little baby…. it will be hard to top 2014! 🙂

    Have a fab weekend!


  2. 1.2.15

    Sounds like you had a fantastic 2014!! Looking forward to seeing where 2015 takes you!!

  3. 1.3.15

    Happy New Year! So happy to have found your blog and very excited to follow along in the new year – have a great weekend! xoxo, – M @ The Sequin Notebook

  4. 1.3.15

    What a great, great year!
    Happy 2015!

  5. 1.3.15

    You've had such a great year! Happy New Year!!

  6. 1.3.15

    What a wonderful year!! Congrats on being done with school. I'm sure that's an exciting milestone to have behind you. Hope 2015 is great to your family and that you get to head back to the beach another time or two. Glad you started your blog because it's been fun getting to know you 🙂

  7. 1.5.15

    Your year sounds like it's been great! Congrats on starting your blog and finishing school! What an amazing accomplishment! Best wishes to you and your family in 2015! I love the beach too! I've never been to Folly Beach, but it looks beautiful!

  8. 1.5.15
    Katie C said:

    What a great year! How will you top 2014?? 🙂

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  9. 1.6.15

    Sounds like you had a fabulous year!

  10. 1.6.15
    Darcy said:

    Sounds like a fabulous year! I would love to get to Charleston one day!

  11. 1.6.15

    Fabulous! 🙂

  12. 1.6.15

    Love this recap of your year!


  13. 1.7.15
    Kay R. said:

    Cheers to 2015 what a fab 2014 you had!!

  14. 1.7.15

    Thanks, Brittany! Here's to hoping 2015 is even better!

  15. 1.7.15

    Thanks, Elizabeth! Cheers to 2015!!!

  16. 1.7.15

    Happy New Year! Same here–you girls always have great content!

  17. 1.7.15

    Happy 2015 to you as well, friend!!!

  18. 1.7.15

    Happy New Year!!! It was a great year!

  19. 1.7.15

    It is a VERY exciting milestone to have behind me! I have had a great time getting to know you and Olive as well! I hope 2015 treats you all fabulously, and that Olive's hand continues to heal good!

  20. 1.7.15

    Holly, I love the atmosphere of Folly Beach more than anything:) My year has been great–I always try to focus on the positives! Thanks so much for your well wishes. I hope you and your family has an amazing 2015!

  21. 1.7.15

    Haha. I don't know. I plan on starting tomorrow;)

  22. 1.7.15

    That I did!

  23. 1.7.15

    Darcy, you TOTALLY need to go. I did some reviews over the summer, and I recommend a great place to stay. And it was a fabulous year!

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  25. 1.7.15

    Thanks! I always like to reflect back at year's end.

  26. 1.7.15

    Thanks, Kay! It wasn't without it's low points, but it was overall great!