High Five for Friday 01.01.16

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TGIF, H54F-ers!!! Caitlin at Coffee with CaitlinDella at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the link-up and the weekend.  We made it!

Can you believe it’s already 2016?!  I can remember celebrating like it was 1999. . . and actually celebrating 1999. . .and now that’s almost 20 years ago! Man how the time flies. For each and every one of you, I hope this is the BEST year yet!!!  
Housekeeping: There’s no featured blogger today since we weren’t for sure how many people would be blogging on New Year’s Day, but the featured blogger will return next week.  The looks of H54F will also be changing some, as we’re going to be switching link-up tools to enhance the H54F experience in the next couple of weeks. And mark your calendars–the next H54F Google Hangout will be January 14.  We are excited to hop back into the hangouts.  We love connecting with you all!
Now that’s outta the way, let’s recap the highlights of the last TWO weeks:
1. I had some vacation days left that were set to expire yesterday, so I took 3 days off the week of Christmas for a full week vacation!  I kicked it off on Monday afternoon with some mac ‘n cheese from Panera and an appointment at Posh Salon & Spa in Lexington.  I had a pedicure by Lisa and a trim by Jana Harris.  Love both of these ladies and highly recommend them.  If you happen to check them out, be sure to mention that I recommended you!

2. We celebrated Christmas with Kane on December 23 before he headed home from the holidays the next morning.  He loved all of his gifts, but this little set was probably his favorite from us.  He wouldn’t put this set down while he opened everything else.  And does anyone notice the creeper in the background (no, I’m not talking about the snowman.haha)?

3. Being home for Christmas was a whirlwind, but so nice.  We had several get-togethers with both sides of the family, and both my mom and mother-in-law cooked some delicious meals.  There’s nothing like being home for the holidays! Here I am wearing a couple of my favorite gifts–a pink vest from Gap Factory and a new turtleneck in a tall size from JCP.

4.  There’s TONS of after-Christmas sales going on right now!  I did a post of some of my favorite sales and items here.  I believe several (if not most) of the sales are still going on, so don’t miss out! One of the places I hit up was my favorite resale shop, Clothes Mentor Lexington.  They had an additional 40% off of their entire store, so I was able to get this Forever 21 sweater, NWT Lucky Brand jeans, and 2 pairs of Old Navy printed ankle pants for $26 TOTAL.  The Lucky Brand jeans even had the original price tag on them for $89!!!
5. We had a low-key NYE at home last night!  I had one last vacay day to use, so I spent it at home with Kane.  I read most of the day and spent time with him.  After Chauncey came home, we ordered pizza and snuggled in bed while watching Inside Out, which we all loved. Even Sox got into the NYE spirit.
Also, I just wanted to show off my latest Rocksbox!!!  Rocksbox is this deal where you pay $19/month and get a rotating box of 3 pieces of jewelry to wear. . .when you’re done wearing the goodies in one box, you just packaging everything up, send it back, and you get a new box of pretties to try.  If you decide you want to keep something, then you get it at a discount and are available to apply “shine spend”.  For example, I just had to keep this pink Kendra Scott necklace.  It retails for $80, but was only $64 with the Rocksbox discount.  Then I got an extra $35 off from my shine spend to make it only $29!!!  If this is something you think you’d be interested in, click here and get one month FREE by using code BRIGHTONABUDGETXOXO!!!  See their website for full details.
And if you’re looking for some sparkly nails to sport this weekend, check out this week’s post about glam nails and my favorite blog posts for 2015!

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