Soaking Up Summer + Making Memories

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Can y’all believe how fast summer has flown by? In our house, we’ve been trying to slow things down and soak up summer while it’s here. My family has focused on doing more things together and having experiences that turn into summer memories for us to cherish. I though it would be fun to look at some of the ways we’ve soaked up summer the past few months.

Making Summer Memories

  1. In June, we took Kane to the beach for his 4th birthday.  Chauncey and I usually do an anniversary trip the week after his birthday by ourselves, so we just switched weeks and made it a family vacation. This was Kane’s second time at the beach. It liked it much better than the first time, and really enjoyed playing in the waves with his daddy. He also liked knocking down momma’s Hogwarts sandcastle:/
  2. While in Charleston, South Carolina, we visited the South Carolina Aquarium on Kane’s actual birthday. It was fun seeing all the different species of fish. Kane couldn’t get enough of petting the tiny sharks and horseshoe crabs.
  3. At my house, we love ice cream dates. Chauncey and I will try different kinds, but Kane always has the same order–vanilla white ice cream with sprinkles in a cup with a spoon (he gets mad if you leave off the spoon when ordering.haha). So this summer has been filled with many ice cream stops!
  4. Jurassic Quest comes to town once a year.  Chauncey was out of town last month when it came, so my mom and I took Kane and his friend to see the dinosaur exhibits. Kane’s obsessed and can name all of the dinosaurs.
  5. It gets so hot and humid in Kentucky, so we’ve spent some time at the pool.  I love with it feels like bath water, but I’m not a fan so much when it’s cold. Kane has recently learned how to do cannon balls, and also enjoys jumping off the diving board.
  6. Family time is so important to us, so we’ve had just as many dinner dates as ice cream dates.  Sunday evenings this summer have been spent shooting blog pictures for the week, and we always do dinner afterwards. This past Sunday, we had dinner at a new Mexican restaurant after we shot the photos I needed.

We’re so blessed to have had such a great summer, and have had some extra money to put towards our summer experiences.

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With Walmart Family Mobile Mobile, powered by T-Mobile, you can do more not just in the summer, but all year long. First, no matter what you’re doing or where you’re at, it allows you to stay connected with TRULY unlimited talk, text, and data◊. I’m on the road a lot, and it has nationwide coverage on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network. It’s so simple– there’s no contract, no activation, and no late fees.

Second, Walmart Family Mobile’s $49.88 TRULY Unlimited plan◊ is super affordable and allows you to save money on your cell phone bill each month, compared to similar services from traditional carriers. That means that you can take those monthly savings and use them to enjoy summer. You can put that extra money towards vacation plans, school clothes, or a fun family dinner out, like the one we had on Sunday night,

Walmart Family Mobile

It’s super easy to start or switch to Walmart Family Mobile, and it’s Walmart’s best pricing in no-contract wireless plans.  Each time you renew your service, you’ll receive a free VUDU** movie rental credit valued at $7.

You can checkout Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile, online, or in-store at many local Walmart locations. You can also see how others are saving money and avoiding data overage chargers by checking out Walmart Family mobile on Twitter.


All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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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. 8.29.17

    Love that Walmart offers that at such a great value!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  2. 8.29.17

    What a great value! It’s crazy how many monthly expenses we have now that are “essential” – phones, internet, cable. Saving a little each month can mean a lot long term!
    – Katherine

  3. 8.29.17

    what a fun post!!!

  4. 8.29.17
    Liz H. said:

    What a cute post! Loved learning more!


  5. 8.29.17
    Shelby V. said:

    Aw, y’all are the absolute cutest! That is such a great plan that Walmart offers!!

    xo, Shelby

  6. 8.29.17
    Ashley Hargrove said:

    This is adorable!! Sounds like y’all had such a fun summer!! Here’s to many more memories!

  7. 8.29.17
    Morgan Klein said:

    This is such a great post! I loved reading it and he is sooo adorable!

  8. 8.29.17

    Such a fun summer! Yay for memories! 🙂

  9. 8.30.17

    This is just too cute!

  10. 8.30.17
    Dara said:

    Sounds like you made some great summer memories. I love that Kane orders his ice cream with a spoon. Apparently when i was little I used to make sure to request my sandwiches on bread.

  11. 8.30.17
    Samantha Bowers said:

    These photos are so cute! 🙂

  12. 8.31.17
    birdieshoots said:

    Where did the summer go?! I can’t believe it’s almost September!

    Birdie Shoots

  13. 9.1.17
    Stephanie C. said:

    Sounds like you had an amazing summer! Your son must have enjoyed every minute! #client

  14. 9.4.17
    LuxMommy said:

    Love this so much! XOXO