High Five for Friday 12.08.17: Meeting Santa + Christmas Parade

TGIF!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Becky from BYBMG, and myself want to welcome you to the High Five for Friday link-up and the weekend. We made it! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights from the past week each Friday.

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This week’s highlights:

1. On Friday night, we enjoyed dinner at Malone’s.  It was a nice way to kick-off the weekend!

2. Saturday was jam-packed.  We started the morning by taking pictures at the one and only Hillenmeyer’s Christmas Shop in Lexington.  Next, we hit up the Junior League Holly Day Market.  I actually found more than a few gifts from local shops at great prices.  Then, I took Kane to a playdate at our friends house. Finally, I headed to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass to do a little more Christmas shopping.  What Nicole Wore came out to meet me, and we ended up grabbing dinner at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen followed by ice cream from Louisville Cream.  FYI–you NEED their Krampus Cookies and Cream in your life!

3. We headed back to Hillenmeyer Christmas Shop on Sunday to visit Santa with friends.  If you live in Lexington, you must go see Santa at Hillenmeyer. He’s awesome, and the location is amazing for pictures.  Afterwards, we stopped by Doodles for brunch–yummy!

4. The annual Lexington Christmas parade was held on Tuesday night. Kane and I braved the super cold temps to go watch. He really got into the musical performers, and loved seeing Santa come through at the end of the parade.

5. Last night, I met up with some friends for dinner at J. Alexander’s, which is out at The Summit. The food was good, but it wasn’t as good as what I expected.  The company, however, was amazing:)

ICYMI, here’s this week’s posts:

1. Red Plaid Maternity Dress for Christmas + Second Trimester Bumpdate + $1000 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY

2. Casual Holiday Party Outfit

3. Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at the Barn at Springhouse

wreath making workshop at the barn at springhouse nicholasville, ky

Thanks for joining us for H54F!  Be sure to link-up below and/or let us know how your week’s been in the comments!

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This week’s featured blogger is Danielle from Sparkles and Lattes, a lifestyle blog. Danielle lives with her family in Reno, Nevada and is a mom to identical twin girls. Check out her ultimate gift guide for hostess and stocking gifts, and get to know her a little better by reading this Christmas Q + A.

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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. 12.8.17

    I spy the sweetest lil’ bump! And yay for Christmas parades! Ours is this weekend, and next week is the boat parade. Love this time of year <3

    Green Fashionista

  2. 12.8.17
    Sierra said:

    Happy Friday! I remember your amazing Santa pics from last year. He’s such a good one! You are looking amazing mama and I hope you are feeling well too. Yay for Danielle! She’s one of my favs 🙂 Sierra ~Beautifully Candid

  3. 12.8.17
    Lisa Richardson said:

    You and your baby bump are looking so cute! and Kane’s picture in the wreath is perfect! Happy Friday, Tif!

  4. 12.8.17

    That bump!! But seriously that Santa in the Sleigh picture!!! all the heart eye emoji’s!!

  5. 12.8.17

    that bump is so cute! Such great ideas!!

  6. 12.8.17

    Precious bump and I love that plaid! Kane is just too cute!

  7. 12.8.17
    Jess said:

    I’m always jealous of all your great eating out adventures!!