Life Lately + High Five for Friday Linkup

I can’t believe it’s already August! How did that happen?! There’s lots going on in the Fannin house (yes, even more so than usual.haha).

Last Friday, Chauncey and I purchased our very first brand new car! If you’ve been around for awhile, then you probably know I’ve been looking for vehicles since the first of the year. I’m relentless when it comes to searching for the best deal, and didn’t want to rush in. Well, sometimes life happens. I needed a new car, stat! After a week of searching, I ended up purchasing a 2019 Chevy Traverse from Dan Cummins Chevrolet in Paris, Kentucky.  They were easy to work with and I got a great deal. If you live in the central Kentucky area and are looking for a vehicle, give John Hinkson a call there and he will take care of you.  Heck, even if you don’t, give him a call.  I do believe they can arrange to ship vehicles. And if they don’t have what you’re looking for, they can typically dealer trade for it.  Mine was a dealer trade and it basically just added an extra day to the process.

In other news, Kane is getting ready to start Kindergarten.  SO. MANY. FEELINGS. I’m scrambling to purchase everything on his school supply list. I just did some school shopping for new clothes too. Yes, he has clothes already, but my mom always bought me new school clothes. I loved that tradition, so I’m continuing it. The other day, I showed him a shirt on a website and asked if he wanted it (it was super cute). He said, and I quote, “I want something more classic. . .more cooler.” Say what?! THIS KID Y’ALL. In case you’re wondering, I bought the shirt

And next week, I’m heading down to Atlanta for my first blogging conference! I’m so excited. I hope everything goes well.  My mom is coming with me and we’re taking the kids.

Anyways, let’s wrap this up because it’s the WEEKEND!!! Hope everyone has a great one!


1. More Than Your Average: End Childhood Hunger

2. Bold Floral Midi Shirt Dress

3. Best Beauty Deals from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty BuysNOW FOR THE LINKUP!

TGIF!!! Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, Becky at 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 our favorite posts we’ve written throughout the week. Drop up to 3 links below!

  1. Nicole’s post on 15 hilarious, #basic, and thoughtful things only bloggers do.
  2. Heather’s monthly favorites.
  3. Danielle’s lunch inspiration for picky eaters.
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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. 8.3.18

    Congratulations on your new car! Isn’t it fun?
    Cheryl Shops |

  2. 8.4.18
    Kay R. said:

    Congrats on the new car. Enjoy that new car smell – the best!

  3. 8.4.18
    Jess said:

    CONGRATS GIRL!!! Buying a new car is such a huge accomplishment! i still can’t believe I did it, and it’s been two years now! hahah And how is Kane in kindergarten already?!?

  4. 8.5.18
    Mica said:

    Congrats on the new car! 🙂

    Your son is so funny too – it’s amazing how quickly they grow up!

    Hope that you had a lovely wekend 🙂 We had a quiet one as we were all a little unwell from another winter bug! Feeling better now though.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. 8.6.18
    Dara said:

    Glad you found a car! Enjoy the blog conference!