How the tithe turned my finances around

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I’ve been an inconsistent tither my whole life. My excuse? “I don’t have extra money to give. He understands. He wouldn’t want us to go without.” Yes, He is an understanding God and yes, He loved me despite of my inconsistent tithing. And when I say inconsistent, I really mean hardly ever. I would normally tithe at church if I had cash on me the time. (I use my debit card for everything so I NEVER have cash on me.) Are you starting to see the pattern?

Just a warning here… I’m about to get really transparent and talk about things that I would normally never want the world to know. But, what God is doing in my life is so amazing and He can do it in your life too, so I just have to talk it. So here goes!

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Makeup on a Budget

MAKEUP ONMakeup is a big weakness of mine. When I walk down the cosmetic aisles of a store, I begin filling my basket like it’s nobody’s business. I just can’t help myself sometimes. My poor husband has spent countless hours following me around Ulta while I test just about every sample in the store. I’m assuming that we all share this weakness, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this post. Makeup is fun! It makes us happy! So why not treat yourself a little every once in a while.

I also don’t discriminate when it comes to makeup. I like high-end brands and I like cheap brands. I like shopping at Sephora and the makeup counters at Dillard’s but I also love make up from Walmart, Walgreens and even the Dollar Store. (Yes, the Dollar Store!) Which leads me to the topic of this post: Drugstore Makeup! Let’s face it…. Not all of us have extra cash to spend on expensive up-scale makeup. And we don’t have to! Drugstore makeup has come a long way and the makeup selection that they have now is even better! Am I the only one that is blown away by the Walgreen’s makeup selection? While it’s nice to treat ourselves every once in a while to a high-end product, it’s not always necessary when there are so many cheaper options out there that are just as great of quality. I’ve pulled out some of my favorite drugstore makeup from my collection to share with you. There are so many great and cheap products out there, but these babies definitely take the cake.  Continue reading