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5 Worth It (to me) Money Splurges

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

I’m probably one of the thriftiest people I know. I hate wasting money! I do a pretty good job of setting goals for things I really want and I try very hard to live within my means. Which isn’t hard to do when your budget is scrimpy. However, there are some things…. I will spend my money on (if I have it).

I do not have a closet full of Louboutin slinky high heels. Mostly because I DON’T need them. Truthfully, I don’t want them either. I do have real leather shoes and quality name-brand shoes that I swear by. My feet are precious little doggies and they deserve to be treated fairly (just like all the other dogs out there!).

I know, I talk about good sheets a lot here. I mean what I say. Good sheets are worth the danged money! If you love sleep and can do it without slithering around on soft sheets – go for it. I will spend the money and slide into perfect comfort every night. Bedtime is a highlight in my world. Oh, and I have THE BEST BED TOO. Who buys crappy beds? Who are you people?

I spent many years doing my own hair. I was “that” frugal and it worked for that time in my life. I’m over it now and I wouldn’t bother trying to do my own hair again for anything! I’m a big girl now with wisdom that can only come from years of experience. My experience tells me to trust someone else enough to pay them money (even if it’s a little costly) to do my hair. I’ve been so much happier since handing over the Clairol coloring bottle.

I dilly dally in all sorts of makeup brands, except for a few pieces. I do not fool around with foundation or moisturizers. I buy what I know works and the two I love most cost half a hundy each! That’s not so bad, really. I’ve used cheaper stuff when in a pinch but nothing compares to the good stuff. I can tell a difference in products … I like the finer things, okay?

I don’t care if it’s economical, I like big wheels. I feel safe in bigger heavier cars/SUVs. I like all the extra room, the ease of carrying more than 4-5 passengers and the space to drag home big items that I find out and about. I prefer 4WD because…..Indiana?! Also, vacations are so much more fun in a big rig than they are crammed in a little scrawny put-put car.

(Sorry about that, Kids)

I know my list really isn’t extravagant. There are many other indulgences that a girl could waste her money on. These are just the ones that I stand by and declare that I will save in other areas to have what I want in these 5!

What are your splurges? What will you spend the extra money to buy because it’s your favorite?

Oops! I forgot I have one more item that I will always splurge for – purses!
Real leather, high quality purses! I may have a tender weak spot here. Cheap purses are not my thing. Call me snobby, I don’t care.


Look. See? This little puppy looks perfect!

No Order To My System

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I wish I could say that I’m much more organized when it comes to my makeup but as you’ll see here today…I’m not. Over the many years that I’ve been putting on “my face” I’ve tried several methods of storage. I’ve used fancy makeup cases, Goody containers and now a simple 3 drawer storage bin to hold my most cherished liquid love.

Who can live without FOUNDATION?

Don’t answer that. I hate you flawless skinned beauties! Such is the life of a freckled-face girl! All of my {purty} relies heavily on some good foundation(much like my faith). Thank you, dear inventor of makeup foundation. I can hide safely behind you everyday and not reveal the real me. But I can’t do that with my Christianity.

I can hide behind a facade of goodness or Jesus words to make other’s think I’m “Christlike”, but they’ll know I’m just posing. Classic example? What your kids think about you. If you’re ever curious of whether you’re living outloud for Christ–screen out your kids opinion of you. NOTE: This could be painful (and if you’re kid is mad at you, jaded)! But usually, you’re going to get the truth.

You can pretend to be faithful to other’s but you can NEVER fool your kids.

Just like my makeup drawer, I see areas in my faithwalk that need organizing. I tend to skip around and customize my needs when it comes to God. Tell me I’m not the only one? I recognize full well that it’s slowing me down and until I make the changes that are necessary….my battle against my own flesh will continue.

I’ve come up with a plan. I want to get some order to my system. As my husband says, “Enough dilly-dallying!”.

(1) Read my Bible. Everyday.
(2) Pray. Alone, with my hubby & with my family.
(3) Study from a devotional or some other source.
(4) Pray for friends, family & other’s in need.
(5) Encourage those around me.
(6) Repeat. Daily.

Sounds simple enough, right? It’s strange how jumbled up I can make that list. With just a little effort and organization, it can turn my day around and put order to my system. My faith system! Won’t you join me?