Friday, June 15, 2012

Budget Check In & Operation Bushy Eyebrows

Hello Friday that is really my Wednesday. Bleh.
It's not phasing me, though!
I can't be sad after all the love from yesterday.
Apparently, we all found that link up super fun and met some great new bloggers.
Yay for new friends and welcome!

For those of you that are new around here, Zara and I are hosting a 30 Day Budget Challenge Link Up to share just how easy it is to save and/or budget. We will be linking up for the next two Fridays, so feel free to check it out and join in! Who doesn't want to find new ways to pay for their next vacation without feeling guilty about it?
Also, I would like to point out that I'm not saying you should make yourself unhappy by giving things up. We are simply trying to show you how to prioritize.  That's why you can give up one thing or everything, and either way- it's totally up to you ;)

Week # 2 was successful again! 
Although, I must admit I'm cheating.  I live frugally all the time, but now the extra money I save is going in to my "Sanity Fund". This actually made the hubby very happy, because he is always telling me to spend some money on myself. It's not that we don't have the money; It's that I REALLY like seeing our savings add up and my VACATION fund growing!  
Unfortunately, after I had the WORST time mowing our yard, I decided that it was more worth it for me pay someone to do it (along with any other odd job that comes up).

So what did I end up with after Baltimore?
First, I spent very little in Baltimore (sweet!), second, what I did spend came out of the vacation fund, so it doesn't even count, and third, groceries were the only other expenditure!
That means no Starbucks, manicures, shopping sprees or even gas.

Groceries: $63
Budget for the week: $150
Residual: $87
Virtual Piggy Bank Total: $187
That's SEVEN lawn mows!

Whether you did good or bad, you can still participate. Hold yo'self accountable. Haha.


Now I'm sure you are wondering what "Operation Bushy Eyebrows" is.
It is EXACTLY what it says, which means I am trying to bush up my brows.
This is happening for two reasons:
#1 Colorado's climate has made mine stop growing, and begin to thin in fact.
#2 I find eyebrows to be very accentuating features, and full eyebrows really turn me on.
PS. Not to be confused with unibrows or mangled bushes.
PPS. "Bush" is such a fun word.

Out of desperation, I began googling my issue, and found this site and this site that seem to have reasonable options for home treatment. That means I am now {lightly} massaging Coconut oil, and alternately Aloe, into my eyebrows day and night. It says it will take 5-8 weeks to see results, so let's just hope the results will be positive instead of negative.
No eyebrows? EEK.

Have any of you had brow issues?
Have you tried anything to help successfully

Some of you might think I'm crazy, but if this will be GENIUS.
And I did research these remedies before I started this regimine. FYI.
In 5-8 weeks, let's hope I look like this:

Source: via Janna on Pinterest

Not this:

Source: via Janna on Pinterest

Or this:

Source: via Janna on Pinterest

Wish me luck?
Happy Friday loves! Have a fantabulous weekend.


♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Good luck chicka!!! Have a fabulous Friday!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Good luck girl! And congrats on the saving!! Have a great weekend!

Jayme & Mendi @ HLNC

Mallory said...

Hahaha the ginger picture at the end cracked me up! Hopefully you get beautiful eyebrows like the fist picture:)

P!nky said...


I have very think eyebrows, that I need to tame. Can you believe I've NEVER had them done?~?~?

I need help!

Kenzie CBMommyhood said...

You did an awesome job staying in your budget! Yay!
& Oh my gosh, operation bushy eyebrows had me just about in tears! Thanks for sharing those fantastic pictures ;) They really made my day!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

I love the eyebrow pics, hilarious.

Your button is up, hoody hoo.

Happy Friday gorgeous.

I wanna do the budget thing is it too later? What all do I share?


Zara said...

Oh I love you! And your non-bushy eyebrows.

I use to overpluck mine when I was in high school. It was a terrible idea. It took me a good two years to really get them back in shape. Then I went to a brow lady that had no idea what she was doing and ruined them again. So now we're on the growing them back into shape path. It's a journey, but I'm thinking I may try these mad methods of yours!


Nicole said...

You had me laughing out loud at those last two pictures!

Have a great weekend!

Raven said...

I am soooooooooo with you!! I LOVE bushy eyebrows! Mine are super thin and I would kill to have big ol ones!!!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

i loveeeeeeeeee bushy eyebrows!!!! they are beyond my favorite! i was made fun of thoughout school because of mine & i use to hate them and would pluck them so much but as i got older and well the olson twins got older (bc they have fabulous eyebrows & i am strangly obsessed w them) i realized i loved them and now I rock them! i hope it works for you!!!! but know you look beautiful w or w/o the bush haha!


Megan said...

OMG...that last picture. I just died laughing. Good luck with growing eyebrows! I have plenty. I will share!!

Nicole Marie said...

L O L @ that last picture.

Michelle said...

I love that first picture! And I need a sanity fund as well.

Hilary said...

I'll say a little prayer for your brows :)


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