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Budget Boot Camp Challenge #9~Do It Yourself

This weeks Budget Boot Camp Challenge was do it yourself.  If you know me at all you know I don't do anything myself I have a guy for everything.  So this was a real challenge for me!  Beth gave us some great ideas for ways to do it yourself.  Clair has a whole youtube video series on going green and saving green.  How clever right? 
After reading Beth and Clairs suggestions I realized I wasn't THAT bad and I do somethings myself.  I do make my own cinnamon rolls from scratch--  You can  see that venture on my youtube video.   So I wouldn't call this challenge a complete fail for me because I am definitely willing to try new things especially if I can save money in the process.  Just wish me LUCK!
 I loved Clair's video so much about using an avocado as a face mask instead of spending a fortune on expensive beauty treatments I wanted to share.  I didn't try it yet but avocados are on sale this week so I am going to try it out tomorrow ( I was going to the store today but my hubby accidentally took my wallet to work with him and NO it is not because I spend too much money haha!)  So enjoy this video and depending on how much I like the avocado facial I may do a video of my own.  You just never know about me!



As always visit our facebook fanpage to see what the other challengers are up to and to find great ways to get your budget into shape!

Just a quick update I have noticed a significant difference in our monthly budget.  I am thrilled at all the savings!  To see all the things I am doing to get my personal budget in shape read these Budget Boot Camp posts.  It is not too late to get your budget in shape!

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