Canadian Budget Binder-The Saturday Weekend Review #3 November 2012

 

Saturday Week In Review Mr.CBB

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review

Well, Halloween has come and gone but I did promise that I would post a picture of the pumpkin I carved. Please don’t mind the obvious blurry picture as clearly I would have gotten out my tripod. Mrs.CBB said, “nah, it will be OK”. So this is her version of “OK” in the following pictures (after a few drinks).

Halloween Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I also scooped out the pumpkin seeds like others said they do. I know it sounds strange but it’s only my third pumpkin that I’ve carved. I cleaned the seeds, added some sesame oil, salt, pepper, paprika and steak seasoning lol.. (gosh I hope that’s not odd). Then I roasted them in the oven 2 days after Halloween so I could let them dry out a bit.

That’s not entirely true. The tray was taking too much room up on the counter so we tossed it in the oven. Well 2 days later Mrs.CBB says, “Babe, I think we forgot to roast the pumpkin seeds”. They don’t look so appetizing in the picture but I’m currently munching on them as I type this and they aren’t so bad, if you like cardboard. A nice cold beer to wash these beauties down sounds good to me.

Sample Source 2012 Samples

On a final note our Sample-source package came in the mail (can never have enough razors) in the house. I like that Downy Unstoppables sample as it really jazzed up the smell of my socks.’-)

That’s all for now, this week I’m working on some final yard work and then it’s indoor renovation time! Are you all ready for this, Mr.CBB and his tools?

Financial News

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

First I’d like to say Happy 1 year  Blogoversary to my mate Jason at Work Save Live. Head over to his site to ENTER his awesome give-away  to win an Apple Ipad Mini, $100 Amazon GC and $50 PayPal.  Check it out!

This week at CBB has been busy with lots of great guest posts coming in which we love here at Canadian Budget Binder. If you want to guest post or share a story send me an email today. I’ve also been working slowly on transforming CBB into a brighter environment for all of us. More on that to come.

The Grocery Game Challenge is growing and I’m thrilled to share with all of you that do post your weekly shops how impressed I’ve been with your progress over the course of the year. For those of you that just started to post your shops keep at it and keep those dollars in your pocket.

Canadian Budget Binder’s Weekly Post Recap

Top Blog

This is a NEW Feature I started last week on Canadian Budget Binder. This is where I will share your website so my fans can check you out if you send me the most traffic for the week! The Top Blog To Drive Traffic To Canadian Budget Binder for this week goes to…… Mark at My Own Advisor! Check him out!

Weekly Top 2 Honourable Mentions

  1. How To Save Money.CA

I Like You

Blogs From Around The Web That Shared Us With Their Fans!

(If I miss You..please let me know and I will include your post next week as this runs Sat to Sat so if you linked me on Sat it will show up next week)

Top 5 Recent Blog Commenter’s- These are my top 5 fans that read and comment on blog posts at Canadian Budget Binder. Thanks :-)

  1. John at Frugal Rules
  2. Christine Weadick
  3. Plunged in Debt
  4. Jen Peacock
  5. Mary F. Campbell

web search terms

What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder on the Web

Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them? Any typos below are simply the person who searched who made the error or me ;-)

Top 8 How we found Mr.CBB>>>>>>Only 8 that caught my eye this week.

  • Canadian Ladies what they want from men- well, you’ve come to the right place.. have a read and you shall know.
  • A Sausage Cabbage Tomato- That must be one of those rare types of tomato breeds long and round. You should always watch who your tomatoes are hanging out with.
  • Sower Cream… at least it wasn’t spelled sewer (like I’m one to talk about typos, I’m rubbish with my fingers sometimes (get your minds out of the gutter lol)
  • How much is one pound of walnuts in the supermarket? Oh crap where is that magic wand, I’ve lost it again. Sorry can’t help you mate.
  • Unusual frugal recipes- So what do you mean like unusual, banana peel nut loaf…  I’d call that unusual, wouldn’t you although common in India and South East Asia ! Banana Peels also aid in digestion and bowel movements  so it’s doubly unusual. I think I just learned lots about Banana Peels, did you?
  • Can You Eat Too Much Fresh Basil- Yup and if you’re not careful you’ll start growing it out your nose and ears (now that’s organic).  Did you know basil is considered a “holy herb”  although I knew it was medicinal. Me either. I don’t think basil will cause you any problems, so eat until you just can’t take it any more.. yum,yum,yum.
  • Turkey Costs $4.99 a pound, About How much would 2.79 pounds calculate- I wonder if this was on a math exam….
  • Scary Picture of Vegetable Carvings- Oh ya, that would certainly freak me out!

That’s all for this weeks “The Saturday Weekend Review” tune in next week when I bring you more of the best and worst from around CBB!!

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Mr. CBB
I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB
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Comments

  1. Mr. cbb your site just rocks since being introduced to you i have learnt many frugal tips n im currently on my budget designing process, its those variable monthly cost that give you a real kicker.. cheers mate n look forward to this weeks exciting topics n post

    • Thanks Jeff! We just finished our budget and if anyone wants to use it they can. We are just making sure it’s all working good for us as it’s our own budget sheet before we let anyone who wants to check it out use it. Thanks for the nice words mate. Mr.CBB

  2. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    That’s an awesome list of mentions Mr. CBB! I love the search terms by the way. I am starting to get some of my own, so I think I’ll be sharing those soon. Hope you’re feeling better!

  3. Thanks for the honourable mention and for linking back to me, much appreciated!

  4. savingmentor says:

    Thanks for the honourable mention and for linking back to me. Much appreciated!

  5. Hahah I love reading the search terms, so funny. Thanks for including me!! Happy weekend

  6. Very proud to be the blog to check out this week. Thanks very much. Will link back over the next week.

    All the best man, enjoy some NFL action today :)
    Mark

  7. Thanks for the mention!

  8. That’s a lot of mentions, Mr. CBB. You continue to rock! I just spend 6 hours cooking today and have almost a month’s worth of meals in the freezer. I got the idea from Mandy at Money Master Mom. I think I’m going to rock the grocery budget this month. I’ll get my shop posted soon. Thanks for continuing to inspire!

    • Oh, I can’t wait to hear all about it. Kim.. so many people say that to me but really you all inspire me to continue to educate myself so I can bring more to my fans, and to keep striving to reach our goals. That you can’t buy, but it is free here! Cheers my dear.. I bet you’re happy the cooking is done! Mr.CBB

  9. Hey Mr. CBB,

    Hope you are feeling better! The pumpkin looks pretty good!

    Thanks for the mention. :)

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