The Saturday Weekend Review #7 December

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review I didn’t get myself into any trouble this week although I haven’t made my way in to the kitchen for my Christmas Baking Marathon yet. The fun will all start today when we start baking 1 of 4 easy Christmas cookie recipes and I will share them every Sunday on the Blog in December. I suppose since the snow has decided to make its way to Ontario it’s time to swap vehicles. This always takes a day or so for me to sort out with insurance, e-test and getting a new sticker. Money, Money, Money everyone wants money. Pain in the ass if you ask me but hey I’m just a newbie! Time to put away my love machine for another season and take out the winter tank destroyer. Do you store your vehicle for the winter and bring out a winter beater? What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder Well, what hasn’t been happening. I’ve been guest posting all over the shop so if you start seeing posts I wrote for some awesome blogs go ahead and give them a read. It’s not often I write so many in one month but November took me […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks November 30,2012 Bring On The Egg Nog!

It’s the end of November already and I still can’t believe the ground is not white 3 hours after writing and it’s now snowing like buggery.  I remember one year when I had come to Canada right in the midst of Winter. We had driven to the relatives for Christmas Holidays and all was well until the return trip. Not only was I in a new country but I was driving on the 400 series highway for the first time in the middle of a winter storm. Oh ya, can you say I was trying to be strong for Mrs.CBB who was near faint as she hates winter driving but I also wasn’t ready for this surreal driving experience. Put it this way, I never owned a pair of winter tires in the UK because I simply did not need them. There was not enough snow ever to justify having them. So, a 2 hour journey took me about 5 hours with white-outs and  trying to stay on the road (there were no lines) and praying that we made it home safe. That journey, those 5 hours made me a stronger person. It made me realize that there are many people […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #6 November

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review So the snow touched down in Ontario yesterday and boy and I smiling from ear to ear. I was more than happy that the Christmas lights went up when it was nice and toasty out. Not alot happened on the home front this week besides the usual work and cleaning up the garage. I’ve managed to get everything off the ground (tire racks are great) so we can park both of the vehicles inside for the winter as intended. I could never understand why some people pack their garage floor to ceiling instead of wanting the ease of getting in and out of their vehicle during the winter months. I have no problems sipping on my coffee and waving to neighbours as I drive past as they are giving their wind-shield death with the ice scraper.  Scenario: Mr.CBB opens window, waves, “have a nice day Mrs.Jones” while enjoying his hot beverage, driving away in his toasty vehicle.  Do you park your vehicles in your garage if you have one? Finally as promised I told you Mrs.CBB and I were going on a “date” to see the final movie in the Twilight Series Breaking Dawn 2 on Monday. Yes […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks-Nov 23,2012 Shop Til You Drop!

This is a week of many Thanks and lots of Black Friday Shopping for the masses in the USA and Canada. We had our first Black Friday excursion yesterday although it was more to pick up dog food and a bag of bird feed.  Once inside TSC store we were nearly trampled on by hungry deal shoppers who lined up well before 6 am the cashier told us. She also went on to say they sold out of many items right away and that this particular day each year they will do one weeks worth of sales. I was in awe but not shocked after seeing so many customers with their shopping trolleys filled to the top, some pulling two carts ( I know). Hey if shopping is what you have to do to get the best deals and best prices then head out and shop til you drop! Mr.CBB’s Top “whatever I want” Blog Post Picks of the Week I know I said it would be the Top 20 but I realized I truly read alot of blog posts each week. All these lovely Bloggers read my Blog and link their favourite posts for their fans that it was so hard. […]

Canadian Budget Binder-The Saturday Weekend Review #5 November

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review It’s been a lovely few days holiday for me so this Saturday Weekend Review will only tell you that I finished sealing the columns on the porch so another job,jobbed. Other than that I hung out with the Mrs. and managed to convince her that Monday was the best day to go to Twilight Breaking Dawn. I’ve already heard opening night in our city was a mad house. So if you find I am MIA come Monday evening you know where I am. If you read my Blog Post Picks yesterday you would have read about our trip to IKEA a few days back. Although last week I was telling you I was tearing up the bathroom for a remodel we decided there was nothing at IKEA that suits our style. We did however pick out our kitchen and it will look something like this IKEA Kitchen picture which I found at model kitchen pictures. Our kitchen won’t be identical in layout and accessories and there is more to the kitchen off to the back as well, pull out cabinets, built-in microwave.  We will put in a pot filler behind the stove. We don’t need the double ovens although Mrs. CBB says […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 16,2012

This week has flown by and since I was on vacation for a few days I was able to get out and source out a new kitchen. This past week we made a trip to IKEA to pick out the kitchen we wanted as well as all the extras. We’ve went to all the big box stores and really you will get the same thing just for a higher price. In my house in England I installed an IKEA kitchen and loved it. I did all the work myself which was pretty easy to me and when it came time to sell the buyer fell in love with it. We’re looking forward to the renovations but not as much as we are looking forward to paying the mortgage off in full! Have you renovated and put in a new kitchen? How much did you spend and what did you put in? In no particular order, sit back, go ahead grab a hot beverage some Stuffed Santa Strawberries then enjoy these good weekend reads. Note: Next Week I will rename it the Mr.CBB’s Top 20 Blog Post Picks so I can control the length of this list. I know some of you […]

Canadian Budget Binder- The Saturday Weekend Review #4 November

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review It’s Saturday already and let’s just say this guy has been tearing it up in the bathroom all week. No, I don’t mean I’ve been taking big dumps, or riding the wave, I mean I’ve smashed walls and made some noise! I’m in the process of renovating our sad-looking 90’s bathroom and reviving it with something “spa-like” , well at least that was the order from the Mrs. I’ve been on vacation for a couple of days now so I’ve been getting what I need to done around here. I also needed to seal the columns on the front porch.  I wanted to control any potential rotting of the wood so I’ve jazzed it up with moulding and will seal and paint it. What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder Not much to report although I’m sure I’ll have some “Big” news in the upcoming months, so hang on tight! I’m still hoping to hit the 3000 Facebook Fan mark by the end of year but we will see what happens. I have a 3000 Fan Sweepstakes posted here and on my Facebook page. The contest is sponsored by yours truly at Canadian Budget Binder and Karen […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 9,2012

Well I’m happy it’s Friday which means I get to share with you my blog post picks of the week. No you won’t find US Election or Fiscal Cliff political chit-chat going on in here but it’s over and the newly re-elected Obama will lead the way yet again for the USA.  I would like to say despite this weeks presidential battle there were some great blog post coming in from all different directions. Lately, I’ve aimed to reach out to new Bloggers each week as it’s always nice to build your circle of friends. This weeks post will be short and likely come to you later in the evening as I’ve been on vacation for a couple of days now so I’m trying to get a million things done at once. Gosh that almost sounded as if I was saying I was multi-tasking, not! So as I endure the pain of the upcoming week, next Friday to be exact Nov 16 sitting in a movie theatre watching Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 please think of me. I can promise you I’ll be mind-blogging the entire movie. Let’s take a moment to remember those brave soldiers that fought for us this weekend on […]

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