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 […]

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

  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). 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 […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 2,2012

Another rainy week continues but the blog is still full of life bringing you the best of the best from around the web in Personal Finance and More.  Halloween was my third now in our home and carving the pumpkin seems to be getting easier for me. I was rubbish the first year and would be ashamed to show anyone what I made of the pumpkin. I will post a picture tomorrow when I post The Saturday Review and you can be the judge for my 2012 creation. This week I must say I’ve done a great job reading the amount of blog posts that I wanted to read including commenting on them. Some days are better than others but I enjoy keeping up with my favourite blogs and writers. I believe the blogs that I follow and comment on are the one’s that will not only help me to learn but also those that my fans here at Canadian Budget Binder will appreciate. I enjoy sharing your posts on my Facebook page so if you want me to share please come say Hi to the fans and introduce yourself so the fans can learn about your blog. On that […]

Canadian Budget Binder-The Saturday Weekend Review #2

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review Saturday comes so fast and for some it’s the weekend of fun and pleasure and for others like me it’s a bit of both work and pleasure.  With Hurricane Sandy in the midst we brace for a wet weekend and upcoming week. Canadian Hurricane Centre says we won’t see the worst of  Sandy until next week when it hits us in Ontario. Lots of rain already, and it still keeps on coming. This past week I was back in the yard hopefully for the last clean up of the year. You know when you get your lawn looking just right, no leaves then a gale of wind comes and dumps another load. Well, that’s how my lawn looked a couple of days after all the work I did the previous week. Meh, I’m never going to get through my to-do list but at least I’m doing it. The Welfare Food Challenge is over but The Grocery Game Challenge I hold each Tuesday is still on. We continue to eat some amazing food here in the CBB home that doesn’t cost alot out-of-pocket like ginger lemon mushroom chow mein noodles topped with lemon pepper fish. Keep checking in each Sunday as I […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Oct 26,2012

Each Friday I will Blog Mr.CBB’s Blog Post Picks of The Week. This may include posts and shares from Friday Previous up until Thursday the following week. I like to recognize those sites that genuinely enjoy the content of my blog and share it. I can’t believe it’s Friday already. It seems the more work I start doing outside and around the house the faster the week passes by. You can read what I’ve been up to each week at home and the blog each Saturday now with my new featured post “The Saturday Weekend Review“. Alternatively I would rather spend my time exploring the world with the lovely Mrs.CBB then cleaning the house. So,  unless I win this weekends Lotto MAX at $50 million, then that’s not likely to happen. This week has been a super busy week at the blog and as the blog grows so does the time it takes to get through all the emails and the social media mentions. I’m enjoying the new people I’m making friends with as I realize that learning from each other is more important to me than anything else. This week as you will see below I did plenty of  reading and commenting on […]

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