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

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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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Canadian Budget Binder-The Saturday Weekend Review #2

Saturday Week In Review Mr.CBB

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 post the next frugal recipe that I create.

Today I’m trying my hand at witches fingers for Halloween. Mrs. CBB has made them for years now and I’ve helped her the past 3 years. This year it is my turn to make them for the friends and family that will pop around for a scary night of fun on Wednesday for some trick or treating, scary movies and good food. No it’s not a party.. we don’t dress up but we like to make a fun night out of Halloween. I will post the recipe and pictures tomorrow!

Financial News

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

What a busy week at the blog it has been. (Click Click) This week Canadian Budget Binder surpassed all recent highs with the site analytics. (Oh Ya Baby) Our views and clicks for the week were well into the thousands. (Bring it On) CBB also managed to pick up 77 NEW Blog Subscriber Fans and over 100 new fans on Facebook. (CBB’s House is like Family) I wonder if I rap this blog resume for Ellen DeGeneres she will hire me haha! Probably not, it’s rubbish, but I just Love that woman, she makes the world go round. We should all love life like Ellen! Good Luck to her new hire~

We have a line-up of guest posts coming your way so please be patient if you submitted one as my spots have dwindled down to 3 per week now. I promise I will get there and showcase all the good stuff I have backed up in my line-up. In the next week I will have our Budget and Net Worth Update coming your way and I’m hoping to hear what you have to say. Would you Invest the money or pay off the mortgage?

That’s all that’s happening here so keep a watch out.. never know what bomb I will drop next and no not the smelly type!

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 Site To Drive Traffic To Canadian Budget Binder for this week goes to……

Canadian Savers Logo

Canadian Savers sent the most traffic our way which toppled the charts for an all time viewer high and click rate for Canadian Budget Binder.

Thanks  to Jasmine and Julia at Canadian Savers!

Weekly Top 2 Honourable Mentions

  1. Save Big Live Better- Thanks Julia!
  2. When Life Gives You Lemons- Add Vodka- Thanks Daisy!

I Like You

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

Thank-You for taking the time to link up to CBB!

(If I miss You..please let me know and I will include your post next week)

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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 10 How we found Mr.CBB>>>>>>

Mr. CBB’s Top Pick- Old Men Taste Like Pumpkins! I don’t even know what to say to this.. do you?

  • car-  Nice to see such a small word drove someone to my blog… no pun intended… ok, a little haha
  • Old Man Beach Long distance- Lots of old man talk this week I guess
  • You have to start giving to know how much you can Quotes- How much you can What?? I can fill that in with all sorts of nice and nasty things *but I won’t*.
  • Lettuce and Egg Sandwich- I presume they were looking for a photo and not a recipe. Not much recipe to an egg and lettuce sandwich now is there. Take the lettuce and put it on the slice of bread. Take the egg and put it on top of the lettuce. Add the second slice of bread.. there you have it! A Lettuce and Egg Sandwich.
  • Can you put camel inside of a muffin- Hmm I’m going with no, although if you meant caramel, then yes.
  • Wire Strainer like Nigella Uses- Yep anything Nigella is good for me.
  • How To Get Into Debt- EASY.. SPEND MONEY>>> LOTS OF IT! Trick question I bet… uh huh.. yup!
  • How Much Does  A Bag of Hickory Sticks Cost At 7/11 with 5% tax-  Let’s just take a wild guess and go with under $5. lol
  • OSAP Pepsi VIP- This must be the new name for student loans
  • Why Can’t I own a Canadian- A Canadian What? Bird? Skunk? Raccoon?

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