Weekly Reads: 02.11.12

November always creeps up on me. I find the last 3 months of the year to fly. October is filled with Thanksgiving and Halloween and before you know it my birthday is here (next week) then the insanity of Christmas…speaking of Christmas we really need to get organized!

This week was a little insane for me so I didn’t get as much blog reading done that I would have liked. I now have a whole lot of reading to do because I WON A PRIZE 🙂 I seriously never win ANYTHING, but I won the HIMMB e-book (written by the lovely Crystal from BITFS) and contest hosted by Lance over at Money Life and More. So excited to dive into it. Thanks again Lance (and Crystal)!

On Sunday I’m partaking in a ”Big Cook” where you prep multiple meals at once for freezer cooking/crock pot (we’re talking >20 meals at once!). I’m excited!

Onto my favorite posts. Again, sorry I didn’t get more reading and commenting done this week but I’ll be more active next week!

John’s guest post w/ Mr CBB on saving money on weddings

Jordann explains why she’s not ready to buy a house 

James has a great post about ”Richness”

John get’s personal following my post about getting to know everyone a little better.

Lance writes about good customer service and the power of Twitter!

Money Master Mom explains that Bigger isn’t always Better, so true.

Since I don’t want to link to everyone in this contest I’ll direct you to Club Thrifty’s page and thank everyone at the same time for hosting this giveaway.

Work Save Live is also hosting a great giveaway: 1- year Blogoversary Giveaway! Apple iPad Mini, $100 Amazon GC and $50 Paypal Cash

Michelle tells the truth in what they DON’T tell you about life after graduation

Cat has a fun post about Colonial Weddings (with beautiful pictures included)

FINALLY iHeartBudgets has a great post about emergency budgets, that coordinate with your emergency fund.

I also need to extend a huge thank you to the infamous Mr. CBB who hosted my very first guest post, and to everyone who took time to comment on it, it was a load of fun.

Other thanks goes out to John at Frugal Rules, Jackie at Debt Free BreadPauline at Reach Financial Independence and Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt for the shout outs this week!

If I missed you let me know 🙂

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  1. Thanks for the mentions Catherine! I agree, time just flies. I was just commenting to my wife last night that Thanksgiving for us in the States in just three weeks away. That is just nuts! That means Christmas is not far off. Have a great weekend!
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Month End ExtravaganzaMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention 🙂
    Michelle recently posted..How Not to Take a Blogging HiatusMy Profile

  3. Congrats for winning my eBook and thank you so much for being excited about it!!! 🙂 Just let me know if you end up having any questions. You can email me anytime at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail *dot* com.
    Crystal recently posted..Reader Profile Friday: NZ MuseMy Profile

  4. Thanks for the mention. So excited to hear you’re planning a big cook on Saturday. I had one here last Sunday and I’ve been enjoying my dinner vacation since. Be sure to post your experiences!
    Mandy @MoneyMasterMom recently posted..Frugally Fun FridayMy Profile

  5. My mate Julia over at Savebiglivebetter just did a huge freezer cook last weekend. I was shocked.. 10 of this, and that. She says it just helps when life gets super busy and she has a little one. I think it’s a great idea so you can spend more time with the family rather than in the kitchen. Thanks for mentioning John’s guest post on Canadian Budget Binder and thanks again for a lovely guest post yourself this week. Cheers Mr.CBB
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..How To Have The Wedding Of Your Dreams And Still Be FrugalMy Profile

    • Thank you! I will do a post about it when it’s all done. The initial upfront cost is a bit annoying but will be great when it’s all done and we have so many meals prepped.

  6. Hey thanks for the mention! I have that book and it is AWESOME! I definitely refer back to it on a weekly basis.
    Jordann @ My Alternate Life recently posted..Friday Link Love and Photos!My Profile

  7. Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The VIP Club Roundup – 9th EditionMy Profile

  8. You’re going to love the ebook. Have a great weekend.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund and a Giveaway!My Profile

  9. Hey, thanks for the mention! 🙂
    James @ Free in Ten Years recently posted..Monthly report: October 2012My Profile


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