Sunday, March 09, 2008

Welcome to CFO Reviews' Ultimate Blog Party Post!

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the Ultimate Blog Party, and they've suggested having a creative post right here ...

I was going to try to be creative, when I first read about UBP and decided it would be fun to join in. But frankly, I'm out of steam. This is the first chance I've had all weekend to even think about this post, and I've got nothin'. (That may have something to do with the fact that I didn't get my usual computer time during nap time yesterday or today. In fact, I spent several hours at the pediatric urgent care this afternoon - fortunately, everything's fine, but it wiped out nap time.)

So let me just introduce myself in case you're new here:

I'm Cathy, and I'm married to the most amazing man, Marc. We have two young boys, Alex and Tyler. I work full-time as an attorney, and I also manage my family's finances. I love to cook and I've taken up card-making as a somewhat frugal hobby (learning to scrapbook is on my list of things I'd like to get to eventually). I've been blogging for nearly three years over at Chief Family Officer, where I discuss family finances, cooking, and parenting.

CFO Reviews is an offshoot of CFO and, to be perfectly honest, is still finding its own voice. I started CFO Reviews last September knowing that I wanted a new forum to post links to freebies and giveaways, entries into contests, shopping deals, and even the occasional paid post. I'm still figuring out exactly what fits with CFO Reviews, and having lots of fun in the process! If you have any suggestions or ideas, please leave a comment. Leave a comment anyway - I love hearing from my readers :D

Let me leave you with a little tip: you may have already seen this but if not, there is a printable Target coupon for $5 off any $25+ toy purchase, and it's good until October 1. I've put a permanent link to the coupon up in the left sidebar so you can find it easily whenever you're heading off to Target for some toys.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to my feed by RSS or email. Also, when you have a moment, please check out my other blog, Chief Family Officer.

Update: I knew there were some great giveaways in conjunction with the Ultimate Blog Party, but I just finally got around to reading the prize list. Janice and Susan have decided to make things even more fun by letting winners choose the prize they really want. Here are my favorites:

  1. $25 cash from A Cowboy's Wife - Because cash is always a good thing. Check out Lori's About Me page - she really is a cowboy's wife!
  2. $23 cash from An Ordinary Life - Why $23? It's Kristin's way of celebrating her own birthday!
  3. A $20 Amazon certificate from MommyDaddyBlog - Because I regularly buy stuff from Amazon anyway.
If these items are already chosen (as they likely will be!), I'd be happy to win one of the blog design packages, the Mikarose certificate from Liza's Eyeview, or something appropriate for my one or three year old!


  1. I'm inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

    What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

    Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

    Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

    Happy Partying!

  2. Welcome to the party! Now that you're here, let's get this party started! There are so many new folks to meet. What a pleasure indeed!

    Peek in on us at GraceFULL Days & say hi before you go! Skip over the Vicks Caring Tributes & vote for my Gracie Cakes story as one of their finalists~ Thanks in advance.

    GraceFULL blessings to you & yours~


  3. Have a happy party

  4. Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!


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