That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It


I’m an accountant by trade so when people talk about budgets, I tend to listen. I find myself often repeating “A budget is just a spending guideline. Just because you budget that much money doesn’t mean you need to spend that much.” This holds true in both professional and personal situations. Well, as an accountant, it drives me crazy when I hear people say that their work budget is $xx.xx so they need to spend that much. Then spends it frivolously just because.

Yet every once in a while, I find the rare opportunity to say “That’s their budget, so make them spend it.” Why on earth would I contradict myself? Go against what I believe as an accountant and a financially-conscious person? Because it’s for a good cause. General Mills is donating $2 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition, they will also donate $1, up to $20,000, each time a comment of encouragement is posted, a virtual flower bouquet is sent, or a story is shared on through October 31st. Well, that’s tomorrow so click over quickly to and participate. It’s quick and easy and anything you do will help them get a $1 closer to hitting their budgeted amount! (…and that’s okay with me)

MyBlogSpark sent me a Pink Together Gift Pack and asked that I spread the word about the Pink Together website. I commend General Mills for their campaign to financially contribute to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure program. However, the more important focus should be placed on the efforts to provide a community for people to connect. A place where people impacted by breast cancer can go for support and information and most of all, inspiration.With that in mind, MyBlogSpark is offering an Inspiring Hope gift pack to one of my readers!

The Prize: Inspiring Hope Gift Pack (Valued at approx $60). Gift pack includes the following Susan G. Komen for the Cure themed items: a charm bracelet, a leather strap key chain, a travel tumbler mug, note cards and an adorable cinch bag to carry it all!Participants –
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.
Sometime on November 8, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

70 comments on «That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It»

  1. kennarog says:

    Wow! I am so lucky! Thanks!

  2. Jaime says:

    The site was hard, reading everyone's stories. Loved that I could send flowers to so many.
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  3. Jaime says:

    1 sent flowers to several, spent an hour on the site
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  4. Jaime says:

    2 sent flowers to several, spent an hour on the site
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  5. Jaime says:

    email subscriber
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  6. Jaime says:

    google friend
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  7. Anonymous says:

    I thought that it was a wonderful and inspiring website.

    denise_22315 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Anonymous says:

    Following and twittered @Dutchbrosluv and posted on my Facebook. signed up for email updates.
    Linda Davison

  9. Anonymous says:

    I subscribe via reader.

    denise_22315 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. Anonymous says:

    I commented on you Finding Life in Previously Cast-Aside toys post.

    denise_22315 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. Lauren says:

    I think that website is amazing. That people can support each other there, and just talk about what's going on…what a wonderful thing.

  12. Lauren says:

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect now.

  13. Lauren says:

    I get your emails now. Thanks!

  14. GabbyLowe says:

    I think its great that so many companies are coming together to fight breast cancer

  15. BusyJulie says:

    What a fantastic site. I volunteered at Race for the Cure in my community and it is so inspiring to read these stories as well.

  16. Helen S says:

    I thought that the website is very inspirational.

  17. I immediately thought of my grandmother who passed away from BC and how much I wished she was alive now so I could show her this site.

    fireball1212 at hotmail dot com

  18. Anonymous says:

    The first thing I thought about the site was how inspiring it was and how much it is needed for those with cancer and for those who have loved ones with it or who just want to offer support and hope.JD

  19. Angela says:

    I was amazed at the strength they must all have.

  20. Marie says:

    I felt inspired to help my community. All of the women are courageous and they all have remarkable strength.


  21. kk says:

    The website made me feel inspired. Thanks!

  22. Amy says:

    Very encouraging & hopeful!

    mrsthistle at comcast dot net

  23. Sonia says:

    What a fantastic website and a wealthy source of information!

    xxdancingdiva007xx at yahoo dot com

  24. Kristy says:

    I love to see the survivors encouraging the ones who are currently in treatment.

  25. Amanda says:

    The first thing I thought of was how great it is that so many people have come together, but yet we still seem so far from ending the pain of this disease

  26. Amanda says:

    The first thing I thought of was how great it is that so many people have come together, yet we still seem so far from eding the pain of this disease.

  27. Amanda says:


    SAHM Reviews – Inspiring Hope Gift Pack-$60 Value

    the extra post was for email subscriber

  28. Tami says:

    i thought it was good they are on myspace becuz they will reach more people!

  29. Love the virtual flower bouquet feature. Very inspiring site!

  30. 1955nurse says:

    What was my first thought? Well, after waiting almost 10 MINUTES for the site to download (and it NEVER takes me this long on other sites!) I then found out I had to have an AdobeFlash10 to play it – which I do not have on this computor — so I was frustrated, to say the least!!! I am a con't supporter of the 'Race for the Cure' for the last 7 yrs now, and the race in Little Rock is

  31. 1955nurse says:

    I'm a BRAND-NEW 'Google' follower of your blog – can't wait to see what else you put up 🙂
    Have a GREAT week-end!

  32. Wehaf says:

    The first thing I thought was that I should call my aunt, who has survived two bouts with breast cancer. I am so lucky se is still here.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  33. 1955nurse says:

    I'm also a CONFIRMED E-Mail subscriber — lots of great stuff, so little time :}

  34. bison61 says:

    very strong inspiring women-I spent some time on that site

    tiramisu392 (at)

  35. Susan says:

    I think it's great that so many people can come together to help support the fight against breast cancer. My sister-in-law had breast cancer 20 years ago. Because of lack of informatiton and treatment options at that time she chose to let the cancer run it's course.

  36. Susan says:

    I follow SAHM Reviews via Google

  37. Susan says:

    SAHM Reviews fan on Facebook

  38. Anonymous says:

    My grandmother is my true inspiration for supporting breast cancer awareness. She lost her battle to it after having a double masectomy when I was a child. Her courage and strength motivates me to do my monthly exams and live my life to its fullest!

    Charice Adams

  39. Jen says:

    The first thing that ran through my mind is there is absolutely amazing support on this site! Very inspiring!

  40. Anonymous says:

    In December I will celebrate 6 years of being cancer free after a diagnosis of breast cancer. I can't begin to tell you how encouraging it is to read so many stories of strength and hope. Thank you for sharing this on your blog.

  41. Sondra says:

    I think it was very inspiring and I love seeing the faces with the stories. My sister in law is battling breast cancer right now also.

  42. Sondra says:

    following on Facebook

  43. Deb K says:

    I spent quite awhile at the site just reading all the stories as I think it is great that they all come together and get support for each other.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win


  44. Deb K says:

    I have your button on my Blog


  45. Deb K says:

    I have your button on my Blog


  46. Deb K says:

    I Follow you on Facebook

    {Deb S}

  47. Deb K says:

    I follow you with Google

    Deb K

  48. Deb K says:

    I Subscribe to your feed via RSS{Google}


  49. stephland3 says:

    The first thing I thought was how much I miss my Mom whom I lost from breast cancer in June.

  50. I'd like to enter this 😀

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