Category: Entertainment

Smithsonian Free Museum Day

Have a day out courtesy of the Smithsonian. It’s time for Museum Day Live on September 24, 2016.  The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to two people. Here are the rules. One ticket per household for two people A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be printed from the Museum Day Live Site. Find a venue in your area that accepts the ticket.  Los Angelenos try out the Grammy Museum, in Chicago see the Museum of Contemporary…

Saving In Seattle – Part Two

Still savoring the moments in Seattle that are the memories of a great vacation – fresh crab, Whidbey Island, staying in with friends on a rainy day, and getting coffee from a drive through kiosk. The Frugal Diva loves her coffee and there is no more coffeecentric place then Seattle.  Drive through miles of fields and forests and there will still be a small box of a place that sells freshly made espresso. Order on one side and pick up on the other side is a perfect concept for places with less then ideal weather.  Seattle is home to the…

Senior Savings

The Frugal Diva knows that getting older sucks.  Sure people say age is just a number but did you notice that no one under fifty ever says that – unless they are trying to comfort a senior citizen.  The number that really counts is how many dollars you save by embracing the discounts offers and reduced fees.  Proudly declare you want that senior fare, ticket, or meal for yourself or your parents or grandparents. The age for joining AARP is 50.  Flash that card proudly at  vendors on the AARP Benefits List. The National Parks offers the Senior pass (one…

Free Museum Days

The Frugal Diva loves culture and she loves the word free. By combining these two concepts, the divas of the world can soak up culture without getting soaked. Most museums have a free day. It may be once a week, once a month, a late night but they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy great works of art, science exhibits, and natural history.  Check the local museum websites for venues in your area.  The free day can usually be found under visitor’s information. In Los Angeles,  the California Science Center is free every day for…

Singles Mingle Valentine’s Day

Singles always want to hide out during the February romance fest however if you are looking for a kind heart on Valentine’s Day try out these volunteer events throughout the country. Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry — February 13th Date & Time: Saturday, February 13th, 2016 – Registration is from 8:00 am to 8:20 am – volunteer project starts at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Please bring your e-ticket and release form on the day of your service project Address: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is located at 1734 E. 41st…

Healthy Halloween Treats

What a great opportunity to eat candy and go on a week long sugar high. However The Frugal Diva is going to step in and offer you some healthy options. Check out Eat Well for great party recipes and treats that have a bit less sugar and a bit more nutrition. Lindsay Olives has gone overboard on their Pinterest Page with cute ideas for scary snacks. The Food Network always come through with party ideas and yummy recipes. Have fun and post some pictures on my Facebook page in your costumes…

4th of July Savings

The Fourth of July is all about red, white and blue… so why does it end up costing so much green?  From patriotic clothing to yummy picnic treats to parking fees, there are hidden expenses around every corner.  BeFrugal.com has some great ideas. 1.    Take advantage of free summer outdoor activities to have fun. Some ideas include face paint, sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, running through the sprinkler, having a water balloon toss, and tossing the ball around at your nearby neighborhood park or school field. 2.    Attend a free event. Listen for activities held at parks and attractions near…