Category: Miscellaneous

Valentine’s Day 2016

Here is a holiday designed for spending money-flowers, chocolates, overpriced restaurant meals rivaled only by New Year’s Eve. Let’s put a stop to this right now. Flowers will die (and quite quickly), chocolates and a heavy meal will only stand in the way of romance. After a five course meal and dessert, The Frugal Diva is not in the mood for romance. If she wants to unbutton her dress, it’s simply to get a bit of breathing space. That’s why The Frugal Dude knows to spend Valentine’s Day dining…

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…

How to Manage Without a Garage

Garages are quite an important part of every house. There simply has to be a place where you will keep your car and store all of that stuff your do not really use too much. But what are you supposed to do when there is no garage at your home? Building one may seem as a good option but it is a really complicated process that can take up much time and money. You can instead choose to go with some alternatives which will be much easier to build. Here are some of them you might want to consider. Build…

Organize Your Deals

The Frugal Diva knows how hard it is to remember all the various discounts, coupons, and special offers that are out there. They come through the mail, on line, in newspapers and magazines. What is a diva to do? In the email realm, open a dedicated email address just to register for online discounts.  Your own internet provider usually gives you that option or you can sign up for free at gmail or hotmail. Use this address when registering for sites that send you coupons and alert you to sales. Quickly skim over the offers, jump on the ones you…

School Days

This is the great thing, you never have to stop learning.  At Santa Monica College you can try a new  language, improve your writing skill, or get a handle on Microsoft Excel. At Pasadena City College you can take self defense, history of Asian art, or beginning tap dance. The catalogs have many choices and different opportunities are available every semester.  And continuing education classes are given on nights and weekends.  There are also other community colleges in the LA area with preferred pricing for residents . Imagine two or three hours a week where you can put away all your…

Useful Cleaning Tips for Upholstery furniture

Odour and cleanliness of your home mostly depends on the cleanliness of your carpets, curtains and upholstery fabrics. If you are wondering how to clean upholstery furniture effectively before decorating your home for holidays, this text is for you. Cleaning upholstery furniture, beds, armchairs, benches, sofas and chairs can be done effectively without great difficulties. Water and baking soda Upholstery furniture can be cleaned thoroughly if you have baking soda, warm water and water sprayer. The procedure looks like this: pour the hot water into the sprayer, spray the furniture, and sprinkle baking soda on top of it. If you…

Blinds and Shades to Complement Your Interior Decor

Are you looking to choose the right shades for your home but don’t know how? If so, this is just the article for you.  During any home renovation, especially when designing the interior, one of the biggest problems is choosing the right covers for your windows. Curtains are typically the classic first choice, which are best for apartments or houses, and are great for conservative space decoration.  However, classic curtains simply do not fit into modern homes or business premises. Venetian blinds, vertical blinds, and roller shades are excellent choices for modern indoor spaces. Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds are…