Category: Miscellaneous

When to Splurge & What to Save Money on for Your Pets

Today we have a guest post from Jeffrey O’Brien who blogs about food and entertainment. When he is not writing about the latest and greatest, he is hiking or fishing in Howard County, Iowa. Americans have a love affair with their pets. So much so that in 2011 they were willing to drop over $50 billion on pet needs. Almost two-thirds of the spending was on basics: food and medical bills. Services for pets made up almost $4 billion of the splurging. The other third went to toys, accessories, and beds. Why not let them sleep on…

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…