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Recipes That Make Camping Feel Like Glamping

From food and drinks to accommodation and entertainment, there are various things that can turn your regular camping trip into a luxury experience full of comfort and fun. So, what is the recipe for organizing a perfect “glamping” trip? Take a look! Boost your comfort We all know those tiny tents that make you crawl to your uncomfy bed. Well, forget all about that nightmare and invest in a glamping tent or a yurt that allows you to stand up all the way around! Also, get a model that’s twice as big as you actually need (if there’s…

6 Ways to Get Ahead Financially and Overcome Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living from one paycheck to another can be very trying. You may feel you’re tapping in one place, unable to make any sort of financial progress, all the while struggling to maintain your dignity and live a normal life. If you work hard and can still barely make ends meet, try some of these six ways to manage your income and your spending, to finally advance. Lose your debt Owing money to a bank is easy. There’s nobody you have to look in the eye and nobody to call you and ask when you’ll be able to…

Easy Trader Joe’s Combos

Trader Joe started out in the Los Angeles area and the inhabitants consider it more a playground then a store. We call it TJs or the Trader and they need no advertising to bring us inside. With it’s combination of healthy food and ever changing snacks and possibilities for meals, we just gravitate there as if it was a friend’s house. Now that they have spread across the country, the Frugal Diva would like to share her quick combos. These are more guidelines then recipes. Easy Gazpacho Garden Patch Juice, Cucumber, Green Onion, Cilantro-Throw a…

How to Enjoy Sydney Without Crippling Your Budget

  Do you want to visit Sydney, but you’re afraid that this trip will cost you an arm and a leg? If you do, your fears are completely rational since Sydney is an expensive vacation destination. However, we have prepared some practical suggestions for you on how not to go bankrupt and still have the time of your life in this amazing city. Choose the accommodation wisely  Since the accommodation is one of the biggest expenses, it’s important to choose it wisely. If you’re planning to spend most of your time in the central part of the…

My New Printer

It has a bold concept, an eco-friendly printer that used ink bottles instead of cartridges. A bit higher initial investment but it turned out to be soooo worthwhile. Though most of us have given up any paper printing, there is still the occasional need. Plus it means that there is a copier and scanner in the house. Those teensy little cartridges were only good for a few sheets and then it was back to Staples. The cartridges where the bane of my existence.  At times it seemed cheaper to buy a new printer then pay for a new set…

Movie Pass

Update! They now only allow three movies a month, there is some same day e ticketing, and some chains have opted out. Please check their site to see if this has changed. The Frugal Diva always heard that if a deal was too good to be true – run don’t walk. When I first heard about MoviePass.com, it seemed like there must be a catch.  Here in Los Angeles, movies are reaching the skies in terms of pricing. On average, a movie costs between $10 and $15 so as soon as we go to one film the…

[Linket] Your Mobile Brand

At this moment in time you may get your very own [linket] for FREE and maintain it without cost for a year after launch. We all need a quick and easy way to be recognized on our mobile devices.  [linket] is about empowering individuals by providing them with an authenticated personalized brand within a mobile app. Plus, there is a wide range of personal and professional information that one can include in the wording of your [linket]. You can be [Bob Smith Best Driver In LA] or [Mary Fixes Your Tech Problems Fast]. You have many options including Uppercase and…