Alphabet Adventures

Thursday, April 17, 2014

T is for Twin Cities Live!

Today I get to hang out with Elizabeth Ries & Dez from KS95 at Twin Cities Live, 3 PM, Channel 5 to talk about Free & Frugal Family Fun!  Books can be purchased at this link.

10% of net profit from book sales will be donated to Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota.

I'll be Highlighting Heartfelt, Brickmania (free first Thursday 5-9 PM and second Sundays), and Twin City Railroad Museum.

I'll be plugging Chinook Book and The Big Ticket (save 30% on Nickelodeon Universe, Sea Life Aquarium, Water Park of America, Minnesota Zoo, Great Clips IMAX Theatre, and Science Museum of Minnesota). AAA members can save an additional 10% on The Big Ticket.

Here's the video clip!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Minneapolis Mother's Day Craft Sale

Free & Frugal Family Fun will be for sale tomorrow in addition to other local artists at 6030 James Avenue South, Minneapolis from 1 - 3 PM including Ann Hotz Creations: Watercolor, Wire, & Word.

Are you looking for a unique, inspirational gift for Confirmation, Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation, or for yourself? Stop by to see the creations.

Construction Alert: Crosstown Hwy 62 will be closed tomorrow as they take down the Xerxes Bridge. Take the side streets.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free & Frugal Family Fun For Sale!

Free & Frugal Family Fun has been published!  You can order your copy today for $10 + shipping.  Click here to order. You can also purchase the book for $12 + shipping on Amazon.  The book is currently for sale at Heartfelt in Linden Hills and Bellies to Babies in Richfield.

10% of the net profit from the book is donated to Minnesota Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association, a non-profit dedicated to educating, advocating, and supporting individuals with food allergies.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fairy Gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spring is in the air and the fairies at the MN Landscape Arboretum have been VERY busy!
February 22 - March 23 in the Great Hall of the Oswald Visitor Center.  Exhibit is free with Arboretum gate admission $12 adults: free for kids ages 12 and under.  The Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chanhassen.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pre-Order Free & Frugal Family Fun & Save $5

Alphabet Adventures: Twin Cities Free & Frugal Family Fun will be available in April and you can pre-order a copy and save $5 and it will be sent directly to your home. The cost is $10 and includes shipping.  

Free & Frugal Family Fun is a comprehensive guidebook listing of the many wonderful places to eat, learn, and have fun without spending a ton of money. The guide is broken down into four sections: Eat, Learn, Play, and Save.  It provides addresses and contact information for various organizations within the seven county Twin Cities metro area including: amusement parks, arts and crafts, beaches, biking and hiking, book stores and libraries, bowling, camping, community resources, consignment resources, cultural centers and festivals, dining out, farms, fruits, & flowers, financial assistance resources, galleries and gardens, historical attractions, horseback riding, ice cream parlors, indoor fun, indoor pools, kids in the kitchen, mini golf, movie theaters, nature centers, parks and trails, performing arts, science and technology, skating, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snow tubing, spectator sports, tea rooms, trains, trolleys, and transportation, tours, volunteering, water parks and wading pools, yoga, youth organization, and zoos. 

At the end of the book there are games provided to help your family remember the good times that include a word find, memory game, and passport.  Free & Frugal Fun lists the many free events many of these organizations offer in addition to cross-referencing local coupon books to maximize both family finances and fun. You can find additional information about the book at 

10% of the net profit from Free & Frugal Fun will be donated to the MN Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association, a non-profit dedicated to education, advocating, and supporting individuals with food allergies.

Monday, February 10, 2014

FEE FREE Weekend at ALL National Parks (Feb 15 - 17)

All 401 national parks will provide free admission to everyone February 15-17 to honor our nation's leaders and their accomplishments.