Cinco De Mayo with The Soupman
Cinco De Mayo ~ 2018 / May 1, 2018

 The Original Soupman, the makers of the best-tasting soup in the world, is throwing a festive soup-parade in honor of Cinco de Mayo with a special batch of Chicken Gumbo soup. Now, no matter where you live in the U.S. you can start the party early and have Cinco de Mayo come to you by simply ordering it online at Order online  during the week of Cinco de Mayo, which is May 5th for special discounts. Cinco de Mayo is considered the top day around the globe to celebrate Mexico and its rich history. The Original Soupman wants you to go beyond the Margarita – and enjoy the rich, authentic taste of their South-of-the-border Chicken Gumbo. Every bite of this Mexican inspired soup brims with tender Chunks of plump chicken breasts, tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, carrots, collard greens and celery simmered together with garlic, butter, authentic secret spices and just the right amount of chili peppers. No matter your own roots, one bowl of Chicken Gumbo and you’ll be dancing around your sombrero, ready to celebrate this festive day like a true Amigo!   “It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without a great bowl of our Chicken Gumbo,” says Joseph Hagan, President…

Tekko 2018 ~ Friday Night Fun
Announcements , Tekko 2018 / April 7, 2018

Tekko will be at the David Lawrence Convention Center through Sunday at 5pm.  Come on and visit for some Japanese fun. Autographs from Monica Rial, Luci Christian, and Vic Mignogia. Gaming room. Exhibition room. Vic Mignogia. We are having so much fun.  Can’t wait to hear LM. C perform tonight.  It’s going to be so much fun.  You can enjoy the fun too.  Come on out to the David Lawrence Convention Center today.  And, don’t forget to wear your cosplay outfit, or just come out in your every clothes.  Either way you are going to have a great time! Tekko 2018 is here through Sunday.

Tekko 2018 Coming Soon to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Tekko 2018 / March 22, 2018

Tekko is an annual Japanese Pop Culture convention, including all things anime, gaming, fashion, and music. It takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 5-8. Tekko is in it’s 16th year, and has one of its best line ups coming this year!  Tekko has announced many special guests, including voice actors, DJs, cosplay judges, fashion designers, and fashion guests.   The band this year for Tekko is LM.C. This will be their first and only US east coast appearance! They are a Japanese rock band consisting of Maya on vocals and Aiji on guitar. They have 8 full albums and two theme songs from the anime series REBORN!  One of the many voice actors they’ve announced is Monica Rial, who voices Mey Rin from Black Butler, Shiro from Deadman Wonderland, May Chang from FMA Brotherhood, Renge from Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubaki from Soul Eater, and many more! Bryce Papenbrook is another voice actor who will be there. He voices Eren from Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Masamoi Kida in Durarara!!, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, and many more! Another of the voice actors…

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER – New Featurette Now Available! #BlackPanther
Disney , Movies / January 6, 2018

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.   Like BLACK PANTHER on Facebook: Follow BLACK PANTHER on Twitter:   Follow Marvel Studios on Instagram: Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER opens in theaters everywhere on February 16th!

Happy New Year ~ 2018
About / January 1, 2018

Just want to take a moment to say “Thank you” to the fans of This Frugal Family.  I really appreciate the support we get, and this is to another year!  Hope you are having a wonderful evening!

My Little Pony The Movie
2017 Holiday Gift Guide , kids , Movies , Reviews / December 22, 2017

I received the My Little Pony Movie last night.  And, though I have a 6 year old, boy, he sat down and watched it.  He loved it.  I can’t believe how cute it was.  Like the box says, “Discover a different breed of hero”. This cartoon has an all star voice over.  Including:  Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Pena, and more! The story is truly cute.  They make new friends along the way, and have exciting challenges to complete. Right now, it’s available on Digital, and on January 9, it’ll be available on Blu-ray/DVD. When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.   Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family. The My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6,…

Disney , Movies / December 20, 2017

About the movie: All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. In theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.  And here are 2 delicious Nutcracker themed recipes created in honor of the new trailer: Nutcracker Cookies: Nutcracker Gingerbread House: Like THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS on Facebook: Follow Disney Studios…

Avengers Infinity War Preview
Announcements , clip , Disney / November 29, 2017

Like AVENGERS on Facebook: Follow AVENGERS on Twitter: Follow Marvel on Instagram: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in theaters everywhere May 4th, 2018!

A WRINKLE IN TIME Coming in March, 2018
Announcements , clip , Disney , Movies / November 20, 2017

  Like A WRINKLE IN TIME on Facebook: Follow A WRINKLE IN TIME on Twitter: Follow A WRINKLE IN TIME on Instagram: Visit the official A WRINKLE IN TIME website here:   A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 19, 2018!  

Incredibles 2 ~ Teaser
Announcements , Disney , Movies / November 19, 2017

  Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Like INCREDIBLES 2 on Facebook: Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter: Follow Disney/Pixar on Instagram: Visit the official INCREDIBLES 2 website here:   INCREDIBLES 2 opens in theatres everywhere on June 15, 2018!