I have been waiting for today for over almost a year!!! Over the past few months I have shared that I was on the set of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER last spring while in LA for the premiere of Iron Man 3. BUT, I have been oh so patiently waiting until TODAY to finally get to share my picture … [Read more...]

The REAL Captain America Shield and ME

This is quite possibly one of the coolest pictures of myself that I have ever had taken.  You may glance at it and think, "Yeah, that's the Thrifty Jinxy chick with a Captain America shield."  BUT - it is not any old shield.  It is THE shield.  Not a souvenir from the gift shop, not something I … [Read more...]


I am so excited to bring you this Captain America 2 trailer first look!!  The premiere of the first trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER is being made available for the very first time ONLY by a small group of bloggers - and Thrifty Jinxy is one of them! What is just as exciting is … [Read more...]

A Behind the Scenes Look at the El Capitan Theatre

Late last month I attended the Iron Man 3 premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California.  The next day we returned to the theater for some more fun and a behind-the-scenes look at the theater itself. We started our morning with breakfast in the birthday party room of the theater.  … [Read more...]

Gwyneth Paltrow: Movie Star, Mom, Cook and Author of IT’S ALL GOOD #IronMan3Event

Gwyneth Paltrow is a super busy woman these days.  Not only does she have a starring role in the #1 box office hit, Iron Man 3, she also has a brand new cookbook on the shelves, "It's All Good".  It's a collection of health-centered recipes for REAL food.  As its tagline states, they … [Read more...]

An Interview with Ty Simpkins, Young Iron Man 3 Star #IronMan3Event

If you have already seen Iron Man 3, your interest has probably been peaked about the young actor who plays Harley - Ty Simpkins. If you haven't seen the film yet I have to let you know - you'll be seeing a lot more of this young actor in the future.Last week when I was in Hollywood for the … [Read more...]

Iron Man 3 – A Review with NO Spoilers! #IronMan3Event

Without beating around the bush, the number one thing I have to tell you about Iron Man 3 is SEE IT SOON!  The plot is full of twists and turns and a few things you just do NOT see coming and for the full movie-going experience you don't WANT to know they are coming. So, get yourself to the theater … [Read more...]

Making the Iron Man Suit and Arc Reactor – An Inside Look #IronMan3Event

Obviously, one of the coolest things about Iron Man is his "equipment":  the Iron Man Suit and the Arc Reactor that keeps him going. For an inside look at the making of this coolness, we had a chance to get the exclusive scoop from Russell Bobbitt, Iron Man 3 Prop Master, and Chris Swift, Legacy … [Read more...]

An Exclusive Interview with Gwyneth Paltrow Just Hours Before the Iron Man 3 Premiere #IronMan3Event

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations and activities during the #IronMan3Event. Any opinions expressed are my own. Gwyneth Paltrow is a BIG name these days.  From publishing her best-selling cookbook It's All Good, to being named People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman, to … [Read more...]

Iron Man 3 Premiere at El Capitan Theatre – The Red Carpet Experience! #IronMan3Event

Some days are good, some days are great and some days are awesome!!  A few days ago I had one of those awesome days.  As many of you know, I had the great fortune to travel to LA courtesy of Disney and MARVEL to attend the red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3 at the El Capitan Theatre.   24 other … [Read more...]