Savings and Sweaters and Museums, Oh My!

Some girls look forward to February for Valentine's Day. And while I am a fan of the Hallmark holiday, and would hide all of my husband's video games if he forgot it, the first days of February offer their own excitement.

This year, February kicks off with Thrift Town's 99 Cent Sweater Sale on Friday, February 1.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can expect Thrift Town to be packed in Sactown with sweater shoppers, so try to get to the store early. I'll be scouring the aisles for some bright-colored cardigans.

My last sweater score came from Goodwill on Manzanita in Carmichael. At $5, I couldn't resist this animal-print cardigan.

Then on Saturday, February 2, it's Sacramento Museum Day.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 28 museums in the Sacramento area offer free admission. Fairytale Town and the Sacramento Zoo offer half-price admission, but in my experience, these venues get so crowded on Museum Day, it's not worth it.

Last year, my husband and I went to the California Automobile Museum and I tried not to drool over all the classic cars.