Na Na pinches her pennies

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Washing the little bottles

This technique works with any bottle that has an opening too small for a bottle brush.  In the video I said edges when I meant to say sides.  Soaking the … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 7 Comments

Better to give away than throw away

I’ve written about the different food banks before but I really should explain again.  I visit and write about the mobile food bank which is also called the outdoor food … Continue reading

September 27, 2019 · 9 Comments

Food bank day

We had another food bank day.  Thank goodness it was much cooler with a light breeze.  Both videos are less than one minute each. On average we stand in line … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · 16 Comments

About the little bottles

Here is my next practice video.  Of course it has some flaws but I’m gonna leave it as is.  There was interest in the little bottles that I use in … Continue reading

September 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Learning and doing

Let me show you what I’ve learned about using youtube and at the same time show you what I’ve been doing the past few days.  Technical things and I don’t … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Living without a fridge is different

I first became fascinated by small refrigerators several years ago at my previous house.  I became intrigued by the tiny under counter fridges seen in the homes of foreign made … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 10 Comments

Food shortages and empty shelves

Gosh its hard to believe another once a month grocery day has gone by again.  I wanted you to see what I was seeing at the stores.  I also wanted … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · 34 Comments

Empty shelves

I had the monthly grocery day with my SIL.  I took my camera with me this time but there wasn’t any discounted produce to check.  So I just snapped a … Continue reading

August 23, 2019 · 58 Comments

Costs, shortages, and a warning

The rising costs on just about everything is forcing shoppers to look at ways to cut spending.  I’ve long been a fan of using grocery store discount bin items.  Shopping … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · 28 Comments

Living without a fridge

Learning to live without a refrigerator and using only a chest freezer is challenging.  For several years I’ve been freezing foods in small pieces because I’m just cooking for one.  … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · 14 Comments

This and that

Back in June I had posted about trying some flavor packets for water and how yucky those had been because they contained Aspartame. I posted about freezing bottled lemon juice … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · 24 Comments

Outdoor foodbank day

I went to the outdoor foodbank a few days ago.  I believe the last time I had gone was back in March.  I’m sure glad the foodbank workers decided to … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 39 Comments

We still have debtor’s prisons

Recently I was complaining about the crazy city ordinances where I live.  I found a documentary about how city ordinances have created debtor’s prisons.  You get tickets for such silly … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · 30 Comments

More house cleaning

While on the subject of cleaning here is one house cleaning issue you may not know about unless you live under city ordnance code rules like me and next door … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 30 Comments

You see? I do clean

I had heard that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again while expecting different results.  Remind me again why we spend a whole day … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 16 Comments

New youtube videos

I have a clutter problem.  Over and over and over I get rid of STUFF.  The trouble is that the STUFF hides in the dark regions of my house and … Continue reading

June 27, 2019 · 18 Comments

Cold drinks without a refrigerator

I’ve been living without a refrigerator for about a month and I’m ok with it.  I do have a small chest freezer.  I plan to get another fridge eventually but … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Where did spring go?

A quick question for you readers.  How do you milk an almond?  I can’t seem to find the teets.  🙂 The temperatures went from being spring like in the 60s … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · 7 Comments

Life without a refrigerator

I’ve seen the news reports of the tornadoes and flooding in so many areas.  My issues seem so small compared to people loosing everything they own or the death of … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 25 Comments

Some of the grands

Happy Mother’s Day!  I had some of the grands here last weekend helping rake up leaves from last fall and made a couple short videos.  I don’t know how to … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 13 Comments

Yup, I knew it

Remember a few days ago when I showed my budget and told how everything would be getting more expensive?  Well, its happening already.  Not long ago the Jefferson County mayor … Continue reading

April 29, 2019 · 27 Comments

Life without a fridge

There has been reader concern over my decision to live without a fridge for awhile.  I want to explain why I chose to do this and why it won’t be … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 23 Comments

Frustrated Na Na

The people who bought the fridge were supposed to be here at 8 am.  I’ve been waiting all day and can’t do anything until its gone.  I’ve received five phone … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

The real me

I’m once again showing my piled up dishes and a dirty kitchen.  This is a much shorter video than the last one.  The reason I keep showing my kitchen is … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

How I budget

Rough financial times are coming.  I think we all agree on that.  To further discuss how rising costs will seriously affect a budget I’m going to show you my own … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 22 Comments

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