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.

My small fridge organized

I’m just popping into my blog to let everyone know I’m alive and well. I’ve been to the foodbank a couple of times because there is no person to person … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · 29 Comments

Word of warning for canning newbies

And long time canning people too.  I knew there might be a shortage of canning supplies because of all the newbie gardeners but I never suspected the complete disappearance of everything.  … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · 18 Comments

Spider challenged me

Did you ever see a spider poop before?  Well I have now and wanted to tell someone about it.  I sure wish I had taken my camera with me but … Continue reading

August 7, 2020 · 15 Comments

Gofundme refunds sent

I first want to say a sincere THANK YOU to all the generous people who donated money to the gofundme campaign. It warmed my heart to know so many people … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · 7 Comments

Do you need masks?

I’m getting ready to make more masks while on my staycation. Sewing is my favorite pass time. I had been doing some sketches for a possible quilt to make and … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 6 Comments

An announcement

Over the last month or so I’ve been feeling extremely stressed. I’ve been making mistakes and doing a LOT of apologizing. Some of these feelings are from being in self-isolation … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Oops! Another mistake

I completely forgot about this post during my stressful days over the gofundme. I wrote it and then became side tracked so I’m posting it before I sign off for … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Dental estimates

I sure hope these scans come through alright. This first one is from the dental school last year. I wanted readers to see that the dental school is not free. … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

Strange email

I evidently upset some followers when I posted about my gofundme. I lost four from the blog and two from my youtube. Sigh. I can’t please all the people all … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 32 Comments

Good health requires teeth

Before the beginning of the year I longed for extra time for sewing, organizing, and genealogy. During the lockdown I’ve had ample time to do those things but I have … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · 31 Comments

A couple questions for you

Those of you brave enough to venture out to the stores are you finding empty shelves like there was back last fall? My sister’s husband has been going to the … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · 45 Comments

The scammers are everywhere

Do you get those annoying robot calls asking you to “press one if you wish to be removed”? Beware of pushing that “one button”! It lets the scammers know they’ve … Continue reading

June 23, 2020 · 18 Comments

502 black business week

My daughter was part of a group of black owned businesses featured on the local news yesterday. The 502 is our area code. She is the person about midway … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 13 Comments

Christmas in June

My internet and phone has been out for a couple of days. A construction crew cut the underground fiber optic lines. Gosh, we never know what will happen around here. … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 45 Comments

Where to go from here?

WordPress is changing.   Tomorrow – Monday – the WordPress post editor is going away to be replaced by a new editor.  Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 28 Comments

Hate and racism is not born – its taught

I was working on another post when I decided to write this one instead about the violence happening all over our country.  First let me say I’m extremely grateful I … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 15 Comments

Lock down day eighty four

What does the future hold when things settle down again?  I wish I knew.  What I do know is that not one person in the whole world is safe until … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 32 Comments

Thought I was prepared but wasn’t

My apology for being absent from my blog for so long.  I guess I’ve been mentally shut down for awhile.  I’ve also been sleeping a whole lot. I went into … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · 69 Comments

Breadcrumb pound cake

If you are interested I put another video on my youtube channel this morning.  I’m using breadcrumbs to make a pound cake for one person.  I don’t know what happened … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · 14 Comments

Take a chill pill

Denial is not a river in Egypt.  Denial is believing everything will be normal again in a couple of weeks when nothing is normal and won’t be normal again for … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · 47 Comments

Realistic stockpiling

The virus panic has people rushing out to stores to buy stupid amounts of everything.   I heard a man complaining loudly there wasn’t any chicken or ground beef.  I didn’t … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 36 Comments

Corona virus and the economy

So far I’m not panicking and rushing out to stockpile food and other items like people are doing in other places.  I have my food storage that I’ve kept for … Continue reading

March 6, 2020 · 32 Comments

Economy thoughts and organizing

There are those who believe the economy has vastly improved while others believe the economy is getting worse day by day.  Wanna know how to tell them apart?  The people … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · 33 Comments

Sick again and new a1c

Yeah, it was bound to happen. I had another episode of yuppie flu (fibromyalasia) which lasted pretty much the whole month of January.  I get so tired of being sick.  … Continue reading

February 7, 2020 · 31 Comments

Its sad news

Youtube sensation for several years under the name “Southern Frugal dot Com” Mrs Phyllis Stokes passed away on Saturday after a long illness.  She had over 200,000 followers who will … Continue reading

January 28, 2020 · 4 Comments

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