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.

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 · 30 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

Gee whiz already

Just a few days ago I asked if everyone was making budget changes to include higher costs of everything this year.  I usually have my new budget figured out before … Continue reading

January 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Happy new year!

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  I don’t make resolutions; I set goals.  Ladybug gave me a nice new year/birthday wish.  … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 12 Comments

Financial decisions to make

I’ve been writing a blog since about 1997 or 1998.  I remember writing posts calming reader fears over Y2K.  Do you remember the Y2K days?  I remember something called Open … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 48 Comments

Thank you! Happy Holidays!

I won’t be posting for a few days so I want to wish everyone safe and happy holidays.  May your holiday be festive and the laughter be contagious. I did … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · 18 Comments

Youtube videos ARRRR!

Please be sure to read the note at the very bottom of this post.  🙂 Its so frustrating to do lots and lots of techie work only to find out … Continue reading

December 17, 2019 · 14 Comments

Beef and barley stew

I decided to use the package of the beef I got from the foodbank to make a beef and barley soup.  Well it morphed into a stew instead.  I made … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · 17 Comments

November foodbank day

I hope everyone had a good holiday meal and time with friends and family.  I cooked the turkey at my house while my daughter made everything else at her house.  … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 22 Comments

It wasn’t lemons

Last week I was given a bag of lemons at the outdoor food bank.  There were 14 of them with a bright yellow color.  Funny they look orange in the … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · 25 Comments

Canning pickle beets

I created another video as I learn more about the process of editing videos for youtube.  One more small step in the learning process.  Have a look and let me … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · 8 Comments

Where are the turkeys?

I like baking a turkey breast for my lunch meat instead of buying deli sliced or that shrink wrapped stuff sold by the ounce.  This time of year there are … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 39 Comments

Pork patty chili

Cooler temperatures always means chili weather for me but the cost of ground beef is way to expensive.  Well as Grandma Mama would say; use what you have.   In the … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · 35 Comments

First October food bank day

This time there was better and more food.  We never know what we’re going to get.  I made a short video of the food we received.  The video has another … Continue reading

October 16, 2019 · 20 Comments

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 · 18 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

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