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.

November 13 – 19, 2022

Monday the tree men started cutting back the bushes next to the warehouse building along the railroad. They will be doing the construction side only. The railroad company is responsible … Continue reading

November 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

November 6 – 12, 2022

Monday I spent time trying to decide on a short, cute, easy to remember handle for my youtube channel. I really wanted to use “My new me” but someone is … Continue reading

November 13, 2022 · 8 Comments

Fall cleaning

Now that I’m feeling better my house had really started to bother me again. It bothered me worse than all the other times before. When my house is cluttered I … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · 16 Comments

City sewer construction has started

The safety fences went up this week. Its just six feet from my steps. The trees in some of the back yards will be cut down starting on Monday. I’m … Continue reading

October 29, 2022

Winter is coming

We can’t stop nature. Winter will be here sooner that we think. Are you ready? I’m not. Well, not completely. I’m worried but not panicked about the rising cost of … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 16 Comments

Water and sewer rate hikes

Here in Louisville we receive one combined water and sewer bill from two different companies. We are billed monthly for what we used the previous month. In our September bill, … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · 13 Comments

A kilowatt budget

I’m sorry I’m late getting this post finished. I’ve been busy in the kitchen everyday doing some winter prep canning. I canned, ham & bean soup, red beans, pinto beans, … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · 9 Comments

Food pantry, food bank, or food truck, what’s the difference?

I was about to answer a comment explaining about food banks when I realized this really should be a post so everyone can use the information. If not for themselves … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 16 Comments

Daily life – September 11 – 17, 2022

Monday – I was having so much trouble editing the video of first time using the washing machine that I decided to do a second video to fill in what … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 16 Comments

Washing day 1940s style

I’m still editing but thought I’d give you an idea of what I’ve been thinking about doing my laundry. The Kuppet portable washing machine, as well as similar brands, is … Continue reading

September 13, 2022 · 8 Comments

Daily life – September 4 – 10, 2022

Sunday Its so much more fun doing things again instead of sleeping my life away. I’m still amazed at the difference the shots made in my health. I still suffer … Continue reading

September 11, 2022

Daily life August 28 – September 3, 2022

Sunday I was late finishing my post yesterday about last week when the internet went out. I’m not sure what happened but it came back on just after breakfast. I … Continue reading

September 3, 2022 · 13 Comments

Daily life August 21 – 27, 2022

Monday I had planned to go back to the fair but didn’t quite feel up to going. I spent most of the day resting. I wasn’t sick. My leg muscles … Continue reading

August 28, 2022 · 7 Comments


Popping in to say I’ve had an offer from a reader to help me get the mini washer. I feel as happy as I did the day a follower helped … Continue reading

August 24, 2022 · 7 Comments

Daily life – August 14 to 20, 2022

Sunday I spent the day relaxing and thinking about Grandma Mama’s frugal life. She was extremely frugal but not weird or extreme. Know what I mean? She taught me to … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 21 Comments

Daily life – August 7 to 13, 2022

There is not a day goes by that I’m not on the lookout for ways to save instead of spend. Writing about it can be difficult because sometimes it takes … Continue reading

August 13, 2022 · 24 Comments

Finding humor when life isn’t fun

If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have nothing to worry about. Sometimes laughter and humor about being frugal will help soothe a worried mind. I do my best to … Continue reading

August 7, 2022 · 7 Comments

School starts soon

For those who may be wondering I don’t live in the KY flooded area. We’ve had lots of rain here in Louisville but the flooding is on the eastern side … Continue reading

August 2, 2022 · 7 Comments

Catching up

Its been a busy couple weeks. Two of my grands, one at a time, has been in the hospital with some sort of mysterious childhood illness. The doctors couldn’t explain … Continue reading

July 24, 2022 · 6 Comments

The cost of utilities is insane

Are you tired of hearing people lament about the weather? What can I say? Its hot in summer and cold in winter. Welcome to earth. I keep trying to remember … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 11 Comments

Stretching my budget

I’ve had several questions about how I manage to survive with a very limited budget. I do what I call self-rationing. Have you ever heard of self rationing? What is … Continue reading

July 7, 2022 · 13 Comments

I don’t go hungry

Now that I’m getting the vitamin B shots I’m feeling better. I have a little more energy. However; I participated in the Shively community yard sale at the park on … Continue reading

June 27, 2022 · 4 Comments

Update on my health

Those who’ve been reading my blog for a few years will probably remember how often I’ve said “I’m so sick of being sick.” I spend half my life in bed … Continue reading

June 19, 2022 · 20 Comments

About that Amanda P post

Readers are probably curious about the post about Amanda P so let me tell you about what happened. I knew better but did it anyway. One of the worst things … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 4 Comments

I have babies

My victory garden was planted on June 5th with plants I had bought on May 29th. I’m so blessed by my wonderful blog followers. While watering this morning I found … Continue reading

June 12, 2022 · 17 Comments

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