Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

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.

Meals for one

Why is it that many recipes, even those that advertised as cooking for one, say four servings?  How about the recipes that call for one small bit of something from … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

Farmer’s market

The downed tree finally got cleaned up. I went to the new neighborhood farmer’s market yesterday.  I bought two cucumbers, 50 cents each; two tomatoes 1.50 each; two peppers 50 … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 24 Comments

Life happens

Sorry for the long delay posting.  I’ll explain where I’ve been and hopefully over the next couple of days I can get back to normal.  In my last post I … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 26 Comments

Changing my food habits

Over the past week I’ve had another episode of chronic fatigue and been in bed.  I wrote this post but failed to publish it before getting sick.  I’m feeling much … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 39 Comments

Food storage clean out

A few days ago I was trying to decide what to make for my evening meal.  I looked at the food storage shelves which were filled but were in a … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 23 Comments

Downsizing my life

I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day. In the past I would have called it re-organizing.  That was when I kept stuff and merely wanted to get it better … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 30 Comments

Should you be a prepper

With all the news reports of trade wars and nuclear threats and the chicken necking going on between world leaders my daughter asked if I thought she should become a … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · 30 Comments

No choice anymore

So.  You think your life is your own.  You believe you can make your own choices about what you are willing to spend your hard earned cash on.  You are … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 28 Comments

I hate menu planning

Last fall there was a lady setting at the bus stop with me and she was curious about me going to the mobile food bank.  She asked me about the … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 38 Comments

Apple jackpot

A few days ago I took my SIL to her doctor appointment.  She doesn’t drive but they have a car.  I drive but don’t have a car.  Works for both … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 18 Comments

Is it spring yet?

On the first day of spring we had this.  The weather report today says we can expect more snow this evening.  One day its warm and the next day very … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · 11 Comments

About that big wall

I don’t know if I’ve explained lately about my house, the wall, and how I ended up living here.  Let me start with the history of this house as I … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · 31 Comments

Backyard garden

Using the donated funds to buy fresh food right now is very tempting but I will have so much more if I create a backyard garden.  My garden budget is … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · 32 Comments

Food box to replace SNAP

I’ve been sick from what I think was from eating fast food.  I took Ladybug to a restraunt so she could eat inside like a big girl.  The food itself … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 46 Comments

Modern day rationing

Currently my internet and home phone combined is from $71.93 a month.  This is a promotion and will end in June.  Also, ATT put notice on the January bill that … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 33 Comments

Water saving stuff

Remember how I had a drip in the kitchen faucet and would catch the drips in a bucket to use it instead of letting it go down the drain?  During … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · 26 Comments

Finding affordable auto insurance

One of the followers asked if I had any advice about finding the least expensive but good auto insurance.  She told me that every six months she went through the … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · 10 Comments

Quick post

This is going to be a very quick post because I have a quilt I need to work on today.  Have a look along the left side of my blog.  … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 16 Comments

No donation buttons

I’ve come to the point when I’ve almost run out of free WordPress photo storage.  I have 1% left which is about a dozen photos.  I don’t think this blog … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 34 Comments

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