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 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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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

Canning and some issues

For someone without a garden I sure do a lot of canning. I garden by foodbank haul. 😉 I honor the gift of food by preserving and using every possible … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · 4 Comments

Fruit cobbler for one

I had my final visit with the dentist and everything is healing very well. I completely forgot about finishing this post until now. I wanted to share that I uploaded … Continue reading

March 11, 2022 · 6 Comments

New year resolution in February

January is the big diet and organizing month. January means making resolutions to get organized and to lose weight which usually fade by February. I decided to skip January and … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 12 Comments

Nephrologist news

Dang computers! My phone, internet, and computer have all been very cantankerous for several days which has made it impossible to get this posted before now. I finally got the … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 8 Comments

Some news

My brother and his whole family has had covid. I believe everyone in his family had their shots and their cases were mild. They are all feeling better now. My … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 23 Comments

Not for me yet

After reading comments and some careful research I’ve decided to not do any of the creative finance options at this time. I’ll explain my reasons. There was a time when … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 14 Comments

Quilting and stuff

I got my second Fauci ouchie without any complications except feeling sleepy. The sleepiness could have been from the cloudy rainy days we’ve had lately. I finally received my stimulus … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 5 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

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

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

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

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

Food bank visit

I was sick over the weekend but on Monday I did the usual chauffeuring my S-I-L to the doctor and then to grocery.  Went to Walmart instead of Kroger this … Continue reading

March 12, 2019 · 32 Comments

First food bank 2019

Its a new year and I’m ready to get started moving forward again.   I’m just unsure how to go forward.  Life changes so very fast these days and I have … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · 19 Comments

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