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.

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

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

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

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

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

Learning and doing

Let me show you what I’ve learned about using youtube and at the same time show you what I’ve been doing the past few days.  Technical things and I don’t … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

More house cleaning

While on the subject of cleaning here is one house cleaning issue you may not know about unless you live under city ordnance code rules like me and next door … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 30 Comments

You see? I do clean

I had heard that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again while expecting different results.  Remind me again why we spend a whole day … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 16 Comments

New youtube videos

I have a clutter problem.  Over and over and over I get rid of STUFF.  The trouble is that the STUFF hides in the dark regions of my house and … Continue reading

June 27, 2019 · 18 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

Frustrated Na Na

The people who bought the fridge were supposed to be here at 8 am.  I’ve been waiting all day and can’t do anything until its gone.  I’ve received five phone … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 4 Comments

Power outage

Last weekend I was setting at the computer after I had just finished typing a post but hadn’t proofread it yet.  I decided to take a  break before proofreading.  I … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Still got STUFF

While Ladybug was on school break she helped me pull, push, lift, sort and generally make a mess of STUFF.  There really is a method in all the madness.  When … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · 24 Comments

Baking soda and vinegar drain cleaner myth

These days there is so much information floating around the internet that simply is not true.  Its often very difficult to know what is truth and what is an internet … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · 23 Comments

Conserving water creates a problem

I’ve written a few posts about my efforts to curb my water consumption to the bare minimum.  I’ve been really successful at this.  So successful that the water company has … Continue reading

August 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

Canning jar mop

Grandma Mama had a jar mop made with rags tacked to the end of a short tree branch Grandpa Papa had made smooth with a carving knife.  I wash lots … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 8 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – three

As I’ve said in the earlier posts when I say mice I mean rats too.  These are the things I’ve learned that do or don’t work to get rid of … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – two

In this post I’m listing as much as I remember about making a house less attractive to mice and rats.  You may think mice are only a country pest but … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 8 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – one

I want to mouse and rat proof my house.  Well, as best I can anyway.  At my old house mice and rats were just a fact of life in the … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 14 Comments

My baking cabinet

When I moved here last summer there were lots of spiders.  Everywhere!  I believe they may have been attracted to the meat eating ants in the kitchen and the carpenter … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 23 Comments

My kitchen is not a trash can

Back in December I posted about how I no longer wanted to keep a trash can inside my house.  A trash can in the kitchen is like an open invitation … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 20 Comments

Dirty produce

Have you noticed how dirty fresh fruits and veggies are lately?  What I mean is dirtier than usual.  Even the so called “washed and prepared” produce has had a major … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 14 Comments

$20 a month grocery budget – two

I had been thinking about all the cleaning products people buy.  Laundry soaps and fabric softeners.  Dish detergents.  Floor and window cleaners.  Shampoos and rinses.  Heck there is even a … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 19 Comments

Dealing with carpet

I have carpet on some floors.  Many older homes had carpeting installed over nice wood flooring.  I do love wood floors.  So, I had the carpet removed from the studio … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

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