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.

Still downsizing

Ciaos is organizing order just waiting to be born. Its interesting that thousands of years ago people buried their clutter only to have archeologists dig it all up again. I’m … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 23 Comments

Still here

I’m sorry if I’ve caused any concern by my absence.  I’m fine but busy.  My daughter has had another surgery on her broken leg.  The tendon that moves the toes … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 30 Comments

No longer a hoarder

I am not a doomsday prepper but I do prepare for short term emergencies and weather related power outages.  I do have tendencies toward hoarding.  Hoarding things is common among … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 23 Comments

Trump and Jong Un

Have you been hearing about the childish insults being passed between Trump and Jong Un on the news the last couple of days?  Watching those two grumps (kids word for … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 17 Comments

The month from hell

For this whole month, if something could go wrong, it did.   Let me tell you about it.  My computer was still running windows xp.  It was taking about 30 minutes … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 28 Comments

Stocking a pantry

Creating a pantry is simply the storage of something while its abundant and cheap to last through times of scarcity and high prices until the next season of abundance.  Its … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 8 Comments

Pies and pies

Back before the holidays I asked the manager guy at the senior commodity place what kind of pie he’d like to have as a Christmas present.   He said he … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 52 Comments

Using dish soap frugally

I was asked how I get a bottle of dish detergent to last so long.  One 48 ounce bottle often lasts me about four months.  Sometimes a little less or … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · 6 Comments

Why do I keep it?

I had started packing STUFF to be put into storage until I move.  I was packing books.  I have lots of books. I believe I had enough to supply a … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 18 Comments


I’ve mentioned several times that I live in a high crime area that’s also a food desert.  I hear gun shots quite often.  Sometimes the gun shots are just outside … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 24 Comments

Downsizing the STUFF

My Grandma Mama would be shocked to see this.  How on earth do I accumulate so much STUFF?  It seems to multiply itself when I’m not looking.  I can’t count … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 12 Comments

I knew it would happen

A couple of days ago I posted about how nothing goes smoothly for me.  Yeah, I knew something would happen.  I just didn’t know what or when.  Always, always, always, … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Grocery price book part 2

Using a price book is a memory aid to help save money.  I like to know I buy stuff at the lowest price available to me.  One store will have … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

Keeping a price book part one

Yee gads!  Have you seen the price of stuff at the grocery lately?  Maybe it’s only me.  Maybe just knowing my income has been drastically reduced has me looking at … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Realistic stockpiling

Many people write about their hugh stockpile of things for “just in case”.  Some preparedness websites have calculators to help you with what to have stored away.  Heck, even the … Continue reading

June 20, 2014

Donating excess foods

It’s organizing month.  Lots and lots of people are planning to clean and organize STUFF.  Me?  I’m planning to rid myself of excess STUFF.  I was almost ashamed to write … Continue reading

January 2, 2014

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