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.

Easter bunny

I hope everyone had a good holiday however you chose to celebrate the day.  I spent the day with family.  Very early Sunday morning I opened the front door to … Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Telling lies

Tell a lie a hundred times and it becomes the truth.  (Goebbels, 1939, propaganda minister for Adolph Hitler) A lie unchallenged becomes truth within 24 hours.   (Willie Brown, California … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 23 Comments

My next life?

In this life I am a woman.  In my next life I plan to come back as a bear.  When you are a bear you get to hibernate which means … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 11 Comments

Frugal diabetic – eight

It’s really your parent’s fault but how were they supposed to know that the Zappo Shock Toilet Trainer wasn’t really the latest scientific development and how it would affect your … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

Asking for money – yet again?

You know the routine.  It happens quite often.  Especially around a holiday.  The phone rings and there is someone on the phone asking for money.  I don’t know about you … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 10 Comments

Toll free number scams

Why the HECK do smart minds think of criminal ideas instead of doing good work?  Just think what the world would be like if those minds worked on ideas to … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Ladybug helped

I remembered something from when Ladybug was three.  It gave me a chuckle so I thought I’d share it.  It goes like this: I was spending some quality time with … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

What did you say?

Big sis is going to read you a story, ok? Read?  What’s that? Will I like it? Yes, you’ll like it.  Reading is fun! Yup, bedtime stories work every time. … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

Wait time

I was sitting at the computer waiting for a paper to be scanned which was going very slowly. So I played a bit. If I were a peanuts character this … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

Awww Gee Whiz

(originally posted June 2, 2013 on my main blog) In a poverty area, like where I live, there is often a problem with rats or mice.  No matter how clean … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beaver butt juice

Waaaaaat?  What did Na Na say?  Yup, I said beaver butt juice. Back in April 2013  I wrote a post on my quilting blog about information I had found on … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Movies are educational

The following is a list of things none of us would ever know without going to the movies. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

What does a furkid do when his favorite treat has gone cold and he wants it warmed up? Put it under the furkid electric blanket of course.  Yeah, whatever works. … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

When is food past prime?

When you are stockpiling food it’s important to rotate your foods.  Sometimes I get carried away with perishable foods and end up wondering if it’s still edible or not.  It’s … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Na Na explains insulation

Even though insulation and weather stripping is one of the most important (and boring) issues of today, many people just don’t know how it actually works.  I certainly don’t.  I’ve … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

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