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.

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

Where did spring go?

A quick question for you readers.  How do you milk an almond?  I can’t seem to find the teets.  🙂 The temperatures went from being spring like in the 60s … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · 7 Comments

The real me

I’m once again showing my piled up dishes and a dirty kitchen.  This is a much shorter video than the last one.  The reason I keep showing my kitchen is … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · 12 Comments

How I budget

Rough financial times are coming.  I think we all agree on that.  To further discuss how rising costs will seriously affect a budget I’m going to show you my own … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · 22 Comments

No more rusting canning jar rings

This morning as I waited for my pressure canner to cool so I could remove the jars of freshly canned sweet potatoes I decided to get on the internet for … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 9 Comments

Do I move on

*** This is the second post I had written before the power outage. No venting today.  Life is never easy but I’m much better off than lots of other people.  Everytime … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 24 Comments

Power out again

Dang!  Dang!  Dang!  I can’t seem to catch a break with the power these days.  Does anyone know how to get rid of bad ju-ju?  I need a break from … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 17 Comments

Winter cover ups

This is the post intended to be published two weeks ago before my power outage. I bought bubble wrap from Dollar Tree and covered both of the air conditioners really … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 18 Comments

Choosing a heat source

We’ve had night time temperatures in the 40s for the last few days.  My neighbors and family have turned on their furnaces.  I haven’t yet and I’m determined to not … Continue reading

October 20, 2018 · 30 Comments

Cheap draft dodgers

Ladybug was here with me for 5 days helping me get rid of STUFF.  It was parent teacher conferences so the kids got to have a holiday Friday, Monday, and … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 10 Comments

Energy guzzling furnace

Now that the northern half of our planet is heading into the cold months I’m preparing my house and myself for the absolute worst winter on record.  No, I don’t … Continue reading

October 7, 2018 · 14 Comments

Stretched to the limit

No matter how much we are told the economy is getting better, it’s not getting better for me.  Before I continue with this post let me say please don’t feel … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · 44 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

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

Staying around awhile

This is going to be a short post compared to my usual ones.  I spent a restless night with conflicting thoughts running through my head about shutting down my blogs.  … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · 18 Comments

Prepare for cold weather

I’ve been resting and taking care of myself while feeling guilty that necessary work is not getting done.  Last night I kept thinking about all the things I should be … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 26 Comments

This is so ghetto

When I moved out of the crime ridden ghetto into this much quieter neighborhood I made myself a promise.  I would rid myself of all the years and years of … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 28 Comments

Heat wave

Like the rest of the country we have been in a heat wave.  At 4 am the temperature inside my house would be 82 degrees.  The actual outside temps during … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 6 Comments

Cooking without recipes

I’ve had many requests over the years to give recipes for the foods I cook.  Honestly I’m not really good at using or writing recipes.  I have lists of ingredients … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 11 Comments

Water saving progress

I sure wish I could read the water meter but those are kept cleverly hidden underground and not visible to the homeowner.  I wouldn’t know how to read it anyway. … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 37 Comments

Non-electric air conditioner

I saw the news reports of the extremely high 120 degree heat in the southwest USA.  I do hope readers living in those areas stay safe and stay cool.  I … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · 25 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

I’m still here

You may have wondered why I haven’t posted in the last few days.  Well, as I wrote in an earlier post that I went back to doing quilting work.  But, … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 16 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

Mobile food bank and my pantry

I live at the intersection of very little money and unexpected happens.  Its not easy to make ends meet here.  I lived for many years in a food desert in … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 13 Comments

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