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.

Another surge protector

There is another place I wanted a surge protector.  I wanted to clear up this mess on the floor from my computer.  That surge protector doesn’t hold all the plugs … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 13 Comments

Frugal diabetic – nine

Sorry that I’ve been slow in posting on this blog.  I’ve had to concentrate on settling into this new house. As a diabetic I’ve been told I should plan my … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 12 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

What next?

The furry kid and I are asleep.  He’s making tiny sleep barks and chasing some sleepy time creature.  I had a really good dream going on too.  When I’m awakened … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

Dollar store economy

I hear or read stories of rich folks pretending to be poor in order to prove that all the poor folks need do is simply budget better or educate themselves … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · 20 Comments

Moving soon

I’m so excited!  I have a house picked out.  I’ve been approved for the loan.  I have a buyer for my current house.  I have someone to move my quilting … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 26 Comments

Wearing patched clothes

Grandma Mama had a saying about wearing clothes with patches on them.  She would say “There is no disgrace in wearing a patch but there is a big disgrace in … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 12 Comments

Something stinks

I kept getting a whiff of an awful smell when I’d walk through my kitchen.  I blamed my furry kid because it smelled sort of like dog urine.  I admit … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 6 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

Earn more or spend less

It should not be happening but seniors are having to work much longer into their golden years just to cover expenses.  This means me too.  For many of us, at … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 6 Comments

Quiet lately

Since having my teeth pulled I’ve not had much to talk about.  I haven’t been to the food bank either because I’m baby sitting so there hasn’t been any canning … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 12 Comments


I found pomelos in the discount bin this week.  The regular price is is between $4 and $6 each but I got them for fifty cents apiece.  Had they not … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

Canning oranges

Halo brand oranges were on sale last week and it was also senior discount day.  I bought 20 pounds for $14.  I canned them over the weekend. Didn’t lemons and … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

Kitchen weekend

My pantry is looking a little empty.  There are certain foods I try to keep supplied because I use them so often.  One of those is mushrooms.  I eat mushrooms … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 17 Comments

Kitchen weekend

I thought time in the kitchen was what I needed after being off my feet for a week.  Of course being hungry had a lot to do with it too. … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Kentucky fiasco

I prefer to stay away from controversial posts on my blog because I don’t like the flaming remarks I would get.  However, Kentucky has been in the center of America’s … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 5 Comments

Re-using plastic bags

In today’s economy we poor must find savings, even micro saving, where we can.  I re-use plastic bags over and over many times. I read about people throwing away plastic bags … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 16 Comments

Kitchen cabinet organized

There are times when the amount of STUFF I have in my house really bothers me.  Being a low income person tends to make me into a hoarder.  Often times … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 13 Comments

T-shirt make over

This is the other shirt I found at the free clothes closet.  I didn’t really care that it had a logo on the front. I cut up the sides like … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

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