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.

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

Organizing a kitchen drawer

I needed to do something to start organizing so I’d start feeling more at home here. I function better when I can find the thing I need when I need … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 15 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

Packing to move

Moving is the perfect time for me to downsize my life.  I started sorting and packing stuff in preparation for moving.  Yes, its a bit early but why wait until … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 11 Comments

Started organizing early

I’m checking in so that no one thinks I’ve gotten sick or something. I hope all my readers are safe from the storms.  Its sad to see so much destruction … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 8 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

Chili weather

A few days ago the weather was rather cold.  Not winter time cold but cold enough to think about making chili.  I went to the pantry to get a jar … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 8 Comments

Organized freezer

A major part of my food storage is an upright freezer.  Maybe the way I organize mine will give you ideas for how to organize your own freezer.  If you … Continue reading

October 3, 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

What the heck is that?

Have you ever gone to the refrigerator for something and found what looks like a science experiment lurking in the back.  Even in my tiny fridge I’ll find something that … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 6 Comments

Setting goals and making lists

What are my goals for 2015?  The same as everyone else of course.  To save money, to loose weight, to get my health under control, exercise, organize, downsize, …… yeah, … Continue reading

January 7, 2015

Closet shelf is fixed

A trip to the hardware and I had three more brackets to fix the broken closet shelf.  Did I tell ya nothing goes smoothly for me? Yeah I think I’ve … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 2 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

No wonder I was cold

I’ve seen the stories on the news about some areas in the USA getting five and six feet of snow or more.  Wow, I realized that amount would be over … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dang cabinet

There is a cabinet above my stove where I store the most often used pots.  It was always a hassle for me to get the one I needed because everything … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

Food storage

I share food with my neighbors and family when there is a need.  I’m good at finding bargains and I don’t mind helping someone by giving them some of the … Continue reading

July 9, 2013

Aww, how could they?

Who is “they” and what is it I’m thinking?  I’m wondering how someone could take such a really great idea and screw it up so badly?  Let me explain.  I … Continue reading

July 2, 2013

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