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.

Aww, not again

Well, I did get the December quilt finished and delivered to the post office so its on its way to the forever home. That felt GOOD. Finally something accomplished. I … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · 18 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


How the heck did you get in there and where did you come from?  Were you hiding in my clothes basket?  Did you jump in there to get a drink … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 31 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – three

As I’ve said in the earlier posts when I say mice I mean rats too.  These are the things I’ve learned that do or don’t work to get rid of … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – two

In this post I’m listing as much as I remember about making a house less attractive to mice and rats.  You may think mice are only a country pest but … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 8 Comments

No mice or rats allowed – one

I want to mouse and rat proof my house.  Well, as best I can anyway.  At my old house mice and rats were just a fact of life in the … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 14 Comments

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

Dirty produce

Have you noticed how dirty fresh fruits and veggies are lately?  What I mean is dirtier than usual.  Even the so called “washed and prepared” produce has had a major … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 14 Comments

Top 100 blogs scam

I got another one of those absurd comments saying I was awarded the distinction of being one of the top 100 picks for frugal living blogs from someone I’ve never … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 18 Comments

Comments and followers

According to wordpress I have 147 followers and have had almost 130,000 visitors.  No way!  Its more like 10 to 15 actual followers.  The rest are “weird” internet troll people … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · 30 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

Female role model

Sometimes things just simply bug me. Here is a quote from an email I got yesterday.  I get emails like this all the time.  Is it legitimate or is it … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

Guest post spam

I get daily emails from people wanting to submit a guest post for my blog.  Geeze, that’s like asking if they can write my journal for me. I sure don’t … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

I surrender!

There are times when I feel like I would be better off to just walk away from my house and forget all the financial troubles I deal with everyday.  But, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 22 Comments

Visitors followers and spam

Oh wow, it finally happened.  Sometime during the night my blog hits count finally out numbered the spam that Akismet caught. I started writing my main (quilting) blog back in … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 9 Comments

Ants in the kitchen

I don’t know what happened to February.  It passed right on by me without notice.  I was sick in bed almost the whole month of March.  It’s difficult to think … Continue reading

April 5, 2014

Stop knocking

Every once in awhile it seems like our neighborhood is over run with people knocking on our doors trying to sell us something or asking for charity.  We get salespeople of … Continue reading

November 21, 2013

Pest control

Every home has at least one garbage can.  In our area we call it garbage but in other areas it’s called refuse.  Whatever you call it, it’s still wasted foods … Continue reading

October 1, 2013

Fly repellent?

I was searching the internet for a DIY recipe for a fly repellent without any essential oils or skin so soft in it.  It’s  for a neighborhood dog.  Poor thing’s … Continue reading

August 2, 2013

Fruit fly traps

The fruit flies have been especially bothersome this year.  I believe its from the unusually wet weather we’ve had.  Or maybe it’s because I have so much produce coming into … Continue reading

July 31, 2013

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