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.

Electronic devices are making our young STUPID

I have noticed for a few years that the young generation is not being taught to think for themselves.  The electronic devices do all the thinking for them so they … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 19 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

Growing old is hell

Today, memorial day, I remember my sons who have passed.  I remember relatives too but its my grandmother that dominates my thoughts today.   Grandma Mama. My mother was mentally ill and … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 23 Comments

This is spooky!

I got this message in my email after posting about the babies.  Why does this have to do with the post???  I get these strange type messages often and they … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 11 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

Alternative fake news

I want to thank those who commented on my women unite post.   It didn’t matter if you agreed with me or not because I was interested in hearing both … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 20 Comments

Women unite!

Mostly I stay away from religious or political subjects but its my blog and I have a voice and I have an opinion which is going to come out now … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 43 Comments

Renting solar panels

Our local utility company asked the public service commission for a raise on costs of 9.54% on electricity and 4.96% on gas.  They always get what they request.  This means … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 18 Comments

New page added

I spent some time staying warm and writing a new information page for my blog.  You can find it on the side bar or click the link to read it. … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 12 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

Affordable solar electricity

I was given some information about a website called “solar over Louisville” from someone.  I can’t remember who gave it to me or where.  It must have been something I … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 8 Comments

Frugal diabetic – five

Before I started my WW2 diet plan I had been testing my sugar levels once or twice a day at different times throughout the day.   First thing in the … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 16 Comments

Frugal diabetic – four

Each time I researched about diabetes I had more questions and I really wanted answers.  My inquisitive mind wouldn’t let them go. One big question I kept having was why … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 8 Comments

Frugal diabetic – two

I left off my last post talking about my research into the WW2 generation.  The so called healthiest generation in all of history.   Not only in the USA but … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 9 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

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

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

Tar babies

If you are not familiar with the Uncle Remus story of the tar baby its a folklore tale written in the 1800s about Br’er fox who creates a baby out … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 14 Comments

What are we eating?

It seems that nearly everyone is writing about or talking about the snow storm in the mid-west and along the east coast.  Maybe you are like me and a bit … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 9 Comments

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