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.

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

We have a baby

Actually two new babies.  This is Alivia and big sister Ladybug.  Alivia was born on Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds 8 ounces. Spanky really misses his mommie.  He … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 17 Comments

Telling lies

Tell a lie a hundred times and it becomes the truth.  (Goebbels, 1939, propaganda minister for Adolph Hitler) A lie unchallenged becomes truth within 24 hours.   (Willie Brown, California … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 23 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

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

Three days of food pickups

Food bank day was Tuesday, senior commodities on Wednesday, and grocery day on Thursday.  My fridge is packed.  I don’t really like food happening all at once but that may … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 13 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

Just in time food

Have you ever heard of the just in time food distribution system?  It’s the way empty store shelves are refilled just in time for new shoppers.  Produce is picked, processed, … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 12 Comments

Horoscope

This was my horoscope yesterday: The outer world mirrors the inner; the itch to power through a pile of clutter often indicates that an emotional purging needs to take place. … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 8 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

Pies and pies

Back before the holidays I asked the manager guy at the senior commodity place what kind of pie he’d like to have as a Christmas present.   He said he … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 52 Comments

Carrot Pie

I had several requests to give the recipe for carrot pie so here it is.  This recipe is good for when you get those cans of carrots in the food … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy 2017

Its a new year and I barely noticed the change happen.  In past years there would have been the sounds of gun shots from all directions as people in the … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 25 Comments

Holiday greetings!

Whichever holiday you celebrate I wish you to have a good one!  We celebrate Christmas here. An online friend gifted me with a used lap-top that I absolutely love.  I’m … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 33 Comments

Frugal Diabetic – update

Let me give you a bit of the history for the new readers.  A lot of this is covered in my blog series called frugal diabetic.  I had spent a … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 26 Comments

$20 a month grocery budget – two

I had been thinking about all the cleaning products people buy.  Laundry soaps and fabric softeners.  Dish detergents.  Floor and window cleaners.  Shampoos and rinses.  Heck there is even a … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 19 Comments

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