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.

My never ending to do list

Several years ago I had to face the fact that my memory isn’t going to improve as I grow older so I started using lists.  When my mind is focused … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 14 Comments

Frustration 2017

Nothing goes smoothly for me.  EVER!  I have a couple dozen things I wish to do during the holiday down time but nothing goes smoothly enough for me to do … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 45 Comments

No longer a hoarder

I am not a doomsday prepper but I do prepare for short term emergencies and weather related power outages.  I do have tendencies toward hoarding.  Hoarding things is common among … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 23 Comments

The month from hell

For this whole month, if something could go wrong, it did.   Let me tell you about it.  My computer was still running windows xp.  It was taking about 30 minutes … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · 28 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 – 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

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

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

Bathroom bling

I felt that my bathroom needed “something” but I wasn’t sure what that something should be. I’m not even sure how to describe it.  The best I can describe is … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Finally online again

I got all moved.  Yikes, I sure have a lot of stuff! Day one – the painters finish up all the painting and I scrub clean the floors, kitchen, and … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 20 Comments

Moving update

I’ve been asked to give an update on my move.  The house I’m moving into has been a rental house for several years.  The seller is older, like me, and … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 27 Comments

Why do I keep it?

I had started packing STUFF to be put into storage until I move.  I was packing books.  I have lots of books. I believe I had enough to supply a … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 18 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

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

Fixing my freezer

My upright “frost free” freezer has been giving me the blues.  There is a buildup of ice at the bottom I can’t explain.  A frost free should not have any … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 6 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

Look alike medication

I always worry I’ll make a mistake when taking my medications. The pills look so much alike that its hard to be sure which is which. You see what I … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 2 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

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