The Thrifty Jewell

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I was walking my dog the other day and someone had thrown out this old board. I looked at it and immediately knew I wanted to make something from it. I walked on past planning on picking it up on the way back then quickly decided to turn around and get it, thinking someone else …

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I know it’s mid summer but Dollar Tree has just put out their Fall Decor! Fall is my favorite season and I went early this year to get a few things to craft with. Here’s my bounty. The flannel stuffed pumpkins are adorable! Hopefully I can go pick up a few more. There are lots …

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I’d like to share my anti-inflammatory juice recipe. I just turned 50 this year and boy am I feeling it. I’ve been making little changes to help me feel better and have more energy. I’ve started weight watchers earlier this year, down 10 lbs, yay, and I’ve been walking everyday, trying to reach my daily …

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This was a fun project just in time for the Fourth of July! It’s fast, easy and cheap. Supplies list: Two Plastic Cutting Boards from Dollar Tree, the kind with the holes on top One Wooden Crate. I got this one at Walmart in the floral section but you can get them at Michaels, Hobby …

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I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console. I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it. Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it …

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I just got a cricut and I am so addicted! I made this porch sign today. I used acrylic paint from Walmart, the 2oz bottles, a four foot board, some wood stain to antique it a bit, and rope. I painted the flag, taping off areas so I could get the lines. I didn’t want …

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This is a quick stir fry recipe that is healthy and full of flavor! It can be customized very easily with different veggies or meat. It can be low carb it you leave out the beans and corn. It has a savory dressing that goes on top that is so good. If you are counting …

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Have you ever had grilled pineapple? If not, give this recipe a try! It makes a wonderful light summer dessert, plus, it’s healthy! I’m doing weight watchers and fruit is zero points. You just have to account for how much honey you use. Start with fresh pineapple. I like to cut them into spears. The …

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This is a simple but very tasty fruit salad recipe. The dressing gives it a wonderful sweet flavor. Cut up fresh fruit. I used pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and red grapes. The dressing is simply, pineapple juice. I used about 1/4 cup, lime juice from two limes, my limes were small and a tablespoon of …

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This is a recipe I’ve been making for years. It’s great served with tortilla chips. We like to use it as a filling in quesadillas. It’s super easy and can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Ingredients: 1 can fire roasted tomatoes 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 1/2 …

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