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The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

This is the first time I have painted fabric furniture. I bought this ottom at a thrift store for $5 and I love it! It’s a cute style and it’s very sturdy. The gold color didn’t go to well with my decor and it had some stains on it but still! I decided to paint …

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I’ve been doing this lately when I bring my Chicken in from the store. It’s really easy and makes dinner quick. It also makes the juiciest grilled chicken. I start with fresh chicken. I like my chicken breast thin. It cooks up so evenly and fast. I start by butterflying the chicken breast. Place it …

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This is a recipe that serves 3-4 people. I like to make lasagna in the summertime but do not like heating up the house to bake it. This is great for that or even camping or if you don’t have an oven to bake it. It’s also great if you just want a small pan …

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July 4th is one of my favorite summer holiday’s. We like to spend it up at the lake. We usually have family up and we like to snack! I like to have lots of different finger foods that are easy to serve up. This is one I plan on making this year. It’s easy and …

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Here’s a thrifty Craft tip. Don’t pass up canvas art from thrift stores and garage sales. I bought these large canvas art pictures at a thrift store for .75! I’m going to do something different with each one. I took this one and painted it with chalk paint. I brushed these three colors on in …

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Need a really fast, delicious green bean recipe? Here it is. Ingredients: Frozen Green Beans Olive Oil for stir frying 1/2 t salt 1/3 C Slivered Almonds 2 Minced Garlic Cloves 2 Slices Chopped Bacon Start by stir frying the beans in olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Keep …

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I make sun tea a lot in the summer. I thought I’d try adding some peaches this time. We also use Monk Fruit as our choice of sweetener. It’s low carb and has zero calories. It’s very sweet. I used about a cup of frozen peaches and 8 tea bags. This is a two quart …

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This rice dish has amazing flavor and would be delicious with any main dish meat. It is an instant pot recipe and cooks up super quick! This serves 4-6 people and can easily be doubled. Ingredients: 2 C Rice (I used Jasmine, so fragrant) 2-1/4 C Water or Broth 1/2 Diced Onion 1 T Minced …

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This is a great dinner! You can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge to bake later. This would be a great giving meal for someone who just had a baby or surgery. You could throw in some tortillas and you’re good to go! Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts cut into cubes …

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My Dog, Saphira, has food allergies. She is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and it is pretty common for Wheatens to have allergies. We know she is allergic to chicken and possibly beef. Her veterinarian recommended venison, bison or salmon for her diet. She does very well on venison and sweet potato dog food. It’s …

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