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The Thrifty Jewell

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We have had so much rain and our lake water is so high! We got a new dock and I was looking at the old dock and suggested to my hubby that we make a boardwalk over the beach area that is covered with water out of the old dock. It turned out great! Here …

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I’m on vacation right now and I love taking pictures. I’ve been practicing taking pictures of hummingbirds and boy is it challenging! I have a canon 6D and I still have a lot to learn, but it sure is fun! Here are a few pictures of hummingbirds I caught. I have spent hours and only …

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I am so in love with this new (vintage 1976) furniture I got for my master bedroom at the lake! I got a Queen Anne Highboy and a nightstand. I got these beautiful pieces for FREE a friend was giving them away. I knew the second I saw it, I wanted it. I’m now on …

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Have you ever tried a project that you seen online and it looked really good and you tried it and didn’t work out for you like it did for them? Well this is one of those projects. It was a fail at first but I made it work. I seen this rope bowl craft on …

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This is not topic related to my blog but it is something I like to share this time every year. This is me. Two years ago I went to my dermatologist for a skin tag removal under my arm that was just annoying. While I was there, I asked the doctor about a tiny little …

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This is a before and after renovation project we did to our lake house master bathroom. We like to do our own labor which saves tons of money! We did this project for under $500! It was a weekend project. It went really well until the very end… you’ll see. This was before…It was dated …

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I spent the day painting this beautiful vintage Queen Ann side table. It came out way better then I expected! This piece is going in our Master Bedroom at the lake. I got this piece and a matching Highboy Chest from a friend. I’ll be painting the Highboy next. This was how it looked when …

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How I made this Farmhouse, Rustic, Distressed Faux Wood Block Tic Tac Toe game. I used the large foam dice from Dollar Tree. You need nine for this craft. They come in a two pack. I painted them with waverly chalk paint. I used three coats of the paint in Plaster. After they dried, I …

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I love old windows! I have made several different home decor items with some that I have collected. I’ve had this old window in my collection for sometime now. I decided to use it in my guest room at our lake house. Since we are in a “stay at home” order because of the corona …

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