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Shabby Chic Chandelier For Guest Bedroom Thrift Store Find

I have been decorating my guest bedroom at the lake with Shabby Chic decor. I’ve always wanted a shabby chic room and I am having so much fun with this one. I wrote another blog about the different pieces I have added. I’ll link it here: https://thethriftyjewell.com/2020/02/28/decorating-our-lake-house-on-a-budget-the-shabby-chic-guest-room/ I found the perfect chandelier for the bedroom!… Continue reading Shabby Chic Chandelier For Guest Bedroom Thrift Store Find

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Cricut Welcome Sign Made With Old Weathered Wood

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… Continue reading Cricut Welcome Sign Made With Old Weathered Wood

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Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft: S’mores Tote

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 topOne Wooden Crate. I got this one at Walmart in the floral section but you can get them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby… Continue reading Dollar Tree Cutting Board Craft: S’mores Tote

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Transitioning to Gray Hair Growing Out Gray Hair

I have been wanting to grow out my gray hair for sometime now. I started turning gray in my early 20’s. I started coloring then. I became a hairdresser 30 years ago and have colored my own hair pretty much the entire time. My hair grows very fast and it is thick! I’m just getting… Continue reading Transitioning to Gray Hair Growing Out Gray Hair

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Vacation Goes Way Too Fast

We’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks and it’s sadly coming to an end. We’ve spent the time at our house at the lake in Northern Michigan and it has been wonderful. We have had wonderful weather and enjoyed great outdoors. At the beginning of our vacation, we took my grandsons to Dinosaur… Continue reading Vacation Goes Way Too Fast

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Homemade Fire Starters Bonfire Campfire

Memorial weekend has just passed and everyone is getting ready for summertime activities. We have a place on the lake and we love to have bonfires, especially when there’s s’mores involved! I like to make my own fire starters. They are so easy, economical and they work great. Here is how I make them.. Supply… Continue reading Homemade Fire Starters Bonfire Campfire

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Lake House Boardwalk Dock Landscape

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… Continue reading Lake House Boardwalk Dock Landscape

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Hummingbird Pictures Beginner Photography Canon 6D

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… Continue reading Hummingbird Pictures Beginner Photography Canon 6D