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The Thrifty Jewell

"Just Do It Yourself…Thrifty Money Saving Tips

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 …

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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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We have been slowly decorating our dream lake house room by room. The house was already beautiful and move in ready but I just want to put my own touches in each room. This will be our place to retire in a few years so it is a work in progress. You can read my …

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Here is my take on the faux wood letter blocks. I see a lot of these with the word “HOME” or “LOVE” and I wanted to make one with the word “LAKE” since we have a place on the lake. I used the foam blocks from Dollar Tree, painted them with Waverly chalk paint in …

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One of my favorite ways to decorate is Shabby Chic. I picked one room in the house that I could Shabby Chic my brains out…One of the guest rooms (we love having guests) Although it is a work in progress, I wanted to invite you in to take a look at what I have done …

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I spent my Sunday making another Dollar Tree Craft. I made this for our Lake House. I think it will be perfect on the kitchen counter. It has a nautical look to it and it is functional. We like to have a lot of our meals in the summer time out on the deck. This …

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Decorating our Lake House on a budget. Living room decorating

We bought our dream home! My husband and I have talked for years about buying a lake house. We love the great outdoors! Our current full time residence is in the city. My husband retires from work in a few years. When that magic moment happens, our plan is to sell our house and move …

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