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  Marlene Alexander

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If you're looking for home decor on a budget, check out our Decorating Articles Library where you'll find over 155 articles on a wide range of decorating and gift ideas as well as useful household items.           

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Find of the Week:


Dollarama is now stocking a variety of exercise equipment. You can get resistance bands, 9-foot jump ropes and weighted jump ropes, one, two and three pound dumbbells, elastic stretch bands and more. Nothing is over three bucks.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Extend the life of a floral bouquet and make a summery centerpiece with three different sizes of glass vases and some river rocks. Once your fresh flowers have started to wilt, snip the tops off of the ones that still look good and float them in water. Add a sprig of greenery from the bouquet to each vase and group them on a tray. 

See past Quick Tips here

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May Features: 

Re-purposing, using an item for other than its intended use, is not only a great money-saving idea; itís great fun, too. You can take a find like an old side table from a yard sale or thrift store and give it a coat of paint and a new life as a bedside table. 

When we talk about re-purposing dollar store style, the process is even simpler. Letís look at three examples of re-purposing in dollar store style.

Read Re-Purpose Driven  for the full article.


Dollar store frames are now available in more sizes and are of a better quality than ever before. Even with very little cash to spare, bare walls neednít stay bare any longer. 

All you need are a few ideas and youíll be on your way to creating inexpensive wall art for your home. Start with these six suggestions and then go on to experiment with ideas of your own.

Read Picture the Possibilities for more.



I have long pondered how I could fashion a headboard using materials from the dollar store. At first blush, itís not the kind of thing you would expect to be possible. 

However, Iím always up for a challenge and finally came up with three relatively easy ideas. 

Read Head of the Bed for the full article.












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