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  Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva, Marlene Alexander    


Hi and welcome! I'm Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me! 

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Wagner, The Dog With No Tail wonders how he'll ever be adopted if he doesn't find a tail he can wag to show he's friendly.  Follow Wagner's comical adventures to see the end results. Find out more about Wagner here.  An entertaining story with an important life-lesson for young readers.

(Great book! My son loves it! Definitely recommend. - Jennifer S.)

Wagner - The Dog With No Tail is available on Amazon  in paperback or e-book versions. 



Find of the Week:

It's a little early for summer but, if you like the looks of these wood lanterns, you might do well to grab a couple while you can. They cost four bucks each at Dollarama. Pick up some batteries, too, because they're equipped with led candles. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip


Dress up some taper candles using rings. You can buy these rings at Dollarama for $2.50 per card of four. I used three thin ones on the left candle and two wider rings on the right one, as examples of how you can use them. Of course, you'll want to buy two sets of the same rings for a matched look.

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March Features: 



There’s something about spring that makes many of us want to refresh our own nests in the spring, along with our feathered friends. So let’s shake off the winter wearies and see what we can come up with. Most of these ideas could easily take you right through to the end of summer.

Read Dressed for Spring 


Considering that, in 1895 one U.S. dollar was equal to $25.47 of today’s money, the Victorians would have thought it extravagant to spend a whole dollar on any one small item. Alas, in today’s economy anything that only costs a buck is considered cheap and Victorian-era antiques are often unattainable for the budget-restrained. Still, if you would like to decorate in the Victorian style, you can get something of the look with only a cursory understanding of the era and by focusing on look-alike accessories.

Continue reading The Dollar Store Victorian



When I was a kid, my mom had a button jar full of all the buttons she’d removed from old clothes before they were discarded or turned into rags. Not even something as small as a button went to waste at our house! 

Recently, I found myself looking at my own button collection and wondered what use I could put them to in my decorating. Granted, the idea of a “button jar” is a somewhat old-fashioned idea so, if you don’t have a collection of buttons on hand, head to the dollar store. Then, after seeing what I came up with, see if you get the notion to become “all buttoned up.” 

Read All Buttoned Up for the full article.

















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