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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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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 easy decorating ideas and gift ideas.            

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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.  A great book with an important life-lesson for young readers.

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

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


Find of the Week:

A salad spinner is a handy thing to have in the kitchen but there's no need to spend more than four bucks for one, as my recent purchase from Dollarama proves. It's dishwasher safe and you can choose from different-coloured lids. The inner basket may be a bit flimsier than a more expensive spinner but, on the whole, it works great.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip



Arrange different shapes of cork trivets on a wall to create an outside-the-box message centre. Trivets are thicker than the usual cork board so you can be sure push pins won't scratch walls. You can use 3M Comand strips or picture-hanging squares to adhere the cork to the wall.

The embellishments are 3D stickers also found at the dollar store. I'm always surprised by how many surfaces stickers will adhere to.

See past Quick Tips and more easy decorating ideas from the dollar store

Contact Marlene  Found something exciting at the dollar store? Got a beef with a dollar store item? Do you have an easy decorating idea for a craft? I love to hear from my readers!


March Features: 


The first celebration of spring is always a happy occasion, usually marked by flowers, food and family, not to mention lots of chocolate. If youíre in charge of the family dinner this year, donít sweat the small stuff.

Here are three Easter table decorations that will add fun and color to your table without a lot of bother or expense.

Read Entertaining Easter for the complete article.


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.

See Re-Purpose Driven for the full story.

Itís time to lighten up, North America. The birds may still be a bit shivery in some locals, but theyíre back, singing their little hearts out and beginning to think about re-feathering their nests.

Thereís something about spring that makes many of us want to refresh our own nests along with our feathered friends. So letís 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 Dress Your Home for Spring for the full article.

















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