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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.  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:

Wow! These faux leaves are at least twice as big as their  previous dollar store incarnations. Go ahead and add a touch of the tropical to your home. Found at Dollarama. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Here's an idea for place card holders that use decorations you may already have on hand. This snowman's "hands" make the perfect place to insert a name card. Plain cards can be embellished with a bright Christmas sticker. Ornaments with flat bottoms and that have a bit of weight to them work best, but don't limit yourself; try other types of ornaments as well, until you find something that works for you. Place names can always be glued to an ornament's surface. 

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December Features: 

Candles are one of the most versatile decorating items there are. Plain and simple or all dressed up for the holidays, thereís nothing like candlelight for helping to create the right atmosphere.

Here are four ideas to help you set the tone for your Christmas celebrations.

Read Candles for Christmas 


If you have wrapping paper from last Christmas that youíre not sure what to do with, here are a few fun solutions for you to consider.

Continue reading Wrap Scraps



Making elaborate Christmas crafts just isnít my thing. The spirit may be willing but the hands are often all thumbs.

So Iím happy to putter away with my dollar store finds until I come up with something that tickles my fancy and then share them with you in the hopes that they will delight you, as well.

Anyway, we all have enough to do at this time of year, so thereís nothing wrong with having a lazy little Christmas when it comes to decorating. 

Read Lazy Little Christmas for the full article.

















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