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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:

Love these succulent picks! Dollar Tree has a wide assortment of them. Gather four or five of your favourites in different heights and look below for an idea of how to use them.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip


Choose an appropriately-sized flower pot or planter, fill it up with stones (I've used small ones here) and just stick your succulent picks in to make a pleasing arrangement, varying the heights. Easy to do, easy to change! 

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April Features: 



Most of us love the coming of spring but early in the season we’re still waiting for flowers to appear. Never mind – a few faux blooms from the dollar store will serve to brighten our homes while we wait for nature to do its thing.

Look through your stash of fake flowers to see if you can reuse some for these easy floral arrangements. 

Read Spring Flower Show  for more.


If you like to create faux snow globes and cloches for Christmas, think about using the same method for making summertime accents. 

For these projects, I used round glass vases but you don’t need to limit yourself. Any kind of clear container, from mason jars to any clear vase can be used effectively.

Continue reading Elements of Summer



It really is all in how you look at something. Those ordinary plastic fillable Easter eggs were imagined in a totally different way by one of my fellow Hometalkers and her idea sparked some of my own.

I pulled out my stash of plastic eggs and came up with these three unique uses of my own for the basic idea. 

Read Easter Egg-stras for the full article.

















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