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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.  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:

Dollarama has started stocking these bath sheets for $4 each. They are labeled as bath towels but they're a generous size at 27 1/2 by 55 inches and are available in a variety of colours. The towels are 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester; not terrifically absorbent, but they get the job done and the price is right!

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

If you'd like to keep your mini lights with the same box they came in, but struggle to fit those strings of round pegs back in the square hole, try wrapping them around the outside of the box. You'll save a lot of frustration while at the same time keeping the lights from becoming tangled. 

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

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January Features: 

Many of the gift boxes you can find at the dollar store are almost too pretty to give away. In fact, I found some patterned boxes that are perfect for storing various items and attractive enough to display in the open.

Here are four different boxes, along with some ideas on how you can use them to hide everyday necessities in plain sight. 

Read Boxed In 


When it comes to clutter, sometimes itís the little things that do us in. Ever open the medicine cabinet in the bathroom and had an assortment of plastic bottles or boxes tumble into the sink? Got one of those drawers in the kitchen? You know the tape is in there somewhere! 

The answer, of course, is a little creative organizing. Here then, is the dollar storeís answer to looking after a few of the small details.

Continue reading Small Object Organizers



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 the full article.

















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