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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:


This 11-inch metal birdcage costs four bucks at Dollarama. It has a latch that let's you open the top so you can insert a plant or whatever else takes your fancy and a loop for hanging. It's never to early to start snatching up gems like this for the spring and summer season. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Keep all of your instruction manuals that are related to the TV in a plastic folder like this from the dollar store and tuck it in behind the TV. Then, when you need to check the TV, game system, or Bluray manual, you won't have to dig through a file cabinet or drawer to find what you're looking for.

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

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February Features: 

Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again: gifts donít have to be expensive to be meaningful and appreciated. In fact, itís often the small gestures that mean the most. 

Here are four more ideas to help you convey your love without the help of large heart-shaped boxes of chocolates or  diamond jewelry. 

Read From the Heart 


f youíve ever wanted to douse an outdated bathroom in gasoline and toss in a lighted match, believe me, youíre not alone. But thereís an easier solution. It wonít cure grimy grout or replace the avocado green toilet, but it will help to give your bathroom enough of a face lift to make you feel that thereís life in the old room yet.

Continue reading First Aid for the Bathroom



You can give a lampshade a bit more personality with a few dollar store accents and very little effort. Try these three ideas to get you started.

Read Trim a Lampshade for the full article.

















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