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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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Find of the Week

If you're tired of not being able to grab a tissue from the box without the box coming with it, this wood cover is the answer. I found it at Dollarama for four bucks. I like it because it's not just a cover, it has a bottom piece that slides out for easy loading and keeps everything together if you want to move it from one place to another. It's great for hiding ugly tissue boxes, too!

Because it's made of wood, this box is ripe for painting and decorating. I'd love to see how you decorate yours. Send your pictures to me at

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Fresh flowers are a wonderful addition to any room. Unfortunately, they're not long-lived. When the bouquet gets to be past its prime, there are usually a few blooms that still look good. Fill a clear low vase with water , snip the heads off and float one or more of them in the water for continued enjoyment. You may want to add some decorative stones to the bowl or a piece of greenery from the same bouquet. 

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October Features: 


Nature inspires us, so it’s no wonder that it ends up in our decorating schemes time and time again. This is especially true in the fall when colors are particularly vibrant and leaves carpet the sidewalks and lawns with red and gold. 

Dollar stores make it easy to bring touches of autumn color to our homes and, as always, ‘easy’ is the name of the game.

Read Leaf Motif for more.


If kitchen walls could talk, they might retell some of the funny stories they've heard around the family dinner table at night. They might whisper secrets passed between siblings while they were doing homework at the kitchen table in the evenings or they might justly shout, “Hey, we feel naked!” 

If your kitchen walls are looking a little bare, here are some easy-on-the- budget ideas to help fill the empty spaces. Make them a jumping off point for ideas of your own that will stamp your kitchen as uniquely yours. 

Continue reading Hangin in the Kitchen



If you regularly visit, you will recognize some of the following ideas as former Quick Tips. Here we showcase them to show how they could be combined to decorate in the powder room. 

Looking to redo your powder room on a squeaky-tight budget? It’s easy to refresh the look of any bathroom using these six quick tips for the powder room.

Read Six Quick Tips for the Powder Room  for the full article.

















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