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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 storage "ottoman" was found at Dollarama for $4. It's really just one of those fabric-covered, folding storage squares with a little extra support in the sides, a vinyl-like covering and a padded lid. I'd use this as a footstool, but it couldn't support more than a child's weight, as a seat. Still, it's an attractive way to keep files, photo albums or other odds and ends neat and out of sight.

These storage boxes are packaged folded. They're just under 12-inches square and come in a few different travel-type patterns. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Every spring, I get masses of pretty yellow primroses blooming in my garden and I wondered why I couldn't bring some inside to enjoy, just like any other flower. Trouble is finding a vase small enough! The solution: a shot glass. It's the perfect size for holding tiny flowers like these.

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June Features: 


If your Dad is a "tool guy," you'll be happy to know that you can get quality tools from the dollar store that are as sturdy as the ones you can find in any hardware store, but for a lot less. They've even got small tool boxes that are perfect for keeping in the trunk of a car for emergency purposes. The following article gives you tips for putting together an emergency kit for the car, too. Gather a few of these items together to give Dad a caring and useful gift this Father's Day.

Read Tool Story  for more.


I love miniatures and Iíve been collecting various diminutive things from the dollar store and other places, for years. The popularity, in recent years, of miniature gardens has prompted me to try my hand at creating some of my own.

Because I have a hard time keeping plants alive, I have opted to use fake plants in my gardens. You may choose otherwise, but for our purposes here, plastic is the plant of choice and Iíll show you how to use what you find in the dollar store as shrubbery, trees and grasses.

Hereís what I came up with using different containers. If you see something you like, feel free to copy.

Continue reading Tiny Planters



Looking for a summer craft project? How about something for our feathered friends? Meet Louise Martin from Ajax, Ontario. Sheís a regular reader and a talented crafter who gets most of her craft supplies from Dollarama. Louise very kindly consented to share with us how she completed some pretty bird-friendly pieces that now only await some winged visitors. 

Read These Crafts are for the Birds  for the full article.

















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