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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.  

Wagner - The Dog With No Tail is available on Amazon  or at the Dorrance Publishing bookstore. 



Find of the Week:

Hooray! Finally, a garden nozzle from the dollar store that you can count on! Dollarama has been stocking sturdier metal hose nozzles that won't start shooting water out of every opening after the first couple of times you use them. This one is made by Melnor and cost a whole three bucks. It has an adjustable spray and a comfortable rubberized grip. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Make a 23-inch tall outdoor side table by hot gluing two 15-inch round pots together and sitting a 15-inch round melamine tray on top. Each piece cost three bucks. Don't glue the tray on so you can use the top pot to store small items like sunglasses or acrylic glasses to protect them from the elements when they're not in use. Run a bead of hot glue along the raised edge on the bottom of the tray and let it dry to help to keep the tray-top from sliding around.

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

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July Features: 


Better Homes and Gardens had some wonderful ideas for outdoor entertaining and I found that I could duplicate quite a few of them with less expensive things from the dollar store. Sticking with the beach party theme, here are four ideas for summer entertaining that will cost you a lot less if you shop at the dollar store.

Read Backyard Beach Party  for the full article.


People are rediscovering the simple pleasures and your “stay-cation” might include picnics in the park. If you like the idea of packing a picnic lunch and enjoying it with the kids under a big shade tree by a babbling brook or beside a lake dotted with ducks, dollar stores have plenty of stuff to help you get outfitted for these relaxing outings. 

Read Picnic Perfect for more.



Outdoor entertaining can be fun without costing a cooler-load of cash. One way to help decorate is to head to the jewelry section of your local dollar store and load up on cheap embellishments to add some sparkle and shine to outdoor gatherings. 

Here are three ideas for using dollar store jewelry and hair accessories as decorative accents. 

Read Bling it Outside for the full article.












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