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pleased to be able to offer my new children's picture book,
Wagner, The Dog With No Tail. This would be a great stocking
stuffer for kids up to 8 years old. We can all learn from Wagner
that it's okay to just be yourself. Available on Amazon
and at the Dorrance
Find of the Week:
Dollarama has metal
Christmas cookie cutters in a variety of shapes and they only cost
$1.25 for three. I don't generally bake a lot of cookies but I
have other ideas for these fun shapes. Stay tuned!
To see past "Finds",
Use a small, flat-backed
Christmas wreath (I got this one at Dollar Tree) as a candle ring
or to accent another decoration, as here. Sit your decoration on a
shelf or mantle and let the ribbon ends hang over the edge.
See past Quick Tips here.
Marlene Found something
exciting at the dollar store? Got a beef with a dollar
store item? Have a great idea for a dollar store craft?
I love to hear from my readers!
The advertisers will argue
with me, but you really donít need to spend a sleigh-load of money making your home beautiful for the holidays. All you really need are a few dollar store basics and a small investment of time.
If you like to make crafts at home, these ones take next to no time to make and each one costs about $2.
Your Christmas for the full article.
New is not always
better and, although Iíll admit itís hard to walk away from
some of the fabulous new decorations you see in stores in November
and December, It can be just as good to buy into your imagination
After all, part of budget decorating is about using what you
already have on hand in new ways. This is especially helpful at
Christmas time when budgets are stretched just trying to make sure
everyone on your list has an appropriate gift.
Here are four ways to decorate for Christmas with what you already
have. Iím all about traditional colors but thereís no rule
stating you canít try these ideas using your own favorite hues.
Ways With Old Decorations for the full article.
Making elaborate Christmas crafts just isnít my thing. The spirit may be willing but the
hands are often all thumbs.
So Iím happy to putter away with my dollar store finds until I come up with something that tickles my fancy and then share them with you in the hopes that they will delight you, as well.
Anyway, we all have enough to do at this time of year, so thereís nothing wrong with having a lazy little Christmas when it comes to decorating.
Yourself a Lazy Little Christmas for the full article.
Home Decor From The Dollar Store!