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Find of the Week:

Here's a great gift for the creative kid on your Christmas list. This Crayola kit, found at Dollarama, includes three apps for use with an iPad. Pretty cool!

To see past "Finds", click here.

Quick Tip:

Like those Christmas tissue boxes you can buy right now but don't want to buy something that will likely last past the season? We started with a simply patterned tissue box in pale green and red stripes and added a few 3D poinsettia stickers to make it Christmas ready.  

With all the holiday-themed stickers available in dollar stores, the possibilities are endless. Design a tissue box to suit your tastes and Christmas decor.

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November Features:


New Article!

Nothing says fall like the bright red, vibrant yellow and vivid orange of autumn leaves. These colors, perhaps more than any other, inform our choices for decorating at this time of year.

Here are four ideas for playing around with leaves in your autumn decorating. 

Read Playing in the Leaves  for the full article.



Whatís not to like about Christmas? Peace on earth, good will towards men and more ways to deck the halls than you can shake a cinnamon stick at. Still, you donít need to spend a lot to dress your home for the holidays. Here are just a few ideas to help you decorate in dollar store style. 

Continue reading Pretty Easy Christmas



We all expect to see beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree on Christmas morning, however, a pretty package doesn't necessarily have to be wrapped in paper. There are alternatives and they can be just as attractive while at the same time, saving us money.

Here are a few more ideas:

Continue reading Unwrapped for Christmas  for the full story.













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