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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 in paperback or e-book versions. 



Find of the Week:

Just in time for back-to-school, Dollarama has these Rubbermaid Take Alongs in three different sizes to help you pack lunches for school and work . There are three 3-piece containers in the first two packages and four containers with lids in the third one. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Organize your craft supplies and make them easily accessible by using a lazy Susan. We cut a piece of non-slip shelf liner to fit the top of this 10-inch glass lazy Susan and added six mini glass canisters to hold small craft pieces like buttons, tacks and other small pieces. These small canisters come in a set of three for two bucks. Place a square votive candle holder in the middle to store things like sharpie markers and paint brushes.

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

Contact Marlene  Found something exciting at the dollar store? Got a beef with a dollar store item? Do you have an easy decorating idea for a craft? I love to hear from my readers!


August Features: 

Are you one of those who have a drawer full of favorite cards from your kids or spouse? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could bring some of these special remembrances out into the light again? Here’s an idea using dollar store frames that has the double benefit of allowing you to save your memories while adding artwork to any room in the house.   

Read Fit to Frame for the full article.


In decorating, change is a good thing. An easy way to freshen a room’s look is to change accessories. You can do that by switching things you already have from one room to another. Doing it that way won’t cost you a thing and you may be surprised at the difference it makes. 

The next easiest thing to do is to shop the dollar store for inexpensive items that can be used alone or put together to make something totally new. The three suggestions following, range in price from a buck to $13 but you may already have some of these materials at hand.

Read Three Easy Pieces for more.



If you traveled this summer, whether it was close to home or to some exotic local, you may have come home with a few souvenirs. Sometimes what we buy comes in plastic bags that are stamped with interesting art that appeals to us as much as the treasures we bought. If you’re like me, you’re reluctant to throw these bags away.

Still, apart from lining the bathroom waste basket or using it to carry your shoes to work, what can you do with even an attractive empty bag? Make art! Of all crafts to do, this one is super easy and, when you’re done, you’ll have another reminder of an enjoyable trip.

Read It's In the Bag for the full article.












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