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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:

It's not likely you're going to find a large package of fall vase filler like this for four bucks anywhere but Dollarama. This natural vase filler would look nice displayed in a large wooden bowl.

See past Finds here.

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If you're like me, you hate to throw out reusable gift bags but what can you do with a bunch of paper wine bottle bags? I mean,  you don't gift someone with a bottle of wine everyday. If you have a collection of these tall paper gift bags, here's the answer. Just cut them down to a shorter size (however tall or short you want), leaving about an extra inch at the top to fold down on the inside of the bag and use a one-hole punch to make holes for a ribbon or decorative cord handle. Voila! A gift bag that's wider than your average small gift bag and great for smaller gifts.

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

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September Features: 


If you like to create faux snow globes and cloches for Christmas, think about using the same method for making other seasonal accents. 

For these projects, I used round glass vases but you don’t need to limit yourself. Any kind of clear container, from mason jars to any clear vase can be used effectively.

See Elements of Summer for the full story.

There’s nothing like a change of seasons to set the decorators among us in motion. The vibrant colours of fall are particular favourites of mine and I love to incorporate them into the decorating scheme in my home.

Here are four ideas you can use to decorate and entertain for autumn in Dollar Store Style.

Read Colour Me Fall for the full article.


If kitchen walls could talk, they might retell some of the funny stories they've heard around the family dinner table at night. They might whisper secrets passed between siblings while they were doing homework at the kitchen table in the evenings or they might justly shout, “Hey, we feel naked!” 

If your kitchen walls are looking a little bare, here are some easy-on-the- budget ideas to help fill the empty spaces. Make them a jumping off point for ideas of your own that will stamp your kitchen as uniquely yours. 

Read Hangin' in the Kitchen for more.















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