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  Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva, Marlene Alexander    


Hi and welcome! I'm Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me! 

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If you're looking for home decor on a budget, check out our Decorating Articles Library where you'll find over 155 articles on a wide range of easy decorating ideas and gift ideas.            

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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.  A great book with an important life-lesson for young readers.

(Great book! My son loves it! Defiantly recommend. - Jennifer Smith)

Wagner - The Dog With No Tail is available on Amazon  in paperback or e-book versions. 


Find of the Week:

Keep things neat and hidden while adding a little class to your front closet shelves with fabric storage baskets. These were three bucks each at Dollarama and are generously sized at 13 by 10 by 7 - inches. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Label your closet bins using pictures, rather than writing on labels. Stickers work well. For instance, if you have dog gear in one basket, like I do, you can always find stickers with dogs on them. Or, if you can draw or have a talented relative in your family, put a hand-drawn picture on the label. In my case, my son Curtis helped me label the bin with extra hats and gloves in it and made another label that designates all things related to shoes, such as laces, polishes and spray protectors. 

Keeping such things all in one place makes them easy to find when you need them.

See past Quick Tips and more 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!


February Features: 


It's easy to throw money at a holiday or other special occasion, but giving something you've put a bit of time and thought into can mean just as much, perhaps more than anything you could buy. All you need are the right materials and some time.

Here are three Valentineís Day gift ideas using craft supplies from the dollar store that are as easy to make as falling in love.

Read Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the complete article and check out the Valentine's Day site map for more Valentine's Day ideas.


It's home; where you hang your hat, but you donít own it. When you move into an apartment, a dorm room or a rented house, you have to respect the fact that there are certain things you just canít do to it.

However, that neednít discourage you when it comes to decorating, as there are lots of things you can do to liven up your space even if you canít paint the walls or use wallpaper. Hereís how to decorate an apartment in Dollar Store Style.

See How to Decorate an Apartment for the full story.

Most kids love stickers and kids grow into adults who still like to play with stickers. Only, instead of Disney princesses and super heroes, our tastes run more to decorative themes. 

Colorful stickers, whether intended for scrapbooking or to decorate laptops and walls, can also be used in other ways. Make your possessions stand out from the ordinary by stamping your own personality onto them using the stickers you can find in dollar stores. Here are some suggestions.

Read Sticker Situations for the full article.

















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