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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.  An entertaining story with an important life-lesson for young readers.

(Great book! My son loves it! Definitely recommend. - Jennifer S.)

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


Find of the Week:

Here's a cute glass pumpkin candle holder that I found at Dollarama for $3.50. It's a fair size and should hold a short pillar candle.


See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

If you're living in a rental apartment with a boring back splash area, try using over-sized wall stickers to give the area some colour. Vinyl wall stickers won't leave a sticky residue when removed and can be wiped down with a damp cloth, so kitchen splatters shouldn't be a problem. When you get tired of one pattern, these stickers can be easily replaced for a totally new look. 

Each sticker sheet has six large decals on it. I found these at Dollar Tree.

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

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September Features: 

Need some autumn inspiration? Try these easy ideas for decorating your home for fall that include a candle, a centerpiece and party favors. 

Continue reading Celebrating Autumn 


For those of us who like to change things up with the seasons, this is the time of year to bring out the cozy throws and replace the sheer summery curtains with drapes in warm shades like burgundy, deep green or whatever fall colour suits your décor. 

Our walls and tables get a makeover, too. Try these easy ideas to fill these spaces with the art of autumn.

Read The Art of Autumn



Many of the gift boxes you can find at the dollar store are almost too pretty to give away. In fact, I found some patterned boxes that are perfect for storing various items and attractive enough to display in the open.

Here are four different boxes, along with some ideas on how you can use them to hide everyday necessities in plain sight. 

Read Boxed-In for the full article.

















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