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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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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:


Everyone knows that the Rubbermaid name stands for quality plastic products. I don't know what these gallon pitchers cost in other stores, but you can get one at Dollarama right now for four bucks. 

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip


Did you know that you can use a mug warmer to release candle scents? Well you can! I tried it and it works great, especially when you have someone in your house who is leery of open flames. ;) Of course, you only want to do this with candles in glass containers.

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

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August Features: 

New! We all know that there’s nothing like a fresh floral arrangement to brighten up a room but, sometimes the family budget simply won’t allow for weekly purchases of fresh blooms. That’s when we turn to the fakes for a flower fix.

As you may have noticed from past articles, I like working with fake flowers. To begin with, they’re cheap, especially when buying them at the dollar store, they’ll never get all droopy because you forgot to water them and you can store a variety of them so you can change them out regularly to avoid becoming bored looking at the same ones indefinitely.

Today’s fake dollar store blooms are better than ever. Here are two ideas for decorating with faux florals, outside and inside.

Continue reading Blooming Easy 


New! Seashells are reminders of summer days at the beach and that’s why we love to decorate with them. Even if you don’t have your own personal collection of shells, a bag or two of dollar store seashells will help to bring a beachy feel to your home this summer.

Here’s how to decorate and entertain using dollar store seashells.

Read Shell Game



Moving away from home for the first time is both exciting and a little scary. If you’re heading off to college or university this fall, decorating your first home-away-from-home can be part of the fun. Dollar stores offer plenty of inspiration that will leave most of your school money free for all of those expensive textbooks! Here are just a couple of ideas to help make a utilitarian space a little more personal.

Read Dorm-Room Re-Do for the full article.

















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