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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
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:
Dollarama has a
variety of these cement-look planters that cost from $2 to $4,
depending on the size. Fill a grouping of these with
colourful flowers and put them on a table near your front door to
make an attractive display throughout the summer.
See past Finds here.
Dollar store garden ornaments
will have a greater impact if you group them together in sets of
three, rather than spreading them throughout the garden.
See past Quick Tips
and more easy
decorating ideas from the dollar store.
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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!
There are at least three days throughout the year when you might need a gift for a guy. And men don’t make it easy for us. If they want something, they’re just as likely to go buy it themselves and, when you ask them what they need or want, they’ll say “I don’t know” or “nothing.” Not helpful, guys!
All that forces us to become creative, so think about the types of things your fellow
likes to do on a regular basis and, when there’s a man event in your future, consider these gift ideas from the dollar store.
Event for the full story.
Considering that, in 1895 one U.S. dollar was equal to $25.47 of today’s money, the Victorians would have thought it extravagant to spend a whole dollar on any one small item. Alas, in today’s economy anything that only costs a buck is considered cheap and Victorian-era antiques are often unattainable for the budget-restrained. Still, if you would like to decorate in the Victorian style, you can get something of the look with only a cursory understanding of the era and by focusing on look-alike accessories.
Dollar Store Victorian for the complete article.
While a guest on a call-in radio show a while back, a young girl called in, giggling, to
'confess' that she had made her wedding centerpieces using things from the dollar store. She may not have
realized it, but she’s certainly not alone. I often see brides-to-be in my local dollar store clearing the shelves of a particular glass vase or decorative bowl. There are oodles of wedding-worthy materials at dollar stores so, once again, why pay craft store prices for things you can get for a
buck or two?
When it comes to the actual construction of a wedding centerpiece, thoughts abound but it needn’t be an undertaking fraught with anxiety. Here are three simple ideas to get you started. You can always vary the colors you use to match your chosen wedding theme.
Wedding Centerpieces for the full article.
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