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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:

I love nature-themed pieces and this pretty serving bowl, found at Dollarama, can hold it's own even when it's sitting empty. The bowl is generously sized at 17-inches long to the tip of the stem and would make a great gift. No one would ever guess it only cost $4.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

Here's an easy idea for Mother's Day that's sure to please. Just buy a pretty pot  at the dollar store, a flowering plant, (I found this pretty pink geranium at my local grocery store garden center for $3), and you've got a gift that will serve double-duty. 

Just put the plant, still in its plastic pot, into the dollar store ceramic pot and tuck some Spanish moss around the top edges. Add a butterfly pick or some other embellishment, if you like. Mom can plant the flower in her garden this spring and reuse the pot for another plant either inside or outside.

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May Features: 



If the last time Mom had breakfast in bed was when she was in the hospital after giving birth, itís time to reconnect with a Motherís Day tradition. Use a tray and dishes you already have on hand or start from scratch at the dollar store and include a small token of appreciation as well. Here are three themed suggestions. Pick one you think will make your mom smile and add your own personal touches like Momís favorite mug and a particular breakfast she likes.

Read Bed and Breakfast  for more.


Are you one of those who have a drawer full of favorite cards from your kids or spouse? Wouldnít it be nice if you could bring some of these special remembrances out into the light again? Hereís an idea using dollar store frames that has the double benefit of allowing you to save your memories while adding artwork to any room in the house.   

Continue reading Fit to Frame



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.

Read How to Decorate an Apartment  for the full article.

















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