is a Puerto Rican lifestyle expert, writer, television host and native New Yorker. She is one of the stars of ABC's The Chew, where she serves as field correspondent and roving reporter, covering events and dishing on new ways of using ordinary household items. She has also been a contributing design expert on Rachael Ray,where she's known for hands-on advice, innovative crafts and dramatic room revisions. Learn more about Evette at http://evetterios.com.
I love showers! Baby showers, wedding showers and April showers (because they bring May flowers!). So when I realized that one of my dearest friends, Robyn, didn’t have a plan for a baby shower, I sprang into action enlisting the help of my craftiest friends to create a shower for her that she would never forget.
Here are two really great gifts you can make from Goodwill® finds. The candy dish is a sweet and easy project that can be assembled in a few minutes. The book gift is a little more involved, but is a nice, romantic surprise for a special sweetheart. Either way, that special someone will love these thoughtful Valentine’s presents, and your purchases will help Goodwill create jobs for people in your local community — a doubly sweet deal!
With the coming of the new year many of us like to reflect upon the previous year and resolve to do better in the next: lose some weight, quit smoking, save more, and do more for those less fortunate.
How about considering Goodwill® in your New Year’s resolutions? Goodwill generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others who face challenges to finding employmen
I love to shop at Goodwill®. I never know what I’m going to find, I get to reuse something that might have otherwise been thrown away and the prices can’t be beat. Recently, I went on a little shopping spree in order to create the perfect Halloween candy table. I can’t believe the treasures I found: vintage lamps, a red and black tablecloth, candle sticks, glass cylinders and jar, a gothic mirror and frames. I even found a jack-o-lantern candy bucket, a plastic skull and four decorative crows!
I found this not-so-broken chair at my local Goodwill® store. I thought this chair would look good on the front porch. It’s always good to have an extra chair for guests, and if I put it next to the door, it would be a great place to remove muddy shoes. Even though it looked like someone had used it as a step stool and broke the caning, the chair’s frame was sturdy. It just needed a new seat.
There’s nothing like an old T-shirt; it’s cozy, comfortable and familiar. But what can you do with T-shirts that are becoming a little worn out or kind of stained? Here are three ideas that can transform your old T-shirt into something new.
With my closets bursting at the seams, I knew that I really needed some more storage for clothing, and I was going to have to be creative about where I was going to put that storage. I headed to my local Goodwill thrift store and, when I found this old buffet and dresser, I fell in love. I measured them and they were perfect. The only problem was they were really beat up.