Rainy summer days don’t need to be spent staring out the window wishing for better weather. Instead, they’re the perfect time to get creative and plan for a time when the sun will come out! There are so many different ways to do this, using the extra time indoors to meal prep for the week, catch up on laundry, clean out that drawer in the kitchen that always seems to be overflowing, but you can never find what you need in there in the moment. One of my favorite rainy day activity treats is to take a trip to my favorite Goodwill store and conduct my own “Price Point Challenge.”
With Memorial Day falling on a Monday this year, the official kick off of summer may seem more like a soft launch. But with a loud outfit that shows your patriotic spirit and self-expression, you can head into a summer full of warm weather, beach days, and barbeques in style. Whether your summer goals are to travel to a new destination, finally make the first move and go on that date you’ve been dreaming of, or to live it up with your friends in your favorite city, these Memorial Day Weekend outfits can be repurposed throughout the coming months and make any occasion special.
As the seasons shift, the urge to clean and make room for new space starts to rise. More than decluttering clothes and that one kitchen junk drawer that’s always too full, there’s a lot to be said about the décor atmosphere in each room of your home. Tackling this corner by corner can help you see your space with a new perspective. You may have thought something was off for a while, but you might not have realized exactly what until you focus in on it. Sometimes, it’s a small shift that can make all the difference.
Mother’s Day is an important day dedicated to celebrating the mothers and mother-figures in our lives. If you find yourself running short on time or budget this year, but still want to show your love and appreciation for your mom, consider thrifting for a unique and thoughtful gift. Thrifted gifts are not only much more budget friendly than retail-priced gifts, but they’re also eco-friendly as they give new life to pre-loved items. Plus, when thrifting at Goodwill, you never know what vintage or designer treasures you might find.
Celebration season has kicked off, and that means figuring out party planning logistics is in full swing. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, wedding, or baby shower, the end goal is likely the same – to create a beautiful, personalized day that makes the VIP of the day feel loved and special. There can be a lot of pressure on creating the perfect celebration, down to the centerpieces and party favors, and it can easily get costly too. But with a little creativity, and the help of smart second-hand shopping at your favorite Goodwill stores, you’d be amazed at what you can put together without breaking the bank.
In 2019, people had been reading less – life got too busy, there were distractions brought on by phones and TVs. But the pandemic changed that. In 2020, the average American read 20 minutes a day, an increase of 21% from the previous year, and it brought in the best sales year of the decade for print books. A resurgence of reading is a great thing: reading exercises the brain, improves concentration and healthy sleep, it boosts your library of general knowledge, and it can also be a really affordable type of entertainment. This World Book Day on April 23rd marks a celebration of all things reading and offers an opportunity to tap back into the world of books if you’ve realized it’s been a while since you last enjoyed a good written story.
Spring break is a celebration of getting past the midpoint of the school year. For many college students, it’s the perfect time to escape responsibility and be a kid again, heading out with a group of friends for the week to live life to the fullest and have fun.
By Felicia Czochanski The shift towards remote and hybrid work over the last few years sparked the comfort revolution, and that’s here to stay. Sweatpants don’t have the same reputation they once did of being a “lazy” outfit. Leggings are for more than just workouts. There are ways of styling comfort-focused pieces that are on
One of the best things about shopping at Goodwill is experiencing the search for the unexpected. There are so many possibilities within the shelves and racks of a Goodwill store, and sometimes the surprising item you find could be a new wardrobe staple or the foundation for your next go-to outfit.
There’s a special brightness that comes along as the seasons start to shift. Thoughts of spring often bring up more sunshine, fresh air, and even a more positive outlook. As we approach the kickoff of the new season, there’s no better way to prepare than to consider a design refresh to bring new spring trends into your home.
This International Women’s Day, take some time to write down what makes you feel confident on a piece of paper and a couple steps you can take to do more of whatever that is. One thing that helps me get into a “girl boss” mindset is putting on a power outfit that makes me feel good, look good, and boosts my confidence.
It can be inevitable. The buildup of bulky sweaters, though there’s only a handful you wear regularly on rotation. The piles of shoes that you bought because they looked pretty in the store, but haven’t found the right event to wear them to. The overall clutter that takes over your closet, transforming it away from a functional space to more of a curated dumping ground. But, it doesn’t have to be this way!