With #stayathome orders in place across much of the country, it’s likely you’ve been spending a lot more time at home than usual. Now’s the time to get started on all those home improvement projects and spring cleaning days that were so easy to procrastinate in more normal times — if not now, then when?
With more time on our hands during these unprecedented times, people have turned to creativity to keep themselves busy. Instead of giving in to online shopping, I’ve seen posts on social media from people who have learned to make do with what they have and turn it into something creative and fabulous. I’ve loved pouring through posts on social media, seeing how everyone has been upcycling their thrifted finds, both clothing and home goods, and turning them into something new again.
For me, turning the clocks back an hour means more than just another hour of daylight. It’s the symbol that spring has sprung, the end of one season and the start of another. It’s also one of those days that I like to use as a reminder to take a step back and look at the things in my life, trying to see what needs work or a little refresh.
Spring really seems to drag its heels this time of year, doesn’t it? Especially when you live as far north of the equator as I do. Though these late winter days do feel as though they are stretching slightly longer, and the sun is creeping ever so slowly back up further in the sky each day.
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be celebrated at a fancy, expensive restaurant? Not me! This year I’ll be celebrating at home with my family over a bountiful brunch. But how does one make an at-home meal feel special? Well, with a trip to Goodwill®, of course!
As the corner stores have long ago announced by the overnight appearance of shelves full of heart shaped boxes of chocolates, greeting cards and oversized stuffed animals, Valentine’s Day is upon us yet again. Whether or not you have plans to celebrate with a special someone, group of friends or spend the day showering yourself in self love, we’re sharing some easy to put together outfits to wear for any occasion.
Like a lot of parents of young kids, we don’t get out a whole lot. When you’re on a tight budget that includes monthly childcare that costs more than your mortgage, it’s hard to justify hiring a sitter for just about anything. But as Valentine’s Day approaches and cold, wintry nights take hold, we decided to made an exception to our normal rule.
Did you know that 56% of Americans would enjoy receiving second hand gifts? According to this survey, there has been an uptick in fashion waste awareness, especially in older millennials, who fall under the category of welcoming the idea of giving and getting a thrifted present.
'Tis the season of upgrading to downgrades! Yes, it’s January! The holidays are over now (insert sigh of relief here) and like many people, the onslaught of stuff and relief that it’s FINALLY over has put me squarely in purge mode. Lots of us are. This is exactly why January thrifting may be my favorite time of year.