Unique DIY Desk Calendar

With the holidays wrapping up, most people are probably finishing their gift giving preparations. But as your list dwindles, are you left with one or two names of people who are classically hard to buy for? Today we have one helpful DIY gift idea that anyone could use, plus some online shopping inspiration!

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Thrift Store Chic: Adorable and Attainable Secondhand Style

We all know those people who just have incredible luck thrifting. Today we’ll share some tips and tricks from the experts so you, too, can steal that thrift-chic style.

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Turn Up the Texture

If there’s one shopping tip that will successfully lead you to exciting purchases no matter what you seek, it’s this: try new textures! This goes for fashion, home decor, and—hey, even grocery shopping! As shoppers, we tend to play it safe by sticking with the things that are comfortable for us. But life is about taking chances and adding some new fabrics and feelings to your home and closet is a safe way to try new things.

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Add Some Greenery to Your Life

Every year, designers and stylists eager for a fresh take on what’s fashionable excitedly await the announcement of the Pantone color of the year. For 2017, the zesty hue Greenery—nature’s signature pigment which symbolizes a new start—is taking center stage and will influence decor and dressing alike for the next several seasons. To whet your appetite for the year ahead, here are just a few ways we’ve seen this statement color on Goodwill® finds in the past!

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Easy DIY Gifts for your Workplace Cohorts

The holidays are hard enough when you have a large network of family and friends to buy for, but adding colleagues or your kids’ teachers into the mix can be downright distressing! Never fear—we’re here to help! Here are some gift ideas for the bosses, officemates, and teachers in your life.

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3 Tips to Spread Holiday Cheer

When it comes to holiday cheer, the people around us will vary from one end of the spectrum (i.e. Buddy the elf) to the other (the Grinch before he discovers the real meaning of Christmas). As we go about our lives at home, at work, and anywhere else our routine takes us between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, we ourselves may even drift between delight from the tinkling of sleigh bells and misery when that one. annoying. song. comes on the radio yet again. So today I wanted to mention three quick tips that will help you get the most out of the upcoming season by enjoying its generous spirit and spreading holiday cheer.

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Industrial Interior Design at Goodwill®

I love the utilitarian look of industrial interior design. It seems like peppering my home with sturdy, durable pieces somehow grounds the space so I love to add pipes, cement, and wood accents when I can. For that worn look that adds authenticity to industrial pieces, buying or creating your own décor in this style from second-hand goods is really the best way to go. Don’t you think that one of the best aspects of industrial décor is that everything seems to have a story? Why not start with items that have already lived before you bought them then do some updates to make them your own?

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Design Classics Await at Goodwill®

Some things never change—and for good reason! When a design is neutral enough to compliment a wide array of lifestyles and personality types, but unique enough to not just blend in, that perfect element won’t soon go out of style. Today, let’s celebrate some of the greatest designs of all time the same way we celebrate everything else… by thrifting, of course!

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Leave Your Mark (Part 2): Ideas for Updating Thrifted Items with a Sharpie

Last winter we had tons of fun exploring the different delights you can doodle on with Sharpies, everything from dishware to baby onesies, but – to my surprise – the more I browse the internet, the more brilliant permanent marker DIY ideas I find! So I thought it was about time that we revisit this remarkable tool and all of the customization possibilities it offers to thrifty Goodwill® shoppers!

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Backyard on a Budget

It’s crazy to me that Labor Day is this weekend! As the unofficial end of summer, I really hate to see this holiday arrive. However, it’s also a wonderful reminder to soak up some sun while that’s still a comfortable option. Seeing as summer doesn’t officially end for a few more weeks (and fall is actually a really lovely season to spend time outside!), I’d say it’s still okay to invest a little time and energy into one last warm-weather hoorah with a few budget-friendly backyard purchases.

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