Nothing artificial about this Christmas tree deal

This time of year, it’s like our very own festival of trees celebration right in our stores. Come check out our indoor tree farm and find the perfect one for your home. Goodwill offers a variety of trees in an assortment of styles and sizes, beginning with table-top versions starting at $4.99 and growing in […]

Fashionista: Start small when mixing prints

I’ve always been intimidated when it comes to mixing prints. Should it be the same color, same style print, etc.? So I’ve decided to start slow and easy with a tip I found at Keep your patterns in the same realm. Think micro vs. bolder prints. With that in mind, I tried this black […]

Low-cost, big-reward toy ideas for little ones on your list

Comparison shopping is as much a part of the season as candy canes and gingerbread. When the buying never seems to stop this time of year, it’s critical to the budget and bottom line that you aren’t spending more than you need to. Lucky for you, we’ve done some of the work with our ours […]

Fashionista: Layering pieces for fall

With these ever-changing Wisconsin temperatures, I sure hope you are using the layering approach to your clothing. Here’s another example of layering pieces for fall working together. This fall, I’m pairing this beautiful linen and lace duster with all the details, like pearl-like buttons, drawstring neckline and 6-inch lace trim on the bottom. I know what you […]

Think thrift when setting your Thanksgiving table

Combine Grandma’s vintage turkey platter with secondhand finds to create a thrifty Thanksgiving table that is holiday and crowd worthy! It’s a mix-and-match look that allows you to blend traditional with modern by using what you have and supplementing with the low-price items you find at thrift stores like Goodwill. Repurposing and buying used shows […]

Stock up on winter wear now so you’re ready

Now’s the time to go through your winter gear — think hats, scarves, mittens — and find out what you’re missing and what you need. Not everything from last year’s winter made it back into the basket of cold-weather gear, and now is the time to find out. Plus, there’s always the glove that’s without […]

Fashionista: Blanket scarf a fall essential

Ah, fall. Cooler temps, beautiful colors, pumpkin spice everything. And to keep you so cozy and toasty warm — blanket scarfs. And that’s just what they are! Scarves almost as big as blankets. They are so versatile: Tie it, use it as a wrap over thinner layers such as a long-sleeve shirt, belt it. Go […]

Fashionista: Never turn away a shift dress

OK, Goodwill fashionistas, here is a great tip for you. If and when you find a solid-colored shift dress, grab it! I promise you never will retire this key fashion item out of your closet. You can either dress it up or down. I’ve got two looks that showcase its versatility. I found this dark […]

Last-minute group Halloween costume ideas

When it comes to Halloween costume creativity, the more the merrier. Going matchy-matchy with your BFF or with a group of pals, coworkers or neighbors really doubles the fun and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Here are 3 creative ideas featuring tutus to help you put together a costume ensemble that really […]

Accessorize your way to the perfect Halloween costume

Accessories are what make a Halloween costume. While the basics — let’s call them the building blocks — of a costume are essential, it’s the extras that really make that costume special and stand out. Here are easy and inexpensive ways to incorporate some of your wardrobe staples into your Halloween look. Of course, if […]

Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for adults

    Let the good times roll in creative and clever DIY Halloween costumes for adults. Whether inspiration comes from the movies, books, TV, historical figures or pop icons, what you wear this Halloween is only limited by your sense of fun and imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Audrey Hepburn: […]

Fashionista: Oversized sweaters are where fall is at

One easy tip when you are hunting for great fall styles is to keep your eyes open for oversized sweaters. According to fashion bloggers, oversized items, especially sweaters and coats, are the current trend. I encourage you to start your search on these items. Jump up a few sizes. I found this Simply Vera Wang […]

Tweens, teens can do own thing with these Halloween costumes

When it comes to tweens and teens costumes, you can bet it’s going to be a sign of the times. Think Snapchat filters, YouTube sensations and fleeting trends come to life. Here are some Instagram-worthy costume ideas. Renaissance girl: This costume for all ye fair maidens is a different sort of #ootd. Transform into a […]

5 tips for putting together the best thrifted DIY Halloween costume

With some creativity and just a few bucks, you can build your own Halloween costume that is sure to be the envy of the neighborhood, party or office. Plus, it will be a one-of-a-kind look that will save you money. How’s that for a treat! Here are five tips for putting together the best thrifted […]

Make your own Snapchat filter costume accessories

If animal Snapchat filters are your thing, consider going as a deer, raccoon, pig, cat, dog, rabbit or any of your favorites this Halloween. Short on supplies? Why not Goodwill It Yourself and put together an accessory that could be the focal point of your costume that will be the envy of all. We put […]

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