3 ways to update thrifted baskets

Quick quiz. What screams summer, makes organizing a cinch in any place at all (even on the go!) and is waiting for you at your local Goodwill? Thrifted baskets! From burly laundry baskets to breezy woven seagrass, these permanently picnic-ready decor pieces will feel right at home in every room of your home and even… [Read More]

DIY succulent planter project

Succulents are all the rage. If you haven’t jumped aboard the popular plant bandwagon, we’ve got some adorable do-it-yourself reasons that will convince you that you should. We’ve put together these budget-friendly air plant and succulent planters that feature secondhand vases, glassware and teacups we picked up at our local Goodwill for under $3.99. This… [Read More]

Fashionista: Star-spangled Fourth of July outfit

Summer is here, and one of the season’s highlights is the Fourth of July, which usually means gatherings and festivities with friends and family. Before you purchase your sparklers, head over to your local Goodwill to find a cute outfit not only for the 4th of July but pieces that are versatile enough to wear… [Read More]

Celebrate Independence Day with these Goodwill DIYs

When I think of the 4th of July, I envision our glorious flag and what it represents, booming fireworks and a laidback happy vibe. No matter where you are celebrating or how many people are involved, those are the top three things, I think, on everyone’s Independence Day celebration checklist. We don’t want you to… [Read More]

Contractivity program and Pierce celebrate partnership

A Goodwill job-training program celebrated a special milestone and its partnership with Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. Co., at the Goodwill Shiner Center in Appleton on Tuesday. Since 2014, Contractivity has been working with Pierce Manufacturing in cleaning and repackaging safety glasses into plastic sleeves. Team members and visitors at Pierce are required to wear… [Read More]

How to wear jeans in summer

Jeans are a staple in every woman’s closet. They pair with nearly everything and are the starting point for both casual and dressy outfits. In the summer, though, jeans are probably the last thing you feel like wearing. There are a few tricks to try with denim during the summer that will make it bearable… [Read More]

Light, bright and airy for summer with Goodwill style

By Julia Marchand These days I’m in love with all things light, bright and airy. Maybe it’s this summer season, maybe it’s the latest décor and fashion trends, but I’ve noticed that I feel the most inspired and motivated when my surroundings and apparel feel clean and luminous. Let me show you what I mean…. [Read More]

Shelley the Goodwill thrifter’s lamp find

Friends ask me frequently about my thrift-store shopping adventures. I love to thrift, bargain shop and go to yard sales, and it’s well-known in my social circle. I always get excited over a great deal and the thrill of the hunt! I typically look for items that can be used in my home, are inexpensive… [Read More]

What to wear to a summer wedding: dos and don’ts

We love ourselves a wedding. The romance, the food, the dancing, the cake and the excuse to dress up. But with so many dress options available, where does a girl even start? When considering what to wear to a summer wedding, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. We figured we’d start with… [Read More]

5 DIY garden projects on a budget

If your love of gardening extends beyond your green thumb to your crafty mind, these five budget-friendly, do-it-yourself garden-related projects will let you get your hands dirty in fun and creativity. Dig in!   Teacup bird feeder Repurpose a beautiful teacup into a bird feeder that will be appreciated by feathered friends and visitors alike…. [Read More]

Fashionista: Thrift shopping all about individualized style

Do you remember the Goodwill commercial that featured a man with a purple paisley shirt in his closet? Well, he donated the purple paisley shirt to Goodwill and, voila, a Goodwill shopper was thrilled with that find and said, “Yes! A purple paisley shirt!” That was my thought on this bright pink and green shirt… [Read More]

Mom of 6 regains control of finances through Goodwill program

Cassie came to the Financial Wellness Center at the Fox Valley Technical College Riverside Campus in Oshkosh in 2017 for a referral after her financial aid was suspended. During that initial meeting at the Financial Wellness Center, Nikki Dahlke, then satellite team leader, determined that Cassie was being garnished for defaulted student loans and had… [Read More]

15 must-haves for a summer capsule wardrobe

Who wants to spend precious summer days hiding out in a bedroom trying to figure out what to wear? Shorten the time it takes to plan an outfit and get out the door. Do yourself a favor and invest in a summer capsule wardrobe and make your life easier. Here are the top 15 must-have… [Read More]

Goodwill boutique opens at Onalaska Retail Store and Training Center

Goodwill NCW has opened a boutique within its Onalaska Retail Store and Training Center at 200 Theater Road. Goodwill NCW opened its first boutique at the Rib Mountain Retail Store and Training Center in January 2018 followed by ones at the Darboy Retail Store and Training Center in May 2018, the Neenah Retail Store and… [Read More]

Fashionista: Embrace the colors of spring

Bring on spring in Wisconsin! But please, weather forecasters, not 70 degrees one day and a shot of cold temperatures the next. Ah, this is the tough love of spring for those of us who live in the frozen tundra. Eventually, though, we will have warmth continuously. And won’t that be wonderful? Reward yourself for… [Read More]