Creative Halloween costumes ideas with the big-screen factor

Movies provide that pop-culture inspiration for Halloween costumes, and this year’s no different when it comes to what to dress up as. Halloween is the stuff movies are made of, and this year we saw “Toy Story,” “Addams Family,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King” hit the big screen. That means… [Read More]

5 DIY Halloween costume ideas

With some creativity and just a few bucks, you can create your own do-it-yourself 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 rare treat! Here are five tips for putting together the… [Read More]

Men’s Halloween costume ideas

Classics like vampires, zombies, pirates and superheroes are expected to be popular men’s Halloween costume ideas once again, according to the National Retail Federation. But every year those classics are joined by creative DIY men’s Halloween costumes that are influenced by pop culture, YouTube, movies, headlines and celebrities. When looking for inspiration for the perfect… [Read More]

Women’s Halloween costume ideas

Let the good times roll in creative and classic DIY women’s Halloween costumes. Whether inspiration comes from the movies, books, pop culture or history, what you wear this Halloween is only limited by your sense of fun and imagination. According to National Retail Federation, Halloween continues to be popular for adults, with half of celebrants… [Read More]

Instagram-worthy teen Halloween costume ideas

When it comes to tween and teen Halloween costume ideas, you can bet it’s going to be a sign of the times. Think Snapchat-, YouTube- and Instagram-worthy. Part of the Halloween thrill is building a costume that is unique and individual. No one wants to wear the exact same costume as someone else. It also… [Read More]

6 kids’ Halloween costume ideas

Some things never go out of style and come Halloween season that means pirates and princesses once again will grace our porches at trick-or-treat time. But in addition to the classics for kids’ Halloween costumes, it’s fun to see the creative Halloween costumes kids and families put together. Here are both classic and creative do-it-yourself… [Read More]

Goodwill consultants help with Halloween costume ideas

If you’re big into scaring up fun every Halloween with creative Halloween costume ideas, but inspiration is scarce this year and you’ve already plowed your way through a bag of candy corn trying to come up with something new and different, you’ll be happy to know that help is here. Goodwill NCW has put together… [Read More]

Easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas from your closet

Despite the best of intentions, you might find yourself scrambling to dream up impressive last-minute Halloween costume ideas for a dress-up party or office celebration. No worries! Open your closet and get creative. Think black or white dress, jeans, flannel shirt. Easy! If you’re not loving what you have on hand, turn to secondhand shopping… [Read More]

Not-so-basic ways to wear fall layers

It’s no secret that layers are a great way to add visual interest to any outfit. When summer breezes start to shift to crisp autumn air, layers and fall go hand in hand. Let’s be honest, dressing in fall is FUN. After a summer of shorts and tanks, it can feel really good to snuggle… [Read More]

DIY projects for kids of all ages

By Julia Marchand Before I became a mom, I heard repeatedly how expensive kids are. Creativity becomes imperative for those on a budget who don’t want their little ones to go without the games and goodies that make childhood special, so here are a few kid-approved projects to keep the little ones and your wallet… [Read More]

Fashionista: Go back-to-school shopping for trends on budget

It can be hard to focus on a new school year when the temps are in the 80s and we are still dipping our toes in the pool, but it’s time to tackle back-to-school shopping. We can laugh at that but cry over how much we spend for back to school. Did you know that… [Read More]

Create a DIY children’s reading nook

Crafting a fun reading nook for your child takes as little as five supplies. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of how you easily can make this DIY reading nook with supplies from your local Goodwill! You’ll first need to visit the housewares, books, and sheets/curtains section of your local Goodwill… [Read More]

One cardigan three ways

Cardigan sweaters can sometimes get a bad rep because they can be a little stuffy and, well, boring. Recent trends, however, are bringing the cardigan back to life. With added details like lace and ruffles, peplum silhouettes and a variety of lengths (think dusters and boyfriend cardigans), cardigans have come a long, long way from… [Read More]

Fashionista: Shop summer clearance and really save

Goodwill shoppers, now is the time to shop for summer clearance apparel. Every Goodwill store from boutiques to retail stores and training centers are clearing out for fall. Not only can you get half off with the color tag of the week but you also can take advantage of additional markdowns. I really scored on… [Read More]

Back-to-school shopping on a budget

While back-to-school shopping is underway, parents are paying attention to price and waiting for the best deals, according to a National Retail Federation study. The average family with children in kindergarten through 12th grade plans to spend $697 on apparel, electronics and other school needs, up from $684 last year, according to the survey. It’s… [Read More]