Customize Your Thrifted Denim

Hi everyone, Abby here! It’s officially music festival season! If your social media channels look anything like mine, you’ll probably have noticed an increase in Coachella posts and fun summer clothes. One of my favorite festival staples (and warm weather pieces) is customized denim. Whether it is cut-off shorts, or embellished jeans, customized denim is the easiest and most fun way …

Games, Puzzles & Brain Teasers on shopgoodwill.com

Every generation has toys and puzzles that define them. From toy soldiers in the 50’s to Lite Bright in the 70’s and the 90’s trend of Furbies, everyone has a great memory of a long lost toy. In the toy market, games and puzzles seem to stand the test of time. Many online shoppers will look for toys and puzzles …

5 Uses for a Thrifted Ice Cube Tray

  I always loved the “New Uses for Old Things” section of Real Simple magazine. That’s where I learned to store and hang my ribbon spools on a wire hanger and to use an ice cube to smooth out caulk. Speaking of ice cubes, I bought a brand new ice cube tray at Goodwill Wadsworth for 40 cents. Here are …

The Donation Cycle

One of the main reasons why I love to thrift shop is because of the recycling aspect. Just to think of the life my clothes have after I donate them, or the fact that I’m able to bring an item from the 1980s back to life is actually quite fascinating. By donating and shopping at Goodwill Akron, I feel good …

LEGOs: For Kids of all Ages

Legos are now more popular than ever.  As many know, Legos sets are not inexpensive. Even the smaller kits start at $15 to $20. Themed Legos such as Star Wars, Minecraft and Marvel Heroes can be several hundred dollars for one set. Then there are the higher-end sets of famous international landmarks and architecture which can be close to or over …

DIY Silverware Wind Chimes

Hi everyone, Abby here! I hope spring is off to a great start for you! It’s almost Earth Day, so what better time to reduce, reuse and recycle, but with another craft that can easily be completed with supplies from your local Goodwill! For our next DIY workshop, we will be making wind chimes with silverware on Saturday, April 18! We …

Style Session: Alyssa at blue

  Last week I met Alyssa at blue / A GOODWILL® BOUTIQUE / in Kent for a style session. The boutique carries a variety of affordable upscale and brand name clothing as well as accessories for women, men and even children. You can also shop my Dina’s Days pop-up space there as well! Alyssa is a working mom of an adorable toddler so …

Woven Tray Turned Picture Frame

  My decorating style changes from year to year, month to month and week to week. One second I’m painting all my wood furniture in bright colors, the next I’m wanting all my furniture back to natural wood. The last few years I was all about bright pops of color, boldly painted furniture, and retro-inspired accessories. But my decorating pendulum …

Thrift Spring Fashion Trends

This is that time of year when I begin to keep an eye out for my favorite runway trends at Goodwill. The weather in February was brutal and my expectations for the month of March are pretty low, but for now I guess I can continue to work on crossing things off my spring thrift list. Here’s what I’ve picked …

The Never-ending Winter

It’s February and yes, spring is around the corner. However, those of us in Northeast Ohio know all too well that we can see snow even into April. Think it’s too late for finding winter wear? Not if you’re shopping on shopgoodwill.com. From gloves to ski coats, there are still a lot of options for you online. WHITE PATAGONIA DOWN …