Thrift Shopping Fashion Update

Hi Goodwill Shoppers!  I have four things I want to fill you in on from this past month.  1. The week of May 5 – 10 was Goodwill Week! Throughout the week Katie (the home decor guru/Goodwill Blogger), Dina (from the popular lifestyle blog- Dina’s Days), and myself held talks on how to thrift shop like a pro!  Mini DYI sessions …

Fabric Covered Rocking Chair

Over the past few months, Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage , Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties has had a lot to celebrate – 50-year anniversary at its Mansfield store, new location celebration at Northfield store, and most recently, the celebration of Goodwill Week and 50-year anniversary at its Ashland store. At most of these events, we’ve been working diligently to cover an entire wooden rocker (from …

Exciting Vintage Fashion Finds – Goodwill Vintage Collection

I am surrounded every day by the racks and racks of dresses dating from the mid 1800’s to the present in Goodwill’s Vintage Collection. As I take a closer look at what is hanging around me, I find many are by well-known designers.   Tadashi-shoji:  Look this designer up and you will see his dresses on the red carpet of the …

Navigating shopgoodwill.com

For those who have shopped on our online auction site, this will be nothing new to you. However, for those new to shopgoodwill.com this will provide you information on how to browse and make your searching easier. The main page will look like the image below. If you want to see the top 50 items from all Goodwill agencies across …

Upcycled Shadowbox and Game Pieces

Hearing the word “shadowboxes” takes me back to my childhood when every single gift we gave my mom was a small bear figurine for her shadow box. Our last name is Bernstein so it was only fitting that she collect bears. I come across shadowboxes all the time at Goodwill so I figured it is time to buy one and …

Spring Fashion Finds

Greetings Goodwill Shoppers!    I have been finding the best things at Goodwill lately.  It seems like I’ve hit the jackpot every trip. Could it be more folks are spring cleaning?  Anyway, here are a few discoveries I’ve made lately. I scored some awesome printed blue and white pants (pictured), and a few sweaters that I have been wearing weekly.   I …

Recent Finds at Shopgoodwill.com

Has the unpredictable weather kept you from visiting your favorite neighborhood Goodwill store?  Did you know you can go Goodwill shopping at any time from the comfort of your home?  The Goodwill store that’s as close as your computer – here are some recent finds at Shopgoodwill.com!    Pal Kepenyes Midcent Brutalist Mod Lion Pendant             …

Creating a Resume to Reach your Career Goals

Whether you are looking for a job or happy with your current employer, it is a good idea to keep your resume up-to-date.  You can find many expert tips searching the Internet as well as advice from friends and family – everyone will have an opinion.  What should you do then?  Take in all the advice and create a resume …

Rain Boot Spring Wreath

I’m totally that neighbor. It’s March and I still have a plaid suitcase, ice skates and an old sled decorating our front porch. After the beating they took this winter they’ve raised their white flags and surrendered. “Replace us!” they cried! So despite the snow and cold temps, I’m swapping out the soggy, mangled, defeated Christmas décor  for something fresh, …

Alternative Spring Fashion

Believe it or not soon the snow will be melting and daffodils and crocuses will be poking their pretty little heads up to remind us that Spring is here again.  I can hardly wait!  In the meantime, I like to go through my closet and plan a bit for the upcoming season.  So what’s on the agenda… Spring fashion. I …