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August
12

Transform Butcher Blocks into Desk Organizers

Get ready to get back-to-school cool by turning a butcher block into a desk organization station! This craft is ideal for your student, home office space, or your kid’s arts and crafts supplies. These also make great gifts, especially when you pick a theme that matches the recipient’s favorite hues or school colors. Ability level:  Moderate […]

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August
12

Designer Finds at the Manhattan Goodwill

Although my summer has been lacking in beachy, resort excursions, I’ve been happy to make several trips all over the bustling city of New York. A few of my closest friends live there and I usually visit them a few times a year.  Last weekend, I took the train to Manhattan to see Marc, my […]

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August
12

Lilly for Less

My gal pal Megan and I took a ride out to the recently renovated Glebe Road, Arlington, VA Goodwill store and it did not disappoint! This store has always been a favorite of mine because it’s loaded with fantastic brands. I’ve spotted Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and I even scored an authentic men’s Louis Vuitton […]

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August
6

Celebrate End of Summer: Use Sea Glass Paint to Transform Glassware

You will make waves of delight when you transform a run of the mill glass vase and bowl with glass spray paint.  Turn a clear glass vessel into an eye-catching piece that will make a splash in any setting and help to keep the joy of summer around season after season. Ability level:  Easy Age Level:  Teens and […]

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August
5

Wedding Table Decor for Under $5.00

I am taking a break from fashion talk today to share a DIY I did for my wedding in May that was a huge hit at our reception! One of the ways I tried to conserve money in my wedding budget was to choose very simple decor. Now, my friends, I am what I like […]

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August
5

Meetup Recap: Let’s go to the Waldorf, MD Goodwill!

  Continuing this 2018 summer with style,  we held our monthly Goodwill Meetup on 7/28 at the Waldorf , MD Goodwill! Believe it or not, this was only my second time ever shopping at this location.   At this 30+ attendee Meetup (they keep on growing!)  I saw many friendly faces as usual, along with multiple […]

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July
29

3 Ways to Revamp a Lampshade Using Upcycled Clothing

See the light by giving an old lampshade a new look with a scarf or blouse.  So many great ways to transform it…here are three ideas resulting in totally different looks. Ability level:  Moderate to advanced Age Level:  Older teens and adults  Items needed: A lamp with shade A scarf or blouse 1 can of […]

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July
29

Workplace Chic for Under $20

I am so thrilled, my fellow fashionistas, to let ya’ll know I am finally working back in DC! I’ve recently taken a new position with a company that has an office on M Street and I love being back in the city. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am frugal fashion […]

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July
29

What I Wore: Sunday Afternoon Funk

Despite having the rainy week blues, my vibrant outfits helped to lift my spirits and increase my confidence, even though, my stylish pieces were often worn under raincoats (ha!). Last Sunday afternoon was quite a rainy one, but despite the weather, I was able to unleash my inner 80’s rockstar at my band’s second show. […]

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July
29

Light Up Your Outdoor Space with Style

My patio furniture is comfy and functional, but it is also a little “blah.” I found the perfect item at Goodwill to light up my outdoor space with style. With a little imagination and some solar lights, you can easily add a personal touch to your outdoor space too. My DIY Solar Light was easy […]

1. DIY Solar Light
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