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Guest Blogger: How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE

Welcome to my thrifted home! I’ve been decorating my home with thrifted pieces for years. I appreciate that pre-loved pieces have a history (and recycling someone else’s past treasures keeps items out of our landfills). It’s also much softer on the wallet than buying everything new! EVERY item in my living room (shown below) was […]

How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE

Guest Blogger: “Mum-mies the Word” with Transformed Candle Holders

Looking for an easy, Halloween-themed project for your kids?  Don’t be afraid—we have the project for you! Take clear glass containers and make them frightfully fun as the Mummy Family! Visit the glass wares aisle of your friendly neighborhood Goodwill to scare up some clear, glass containers and bring them back to life as Mummy […]

Guest Blogger: “Mum-mies the Word” with Transformed Candle Holders

My Favorite Thing (from Goodwill): Vanity Swag

I had my first official DC Goodwill Fashionista MeetUp back in July where I told my fellow fashionistas I was on the hunt for some vanity swag. I was in desperate need of some organizational items to get my beauty potions and baubles back in order. I was in some fantastic company and came home […]


My favorite finds from Thread at Union Market

After a fun shopping experience during the holidays, I was excited to return to Union Market this past weekend for the spring edition of Thread. I’ll admit, I didn’t spend a ton of money with the vendors—some local, some visiting DC, some upscale, some quite affordable. But the collection of people passionate about their craft […]

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Fashionisto Friday: Tim

Tim is no stranger to this blog. We showed off his DIY skills in a guest blog post that put my own DIY skills to so much shame. So I wasn’t surprised when a note landed in my inbox from Tim. Lo and behold, he had put on his crafty hat and turned a Goodwill […]

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Fashionista Friday: Ali

When it comes to frugal DIY, Ali is my new favorite expert. The blogger behind Pies and Puggles, she had fallen in love with a candlestick arrangement from a not-so-cheap home store. With time and patience, she re-created the look for a lot less. Whenever she stopped into her local thrift store, Ali set a […]

Goodwill candlesticks

Guest Blogger: Master of the home-decor DIY

Fashionista note: What started as a fun idea for a Q&A post turned into an amazing how-to that demanded to be presented as a guest post. Let the DIY begin! I consider myself a crafter/artist so I have tons of ideas.  Here is a frosted/etched vase project that I know your readers will love!  It […]

Frosted Vase Supplies