This is the first year that my girls attended “school”. It was a pre-school program for 2-year olds but I was amazed at how much they learned and grew during this past year. Not only socially, but academically, as well. While I try to teach them new things everyday, I am NOT a teacher. I have no idea what is age-appropriate material and sometimes lack the patience necessary to follow through with a lesson. Read the rest of this entry ?
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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while I always rack my brain to come up with something for Mom, she always tells me the same thing, “I just want your love.” Now that I am a mom, I understand more what she means by that. While bling is nice, I would much rather have something that was made from the heart. Read the rest of this entry ?
I’m sure Brit will go over the highs and lows of Oscar fashion with you tomorrow, so I’ll move onto utilizing Goodwill for the next holiday which is one of my favorites – St. Patrick’s Day! Since my Irish eyes are always smiling, I especially like it when everone breaks out their Irish heritage, dons green apparel and noshes on corned beef and cabbage while Read the rest of this entry ?
LOVE is in the air! Okay, well, physically it’s on the bookshelf, but these little Valentine’s Day frames definitely make my heart smile! And they were oh-so-simple to make (and free using supplies I already had – Bonus!)!
Almost everytime I go shopping at Goodwill, I grab a frame (or two) to add to my stash, and those purchases came in handy with this project! I was inspired to add a some Valentine’s Day cheer to my home on a recent trip to Target – their Read the rest of this entry ?
Thanks to all who participated, but the lucky winner is Michelle Dugan!
Michelle, please shoot us an email at email@example.com to arrange a pick up-
or send us a facebook message through our Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina facebook page!
A few weeks ago we featured a shabby chic holiday wreath do-it-yourself tutorial. This week the crafted wreath is up for grabs!
The neutral colors makes it an easy match for your home, and the rustic decor gives it a classic feel- display it on the mantle, on the porch door, gift it for Christmas or a holiday party host ( perfect host gift)- the possibilities are endless!
So, wanna win it?
- Like this post on facebook
- Like this blog post
Easy enough, huh?
The winner will be drawn at random tomorrow-
My personal goal of creating 25% of my Christmas gifts this year is very difficult. Commercialism sometimes gets the best of me when I’m out and about. There are just so many cute things to buy! But my personal goal keeps me focused and is beginning to train my brain to look at more items in the big box stores with my “Goodwill Eyes”… My “How could I make that? Eyes”… It’s getting kind of fun – I love a good challenge!
I was perusing the aisles at World Market (incredible stuff, great inspiration, by the way) the Read the rest of this entry ?
I have to admit, in the beginning of the month, I was NOT looking forward to the holidays. I had been so busy with so many other things (including my twin girls’ third birthday!) that it was difficult for me to get into the holiday spirit. Then we decorated. Isn’t it amazing what a little lights and laughter can do to put you in the mood? We let the girls decorate the tree (see photo to the left) and are planning on leaving it exactly the way it is. In their eyes, it is perfect… and mine too.
But I am having fun creating some holiday gifts Read the rest of this entry ?
I’m so excited to reveal the first of my homemade holiday gifts! As I mentioned in an earlier post, my persoal goal is to make 25% of my Christmas gifts this year in an effort to give gifts that cost less and mean more. And for this first gift, I probably could have purchased it for cheaper than I made it, but it probably wouldn’t have lasted as long and wouldn’t have been as personalized.
So… last week I asked, “What do you get when you cross a college frame (found at Goodwill) with a cigar box (donated by my step-Dad)?” And, the answer is… Read the rest of this entry ?