The Blue Notebook

Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill
Plan an Oscars Party with Goodwill

Roll out the red carpet, it’s almost time for the Oscars! The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is just over a week away, so there’s still time to pull together a party if you’re ready to relive your favorite cinematic moments from the past year in the company of your other movie-loving friends.

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Shop Goodwill for Chic and Cheap Dorm Room Décor
Shop Goodwill for Chic and Cheap Dorm Room Décor

Getting settled in a new dorm room this week? Step away from the plastic storage bins and polyester bedding! By shopping Goodwill for many dorm room necessities, college newbies looking to spruce of their space can find unique items while staying within their tight budget and expressing their own individual style.

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Making it Yours: Found to Favorite
Making it Yours: Found to Favorite

If you want something done right, you’d better do it yourself. The DIY trend is here to stay and is great way to personalize your items. You’re unique. Your stuff should too! Here are some simple projects to inspire you.

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Thrifty Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Thrifty Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Do you know exactly what dad doesn’t want for Father’s Day this year? Ties, polos, socks and mugs, to name a few. We’re challenging you get creative and save money on this year’s gift.

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Goodwill Works!
Goodwill Works!

These stories will touch your heart and show you just how Goodwill is making a difference in people’s lives right here in our community.

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Every Day is Earth Day at Goodwill
Every Day is Earth Day at Goodwill

Earth Day is officially celebrated each year on April 22. People around the globe commemorate the occasion by planting trees, hosting festivals and making moves toward a cleaner, greener planet. While every little bit helps, one day is not enough. At Goodwill, we make it easy to think beyond this date on the calendar and…

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Thrifty Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Thrifty Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Do you know exactly what dad doesn’t want for Father’s Day this year? Ties, polos, socks and mugs, to name a few. We’re challenging you get creative and save money on this year’s gift.

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Mixing Patterns Like A Pro
Mixing Patterns Like A Pro

Chevron, florals and stripes oh my! Gone are the days when mixing patterns was considered a faux pas. Today, a great pattern is especially well appreciated when it has found its perfect partner in crime.

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Build Your Own Custom Dream Closet
Build Your Own Custom Dream Closet

Who says you can’t be head over heels for everything in your closet? With the new year upon us, many people are cleaning out their closets and starting fresh. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to jump on board, too!

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Curating a Capsule Wardrobe Closet
Curating a Capsule Wardrobe Closet

If you find yourself looking at a closet full of clothes wondering what to wear, a capsule wardrobe may be the answer. Read on to discover how a smaller selection of clothes can help you cut down the stress of getting dressed.

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Fashion for Finicky Fall Weather
Fashion for Finicky Fall Weather

We can usually count on wearing sundresses in July and sweaters in January, but these tricky in-between-season months like September can be tough! Read on for a few tips for dressing comfortably during these finicky months.

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Festival Style with Goodwill
Festival Style with Goodwill

On hot summer days, festival style prevails! Whether you’re actually attending an outdoor concert series this year or just trying to stay cool while looking cool, hop on the boho bandwagon to seamlessly blend summer attire in with summer adventures.

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Mixing Patterns Like A Pro
Mixing Patterns Like A Pro

Chevron, florals and stripes oh my! Gone are the days when mixing patterns was considered a faux pas. Today, a great pattern is especially well appreciated when it has found its perfect partner in crime.

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Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations
Feeling Fruity: Pineapple Inspired Creations

In the Lowcountry, we’re pretty familiar with the pineapple. A symbol of hospitality, fortune and even Goodwill, it helps us welcome guests, tourists and friends with true Southern Hospitality. Let’s look at other ways we can celebrate this fruity favorite!

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Say Hello to Summer, Thrift Style
Say Hello to Summer, Thrift Style

With warmer weather comes the urge to be outside all day every day. Not that you need an excuse but here’s some motivation to get outdoors from the moment that those first sunbeams reach out in the dewy morning well past when the sun retires at night.

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