Shopper style challenge: Sporty summer-wear

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By Guest Blogger Lindsey Kuhn
It’s time for more client shopping with Fashion Fix! This time my client had a serious style stumper. She is a 30-something gal who lives just outside the city. She loves to bike downtown and enjoy a great patio happy hour, outdoor music or other happenings in Minneapolis. Even though she is peddling her way to all these activities, she doesn’t want to be dressed for a workout. She and Fashion Fix took a trip to the St. Louis Park Goodwill Continue reading

How Nicole found her purpose

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By Staff Blogger LaDonna Seely
Nicole lost her job as a Personal Care Assistant in 2010. The money she earned from a second part-time cleaning job wasn’t enough to pay both her bills and rent. After she and her beloved cat, Rocky, were evicted from their apartment, Nicole was losing hope. She was living out of her van when she met Goodwill-Easter Seals Employment Support Consultant Bill Allexsaht. Continue reading

Bipartisan commitment to our workforce

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By Staff Blogger Deanna Gulliford
At a time when very little is making it all the way through to passage in the U.S. Congress, the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is poised to do just that next week! We have waited for over a decade for a revised job training bill and are pleased to see WIOA moving forward. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly (95-3) on June 25, 2014 to approve H.R. 803, WIOA. This bill reauthorizes core workforce programs for youth, adults, Continue reading

So you think you can dance? Think thrift-stores for sparkly looks

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By Guest Blogger Christie Lawrence
Last year, I got the brilliant idea to enroll my daughters, age 5 and 9, in dance classes. Not unexpectedly, we had to purchase tap, ballet and jazz shoes, as well as tights and leotards. This can add up to a small fortune but there are ways to reduce the costs. Look no further than your local Goodwill. With a little pre-planning, I was able to pick up each girl a leotard for $3.99 each. Girls will be girls, and soon they wanted to add Continue reading

Goodwill hunting: Inspired by Jessica Alba

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By Guest Blogger Nora from Two Birds
So far this spring, all I have wanted to wear is sundresses. A sundress, a cropped jacket, and sunglasses is such a chic look. I feel like it’s such an easy outfit, but you always end up looking pulled together. It’s also such a versatile look and can transition easily from day to night. I also love the look of boots paired with a sundress. It’s girly but with a rugged edge that looks so cool. So, when I saw this photo of Jessica Alba Continue reading

Patriotic Fourth of July home décor inspiration

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By Guest Blogger Sarah Carlson
It seems that around this time of year (when the Fourth of July is sneaking up on us) that everyone wants to add a little patriotism to their home. As you guys probably already know, I just love putting together cute and unique ways to dress up your home, and this time I’ve added a special twist to celebrate America! The best part is, I only spent a little over $13 on my display. Are you ready to see how? Let’s take a look! Continue reading