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Jamie Klinger-Krebs

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The History of Veterans Day

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 30, 2014 4:33:00 PM

On November 11th, our nation honors military service members on Veterans Day. Did you know that Veterans Day was originally celebrated in 1918 and called Armistice Day to recognize the end of World War I? 

On November 11, 2014 (and every Tuesday), Goodwill shoppers with a Club Goodwill Rewards Military membership and a military ID will receive 10% off their total purchase.  It’s Goodwill’s way of saying, “Thank You” to all those that have served our country.
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Topics: Goodwill, Veterans Day, Veterans Day, veterans

Best Haunted Houses in Illinois

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 2, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Halloween is nearing and it’s time to enter some scary haunted houses … if you dare!  Here’s a list from Funtober.com, of some of the best locations within a 90-minute drive of Chicago. 

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Topics: haunted houses, haunted houses in chicago, halloween haunted houses

UIC Mascot Shops Goodwill for Dorm Decor

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Sep 4, 2014 11:42:00 AM

UIC Mascot Shops Goodwill for Dorm Decor!

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Topics: UIC Flames, Goodwill, UIC, UIC mascot

Decorating Your Porch with Mums this Fall

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Sep 2, 2014 1:38:00 PM
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Chrysanthemums, or mums, can be a beautiful addition to any front porch this fall. With the variety of beautiful colors available, from vibrant yellow and oranges to reds and purples, these can bring new life to the appearance of your home. In this article, we'll give you some decorating ideas and tips for using mums to perk up your front porch and give your house some spectacular curb appeal!

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Topics: fall decorating, mums, fall plants

Back To School Tips for Your Morning Routine

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 1, 2014 1:58:00 PM

Morning routines are often hectic and challenging. Here's some tips from Mandy of The Hankful House that will help lessen the stress, and get your day off on the right foot.

1.  Pack lunches and backpacks the night before.

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Topics: back to school, morning routines with kids, Living Amazing

10 Best Car Games for Kids

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jul 1, 2014 4:10:00 PM

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

1. I Spy
. “I spy with my little eye, something red.” This easy-to-learn game is perfect for preschoolers, and can keep them entertained for unbelievably long periods of time. The directions are simple: One person spies something and recites the line, ending in a clue. Everyone else takes turns trying to guess the mystery item.

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Topics: car games for kids, car games, games for kids, travelling with kids

Teacup Deck Garden

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 2, 2014 11:45:00 AM

By Jamie Klinger-Krebs

Anyone who knows me well can attest to the fact that I am not at all “crafty.” DIY projects are just not my forte. But, as the mother of a seven-year-old daughter, it’s inevitable that at one point or another you just have to pull a little project out of your hat. So, since I like to plant flowers around our home, this was a very easy project that I actually thought of all on my own; and it was definitely something that my daughter and I had fun doing together.

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Topics: Goodwill, DIY projects, gardening, gardening projects

Thrifty Super Bowl Party Tips

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 28, 2014 12:24:00 PM

by Michelle Yastremsky

Super Bowl party costs can rack up fast. Rather than blowing your budget on food and decor, get inspired with these budget friendly ideas that will spare your wallet while keeping the fun going. Shop your nearest Goodwill for some related items like a football, jerseys, astro-turf, banners, hats and glassware.

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Topics: Goodwill, Super Bowl, super bowl fun, Super Bowl ideas

What is Halloween?

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 2, 2013 9:33:00 AM

Halloween is a secular holiday combining vestiges of traditional harvest festival celebrations with customs more peculiar to the occasion such as costume wearing, trick-or-treating, pranksterism, and decorative imagery based on the changing of the seasons, death, and the supernatural. It takes place on October 31.

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Topics: history of Halloween, Halloween, Halloween

Summer Home Trends

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jun 25, 2013 11:21:00 AM

We love summer home décor! Its vibrancy is so uplifting; exactly what your home craves after a rainy spring. This season’s home décor trends are fresh and bright. One of our favorite things about these essentials is that you can take the trends as far as you want, from subtle to obvious. The heat has turned up outside, now turn it up inside with ombre furniture, ikat prints, gloss, beach décor and breezy curtains!

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Topics: summer trends, summer home trends, summer home trends