Well, if you apply this same concept to a store, then Home Goods is my "gateway" store.
I swear to God, I just stopped to look at carry on bags for a trip we are getting ready to take, but it can't hurt to just take a leisurely stroll through the homewares dept. Then I spotted this thing of beauty from half way across the store. It is sitting all by itself. Not another one anywhere in sight. It.was.calling.to.me. I was hooked. I had to go get a look at it. I'm chanting the entire time. Please don't be expensive. Please don't be expensive. In my hurry, I hit a sweet old lady with my cart. Sorry, I can't stop to see if you are okay. Please don't be expensive. Please don't let anyone get there before me. And then I get to it and hold my breath while looking for the price. $40. Crap. I shouldn't spend that much. But I really love it. I shouldn't spend that much. But I really love it. Then I look at the manufacturer's tag. Made in Memphis. Hey, I lived in Memphis for 15 years. It's a sign from God. I'll eat peanut butter sandwiches for lunch for the next 2 weeks. It's worth it. The possibilities are endless.
The top filled with some of my favorite stamps.
The bottom filled with some of my favorite embellishments.