Sunday, January 24, 2016

How to Avoid the Pineapple Principle

You probably read that post title and wondered what in the world I'm talking about. Well, since you're here I'll tell you! ;)

The pineapple principle is a phrase I coined a few years ago when I passed on buying a ceramic pineapple at Home Goods. To be honest, when I saw it I wondered who in the world would ever put it in their house....and then I went home and couldn't get it out of my mind! After looking it up and realizing that the pineapple is a symbol of warmth and welcoming, I decided that I had to have it! Well, guess what? When I went back to Home Goods the next day it was gone! Grr!

Since that fateful trip, I've adopted some home decor shopping rules: 

1. If you are shopping somewhere like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, or Hobby Lobby where products are often scarce, buy it! It's a lot easier to return something if it doesn't work than it is to go back to buy something that isn't there anymore.

2. If you're shopping somewhere like Pottery Barn, Target, or Pier 1 where products are restocked often, take your time! Hobby Lobby often fits into this category, but with their sales it's usually a good idea to grab things while you can. 

Simple, I know, but it took me missing out on something I'm still not even sure I really wanted to figure it out.

Just for fun, I thought I'd find some pineapple themed items to share with you ~ in case you are inspired to bring a little pineappley goodness into your home! :) I haven't gotten my ceramic pineapple yet, but one may be making it's way into my home soon!



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