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Monday, June 27, 2011

Do You Suffer from DJS ...

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otherwise known as "Decorating Justification Sydrome" ??  Well, I do (another self-prescribed condition).  Symptoms include: diverting from your list as you venture into noted danger zones such as HomeGoods, Pottery Barn, Hobby Lobby, Kirkland's, etc.; often using shameful mental tactics (e.g., saying, "it's the only one left" ... "it was meant to be" ... "you'll be so mad with yourself if you don't get it now" ...); and, developing a glazed over stare in the middle of the aisle as you picture how said unexpected items would look in your space.

Case in point ... on a recent trip to HomeGoods, to purchase a simple item on my list, which was ONE $3.99 white plate (to replace one I broke), I spotted a beautiful $13.99 coral throw.  And, that's when the voice of DJS kicked in ... telling myself that since I added coral to the neighboring dining room, I really NEED to add coral to the sitting room for balance ... that if I don't, I'd really regret it ... it was the ONLY one left ... that's it's such a great price ... and, bad things will happen if I don't get it!  That's when my now-clammy hands quickly placed it in my squeaky-wheeled cart.


Of course, then, I had to find a couple more coral items to add to the sitting room to add balance in there, right?  DJS forced my hand to purchase this lil' cutie ($4.99):


And, this lush lovely ($14.99):



The drive home after a DJS attack can be mixed with feelings of jubulation, as well as guilt because you caved.  However, when you get your new UNexpected and UNnecessary "pretties" home, your DJS reassures you how lovely it all looks ... and that the rapid heart rate, self-argument and moment of weakness was all worth it!


And, okay, while we're in here, I might as well share two more recent DJS purchases.  This lovely wooden bowl from Target (purchased because the sky was blue that day):


And, this beautiful blinged up tray (purchased because I reminded myself of the ancient non-existent DJS Chinese proverb, which says, "she who buy white bling bling tray and place on ottoman in sitting room have years of good luck!"):


Just please don't ask to see the white plate ... the ONLY item on my list because, well, I forgot to buy it (yet aNOTHER symptom of DJS).  Gee, I guess this means that I'll have go back (insert *sheepishly wicked grin*).  Better yet ... I think I'll just stay away for awhile and enjoy my new DJS purchases!


Thanks for stopping by ... and, if you want to go ahead and confess that you also suffer from DJS, you'll feel a lot better ... that, and you'll make ME feel a lot better, knowing that I'm not alone!  LOL

Linking up to these fun par-tays:

BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Southern Savvy Style/WUW

Becca


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53 comments:

WhimSea Designs said...

Girrrl, you are HILARIOUS! Do not be ashamed...claim it!! I too suffer from DJS and your chinese proverb is my favorite motto to live by! I'm creating chinese proverbs for all my DJS purchases from now on, LOL!

I love me some Homegoods too. We just got one here a month ago (when I say here I actually mean 45 minutes away). I actually started saving for my shopping trip...a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Have a beautiful Monday Becca!xoxo

Amy Grace said...

Great post!! I can relate! My husband calls is the 'shopping daze'--that glazed look in the eyes!
Too funny.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Wonderful splash of color Becca!
You are so funny girl!

Judy said...

My name is Judy and I am a DJS suffer-er (or however you spell it!).

That's why I think I better stay home today and work on my never ending project list...because I feel a case of DJS coming on!

Judy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, I think your ailment really helped you out this time. The room looks great with your new coral accents and I love the wooden bowl.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute post. I think we all suffer from the same ailment. Love your new touch of coral, one of my favorite colors. Hugs, marty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Alright I confess...I have the same symtoms! My bff, who is usually with me at the time, always says "Buy it, you can always return it." Wish we had a Homegoods around here but I do have TJMaxx and Marshall's for my fix! Love the coral color and you were right about buying them!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hysterical. Yes, I too am a sufferer. Only I get that way at flea markets, garage and estate sales. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful compliment. Thanks for following. I'm your 700th follower. Looking forward to exchanging visits.

Andrea said...

I'm terrible for DJS as well. Although, look how well it worked out for you! Perhaps we should embrace DJS, rather than be afraid of it =) Love your wooden bowl also. I've been on the hunt for one myself.

Pattie said...

To FUNNY.... I think we all a bit, Tia(my daughter)caught your post today and she loves the colors that you added to the living room... I will have to do a post of her room.

pattie

Lauren@ "Happiness is..." said...

OH man, giving into your DJS was totally worth it! The pops of Coral are absolutely beautiful!! love love love it!

Dear Sweet Home said...

Thank you for giving this disorder a name - haha! I suffer too:) Your home is so pretty - the coral throw is perfect :)

Sandra said...

Becca, you know I ALWAYS look forward to your posts. I am so glad I didn't have to wait until Tuesday (that's when I usually visit your blog). I love the pops of coral in your "Gather-ing" room! I hope I get lucky and find one coral throw...yes, I must suffer from DJS as well...I'm headed to HomeGoods on my lunch break.

You are soo funny! :)

Cricket said...

DJS....I am so glad there is a name for it and even more glad that I don't suffer alone with the disease...LOL

Okie Chic said...

Omg I was just telling my sister this exact thing this morning. I think I have ADD I can never stay on task. A butterfly can go by and I'm thinkin wow I really need to find some botanicals.... just goes and goes. Maybe someday I'll get one room completed.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sorry, Becca, but I guess I am still in denial! : ) Last time I was in TJ Maxx I gave myself a real tongue lashing because I was there to get Father's Day gifts and came out of trance-like state halfway to the home section, turned myself around and forced myself to get those gifts first! Who cares if I bought a small and my hubby wears a large ~ I got the stupid shirt, and moved on to the back.

I hate to be an enabler, but I really think you need to go back and get that plate. Just make sure you get that first, then go browsing!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Becca,
You are just too funny! Don't worry - I suffer from that too and I hate it when I wait to buy something and then it is GONE! So much better just to buy it when you see it because at least you can take it back if it doesn't work! Your throw looks perfect in the room and that bowl really is a great piece!
-Shelley

Michele Smith said...

Too funny! I also suffer from DJS. We don't have a homegoods near us, but I went to one in Charlotte and LOVED it. We will be in Texas in a few days and dare I say it I will be hitting up Homegoods!
I love your coral finds, they look great in your space.

and since I'll be on vacation soon, Have a happy 4th!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

You just cracked me up! In all DJS seriousness, your room looks STUNNING with those 3 new pieces. Truly. They just pop. Just the perfect amount of coral. :)

At The Picket Fence said...

"Hello...my name is Vanessa...and I suffer from DJS too". :-) Becca you are sooo funny girl! I seriously cracked up over your Chinese proverb but I have to tell you that in this case DJS really helped you out because those are some great additions to your room. I love how the coral just pops! Do you think there is some kind of medication for this syndrome? Maybe a glass of wine? LOL!
Vanessa

Traci said...

WOW! I didn't know there was a name for it. I'm oh so guilty of it!! Love love love the blingy tray!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi, my name is Pat and I suffer from DJS too! :-)

I cannot go to Target and come out without a jillion things it seems. The only half cure I've found is just to stay away until I've saved enough $$$ to justify the trip. Perhaps I should create some chinese proverbs in advance???

LOVE the touches of coral and of course, you must have balance! I would so hate for the "Decorators Police" to stop by if you didn't!

Now, the blinged out tray is something I'd kill for....almost.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Hi, my name is Pat and I suffer from DJS too! :-)

I cannot go to Target and come out without a jillion things it seems. The only half cure I've found is just to stay away until I've saved enough $$$ to justify the trip. Perhaps I should create some chinese proverbs in advance???

LOVE the touches of coral and of course, you must have balance! I would so hate for the "Decorators Police" to stop by if you didn't!

Now, the blinged out tray is something I'd kill for....almost.

xo
Pat

Jeanette said...

Oh yes I know that have had it for a long time. I think it's really a chronic condition now. I went to Home Goods Saturday with a $25.00 gift certificate that was burning a whole in my pocket. You know that I exceeded that $25.00 in a matter of minutes. Forget about dishes I get in way to much trouble there...

Cheryl said...

Hi becca,
I have a bad case of DJS too...so glad they have finally come up with a name for the disorder. Now...what is the cure?
Love your Home Goods finds, especially to coral color.
Great post,
Cheryl

Sharing Shadymont said...

My name is Kathy, and I have DJS!! There, I said it! I've suffered from this elusive condition for years. I just didn't realize it had a name. Whew! I feel so much better now that I've got that out in the open. :)

Love the look the new items gave to your room. Absolutely lovely!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Yes Becca I can say I suffer from DJS too. Boy we would be dangerous if we ever went shopping together(LOL)!! Love the pops of coral you added to MY favorite room!! Martina

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Becca, I love your sense of humor and your coral accents! I always knew something was wrong with me and now I know what it is!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your room looks fantastic! Love the fresh colors!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

You are too funny, and I'm the same way! I love the new pops of coral.

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

You are too funny! Any more Chinese proverbs to share? ;)

DJS happens to me all the time too- go figure! The hits of coral with the blue chest look amazing and I really want that wooden bowl you got from Target!

Jemsmom said...

You are so flipping funny! I just feel guilt. I shouldn't, but I do. Your color is awesome and you know exactly where to put it to make it look perfect and not overdone! You rock!

Shabby Beach Nest said...

Ok, seriously Becca, it hurts to spray coffee out your nose while pig-laughing. You know... pig-laughing: that snuffling, spluttering, wet sounding snort that pigs make when they're rolling around in the mud.

Yeah, that's exactly what I sounded like while I was reading your post.

The moment I was done I immediately became a follower ^_^ For Xmas this year I'm making all my female family members throw pillows with your proverb on it. (By the way, are you SURE that saying isn't real? I'm almost positive I've read it in some ancient Buddhist manuscript somewhere...)

~Nicole @ www.shabbybeachnest.com

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I am a victim of this too, I think I need a 12 step program.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I see nothing wrong with DJS, it's a good thing! Love your new stuff! Oh yeah, I suffer with it too!
Debbie

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Thank you Dr. Becca for finding out what ails me! But please don't worry about finding a cure, as I really don't mind living the rest of life with DJS. ha ha

I love the fresh look of the coral! Such a fun color. I think I might ask my kiddos if they would like to use it in their teen lounge. Which by the way, they ask me every day when I am going to start working on it.... I've been sidetracked in the foyer. oops.

Erin said...

Hilarious post!! I definitely suffer from DJS. I guess we'll just have to 'suffer' through it together. LOL

Great finds by the way! I love the coral touches. :)

Linda said...

This is such a beautiful room! I've really enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog...you home is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments...I'm a new follower, too!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Becca, thanks for the comic relief. DJS is a serious condition and I also suffer from it - if this is suffering give me more. Your room looks great I love changing up accent colors. Hey just remember we are doing our part to keep the economy moving in the right direction. Thank goodness for DJS!!!

Laura Beth said...

Your room is so bright & fresh (and I'm loving the orange & blue accents).

Thanks for stopping by astepinthejourney!

poindextr said...

oh those nagging voices! you're so funny. But I love your balance of aqua-blue and coral-orange. So soothing even though they're brights. Suppose that old color wheel is right after all. Your home is lovely :)

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I might be known to proclaim to The Mr. that "I'm doing returns today" or "I returned $XXX worth of stuff today" when in reality I purchased more than I returned. Oops. HomeGoods and Target must spray us with some kind of spending juice when we walk in.

Christie said...

My husband has been trying to cure me of DJS for many years. It is so difficult for him to watch me suffer (wink, wink!) I loved this! And the items you found? Just lovely!!! The coral...wonderful! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

CAS said...

Oh, I think you were TOTALLY justified in those purchases. They look awesome in your room! I have suffered DJS in the past (and I know I will in the future, too), but right now I suffering from INIFTNHS. That would be "I need it for the new house syndrome! I'm TOTALLY justified, right?
CAS

Jean said...

I had to laugh at this post! I've been known to spend hours in the home section at stores like TJ Maxx and Home Goods!

Nancy said...

Hi, My name is Nancy and I have DJS...lol:) Really I do! I understand everything you said! And, the coral color looks beautiful...just what that room needed! Nancy

classic • casual • home said...

I am with you Sista!!!!! Had the best day ever at Home Goods yesterday. It'a a BAAAAAgain.

Claire said...

Love your illness-afraid I have the same one but my favorite is your Chinese proverb-rock on!!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh, you are a HOOT!! Love this post, and darling, you are not alone. I, too, suffer from DJS.

The added coral color for summer is gorgeous. I absolutely love it. Your tray is very pretty, as well. This room is fabulous. I am still in awe of this transformation.

Have a Happy 4th!! XOXO ~Liz

P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment on my surgery post, you're the sweetest! =)

Laura said...

I love this!
Finally-

someone who thinks the way I do!
Woohoo!

Enjoyed visiting and I am now a follower-

Laura
White Spray Paint

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Oh my gosh you crack me up. I want all of your coral finds. I have been thinking of adding that color in my living room now I just have to. Too bad there is no Homegoods near me ;( Beautiful room!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Too funny. Yep I have it also. Girl I just made a trip to Home Goods Friday and shocked myself at how much I needed.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love your new coral accent pieces!
Pretty girl, you keep changing your photos and I have to keep making sure I am chatting with the same Becca!
You are so gorgeous, gf!
:)
xx
A