Some might call it an allergy to overpriced items, but I refer to it as the "I could make that for less" Syndrome. Aka: ICMTFLS
I went shopping on Mother's Day. Without the girls. It was wonderful (Thank you for that gift Honey!). I love shopping with my girls, but I am very focused and on a mission when they are in tow. When I'm alone, I have the luxury of "browsing". Unfortunately when I'm alone, my disorder goes into high gear.
I walked through Pottery Barn and found a beautiful quilt for Reagan's bed. On sale. For 100 dollars. Plus 40 dollars for the shams. Plus 60 dollars for the sheets.
Or not. Not when you have ICMTFLS.
Thanks to Amy and my newfound love of quilting, I am pretty sure I could make it for less.
Sometimes my disorder is SO bad that I can even look at something like this:
and think "I could make that...for less."
It only gets worse when I go into the furniture department. Thanks to one of my favorite new websites:
I'm even convinced that I could make this....for less:
I guess things could be worse. I could have the "I've just got to have that" disorder where I actually spend the money. Instead, my disorder is more delusional (and free).
Anyone else suffer from this? Should we start a support group?
Photos courtesy of potterybarn.com and potterybarnkids.com