Pillow Talk

I’ve heard the first step in overcoming an addiction is to admit you have a problem. I have issues with impulse buying throw pillows. (Before you judge me too hard, I will let it be known these are often Ross, TJ Max and Marshall’s pillows we are talking about. I’m not shelling out my entire pay check for the Anthropologie variety. Though, perhaps if I was, that would help me kick the habit.)

This is not a joke. I’m hanging at Target or World Market or Ikea, I see a cute throw pillow, I have to have it. It doesn’t matter if I have only $12 in the bank or if the potential pillow even remotely matches anything in the house. I sees it. I wants it. I buys it. Can you really blame me? Look at how cool bouquets of throw pillows look.

Maybe if I was actually using the throw pillows on surfaces throughout the house this wouldn’t be an issue. Don’t get me wrong, I do have a very healthy amount positioned on the bed, on a bench, on a chair and on the couch, but I also have my secret shame closet of throw pillows I keep around just in case I want to do a seasonal switch-up. We’re talking a pretty big closet, too. It drives Heath bonkers. Of course, he’s the sweetest husband alive, so he never begrudges me my pillow purchase, but I know it’s one of my weird habits that has him a little puzzled…like how I feel about him devouring spoonfuls of peanut butter right before bed. It’s my weird thing that I can’t really shake or explain.

Internet, I have a pillow problem. I am working to change it. As I struggle through this addiction and work toward recovery, please be so kind as to hide any throw pillows that may be in proximity and refrain from speaking about them too much in my presence.

Thank goodness Heath promised for better or for worse.



6 Comments on “Pillow Talk”

  1. kmom says:

    I like looking, but resist the purchase. Art thinks any more than one is too many. There are worse vices. My workmate is addicted to serving dishes and had to build a room onto her house to accommodate them

  2. Need a group? Hi, my name is (fill-in-the blank) and I’m a throw pillow addict (or fill-in-the blank). No worries, don’t think you’re crazy and think we’ve all got our little curiosities. I’ve had to try to quit buying baskets and I refuse to drink milk unless it’s out of glass.

  3. I am in love with pillows but my husband hates them. So he is not as kind as yours in that respect BUT I have a very bad obsession with Michael’s craft store and since I work there its worse. I come home with a bag almost every time i’m working. I pretty much do everything you can think of LOL!

  4. You’re right . . . those would be SO hard to resist!

  5. I feel your pain. I too have an addiction/love affair with throw pillows. My husband feels the same way about them as yours. I sent him this blog post in an email earlier to prove to him that I’m not the only girl that does this haha.

  6. Zack says:

    Now I feel bad that we got you that Coachella throw pillow! I hope it found a home.

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