So, this is kind of funny. One day, Sal and I were in a heated discussion and he said something to effect of “Oh, please. Nothing you’ll ever buy at HomeGoods will change your life.” To which I replied, with an odd amount of sincerity, “you know that black and white striped vase-like thing in the living room? I look at it everyday. I think it has changed my life.” Now, that’s a sick, home decor-obsessed person. But this is my favorite material item in my house. Take that for what it’s worth. And don’t commit me to the looney bin. Yet.