Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordful Wednesday: Road Trip...IKEA!

Usually when my children go to visit their father, I do a "Top Ten Reasons Why it's Okay to be Kid Free Post" like this one from the same week last year.  I never got to it this last time, although I was plenty busy.

One thing I did do....

Go to IKEA!

Can I just say it's a good thing that the nearest one is almost 3 hours away and therefore involves planning and forethought?

I planned to go with a friend... she got sick, so I put on my big girl pants, put the seats down in the back of my new-ish crossover SUV~you know, the one I bought for just such an occasion as this~ and I hit the road.

I bought these
 BILLY Bookcase
They will go in my Living Room on top of the blue painter's tape I taped to the carpet four years ago, deliniating where I wanted them to go


Blue painter's tape

On my Living Room carpet

For four years.

It's about flippin' time. That's all I have to say!

Sadly, they still look like this:

I am working on that.  

I will report to you my progress

Probably this summer

Because that's just how I roll!

Hand's down, my favorite part of IKEA is after you walk through the showroom and wander through the Marketplace, picking up all the things you didn't realize you needed until you saw them,  and then the warehouse, loading up on the things you DID come for, after you check out...

My hand's down favorite place in IKEA is the grocery section where you can take home stuff like this:

Seriously, y'all, is there anything better than Swedish meatballs with Lingonberry jelly?  

and broccoli cheddar potato cakes ~the kids just had egg noodles


Linking up for Wordful Wednesday with Angie at Seven Clown Circus. If I was smart, I would find her button, which I have done before. I am not smart today!
This is not a sponsored post. The opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way.


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Not to make you jealous or anything, but there's one IKEA about 30 minutes from me, and there's another about 45. There may also be one in Chicago proper, but I've never looked into it.

Worse? I haven't stepped foot in an IKEA in five years. It's wasted on me!

For shame, for shame...

Diane said...

IKEA scared me a little. I didn't see much of the grocery section though. I was too busy swimming through the crowd for the exit!

Slamdunk said...

Broccoli and cheddar cheese potato cakes? Now that sounds fantastic...

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love me some IKEA. You know I'm sneaking in the car w/you next time!

doseofreality said...

Came here via SITS and love that you have had the painter's tape on the carpet for four years. I can totally relate! :)

Babes Mami said...

I have been meaning to get to the one in NC, probably the one you went to, I love IKEA stuff but have never been able to buy any!

Kim said...

You already know how I feel about IKEA. I hope I inspired you, at least a little bit! :D

Tiffany said...

Can I admit I have never been to IKEA. After your posts about this place and the food you mention, I might have to check it out. Maybe even leave the family at home. lol! said...

In California where I'm from there is one about an hour away. Here in SC where I live now the closest one is in North Carolina about 3 hours away. Where do you live?

Charlotte Klein said...

I could easily spend a full day in Ikea too, buying things I don't need or have room for. Love the marketplace too. I have the same bookshelf!

Carly said...

That is a long way to travel for Ikea! I'd love to get a new book shelf too, but we can't right now :-(