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Monday, January 30, 2012

ikea.


veni, vidi, vici.  honestly, that's how i feel about ikea.  i mean, i love it, as long as i don't go more often than once per year.  it's overwhelming.  and i make a list for days before i actually go god forbid i forget anything and have to make my way through the endless maze of aisle this! and bin that! and lingonberry-flavored foods! and words with umlauts! and stacks and stacks of really good priced stuff i don't really need!  so, for 2012, our ikea trip is complete.  and it was a success.  and my outfit matched the rugs too!


28 comments:

  1. Where is there an IKEA up there? We have one in Orlando...only an hour drive. My husband and I have a favorite date...hours at IKEA, alone (without the kids) and then finish it off at PF Changs. Yum.

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  2. Ikea cafe food is pretty awesome.

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  3. Field trip! I completely agree - it's A LOT to take in. It all looks so cool but is made so poorly.

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  4. Lol I used to go like once a week when I lived like 10 minutes from there. It's amazing!

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  5. that's how i feel about ikea too. it can be so overwhelming, but i sure do love their stuff.

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  6. You Hunts are hilarious! I actually haven't been to an ikea since the one in Jersey first opened way back when. {gasp}


    And I have now dropped four rungs on the serious blogger ladder.

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  7. IKEA is amazing! We also can only stomach it once a year - their breakfasts are greasy and good and their hotdogs are out of this world.

    I love walking through the mock-rooms pretending I live there. Sigh ... yay for Sweden!

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  8. I really want to go to ikea to get some things but I have been putting it off--maybe I should bite the bullet and go and make sure I make a list like you :)

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  9. I love IKEA. So much that when I moved into my apartment, I thought it'd be a genius idea to get everything from there. Literally, everything. I still can't decide whether the bloody hands (from hours of assembling) were worth it, but my apartment is adorable. So maybe, just a little bit. Love. That. Place. But it really is one of the most overwhelming places in existence.

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  10. Ikea is like my grown up Disney Land.

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  11. ikea is really one of those places it's only safe to go once a year. you think you're doing fine for the top half of the store, but by the time you're through the furniture, the curtains, the home goods, the rugs, your eyes start to glaze over and you start putting things you really never wanted in your cart...bags of rocks, fake plants, candelabras.
    just me?

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  12. We do not have an Ikea we we live and I have always wanted to go so bad. I am envious of your trip!

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  13. i could drop some serious $ in that place. in san diego there were 3 ikeas! it's a good thing now that the closest store to louisville is past cinch (2.5 hours away). good job getting in and out and surviving. : )

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  14. Words with umlauts...Parks must have felt so at home.

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  15. That photo of those meatballs? Totally did that this weekend also. Killed it with a side of mac and cheese. I freakin love Ikea. Except I bought frames that were 8.5 X 11. What the? Why do they sell them slightly larger than the rest of the world?

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  16. i swear the swedes mention ikea on a daily basis. props for eating there (very swedish - i know i've been to multiple dinners there since my arrival)

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  17. I've never been to Ikea, and that makes me feel like such a bumpkin.

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  18. haha, "words with umlauts" - always so cool to read germanisms...
    no i can imagine how you native english-spaekers must be amused (or confused?!) by all the germans using so much "anglizismen".
    love it!
    :)
    greetings from berlin/germany!
    <3

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  19. I just to live right next to Ikea, and it was dangerous. Now we are about 20 minutes away, and are going tonight. Can't wait!

    Laura

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  20. I went to Ikea too this weekend...100 bucks later and a whole bunch of stuff!

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  21. We went to Ikea this weekend too! We don't make the trip very often at all because it is on the other side of the city from us and we spend way too much time in there. It was the first time we ate in the cafe though. I have to say I was impressed.

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  22. I heart these pics! One little happy family! :) And I too have never been to ikea. One day I shall find one! And I'm sure my bank account will regret it!

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  23. Yes! That's me with Ikea. I love it but dread it at the same time. What if I forget to add something to my ongoing list and I miss something affordable and practical that I've avoided buying at other stores because I know I'll get it at Ikea when I finally go?

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  24. I do like ikea but like you prefer only going about once a year! x

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  25. Right on. Great place, but can stress you out in no time. I once forgot to pick up something in the dish section and had to walk back thru the whole damn maze to get it. Never again.

    Also, cracking up over Ahn's comment.

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  26. Ikea is brilliant and good price... :)

    Cute pictures. Love parker on the carpet or rug.

    www.sachasaucysnippets.blogspot.com

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  27. Is it wrong to lust after Ikea swedish meatballs and that lingonberry situation they put on the side?

    Seriously. So good they almost make Costco hotdogs look like a joke.

    Almost.

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  28. You're real brave carting the whole fam to Ikea. When I go its alone and comando style!

    http://www.motifnumberone.blogspot.com/

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