Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Wish We Could Live Here

Yesterday was a momentous day for our area. Not thirty minutes from my house there is now a large new shopping experience. Here's a hint: It's huge, bright blue, and the name starts with an "I" and ends with "KEA".

So, because we are the oh so patient people you know and love, we managed to wait until it had been open 24 hours before getting ourselves to the doors. Okay, we mostly made the decision to wait because - no joke - yesterday there were so many people that they had to park in nearby fields. And their vehicles were getting stuck in the mud. Seriously.

I don't know about you but my ideal shopping experience does not include having schlep through an acre of muddy field or having my precious mini-van towed from a muddy grave. Could be just me.

But today, oh today! The sun was shining, it was 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and we were directed to a parking space just a few feet from the door. I could tell that it was going to be a wonderful afternoon.

Just in case you don't know, these stores are set up so that you pretty much have to walk through the entire thing. You are allowed, nay encouraged, to sit on the sofas, bounce on the beds, pick up anything, and just generally make yourself at home.

I know the question you are just dying to ask at this point, if you weren't so polite: How much did you spend?

We only spent $20. Honestly. But we have dreams folks, big dreams that involve many more happy hours at the Big Blue Box.

As we walked out of the store with our Big Blue Bag and smiles on our faces Tigger summed it up.

"I wish we could live here," she opined. Don't we all, sweetie, don't we all.

1 comment:

MacKenzie said...

I heart IKEA. One thing I like about it is that you can make just a few small purchases (we got a $30 coffee table and a $2 rug) and feel like you have a whole new room - as long as you try not to think about how cute a new sofa would be.

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