OK, here it is. I’m officially an IKEAFAN! I fully admit that I have been wearing specially made IKEA blinders from birth! I’ve always liked their stuff, and having the addictive nature so often found in Aquarians, the blinders were a necessity of life. It would be way too easy for me to find my bank account in serious trouble if those blinders were removed!
I’ve always believed what is meant to be will always find a way. A few weeks ago, my life’s path took an unexpected turn that has left me fully immersed in the world of IKEA. The blinders have been removed! I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, not just about the products, but about the company itself, that I’m seriously questioning my use of those blinders for so many years! And there’s the added safety net of having my nearest store four hours away in Atlanta!
HAHA Or so I thought! How quickly I’ve forgotten how often I visit Atlanta, even if it’s just passing through, my path taking me within blocks of the store! And so it was, this past Saturday I found myself visiting an IKEA store for the first time ever! And not to thoroughly overwhelm myself at all, I chose to do it on the first Saturday of the Summer Sale!
Of course I went with very stern instructions to myself that I was ONLY going to purchase the SUNNAN lamp that I had blogged about before. I succeeded………..sort of. I also came home with a $7 set of sheets for my daughter, a large stuffed hippo for the hubby, and the big green leaf for my son’s jungle themed bedroom. Not too shabby!
You can see the rest of photos from the Sea of Yellow Summer Sale Signs over in our Forums! Yes, I’m already planning a return trip! Next time with another six hours to spare to do some real shopping! – K