Sunday, July 02, 2006

The IKEA experience

McKenna's Christmas lights that we had in her room for a nightlight broke this weekend, so last night we started cruising the net for a replacement light source. Personally, I wanted a lava lamp, but DH held firm (he hates lava lamps) and we found a planet lamp at IKEA online. Which you can get at the store. *sigh*

I have been kind of holding off on going to check out IKEA for a long time ever since they built one here because I am a serious shopaholic and a sucker for great deals. And I've heard from ALL my friends that have gone that it is so great...you just want to buy everything.

We pulled into the parking lot, and it's almost like I could hear voices saying, "run away! run away!" kind of like the krill do in Finding Nemo when the whale is about to swallow Marlin and Dory.

But, like a tractor beam, it pulled us in. DH even said on the way there, "You know there's no way we're walking out of there with just the lamp, right?"

Fortunately, God was smiling on us that day, and by the time we finished with the Marketplace downstairs (all the kitchen and housewares and lighting) and made our way upstairs to the Showroom, it was ten minutes to closing and we had just enough time to grab the planet lamp and skedaddle, spending less than $100 altogether. We bought things like a small lamp, cushions for our chair, the planet lamp which was the reason for going in the first place, a portable folding chair which will be perfect for our Fourth of July outing on Tuesday, and some other miscellaneous things.

But I've had a taste now...and I'm sure that we'll be going back again. And they have a 99 cent breakfast to start the day off with. Can't beat that!

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Blogger Sharon said...

When we lived in LA we went to IKEA just about every weekend. And never got out of there under $200. And to be honest, I don't think we have any of it left anymore! Can't wait to see that planet lamp in person!

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