On a mission

September 19, 2011

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Been at Ikea all day. 2 hour drive plus 4 hours of furniture!!! I don’t recommend going alone on a Monday. Packed a lunch for snacking.

At least there was ice cream at the end of the shelving tunnel!

Ready to hit the road back home… in I 95 rush hour : (

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1 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food September 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Good luck with your drive! mmm Ice cream cone… :D

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2 Lauren A. @ Newest Obsession September 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Let the assembling fun begin!

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3 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Holy cow you bought tons of stuff! Have fun putting it all together :)

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4 Christine September 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

IKEA is bliss. Worth the drive. Have fun with the assembly!

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5 deva @ deva by definition September 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I love IKEA, but have only been on a Saturday before, never a weekday.

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6 Johanna B September 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Drive safe. Yum on the ice cream.

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7 Mary September 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Well, at least you don’t have to sit in rush hour every M-F!

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8 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

oh wow. GOOD luck! Have fun putting it all together!

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9 Jill September 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Be happy you did not have a screaming one year old in tow!!! :P

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10 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn September 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Ahhhh yayyayay I am finally reading blogs again! Missed you g-frand. I had froyo today so we’re twinnies. Keep your head up, once you’ve got it all done with you’ll feel a milllllion times better <3

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11 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Yikes! What a long day! I am sending you some extra patience as you put all those fun pieces of furniture together! :)

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12 Jill September 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Then again, with ice cream my child would have been very happy! :)

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13 Lindsay @ biking before bed September 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

That was my least favorite part about living in virgina… Driving home on 95 to Pennsylvania to visit family… I would go through dc, Baltimore, then Philadelphia. Traffic nightmare. On a bright note… You have a picture perfect ice cream cone

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14 Cait's Plate September 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That ice cream cone looks PERFECT!! I hope it eased some of the IKEA-driven anxiety!

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15 Cait @ Cait hates Cake September 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Long day, huh? Ikea is a beast of a store. Least you didn’t go on a weekend, totally bonkers. Can’ wait to see all the shelves put together!

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16 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. September 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Yikes! I-95 in rush hour is not fun!! I hope you have something to keep you entertained…maybe thinking about the awesome furniture you just bought :)

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17 Erika - The Teenage Taste September 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

To me, the ice cream cone makes it all worth it. I love soft-serve! <3

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18 Kathy W. September 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Impressed that you fit that all in your car! I need a trip to Ikea!

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19 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Had to pay for delivery for this trip!

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20 Cathy September 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

IKEA delivers? I did not know. I want some Bedroom Furniture. Awesome!!!

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21 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

oh no, kath! that traffic sounds miserable. on the upside, you did get an ice cream cone AND you have beautiful new furniture to show for your trip :)

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22 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

You know, I’m always so excited to go to IKEA but once I hit the warehouse I remember why I hate going there, lol. Drive safe. Hopefully 95 will be nice today!

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23 katie @KatieDid September 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Can’t wait to see what you got! Is it for the bakery? Ice cream can usually cure most rough days for me :)

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24 Molly @ RDexposed September 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I can’t do Ikea because of all the options! I’d rather pick out ice cream flavors.

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25 sandie September 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

so jealous you got some ikea ice cream. i love it!

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26 Angel7 September 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Icecream is a great way to end a day of shopping — a great stress-reliever :)

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27 Jerri Ann Mills September 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I-95, Yuck! I live in Stafford, just off of I-95 and try to avoid it at all costs. I haven’t been brave enough to trek up to Ikea, especially during rush hour. Go you!!

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28 lynn @ the actor's diet September 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

god ikea is exhausting! their ice cream is great – the meatballs not so much. i recently tried them again and they tasted like rubber.

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29 Army Amy* September 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Two hour drive to Ikea?! Oh my word! I know how exhausting it is to shop there without a major drive first. Brave woman!*

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30 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Ouch! That’s a long day at IKEA.

The results will be totally worth the investment in time and effort.

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31 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Their soft serve ice cream is always a must when I go to IKEA! :)

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32 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I have never been to Ikea and this is probably a good thing for my bank account!!! Lol

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33 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm

wow that reminds me of L.A. driving! I didn’t know they had ice cream~haha–never been there, figures :P

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34 vegirl September 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I love the vintage-ey-ness of the photos, especially your yum looking lunch! What is the sandwich?

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35 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Sunbutter + fig jam!! Fig newton sandwich

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36 Thealogian September 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love Ikea

Ikea has a really healthy cafeteria too!

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37 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Being in Ikea all day…alone. Oh, isn’t moving in “fun”? kidding!

I don’t enjoy Ikea, Home Depot, or even Bed Bath & Beyond when I “have” to get things and really need to get my projects done and all at once, i.e. Monday Ikea, Tues home depot, etc and that happens right after a move.

You’re doing AMAZING with all these projects!

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38 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Love IKEA ice cream…. :)

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39 healthy ashley September 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

That must have been intense! Richard and I so badly want to visit an IKEA to spruce up our home. Charlotte is the closest at 2 hours away!

ps- your blog is looking INCREDIBLE lately!

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40 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm

:) Thanks

Worth the trip – but plan ahead on what you need!

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41 Meredith @ Food, Shoes, and Booze September 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm

that’s a loooong day…. but ikea is pretty awesome :) love their furniture!

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42 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Wow, that doesn’t sound too fun. Although $1 ice cream sure is a pick me up :)

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43 Amelia (Eating Made Easy) September 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

The only thing I like about Ikea is the soft-serve! So grateful for they’re stuff, but going there gives me a headache. Thank goodness for ice cream.

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44 Becky O'Brien September 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

It’s amazing how much you can set an example of how much one person can accomplish with a lot of focus and hard work. Your home projects look great!

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45 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Becky :) I do have the advantage of time on my side these days!

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46 Lu September 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

The first time we went to Ikea after purchasing our first home, we did the 2 hr drive from Cville, 7 hours in the store (ridiculous!),and then 2 hour drive home… exhausting but fun and successful! Hope you found some great stuff!

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47 Anna September 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I didn’t know Ikea had softserve! How is it?

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48 Khushboo September 20, 2011 at 12:28 am

MMm ice cream alone is enough to get me to Ikea!

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49 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 20, 2011 at 12:53 am

Even ice cream couldn’t get me to Ikea by myself!!

Snacks looked lovely though.

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50 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy September 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I’m pretty sure I could comfortably live in Ikea for the rest of my life, that place is awesome.

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