Some of you are SHOCKED that I haven't already added this to my list. Ikea has always been an obsession of mine. Whenever I visited a place that had one within 75 miles, I HAD to go. One time I even drove 457 miles to go to an Ikea (and Mall of America). And if that isn't crazy enough, then you need to know that I told Todd I would only move to another city if it had an Ikea ; ) Well, he made my dreams come true. When we first moved to Dallas we lived in an apartment that had an amazing view: Ikea.
Here are all the reasons I love Ikea.
1.) My kids treat it like it's Disney World. When ever we pull it they get SOOOOooo excited. (Surely they don't get that from me).
2) A place to drop off your kids while you shop. Ingenious. Really it is ! Mom's love it, kids love it, we all love it. Wouldn't you love it? Oh, and it's FREE.
3.) 99 cent breakfast. Eggs, bacon, potatoes, and coffee all for 99 cents. What's not to love? They also have wireless internet and a kids eating area complete with cartoons. This summer we may be there most mornings (we don't live across the street anymore).
4.) Family Friendly. Need to warm up a bottle? They have a bottle warmer there. Forgot a diaper? They keep a stack in the bathroom for you. Need a bib? Child Fork? Play areas throughout the store? Yep, they have all of that too. Oh and if you get a Family Card you get a discount on special items each week, free coffee and tea anytime AND an extra half hour in the play area.
*Train Set: This was the perfect beginner set when Eli was 1. $10
*Stuffed Rats: Seriously Anna's favorite stuffed animal: $3
*Snack Bowls: Perfect size! $2/ 6 bowls
*Serving Bowl: This thing is about 8" in diameter and is $2.99!!!!
*Placemats: Great for outside! $2.99/4
*Storage Boxes: $8/2
I would LOVE for you to tell me your favorite things about Ikea so I can gush even more when I am there. If you haven't gone...you need to. It's an experience!