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This past weekend I went to Potomac Mills for the first time and it was actually a pleasant little trip! I’ve passed PM several times on my way to DC and I’ve always wanted to go…..However, I didn’t like the mall. Anyone who lives in a good sized city has better stores at better prices. I would only recommend PM to people who live overseas and people who live in very, very small towns. Otherwise you will not be impressed. I saw a tour bus full of tourists on my way out the mall. All I could think was, “I hope they didn’t come here just for this”. I did get a little lip gloss done for free with NO PRESSURE to buy. 🙂 I never wear makeup so that was nice.
The traffic wasn’t bad at all for the DMV area. (DC, MD & VA). I went there to get pesos. I just wanted that one worry off my mind. Thank Buddha for the internet. I knew there had to be a place somewhere I could get pesos. I had to drive 90 minutes to get there….I got a decent deal. Most of my pesos are going to the hostel. I probably have enough left for the taxi and to eat everyday. But if I want to buy stuff, I might run out. So I am planning on going to an ATM in Oaxaca if necessary. Yeah, I should have gotten more from the mall. Too late now.
I’m saving the best for last: I went to Ikea! I have dreamed of going to Ikea for a decade. Back in the day, I used to drool over their thin catalog. I wanted to have an Ikea home. That was my life vision. Well that never happened. Sigh. Ikea is not a part of Potomac Mills. It is across the busy street. I wanted to take a pic of the blue and yellow sign but I didn’t want to be a total freak PLUS it was cold and I didn’t have a jacket on. lol. It was everything I thought it would be and more. 🙂 I love their mini living spaces. So awesome.
IKEA FREAKOUT ALERT!!!!! They have the best dressers. I can only dream of having one of their dressers. People crap on their stuff all the time but I have never owned a dresser of that quality. WHY can’t I build stuff? You have to put everything together yourself. That is why I will never have my Ikea dream unless I can find someone to hire to put it together. But who would buy without having someone in mind? Me, probably. I am so desperate. After seeing their stuff in person. OMG. I will find me an Ikea person. Where art thou? Honestly if I was living in my house, I probably would have at least brought some “art”. I was so tempted. I’m very glad I do not live near an Ikea. I would have a room full of lamps. 😉
on edit: I do know how to follow directions and put things together but they are never sturdy.
The only thing that wasn’t awesome was getting to the checkout. I walked further in there than I did in all of Potomac Mills. I felt like I was walking in circles…maybe I was or that store is huge.They need more than one check out spot. All I brought was towels and a travel journal for Mexico. I had to have an Ikea souvenir.
Another good thing happened! I won a free spot in the one and only Becky Higgins Project Life class! Who is a Project Life freak? ME. haha. The class costs $99 so I was so excited to get a free spot!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!111!! It lasts for twelve weeks. I might share some of my stuff on this blog but I don’t get my pics printed out that often so I don’t know if I’ll be able to follow along in that way. The name of the class is Project Real Life. I believe registration is still open for a few days.
Total yayness. 😉 Becky Higgins is my teacher. 🙂 🙂 🙂 LOL