I knew getting my pin done this week was going to be a challenge. In fact as I rode out of town with my Mom and kids for our three day trip to Orlando this weekend, I told her that I needed to think of an easy pin to do because I wouldn’t have much time when I returned. Then it hit me.
We were driving to the land of Ikea.
I knew then that not only did I need to make my first trip to that superstore, but I also needed to pick up a couple of those spice racks to make into bookshelves. I had pinned the idea months ago and either you can’t order them online or I have simply been too lazy to do so (can’t remember). We were on a quest.
And now I have a love-hate relationship with Ikea. The good: the play place for the kids, the selection of cool items, the prices. The bad: many of the employees’ attitudes were less than stellar, the layout of the store (When we were done shopping I could see where the kids were playing, but to pick them up I had to go up an elevator, walk around to another elevator, and go back down to the floor I was just on to get to the back of the area to pick them up –oy.), and the fact that the spice racks I wanted were on three week back order. So despite dragging my sainted mother to two different kitchen areas of the store on two different floors (don’t ask), I still had nothing for my pin. I came home empty handed.
Until I was getting out of the van in my driveway. When Mom said, “Oh these are for you,” and handed me three huge jump rings. “I got them for the Christmas card book from Pinterest. I made mine and these are for you.” Mothers. Are. Awesome.
Here is the link to the original idea, and here is mine.