Monday, June 29, 2009

Minneapolis Recap!

  First and foremost, thank you all for your wishes and comments on the Rhubarb Contest—now I am going to enter recipe contests left and right because I now know there is a chance! :-) So like I said, Thursday I trekked down to Minneapolis to pick out apartment furnishings at IKEA and then made my way to Mall of America. For those of you who haven’t been there, hopefully these pictures give a little tour! (btw, if you haven’t gotten there, definitely do sometime in your life!)


That’s driving past the MOA. [Yes that is me in the rearview mirror ha!]






The very front of the mall. It was surprisingly packed for a Thursday too. Although I have never seen it not busy!




The Mall is 4 floors of peer shopping, food, movie theatres, etc. This is standing in the rotunda(where big events take place) and looking up at one of the many sets of escalators.






The Minnesot-ah store! Ode to my hooome state =)






The famous Rainforest Cafe! Love this place =)





I so want these bar stools in my house! Especially the zebra one!

Below is the Nickelodeon Universe that used to be Camp Snoopy! It’s so fun even though I don’t do rides. It’s a must see.



And of course some infamous Coldstone ice cream. New favorite alert: Birthday CakeBlueberries—and Cinnamon! Lately cinnamon has been making it’s way on everything! ;-)




Of course I always need to buy something. I picked up these cute ice cream serving dishes—5 bucks!






New salad spinner3 bucks!








Another ice cream themed item! This is so cute—it has 5 different colored “cones” with cute little glass spoons—all for 10 bucks!

I also got all my apartment furniture and figured I’d share my favorite piece with you—the rest you’ll have to wait and see till I do an apartment tour!



My couch! My living room theme is mod black and white with random pops of pastel blue, orange and yellow!




Have a super Monday night everyone!


Krista said...

What a mall! Holy smokes....:)

Love what you bought for your place. Can't wait to see it all together!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

ohh the mall of america sounds like so much fun!!
i love the rainforest cafe too!! I have to admit their chicken nuggets are just soo good!

Jenny said...

ahh visiting the mall of America is definitely on my list of things to do before i die! i loveeeee the rainforest cafe.. so fun! xo