My facebook status currently reads "Anyone who says shopping isn't exercise clearly hasn't been to Ikea."
Also, anyone who has never had their own apartment/house WITH KITCHEN does not have any idea of how many things you have to buy to get started. It is seriously insane. But also fun. ;)
So far my mother and/or I have visited Marshalls, Target (three times!), Goodwill, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ikea and many garage sales seeking the best deals on necessary items. Not to mention everything my grandmother and mother handed down to me. And for all that I still need measuring cups... we had a lot of debate over what kind to get and which would be cheapest and... the price ranges greatly. (Don't get them at Target. Seriously.)
I got some fun things too. A new bedspread in an awesome delicate floral print. A pretty round globe table lamp. And a plant. I really am in love with my little plant. It's called a dragon tree so I'm naming it 'Lockheed" after Kitty Pryde's dragon companion in the X-Men comics.
Naming plants was not my idea, btw. My sister started it.
And yes, I promise there will be plenty of pictures after I get everything set up! Look for them in the beginning of August.