It was supposed to be a 20minute trip. But that never happens. Especially not when I have company in the form of my cousin Tina. Next thing we know we’ve killed a good few hours. I stop by Ikea enough to pretty much know what they have to offer.  However, they recently released their 2013 catalogue and so there were actually a few new things in store. Even more reason to walk slowly, sit on every chair, touch every pillow, rethink some storage solutions. My cuz actually had more reason to be there, she was actually shopping. I was pretty much taggin along, that is until I started grabbing stuff off the shelf, all the while refusing suggestions that maybe I should get a bag or a cart. See, I wasn’t really shopping and a bag or cart would imply otherwise and I didn’t want that.

Wanted this lamp bad. New addition, its on my list.

After finally dragging ourselves away from there, had to stop by Baked in Brooklyn. One of my fav stops for cupcakes, especially their carrot and red velvet. Too bad for me they were out of carrot, so I tried pistachio instead. Not bad at all. I’ve mentioned here before how dairy products make me break out. Well, I’m in the I don’t care place right now. Can’t seem to stop eating cake and ice-cream, my poor face is having to pay for my mouth.

FYI: If you’re loving her hair, like I do, she’s got a youtube channel, you should check out.

Best part of the day though, was bumping into Rue Ru. She reads the blog and I was so pleased (and shy, and nervous, its a funny thing being recognized). Rue Ru, if you’re reading, I hope 2 things…First, that I spelled your name right. (found out there’s no ‘e’) Second..where did you get those glasses? She was super sweet, had only the nicest things to say…really made my day. Did I also mention that she’s super pretty and quite the fab chic herself. Anyways, it was a positive day, positive people, positive energy. A good way to kill a Sunday.

Now, on to the the weekly Grind. Shouldn’t be too bad, right folks?

urban outfitters top
Zara sandals
Uniqlo jeans
Shades from tripleoptic Amazon
Bag from Baginc


  1. fe

    September 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Love the photos and I need that handbag (black with studs?? on the bottom) in my life; am pretty sure it's calling my name 🙂

  2. modestlyGORGEOUS .

    September 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

    I didn't know you guys were related! That's really cool. I like her videos, they've really helped me maintain a healthy hair routine.

  3. Anonymous

    September 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm Reply

    Gosh Cyn, Your hair is everythin, wish mine was tht long and that healthy…i love ur blog too much…:)

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 21, 2012 at 2:01 am Reply

      In time, it will be. The beginning is the hardest

  4. Ru

    September 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm Reply

    cynthia! it was so nice to meet you too, and how exciting to see these cute pictures on here! no 'e' in my name, but no worries – you were close! 🙂 also, i remembered: my sunglasses are from buffalo exchange – nothing too special but they are cute. keep up the good work on here, and yes, a meet-up would be so fun! cheers!

    xo, ru

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 21, 2012 at 2:04 am Reply

      Yeah… Now I have the right spelling, was fun meeting like that… Hopefully, i'lldo something …cheers

  5. vetty

    September 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm Reply

    your bag is fly. and you all look so adorable!

  6. Jeneration

    September 18, 2012 at 3:12 am Reply


  7. MrsJones

    September 18, 2012 at 1:49 am Reply

    Loving the hair!

  8. nancy @ adore to adorn

    September 18, 2012 at 1:28 am Reply

    I came across your blog from the Lucky Community…and I'm soo glad to have done that. You have such a sense of style and a knack for sounding like you're talking right to me through your blog! I'm happy to be your new fan! =D


  9. Nadjah

    September 18, 2012 at 12:58 am Reply

    How adorable are you and your Cuzzo! I love Tina's channel.. Yall are too fab for words.. I LUV Ikea and having given them way too much $$$

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:18 am Reply

      you would think by now, I would own stock or something…totally feel you on giving them too much of my $$$$

  10. Windy City Mama

    September 18, 2012 at 12:57 am Reply

    So much eye candy to see. The hair, the outfits, the beautiful women! You all look great!


    September 18, 2012 at 12:46 am Reply

    Lovely dear u make shopping look so chic

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:20 am Reply

      thanks Melissa

  12. Yolande

    September 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm Reply

    i'm so glad i'm not the only Ikea addict, spent all day there today! good stuff cynth, like i said to Tina I need to come get all up in your space! keep keeping it beautiful!! xx

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:20 am Reply

      you do need to come this way, been too long. We're not going your way cos frankly cant afford pounds.

  13. sheila

    September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Love love love Tina's outfit, your Cyn was not so bad either as usual….Love the Happy Monday slots, always my favorite part of your blog

  14. maimusingsblog

    September 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm Reply

    You look gorge as usual. I'm actually nt an Ikea fan bt you just might be reforming me. I'll def be checking out your cousin's channel.

  15. Neema

    September 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm Reply

    What a small world, I know your cousin.

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:20 am Reply


  16. Sing of Sing'ature Style

    September 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm Reply

    Ikea is always my fun place, you can always find something to purchase there. Love your ponytail.

  17. Consider Me Lovely

    September 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply

    You and your cousin or too cute!! I need to go to Ikea, but I've ben putting it off because I know I will leave with more than what I'll go in there for, lol. Loving the high side ponytail, by the way!!

  18. Ashleigh

    September 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Loving the high ponytail! Cyn, I think you should host a meetup for us readers. We adore you! Just a thought.

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:19 am Reply

      Funny cos the high ponytail was a last minute adjustment…I woke up feeling like a bad hair day. A meetup, u've given me something to think about

  19. Breakfast at Cindi's

    September 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm Reply

    I don't know one person who does not love IKEA !!!
    Cute outfit btw : )


    Breakfast at Cindi’s

  20. MissT1806

    September 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Awww! Was such a fun day! You are simply the best ikea shopper lol I was cheesing as I read the post especially since it took be back to exactly what was going on lol Awesome day!! Onto out next run!!!


  21. Tidy-Up Gal

    September 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Ah. Ikea. I'm way overdue for a trip there! Love your simple look – that shirt is too cute!

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:18 am Reply

      jeans and tshirt used to be my uniform. Still works

  22. ~Jeimy~

    September 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Your pictures make me smile and there's nothing like hanging out and doing things with someone you love! You're cousin is gorgeous you have a beautiful family!

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:17 am Reply

      Awwh thanks Jeimy, twas a good day

  23. JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer

    September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Ikea always turns into an all day thing with me too – you all look great! Loving your hair!

    1. addicted2Etsy

      September 18, 2012 at 1:16 am Reply

      why does that always happen?

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