Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A quick Ikea trip

I feel so lucky to live just 20 minutes away from Ikea.  It really rocks.  Cheap stuff, cool modern design, and pretty much everything you need to totally outfit your entire house.  Plus Swedish meatballs for lunch.  What could be better?  Yeah, wine, but I doubt they'll ever be selling that.

After about 4-5 days of intense heat, Sarah was going a bit stir crazy, so I figured it would be a good day to hop in the car and head over to Ikea.  Sarah LOVES Ikea because of their Smalland, where kids who are fully potty-trained can be checked in for an hour or so of playtime while mom, etc. gets to stroll around and admire all the pretty stuff without having to chase them.  Happy mommy, happy kid!

Before checking her into the Smalland, we checked out the Children's Ikea.  That's where chris spotted the big bin of bears.  We already have one of these, it's Chris' second favorite buddy.  So we got a spare Bear.

I dropped Sarah off and then was free to frolic through the rest of the store.  Sadly it wasn't so much frolicking as it was wandering through and shushing Chris who seems to be quite a crank lately.  I'm seriously blaming the full moon.  I did manage to pick up everything I was looking for with one exception - I didn't get anything to Mod Podge.  It's been a while since I did a Mod Podge project and it's making me twitchy.  I will have to keep looking...maybe something will jump at me at a yard sale this weekend.

So anyway, here's today's Ikea haul:

2 nice pillows (with memory foam cores)
1 cheaper pillow for Sarah
2 Ribba frames in different sizes
1 red trashcan for the basement
2 packs of napkins
1 collapsible cooler (to take to the pool)
4 wood shelf brackets for a project (coming soon!!)

So that's pretty much it for my shopping trip, but before I go, I wanted to show you something cool.  Ikea pillows come flat packed in plastic.  The air is sucked out and the packages are pretty flat.  So on the right is the pillow after I took it out of the package for 4-5 minutes and on the left is a packaged up pillow.  Just wanted to show you that Ikea pillows aren't really as flat as they are in the store :)

It sound sort of lame, but I love bringing new (even used) stuff into my house.  I get a giddy feeling when I'm moving the new thing into place or using it for the first time.  So have you brought in anything new lately?  A great garage sale find?  A great deal at HomeGoods or Ikea?


  1. It may be silly but I like getting napkins at Ikea too. Great colors, cheap price.

  2. I love Ikea but the closest one to us is about 4 hours away. :-(

    Maybe that's a good thing. I'd go every day if I could. ;-)

    ~Gabriella @ Our Life In Action



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