Monday, April 14, 2014

A Day Well Spent - Ikea Style

This weekend was full of sunshine, 70 degree weather, and a trip to Ikea with our best friends. You really can't get much better than that. Oh wait, we also ran into Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and H&M. So, I guess it can get better. My husband would gladly add eating at Bass Pro Shop as his highlight, I am sure of it.

I am thankful for my love of vintage now, because I know that it saves me gobs of money when I walk into Ikea. It's really just a bit too modern for me, although I can totally appreciate it. We only spent $50, which has to be a record for us. Here's what I got.

These huge baskets were only $10 and perfect for corralling all the junk under the boy's beds. The new rule will be, what fits in the basket, can be under the bed. And then every so often, we'll have to go through the basket. Love my hoarder children!

No children were hurt or injured in the making of this photo.
Perfect size for capturing small children or even an 8 year old who is on the tall side!

I was in need of a little more green in my home, and at only $2.99, I couldn't resist.

Loved these turquoise towels, perfect pop of color in my kitchen. Loved this tray as well.

I think straws just make a mom more fun. So, I bought us a pack of colorful straws. Suddenly I'm super mom for $1.99.

I also snatched up one of these systems for a future project. 

The ride home involved laughing till you cried, hooting and hollering, jelly bean eating, and obnoxiously loud singing. That's my kind of day!

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1 comment:

  1. have you hung your DIGNITET? I've been wanting 2 or 3 of those but wondered about the installation, durability, etc.... please post your thoughts.I love ikea and its cool names. I often think that (after working with struggling readers) that the Swedish language would be more manageable for many of our students...
    anyway, i'll comment on your more serious posts, but I wanted to say hello and jump on the ikea bandwagon. just trekking through the store is an adventure. when my husband and I have our teenagers in tow, we threaten to leave them in the child care room, and they roll their eyes and gripe. the flush up/flush down options in the lavatory are hilarious.
    blah blah blah. have a great day.