Went to Ikea today- first time since having Finnegan. Took three and a half hours. Although, that’s also most likely because I went with Sarah, who has a baby and a toddler, and had to feed and change Maddy, and Nanny who probably would have been done before me.
Although, I myst say, I do enjoy walking around Ikea. Mostly I drool over the set ups, wishing my house could be as “pulled together” as Ikea. Meaning, I want the same exact layout with the same exact cabinets and the same couch, rug, dining table, armchairs, etc etc.
I HAVE finally come to the conclusion that in my future house (if we ever move) I would like white cabinetry. Yes, I know, little hands make big messes. But when it comes right down to it, I tend to feel more “homey” in a white country style kitchen. And that’s what bleach is for right? Here’s a sample kitchen that I would simply adore, *sigh*.
I purchased way too much stuff, but I simply cannot help myself. I HAD to buy frames for two pictures we got professionally taken and printed, one of my preggo belly, and a baby Finn shot. Of course, they were printed out on 11×14 sheets, so there is no “standard” frame to fit. This is one of the amazing pictures we got: they are both in black and white… and there is no writing on the one of me.
So I bought large frames and am going to go to Michaels to get a mat cut to fit. Great, more money. But Ikea IS the place to get cheap frames. I woud know, as I have a “gallery” of frames in our living room… and most were purchased at Ikea. You can’t go wrong with 69 cents for a picture frame in the AS-IS section, because I can spray paint it black. Even 5 bucks for a nice one with a crisp mat is a good deal.
I also bought some of these babies- again, 69 cents in the AS IS section… still not sure what’s “wrong” with them, but they work just as well as any other… and I bought the coordinating boxes (set of two) to hold all of the junk I just purged from my filing cabinet (checks, cords, burnable cd’s) so that I could use the filing cabinet for its true purpose. Storing my files.
What else did I buy? I could NOT resist this cute bath mat- since our fish we have on the tub floor currently actually don’t stick in place, it’s a good idea for baby bath time.
I bought this adorable stuffed playset for my niece who turns two today- it’s a breakfast set, with eggs, pancakes, and bacon
And I HAD to get this farm set for FInn. I know he can’t play with it yet, but it’s stinking cute. They didn’t have any more of the actual barn set left, so I need to go back to get that. But I did purchase the animals and the farm “equipment”
Needless to say, I spent way to much money at Ikea today… but I got some Christmas presents down (the ones above are for Finn for Christmas) and I can’t wait to put the other items to good use.