Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ikea Family Fun


We made it back from The Great Wolf Lodge and had a blast!! I loved every stinkin minute of it! My throat hurt from screaming. Caution: the waterslides are not for big babies or scaredy cats, but if I can handle it, so can you.

I somehow convinced my family it would be fun to run into Ikea on the way to eat Mexican food one night. I may have forgotten to mention it was 15 miles down the road. Let's just say we arrived at the holy grail of cheap furniture in sour moods. Luckily it didn't last long because we were all amazed. And overwhelmed. That place is crazy good. We got a little scared when we couldn't find the exit. Have you been? It is like a maze. We made the mistake of trying to backtrack and not follow the recommended path. We learned our lesson.


I did not get the table I originally had in mind. In person it looked too long. Yes, I measured, but in person it just looked too big. Even my husband agreed. Plus it was hard to make a decision with two hungry nine year-olds breathing down my neck. Don't worry, I didn't come home empty handed. I bought the world's happiest tray. Don't you love it? I think it will bring me lots of joy.

I also got the world's cutest blanket for the world's cutest baby. This picture does not do it justice. In person there is much more bright blue and light blue and apple green. Butterball loves it. He even said so. Or at least that's what I think he said.



It is part of the Vitaminer collection at Ikea.

Strange name, cute bedding.
For babies or little kids. We also stopped by Bass Pro Shop and I made a solo trip to Anthropologie. See? Something for everyone.

Have you been to Ikea? What did you think?





14 comments:

  1. I kept thinking of you and that corny commercial with one animal driving and the wolf in the back seat singing really deep Going to the Lodge. And have not gone to IKEA -University area is way too congested. It's a shame because there are some good stores/outlets up there....

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  2. Love your tray and that baby blanket is just too cute.
    Love bright colors with white.
    pve

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  3. just recently went for the first time. it is insane! next time will need a list and a plan. and a bag to take my goodies home in.

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  4. I have been and I was soooo overwhelmed that I only spent about $25.00 ! You tried to backtrack?!

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  5. The first time I went to Ikea I got lost lol. Now, I know they have path everyone follows but if you get off that path to look at certain thing, you'll forget where you are in their little map. They have tons of stuff and less expensive. If you are looking for Ikea Gift Cards or Ikea Coupons then click those blue links submit your email and you will be on your way!

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  6. I love IKEA, it is one the few things I miss since moving from Baltimore to New Bern, NC.

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  7. Love that blanket...and that bangle too!

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  8. I love Ikea, it is like a rat maze though, you have to be careful in there or you get lost. Love your buys though, that tray is really happy looking

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  9. I went about 3 weeks ago, and it was overwhelming. I agree on it being like a maze. There were so many people there, so we were hearding through like animals!!

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  10. I love, love, love IKEA. When I moved to Manhattan and Switzerland it was all I could afford and yet my apartments (if I do say so myself) still managed to look semi-chic! Nothing like a good looking bargain : )
    XX Kate

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  11. have i been to ikea??!! why yes, yes i have. i can navigate around the atlanta georgia ikea like no one can. even with those bullshit carts they have. i can sidewinder it around the fattest slow-walker or the middle lane stop and chat-ter.
    fuck you bitches...out of my way i have some lamps to buy and some meatballs to consume.

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  12. i work 2 miles away from the ikea in dallas. i ended up buying an unvarnished tabletop there last weekend. and then legs. i painted and built my own badass table/desk. AND i bought a huge picture of london. like 5 feet by 3 feet huge. and some gifts for a friend. and some kitchen stuff. and five picture frames.

    i spent $200. how can you not love ikea?

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  13. Darling finds - and yes, my credit card hides in fear when I enter IKEA!

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  14. I went to IKEA...once. Read my post about my love/hate relationship with IKEA and you will understand!

    http://eclecticinteriordesigngroup.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-lovehate-relationship-with-ikea.html

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