Friday, June 25, 2010

Ung Drill or Bust

Ikea is one of the coolest places on Earth.

Where else can you shop for some pretty freakin' stylish home furnishings{at freakin' awesome prices} while your kiddos enjoy themselves in a supervised play area right after the whole family has just indulged in quite a delicious 99 cent breakfast {per person, of course}?
I know some people who actually consider a trip to Ikea a 'date day.'

I hadn't been to Ikea is such a long time.

The last time we were there, we found a twin bed in the "As-Is" section and proceeded to purchase it, strap it to the hood of our SUV, and drive 5 mph the whole way home.
We live like 20 miles from Ikea.

It was $20 in the "As-Is" section with the mattress included.
It was slightly scratched, and it was the floor model.
It worked for us.
We drove the whole way home with a bed on our roof, getting honked at from every direction, and with our four year old holding onto a tiny piece of the rope and yelling {every five minutes}, "Mom, don't worry. I got it."
You had to be there.
That is one example of what my hubby calls 'my shenanigans.'

That was quite an adventure, to say the least.

Even after all that, I decided to take another family trip to Ikea after seeing this awesome lady's post.

It made me fall in love with the Ung Drill.

You will fall in love with the Ung Drill after you read about Julie's little surprise too.
You will love everything that Julie does.
I even fell in love with Dollar Tree trays and candle sticks after she was done with them.
She is definitely one of the most creative people in Blog Land.
Her blog is so bright and cheery.
Her ideas are awesome.
She has the cutest little family, who seem to always be doing the funnest things .
{Is funnest even a word?}
Now, on to my funnest little adventure at Ikea with my crazy little family...
Once I got to Ikea, things got a bit nutty.
We scarfed down our hot dogs and shared a cinnamon roll.
{Unfortunately, it was too late for breakfast and way too early for Swedish meatballs.}
Their Swedish meatballs are even more yummy than their breakfast.
We started to make our way through the store.
My hubby decided he wanted to make some changes in our kitchen.
{I wasn't complaining.}
In the midst of choosing utensil racks, magnetic knife holders, spice racks, storage cabinets, and new pots and pans, I forgot all about my precious Ung Drill.
Luckily, I did find one amazing thing for our bedroom makeover.
The Kristaller.
I have been looking for a chandelier for so long.
I actually had the perfect little chandelier picked out at Target.
I was in the process of saving up for it.
Then, I came across this fancy little light fixture at Ikea.
It was one-third the price of the chandelier I already had in mind, and it was way better looking.
That was the one piece I was holding out for.
The one piece I was ready to splurge on.
And I finally found it.
I wanted to thank Julie @ Joy's Hope for leading me to my lovely chandelier.
And even though I left without my Ung Drill {for which I will be going back}, I am so excited to have found this other amazing treasure.

Now, we can finally get our master bedroom re-model started.
I am actually going to go pick up the paint tomorrow.
We are in desperate need of our own romantic and relaxing space.
You all know how that goes, right?
Pictures to come soon.

1 comment:

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