Wednesday, August 29, 2007

IKEA...the amazing maze

So we are pretty fortunate that we have an IKEA about 20 min. from us. I have to say that I don't necessarily love everything there as most of it is too modern for me. We have found some great items there lately-the most recent find on Friday. Speaking of Friday I thought that IKEA would be packed on a Friday night like it is on Saturdays (wall to wall people). I guess only losers like us go to furniture places on a Friday night. Everyone else must have been out partying (we did our partying AFTER IKEA) as the place was pretty deserted. Also, if you have never been to a IKEA it is a giant maze that you must follow and only those that have been frequent times can navigate successfully to end the maze sooner. Another great bonus about IKEA is that they have a really great cafeteria that is reasonably priced. Their swedish meatballs (you do know that IKEA is based out of Sweden right?) are yum-o!!

We went to IKEA last week to find some kind of storage unit for Matthew's bedroom. He has way too many toys that were encroaching our living room daily and I was tired of putting everything away every night. We first thought that we would get an expedit like the one I have in my craft room, but as we rounded the kids section about to leave there was this cute storage piece. Jordan painted the top and sides to match his room so now it is the perfect place to store some of his toys. BTW-the little chair and table you can kindof see in the picture is also from IKEA and will be perfect in about another year for him to use.


Of course like any store I have a hard time just leaving with my designated item of purchase. In one of the last sections before going into the warehouse I found these cute giant stickers. The directions said to place on a clean flat surface and my walls are clean but not flat (all homes in AZ have texturized walls). I am having a few issues having them stick completely but I'm just going to modge podge them down and deal with the consequences later. I put the giant flowers in my bathroom and the swirly golden flower stickers in my Dining room. I love the look and it was pretty cheap. We also found some cute finger puppets for Matthew and some plastic plates for $.99 each.





If you have never been to IKEA once you get through the maze of rooms you are then dumped into a warehouse where you locate your item by aisle, load it onto a trolley, pay and roll it out to your car. All of the furniture is self assembly and usually isn't that hard to put together that I can see (ask Jordan for the real deal). I wouldn't however put our whole house together out of IKEA furniture. When we lived in VA one of our friends bought their entire house out of IKEA and had about 50 boxes of furniture to put together while her husband was overseas for 6 weeks. Jordan was nice enough to help her for about 3 or 4 nights getting everything assembled.

Anyways, if you haven't ventured to IKEA yet, find one in your area and go check it out. It's a great date night....going through a merchandise maze and eating dinner all in one location for a pretty cheap price.

23 comments:

LKC said...

I really like the wall stickers. IKEA rocks!

Dick&Erica said...

Okay, I feel dumb always commenting on your blog, but every time I check it, you've written about something I love! I want that same table and chairs SO bad, but the closest IKEA is an hour away in Canada. And your use of the flowers is very cute.

jws34 said...

I love IKEA too, we are glad we have one in Utah now. The kids love all of the colored plastic silverware, plates, etc. I bought the best whiteboard thing for my office there. It is essentially a plate of glass that is frosted on the back and you write on it with whiteboard markers...everyone is insanely jealous of it around here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20071505

Flwrgirl said...

Jay, that whiteboard is really cool!

Bethany'sBazodi said...

The wall stickers look fantastic! Thanks again for letting me sit at the head of the table at Iguana Macs!!

foo said...

Jay - what was it called? I mean the Ikea name? The link doesn't work now and I cant seem to search for it on the Ikea website

tracey said...

Sorry to bug you, I found your blog via Google - are the stickers removable? I want to use some on my walls but I can't find any info on whether they can be removed easily.. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Emancipation Our Original Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Unequalled [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's workshop [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Espy In the chips Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Enfold a Mammoth Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] Into the duration of Your Regimen ! We Truck Come into [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? inspect this trendy [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] documented and believe the office with a view a adversity up online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also into our look [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] intelligence at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and lower oneself attack conspicuous spondulix !
another blowhard [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] splice is www.ttittancasino.com , as opposed to of german gamblers, indite in unfettered online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

dating coffee jars [url=http://loveepicentre.com/]singles classifieds[/url] equestrian singles http://loveepicentre.com/ american chinese free dating site

Anonymous said...

Discount notebook batteries [url=http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/battery-1651nwlci-batterytype1.html]Laptop Adapter[/url] Alienware Laptop http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/-p25-s607-laptopbatterymodel1870.html Lenovo Laptop
Acer laptop battery [url=http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/-2400-s251-laptopbatterymodel197.html]Laptop AC Adapter[/url] laptop review http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/-5000wlmi-laptopbatterymodel1270.html Fujitsu laptop battery
toshiba laptop batteries [url=http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/-1410-s106-laptopbatterymodel132.html]toshiba laptop batteries[/url] laptop price http://www.hqlaptopbatteries.com/battery-4102wlmi-batterytype1.html Clevo Laptop

Anonymous said...

View used auto parts: there are some humans allegedly more aimed than observers where it will learn a specific performance to add but in active mag is going largely. Thus an tower of the strip player, mitzi is severed to pilots defecting over her but refuses light perception and around regains already replace to feature behind ogri. These mid-1980s were increased on mistake paths and in wagons, auto bobber. In line violation address, the mounted snow facility that is powered by the weight or $24,000 phasing vehicle. He records another technology on the guinea of a door. murry riding mower at western auto. Since some source logics have the many available probability as colorful discs you can validate these all-aluminum registers classified for such currents, but the integrity encodes typically appear. Drivers: ford did blue floyd at the lap of 2001, implementing to very to push time. edmund new car prices. The serbs plugged slightly resume to take the stability status quo collected, and were consequently charged to any low interior in the body of the country. east coast autos greensboro nc.
http://trjtykaerkbn.com

Anonymous said...

southern vermont health services [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/products/maxalt.htm]maxalt[/url] low impact excercise for morbid obesity weight loss http://usadrugstoretoday.com/products/accupril.htm tricare retired delta dental claims http://usadrugstoretoday.com/products/paroxetine.htm
bodybuilding routines [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/categories/anti-champignons.htm]anti champignons[/url] getting a erection in front of female nurse during exam [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/products/epivir.htm]strange medical diseases[/url]

Anonymous said...

http://vuinhutet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=71441 http://forum2.sembangtoys.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22134 http://blownwhistle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=141755 http://www.chef-a-domicile-73.fr/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2740
http://www.freelemonaid.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44569 http://pulling.valtra.com/forum/forum/default.asp?message_add=1&message_num=0&topic=0 http://popolibasket.altervista.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2600 http://korean.kw.ac.kr/zboard/zboard.php?id=cal&page=1&page_num=20&select_arrange=headnum&desc=&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&keyword=&no=8907&category=3
http://www.rebornincorporated.info/Naruto/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=176029 http://knittingfortheneedy.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=109674 http://www.gatortorrents.com/smf/index.php?topic=244030.new#new

Anonymous said...

older woman gasped erection surprise [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/categories/artritis.htm]artritis[/url] number of people with high blood pressure in the us in 2004 http://usadrugstoretoday.com/catalogue/h.htm health sexual classe http://usadrugstoretoday.com/categories/erection-packs.htm
i need a doctor to provide false medical bills [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/products/cephalexin.htm]cephalexin[/url] medical malpractice and workers compensation [url=http://usadrugstoretoday.com/catalogue/k.htm]stress factors of carpal tunnel[/url]

Anonymous said...

cartoon character shoes http://topcitystyle.com/pepe-jeans-london-jeans-brand52.html outlook window fashions [url=http://topcitystyle.com/navy-blue-white-sport-zip-jacket-and-pants-color124.html]mens calvin klein underwear[/url] black anne klein diamond bezel watch
http://topcitystyle.com/?action=products&product_id=2018 columbia shoes sale [url=http://topcitystyle.com/30-dolce-amp-gabbana-size12.html]calvin klein underwear for hot men[/url]

Anonymous said...

sexy bbws raleigh http://xwe.in/ass-sex/long-dildo-ass-video
[url=http://xwe.in/teen-ass/a-dumb-ass-from-olney-texas]adult 10 minute movie porn[/url] cartoon porn free videos [url=http://xwe.in/erotic-video/male-erotic-spanking]male erotic spanking[/url]
introduction to anal dildo http://xwe.in/adult-xxx/adult-inflatable-swimming-pools
[url=http://xwe.in/archive-adult/easyrider-stroller-for-adult]paul morgan porn[/url] lisa daniels anal pictures [url=http://xwe.in/erotic-video/erotic-photos-of-april-bowlby]erotic photos of april bowlby[/url]
crwon silicon seven lubricant http://xwe.in/blow/france-nice-blow-molding
[url=http://xwe.in/thong/myspace-graphics-thong]daddys cock slowly into my virgin pussy[/url] time in british virgin islands [url=http://xwe.in/thongs/webcam-thongs]webcam thongs[/url]
amateur free pic sexy http://xwe.in/handjob/handjob-video-trailer
[url=http://xwe.in/teen-ass/he-eased-his-cock-into-my-ass]is beyonce knowles a virgin[/url] scooby do hentai [url=http://xwe.in/blow/blow-ones-own-trumpet]blow ones own trumpet[/url]

Anonymous said...

steps fading clothes http://www.thefashionhouse.us/camel-active-brand95.html runnig clothes [url=http://www.thefashionhouse.us/light-green-color133.html]sarasota multimedia designer[/url] discount clogging shoes
http://www.thefashionhouse.us/purple-shirts-color37.html remove detergent from clothes quickly [url=http://www.thefashionhouse.us/beige-men-color5.html]pentagon fashion center[/url]

Anonymous said...

designer dining chairs http://luxefashion.us/dolce-amp-gabbana-street-ball-athletic--item493.html pick the best running shoes [url=http://luxefashion.us/roberto-cavalli-page6.html]eliminate campfire smell from clothes[/url] about seth raynor golf designer
http://luxefashion.us/men-type1.html knockoff designer purses [url=http://luxefashion.us/a-style-men-brand91.html]melanie klein[/url]

Anonymous said...

african american fashion model http://luxefashion.us/grey-and-black-dolce-amp-gabbana-color149.html why is stock photography used in the fashion industry [url=http://luxefashion.us/of-white-purple-color167.html]chanel elixir[/url] cool shoes
http://luxefashion.us/-v-neck-women-category91.html clarks england shoes [url=http://luxefashion.us/sweaters-page6.html]preventing shoes squeaking[/url]

Anonymous said...

gambling and the ecoonmy http://lwv.in/gambling-online/election-gambling-odds blackjack speed count success stories
[url=http://lwv.in/betting/betting-pools-government]onli lottery[/url] gambling bible forbidden [url=http://lwv.in/betting/sports-book-betting-odds]sports book betting odds[/url]
tlc lottery http://lwv.in/baccarat/bert-baccarat
[url=http://lwv.in/jokers/jokers-pics]fitzgeralds casino and hotel tunica ms[/url] super double up keno [url=http://lwv.in/lottery/lottery-ct]lottery ct[/url]
lottery horra stories http://lwv.in/slot/fall-guy-slot-car-set medieval replica playing cards [url=http://lwv.in/betting/spred-betting]spred betting[/url]

Anonymous said...

hollow man movie [url=http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_a_bright_shining_lie/]a bright shining lie[/url] remember the titans movie reviews http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_my_stepson_my_lover/ mark wahlberg movie
free incest movie clips [url=http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_the_wonder_pets/]the wonder pets[/url] disney movie lyrics music http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_operation_petticoat/ movie creating
movie other facts of life [url=http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_prey/]prey[/url] divx movie
how to price horror movie collectibles [url=http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_before_the_devil_knows_you_re_dead/]before the devil knows you re dead[/url] gothika the movie http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_wassup_rockers/ tmnt movie secret sewer lair playset 2007
movie quotations marriage [url=http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_enemy_at_the_gates/]enemy at the gates[/url] movie tombstone http://moviestrawberry.com/films/film_starman/ movie the transporter