Two Teens And Their Mama: Five Things You Need From Ikea

Friday, May 23, 2014

Five Things You Need From Ikea


I love shopping at Ikea.  The way you wander through the different rooms like you're in someone's home is so appealing to me.  There's a fun play place to drop the kids. The restaurant serves yummy Scandinavian meatballs and salmon lasagne (okay...maybe I'll take a pass on that last one).  Everything is so bright and organized, and their prices are great. What's not to love?

Unfortunately, the closest Ikea to my house is over an hour away, if there is no traffic, which is almost never in Seattle.  

In light of that fact, I haven't been in over a year.  Major bummer.  However, in my spare why-won't-anybody-drive-to-Ikea-with-me time, I've been making a list of the things I will buy when I get there.  I'm pretty sure you need them too.

1. Those Flower boxes up above are so pretty and colorful.  I picture them hanging all around my back deck with peonies in them.  I wonder if my dog would leave them alone?

2.  I don't know where I would put it, but I would love to have this Valet Stand.  I could choose my outfit and visualize accessories before I put it on.  Maybe I wouldn't have to change ten times :).

3.  I'm a disaster when it comes to packing.  I always bring way too much and no matter how hard I try, things get all scrunched up and wrinkled.  These packing bags would be so nice to keep clothes separate and organized.


4. Summer is coming (did you hear me, Seattle weather?), with lots of BBQ's and backyard parties.  This pitcher comes with a removable insert that can be frozen to keep drinks cold longer.  And it's $4.99.  That is practically free.


5.  This accessory hanger would be perfect to clip necklaces onto or organize scarf collections (what...you don't have a scarf collection?).  Much better than digging around in a drawer.

Altogether, everything comes to about $50.00.  Hey, maybe I can talk my husband into driving me there this weekend.  I won't tell him that the gas will cost more than the stuff I buy :).

Linking up with Five On Friday.

30 comments:

  1. IKEA is the spot to go for a great deal on some great stuff! I wish that valet had wheels - it would be perfect for my daughter's dance competitions.

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    1. Maybe you could put casters on the bottom? I've seen them at home stores.

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  2. I have not been to IKEA in ages because its 45 minutes away and on the weekends it's too crazy busy. I think I need all of these picks! Especially the valet stand, flower boxes and pitcher.

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blgospot.com

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    1. Same for me - it's been too long.

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  3. We don't have an IKEA, so I've only been once. I did enjoy walking through all the rooms! I'd be going regularly if we had one nearby! :)

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    1. It's probably a good thing that mine is so far away!

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  4. I love IKEA ,that accessory hanger is so cool :)

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    1. I know - I really need it for my scarves.

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  5. Ikea rocks and we always end up getting more than 5 things when we are there!

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    1. True - I probably wouldn't be able to stick to only 5!

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  6. I love Ikea! The nearest one to us is about an hour away...but it is so much fun to wander around when we do go.

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    1. It seems like everyone lives far away from Ikea! Maybe they need to build more stores :).

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  7. Oh wow! We have an IKEA near us….now I just need to talk the Hubs into going out to do a little shopping this weekend with me….

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    1. So you're the one that lives close to Ikea - lucky! I hope you get to go :)

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  8. The window boxes are pretty and I could have used one of the pitchers tonight. I had 8 teenage boys here for dinner and couldn't keep up mixing the huge quantities of lemonade they were pouring down their throats! :)

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    1. Wow! That will be me tomorrow night - T asked if he could have a "bro night", whatever that means. I'm sure it will involve lots of food! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Oh, my, gosh! I want everything on your list. Unfortunately not everything is available online and I live no where near an Ikea. But I don't mind the FedEx guy stopping by the house with my goods. :)

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    1. I wish Ikea carried more things online. If they did I would already have the things on my list :)

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  10. these are great picks! Can you believe that I have never been to IKEA?! I know - I am missing the boat(: Susan

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    1. If you have one near you, it's worth a trip!

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  11. IKEA is awesome!!! I could really use that accessory hanger. Might have to pick that up on my next trip there!

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    1. Yes, Ikea is so fun. Wish I could go more often.

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  12. I have never been to an Ikea...the closest one from me is about 3 hours away. Hopefully sometime this summer or this fall I can head down there with some friends. I'm thinking we will need a Uhaul to get everything home!

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    1. You are officially the farthest away! Hope you can make a trip - it would be fun.

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  13. Love the colors on those flower boxes!

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    1. I know, aren't they bright and pretty? Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Oh Ikea why must you be so far away? Love this list

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    1. Does anyone live near an Ikea? Clearly they need to build more stores :). Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  15. great selections I could add at least 50 more things, giggle. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

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    1. I probably couldn't fit everything in my car if I actually made it down there! Thank you for stopping by!

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