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Ikea, Round 2

by Courtney on August 1, 2012

Hey, friends! How’s your Wednesday going so far?

You’ll have to forgive me for the lack of postage today…I was too busy this afternoon out spending my life savings at Ikea.


Yeah…I’m pretty sure we made up for our last empty-handed trip. Winking smile

Needless to say, we’re both pretty stoked since they actually had everything in stock that we went looking to buy. Ohmygoditsgonnalooksofreakinawesome.

After we shed a tear or two at the checkout line, we managed to scrounge up another two bucks and treated ourselves to some of their non-fat vanilla fro yo.


Ummm, you guys weren’t kidding around…that stuff was delicious! Definitely a great pre-lunch appetizer if I do say so myself.

I’m pretty sure we were in and out of Ikea in less than 25 minutes (which makes the two hour drive down + two hour drive back sound ridiculous) and we were both pretty hungry for something more substantial that fro yo for lunch. We had actually planned on hitting up a Panera on our way back home, but the darn GPS brought us a different way…with no Panera or any other restaurants in sight.

So once we finally hit the thruway, we stopped in to the first rest area we came across. Birthday boy voted for pizza, so that’s what we went with.


That slice of veggie pizza was the size of my face…and then some. I’m pretty sure I have my daily allotted carb intake fulfilled for the day now.

A couple hours later, we made it back home and started to unload…


And now my house looks like a flippin’ disaster area…


BUT, we are making progress!!


Gotta get back to work and see what else we can get finished up before Jay’s softball game tonight!

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1 Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real August 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Yay for Ikea stuff and fro-yo! Boo for the mess and time it takes to put everything together. I will admit, walking into Ikea makes me feel like I am walking into a black hole. Unless I know EXACTLY what I want and EXACTLY where to pick it up, I will not make it out of that store in under two hours. I think they have a restaurant in each store because people get lost for hours and need food to keep going with their shopping adventure!
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2 Brigitt August 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Wow…I’m really impressed with your IKEA-furniture-building skills. When I moved a few months ago, I’m pretty sure the assembling of a bookcase resulted in a major blowout because we kept putting it together upside down. Aren’t the directions ridiculous!? Good luck with the rest of it. =)
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3 Michelle@Peachy Palate August 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Looks like an epic amazing pizza slice!!! Can’t wait to see the finished living room!
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4 Ashleigh August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I have the same exact entertainment center! It was such a good price and it’s so great for storage. We added those stick-on lights on the top of some of the cubbies and have straw boxes in the ones lining the bottom for DVD’s/games.


5 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

That entertainment centre is going to look awesome! Impressive how you already have it up – those instructions are always awful.
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6 Cait August 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

yea who would think ikea ice cream is good?! BUt it is…and non fat..
yumm! (their cinnamon buns are tasty as well..but not non fat lol)


7 Michelle (Better with Berries) August 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Oh, how I want to go to an Ikea! The closest one to me is about 6-7 hours away, so I’ll have to just live through you for now :-) That entertainment center looks great!
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8 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Yay glad they had everything you were looking for!
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9 Katelyn August 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I would really like to know why there isn’t an Ikea nearby. I would probably spend my life savings there.
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10 amy August 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Pizza looks awesomeee
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11 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Yay! Successful IKEA trips are definitely worth a little froyo celebration at the end! ;)

And as crazy as this may seem, I’m kind of looking forward to the day when I get to make my IKEA trip and start putting together new furniture.
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12 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom August 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Just think how much more you could have spent going somewhere else than Ikea!! Ikea has great stuff for great prices, overall!!

I just have to add that I am painting an accent wall in my bedroom as well as my bathroom the waterscape color you used in the living room. My husband and I have been wanting to add some color but I was nervous about it….until I saw your blue wall!!!
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13 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill August 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Ikea fro-yo is the best! When I was little, I would only agree to go to Ikea with my parents if I could get a cone and a cinnamon bun. :)
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14 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I can’t wait to see the results! I love IKEA furniture!
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15 Miranda @ Biting Life August 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Awww man that pizza looks delicious! It’s been SO LONG since I’ve had some :( Looks like you had a great day!
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16 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

isn’t ikea the best?!! i love it:)
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17 Jeanine August 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Great taste, I love the furniture! Ikea is the best!!
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18 Khushboo Thadani August 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

I love that cabinet – it looks so modern and minimalistic !
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19 Niko - no eXcusefitness August 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

How good is Ikea!!! Lucky for me I only live 15mins from one. I swear we have funished our whole house from there!
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20 Brandi@String Cheese Runner August 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

My friend has that exact TV stand from IKEA. It’s so cute, she puts up a bunch of different knick knacks and books. It’s really handy!
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21 Miz August 2, 2012 at 6:17 am

seriously how flipping cute are you?!
I need to get my misfitbooty to our IKEA too.
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22 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 2, 2012 at 7:07 am

I can’t wait to see your finished living room! IKEA really is the best. I just hate putting together their furniture sometimes.
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23 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 2, 2012 at 7:13 am

Awesome job so far!!! My poor husband spent a couple of hours putting together bed-side cabinets from IKEA a few weeks ago. They were definitely a pain in the rear for him, but once they were together, they looked awesome! :)
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24 Holly August 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

Can you PLEASE tell me which ‘model’ that is of the entertainment center? Craig & I are currently looking for one, and I LOVE the one you guys picked out- it’s similar to what we are looking for. If you don’t mind, I would love to know :)
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25 Courtney August 2, 2012 at 11:45 am
26 Holly August 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

Thank you!! :)
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27 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction August 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Glad you had more luck :) That fro yo looks delicious
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28 Emma Briggs August 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I have heard some rumors about IKEA products that they give an instruction, which cannot be, clearly understand by users.
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