Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Spontaneous Trip to IKEA

Just yesterday I woke up, blog stalked, and BAM it hit me. I need to take a trip to IKEA. Well, the nearest IKEA is almost 3 hours away (wah).

The day before the hubster and I were thinking of something we could do together, just the two of us. We couldn't think of a thing. Since I was stalking A Cupcake for the Teacher and she managed to make a trip to IKEA, I thought why couldn't I.

I woke the hubster up very quietly and shouted "I know what we should do!" He immediately agreed (which is a big surprise, no husband wants to drive 3 hours to IKEA). I ran downstairs to call my mom so she could watch the little man, and in less than an hour later we were out the door and on our way!

Ok, so here is the best part....I had only planned on getting a couple of things for our house and some things for my classroom. Whelp, we came home with a new 7-piece home office! First of all, the hubster and I never take spontaneous trips nor do we just spontaneously make large purchases that we don't take the time to think about.

Here is the before picture (Yikes!). I don't know how we managed to live like this for almost three years.

Here is the after picture. I have been bouncing around all day. I love me some organization!

The hubster has already been informed to keep his area clean or else! :)

I did manage to find a couple of things for my classroom but not as much as I had hoped for. I purchased this mini pocket chart. I'm thinking an organizer for my writing center?

I also purchased this hanging thing with numbers. I think this will be a great place to store "early finisher" work.

Now off to Target to buy two MATCHING rugs for our new home office!


  1. I have only been to IKEA once but I did LOVE it. Your matching desks look wonderful!!! Did you eat at IKEA? They have great food too.


  2. What a super trip! The Ikea I go to is 3 hours away, too. Worth the drive. Every. Single. Time!
    Fun in Room 4B

  3. April, We did not eat at IKEA but I heard their cinnamon rolls are amazing!

  4. LoL! I love that I inspired a trip to Ikea! I have one that's 10 mins from me but I had just never been until this weekend... so fun!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher