Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just like Disney.

I'm linking up with Jamie's What I'm Loving Wednesday! 

Have I mentioned that I love Ikea? And its better than Disney World to me? 
I did? Oh, ok. :)
Today especially, I'm loving their affordable prices, cute home goods, and delish food! 

Well I was really excited to take tons of pics of my purchases and share them with you...
and then I realized you might find most of it boring!
{not that I find it boring! I was giddy allll day with my purchases!}
 I really just stocked up on some much needed simple stuff. It might be appropriate to say we've been on a spending freeze {even for basic  things!} for quite some time now :D
So today, I'm loving these simple things:

5pack of pillar candles. Boring, I know! But I needed to switch out my votives. And now, my coffee table and candle tray aren't as dusty as they look in this photo!

$.99 placemats! Simple white them! 
{see...I told you I just got simple stuff.}

and not so excitingly pictured:

-spray bottle. Our new training toy for Jersey. No more barking little lady!
-green dish scrubbers. 
-green paper towel holder. 
-salad spinner. O.M.G. I've wanted one of these forever but could never rationalize buying one and never found one at Goodwill. Thanks, Ikea! $2.43 is right up my alley!
-kitchen timer. Its so cute and green. {Notice a theme?}
-white picture frame. Still collecting for my one-day gallery wall.
-Candle dishes. 
-Apple cinnamon candle.
-and I picked up a couple bamboo shoots, rocks, and a fun red ceramic pot for a friend.

But I was most excited about this...

my soon-to-be organization rack! I think I'm going to hang the bar over the kitchen sink. The two ceramic holders will hang from it, along with a colorful dish towel and maybe some utensils? I'm so excited! I've been drooling over these fun organizational racks for so long now!

Here is a drool-worthy example...

I wish my kitchen looked like that!!!

So, that was my Ikea trip! I'm loving that is was a short and easy car ride, great times with the family, and some exciting {to me!} purchases. Its the little things, right? :) 

Happy Wednesday!


Momma StJ said...

Love Ikea! This post makes me want to leave work early and make the hour drive....hmmm....

Sam W. said...

i love that organizing rack!! i always spend way too much time and money in's the best!

The Whity Wife said...

i live two exits away from the cincinnati Ikea- i went for the first time last week....!

My husband had been there a few times to he just ran through the place (we only needed a lamp) but I could have spent a week there- I now have created my dream house, and i dream of it often!

(and I am going back on friday...that's going to hurt the bank) ;)

Anonymous said...

great things your loving!

Happy wednesday!

Kit said...

Love those hanging herbs!!!

Those are some awesome things that you are loving today!!! Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Tatiana said...

I love that organizing rack! I'm sure it will look fabulous in your kitchen :-)
You also reminded me that I really need some place-mats. I'm going to Ikea in a few weeks, so I'm getting them then :-)

Emily said...

Great finds! I have a salad spinner and sadly I never use it anymore. Totally would have given it to you..if we lived closer of course. haha Glad you got your IKEA fix.

meme-and-he said...

ooh I love ikea too...but I am actually glad there isn't one close to me because I would go there every day. love that organizing rack!