February 17, 2012

Finding the lovely ...

... at Ikea?! ... Yes!!

Last Friday night we had the best "family date night" surprisingly at Ikea !!

We had been out all day looking at materials for kitchen counter tops ... pretty exhausted but pushed on to try one more spot. It was dinner time so we hit the Ikea restaurant first ~ we hardly do dinner out anymore, due to money constraints, but the prices here are excellent and we "splurged" for the $3.99 Swedish meatball dinner. The dinner bill for three people ... UNDER $12 bucks ... we ate with our maps of the store and made a plan ... even the Gypsy Prince got involved.

The store is huge !! 

It was a lot of fun looking at all of the displays set up ... I could have moved right into a few of them ; )

The little guy did get tired after the first hour but was revived with an hour of play in the drop-off (supervised) play area ... yeah! FREE babysitting for an hour of uninterrupted shopping browsing.

... and the best part, I FINALLY found what I'll be using for my new kitchen counter tops!!

I'm linking up my little slice of lovely at Jeanne's today, stop on by.


{ps.who knew? ... meatballs and free babysitting could make a girl so happy?}


  1. You've gotta love Ikea family fun :)
    That place is awesome!

  2. What a fun outing!

  3. so cute! and your profile shot makes me smile each time i pop in.=)

  4. ikea is the best. We just got one here in Denver last summer. I love your new counter tops!

  5. Let's hear it for Gerry.
    I've not be to an Ikea Store, EVER!

    L♥ve the cost of dinner.


  6. If finally finding the countertops you have been looking for isn't lovely, I don't know what is - congratulations! So happy you joined us and hope to see you next week!

  7. Are Ikea's Swedish Meatballs and Lingenberries not just the bees knees or what? I have always loved their dinner plate. Love your pics and your new counter tops.

  8. Isn't IKEA great?! I know there are some people who are IKEA snobs, but it really is a wonderful place for inspiration and one stop shopping. Everything we have purchased from there holds up well. Agreed the food is a great, non expensive experience. We always have to get cinnamon rolls before we leave! Love it. The last time we went my 3 year old did not want to leave the room w/ bunk beds, he just wanted to move right in!

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  10. ikea is so fun. i just bought those for my countertops too. jason (anne marie's husband) is starting the reno next week. i can't wait!!!

  11. Love your new counter tops! My family had the ikea outing last week and bought a bed for my daughter. What a store! I love your style and blog! I'm a new follower.Nice to meet you1
    Tracy G.


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