Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Ikea Fairy

I just got back from a trip to Ikea with my friend Karen and I am exhausted! Where do I sign up to have the Ikea fairy come to my house? I would love it if everything were small and European and organized around here. Unfortunately, it would cost eleventy trillion dollars to organize me, so I'm just going to have to settle for a large, American, disorganized home for now. But hey, at least after next week it won't be a large, American, LEAKY home - that's right, the roofers are coming early next week to fix the roof. Hallelujah! Let's hear it for 6 year warranties!

BJ's mom and brother stayed two nights with us. We had a really nice visit. Poor Brett, though. I'm afraid I gave him the impression that I always cook the way I do for Thanksgiving. Maybe I should say Poor Gina (his wife). I'm afraid he's returning home with unrealistic expectations!

Grandma Dinana might come stay with us for a little while, after Brett heads back to Arizona. It sure would be a help with Allison going home for the "winter" break. Let's all cross our fingers and hope that happens! Hooray for grandparents!

So, I'm off to play with my new Ikea toys. And to look for ideas for Karen's I-wanna-sell-this-tiny-house remodel of her galley kitchen. I'm thinking glass fronted cabinets and open shelving would make it feel a lot larger, as well as white beadboard cabinets (as opposed to the dark wood that's in there now). If anyone has suggestions, let me know in the comments!!

Did you all go shopping this weekend? What were your best finds?


RobMonroe said...

We did an Ikea trip, too. The funny thing is that it was just our usual trip for small stuff and really could have waited. I just feed off of the energy of the crowds....

Friday I waited in line for 90 minutes only to NOT get myself a new laptop. Oh well. Rumor has it there will be a second go-round of black Friday types of savings around the middle of the month. We shall see. My new camera was ordered online on Tuesday and will be here tomorrow, and that should keep me occupied for a while!

Have the T-shirt said...

I did all my shopping online over the weekend and got some great deals.

I can no longer tolerate the crowds on Black Friday.

I like your ideas for cabinets, and I think it is really important to plan the layout of the kitchen correctly too, something I would suck at, btw.