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Mini IKEA Haul


This past weekend, Turner and I took off to Ikea to see if we could find a few decorative items for around the house. I couldn’t believe it, but Turner agreed to go into the Ikea play place, Småland. That meant that I got one full hour of blissful, kid-free shopping by myself! (Side note – how awesome is it that a store will babysit your kids for you FOR FREE for an hour?! If only Target offered this….)

I wandered around the store for a bit checking out the furniture pieces before I headed downstairs to the Marketplace. This is where I grabbed several items:

  • (2) Artificial flowers and pots (because I’m not good with real plants)
  • Drawer organizer for my camis/bras/undies
  • 3 picture frames (8.5 x 11)
  • 3 bathroom rugs
  • Storage basket
  • Placemats


The total for all of these items was about $75, which I think is a really great deal! After I got everything home, I realized that none of the rugs worked for our bathrooms (wrong sizes and/or colors), so I returned those the next day and got about $20 back. (I also got another hour of free babysitting because Turner wanted to go back to the play place.) Score!!

I used the gray storage basket to store washcloths in our master bathroom linen closet. For years I have folded every single washcloth that we own every time I washed towels, but finally it recently hit me – why am I wasting time on this?! I’ve got better things to do than fold 20 washcloths, so now they get tossed in the cute basket and I save a lot of time.

The drawer organizer fits perfectly in my bedroom dresser (also from Ikea), and helps me to keep everything tidy and easy to find. I previously had some plastic bins from Target in my drawers, but I find that these work so much better. I also realized that I own far too many pairs of socks and will be disposing of about 15 pairs very soon. (I thought about inserting a picture of the inside of my drawer here, but honestly, do y’all really need to see my socks and underwear?!) #nope But if you’re really curious about the organizer, the link to the exact one I bought is here.

I used the place mats and one of the fake flowers on our breakfast table just to warm it up a little bit. The table is old and has seen better days. We rarely eat there (we prefer to eat at the bar in our kitchen), but I didn’t want to neglect this table all together. I’ve got some fall décor that I put on it each year, but I wanted something that could also be used year-round. It’s simple, but definitely makes the space feel warmer.

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Finally, I used the picture frames to hang some prints that I recently bought from Etsy for my laundry room. How cute are these?! Anyone who knows me well knows that I iron basically everything, so the middle print is probably my favorite. I like that our laundry room has a little bit of decoration now. After all, if you’ve got to do laundry, you might as well enjoy the space that you’re doing it in!

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My next goals are to finish hanging some items in Turner’s bedroom and to update our master bathroom. Stay tuned for that! If you’re interested in a photo tour of our home, click HERE.

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