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What to Buy: Our Trip to Ikea

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Ikea Favorites | #shopping #ikea #favorite

|1. RÅSKOG Kitchen Cart | 2. PUGG Wall Clock | 3. KNODD Bin | 4. KARLSTAD Cushion | 5. TOKIG Salad Spinner | 6. HELMER Drawer Unit | 7. BEKVÄM Step Stool | 8. LAPPLJUNG RUTA Cushion|

This past weekend Tanner and I took a trip to Chicago for my cousin’s wedding. It was so nice to get away, even for just a long weekend. And even better to see our family. My cousin looked absolutely beautiful and had the sweetest wedding. I’m so excited for her and her new husband as they begin their lives together as a married couple!

While we were there, we decided to do a little sight seeing, and of course visit IKEA. Because when you live 500 miles from the closest Ikea, you must go! After a little online window shopping we made a list and were determined to conquer it… even if that meant our poor wallets would feel it later. (I find that when shopping at Ikea it definitely benefits me to make a list–their impulse buy items are out of control.)  And let me tell you, for an impulsive shopper that can be an issue! Anyway, here is what we got!

Ikea RÅSKOG Kitchen Cart | #kitchencart #ikea #buy #shopping

1. RÅSKOG Kitchen Cart — We actually bought this same cart a few months ago in Texas, but they were out of the turquoise color and I have been pining for it ever since. We love the convenience of the wheels on the bottom and knew that we would love to have two–so we caved and bought the blue one this time. I can’t wait to set it up! :)

Ikea PUGG Wall Clock | #wallclock #ikea #shopping

2. PUGG Wall Clock  — Confession, technology had taken over our loft and up until this point we didn’t even own a traditional wall clock. We relied on our phones, computers, microwave etc. for the time, and I was ready to put an end to it. This adorable and industrial looking clock had me at 12:00.

Ikea KNODD Bin | #trashbin #ikea #organize #shopping

3. KNODD Bin — Anyone that knows me knows that laundry is my archenemy. If I could go the rest of my life without doing a load I would die a happy woman. But since that isn’t the case (and we usually have a pretty large pile of dirties) we were in need of a hamper. Enter Ikea KNODD Bin. Both adorable and useful. My favorite combination.

Ikea KARLSTAD Cushion | #ikea #pillow #cushion #shopping

4. KARLSTAD Cushion — The “Great Pillow Hunt” has finally come to an end. We found our new pillows–and we are in love. These guys are a little pricey ($30.00 a piece -they are actual couch cushions) but they are extremely durable and oh so comfy. I love them.

Ikea TOKIG Salad Spinner | #ikea

5. TOKIG Salad Spinner — I have always wanted a salad spinner. This one is only $3.99. Really it was a no-brainer. **This was an impulse buy. I’m ok with it.

Ikea HELMER Drawer Unit | #ikea #organize

6. HELMER Drawer Unit — We actually have one of these already. Tanner loves these things. They have tiny little drawers, but they are perfectly compact and fit a ton of paper and office supplies.

Ikea BEKVÄM Step Stool | #stepstool #ikea #shopping

7. BEKVÄM Step Stool — Our new kitchen cabinets are TALL. And I am short. So we have been looking for a cute little step stool for awhile now.

LAPPLJUNG RUTA Cushion | #pillow #blackandwhite #shopping #ikea

8. LAPPLJUNG RUTA Cushion — These pillows are by far my favorite thing on the list. I love them. Seriously.

So that’s our loot. Ikea, we love you. And we can’t wait for you to get to Kansas City!! It’s going to be so great.

And since we didn’t get home until after midnight last night I haven’t had the chance to even look at the photos we took on our camera, but here are a few highlights from our little weekend trip via instagram :)

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Chicago, you were quick, but you were fun!

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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4 comments on “What to Buy: Our Trip to Ikea”

  1. I love the RÅSKOG Kitchen cart! We’ve had ours a couple of months now!

  2. I will take one of each, please!

  3. awesome trip photos!! love the drawer and cushion!! :D

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  4. Fun post! I love Ikea. I could spend hours and hours in that store. They literally have everything you could ever want for a home. Love that kitchen cart. It’s so cute!