Saturday, November 13, 2010

With visions of Ikea dancing in my head

I've never been to an Ikea.

Considering the closest Ikea to Kansas City is 7 hours away, it's just never happened.

When I told Brent that people here make Ikea-weekend runs, which consist of driving to Minneapolis, staying the night, going to Ikea in the morning, and then driving back – he looked at me like I was insane. Well, until one of his friends made the Ikea voyage. Then Brent thought the concept of the "Ikea weekend" was perfectly normal, and we've been trying to plan our own weekend getaway.

So when I found out two of my friends are getting married in Dallas, I decided this would be the perfect time to multitask. Their wedding is now two weeks away, and my Ikea journey is almost here.

While I know I'll be doing some impulse shopping, I have 3 must haves on my list:

The white Expedit shelf:
2 black Expedit drawer inserts (for the shelf in my kitchen):2 Henriksdal dining chairs:


  1. I love the expedit shelf! we have one in our toddlers room for toys and books and I plan on purchasing another for our office/craft room, best Ikea purchase ever, you will love it!

  2. We have the Expedit system in our office (we got the desk attachment) as well as one in our kitchen. I'm in love with it, like to no end. You should also look into the Asker containers and hanging system. I am in love with them and all of the organizing I can do with them!

    Have lots of fun on your mini trip!

  3. I haven't been to Ikea in years, but I swoon over how other's incorporate Ikea stuff into their homes. Have fun!

  4. I just went to IKEA last weekend in DC. It was faaaabulous, and I bought a billion things. I will be going back soon...

  5. We're 6 hours from the Minneapolis IKEA. We, too, need an IKEA weekend. The last one was over 3 years ago. Sigh. Have fun!!!

  6. I am right there with you! Why can't there be a closer IKEA to KC? I was in Minneapolis in September and I am so happy that I managed to squeeze in a stop. Now I just need to convince my husband that Minneapolis in December is perfect. I think I would have a better chance with Dallas....

  7. I love the expedit shelf! I've wanted it for *years*! I'm so jealous.

  8. I have all three of those things in some color in my home and I love them all.