Wednesday, August 6, 2008


One Saturday last month, Nick, Bennett, and I ventured about 2 hours away to Pittsburgh, PA to go to IKEA to buy the boys dressers. They have long since outgrown their small baby dressers, and the time had come to get them full fledged big kid clothes storage.

I have a lot of good things to say about IKEA. We'd never been there before, and the entire shopping experience was surprisingly enjoyable, convenient, and affordable. The store had just undergone a facelift, so everything was new, sparkly, and easy to shop.

It was a fabulous day, we accomplished our goal of the dressers...and much more. Oh-so-very much more. Jeez. We dropped a load of cash there. Darn the Swedish for making such awesome stuff! ;-)

Before shopping, we went to Quaker Steak and Lube, a famous wings joint 'round these parts. Ben liked the arcade style waiting area and the food was fantastically yummy. (or as Ben always says, "this is taaaasty, tasty!")

Then on to IKEA: there was a great space for kids to have supervised play, while parents shopped. Fabulous thinking on IKEA's part...nondistracted, happy parents = more $$ spent!

We even ate dinner there! The restaurant was cafeteria style, with lots of choices. For those of you who don't know, IKEA's motherland is Sweden...which is evident in the names of the styles of furniture, and the overall European flare to the store/products. We brought home some Swedish cookies, coffee, ligonberry preserves for Nick's mom for two reasons: she's Swedish, and as "payment" for watching Xavier for us for the day. hehe. Here's Nick and Ben being goofy eating dinner.

And here are photos of my boys and their new dressers...which I couldn't be happier about...I'm all about organization and decluttering things...I've kind of been a freak about it lately! hehe

1 comment:

Melissa said...

The new dressers are awesome, I love the colors. Darin and I really like Ikea too but we don't have one close. We use to shop there all the time when we lived in CA.