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Ikea Shopping Trip

I played hookie – again – but this time it was a hookie day with a purpose. Mission – IKEA! Ikea is about an hour from Columbia in Charlotte, so it was going to be an all day event.

Because Ikea is so big I have to go in with a plan of action or at least having some idea of what I want to get. To get a plan of action, I make a list of what I need or what I’m searching for. After making the list I go on the website to see what my options are. Again, because they are so big and they have the self serve area – I add things to a shopping list so I can print it out and take it with me so I can find what I’m looking for.

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During this trip I purchased the infamous fluffy rug that every blogger or youtuber has that they use for staging – I’ve hesitate on getting it for the longest, but finally broke down and got it.

Euro pillows have been on my list of things to get for the longest, it wasn’t until I went to Charlotte’s house and saw hers and she told me they were from Ikea – so I added them on the list of things I needed to get, along with some white covers for it. I already have plenty of throw pillows around the house, so I grabbed two pink covers for them.

I found these cute cork coasters that I desperately need because I don’t have any matching coasters and I hate ring marks on tables.

On the last trip there I found these metal mixing bowls like my grandma and mom have – they’ve had them since I was a kid. I have a smaller one and it works great for when I’m cooking so I wanted to get a bigger one for when I am cooking big portions. I also found this really nice glass bowl for salads, or even sitting on the counter with fruit in it.

On the way out we saw this cute iPad stand – just something else that I’m sure I need.

I also wanted to share a few things that I purchased in the past that I love and HIGHLY recommend for any and everyone.

I was inspired by a photo I saw on one of my favorite bloggers page, so Pinterest helped me get more ideas. If you can see on the shelf the white tray is also from Ikea.

I absolutely, 100%, without a shadow of doubt love my desk ( HERE ) and the lamp was gift that is also from Ikea ( HERE ) – the chair is also from there but it’s not my favorite, because it doesn’t come up and down, but it serves its purpose.

Now these photos below are totally random and just showing off what all Ikea has to offer.

Ikea has everything that a person could ever need for their home from – customized kitchen design to mirrors to bedroom décor. The kicker is that everything is affordable and can work with whatever budget you have.  If you never been then you definitely need to go and experience it.

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