Thursday, July 24, 2008

I love Ikea!

I had previously only made one trip to Ikea. With all 4 children; in the evening; after getting lost on the way. It was not enjoyable, to say the least. But, I kept hearing that Ikea sells organization and it's cheap. Organization is my joy. Organization makes me so happy I could cry, or squeal, or squeeze my fists and grit my teeth and do a little jig. So, in a quest for organization for the new house, we made another attempt at visiting Ikea. But this time we went with no children, and with dear friends who are Ikea regulars. And I am now in love with Ikea. How can you not love a place where you can buy organization for $6.99?! Does a normal person get this absurdly excited about buying curtain rods? Certainly, they are COOL curtain rods - but do other people feel that these sticks with pretty bubbly balls on the end are worthy of giddyness? I'm pretty sure I'm officially in a class of my own. After 2 hours of joyful shopping, we left with curtain rods, curtains, night lights, a bookcase, a bathroom shelf, pillows and love of all loves - organizers! I was literally almost dancing as the guys loaded up the car. Now we have to find a place to put these wonderful items for the next month - but it will hopefully be someplace that I can occasionally pull them out and admire them.... I do so love Ikea.

7 comments:

Aunt Linda said...

No, Bets--you're not alone in your odd joy at organization! Sometimes it almost seems like you could have been one of my daughters because we love the same things! I am thankful that you're my niece, though!

Laura said...

i've yet to go... maybe when we are getting ready to move.

Bets said...

Aunt Linda - It seems that those Dalling women have some strong genes!

Bets said...

Laura - you will love it, now that would be a trip I'd be willing to make; though it's close to the city...

Tery said...

I LOVE Ikea like you wouldn't believe! It's such a bummer not to live by one:( It's so fun that you got the chance to go. I wish you many more fun trips there in your future!!

Christelle Joy said...

how exciting :) i love being organized too! i'll hafta check it out sometime. the one time i was in there it was crazy busy and i felt like i had no room to breath lol

Brandie said...

Bets...I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ikea!!!
Anytime i get the chance to go (which ISNT often enough) I always leave there with TONS of stuff! My HUGE entertainment center and my coffee table is from there :)