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IKEA Madness

December 30th, 2008

Sunday we took a trip to IKEA to look for a coffee table and found one we both liked. As noted in the photo taken from IKEA’s site, there’s not much to it. But we don’t care because it’s the perfect size, not to mention price. With kids in the house it’s likely to get scratched up so why spend a fortune?

Of course, prior to our little shopping spree (we got a few other items not worth mentioning), we had their delicious $1.99 breakfast.

After walking around IKEA for an hour, we headed across the parking lot to Bed Bath and Beyond to spend the $25 card from Discover’s cash back. Our plan was to get a magnetic knife board for our spiffy expensive Food Network knives but they only had one for $17 and it was fugly. We had seen one in all metal at IKEA for $9 that we liked better. Problem? Neither one of us was up to walking through all of IKEA to get back to that section (although we later found a shortcut).

Instead, we formulated a brilliant plan to kill some time at the nearby pet store before returning to IKEA for lunch. And that is exactly what we did. We spent a half hour looking at the puppies, kittens, and hamsters. We even played with male Shiba Inu puppy who cost $1300. Seriously? I can rescue 12 dogs from the shelter for that price!

Anyway, then we had lunch at IKEA and got our spiffy knife holder that some day this week Joe will install so we can stop keeping the knives behind the olive oil bottle (to avoid injury to ourselves and the blades). I highly recommend IKEA’s buffalo chicken wrap, by the way. It’s very yummy. But the chicken tenders are just ok. I’d rather get them from a fast food joint.

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  1. December 31st, 2008 at 10:51 | #1

    That’s a great price for a coffee table! When we decided to grow up and stop using a trunk from college for a coffee table, we searched and were flabbergasted by how expensive they can be. We ended up getting a pretty nice one, with only one little crack, for $25 at a thrift store.

    Eric recently found a desk at IKEA that he really liked and wanted for his studio. However, it was $250 so we didn’t get it. Well, we found the same desk in two different thrift stores–one for $14.99 and one for $29.99! Both in great shape! $500 worth of desk for $35 makes me very happy!

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