Today Allison, Eva and I went to IKEA. We hadn’t been in a very long time because, well we tend to spend when we go there. Now, with Financial Peace University we’re putting most of our money towards paying down debt and saving. However, when Allison and Eva were gone I threw out one of our rugs, the thing was atrocious. It was one of those oval woven rugs from the 70’s and it had been shredded with time and the cats and the couches and also with the vacuum. I was cleaning the house after the Cable company came and I cleaned up after they left only to have the vacuum eat the rug. In my frustration I shoved the table off the rug, rolled it up, and tossed the rug on the porch. When I cleaned the floor underneath, I think I found Jimmy Hoffa and a couple of broken crayons under there as well. Dave or no Dave (Ramsey that is), we needed a new rug.
|After Church we headed over to IKEA. It was actually an early morning for us and we got there right as the place opened. Eva did pretty well around the top floor of IKEA. She tried out pretty much everything she came in contact with and she liked so much of the stuff. We did as well. There is a kitchen that we would love to live in and I think we’ll probably replace the couches with some IKEA ones eventually. They are very practical and easy to change whenever we’d like, (lots of perfectly fitted slipcovers and believe me I hate slipcovers, other than the IKEA ones, they never fit right.) We found the rugs and picked out one for the living room and another for Eva’s room.||
If you have never been to IKEA, it is pretty well layed out (to make more money for IKEA) and basically you are brought through the top floor to see how all the items fit perfectly together and look wonderful. Then you go downstairs and get carts and buy all the things that you wrote down with golf pencils and cards on the top floor. It is nearly impossible to get out of there for under $200.00. However, we had a list of what we needed, rugs, non slip pads for under the rugs, and bedding for Eva. We stuck to that too and only picked up a few extras like a light for under the sink in the kitchen and a few fabric boxes to organize the front hall closet (a never ending and always losing battle). Along the Way we found the kitchen that we loved.
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Well have to start saving for that one as well as for the house to put it in.
Eva really loved the bed in the photo above, she jumped in it and snuggled in then picked up one of the IKEA books and started telling us a story. It is hard to hear but I did record a little of it.
We also enjoyed a little lunch there and a snack on the way out. Eva fell asleep right after we bought the fabric boxes because she passed right out on one of them.
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It was a pretty successful trip with the family and we did not break the budget.
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