Monday, May 26, 2008

Shopping Spree

We spent our Memorial Day participating in our favorite holiday activity...shopping! Once again, a Monday off work spent at IKEA. A day well spent. No big purchases this time. We made it out of there for a mere $5.37. We had no intention of purchasing anything big. (Or anything at all but their bins suck us in every time.) Spencer and I love to go for inspiration and Parker loves the playground.

We came home with two of the cutest little egg timers. We regularly find ourselves giving the boys time limits for things, but they have no sense of time. Solution: Cute timers from IKEA.


There was no point standing in line just for two timers, so when I was nearing the end where we check out, I found some great plastic placemats...four for $1.49. I bought two packs.



Now I have to get off the computer and set the table with these for a little Memorial Day BBQ dinner.

***Sad side note...We went out for some Cold Stone after dinner last night. All we bought was one kid serving and one medium serving (one mix-in each) and we spent significantly more on our ice cream then we did at IKEA.

13 comments:

Kelly said...

Cute orange!! I Love those colors! What a great idea with the timers! I so want to go to IKEA- I am going in June when I visit my friend in Cincy. I am sooooo looking forward to that trip!!
You missed our annual picnic today! You were missed for sure, especially the cutest dressed boys0- them especially!! We had a great turnout, actually, and I have to admit that it was enjoyable! Even the Copelands showed up, and you wouldn't believe how Joey has changed, and the twins are just as sweet and wonderful as ever!! Donnie has dropped weight like you can't believe, she looks fabulous! Ashley, Amanda and I hung out at the playground most of the time, it was great!
Still, we missed you! Glad you had a good day anyway!

Erin said...

Okay- I am so going to Ikea. I have never been but I am going to make Paul take me!
Cute placemats and timers. I need a timer for my geeks!!

trentnjeanmorello said...

Those timers and placemats are awesome! I have never been to IKEA-what's it like?

jeanine said...

Those placemats are cute! What a steal! I so wish we had an ikea close by!

Autumn said...

No kidding. Before the text loaded I saw the timers and knew they had to be from ikea. Very cute. Love those placemats-what a steal. How on earth did you not buy adult servings at coldstone? (I know that's not the point you're making...)

Kelly said...

Don't you just love Ikea?! Cute stuff!

Now I'm commenting on your comment... I'm so jealous that you have 3 boys that are well behaved at a restaurant. I guess I really need to work on my disciplining! And I know I need to start going to church more... Mormons kids are the most well behaved kids, for sure!

Shalece said...

Holiday Shopping, my favorite!! We too went shopping.. we went to Ross. It's amazing how much time you can spend in that store. :) Very cute timers and placemats. I need to find an IKEA around here too...!!

utmomof5 said...

Cute place mats -- I may have to go there now. :) Why is cold stone so freaking expensive? Really it is just ice cream!!!!

Amanda B. said...

But, hey, if the icecream is good- it may have been worth it! :) Love the timers- I really need to get something like that. The placemats are fun too! I like the groovy orange! :) I am going to have to check out an IKEA sometime- never been to one.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Lets get a shout out for Ikea. Love the place mats.

Pedersens said...

You always get such GREAT deals. Love Ikea too- those timers are way cute.

Chrissie said...

I miss a week of blogging and I feel like a miss it all. Katie you are tough to keep up with. I love Ikea, your boys are the coolest and I love flashback Friday. So fun!

SHIRLEY'S said...

I love your place mats!
Im there with you on the Cold Stone... I cannot believe how expensive that place is, but it IS so good!