June 27, 2011


A friend of mine asked if I would like to accompany her and her two kids to IKEA.  I said of course!  My only stipulation was that I wanted to eat lunch there, which she was planning anyway.  I love their meatballs and mac n' cheese!  After we ate we checked the kids into the play area and went shopping!

I hadn't planned on buying anything.  I couldn't think of anything I needed.  Isn't that the way it always is?  Of course I managed to find some things that I "needed."  I found some pots for 99 cents.  Great deal and since I've killed the herbs I started I need to try again.  This time in pots.  I have a several pots but I'm not sure I have enough.  I have a hard time paying money for pots since my mom works for a pottery company and I'm used to free pots.  I know that if I lived in MA or even CT I could have just about all the pots my little heart desires.  Since I'm on the other coast I do my best to make do with what I have.  I even brought some back with me when I drove back last November.

As we were walking through the room we passed a laptop table.  I had wanted one before and didn't get it.  It was only $17.99.  I've been putting my laptop on a pillow on my lap cause it was getting to hot for my legs.  I just couldn't pass it up!  I had to have it...so Dave (the IKEA name of the laptop table) got to come home with me!  I was do excited and of course I put it together right away when I got home.

 Dave is a hit!  I love the fact that the height is adjustable.  It's perfect...now if I can only convince an Alleycat that he's too heavy to sleep on it!

Do you have a spontaneous purchase that you can't imagine living without?

*I was not paid to say this...I just wanted to share:)


  1. Um, I don't think I've EVER made it out of Ikea without purchasing something. It's one of the main reasons I bought my Ikea table from the classifieds instead of just getting a new one. I only needed the table so if I just went to someone's house that's what I would get, if I went to Ikea who knows what I would have come home with. I might need a Dave, however. That would solve the problem of OccDoc putting his laptop on his lap then getting screamed at by yours truly, the Fertility Frau.

  2. Dave sure is a cute one! I have to admit, I'm pretty jealous of how unbeleivably comfortable that dog looks in the background of that picture:)

  3. I love the color of those pots! We always end up buying way more than we anticipated when we go to IKEA so it's been a blessing in disguise that the closest IKEA (Chicago) is five hours away.

    It will only be 1 hour away when we move to South Bend (and close to a Trader Joe's which sadly has not made it to South Bend yet) which could get dangerous :)

  4. I make spontaneous purchases far too often, but surprisingly can't think of any right now that I can't live without. Most of my bigger purchases are researched thoroughly so those don't count. Oh, I know...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have survived if I didn't buy that Almond Joy the other day.


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