Local Utah peeps, who doesn’t love Ikea? Seriously, you can go in there and find anything and everything you can imagine. Also, who doesn’t love a deal. I’m the queen of a good deal and a good quality. I’ll admit it, my husband frugalness is rubbing off on me. In ways that’s a good thing, in ways it’s not cause it’s holding me back from getting things that I really want. It’s making me ask that question…Do I really need this in my life??? That is the most horrible question I’ve ever asked myself. I feel like I’m about to burst into tears right now typing it. I just got the chills.
Every time I have been in Ikea, I have never had to ask myself that question. I feel so alive, I feel like Maria and I can spin on the mountain tops for hours, literally hours cause Ikea is so huge. We had an opportunity to go there a few weeks ago as bloggers for their catalog launch and we got to bring our kids…this was before my doctor prescribed me Xanax, I really needed it that morning. My kids were beating each other up, they were running around crazy, all to make a great impression on people I admire. That was when it was time to take them to the Ikea Smalland and with your FAMILY PASS you can get 90 minutes uninterrupted shopping!
You’re also going to need that FAMILY PASS this coming Weekend for a killer sale that Ikea is having at their Draper location. Read all the deets below and make sure you’re there. Also, I cannot stress enough to come to the live AS-IS auction! You name the price on the available boxed items. You can’t get a better deal on that! I really wish that I was in town for this, It’d really leave me feeling guilt free. I decided though, that I’ll join with the Mom it Forward Bloggers in Orlando and leave you guys with as much loot as possible and get it while it’s hot! Good Luck and may the Ikea Force be with you.
*Make sure you read the entire post, I’m participating in a BIG giveaway on Instagram today
So, your kids are headed back to school. You’re either jumping for joy or you just couldn’t get enough of them. Me, I’m in the jumping category. They were lots of fun and we did fun things but they’re bored and can’t wait to get back to seeing their friends who don’t live super close to us and interacting with their teachers. I’ve joined into the series with for The Joy of Boys Summer of Survival for Moms of Boys and those really came in handy. My assignment was ways that I can prepare my kids to return back to school. I decided why not celebrate the end of summer with a fun table with printable from The Caravan Shoppe!
I blew up this print to be 36″x48″ and I needed two of them to cover the entirety of my table. One thing I do love about my West Elm table that I paid for is this glass top. I went to my local windshield repair place and gave them the measurements. It took about a week but it helps keep the wood looking pristine and no water marks. I can paint on my table and it just wipes right up off the glass. It’s the best investment ever!
Another thing I love from Caravan Shoppe are these FREE Proper Placement Placemats. They come in six different styles and are a great way for kids to learn to set the table.
Another element to add is just something playful and fun to the center of your table. Non edible things can be the funnest to go with your theme. Maybe get a higher pitcher and add some rulers, what an afterthought, lol!
My favorite part of the whole printable package were these framed draw your self. I printed these 4 to a page so I could put them in a frame to use them as place settings. I used Hazel and Ruby Stencil Masks on the back using their first initial. This Back to School printable pack also comes with a really awesome questionnaire about how their summer was and what they are looking forward to the most this coming year and the rest of their life. It also has more place-mats that are colored or black and white that the kids can color on their own as well as some really outstanding lunch notes. I can’t thank Alma and her team enough for providing me the samples to be able to create this fun tablescape. Be sure to check out their site! I am always in awe of what they have to offer. They have much more free and paid printables that are to die for! I printed the larger prints just at my local Alphagraphics cause they were the closest to me. Caravan has recommended Staples as well for them. Whatever is easiest for you. I’m happy with the quality of mine.
Also, Alma is a teacher on Atly.com. She walks you through Illustrator and shows you how you can create your own fun printable as well. You can also get her personal feedback.
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Double Score today guys! I’m also participating in a HUGE Instagram Round Robin Giveaway with almost 30 bloggers! It’s going on for a week! It starts today, August 11th at 8am MST and will end Friday, August 15th with the winners announced that same day! Four of my followers will be winning a Frenchie Wire Wrap! Others are giving away Amazon Gift Cards, Target Gift Cards, etc. It’ll so be worth it! Check it out!!
I love Ikea! I’ve compiled some super easy Ikea ideas and things that I’ve done to them. This isn’t even most that I want to do. I’m still saving my pennies.
These plate walls are in my kitchen and in my family room to tie them together. The vintage silver looks so well with the femininity of these Ikea doily plates.
I love the versatility of the Tolsby Frame. You can make a calendar countdown, an actual frame or use it at a place setting. Spray it in a custom color too!
These pitchers can make any kitchen turn into a country kitchen fast!
Don’t even get me started on what awesome fabric they have too! My favorite is this black and white stripe fabric.
My favorite are using these photo shelves as book shelves.
Last but not least, where can you get some of the coolest lighting at such a great price? This fab light for $39.99, SCORE!
I hope you like them and be on the lookout for more Ikea goodies!