Thursday, September 26, 2013

IKEA Makes Me SOOOOOO Happy

My first experience with IKEA was in Iceland.  I went to visit Toby while he was stationed there after we first got engaged.  One of our many outings while I was there was to visit IKEA.  As we wound our way through the store dreaming of how we would decorate our future home together IKEA secured a special place in my heart forever.

It was a sad day when I got home and found out the closest IKEA was in Chicago, Minnesota, Texas or Colorado.  Happy day (a few months ago) when I heard the news that an IKEA was coming to town fall of 2014.  YAY!!!

Ok, now that I have confessed my undying love for all things IKEA (and no they did not pay me to say that) I will get to the point of why I bring them up now. 
 
In August we took a little family vacation to Colorado and stopped at the IKEA in Denver.  Our car was already loaded down with stuff for our trip but that didn’t stop me from going a little crazy in the store.  My loot from the shopping trip: storage containers to organize my pantry (pause for another happy dance) but the real treasure of the trip were curtains we found for our bedroom.  The package of curtains included 2 panels, 124in long for $35.00.  SCORE!!  (Insert happy dance with a little booty shaking in the store)  These curtains were half the price of everything I was finding, hints the booty shaking.    

Now that you have suffered through a long (and unnecessary) back story I introduce our new curtains:
Master Bed Room BEFORE Curtains
 
Master Bed Room AFTER Curtains

I think they soften up the room a lot and make it feel much cozier.  And it’s weird but sometimes when I walk into the room I think the curtains make the walls feel even taller than they are but other times I think they make the room feel smaller.  But regardless of making the room feel tall or small, I like the look.  Next up on the list for our room: paint and make a headboard.            

Another place that is benefiting from our IKEA curtains is the sitting room, which is now empty but will one day become a dinning room.               
 
Sitting Room BEFORE Curtains

Sitting/One Day Dining Room AFTER Curtains
 
 
My vision of what I would like the Dining Room to look like one day. 
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Love her house!  I kind of want to move in or be adopted or both!    


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Girl

She surprises me every day!  
The conversations we have, the things she asks about and the big words she uses when describing things Where did the time go?  When did she get so big?  




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Silly Boy

This little guy keeps us on our toes!  
NEVER a dull moment with him around.  


Monday, September 23, 2013

It’s Fall Y’all!

And this girl is one happy camper!  
I celebrated the first official day of fall with the windows open and the cool fresh air blowing while I put out all of my Fall/Halloween pretties.







The Vincent house is ready for a fun fall!