Happy Friday! This week, Noah and I headed out to Ikea with my mom. I like to bring my mom with us whenever we go during the week... the extra help is always nice. It's a 45 minute drive, using a shopping cart and a dolly is easier with two people (duh), and this way I don't have to lock up my purchases while getting my car. Plus, I just really like her company :) We didn't have too many things to get this time (at least compared to other visits), but I thought I would share some of the things we bought and some of my favorite things about Ikea.
I also love that they have miniature sinks that are the perfect height for little kids! Noah was able to wash his hands all on his own! I don't know about you, but it can be hard to hold your child up in a public restroom just so they can wash their hands!
The main reason we went to Ikea was to get one of these Trofast systems. While we didn't get this color combination, we did pick up two of these "towers" with a ton of shallow bins. The yellow bins did tempt me (since it's Noah's favorite color), but I really didn't see how I'd work it into our current decor ;) I plan to organize and house all of Noah's Lego Duplos in here. Our current situation worked when he didn't have a ton of sets, but his collection has definitely grown. Hopefully I will find some time to assemble it soon so I can share the finished product :)
While we were there I was also excited to look for some spring decor to put on our mantle. I found these metal pots and fake grass and thought they would look great! I love how it will work for Easter but could be kept up through the summer if I wanted to!
We also picked up a few stools. We already have two of the larger ones (second picture, but can't find online) that Noah uses when he helps me in the kitchen and in the downstairs bathroom so he can wash his hands (and now reach the toilet). This trip I got two of the shorter stools for him to use in the upstairs bathrooms to help get on the toilet. I also love that it just happens to match our green potty seat and the shower curtain! I also picked up another tall stool for my dad since he loves the ones we already own. I just love that they are the perfect height, they are slip proof, and light enough that Noah can move it around to wherever he needs it. We joke that you'll be cooking and up pops Noah... have stool, will travel!
^^^ I guess I should take the sticker off!
While these are the things we got this trip, I'm also obsessed with the Kallax bookcases (we have a bunch of them) and their frames. Chris has told me I'm not allowed to buy anymore frames because we are basically running out of wall space. But really, how can you beat the prices and they look great hung on a gallery wall! But enough about what I love most about Ikea. Noah's favorite part was the blue maps they had scattered throughout the store. He was so excited when we'd find one and even wanted me to take a photo of it on my phone so that he could look at it the entire time. I wonder if he expected it to be interactive and see the red dot moving with him!!!
Are you an Ikea fan? Do you have one nearby? What are your favorite things to get there???