Tuesday, September 3, 2013


So..my birthday is coming up.  A big one.  So we decided to take a small trip to the Big D.  To shop a little (although we have no more room for ANYthing!) for the house and to make some plans.
Plans for a sofa in this space out back...

Plans for Clay's room and bed and a new chair...

Plans for Mary Claire's bathroom...

Plans for medium gray shutters to cover some of the colorful brick..and dark stain for the front door and cedar trim.
But before we left..Ethan got to have a play date!  With Gabe, a friend from school.  They had fun riding bikes, making pizzas, playing with the geotrax, and lots of other toys.  He doesn't get to play with other kids as much lately.  With the moving and all.
And then I find out that this was Gabe's first play date.  He has diabetes like Mary Claire, so it's hard to let your child go away with another mommy.  I know a-l-l about that.  The scare of lows and highs and excitement and using more energy and all that.  But he did just fine.  Sweet boys.
Plans for more time for play dates...

Plans for the entryway..a table, mirror maybe?

Planning on standing here and seeing the morning sun come up as I wake up the kiddos for school : )

Plans for watching this sweet blankie-hugger grow up.

Peek-a-boo!  He just loves this old blankie of Ethan's.  It's his "Addy".

He has plans to put this chair in his new room..to read and play games. ; )

This is the CUTEST!  It's a toddler chair for the table, but it's like a high chair.  Did I mention cute?!

A FARM SINK for only $299.  A darn good deal.

Plans to put this somewhere.  For only $99!

Need a pair of these on the patio : )

Plans to buy tons of these!  20" feather pillow fillers for only 6.99.  Best deal I know.

Planning to buy some of these-wall shelves for 14.99.

Need these cute dividers for storage..maybe in Ethan's room? They are $119.  Pretty sure they were 4x4 boxes, but it was about 5' tall.

Planning for Mary Claire's room..  American Girl storage?

Second Best Deal.  Can I have a few?  Beautiful to display Lego creations on. ; )

This big unit with glass shelves is only $70!

These are great, and all for $89.  Yes, please.

They came in other colors..only $49 so planning on these too!

Or these for the bar!!

So..I consider myself pretty traditional, but I really like these!  They are 6.99 for two.  Please and thank you.

Drawer organizers.  Only 2.49.  Other stores, take a lesson.  This is amazing.

Clay says he wants this too.

Perfect for organizing the pantry.

Two for nightstands for Mary Claire's room?

Fuzzy picture, but he loved the little furniture!

I also visited Cost Plus World Market, but IKEA was still cheaper on dishes.

These would be gorgeous on my open shelves!

..and wouldn't these be adorable on there as well?  (Yes, get me a job for this year..I'm too busy spending)

Baby loved this kitchen..and the pots and pans!  So..we bought the pot set.  He is taking them EVERYwhere.  Seriously.  Still.

Who doesn't need glasses for 59 cents?!

Big kids both want a map.  Who can argue with kids that want a map?

Oh yeah.  Poolside. : )

Here again with his pot and lid.  Happy.

Oh and Target with the pot.

Lord, can I be happy with a little pot?
Let me be as easy to satisfy as this sweet angel.  No, I didn't buy all of the above.  I had no room in the van, and have no room in the house or storage!  But, yes, I love it all and had an amazing weekend!  We visited not only IKEA, but also Restoration Hardware, and Cost Plus World Market, Performance Bike, American Girl, and a few more.  We needed our Dallas fix. : )

Maybe I can decide exactly what is needed and go back in a couple months.  With a trailer! : )  if I get a job and can get off work..haha!! ; )

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