Ikea with the Kids

My youngest son just reached the 37″ height mark.

You know what that means?

He’s finally tall enough to be dropped off with his big brother in Ikea’s Smaland. One whole hour of uninterrupted Ikea shopping.

So I packed up the car and drove the 2.5 hours to our closest Ikea.

I apologize for the terrible iphone photos but I had a whole car load of stuff to buy and only one hour of childcare in Smaland to take advantage of. I was running through the store like a crazy lady trying to take photos and record bin and aisle numbers.
ikea-tvillingLove, love, love these posters, and both for just $10. TVILLING Poster Set of 2.

ikea-stokholm-chairsEven my husband loved these chairs, and he pretty much hates everything about Ikea. STOLHOLM Chairs $139

ikea-lappljung-rugThis 6’7 x 6’7 rug is just $69.99, how can you go wrong. Even if your kid pees all over it, it’s only $69! LAPPLJUNG RUTA Rug



I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this but this little pillow was the whole reason I packed up the kids and drove 2.5 hours to Ikea. And they were out of stock. How is that even possible! Ikea has bin stacked upon bin of Scandinavian goodness. Guess this little pillow is pretty popular.

We had two more snow days this week so I haven’t had time to bust out the allen key and assemble my purchases. But I’ll be sharing those soon. If we don’t have another darn snow day.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

9 thoughts on “Ikea with the Kids

  1. I love it . . . We have an Ikea about 20 minutes from here, and I anxiously await the day that my youngest can play there. We did finally reach the threshold of him being able to go play in the Chick Fil’ A playground with his brothers, which was A-MAZING! We could actually eat our chicken sandwiches in relative peace. Glad you enjoyed your peaceful shopping :)

  2. I’m starting to understand the feeling that an hour of shopping without kids can feel like! The great thing about Ikea for me is I can shop online and make a list for my husband and he can stop by and pick things up on his way back from the airport!

    • If there was an Ikea here in Raleigh I’d drop my kids off in the childcare every single day. It could be dangerous :)

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