IKEA Planning

Hi Tiny Wallet Stylers! How was your weekend? Ours (as we mentioned in our Menu Plan Monday post) was absolutely wonderful.

Mike and I have been meaning to get over to IKEA for a while- we have a little notepad with running lists for each store we don’t get to regularly: Michael’s, Christmas Tree Shop, etc.

When we have more than a few items on any list, we make a stop at that store. Most of the time it’s not urgent things that we need, so it’s okay if we wait a little while.

We find that this technique prevents us from suffering from the “just need one thing” syndrome- we walk in with one thing in mind and walk out with a whole cart full of things that we just don’t need.

So anyway, on this trip to IKEA, we’re looking for:

Lyckhem Dining Table- $179.00.

Possibly one or two of these Tryta benches- at only $9.99 a pop, they would be great extra seating. We would paint them and add pillows and cushions to make them more comfy!

This Gilslev rug for the new office/guest room. $19.99 for a 6’x4′ rug?! Does anyone have this- is it reasonably nice? We would be using it to cover up the ugly, scratchy rug that is already in there.

A pair of these adorable Eivor curtains for the office/guest room. It’s a small room, so we’re going to use gray/white as the main colors and then add fun splashes of color with accessories and art. They ring in at $14.99 for the pair!

What I Love Wednesday 

Tomatoes. I love tomatoes. Love them. Dream about them. Crave them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I grow them in my garden, but not nearly enough to satisfy my huge appetite for perfect, ripe, juicy summer tomatoes. Here’s how I’ve been eating tomatoes lately:

Gorgeous, marinated tomato salad using a variety of heirlooms. Mmmm.

No-bake lasagna lets the fresh, tangy flavor of summer tomatoes shine through. Mmmm

Tomato sandwiches. All day. I could eat 5 tomato sandwiches per day. Maybe more. This grilled onion and tomato sandwich looks quite tasty.

Linking up with What I Love Wednesday at Lollipops Blog! Go check out what other bloggers are loving! What are you loving this week?? Spill the beans!

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