Birthday Surprise!!!

Yesterday when I left you, my clues were:

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s

e

e

w

n

With the last clue being the letter d.  And most of you figured it out!  Of course you did; you’re just so dang smart!

It spelled Sweden; my native land.  Well, like my grandpa’s relatives.  But my surprise wasn’t a trip to Lindsborg or to the country of Sweden.  But somewhere much better in my opinion…

IKEA Pic

We live in central Kansas and the nearest Ikea is over 3 hours away.  Which means we spent most of the day on the road.

Adam loves me.

A lot.

We ended up spending over 2 hours in Mecca, I mean, Ikea.  Their showrooms were amazing and it made me wish we had more rooms to fill than we do.  I was a bit worried when we arrived Adam would be bored out of his mind, while his wife spun circles in the showrooms with butterflies and birds flying around.  But I think Adam enjoyed himself as well.  At one point he was laying on a bed bemoaning the fact Ikea doesn’t have patterned sheets.  Seriously, all of their sheets are plain colors.  Plain, plain, plain.  And he wanted to find plaid sheets.  Man, I love him.  🙂

But plain colored sheets didn’t keep us down.  It was so much fun to oodle over their furniture and accessories.  In fact, we came home with quite a bit.

You want to see?!

OK!!!

First up:

Alarm clock .

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I have been wanting an alarm clock like this for the room and they had it.  For cheap.  Ah!

Art Easel 

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We both saw this and immediately thought Sof would love this!  But we’re going to be selfish and keep it at our house.  Adam found a butcher paper roll that attaches to a bottom rod and will then rolls over the top.  Heck, I may take it on a test drive before Sof gets a shot.

Fake Plant with Pot

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I don’t know why, but I got really excited about this purchase.  It was probably because I feel like I have a more grown up nightstand.  Or maybe because the pot was 49 cents.  Either way, i love having this little guy next to my Willow Tree angel.

Bath Hook

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You may be thinking “You just hung up a hook a few months ago”.  And you would be right.  Very right.  However our current hook wasn’t working.

See?

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Luckily, we rarely have the door fully closed, but when it is, it looks like the pajama monster is hanging out in our basement bathroom.

We are very excited to have a hook that will be able to handle two people’s pjs and a robe.

Swinging around in the same room, we were able to add a few new things.

Baskets

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It is so nice to wrangle a few of our bathroom supplies into baskets that doing a pretty decent job of hiding clutter.  Again, inexpensive baskets.

And last, but certainly not least.

Baking Pans

I can finally pay homage to my ancestors by baking them a cake.  But not just any cake, a cake in the shape of a…

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DALA HORSE!!!

I almost ran across the store when I saw the pan.

And to celebrate our victory we had lunch at Kansas City Joe’s.  We ate ourselves silly.

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I had an awesome birthday and part of that goes to you!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes!  You really know how to make a person feel extremely special on their birthday.  THANK YOU!!

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