I temporarily lost my mind this morning and decided to pack up my boys and head to IKEA. We Chicagoans are so lucky; we have 2 IKEAs nearby! I've been compiling my IKEA list for months and knew that I'd be better off going to get the little things I need for Christmas now, rather than battle crowds later.
So off we went...
Our cart resembled the pick up truck on the Beverly Hillbillies by the time we were ready to leave. 2 boys + a carseat + plus a ton of stuff = hell on wheels.
I couldn't help myself. I could live here.
And buy every last bright, colorful fabric in the joint.
I've come to terms with the fact that I am the girl that pushes the huge car cart. I swear I don't run into anything when I'm pushing it.
So after we got home and I plopped my overtired shopping partners into bed, I got to assess the situation.
Jars for homebaked Christmas goodies.
Every red fabric they had for Christmas bags.
These are going to be for the centerpieces at the boys' birthday party. More on that and how to make them another post.
A few Christmas decorating odds and ends.
Not quite sure what I was thinking when I bought the bird tray or heart fabric, but I'm sure they'll find a home somewhere around here.
All in all, a great (and productive!) trip.
But I really don't think the three of us will be going back anytime soon...I need to regain my sanity for a few months first.