Tuesday

Weekend Moments: fun at Ikea and other redecorating adventures...

We behaved as a real married couple this weekend and went to Ikea. 
We needed a new carpet for our living room... that and, well you never know what else you'll find there, but you never leave empty handed (at least I never seem to!).

At Ikea, we picked out a carpet, as well as some adorable embroidered pillows, and a funky little ginseng plant.
I have a confession to make... I get really excited about eating at the cafe in Ikea. I don't know why. It's not that good, but for some reason I love it! 
We ate pineapple telapia... not bad for a cafeteria! It was tasty : )

So anyway, back home, I started setting up right away...
Here are the new additions to our living room:

Since I was in the reorganizing mood, I decided to tackle my gigantic collection of cookbooks, that keep messing up my kitchen. My dad made this custom shelf for me a while back, since I don't have enough counter space, but still insist on storing my cookbooks in my kitchen. Anyway I found these little bird statues at Zone, and I think they look pretty cute alongside the books.
I hope you had a great weekend and a love-filled Valentine's Day.
oxo

14 comments:

  1. Great finds! I must confess I like the Ikea cafeteria too. They have great coffee and desserts (and I used to love their Swedish meatballs when I was a kid!).

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  2. lol, I also love Ikea food. I don't know what it is, but the restaurant is usually my first stop whenever I go there. too bad the mister doesn't like going there...

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  3. i'm in love with weird places too! don't have an ikea around here i don't think but the food looked alright:) those pillows are pretty! i was just thinking about fluffy pillows the other day and how i wanted window benches in my house! love the living area. those books look fabulous! have a sweet day gorgeous!

    i haven't gotten around to asking you to make me a 220X73 button for my side bar...i switched it and now love the left sidebar and am sticking with just a 220 width! it can be bigger than the 73 if you like. if you have time lovely! xoxo

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  4. Ikea makes me sooo happy. so does eating in the cafe and getting cheap coffee. ha.

    love your redecorations!!

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  5. looks great! I haven't been to IKEA in years! I am probably due for a trip

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  6. I love trips to ikea! The rug and pillows look great - they really add something to the room! I've never eaten at the cafe, but I get really excited for their yummy cinnamon buns....

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  7. Im so glad that its not only me who likes the Ikea food:) Im also so excited to eat there...hahah Btw: I really want that plant now:) Its soooo lovely:) Hugs and kisses, sweetie
    Happy Tuesday
    Muah

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  8. Hubby & I call Ikea trips date night - we always eat there, we think it's pretty good!!
    P.S. I have the grey embroidered pillow & love it! It's a big, comfy size and the colors seem to blend with everything so far. Home updating is so much fun :)

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  9. ok, i LOVE eating at the cafeteria there, i get the meatballs every time and its heaven!!

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  10. Me and my hubs LOVE Ikea, too! We mostly love to just walk around when we're bored and have nothing else to do.

    I love your decorating! And pineapple tilapia?? yum!
    ~Andrea

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  11. Hey Vanessa!
    Love the little arrows you've been placing on your photos and the new font you chose!

    Very you!

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  12. I'm obsessed with Ikea. It's not just you dear that has to leave there with something! I love the new carpet & the pillows are beautiful! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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