IKEA has always been one of my favorites. I remember taking a spring break trip to Chicago with all of my college roommates just to visit the nearest IKEA and then driving the 7 hour drive back to Minnesota with no room in the car from all of our purchases.
I recently went to IKEA to purchase my normal go-to items and decided to gather all of my favorite IKEA stuff into one spot for you. Most items are under $5.00 and are definite must haves!
One of the best deals you will find is the FJADRAR Inner Cushion. This pillow insert is $5.99 and filled with down feathers to make a perfect throw pillow. IKEA even sells the covers or you can go to your local fabric store and pick out your own! Such an easy way to spruce up a room.
While I'm not typically a fan of fake plants, I DO LOVE these, FEJKA artificial potted plants! They look real and are so easy to spread around your home. IKEA has so many different vase options to match your décor and they fit into the vases perfectly.
Here are three FEJKA potted plants inside this SOCKER Greenhouse. You can also purchase this greenhouse at IKEA for $19.99.
One of my all time favorite things are the SMYCKA Decorative Sticks! I've searched everywhere for decorative sticks/branches that are thick enough to make a statement and these are the only ones I can find and they are $14.99. You can purchase a CYLINDER glass vase for the sticks for $19.99!
Seriously every time I get to IKEA I pick up a pack of GLIMMA Unscented Tealights. For only $3.49 you get 100 and they are a great way to make a cozy atmosphere in your kitchen, dining room or living room. Also love that they are unscented so my husband's sensitive nose can handle them.
Napkins are another essential and they always seem to have new designs and colors each time I visit. I always pick up one or two packs of SOMMER 2016 Paper Napkins to have on hand for dinner parties or outdoor BBQs.
Staying organized is also a passion of mine and IKEA is so good at helping with that. Most people already know about these awesome $1.99 VARIERA Plastic Bag Dispensers, but they are definitely one of my favorites.
Before having kids I used to just whiz through the kids section and never put any thought into it, however after having my babies I have now found so many fun things that we use on a daily basis. Here's a few:
Lastly, I personally have not purchased this yet, but each time I get home from IKEA I realize I should have picked up a KOMPLEMENT Multi-Use Hanger for $7.99. I desperately need something to help me organize my scarves! Next trip.....
Recently I was able to decorate a good friend’s gorgeous new home. We picked out everything from wall décor to large furniture items. It was a blast! However, I came home and looked around my house and realized – MY HOUSE NEEDED AN UPDATE! My husband was thrilled (sense the sarcasm).
So, instead of spending a ton of money on new furniture I decided to make a few changes that were much cheaper and would make the biggest differences. I was also able to sell most of the old stuff on my local facebook online garage sale site which helped with purchasing the new times. Here’s a few things I did to make the updates!
Nothing says happy 1st birthday to my sweet little man than a Little Man Mustache and Bow Tie Birthday party. Here's a look at a few of the party decorations we used to help him ring in his first year on Earth!
I created a onsie banner with neck and bow ties using just colored card stock and string I had around the house. I found the onsie banner template from Bottle Your Brand's blog. It's FREE! I've included this downloadable Onesie Banner Pattern. This pattern makes a fabulous party banner. Each onesie is aproximately 8.5 inches tall by five inches wide.
"I really mustache you to grab a prop & smile for the camera." This was a highlight of the party. We created our own hashtag for friends and family to share their funny pictures and memories of the party that we will have forever! I found these super cheap photobooth props for less than $5.00.
These mustache straws added so much to the theme.
The life size picture of our little Sammy was the focal point of the party when guests arrived. I simply cut out mustaches from black card stock, used scotch tape and had the younger guests play Pin the Stache on the Baby for fun prizes. The print was from Vistaprint.com.
Guests were able to join the bash with their own stache!