After 26 years on this earth, I finally made it to IKEA…I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same.

Joanna was nice enough to rent a Zipcar to take me out to Schaumburg for my first IKEA experience and I was not disappointed! It was 3 stories of home organization goodness. It was pure joy…not even kidding – I wandered around for almost 2 hours just taking it all in!

Can you BELIEVE these prices?! Unbelievable!

I want this pendant lamp!

I am salivating over this oven!

What a cute idea!

Joanna being domestic

What a great idea for a small kitchen - like ours!

Baskets! Baskets! Baskets!

Can I just say that IKEA was amazing? Not only was it was it extremely affordable, but the displays gave me lots of ideas for my own home, and it has it’s own cafeteria so hungry customers can eat some Swedish meatballs or a cinnamon rolls while shopping! I couldn’t pronounce anything in the store, but I was willing to overlook that! I bought a couple small items that I could fit into my carry-on bag, including some curtains for the bathrooms (post coming soon!) and some white candle plates that I am going to use with my herb pots. I can’t wait to go back to Chicago in June because we’ll have a car then and I’ll be able to buy some more (and bigger) stuff!

So, long story short. It’s true… IKEA = Awesome