I had the opportunity to meet a lovely Queensland blogger today. Nee Say and we tried to decide on a place to meet for a coffee that was half way between her and I and it seems the Ikea store at Logan is halfway for everyone which I'm glad about. Nee Say is just as nice in person as she is in the blogosphere. I encourage you to check out what goes on over at her blog, The Menagerie & Me.
I set myself a tight budget. With two birthdays next month and having to sell one of my arms to pay for things coming up at my daughter's school, I've got to tighten the purse strings but I could've easily gone crazy at Ikea. It seems we always need everything we see and somehow we always do find a purpose for it. How did we ever cope without it?
Here's what I bought:
KLISTRIG Place mat - $3.99 for pack of 4
SNÖDRIVA Pastry cutter set - $4.99 set of 6
MÅLA Drawing paper roll - $4.99 (Family member price)
FRAKTA Carrier Bag, Medium - $0.99 each
DROMMAR Baking cups - $0.99 for 65
There were quite a few things I could've easily thrown in the trolley but I showed restraint. I have them on my list for next time I go and in the meantime I'll just try to manage life without these things. Nee did really well too, picking up a few things she really needed so it was a productive trip, washed down by all those free coffees and some Swedish meatballs to finish the outing. Thanks Nee for a great day. Hopefully we'll get to do it again sometime!