February 3, 2014

Ikea Weekend

So this weekend my sister and her friend came to visit for what I'm considering to be the first annual IKEA WEEKEND!

Thursday they drove the first half of their trip and I sat at home waiting anxiously for bed time. I felt like a 10 year old the day before a vacation just knowing that there's only one sleep between you and awesomeness. I calmed myself down with wine and RENT.

Britt and Britt (yes they're both named Brittany) are from Minot, ND so they don't have regular access to Ikea like Mitch and I do.

When they arrived Friday we instantly started talking about what we were going to do for the night. So what ended up happening?

We went to the old spaghetti factory. Classic.

It is delicious and foolproof. I dream of the cheese bread and the olive spread.

The Old Spaghetti Factory is a chain so you can easily see if they're by you by looking on their website.

After eating we decided to opt out of ice skating because of our workout earlier that day, so we stopped by a craft store on the way home and decided to watch movies, drink wine, and do arts and crafts instead.

I painted a big ol' R sparkly for our living room and a couple crosses to put by our doors.

Then before we knew it, it was IKEA TIME!!!

We woke up later than expected but after Mitch went on a french press and scone run we kicked our butts into gear.

The Britt's both have actual houses with their husbands they're trying to furnish rather than apartments so they had much larger lists and larger items than Mitch and I did. All we needed was 2 book shelves, TV stand, coffee table, and side table. Also a couple lamps and accessories.

After 4-5 hours in Ikea we had accomplished our missions and felt satisfied after BARELY fitting all of the Britts' stuff in their car to take back to Minot. We worked up quite the appetite so we scarfed down a couple hot dogs and went home... for about 5 minutes at least.

We may have made a jaunt up to the outlet mall... anyways...

After coming home and putting the rest of the furniture together we decided we deserved some beer and delivery chinese. Friends style.

So after cleaning up the apartment the next morning, this is what we ended up with.

We love our new little home, I think it's coming together nicely. I can see us starting a married life here until we get a down payment for a house. There are still some things we need to work on, but mostly just details now. Here's a glimpse of our little home:

(Ignore Mitch chillin' in the recliner...)

(Also ignore those ugly white chords, we haven't hidden them yet)

So there's a little piece of us. Hope you like it. I might be posting some DIY's as I personalize some stuff and work on the details.

I hope you had a good weekend!

Till next time,

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