Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why IKEA is brilliant:

So... aside from being a very contemporary, chic, and stylin place to snag simple decor ideas, this monstrosity of a building that contains all that brain power is actually quite business genius.
  • They get you there because it is unavoidable... too large to walk on by. No really... see how unsafe these huge buildings are for the highways...
  • You can't argue with how cheap it all is-
  • You know where it goes in your house- for heavens sake- they show you!
  • And, the place comes complete with a cafe that actually produces some quality food-type products for very inexpensive.
The old man who thought that one up so long ago is laughing his way to the Swedish bank daily and carefully avoiding his taxes... again... brilliant.

So, after the last IKEA trip... my apartment is finally finished!!
(with the exception of the table cloth I have yet to sew.. yes, that is the sound of me... becoming my mother...)

This would be the tulips my roommate bought: $80

Chinese Globe: $6, Set of two curtains with subtle black print (Oh-so-cute): $15, 2 Squiggly mirrors: $20, Festivus (our little wooden man- full name= Festivus for the Restivus): $6.

Poster from BYU Bookstore: $8 (already had those frames)

Poster from BYU Bookstore: $8, Little mirror from Robert's Craft: $3

Wall of Randomness: $25 worth of paper/ribbon products, cute clear clock from IKEA $6, awesome vintage frame from DI: $1, chalkboard I vintaged from Robert's: $2, that cool lamp from IKEA came complete with it's adorable roommate owner.

I am thrifty and I love it.
Happy Tuesday to all...

Pictures for this blog entry were brought to you by my new cellular phone wif a camera and bluetooth...


  1. Very Cute and turning into your Mother? Hmmm. Well good luck with that! It mean crazy busy, ADD type behaviors and tablecloths, dont forget tablecloths. I heart the new look. Every dwelling could use perking up just for fun. Rock on girls!

  2. I love your fun decorations...and I love the wall of randomness. I think I'm just too chicken to try it at my house. Anyway, how are you doing? Are you coming down for Charlie Brown? Maddi is stinkin' cute, she's like a taller-mini Megan (if that makes sense). You're awesome...that's all!

  3. I totally agree with the fact that Ikea buildings are somewhat dangerous to those driving on the adjacent freeways! Oh, and I love your thriftiness. I too love a bargain, but am not as good as you at getting them! I actually have that tulip picture hanging in my green room too! Super cute, as usual.

  4. LUV LUV LUV it! Okay, so shopping on a dime...LUV IT! IKEA is my fav. Your decor looks fab!

  5. You're apartment looks so cute! I have not been over for so long, I will have to come over sometime to see it in real life!

  6. Hey there stranger. Seems that I only get to see you at weddings, but now I can see you all the time! My sis told me about blogging and now I am stalking all the old "480's" and I love it. You are so stinking cute. Ps- you need to marry my bro who is also cute so we could be related! just a thought. tell Peg Hi for me!

  7. Hey Megan, very cute apartment! And your sister was AMAZING last night at "you're a good man cb"! We had to rush out after the play because we had grandparents to go see before bedtime! And now I feel 1-regret...for not taking the opportuniy to catch up and 2- like a bad friend! So as "cyber-Stacy" I am saying, Hi! I hope all is well. It is fun to look at you blog and see what you are up to.