Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Congrats to our first graduate!

Last night we celebrated the first High School Graduation of one of our daughters, Kelsey Shea!

We couldn't be prouder of you and your accomplishments Kelsey!


 It was a wonderful night spent with family and friends!
 Afterwards, we couldn't forget the celebratory dinner, so we stopped by Steak & Shake and had burgers, fries and milk shakes!
Do you have a graduate in your family this year? 

My brother also graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast with Bachelor of Arts.  

Congratulations to you as well Ryan!  

I love you!

See where I party today HERE.


Monday, June 4, 2012

One of our last trips to IKEA Tampa...

Oh, IKEA...

How I will miss you only being a twenty minute drive from our home!

This past Friday, the girls and I took one of our last trips to IKEA Tampa along with my parents.  We were in search of two chairs and pillows for my parents living room and also a duvet for the duvet cover they purchased at Pottery Barn.  We found everything we wanted and more.  We always do!  

I bought:

Three packs of the large Kassett boxes
Two packs of the Bumerang eight count hangers
A Tindra candle
Fantastisk napkins {I should buy stock in these!}

It's always fun, family time when we go to IKEA.  We usually make a whole morning or afternoon of it.  Usually we got so that we can all eat lunch together.  Who can resist their meatballs?  I'll miss having IKEA so close.  I have a feeling when we move to Indiana, it will be more of an event.

I think my dad may have been calculating in his head how much he was actually going to spend in that photo.  There were certain items in the store that if you purchased them you would get IKEA gift cards.    They bought two chairs and two ottomans.  With the gift cards they got back they were able to get one of the ottomans free.  That's my dad's favorite four letter "F" word!  Who's isn't?!

These are the chairs and ottomans that they ended up choosing to go along with their Pottery Barn couch.


Have you made an IKEA purchase recently?  

Have you ever been?

See where I party today HERE.


Friday, June 1, 2012

A trip to heaven...aka Pottery Barn!


 Earlier this week, my parents, the girls and I took a trip to The Shops at Wiregrass to shop at Pottery Barn!  My parents purchased some furniture from there recently and they had a store credit that was about to expire.  That would have been a disgrace!  So of course, we used that as an excuse to do some shopping.  I was there for my mom though.  My parents were the ones spending the mula that day!

From the moment I saw the store front I was giddy!  When we walked into the store, even Mia oohed and aahed.  That's my girl!

It was hard to choose, but I took little snipets with my iPhone of some of my favorite things in the store, mostly accessories.  

The outdoor Ikat pillow in the back and the one in the middle were my favorites!  I love them so much, I would them inside.  Especially the blue one.

 I loved the frames hung by what looked like doorknobs.  I'll have to remember that one for the new house.

This Hayden Zig Zag rug in porcelain blue is to die for!  It's obvious others like it to because it's on backorder.  I so want one.  Baby, can you buy it for me?

The Tivoli Console Table in Tuscan Chestnut Stain was beautiful.  It would look perfect behind our couch...

I loved the Holman Shelves because they are deep.  You can put so much more than just frames and that appeals to me.  Not sure if I would splurge on this one or not.  Maybe I can have my love make some for me?  Or maybe I'll just buy them...

The Caged Glass Table Lamp is something that I now have to have.  I just don't think I can fork over $169 for a lamp.  I'll finangle some kind of DIY project out of this one.  Just wait and see!  

The Sunflower Embroidered Pillows were lovely. Sunflowers are my favorite flowers.  I don't know if I would ever buy these pillows for my home, but they sure are pretty to look at!

That's my dad there cheesing big time!  He's very happy because he thought he was going to leave the store spending tons of cash, but between a military discount and the store credit, he only spent $12!  

This is what they actually ended up buying.  The Butterfly Duvet Cover and Shams and the Vintage Ticking Stripes Shams.  I can't wait to see them in their bedroom.  My mom is very happy as well as you can see.  My mom and I are in cahoots {ssshhhh...don't tell my dad} to paint their bedroom furniture.  What she wants to do will look beautiful along with these linens!

We couldn't leave Wiregrass without the girls going for a ride on the train!  Their Abu {Grandpa} spoiled them with a ride and they loved every moment of it.  Thank you Abu!

We all had to get a moment of relaxation in on the beautiful rockers they have there as well.  I'd love to have a few of these on a nice wrap around porch... Hey, a girl can dream!

We went to Ikea yesterday too!  It was a fun week of shopping.

What kind of shopping have you been up to?

See where I party today HERE.

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