Monday, January 10, 2011

My Favorite Pencils


Two weekends ago my family made a run to Ikea.  And by "run" I mean we drove 2 hours to the nearest Ikea store. 


We didn't have much that we needed to buy.  We just enjoy going about twice a year and seeing what's new in the store.



This trip we bought a couple lamps for the basement.  A side table and some throw pillows as well.  But my favorite thing we bought were these colored pencils for the boys.


They are absolutely GREAT!  They are thicker than the Crayola pencils and they look so cool and natural. 




I'm thinking I may have to make another Ikea "run" very soon and get some of these guys for myself.  Ooo!...and that giant blank and white photo of Paris.  It would look PERFECT above the couch in the basement.  Ooo!...and another side table.  (I have no clue why we didn't just get 2 when we were there the last time)  Ooo!...and I want 2 of those new gray/white rugs that they sell for just $19.99 for the upcoming dining room makeover.   And my husband wonders why I can't just go to the store and buy colored pencils...










9 comments:

melismama said...

I {heart} IKEA! We have one about an hour from us. I have never been able to go without the kiddies, I am sure I would have much more fun if I did! Love those pencils too!

SIMPLY LIVE said...

Katie! I completely agree. I sit down every Sunday and go through coupons/flyers and plan out meals for the week. It definitely saves tons of money.

By the way, I love your blog design and these fun colored pencils!!

Kelli said...

Oh how I love these. I love colored pencils, pens, crayons...it all screams my name :) I still haven't been to Ikea and should try to make the trip soon.

Ann said...

i have a "thing" for anything that writes, and i just love those colored pencils! they look so sophisticated and your pictures make them look amazing!

Lissa said...

ooh! I like those too! Maybe I will pick some up for the kids next time I go!

mary kathryn said...

ooooo...how I love Ikea. The nearest one to us is a whopping 3+ hours away. Boo. Just read your comment on my blog about Project Life being sold out and Becky (higgins) says they'll be back in stock within a couple weeks. Perhaps sooner. So, no worries. It would absolutely be an awesome (and super-quick) way to organzie photos/stories from a trip. Super jealous, btw. And, your blog is fab. I've enjoyed reading your last few posts. I'm a new follower.

Rach said...

Coming your way via Kelli.:o)

I've lurked since your first post, but I just HAD to comment on this one. I ADORE Ikea!!

We make a run about twice a year as well--ours is close to three hours away, so I feel ya. :o)

I'll be adding these colored pencils to my list next time. ;o)

Shell in your Pocket said...

We have IKEA right around the corner...I barely go but I should. Those pencils look fun.

sandy toe

Jennifer said...

Just found your Blog....and I have linked up with your post on 28 days of love. WONDERFUL assignment.....thank you for the idea.
Fun Blog.....and I also like these IKEA pencils.....and almost everything about the store:)

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