The Loot, for Gretchen

November 29, 2008

Home 'Improvement', Journal, Lauren

lotsa storage stuff

So here’s my loot. It’s not a whole bunch, but I went for the looking, not so much the owning.  It’s mostly organizational things for school, but there are a couple of pretty trinkets for the classrooms, too.  I bought a nightlight, some canisters, lots of magnet-y storage things, some clear wall bins, some plastic placemats, a wine rack, some bowls, and a pillow.

The only thing I bought for home is for Brad’s room, which is ridiculous because he lives next door to the IKEA in Baltimore. I couldn’t resist, though.  It’s a bolster pillow that goes with the winter bedding in his room.  I liked the stripes on the cover, but once I saw how they packaged the actual cushion – I was sold!  It combined my love of gadgetiness and vacuum sealing in one, flat airless package.

Like a slab of salmon

Cry yourself to sleep on your huge pillow!

Yeah, I took the headboard off.  Brad’s pretty tall to sleep in a short bed.

What didn’t I buy?  A new chair for school, a kitchen sink and wooden countertops for home, a lamp for the living room, a cool glass pitcher/cubby thing, and a steel toilet seat.  By the way, Gretchen, I took the quiz and failed miserably!  For those of you who aren’t completely sick of me going on about this, I leave you with this. (I forgot that it has a little swear in it.  Ignore that.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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16 Responses to “The Loot, for Gretchen”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    The bolster is FABULOUS! I might just have to get one. (and we love the handful of norse men -- we watched the whole thing!)

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  2. Beth Said on:

    That song is awesome. *sigh*

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  3. Brad Said on:

    “Last night I had this strange dream that I was eating a giant piece of taffy and now I can’t find my pillow.”

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  4. Karla Said on:

    I’m sure that wine rack will be put to good use at school. 😉

    That song made me want to go to our Ikea store. Then I remembered that I’m going to have a baby in a matter of days and thought better of it.

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  5. Gretchen Said on:

    Thanks, Lauren! What a fun bunch of stuff! I did horribly on the quiz too. Perhaps if I was more fluent in Swedish I would have done better.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      I did see this guy pushing his kid around in a cart, telling him that ‘sky’ actually meant ‘vomit’ in Swedish. He looked kind of guilty when he saw me looking at him, so I’m sure he was just being an idiot.

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  6. Karla Said on:

    “Cry yourself to sleep on your huge pillow” -- did you mean to quote So I Married An Axe Murderer, or am I just too familiar with that movie?

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  7. Peggy Said on:

    Lauren--I love all your purchases!! Buying cute little containery things is so much fun, isn’t it? And I laughed out loud at the pillow pictures!! I keep looking at them over & over—-before, after…before, after…

    I’m glad you had an Incredible IKEA Day!

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  8. Deborah Said on:

    Head! Pants! Now!

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