Monday, February 9, 2009

~To Do~

As I sit here on the computer making my plans for day, Ikea and the Ballard outlet keep popping in my head. Cleaning and working out are on my list, but I have a window from 12- 3 when G goes to preschool. It takes me 45 minutes to get there, 30 if I speed. I have two things on my list so an hour should be plenty of time to shop. These sweet topiaries have been on my mind from Ballard Designs for so long. I really want them for my kitchen table. How lucky would I be if I find them at the outlet!
The next item on my list is this "Little Plain Jane" bench from Ikea at 69.99. I forgo the search for new chairs for my dining table. So I thought how fun a dining bench would be. We have one at the family cottage, my Dad made it. I so miss being able to go to him for all my woodworking needs. I love when all the cousins pile on the bench for dinner it warms my heart~ I thought with a little stain and some added detail, it could work. And it doesn't break the bank. I will let you know how it turns out!


  1. Hi! Found you by surfing through other fav blogs, fav blog lists! :)
    Good for you for changing your focus & just going for the it!
    I see you're headed to Ikea, are you in the PacNW???
    If you are I have a couple additional suggestions for places to look for a bench!
    Have an awesome day!

  2. Ohhhhh, I had been pine-ing for those little topiaries as well. I hope you found em at the outlet, they are cute! And I love that little bench...that would be adorable anywhere in the house! Great finds.


  3. Hope you find your topiaries!! Love the bench. At my old country dining table I have two pressed back chairs, one slip covered queen Anne chair and an old bench at the other side of the table. Love all the differences. :)