Going on a Date to IKEA with Daddledo

By Shannon Gurnee
In Dating
September 10, 2013

IKEA Date 1

The last time Frank (aka Daddledo) and I were down in Southern California, we decided to go to IKEA to purchase some storage solutions for our home.  It was SO MUCH FUN!!!  We started with a budget-friendly lunch of Macaroni & Cheese (my request), French Fries, Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes, Water, and Candy Bars (again at my request).

IKEA Date 2

Once we finished our food, we proceeded to walk backwards through the store, sitting on furniture, beds and chairs as we went through to feel the comfortableness of each.  There was one couch we loved.  In fact, we sat on it for about 20 minutes while we downloaded the IKEA Family app on our iPhone and create a wish list of the items we’d want to get eventually for our home.  There was also a Queen Size Bed we wanted, but it was a little out of our price range at the time.

IKEA Date 3

As we were searching, we found a perfect storage set and actually ended up buying 2 – one for the Master Bedroom and one for the kids’ room.  They had 5×5 units and 4×4 units.  We bought the bigger for the kids in a dark color and the smaller one for Frank and I in white.  They look awesome!  You can even add drawers and cabinets, which is perfect because we can add these things as our budget allows.

What is your favorite thing at IKEA?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

9 Responses to “Going on a Date to IKEA with Daddledo”

  1. Shelly says:

    We purchased a bed and mattress for our son at Ikea. The mattress is the most comfortable one we own. I think when our mattress wears out we will be purchasing a new one from Ikea. We are really fortunate that we live so close to one, it’s just 15 minutes away from our home.

  2. mrsshukra says:

    It’s sad there is no Ikea here in Hawaii!

  3. ellen beck says:

    We dont have an IKEA in our state that I know of but I see alot of greaat posts about them. It must be a great store!

  4. I love IKEA they really have such great storage solutions and furniture.

  5. Sandra says:

    IKEA has the best home solutions with good quality an Great prices!I wish there was one closer to where I live.
    Sandy@ http://www.LifesMaineIngredients.com

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