Day 2 of Staycation - I really had no plan to spend any money this day. Really, I didn't. Dd and I decided to take a drive to walk through Ikea, just to walk around. I've only been once and it was years ago. I thought Dd would enjoy spending an hour or two walking through looking at everything and I was right. We were doing great just "window shopping" until we got to the desks....she's been wanting a new desk for her bedroom for quite some time. She has her brother's old desk, a small, piece of junk corner unit with very little actual desk space. We saw a nice looking desk that included a tall book case for only $75. As we were getting ready to head out Dd says she wants to come back sometime soon and get the desk. Well, it's a 40 minute drive so I said why don't we just get it now, then? So, we wound our way back through the departments, using the shortcuts (that's a big store!) and got the desk # so we could find it out in the self-service warehouse.
and I bought some small juice glasses for a whopping $1.49. They also had some really cheap ($25) dark wood blinds like I have been wanting to put in my 3 living room windows, but they didn't carry my uncommon width of 29". I've looked online before but couldn't find anything less than around $50 each. I looked on amazon when I got home and found some faux wood (works for me - I have this in my kitchen and really like them) blinds in size 29" and on sale half off for $19.98 each. I decided to use some of my money from my $20 envelope and get 3 of them. Before checking out I googled for a coupon code and found one for 15% off, saving me another $9. I can't wait until they get here! I think these will really make the living room look nice and match the dark wood of our tv cabinet. One more home improvement out of the way. Best of all, it's all paid with cash - no credit cards (not that I have any, anyway!).