Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 40

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Dear IKEA,

You are making Goal 37 both much, much easier and much, much harder. Please cut down on all your cute, inexpensive products.  Or don't... that's ok, too.


Today John and I ventured out to IKEA in Woodbridge.  Due to the fact that they were having a sale involving lunch, we ate lunch.  If you spent more than $100 in the store, you got the cost of your lunch off your total bill.  Awesome.  So John had a chicken caesar salad and I had Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes... $10!  Yum.  We then went to get curtains. 

While spending $100 is really stretching our budget right now, we know that the temperature will be dropping soon, and we have really drafty windows.  I mean -really- drafty windows.  The number one complaint on apartment ratings about our complex is the windows and what it does to your power bill.  After having a $207 bill for an 817 square foot apartment we knew we had to do something, and the $100 will be coming back to us this winter.

Anyway, back to curtains.  We bought 4 sets of these curtains, and 4 curtain rods.  We might add some shears to give some pizzaz to the big windows, but I'm really happy about it.  And rounding out the $100...

So cute!  2 of them, $3.99 each.  We think we might hang them on our balcony.  So in the end, 4 sets of curtains, 4 rods, and 2 lanterns for $93.

However, I saw a ton of cute things I wanted in the catalog... 3 prong hooks for clothes, rugs, bookshelves, and an awesome recycling system.  So I foresee another drive to Woodbridge in our future.

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