December 6, 2010

My Favorite New Toy & Some Photos

Good Monday to you!

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun or exciting?  I had a busy weekend, that ended with a trip to Ikea on Sunday.  Thanks to my wonderful friends Cherie, Susan, Jen and Lynn, I got a very nice gift card for my birthday.  Below is a picture of what came home with me after my trip up there.

Isn't it lovely?!  I have wanted an Expedit shelf for a couple years now, but hadn't really been able to afford it.  Thanks to the gift card, and some birthday money I had saved up, I was finally able to get it.  The most wonderful thing about this, is that it's the big one, not the smaller one, and I got it at the same price as the small one because I bought the display model from their "damages and as is" area.  Talk about luck!  I love how decluttered my area looks now, and how nicely the boxes I chose go with my new bedding (I know, I know. But I'm a matchy matchy kind of girl).  Anyway, a HUGE thank you again to the lovely ladies who bought me this amazing belated birthday gift.  :)

I mentioned that I had some photos to share also.  My friend Taj took some photos of my daughter over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Here are a few of the gorgeous photos she sent me.  I truly believe she's as amazing as a photographer as she is a paper crafter.

 My goodness how she's grown!  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, gorgeous daughter.  Thank you Taj for doing such an amazing job!  These photos will always be some of my favorites.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!


Jamie Lane said...

The shelf unit and photos are both amazing in their own ways!

Patti J said...

Squeal! What an awesome birthday present! You have some amazing friends, dear girl! And, Steph, your daughter is gorgeous, and SO grown up. The last photos I saw of her, she still looked like a little girl - she's now a beautiful young woman, full of poise, character, and personality. I'm so happy that you have each other. Have a great day! Hugs... BTW, are you going to resume writing in your other blog soon? I really, really, REALLY need you to!

Valerie said...

First of all - the photo of you and your daughter is gorgeous!!

Secondly - Ikea is one of my happy places - I always check the damaged area first but have never scored there. Good for you for snapping up that big unit!! Your Expedit is awesome. I wish I had room for the big one - got the small narrow one on my Christmas list this year.

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous shelves, Steph! Isn't it fun rearranging everything when you've got a nice place to put it? I've just got some pegboards and am really looking forward to getting some help putting them up!

Virginia D. said...

Woo Hoo for you!! Ikea's shelving units rock! I wish they'd build one in SA already! We usually have to drive to Round Rock twice a year to get our Ikea fix--hehe! Your daughter is beautiful!! Just like her mama! Hugs to you!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

Gorgeous pics and am loving your expedit shelf. I am so jealous of it. Maybe next time we move.

Norma said...

Hola Steph como estas?
Cherie mentioned that you have moved. We are going to miss you!!!
Beautiful pictures of your daughter!! I didn't know you had children. She is very pretty
You take care