Big Plans!

Hi friends — and Happy Friday! Better yet, a long weekend Friday! Woot! It’s only the first week of school, and I’m already in need of a break. I’d better hit a groove soon, or it’s going to be a long year. Babygirl asked me yesterday how long until the next Summer break. We both almost cried to think it’s nine months away!

And what is it with long weekends that make projects come to mind? It’s like we have to use the extra day to get stuff done. I hope to have a lot of lounging…but of course some projects, too! Remember our Ikea Field Trip? Several things came home with us, including this ready-to-assemble monster. Yes, it takes up the entire junk bedroom.


Any ideas what it is? Here’s a clue. Or maybe the floorplan from this post will jog your memory?

new floorplan den

Since it’s from Ikea, assembling it could monopolize our entire extra day. Hope Mr. Sugarplum is up for the task, because this girl has about 5-minutes of patience.


I’m so excited to see it in place, and fingers-crossed it looks good! Either way, I’ll show you next week! What have you got planned for the weekend? How do you and Ikea instructions get along? Whatever you do, I hope it’s fun, safe and Isaac-free! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. That comic is hilarious and so true! Best of luck, friend.

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  2. Brie Jones wrote:

    We have that sectional and as far as Ikea furniture it wasn't too rough to put together. I think less than 2 hours.

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  3. Happy Weekend to you too! I hope that you do get to rest, but I have to admit, I am so excited to see the reveals next week!

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  4. Can't wait to see it. Take some pics of you guys putting it together,, hehe! We're heading up to the Blue Ridge Mountains for some shopping/dinning/football watching/boat riding and hanging out with friends!

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  5. Have fun! Can't wait to see the finished product! Ikea directions get on my nerves as well, but then I remember the price I paid and the building is totally worth it!

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  6. Amanda wrote:

    poor Mr. Sugarplum- I dont envy him – its never pretty around here when it comes time to assemble something from Ikea. I usually leave and go shopping and try and stay out of the way.
    Cant wait to see it all done!

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  7. Big plans are my favorite sort of plans. Lucky you to have a Mr. Sugarplum who will assemble for you… if I let my husband do it everything would be backwards and upside down, he'd be drenched in the sweat of frustration and yelling naughty words. Good luck! My weekend plans involve a jack hammer and hopefully some margaritas. Margaritas AFTER the jack hammer is returned, of course. Or margaritas while husband jack hammers and looks on in jealousy!

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  8. Aurora wrote:

    I'm painting my stair risers & baseboards this weekend 🙂

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  9. I've had a good few laughs (and cries for help!) when putting up IKEA furniture over the years! 😉 Happy weekend! 🙂 xx

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  10. That comic is so hilarious and so true! Can't wait to see the couch all set up! Enjoy your long weekend! 🙂

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  11. Simply LKJ wrote:

    We love IKEA, just not the assembly after a trip there!! However, we are amazed by who thinks up that kind of stuff…pretty clever. Have fun and don't work too hard!

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  12. Yay! I can't wait to see it. We haven't had trouble with ikea set up, but we've only done dressers, desks, etc. A sectional may be a whole other story.. good luck! Have a fabulous long weekend!

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  13. Kriss wrote:

    My husband and I put up 6 Ikeas closet organizers in our master closet. Wow what a job!!!! We started at 7pm and didn't finish until 3am.

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  14. Vel Criste wrote:

    Can't wait to see the AFTER!!!! 🙂

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  15. Dharma wrote:

    IKEA….Swedish for DIVORCE. 🙂 Can't wait to see it all together 🙂

    Posted 9.4.12 Reply