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How To: Build an IKEA Gingerbread House

Friday, December 21st, 2012 by Susan

IKEA Gingerbread House Kit, Instructions and Recipe

How to Build an IKEA Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses, known as Pepparkakshus in Swedish, are a fun and festive way to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Easy to make from a kit or from scratch, gingerbread houses are a surefire way to get the holiday spirit going (and if you need some additional spirit, try making GLOGG to go with it!). Find the IKEA Gingerbread recipe and instructions inside…

Editor’s Note: This is an oldie but goodie! Originally published on December 6, 2010. Enjoy!
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Wanted: Real-life Models for IKEA Photo Shoot

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by Susan
IKEA Photo Shoot - Models Wanted!
Ever wondered why IKEA’s catalog photos and advertisements look like…well, real-life? Well, for one thing, their models are not so much models as they are real people. Attractive people no doubt, but they’re not your average high-priced models with perfect bodies, skin, teeth and hair. Bless the picture-perfect models one and all, but they don’t really speak to the Average Consumer, now do they?

Ever wanted to live in one of those IKEA catalog pictures? Or better yet, do you feel like your home could BE an IKEA photo set? Well, if you’re an actual real-life person, and you have an actual real-life IKEA-filled home, you may just get your shot at being an IKEA model! Read on to find out the specifics of how you can be in on the next IKEA photo shoot… Read the rest of this entry »


IKEA Recalls BUSA Children’s Play Tent

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Susan

IKEA BUSA Tent Recalled - October 6, 2011IKEA US has announced a recall of 58,000 BUSA – a green cubical children’s tent sold in the USA and Canadian markets for about $8USD since August 1st, 2011. The article number is 901-92-009 and can be found along with the name BUSA on the product label sewn in to an interior seam in the tent. Read on for the official recall notice and more details about the tent… Read the rest of this entry »


Kids Eat Free Sept. 3-5, 2011

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 by Susan

Kids Eat Free at IKEA - September 3-5thIt’s back! This Labor Day weekend, September 3rd through September 5th, 2011, bring the kids to IKEA for free meals. No adult meal purchase necessary, but the deal is only good for kids 12 and under.

Kids choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Kids Mac & Cheese, Chicken tenders or Meatballs with a side (veggies, fries or mashed potatoes) and a drink (milk, lingonberry drink or fountain beverage).

Apparently kids can’t get chicken tenders or french fries at IKEA Carson – wonder what’s up with that? Also, there are no free kids meals at IKEA Houston or at IKEA Direct (duh, it’s a telephone call center).


TRANETORP & SIGURD Dining Collection

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Susan


I just love this room, don’t you? The obvious attention to being kid-friendly and fun, the mix and match of dining furniture, the window and light floor that, along with the white oak dining table, give such a relaxed light and airy feel to the room. Sigh…bliss.

What you may not notice is the special feature this table offers which makes it easy to invite someone (ahem, like say…me) over for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »