Five for Friday

 IKEA! Dangerous word...ha! I went to IKEA and Jungle Jim's with my mom and aunts this week.  It's about 2 hours away and we had so much FUN.  I didn't go too crazy - this time.  My absolute favorite is the apple lamp. I'm pretty sure I squealed when I saw it! I think I'm going to use it to signal I'm busy at teacher table. I have tried wearing crowns and hats but that just isn't me. Well, I do like my Great Wolf Lodge wolf ears but then I forget I have them on...
I also love the "B" bookends but I'm going to say "B" for Bongfeldt (our last name).
Yes, those are tennis balls on our dining room chairs at home. They were scratching up the hardwoods. :)

I LOVE to knit. On the way to IKEA, I started a baby hat with the BEST yarn ever. I'm addicted to this stuff. It's super-duper SOFT fleece. Crystal Palace Yarns makes it and it's called Puffin (how cute!).  It makes the best baby items because you don't have to worry about allergies and it washes well. 

The day my boys were going to Boy Scout camp the water heater died. It wasn't too big of a mess - thankfully!  Cora and I decided the laundry room needed a make over. I let her pick the paint and I added the sparkles. :)  Now, I smile when I do laundry!

I added pictures below. The sparkle is very subtle. I cannot seem to do it justice with my photogrpahy skills - OR lack there of... :)
My daughter's room
the laundry room

My Aunt Kay is the best. She is always willing to help! Here we are cutting and sorting JD's Rockin Readers Ultimate Guided Reading Toolkit. I cannot wait to use it with parent volunteers, at teacher table, and/or with my teacher table IA.  She wasn't kidding when she said it was a lot of prepping but it comes with a big pay-off!

 This is my "Sam-man" at our local police station's community day. He isn't too old for face paint! :)
He looks so much like my brother here...sad/happy heart.  
The kids had a blast. We ate snow cones, bounced in bouncy houses, checked out the mounted patrol's horses, and explored the bomb squad's robots.

I hope you are having a great summer, too!


  1. I'd love to see what the glitter paint looks like on your wall! How fun!
    Applelight Moments By Stephanie

    1. I added pictures. I'm not a great photographer (huge understatement). I think it give you a little idea. If I take the picture of the whole room, you cannot see the shimmer. It's Valspar paint sparkle from Lowe's.

    2. Gives not give and a picture not the picture. That will teach me to reply while in line at Target. :)

  2. I need to go to Ikea! Everyone finds such CUTE unique things from there. I would love to see the new laundry room paint on the walls. I bet it is sooo fun! Gotta love family members that help with anything! Have a great weekend.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

    1. I added pictures! They don't do it justice but you can kind of see. It's very subtle. :)
      The sparkle is at Lowe's. It's made by Valspar.

  3. I love your IKEA finds! I can't wait to go later this summer!! I really like the idea for using a light at the teacher table! Plus, the green apple is SO you!

    I also love the sparkle pink paint! Sparkle+pink=fabulous!

    Shine on in First Grade

    1. I can't wait to see what you find at IKEA. If they would let us paint our rooms at school, we would both use shimmer! :)

  4. The glitter paint on the walls: UH-DORABLE!!! I love a little sparkle!! Also, IKEA may just be the best place in the world. I think I could spend a couple days there ;) Love your post!!

  5. Thank you! I even put the glitter in the ceiling paint. The more packets you add the more sparkles!

  6. OK, I have NEVER been to an IKEA, but I hear nothing but good things. I'm going to have to go. I love the lamp and that sparkly pink paint!

    Made with Love


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