Little Sis’s birthday treat

If you don’t live in Australia at the moment then you might be aware that where I live in Australia we are experiencing so seriously wet weather. It is very similar to what was experienced last summer when flooding took peoples lives & destroyed hundreds of houses. Thankfully the weather people are saying that we are going to be seeing an easing of this heavy rain which will hopefully mean that flooding will go down.

Waking up today to yet another wet and cool day made we want to do a couple of things, first was curl up on the daybed in our music room (so cosy in there) & read the bible and the second was have a hot breakfast & that is just what I did.

I made myself waffles & blueberry maple syrup. Yummy!

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Anyway none of this has anything to do with the title of this post. So better get back on track!

Last week my little sister turned 27, so over the weekend myself & WH took her to Ikea for a birthday treat (we also gave her some money to spend as a birthday present). We live a couple of hours away from our closest Ikea so going is a whole day event. We also popped into DFO (direct factory outlet) on the way home!

Last year my sisters room had a small flooding problem so she has needed to redecorate. So a trip to Ikea to get some new furniture was defiantly called for. My sister got a couple of Billy bookcases & a Rast chest of drawers (which she is going to use as a bedside table).

BILLY Bookcase, medium brown Width: 40 cm Depth: 28 cm Height: 106 cm Max. load/shelf: 15 kg


RAST Chest of 3 drawers, pine Width: 62 cm Depth: 30 cm Depth of drawer: 26 cm Height: 70 cm



I can’t go to Ikea without bring home some stuff home for our house. We need some extra lighting in our home, our bedside lights had seen better days (mine looked like it was going to burst into flames whenever you turn it on) & out kitchen is so dark that WH (wonderful husband) wanted some under cabinet lighting.

We went with LED lighting, love LED lighting it lasts for ages without needing the change the bulb & there is generally no heat emitted.

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Here is our under cabinet lighting, ignore the cables we have to get some cable clips so tape is doing the job for now. The lighting is Dioder

DIODER 4-piece lighting strip set, white Length: 25 cm


My favourite is our new bedside lights. I couldn’t find any lamps that I like so I found these Jansjo clamp spotlights.

JANSJÖ Clamp spotlight, black Height: 40 cm Cord length: 350 cm


Alittle unconvential but they really work well, I attached them to our bedhead. Having the lights off the bedside tables makes things look much less cluttered (love that!!).

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These lights give great light & are very non extrusive (sorry about the bad lighting, re weather I spoke about at the top of this post makes it really dark around here). Love, love, love.

We also saw alot of stuff at Ikea that we are putting on our want to buy list. So I’m thinking that there will be another trip to Ikea in a few months.

Have you been to Ikea lately? What did you bring home?


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