IKEA catalogIf you follow me on instagram, you know I was excited to get the 2015 IKEA catalog in the mail this week. I’ll be honest, I had already taken a peak and what was new in the online catalog, but flipping through the actual pages in way better!

Of course I flagged tons of pages and have a running list in my head of what I want to check out in the store and things I’d love to bring home. Who knows when I’ll actually get to the store again since Laura and I just went this spring, but a girl can dream, right?

But, if you happen to making a trip to the best Swedish furniture store, here are some things I think you should check out!


IKEA 2015 catalog picks

From top left:

GONATT Crib | Wall Rail | Vases & Jars | Table Mirror | Bamboo Storage Module | MAFFENS Seagrass Basket | Pink & Yellow Pillow Cover | SNEKKERSTEN rug

If I had to pick one thing out of these, I think it would be seagrass basket. I can just see it sitting in our back room with a fiddle leaf fig tree in it! But the bamboo storage module is a close second!

Have a wonderful weekend! Is anyone going to the fair? We’re going to skip it this year. I just can’t bring myself to go when I’m 10 days from my due date. But if you go, you MUST get a Bauder’s peppermint ice cream bar! They are my absolute favorite!

date night pictureNext week, Adam and I are celebrating our 9 year anniversary!

Whenever we celebrate a birthday or anniversary, I love looking back on the year and reminiscing about the highs and lows. I’m sure we will do that over dinner or dessert. I think one of my favorite parts of this year has been growing into our roles as parents together. We have so much fun with Emerson and are excited to add another boy to the mix! Another “high” was getting away without Emerson for a long weekend to Las Vegas, which was amazing!

Every year, we give each other traditional anniversary gifts. The last few years, we have done a joint gift, meaning we get one thing for both of us. The gift for 9 years is pottery. We’re going to check out a couple stores in Des Moines to see if we can find something cool that’s made locally. I’ll let you know what we find!

Here are some other ideas for special pottery anniversary gifts:

9 year anniversary gift ideas pottery

Sources clockwise from top left:

Custom house plaque | Palomas Nest

Stoneware ceramic cups | Herriott Grace

Pure White Ceramic Vases | West Elm

Ceramic soup bowls | Novica

Personalized growler | Red Envelope

Nesting Lotus bowls | Uncommon Goods

Large leaf platter | Etsy

House numbers | Heath Ceramics

Another fun idea would be to take a pottery class and each make something.

Year 10 the gift is diamonds! I think I’m going to request individual gifts for that one!

Here’s how we’ve celebrated in the past:

1-5 year anniversaries

6th anniversary: iron

7th anniversary: copper

8th anniversary: bronze

How do you celebrate your anniversary? Do you have any special traditions?

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