Friday, February 1, 2013


I knew it would be trouble when I found out my office was only minutes away from IKEA. Talk about after work shopping sprees! This was never possible when we lived in Augusta, but now, it's a whole different ball game--one that my wallet isn't always excited about. I've made trips out there for several different things now, most recently for the bookshelf I'll be talking about in this post.

We've had a little bit of a bookshelf problem ever since Kyle started Physical Therapy school. Unlike in undergrad, Kyle has kept pretty much every textbook he's needed for class. Not surprisingly, those books have slowly but surely taken over the two tiny bookshelves we own. Case in point: 

YUCK. Since I can't put those books anywhere else until Kyle starts working, it was obvious we were in need of a new bookshelf solution. Thanks to my Christmas money, we are now the owners of an IKEA EXPEDIT shelf, and we are in love!

I don't know why I took pictures of us putting it together, I guess I was just so excited we finally had a bookshelf big enough to fit all our books so I thought it was worth documenting. If anything, if you are thinking about getting an EXPEDIT yourself, you can see how easy it is to put together. :)

Doc even came in to hang out with us and help us put it together. He couldn't contain his excitement. :)

Ta da! Even at night in an orangey wood-paneled room, isn't she a beauty?

Here it is with our books on it arranged by color. I already had the three brown baskets from Wal-Mart, hopefully I can go back and get one more to complete that row. I also picked up the white magazine files when I got the shelf since our magazines were getting a little out of control too. I'll be the first to confess I'm a magazine hoarder. :)

The verdict? We L-O-V-E it. We are even talking about getting another one and maybe doing something like this one day. So many possibilities! 

Hopefully I'll have Part II of my Reading List up tomorrow. Have a great weekend, y'all!


  1. I love that Kyle's books are relegated to the bottom of this cute bookshelf. Is this for the fact that they are ugly or that many way five hundred pounds? I'm also surprised to see that there were this many PT books. I think we have about seven. Y'all spent a lot of money on textbooks!

    1. They are on the bottom for both reasons. :) And I can't believe y'all only have seven, I guess Kyle is a little bit of a textbook hoarder? Either way, those things are banished from our house the minute Kyle has his own office lol!

  2. Fabulous my dear!! We mis you guys and want to see you!

    1. We miss y'all too! Can't wait for Saturday!

  3. Looks so good! That bookshelf is amazing. I love the books-by-color arrangement. I also love the shelf with the twilight books :)

  4. Looks good in the pictures - even better in person! Love how Doc was so excited about putting together the bookshelf!! he he



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