Our big family tradition is to have some sort of fondue (cheese or meat) and follow that with the opening of presents after dinner on the 24th (We're German so Christmas for us is on the 24th, not the 25th.)
Share Your Favorite Holiday Traditions
|12/7/12 3:47 PM|
The closest IKEA to us is about 2 hours one way so when we go, we usually take the whole day and try to go one a weekday. Arrive when the store opens, browse until about lunchtime (no rushing allowed) discuss potential purchases over meatballs, then head down to grab a cart and go pick things up. The only time things have gotten stressful was the day we decided to get an entire kitchen on the last day of a kitchen sale (don't do this. EVER.) but that was more poor planning on our part than a failure on IKEA's.
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|4/17/12 5:03 PM|
I do a whole lot of colored pencil work and I've got my pencils in containers hanging from a rail that's mounted on the wall by my drafting table. Easy to reach, easy to sort, and pretty to look at.
Inspiration: Displaying Your Colored Pencils
|7/21/11 3:57 PM|
I have the same bed and ran into the same frustration. I eventually ended up getting clear soft sided underbed storage bags/boxes. I sometimes have to rearrange things I put in them to get the bags to fit but since I only switch things out twice a year, it isn't too much trouble. The ones I got were similar to these:
Storage Containers to Fit Under Very Low Bed? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
|4/14/10 9:40 AM|