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IKEA store in Grand Prairie

So, I drove all the way to Frisco yesterday to have my fill of Swedish meatballs and to stroll through the IKEA store to see what caught my decorative eye.  It was a MAD HOUSE!  Oh my goodness, their were people everywhere and even more kids running and jumping trying to relieve their boredom.  Needless to say,  my stroll did not go as planned.  I came out a desk rack and wooden hangers.  Oh and by the way, we stood in line for one hour for those meatballs.

So, I have decided to never go to IKEA again!  Until the Grand Prairie store opens of course!  I can handle the madness without an hour drive tacked on.

Sooo, I did some digging and the new Grand Prairie IKEA is scheduled to open November 2017 on the east side of state highway 161 and Mayfield Rd. north of I-20.  Yeah, that’s jibberish to me too.  But, its 14 miles from downtown Dallas and 18 miles from downtown Fort Worth.  Which equals less than 10 miles from my house.

Woo-hoo!!  Oops, I almost dribbled on myself from the excitement!

Grand Prairie Ikea

This is what the store is supposed to look like when it done.

If you have never experienced an IKEA store, you have to stop in to check it out.  They have everything for your home at great prices.  And, they give you showrooms with decorating ideas.    It’s a great place to linger and be inspired.

Am I the only one excited here?!


Don’t forget end of the year gifts for your child’s Teacher!

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Parents the school year is almost over in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.  Don’t forget to give your child’s teacher a nice gift for all the work they did for your child this school term.  A little appreciation for the person who cares for your child all day goes a long way!!

And, of course I have teacher gift ideas for you.

1.  A thank you card written/drawn by your child.

2.  Gift cards to their favorite restaurant/store  <<<Remember, no amount is too small.  A $5 gift card to Subway is lunch!

3.  Flowers

4.  Personalized cup/coffee mug

5.  Their favorite thing… (Ask your child, you’ll be surprised the things they know about their teacher!)

6.  Personal school supplies for next year. Ex. sticky notes, pens, sharpies, etc.

7.  A craft made by your child or you if you’re crafty.

8.  Or something your child personally picks out for them.  (My son picked out a cowboys rubber ducky, cowboys necklace and a dancing solar light plant. He was so proud to give her the gift and she loved it!)


It doesn’t have to be extravagant.  Just something that let’s them know they are appreciated.  I know it gets tricky in the higher grades when they have multiple teachers.  I would go with thank you cards for each signed by my child.  And, maybe a gift for their fav if they want.

Just little ole’ me and all of my ideas!!