Dec 4, 2012

Follower Freebie ~ JANSJÖ Jackpot!

B&P plus Curls did a recon' mission on Twin Cities IKEA over the weekend.  The Svedish water closets have fancy multi-select thrones that save whales:

    Mode 1 is stingy on water for the mellow yellow
    Mode 2 releases a torrent for the Big Deuce

Curls came out laughing, apparently Pigtails was confused by the two choices and asked, "but what button do you press if you have diarrhea, shouldn't there be a number 3?"

It was funny at the time, probably not so much if you're polishing off a greasy meatball marinara while reading this.


IKEA sourced my kitchen reboot, I'm a fan of their reasonably priced, minimalist approach for decluttering the house.  Swing by a Blue Box if you never have before, six hours isn't enough to get through.  

They must offer 50 types of lamps, LED bulbs have supplanted compact fluorescents.  Diodes burn 80% less energy and last 20 times longer than incandescents, let's try 'em out.  Picked up a pair, one for me and you (black or white, your choice).  JANSJÖ, this one:



Leave a comment on B&P's Facebook page to enter the fray.  Tell me why you deserve JÖ, Pigtails and I will pick a winner next Monday.  Extra credit for wit, make me laugh.  Who knows, I may also toss in a bag of Graziano's.

Lower 48 states only, I'll cover shipping, good luck!

-Beard  

28 comments:

  1. My husband affectionately refers to IKEA as "Stuff Mart" :)

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  2. Living within 5 minutes of IKEA, on the weekends I refer to it as the place where no one remembers how to drive- a car or a cart! Try and avoid it at all costs, but since it is the route to pretty much everything I must grin and bear it!

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    1. What you are describing is Wal*Mart.

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    2. Oh don't get me started on that place! I am 5 minutes from the "little" IKEA in IL though, on any given weekend there are 5,000,000 more people than I care to deal with driving.

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  3. K and I traveled two hours, 25 years ago, to furnish our bedroom at the only Ikea in this part of the world.
    The stuff won't die, and, after reading all those names that day we named our new cat Smedvik.
    Freakin furniture outlived Smedvik. Needless to say, I'm tired of looking at it.

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    1. Is Smedvik Swedish for Stink Paws?

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  4. Rachael12/05/2012

    I've heard the swedish meatballs are to die for. But the thought of driving two hours for meatballs and enormous crowds has always kept me home. :)

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    1. Crowds generally aren't a problem there, the place is enormous. I cried on the inside when the frozen cooler showed a handwritten sign reading, "sorry, out of meatballs." At least we ate a few dozen of them in the cafeteria there.

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  5. Josh S.12/05/2012

    If IKEA could be where I live, I'd be perfectly happy with that. I could live in each different "modeled" apartment for a while and then move to the next once sick of that one. My wife and I have decided to get IKEA cabinets for our kitchen once we do remodel it. (whenever that may be) P.S. I could definitely put a bag of Graziano's to good use. ;-)

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    1. I'm starting on year 3 with the IKEA cabinets, they are holding up well so far.

      Security would kick you out of those tiny model homes after living there awhile. Did I already send you a bag of Graz'? If so, did you like?

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    2. Josh S.12/06/2012

      No I didn't get a bag of Graz yet.. but would be all up for it man.

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    3. You gotta beat the colon lamp lady comment on my FB page to win, she's in the lead.

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  6. 1. I wish I had known you were going I am desperately in need of a $5 package of hooks to match the ones I have....can't justify the drive from IA for that!

    2. The meatballs are fantastic - Rachael - Don't let the crowds or a 2 hour drive keep you away! You can also buy frozen ones to bring home : )

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    1. 1. Send me the link for the hooks you are looking for, if they are the stainless rectangle fold-downs, I may be able to help you.

      2. Correct, but I teared up when the frozen cooler there ran dry of the frozen mBalls.

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    2. If he doesn't have them I am literally 5 minutes from one of the stores and could probably dash in and grab some!

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    3. Not the flip downs, unfortunately. Here is the link, and I would love the person that would get them and ship them to me! I will totally pay paypal for the price plus shipping!! I have 1 of 5 initials in my bathroom without a hook. My poor youngest son, lol! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40031373/#/20031374

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  7. As I told Beard the day before we left - IKEA is my Disney World! Love that place. My heart rate accelerates as we pull into the lot. Good times...

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    1. Was it IKEA or my leather pants that made your heart race?

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    2. I cannot speak for the leather pants, but Curls, I totally feel the same about IKEA...I actually clap my hands when we pull in the parking lot! Oh how I hope we get one here in Iowa someday!

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  8. craftyhood12/06/2012

    Picture Arnold Horshack: [whenever he raises his hand] OOOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOOHHHHH!

    Oh Mr. Kotter sir (in my best Arnold voice)...I would love to receive the JANSJÖ in black...I am at least 4-5 hours away from an Ikea and I have never been in one.

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  9. The hubby and I are trying to use space in our tiny town house efficiently so that we can fit more family members when we are graced with them. :) a space efficient bulb cradle like yours is perfect for the closet we are trying to turn into a DIY work station- no basement, no garage, no spare room = work with what you got! :D

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    1. Phew, I thought you were going to say the baby has to go in the closet.

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  10. Anonymous12/07/2012

    BTW. Dual flush 'facilities' are the invention of an Aussie.

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    1. I'll be sure and pull that factoid out at my next Christmas party.

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