Monday, August 11, 2008
a layout!
I so wish I did more these days but I am enjoying what I am getting done. This took the better part of the day, I made myself wait for things like glue to dry. I can be terrible at trying to rush because I want to see the finished page, now I am trying to enjoy the process a little more too.

So here is poor old Riley, I thought it was a story that needed to be remembered. He looked so sad, he told me he couldn't smile anymore or eat, neither lasted long



And now for a major whine... several weeks ago we misguidedly purchased a bed from Ikea!!! well do you want to imagine how I felt when at 3am said bed gently lowered me to the floor, the slats had fallen off the frame. This happened again and again to the point where I now hate the bed. I called and let my displeasure be known and they offered a full refund, but you can't imagine what the thought of dismantling the bed and then actually being able to find a way to return it left us feeling. So Michael did some gerry rigging and while I still hated it I wasn't going to end up on the floor, until this morning at 5:30am.

It had this rather pathetic beam down the middle and while it is firmly attached at either end the middle bit is twisted and the slaps just slipped off. I talked to Ikea again and supplied photos, I waited all day for a call back but nothing yet so I called again, I want that bed gone and I would so love them to come and get it!!! There is obviously something wrong with it so they should come and get it and give me a refund... oh and to top it all off the latex mattress stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my bedroom smells like a toilet, I don't know how much longer I could have waited for it to air out anymore, 5 weeks would be enough don't you think, I'm so not looking forward to going to bed tonight, it stresses me out no end.

*NEWS FLASH*

I'm thrilled to report that Ikea are going to give us a full refund for the bed and oh so stinky mattress, I am still an Ikea lover, in fact we are going to pick up a new bookcase for the boys this week, we just aren't going to buy any more beds from them, just to be safe.

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11 Comments:
Blogger CircesMagic said...
Sorry to hear about your bed story, but about the smell, I would buy a cheap can of Coffee and leave it open in the room with the door closed. Coffee is a great way of getting rid of odors and they use it to rid the smell of death! HTH!

Blogger :: gingerkitty :: said...
love this layout. the colors are fabulaous.

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Blogger Heather said...
Cute layout! I like how you use flowers and such on layouts of your boys. I need to do that more.
Hope your bed situation gets remedied soon. Not being comfortable while sleeping is awful.

Blogger Charleen said...
like the LO!

Blogger A Wonderful World said...
Aw, great layout!

Blogger Lily said...
I had a similar issue with an ikea conputer hutch. It was so top heavy that it kept leaning. I returned it all put together. They have great organizational stuff but bigger items...not so much. sorry to hear about your bed issues. that layout is amazingly eye catching. TFS

Blogger Miss M! said...
What a great layout!

I always wondered how those Ikea beds would hold up. Now I know! I'll stick to bookshelves and smaller items from there. :) Hopefully it gets resolved soon.

Blogger Noelia said...
Great page! Good luck getting a replacement for your bed soon.

Blogger emily said...
So sorry about the bed. That is so frustrating! But...your layout is really cool...

Blogger Heather Bares said...
beautiful layout

Blogger Lissy said...
great page Alli :) glad the bed thing is getting sorted :)