Iowans Rejoice: IKEA is Finally Coming to Des Moines!


ikeaHappy April Fool’s Day!

But seriously…how many Iowans would lose their minds if IKEA would grace us with their presence? After all, we love trendy, affordable furniture, quirky home goods, as well as Swedish meatballs and lingonberry drink just as much as our neighbors to the north and south of us. We deserve our own store and we are tired of traveling 3-4 hours to get our IKEA fix!

Like and share in hopes of grabbing the IKEA expansion team’s attention, but while we are waiting for everyone’s favorite megastore to arrive, check out these cool things to do in the metro instead:

Guide to Family Fun in Des Moines

15 of Our Favorite Coffee Shops

10 Must-See Murals in Des Moines


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Jennifer is a single mom of two boys. She does her best to get to places on time, despite being a chronically late person and the fact that neither she or her boys are morning people. She recently went back into the classroom after staying home for nine years to raise her kids, and she credits her sanity and success at this endeavor to the fact that she has incredibly supportive parents, family, and friends. She also has a network of single moms that truly “get it” and who encourage her on a daily basis. When she’s not hanging out with her kiddos, Jennifer enjoys writing at a coffee shop, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.


  1. Bummer!!! So cruel!!! Waited 15 months for Billy bookcases and get yes/no in stock in St. Louis and Chicago! BOOOOOOOO! Hope Ikea will hire a REAL programmer to design and engineer online ordering a la Amazon, Ally Bank, Ebay, etc. etc. etc. Can’t do much of anything on existing Ikea website.


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