Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My First Trip to Target

I finally decided to check out a Target store in the city. Target came in Canada this past spring, but every single review I had heard said they just weren't very good. However, I had a broken toaster on my hands so I figured it was an excuse to finally make the trek out to Target to buy a new toaster! I decided to go to the one at Victoria Park because it is a straight shot on the subway from work. I don't really like that area, having visiting it as a possibility when condo shopping and then running away as fast as I could after seeing the area. In fact, as I was leaving the subway some guy came up to me and said "I like your personality". CREEPY. I had my headphones in so I pretended I didn't hear him and hightailed it down the street. It is a very populated area, so it isn't unsafe to walk around...but ya...

Anywho, I quickly found the Target and got down to shopping! I went with really low expectations of the store, but I was actually pleasantly surprised and found many cute things that might have come home with me if I had a car/bigger home. I guess I would say Target is like a mix of Homesense and Walmart. And I love me some Homesense (but I hate the Walmart in Toronto). I will show you some of the cute stuff I found tomorrow, but today I will share what DID come home with me (spoiler alert: it was more than a toaster).

1. Toaster!

Yes, I did get a new toaster. I really wanted a colourful toaster (which U.S. Target seems to have tons of), but they only had red ones and red just isn't my colour. However, a white one is just fine by me since all my appliances are white. Plus it was like $20 and has a reheat setting, which I like since I tend to make my toast early and let it cool off because I hate runny peanut butter getting on my hands. Some mornings I get distracted and my toast gets cold! So yay to reheating toast. I need a life.

2. New Cutlery

This is the exact same cutlery I owned before. It is plastic and I find it tends to fall apart after a couple of years (this is my 3rd set!). I love this set because it hangs and I have no cutlery drawer. I was super stoked to find it since I had bought my last set in Buffalo at Target.

3. Shower Curtain!

You may be able to tell from the colour scheme of this curtain, but I am going with teal for the bathroom! It will be awhile until I have time to paint, but I didn't want to pass up this curtain. I like how it had teal and yellow, so I can tie yellow into my decor now. Teal is a hard colour to coordinate to! However, if I am being truthful, I really fell in love with this curtain:

The colours are WAY more vibrant in person (my phone is sucky). But alas, they did not have it in stock. I may check another Target in the coming weeks and see if I can find it. They have a 90 day return policy, so I can always return the teal/yellow one. They had a really nice selection of fabric shower curtains, if you need one!

4. Movies!

I found some choice selections in the $5 DVD section! I loooove these movies, and I hope I am not alone in that! I also eyed up a full-price Pocahontas DVD for my Disney collection, but I couldn't justify paying $28 for it. Perhaps Santa reads my blog and will put it on his list for me this Christmas? I swear I have been a good girl!

12 comments:

  1. I long for the day Target makes it over to the UK. I really like the shower curtain you took home! Teal is a great colour for a bathroom.

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    1. well Target JUST came to Canada. they are slow!

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  2. Glad you were pleasantly surprised! We've been debating checkin out target next time we trek into the city but the negative reviews have left me standoffish. Cute shower curtain!

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  3. Hey Casey, next time I'm in Guelph with Nicole we'll check the Target there for you re that shower curtain! Sounds like a fun trip. I love the cutlery too!
    Sheila

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  4. So glad you decided on Teal! It'll look great

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  5. Yay, you got a toaster!
    I had no idea that Target just arrived in Canada!

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  6. Welcome to the phenomenon that has been plaguing us Americans for years: when you go into a Target store for one thing, you come out with 5!

    The teal is going to look great!

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  7. MATILDA! I loved that movie!

    I have yet to check out Target, mostly because I'm lazy.

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  8. So, when you were over at Vic. Park did you check out Frontier Sales and Furniture? It's one of my favorite used furniture stores

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    1. no! But it is probably for the best, since Id have no way of carrying home furniture if I fell in love!

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  9. I LOVE Target!

    I think only once in my life have I ever left with buying just what was on my list and/or staying within budget.

    I was so excited I told the cashier and even she was a surprised LOL

    That shower curtain is really pretty- I can't wait to see how your bathroom turns out. Now that I think of it, we buy all of our shower curtains from Target...

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