Good Morning!

Today I wanted to show you guys this beautiful tray that I picked up at HomeSense with my mom! When I saw it in the store at just $20 Canadian dollars, which equates to $15.60 US dollars, I just had to have it. I have a couple of things in my room with gold accents and arrows in them, so I thought this would match my other pieces perfectly.

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Here’s a better shot of the detailing on the sides of the tray:

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I love it! I’ve decided to use it to display my makeup that I use on a regular basis, but you could use it for a bunch of things like organizing office supplies on your desk, jewelry, books, keeping items on your nightstand organized etc. I’ve found tons of uses for different kinds of trays like these, and I personally like them as a pretty organizational container, so leaving it out isn’t as drab to look at.

Fullglasstray

Hope you enjoyed!

XO Nic

Happy Friday!

We’ve officially been in Canada for 2 whole weeks! Man, has the time flown.

One of the first pieces in my room that we picked up was this acrylic chair from Ikea. It’s surprisingly comfortable, and being that we are in a tight space, it’s great that it’s translucent for the illusion of more space.

Funny story about this chair: This was the first piece of furniture that we purchased, and for about 3 days, it was the only chair we owned, LOL! We took turns sitting in it, but for the most part resorted to the floor or sitting on our mattresses. We definitely got a kick out of only having one chair.

Anyway, I’ve seen this style all over Pinterest and I absolutely love it, so we recreated it for my new room!

Styled_Desk_Chair

Totally posh, right?

This will be my desk chair, but I’ve yet to find a desk…we’ll get there.

Here are the two separate pieces:

Acrylic_Chair

Fur_Rug

The fur piece is actually meant to be a small area rug, but it was the perfect size for the chair. It’s also really thin on the back side, so I personally think it works better on the chair than it would on the floor.

We’re continuing to add bits and pieces to our place as we’re able to find what we like. I can happily say that while it’s coming along slowly, I’m really loving how everything is looking!

Shop the look here:

Ikea Acrylic Chair

Small Fur Rug

Stay tuned for more!

 

XO Nic

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Hello!

We apologize for the large delay in posting, however as many of you know WE’VE MOVED! We relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia. We’ve officially been in our apartment here for 11 days, after a 3 day drive up from Los Angeles. We’re slowly furnishing and haven’t even gotten to decorating yet, but we’re absolutely thrilled with our apartment and our location!

We’re able to walk to basically anything: grocery stores, the mall, pet stores, drug stores/pharmacies, etc. Everything is within a 10 minute walk, with most things being about 5 minutes down the road.

We’ve (my mom and I) have spent many days, if not all of them so far, out and about gathering our nuts as we like to say, by buying the necessities. It’s a lot of work to start all over in a new place let alone a new country; you forget about the little things like needing a can opener to be able to eat that can of ridiculously expensive tuna.

There have definitely been some ups and downs as we learn new things about the city. One funny thing we encountered, was that the shopping carts here (AKA buggys) require a looney ($1 coin) to release them from their lockup with the other carts. The coin acts as a key, so you insert it, the lock releases, you carry on shopping, and when you’re done, you lock it back up and your looney pops out. Interesting right? Needless to say we had to go to customer service to borrow a looney because we had yet to get Canadian money on our first shopping excursion.

If you haven’t been to Canada and experienced some of the funny differences, here are a few terms/tips we’ve learned so far:

Terms

Looney – $1 coin

Tooney – $2 coin

Buggy – shopping cart

Tips!

– Pedestrians are aggressive and if you’re driving through the city, you must be assertive, or else you’ll be waiting on the never ending flow of walking pedestrians for all eternity.

– Certain foods and products are RIDICULOUSLY expensive ie. your average glass container of olive oil here ranges from $15-20 and as mentioned a can of tuna can range from $4-8.

– Dogs seem to be pretty well liked here. We’ve seen most people take their animals into stores with no problems from the employees.

– The city is really bike friendly, with certain streets having a dedicated bike lane.

– Everyone for the most part has been super friendly and helpful! We’ve run into a few grouches, but that’s to be expected in a city.

It’s definitely been a huge adjustment, but a really good one. We’ll keep you guys posted as to our adventures and there will definitely be pictures to come!

Have a great day!

XO Nic