DIY – How to Upcycle Desktop Calendars into Greeting Cards

It’s been a few crazy weeks here in the Pacific Northwest. Though we thought we were about to head into warmer spring-like weather, we had a few days of snow, snow and more snow. To make it more of a challenge, try adding coordination of moving departments into a new building and new areas. While figuring out what items to bring over to my new … Continue reading DIY – How to Upcycle Desktop Calendars into Greeting Cards

DIY Facial Oil Blotting Papers in 3 Steps

Got a lot of leftover packing tissues from gifts during the holidays? Or from all the online shopping you did recently? Or maybe while “shopping off-line”, i.e., in-store and came across disposable paper toilet seat covers during your potty breaks in between? Move these papers from your trash and into your make-up bag by turning them into facial oil blotting papers. What you will need … Continue reading DIY Facial Oil Blotting Papers in 3 Steps

How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Looking to switch it up from the usual summer barbecue gathering at work? Try organizing an Ice Cream Sundae bar for the team to gather to decorate their own cones and bowls of ice cream instead on a hot summers day. To put together a memorable ice cream experience, assemble these supplies and find volunteers to set up your next Ice Cream social for the … Continue reading How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

One year has passed since I have started this blog. It’s been a great learning experience curating fun and unique gift ideas. I wanted to announce two new things: New Name – Pretty Smart Guide Pretty Smart Gift Guide started out with the intention to share findings of awe inducing and sentimental gifts for different people in your life. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

Holiday Advent Calendars for Kids

Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

Just a few more weeks until Christmas and another fast-approaching days until the beginning of December. This year I find our family and work holiday gatherings are starting earlier in the year. Recently, my friend Annie was helping our work social committee with researching gift ideas for families and their kids for our upcoming Christmas brunch. Inspired by her research, here are holiday advent calendar … Continue reading Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids