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

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3 Things that I wish I knew about Owning a Clothes Steamer

Sigh. It’s been several weeks and I finally gave up on resuscitating my Rowenta Precision Valet garment steamer. I am deciding whether to leave it in our communal laundry room for someone to take or to pass it along to someone who is patient enough to run water through it to descale further. I bought this Rowenta steamer when Target was still around in Canada … Continue reading 3 Things that I wish I knew about Owning a Clothes Steamer

Personalization Options at MUJI Robson in Downtown Vancouver

While Douglas was running errands in Downtown Vancouver, I decided to pop into the recently opened MUJI store on Robson Street. Earlier in the fall of 2017, MUJI opened their first store in BC at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby. In the first couple weeks, I walked by the store, since we live so close to see why my friends love the store so much. … Continue reading Personalization Options at MUJI Robson in Downtown Vancouver

6 Life-size Teddy Bear Gift Ideas

One weekend this fall, Douglas and I were running errands around the city to get ready for the winter. We were glad to leave the overcrowded Costco to head over to Home Depot to look for particular tools. Wandering by the seasonal section, as expected, many customers saw me squeal in delight as I was hugging their airblown hugging teddy bear. Animated Airblown-Mixed Media-Hugging Teddy … Continue reading 6 Life-size Teddy Bear Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for World Pasta Day

When I think of pasta, I chuckle from remembering one of Russell Peter’s jokes about racial integration. Folks, you know if the world’s gonna mix we should start mixing people now that would never normally mix, you know. Like hook up a Jamaican with an Italian. They could have little “Pastafarians”, you know. Celebrate World Pasta Day on October 25th by surprising a pasta-lover with … Continue reading Gift Ideas for World Pasta Day