One Smart Little Cookie is a collection of everything that brings inspiration, comfort and beauty into my life and home.
I love to create a beautiful home and enjoy it with my family.
It is sharing
what I love to do; baking and cooking in a healthier way without sacrificing flavor
, crafts,
party planning, activities, organization, and home decor.

Being a "Smart Little Cookie" is not about being perfect, it is about knowing how to enjoy life and family to it's fullest~to your fullest.
Due to my creative process, my home gets messy, my kids play in their jammies-all day sometimes (the terribly relaxed days tend to be my favorite),
and my hubby has become much more patient and supportive over the years with all of this.
In fact, he often has his own creative ideas and we both find ourselves anticipating our upcoming projects together~love him!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a clean house, but I've rejected denial, and with a toddler who is a budding creative type herself,
I feel accomplished when the dishes are in the dishwasher before naptime (not mine, hers).
I've accepted the fact that "spotless" cannot mean what I have always
envisioned in my mind, at least not with kids,
and I would rather enjoy my kids and beautiful home, than a spotless, sterile home.
I have learned to take each day, one day at a time, and everyday should leave us feeling inspired and more contented.
The day should leave us, whispering in our ear, "the day has been as well as it could have been done, and it has been done well."

Go ahead and take a bite, indulge yourself and try my recipes and crafty creations in your own home.
I hope to inspire you to feel like the "Smart Little Cookie" you are!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scrumptious Confetti Popcorn Treats

These scrumptious little goodies are perfect for a party snack or a tea party hosted by the little princesses in your life.  Each time I make these, they are eaten up very quickly-daintily, of course!

The Recipe

1 bag microwave butter popcorn
(I like to use 2 small bags of 100 calorie popcorn)

1/2 bag small marshmallows


Microwave the popcorn according to the package directions.  When popped, transfer to a medium size mixing bowl.  In a separate microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows for about 1 1/2 minutes.  Spray rubber scraper with cooking spray and pour marshmallow mixture over popped popcorn and mix thoroughly, but gently.  Spread popcorn mixture onto a flat surface (such as a sprayed casserole dish or cookie sheet).  Sprinkle the sprinkles over the popcorn mixture and let set, about 10 minutes.  Pull apart and enjoy! (And yes, before typing out this recipe I've had several bite size yummies, myself.)

Smart Little Cookie Tip:
Be creative, use any topping your heart desires, especially for holidays or themed parties.  You could use colored sugar sprinkles, oreo bits, peanut butter cup bits (found in the ice cream topping aisle of your local grocery store), you could also mix in nuts, chocolate chips, etc., etc...the possibilities are as endless as the rainbow!  

Happy Munching!


Heather said...

This looks SO good and we totally have everything on hand to make it. Perfect for dessert night! :D

Rita said...

Oh yummy! This looks so good...I'll have to try this with Stella...she LOVES popcorn!