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!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My New Blog Design!

I am one lucky girl.  I have the most Wonderful friends! One of which, is my wonderful and amazingly talented friend Heather, who created my Fabulous blog design.  It's so fun to see something I have such passion for, be complimented and come to life with the talents of someone who can take what I've imagined in my mind, and create it on the computer.  Thank you SO much my dear friend Heather, you're the best!! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I am.  If you have a blog that you'd like to customize, contact my friend Heather at, or, click on her blog button on the left side of my blog-Rita's Sweet Shop. Each of her designs are brilliant!

Talent used to inspire and uplift, 
is the best talent of all.

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