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!

Friday, December 23, 2011

So this is my little Luci's first Christmas, and as a tradition in our family I make each of our children's stockings.  I just finished hers today~

The front

and the back

I love how it turned out!~

Now onto what has been developing in our home.  Our elf, Pinocchio, has been pretty busy it seems when he returns from reporting to Santa...

Our daughter's have waken up twice to find him being sweet to Snow White! Little rascal.

I guess when Snow White isn't around for games and stories, he get's a little bored and into mischief...he opened one of our family gifts!

My husband has now become a master doughnut maker.

Pinocchio also crowned our Christmas Tree with Mrs. Potato Head...poor Mrs. Potato Head.

 How can you get upset with an elf that studies the Bible?

And holds Baby Jesus.

We can't wait to have him back in our home next year!

 Besides yummy doughnuts, we've been enjoying a delicious goat cheese my friend introduced me too a few weeks ago, it's Amazing! But top that cracker with Boursin goat cheese and homemade "Crazy Tangy Cranberry Sauce" another friend made, and you get Christmas on a cracker in two bites.

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