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, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

There are a couple of crafts I found on some great blogs via Pinterest that I want to share with you today. I know it's Hearts Day today, so if you feel so inclined, you can make something quick, or tuck these little gems in your pocket for the next Valentine's Day! 
~They are very easy projects!

#1: Crayon Hearts

I made these adorable and fun crayon hearts for my daughter's preschool class for her friends and classmates.  So fun, quick and easy!  Just click this link for the original tutorial: 

#2: Cupid's Arrow Valentine Cards

I love these Cupid's Arrows! I made them for my oldest daughter's school class and they were so easy peasy to make! All you need is a pencil and paper for each one.  And, it's a free download from this site:


Rapunzel's Castle Valentine Box

This is a project my oldest daughter and I designed and made together.  It became a family affair with Rapunzel's hair being my husband's brilliant idea. 
I cut a slit on the top for her sweet Valentine's and she was ready to go.
I think her Valentine box turned out Fantastic!

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

Heather said...

How did I not see this sooner?? Those are so cute!