Author Archives: mcook1966

About mcook1966

I am a working mother of 2 teenage boys (oh the fun). I enjoy a lot of things. A favorite is digital scrapbooking.


I have been having fun over at  I have participated in a couple of their challenges.  One challenge is called scrap for a freebie.  You are given a mini kit (for free) and all that is required is you make a layout and post it in the gallery.  So easy.  Here is my page:

The kit is called Simple Beauty by Jill Scraps. Here is a link to her store.  She has lots of fantastic things!

Check back later I am working on a freebie.  Enjoy the day!


Quick Page Contest Entry


I am hoping to ramp up my activity here and maybe do a little more scrapbooking.  For you that means I may be along with some freebies from time to time.  Today is one of those days.  I am participating in a quick page contest at Coolscraps.  The kit we were assigned to use is by Cocotounette called Oh My.  The colors are very nice and can be used for so many things.  Here is my entry. Click here to download your own copy.  This is for personal use only.  Enjoy!



Quick Page preview

Happy New Year


Well – it is another year and I am back with another set of goals.  I have signed up to do 365 again…  This time I have 2 different sites prompting me through it.  I also receive daily email reminders with suggestions of things to photograph.  So – I hope I can do it this year.  What does help, is having an iPhone with a good camera in it.  I should have no excuses.

I am also working on being more organized.  Starting with cooking.  I am really trying to plan my menus ahead of time so I can do my shopping more efficiently and save money in the process.

As a result this blog will be about my digital exploits as well as my cooking challenges.  They often meet in the middle because I sometimes take pictures of what I make.  Well – here is to 2012.  I hope it is a fantastic year for everyone!


Been gone for a while and maybe a different blog?


I have been very busy and have not posted anything here for quite some time.  Part of the problem is I have not had time to do any designing.  I have done a lot of scrapbooking.

I have had time to read blogs and I have decided I like quite a few food blogs that are out there.  It really started because I like Kevin & Amanda’s Blog which is where I pick up a lot of free fonts that I use for scrapbooking.  She has a whole section on her blog about food.  She is also a great photographer.  Her blog is filled with photos of food, places and her dogs.

After reading a few of her posts about her adventures in NYC I jumped over to the Picky Palate  and grabbed a grown-up mac & cheese recipe.  I can not wait to try it.

Well that is it for now – if I make a new food blog I will link it here.  Who knows, the weather will start getting colder soon, it may inspire me to do a little designing.  Wish me luck…