I was forced to take an unexpected break from blogging this week…once again due to crazy unreliable technology. My computer, it seems, had come to the end of its life without warning. While I am not so very mournful over its demise (this particular laptop kind of sucked since day one), the price tag attached to replacing it (especially 7 weeks before Christmas) really did cause some pain.
So after much research, advice and suggestions from friends and family, and tons of deliberation about which way to go, I decided to just be done with traditional laptops (which I have been replacing about every 2 years for the past decade) and make the transition to Apple. So for my return to the blogosphere, I am typing this post on my brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. So far, I am really digging the retina display. It is super easy on my eyes especially as I am typing by the light of one dim little lamp (because it is too early yet for bright lights and I have not yet consumed enough coffee at this point in the morning).
The keyboard is a bit smaller than my laptop and I have rather large hands for a girl, but I am sure I will get used that change fairly quickly. I don’t really like that I no longer have a number keypad on the side of the keyboard, but I spent the extra $10 on one that will attach when I need it. And now after an hour long struggle of trying to figure out how to download my photos, I am sufficiently frustrated for the day. (I have not figured out how to edit photos on this thing yet!) But I am sure in the end, as my sister has told me, I will have it all figured out and be a much happier blogger than I was with my busted up old laptop!
Since this one device has cost probably as much as the previous 4 laptops combined, I do hope the investment was worth it. I want to thank all of my friends and family for their input, advice, and opinions that have led me to this new Apple relationship. And I want to thank my husband for understanding how important this purchase was to me and supporting the decision. So an early Merry Christmas to me…because there will be no other gifts after this one. In fact, after this purchase, there may be no gifts for anyone this year! Sorry kids! Santa was all about Mommy this year. (Just kidding…maybe.)
Poncho: Fort Drum Exchange (old).
Dress: Old Navy Printed Waisted Swing Dress (currently on clearance for $15.00).
Boots: Bon Ton (from a few years ago, similar here).
Socks and Tights: I have had these for years and years. (similar socks here).
Necklace: Walmart (from last year).
*This is not a sponsored post. All items mentioned were purchased by me.
(This was my Halloween outfit that I wanted to share on Halloween, but alas, the cursed laptop had other plans!)
I want to thank everyone who stops by every week and joins my link up! I really appreciate your loyalty and support. I love seeing what you are all wearing, sharing, and discussing each week. And now here are your two favorites from last week:
For the second week in a row, Susan of Over 50 Under 20 shared a post that was a reader favorite with the most clicks. Her Fashion “House of Horrors” is quite the humorous post, so if you are needing a good chuckle, definitely give it a read!
Thank you so much ladies for inspiring us and making us laugh!
Upgrading to Apple on the edge,
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