Saturday, September 5, 2009

My New Computer & Other Things...

OK Ladies.

Here it is.... The big black monster that is my new computer.

Now why is it that computer and technology manufactures seem to think that everything electronic needs to be BLACK???? Doesn't anyone ever stop to think that at least half of the people who use these electronics are women who would prefer their electronics to come in more soft feminine colors like pink, white or maybe even a light blue? These ugly black monsters totally ruin the look we females try to create in our home, but because we need and use them, we are stuck with them without having a choice in color options. All we can do is work around them and try our best to make them fit into our decorating styles as much as we can.

Except for my new computer being my least favorite color of black, I am totalling LOVING it so far... I love having the flat wide screen and I am slowly figuring out how everything works. Most of you probably noticed that I have changed my blog background. I did that because with the wide screen monitor that I have (which by the way is a 21.5 inch monitor if anyone is wondering) the old background I had on my blog just didn't look right to me anymore, so I found one that works and looks better with the widescreen monitor.

Now for the other thing. Last week, when I was without a computer at home and not able to do any blogging, I spent some time working on my decorating scrapbooks. If you haven't read about my decorating scrapbooks, go here to read about them:

http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com/2008/11/decorating-scrapbooks.html

I managed to get a few pages completed and these will make their way into my notebooks.

For this page, I chose a theme of purple and yellow...

These two pages have a theme of pale pinks and cream.....

And the final page I completed features a theme of pinky reds....

I can find myself spending hours and hours on these decorating scrapbook pages, deciding on a color theme and a layout until everything looks just right before I start taping everything to the pages and them putting the finished pages into sheet protectors and into my scrapbooks.

Well that's all for now girls. I'll be back on Tuesday for the first installment of the new weekly theme of "Tea Things Tuesday". Can't wait to start sharing my collection of teapots with all of you and seeing all of the great tea things you will have to share as well.

Enjoy the rest of your long Labor Day weekend. Be safe and have fun!!

7 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Kim! Love your blog today...so many beautiful things to look at, I'm going to have to go back and see it all again! Don't you wish they would make a PINK computer...or at least white! Us romantic girls need to protest! So glad we're going to do Tea Things! I've got so many goodies to show, I could go on for months! See you next Tuesday, if not before! Take care, and enjoy your long week-end, but don't shop too much! Oh, what the heck, go ahead! XOXOXXO, Mary

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I have the same problem with the blacks. Basically my work area is mostly black and gray, maybe that's why I don't want to go to work! Your decorating scrapbook pages turned out so pretty. I think my favorite is the pinks and cream.
Valerie

Sandi said...

I am with you. I would like a white computer. I know MAC makes white ones, but I don't have a mac and don't want to learn enough to get one. I love my "rut" and hate change. I have windows xp so I can't imagine learning the picture folders all over for vista. I am sure you will do fine though. So glad you are back with us!
Blessings~

Katie said...

Hi gal! I know of an idea to knock down some of the black. Decoupage some pretty paper over it! Vintage wallpaper or any of the pretty papers available. Won't help the keys, but you can do it in small pieces around the edges of the keyboard and even the edges of your monitor and the computer itself.

Create a "keyboard cover" from shabby fabrics and drape it over the keyboard when not in use.

So delighted to see the Tea posts starting up again!

stefanie said...

what a super cute blog you have!!!

Anonymous said...

First time I read your blog. Nice work. Decorating notebooks are great to have. I've been doing them for years and since I like so many styles I have one for cottage, beach cottage, Christmas, Modern, transitional, retro and landscapes. I devote more time to them than our photo albums!

Karen said...

I love my iMac! It is brushed silver, no tower, the computer is literally in the screen. And the keyboard is pretty too!
I am really enjoying your blog!
I have done the "cut-out what I love and put in a book" thing for a really long time. (My friend Jeanne says I have too much time on my hands.) But I love them! And I really do refer back to them! They aren't anywhere close to yours in design and detail of cutting out though. Yours are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!