Happy Weekend!

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TGIF!

I apologize for the late post this AM and the lack of post on Wednesday. Things have been a little crazy around here this week…and will be getting crazier over the next couple months.  Posts will be a little more sporadic over the next few weeks.

Today, I am in the process of setting up my 3rd new computer since mid-May.  Quite a few of you emailed me shortly after I posted this post about my decision to switch to a Mac from a PC asking me to update you on the process.  To update, I LOVE my Mac…even though I am on my third.

Let me explain…

The first one was a 13″ Macbook Pro, it was the perfect size and ran beautifully, but unfortunately was not powerful enough to run all of the large programs I use for designing and installing simultaneously .  I upgraded to the 15″ Macbook Pro and loved it even more than the 13″.  I was originally concerned I wouldn’t like the larger size, but in the end it wasn’t a problem, it was a powerhouse.

Two weeks after I exchanged the 13″ for the 15″ Apple came out with their latest model the Macbook Pro Retina Display.  The specs on this computer blew the old Macbook Pro out of the water and with a re-design to a thinner/lighter machine and fancy retina display, which basically makes viewing  all of your blogs even more beautiful, I knew I needed to upgrade again while I still had the opportunity.

After a 2-3 week backorder, it finally arrived Wednesday afternoon.  I started setting it up last night, and hope to finish today before starting a new rush design this weekend.

If you’re considering switching from a PC to a Mac, I highly recommend it.  Apple truly makes an amazing product.  I have been way more satisfied with my computer (or 3) over the past couple months than I ever was with my long line of PC’s.  I am usually not brand loyal, but I think I am a loyal follower from this point on.  I am sitting at the local coffee shop this AM typing this post.  The man beside me looked to his left, then looked to his right (at me), both of us were on Mac’s.  We struck up a conversation about them and he mentioned that he read an article about brands with an occult type following…#1 was Apple.

Once, I am settled into this one a little more (I am not planning on exchanging again) I will try to write another post on set-up and exactly all of the things I love about it….for those of you who are interested.


I did not intend on this post to be an endorsement for Apple.  I wanted to stop in and say that things may be a little more sporadic around here for awhile.

Silly me, I thought July was going to be a slow month, with no more DIY projects planned, I thought I would be going stir crazy until the move.  I signed up for a new photography class, starting tomorrow.  It is a class on Tabletop/Product Photography from Nicole’s classes.  I hope to share some of my new tips with you.  This will be the first time I have picked up my camera in sometime and I am hoping to learn a lot through the class.

In addition, to that class I signed up for Typography class from Nicole’s classes.  Now, in addition to the classes, I am going back to WV to visit my family from July 4-18th.  Alfred will be here holding down the fort while I’m gone.

To add to the craziness, I just scheduled another flight back to WV, early August, to work on paint colors for my client’s project I shared with you in January.  The contractor is finally underway and we are starting the project again.

When I get back from the second trip to WV, it will be time to start wrapping things up to move.  Again, I thank everyone who has volunteered to guest post for me while we move.  I think you all will really enjoy the guest posts lined up for August/September.

Thank you for being patient, just when you think things are slowing down, it seems everything moves forward at warp speed again.

How is your summer looking?  Crazy too?

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  1. Happy weekend, Elizabeth. I for one would be grateful for a post on what you like about your Mac. We got a Mac mini as our home computer about a year and a half ago (our previous home computers and my work computers have all been PCs). Other than use it to blog and search the internet, I’ve not taken the time to see what else it can do, or learn how to do the things that come so naturally to me on a PC. Thus, I haven’t exactly fallen in love with it…I know I’m in the minority here!

  2. I’m so glad you’re happy with your Mac, Elizabeth. We are converted Mac lovers too. Until I met my husband, I was probably a technology dummy but he’s taught me a lot – including TV knowledge (I now know how to use 3 different remotes – what what!?) :)
    And wow, you are insanely busy – I’m so glad I can help you out. And I thought you’d be happy to know that I’ve been racking my brain for a topic – may even be doing some research this weekend too for it. Hope you have a great one – and would love to read a comparison computer post sometime. I have a PC at my full-time job and it’s fine here but I do love going home to our Mac. Have a great weekend.
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  3. Happy weekend!
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  4. Whew! and I thought I was crazy busy these days! Reading your post reminds me of one of my favorite sayings…”If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it”!!
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  5. wher ein WV again is the house and when will you be there? wondering if it will be close enough to meet up for dinner one night!
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  6. Have a great weekend Elizabeth! Look forward to hearing about your photography class goes!

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  7. I’m right there with you Elizabeth! When I first got my Mac, I couldn’t stop telling people how great it is. I made myself their unofficial free advertising. After working on a Mac for 2 years, I could never go back to a PC. You are going to be one crazy busy woman. Good luck with everything!
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  8. I am with you…MAC all the way!!!
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  9. How exciting about the newest edition of your Mac…..I checked that out at the Apple store….cool! I love my Mac Book Pro….my first Mac product and I am hooked. Now we also have the iPad and my husband can’t live without it – it’s great for traveling.
    Hang in there over your busy summer – it all sounds great!
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  10. So far so good! We had an early 4th of July celebration weekend and the guests just left this morning. The weather has been super hot so it’s perfect for swimming and hanging by the pool. Just love summer and all the fun and get togethers! . Last weekend we were out of town for a graduation party- Very busy but “good busy”- juggling work and life. So tired today lol!

  11. I just got the pen and so far I love it. As for the Desktop, I have a couple sugnsetiogs:Ability to print blank dot paper Is it me or can you not delete a single page easily?Export to PDFThe ability to see your writing without looking at the lined paperMOST OF ALL Please contact MyScript and request that they release a Mac Version Soon When I bought the pen, I assumed it was available.

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