Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt it Friday 108!

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Flaunt it Friday 108!

Hey Chicsters!!

Today something crazy happened!!

No, I am not talking about politics...

My laptop magically turned on!!!

Some of you might be thinking, wow, my laptop turns on everyday, whoop-dee-do, congratulations.

But, my laptop has been dead for a month!  It came back from the water-logged grave, amazing!

For those of you that missed it, my new laptop had a glass of water spilled on it by one of my boys last month while I was in the shower.  While showering, he yelled through the door several times about miscellanious trouble that his brother was causing (changing the channel, stealing his toys, calling him a poopy-head, you know- important stuff) but not once did he mention that a glass of water had spilled on the laptop.  So when I came downstairs, there it sat, glass tipped over, water splashed on it and pooled underneath it.

I then did the absolutely wrong thing you're supposed to do when a beverage is spilled on your computer.  I tried to turn it on which could fry it if it's not already fried.

Nothing happened... just dead.

I then grabbed my phone and googled what to do.

Number 1, don't try to turn it on.


Anyway, after sticking the battery in rice and blowing a fan on the thing for 3 days I gave up, it's dead.

Every once in a while I've tried to turn it on.


Then today, I was calling a computer fix it company and giving him the specs and I pushed the button and it powered on... just like nothing ever happened!

A Christmas miracle in June!  Woo HOOO!!  I am SOOO happy and glad I didn't throw it out or send it to the people that charge one million dollars an hour to fix a cheap laptop.

I'm so happy, I feel like partying!!

It's time for Flaunt it Friday!!


  1. A big THANK YOU for hosting each week!!

  2. Woohoo, great news about your laptop :D
    Thanks for hosting!!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  3. You know what they say Kate...wonders never cease! (And neither do kid-caused accidents.) Glad to hear your laptop is back from the dead!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to feature one of my projects! I am your newest follower! Check out my quilting and craft adventures at and follow me, too! Have a great long weekend...

  5. Thanks for hosting! I'm so glad your computer came back to life! What a relief! Have a great week. Long time follower of yours, but new to asking folks to follow me directly. I'm seeing it everywhere now. Is that the norm? If you would follow me, I'd be honored! :)

  6. I always thought lap tops were MAGIC

    thanks for letting us show off our chic projects

  7. YEEHAAAAW! So excited that your computer battled back!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  8. Hi Kate! Thank you for hosting this party! And congrats on getting your laptop working! Sometimes I think computers work on a miracle-only basis, a mind of their own! Have a great week! Nan


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