***I write this post because mama loooves her Electrolux and wants one. Bad. I am not being compensated in any way.***
Maybe you read on my main blog that I just got a new house and requested that Electrolux appliances appear in the currently blank appliance spots in my new kitchen.
I spend an unsavory amount of time in home stores opening and closing the doors of the Elextrolux fridge, THE LIGHTS COME ON GRADUALLY! Like every opening of the fridge is a CELEBRATION! The ovens have the most delicious sing song touch controls, HUNDREDS OF POSSIBILITIES. Dehydrate? Bread proof? Broil? IT. DOES. IT. ALL. Plus one model even has a little oven drawer at the bottom so you can simultaneously cook a pie and a turkey…my heart flutters at the thought.
When an email arrived about Electrolux’s Virtual Lemonade Stand Campaign benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund I naturally was all over it. The chance to win an Electrolux Stainless French Door Refrigerator with Perfect Temp Drawer and support Ovarian Cancer Research at the same time?
By opening up your own free virtual Lemonade Stand not only will Electrolux donate a dollar to OCRF, but friends and family will have the opportunity to buy virtual glasses of lemonade for as little as a dollar and all proceeds go to the OCRF and you’ll both be entered to win the fancy GLOWING LIGHTS french door fridge. (Here’s mine!)
You have until September 7th to enter!
(And Electrolux? You can still keep Kelly and I’ll just take the fridge. And maybe the lemonade.)
While on a conference call with HP the topic of price difference between the regular HP Mini 1000 and the Vivienne Tam Edition came up. And to put the answer as bluntly as possible?
Yes it costs more because was designed by Vivienne Tam herself.
And Vivienne Tam is a big deal.
I’m going to interrupt this post here to say that within three minutes of pulling Vivienne out at my hair appointment, four people have complimented me on it. (Like I had anything to do with how pretty it is, if anything I’m getting my hair done to match the pretty of this little thing.)
There was concern among some of the other reviewers that this notebook was being marketed for fashion and not for function.
For as fashionable an accessory the Vivienne Tam Mini is, it is equally as functional. HP figured out functionality before they built on appearance. The keyboard is 92% the size of a regular keyboard. The track pad has all the features of a full sized track pad. It has a built in webcam, microphone and great speakers. The battery life is substantial depending on your use. It is fast, waaay faster than my PC laptop at home. It stays cool and quiet. Blah blah blah, techie stuff techie stuff techie stuff.
The point is, it works, and it works really well.
It just happens to also be very, very unique. And shiny. So shiny.
Imagine if you just had your toes painted the most brilliant glossy color of red.
That’s what it looks like. And feels like.
I’m not a fashion maven, there are others using the VT Mini who are. I’m also not a techie, again, there are other women who are using it that are techies. And we can all agree on one thing, it’s a fantastic little machine.
For many of you this would be a luxury item, you would need to have a unique lifestyle not to qualify it as such. If you have kids, think of the amount of things we as parents purchase because of how they look. Sure the red Dixie cups would work just as well as the ones with Cinderella or Thomas the Train on them, but many of us pay the two dollar difference for the cups that will make our child more excited for their birthday party.
The cups are will be thrown away.
A laptop is an investment.
How many times do we pay an extra dollar for the striped placemat instead of the plain one? The extra soft toilet paper instead of the one ply? For cheese on your burger? A side of soup?
All things that won’t last. That won’t get used over and over.
If there’s a secret part of you that wants to ask for a shiny, glossy, red laptop with purple peonies and gold lettering for Valentine’s Day or your birthday? Ask. You deserve things that you get more excited about what you love to do too.
About two months ago I won a brand new shiny Macbook from an online contest. (I know, jealousy abounds, blah blah. I was just at the right place at the right time.)
Given that I previously used a Dell laptop approximately the size of a tortoise I became a Mac even before the sweet strains of Mac email alerts even started up. (WHOOSH!)
While looking around and being involved in this Vivienne Tam campaign I’m noticing a lot of you Macs out there considering coming over to the dark side the HP Mini. Even my web designer who claims there’s better ways to die than work on a PC admits he would like an HP Mini.
I’m here to tell all of you loyal Macs who covet the HP mini…it’s okay. Your mac will forgive you.
While I carry an enormous purse that can fit my Macbook, it’s not always uh, smart. It’s not very often that I have to sit down and make movies or edit photos when I’m out and about. I do however have to check email. And forums, and blogs and I have to write on my own blog. Sometimes I want to chat with my mom through Skype.
I’ve come to accept the fact that 90% of my work life happens online, and if online isn’t accessible? Uh, sadly enough I don’t have much of a work life.
The only thing I’d transfer from my Macbook to my HP Mini? The new Mac glass trackpad.
And it wouldn’t hurt if my Macbook was red with purple peonies all over it, maybe my husband would touch it less.
Whatever, he loves this little red jewel.
Howdy, I’m Casey of moosh in indy.
This here is my review blog.
If this post is up it means that my review blog is still in it’s underwear.
Please pardon it’s, uh, sparse appearance.
I’ll be telling you what to buy, what not to buy and why.
This little beauty, the exclusive Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000 XP Edition.
For a person who conducts all their business online? It’s a dream come true. Light, compact and pretty. Less than 2.5 pounds and much more user friendly than one of those really popular phones that has apple seeds for keys. Oddly enough this is the first time I’ve actually been able to write from it, my daughter thinks it’s hers because it’s small and covered with flowers. My husband (a former weightlifter) can’t keep his grubby hands off of it. He’s even nicknamed it “pinky.”