A Tempermental Toshiba and a Thousand Thank Yous

A Tempermental Toshiba and a Thousand Thank Yous

First of all, my computer kicked the bucket in the sky for the second time this month.
So irritated.
My spring shades colour post for today, GONE.
Work I’ve been putting together foreeeever, GONE.
I’m hauling this wretched piece of equipment over to the geeks this morning to see if they can at least pull my stored goodies off of it but we’ll see.
Damn technology- I heart you like the moon but when you break, I want to spit in your face.
Moving forward.
I was endlessly cheered up last night (after April computergate)  by this….
It’s an original by the glorious Leigh Viner, who is not only insanely talented but also beautifully generous.
Ms. Viner has donated the gorgeous piece above to our Bloggers Give Back initiative.
I can’t spill all the details right now but let’s just say, you will definitely have a chance to make this stunning ORIGINAL yours..that’s right…YOURS!!!
To say thank you doesn’t seem sufficient.
Dancing in circles and high fiving the air while hubs sleeps.
You can read more about this piece on Leigh’s blog Create….and psst, you can shop at her store/support her beautiful work HERE.
And of course, click over to learn more about Blogger’s Give Back and George Herman House HERE.
We are still looking for donations to reach our $1500 goal so pretty please with a big fat cherry on top, even a couple of dollars helps:)
And with that, I learned a lesson last night….
even though my computer is total suckage at times, it helps me connect with some of the most amazing people a girl could ever hope to meet.
Thank you to people like Leigh and the entire Blogger’s Give Back crew for making my temperamental Toshiba priceless.
xoxo Love you xoxo
Oh and ps, I have another mwah thank you to make, which means another fabulous item for you to potentially get your hands on…coming up soon.
And PSS, I might feel inspired to redo my spring colour post and get it up later today.
Check back around lunch time if you please.
PSSS…I’m a PS addict.
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  • things that sparkle
    Posted at 08:11h, 07 April Reply

    Wow that LV painting is stunning. Maybe one of my new favorites. And an original? I am drooling!

  • ashley @ a {little} dash of ash
    Posted at 08:37h, 07 April Reply

    Sorry about the computer… that is the worst! Hope the geeks are able to fix it asap!!!

  • jessicarsommer
    Posted at 08:39h, 07 April Reply

    Oh Christine!!!!!!!
    Can I just take a moment to sympathize with your computer! Mine is limping along like a sick animal after crashing for about the seventh time. I can’t rebuild it because my cds were ruined when I moved. Oh. So frustrating! I’m sorry and I hope it starts feeling better. I would love to hear more about this fund raising! Please post more! If you can. LV is such an inspiration. She is so talented it blows me away but makes me want to keep trying….

    Jessica Rae

  • Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking
    Posted at 08:49h, 07 April Reply

    Oh gosh, I just thought about what I would do if my laptop crashed and I broke out in a cold sweat! That sucks, hope they can fix it? Love love love that LV pics!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 08:50h, 07 April Reply

    I hear ya sister. Both my pc and laptop have been failing me a lot this year! So frustrating.

    I really admire the work you are doing though. I contributed! A measly amount, because I am broke as a joke right now. But it feels good to help πŸ™‚

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:52h, 07 April Reply

    NOOOOO I hope the geek squad can save all of the goodies you had for us. And Leigh is amazing, seriously amazesauce πŸ˜‰ Heart you both!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 09:01h, 07 April Reply

    Bummer on the computer side, never makes anyone happy! I am sure those geeks will recover all your wealth of inspiration πŸ™‚ I am stunned by the new art from LV she has really outdone herself again! Do you think it’s ok if I have her art in every nook and cranny of my home??? Maybe I will start a gallery so all my neighbors can see her beautiful work? Haha I truly adore her…and you OXOXO

  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi
    Posted at 09:11h, 07 April Reply

    I have to get better at backing up my work. If my laptop croaks I’m a goner.

  • The Now
    Posted at 09:26h, 07 April Reply

    UGH there’s NOTHING worse than computer chaos, especially for us bloggers! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the Geeks will rescue your fabulous files =) And Leigh is simply fabulous… what a talent, and she certainly has such a generous heart! xo

  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Posted at 09:27h, 07 April Reply

    So sad, I feel lost without my computer! Hopefully it all works out. That piece is so lovely, I am off to check out more of her work.

  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    Posted at 09:32h, 07 April Reply

    So exciting to have Leigh a part of the BGB auction!! Her work is so gorgeous!

    And as a completely unbiased thought (hehe), you should get a mac. They really are the best-est thing ever πŸ˜€

  • Solid Frog
    Posted at 09:32h, 07 April Reply

    Hope you’ll get it all back together. Lovely illustration and thanks for the sweet comment πŸ™‚

  • ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine
    Posted at 09:43h, 07 April Reply

    ugh so sorry about your computer…i KNOW how that feels and it’s awful. BUT i have no doubt that you can recreate your work and probably will make it even better! the bloggers give back initiative is so great..cheers!


  • travelkate
    Posted at 11:06h, 07 April Reply

    That painting is just beautiful what an amazing donation! Ugh it’s so frustrating when computers glitch like that, I get so frustrated when I lose any of my work, good luck to getting it fixed!

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    Posted at 11:17h, 07 April Reply

    Oh man, so much good information in this post (besides your temperamental computer!). That is so incredible of Leigh to donate that original – it’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to hear more about the initiative!

  • Kori
    Posted at 15:13h, 07 April Reply

    Lovely painting. I’m hosting a blog hop tomorrow for the 2nd Fashion Friday! I’d love for you to link up with us! Let me know if you have questions. Have a great day honey! Kori xoox


  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 15:15h, 07 April Reply

    So sorry to hear about your computer! I love the original piece by Leigh Viner.

  • barbara@hodge:podge
    Posted at 16:28h, 07 April Reply

    May I suggest a Macbook??? Luv mine, its mine only for blogging!

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