This mommy NEEDS to have her Life Simplified!!!!!!! ;)



I have been asking my hubs for a laptop for YEARS!!
Yeah you read it right, Holidays, birthdays, tax seasons, you name the occasion for a gift, and the first thing I ask for is a laptop.

Do I have one? no! What do I use? A desktop, the family's desktop. Ohh that's not it, we bought it in 2002. I whine about it all the time. I have to share it with 6 children, and one game addicted hubby.
Hello!! they DO know about my love for blogging and all the things I want to do, projects I am involved in.
I want my own notebook, I need one, I DESERVE ONE!!!!!!

Let me tell you what I do, I wake up, walk the kids to school, come home, wait 20 mins for my comp to wake up :( To check my e-mails takes about 2 hours, thanks to the awesome speed of OUR desktop ;)

I love to take pictures, blog, and network, can I do it? as fast as a snail ;)
ohhh but wait, over 3000 pictures have been permanently lost due to 3 hard drives crashing, why? simple, I can only have so many programs on the comp because of the room on it's brain, lol, viruses have taken over because we don't have the room for anti-virus software. ALL of my kids baby pictures have been permanently erased. I have tried to save them to internet albums, it takes about one hour for me to upload 30 pictures, don't believe me? come over and I'll show you.

let me enlighten you a little bit more ;) for 6 years my in-laws lived 2 hours from us, one weekend a month we would spend it with them, guess what? EXACTLY!!! I would carry my HUGE desktop and even bigger monitor with us, I would wait for my in-laws to go to sleep and take over their phone line. OHH it gets funnier for you, but sadder for me, lol.....

I have been on bed rest during the last 4 pregnancies, during the last 3 i was in the hosp over 3 months at a time, while all the moms in there on bed rest had their own laptops, i had a HUGE desktop in there, I couldn't use it because it was too heavy for the little table and I wasn't allowed to have it on my bed, believe me I tried.

During the 2005 San Diego wildfires, I was on bed rest my husb had to evacuate our home because of the fire, he fit everything into the van that he could and the desktop had to use up the entire front seat, lucky for me I was in the hosp, lol.

During the 2007 San Diego wildfires, we had to evacuate once more. We couldn't find hotels in the area so we decided to go stay with my in-laws. Yes, you guessed it, our desktop was with us in the front seat, completely UNCOMFORTABLE!!!!!! ;) Oh I still get teased about it.
we went to NY last Christmas and I was ready to take it with us, We were so over the weight limit that I had to leave it in the car during our vacation.

Yes I need to have the HP Mini 110 to Simplify my Life, I need it bad, lol. I very seldom get pedicures because I feel bad using the family's money, I just don't feel comfortable asking for something for me, because guilt kicks in, lol. I do ask for one, but I know it's not something we can afford.  I do it for the thrill.   We are a Family of 8, one one income, a Military income at that, lol, so we're talking major budget to make it through to the next paycheck.

When I saw that I could enter a sweepstakes for an HP Mini 110 with Windows 7, I ran and made hubby come and read it, I told him that I finally had a chance of having my own notebook. know what he said????? "good luck with that one, you've got the same odds as me buying you one" All of a sudden an orange jumpsuit and a few yrs in solitary didn't sound so bad, lol, lol.

Ok so I know I am throwing all of my "ghettoness" out there, lol, but I don't care, lol, I want/NEED to win this so bad!! I am tired of fighting the kids for a turn on the comp, my usual time I have for myself on the comp is between midnight to 5am, don't believe me? look at all the timestamps my posts.

My hubs got word that his Duty station will likely be moved to the East Coast in a cpl of months, see, you already know me!!! Yes, we will be driving cross country in our van, with 6 kids, a dog, and a HUGE desktop and monitor the size of a cooler, lol. I want to document our travel, I want to blog about everything we see and experience on our drive across country; and yes, I will carry that huge thing into every hotel room we go into, so I can blog every night.
Suitcases with clothes, toys, blankets, pillows, cooler for food, snacks, and a HUGE desktop will all be in the car, oh wait, I forgot our dog, his bed, and crate.

On Feb 6, I have a blogging event where Moms will network, HOW EMBARRASSING that I HAVE to take my desktop to the hotel because I don't have a notebook :(


YES, phone books

My monster

do you see how much my life needs to be "simplified"?!?!?
This is why I am entering this sweepstakes because I NEED it so bad.

I NEED to have MY life Simplified by winning this HP Mini 110 with Windows 7, because with 6 kids and a cooky life, I need ALL the help I can get ;)




You have a chance to win your own HP Mini 110 by leaving a comment on this post 3 random winners will be chosen from all of the comment entries.



YYYaaayyyy LET'S WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

47 comments:

  1. creative post, lily,
    I believe that you deserve a new laptop...wish you the best of luck.

    thank you for the unbeatable post all the time.
    cheers.

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  2. A mini would definitely simplify my life because I wouldn’t have to lug around that big heavy laptop anymore!! And it would fit inside my handbag instead of being so conspicuous in a carry around laptop bag. And besides, you don’t always want to carry your laptop with you but leaving it in the car is a direct invitation to thieves to break in and steal it. Being able to carry it in my purse is a major advantage! Great giveaway!

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  4. aww! that's a terrible setup! I always wanted a laptop too and I don't have one. I have 4 pcs and none of them are working right now. :-(

    good luck to you!

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  5. Having a Mini would make it so much easier to get some work done while being on the go. I wish you luck!

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  6. Oh boy yes you do need one and so do I goodluck to us both!!!

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  7. I hope that by my leaving a comment, you get one too!!!

    Oh I found this the other day, I doubt it would help your monitor, BUT it will help you feel better.
    http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf

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  8. I need this more then anything right now. We have one TV, which the computer is connected to. So my hubby can't watch TV while update blog at the same time. Rough.

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  9. An HP Mini 110 would simplify my life by allowing me to keep up with all of my computer activities (blogging, emailing, entering contests, social networking, surfing the Internet, etc.) when I'm not able to be on my laptop (which just so happens to be an HP) for whatever reason. With 4 kids, the reason I'm not able to be on my laptop could be anything! :O

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  10. awe sounds like a notebook would be the answer to all your dreams, im sure one day soon your dreams will come true, but at least u still have access, desktops are just as good, keep smilin xxx

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  11. Not sure it would actually simplify my life, but I'm willing to give it a try:-) Good luck!

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  12. Sounds like you definately need your life simplified! Me too. Hope we both win!

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  13. You're right, you deserve a Mini! I know what it's like to have to wait until everyone else is asleep to do something. Good luck winning!

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  14. Good luck!
    I know what you mean about being on a budget and not doing for yourself...
    I'd have to win it to get it for sure - how awesome would that be?!
    It's so cute on top of all its great features, too... The whole package!

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  15. You need a mini. I have this image in my head of you dragging around your desktop. My husband wouldn't have been half as supportive! I'm on a 8 year old computer, replaced hard drive this summer and expect it to die soon! Good luck.

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  16. I have to do a lot of traveling and I use a friend's extra laptop while I'm on the road. It would be great if I didn't have to use his and didn't have to carry such a big thing through airport security!

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  17. Man my life could use some simplifying! I would love to be able to write my blog posts on the go or during lunch breaks. Now if the HP Mini 110 could help me get my daughter to sleep through the night, I would be in LOVE (even more!)

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  18. We are a military family too! I would love to win the HP Mini 110 to simplify and organize my life. I am crossing my fingers in hopes of winning.

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  19. This would be great! I'd love to be able to work on the go, like while I'm waiting for the kids to finish piano or dance lessons.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  20. I feel your pain on losing pictures in a hard drive crash. I've had it happen twice. :(

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  21. Oh my goodness you DO need one! Good luck to you. Hope we can both simplify our lives with this contest!

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  22. Wishing you luck... and hoping for some luck myself!

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  23. I would love to win this. It simplify my life so much! Good luck!

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  24. I entered as well, I hope we both win!

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  25. Oh, I so hope you win! I can't believe you've been carrying around a desktop computer like that--now, that's someone who is committed to technology :-) I entered too. Good luck!!

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  26. Good luck! I hope you can finally junk that old desktop! :)

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  27. Something this small would be really convenient for me since I need a computer for work and it is light enough to take on the bus which I use to commute every day. I could check e-mails & bills on my commute. My old laptop was actually stolen recently so I would love a new one! Good luck!
    AboutTreasureTrooper@gmail.com

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  28. A mini would simplify my life because it's very difficult to travel with a desktop! Not to mention my laptop died. And as a public transportation commuter a netbook that could fit into a regular handbag instead of a laptop or messenger bag would draw less attention while riding the subway, hence keeping me safer!

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  29. wow - your post made me laugh - I'm so sorry you are stuck lugging around that desktop. I would love to win one as well - so good luck to us both :)

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  30. It would be so convenient to have a Mini 110 for on-the-go computing, and this one is so pretty.

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  31. a hp mini would be an awesome pc to have thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com I love the size

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  32. I would love to win this HP mini. I am always on the go, and this would sure help simplify things for me.

    Good Luck to you!

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  33. I would like it because it the the perfect size to take with me wherever I go

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  34. Good Luck to you! I blogged & entered, too!
    This HP 100 Mini netbook would be a blessing to our family, as we only have one old desktop to share amongst our family of 7. We rely heavily on spreadsheets, lists,email and schedules, etc. to streamline our day to day activities, and the portability of the HP 100 mini would make it so effortless and stylish. Plus, mobile computing would be perfect to pass the time--when time seemingly stands still--like when waiting in a doctor's office!

    Good Luck!
    Twincere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I just signed up, I could use a laptop that is what I am always asking for, it would be so much easier to write. Good luck I hope you win.
    Thanks for the post
    Gerardine Baugh

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  36. Me too! This mini would definately help my biz and home life. I wish you lots of luck!

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  37. You surely do deserve your own laptop!I sure hope you get one :)

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  38. I so hope you win!!! It is a great notebook!

    ICLW
    http://daega99-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/

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  39. wow, I had no idea. I don't think my partner would ever allow me to bring my desk top with us wherever we go. That is funny! (sorry, but it is).
    I really hope you get your mini. If anyone deserves it, You do!

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  40. It's the perfect size. I would love to be able to sit on the couch, and watch my favorite shows AND hunt for coupons on the internet. Dare I dream! Good luck :-)

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  41. Please give me an HP!
    I need to simplify my crazy, busy life as a single mom of 5 and a grandmother of 2.

    sarahjd766 at yahoo dot com

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  42. I don't how I'd live without my laptop! But it's only 30 GB, so I sure could use a new one too.

    ICLW

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  43. One of your best posts! Luv it. Good luck and hope you win! P.S. I'm behind on everything but interested in participating in a giveaway, sounds like a GREAT idea, thanks!
    Marsha

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  44. How do you play Barcelona in this year?

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