New laptop!

April 7, 2011

Cheap, Eco-Freaky, Gadget, Journal

‘Cept it’s not!

I was looking for some stuff at school and came across the last bit of the stripey contact paper that I love so very much. I initially drooled over it at Target in 2007, put it up in my entryway in 2008, and shortly thereafter put some up at school.

Well, now it’s on my laptop making it all new-looking and incredibly snazzy. Seriously, I can’t stop petting it – which is a little disconcerting. I am saddened that no photograph does this striped wonder justice. Trust me, it’s simply heavenly.

A little wrinkled, but workable.

It went on surprisingly well.

I was going for a warmer background and better lighting.

I’m of course excited because it’s so pretty, but mostly because I’ve looked at laptop stickers before and thought they were cool, but wasteful. This way I’ve used up something that needed using, not making new trash! Oh, and it was free!! (Something you purchased 3 1/2 years ago counts as ‘free’ now.)

Lauren the Stripe-Loving Nut Job.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “New laptop!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Dang it, with all those back links, I just spent twenty minutes in a history bubble.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Very modern. Way to go!


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Oh, what else could you “snaz up” by adding contact paper?


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I love it! It looks really good!!!

    Remember when looking good in stripes was considered a not so good thing?


  5. Mark Said on:

    I like that you ran the stripes up and down. It helps slim down the laptop. Wide laptops, as stunning as they are on the inside, have a hard time getting picked up.


  6. Mary Ellen Said on:

    Forget the stripey paper, check out that shiny manicure tool set on the counter! The fingertips striking the keys on that laptop must have gorgeous cuticles!


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