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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Need Some Recommendations

It's time to pull the trigger and actually replace some of the broken down items in this house. I think Leo has come to terms with the fact that I AM getting a new computer. He has tried to pawn his old work computer off on me but I am tired of sharing the computer with the kids. I know that sounds terribly selfish but after a few times of thinking I was posting my blog on my Facebook page but actually posting it on Nico's because he signed me out and didn't tell me, I want my own.

So the first question: What kind of computer/laptop do you have and do you like it? Ideally, I would like one to store pictures, videos, the books I am writing or have written, music and not blow up with a ton of windows open because that's how I work. I would love to hear from bloggers because I use it primarily to blog and and to shop online (Leo would hate that part and I don't do it that often). Once in awhile I use it to watch TV shows that didn't record.

The second question: What kind of video baby monitor do you have and do you like it? Mine broke and I didn't really need it when Gia was still in the crib but now that she is free to roam her room (though I think I put the fear of God in her to stay on her bed), I really need one (funny that with the other three, I didn't have a video one and I managed but I am lost without one right now). I need a good one with night vision because that is the time I need it the most.

For those interested, Gia slept through the night for the second night but didn't nap yesterday. Trying to get this post out early because I think it is going to be another long day. Neither one of us is ready to give up her naps. She needs it as much as I need her to have one. Here's hoping she's cooperative today...

Even if you have a laptop or monitor that you don't like, let me know so that I know the ones that aren't that great, too. Thanks in advance for any help!


At May 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

My laptop's a Lenovo. I love it. My oldest is saving for an iPad though. I have a feeling I might love that too!

Good luck on the nap situation - I remember how much I couldn't stand it when my youngest gave up her naps! Tough times!

At May 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

And I LOVE your new header!

At May 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks for the recommendation! She is actually sleeping at this very moment. Yay!

Thanks for the kind words about the header. I am loving it myself. :)

At May 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Adrienne said...

I love HP and hate Dell.

At May 1, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I have a toshiba. Even though I've heard awesome things about macs, since I basically just use mine to blog and for my online work, no one has really been able to explain to me why I'd need a mac. So, I'm sticking with this for now.

I didn't use a video monitor with any of mine!

At May 1, 2012 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Justine said...

Stopping by from SITS girls

At May 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Why isn't blogger letting me do individual replies?? So frustrating!

Thanks for the recommendations, Adrienne and Shell. Leo is against getting a Mac so we are looking at Toshiba (which is on sale at the moment) and HP. Haven't ruled out a Mac but they are a little on the pricey side.

Thanks Justine for stopping by. Hope you like it enough to stick around. :) Heading over to yours now.

At May 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

Previously I have had Dells and a Toshiba. They were okay, but it seemed that after a few months things just started running funny. I just switched to a Mac and I'm in love with it!

For the video monitor, I have no clue. I'm looking into new monitors for the Peanut too. I've heard great things about the Angel Care ones though.

At May 2, 2012 at 2:19 AM , Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I was using a Dell laptop for ages and loved it. Would still be using it if the toddler didn't get water all over my keyboard and ruined it.

So now I'm using a MacBook Air and love it!

We were using a video monitor that had night vision etc, which was hooked up to my laptop via wireless. It's a brand called TP-Link which I'm not sure is available in the States.

Good luck, hope you find what you need!

At May 2, 2012 at 5:27 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Wow, you ladies are really selling me on the Macs. Thanks for stopping over to give me your opinions. What do you see as the differences between the Dell and the Mac (because my husband wants another Dell)? Alison, my toddler spilled water on mine, too.

As far as monitors go, I've been looking at the Summer one with Night Vision but recently heard about the ones that you can hook up to the laptop. Another reason to get a new one. :)

At May 3, 2012 at 5:25 AM , Blogger Life As Wife said...

So glad you found me and in turn led me to you!!!

At May 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Aw...that is so sweet! Glad you stopped by and happy to have you here. :)

At May 5, 2012 at 5:20 AM , Blogger Kristi said...

I have a Toshiba and really love it. It was on sale for around $399 at Staples which I thought was a pretty good bargain! Found your blog through SITS. I'll be sure to follow you!

At May 5, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Hi, Kristi! I was looking at a Toshiba because they were on sale at Best Buy. Thanks for the follow. I'll be sure and check yours out!


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