How To Fix Your Laptop If It Gets Wet

Hi! Thanks for visiting! It has been a few days since my last post, but I promise I have a good excuse. My little one was sick with pneumonia and my husband and I had to take turns staying home from work to take care of him last week. The hubs is also my photog, and he ended up getting sick too- so no outfit posts for me! I now resolve to teach myself how to use the remote for my camera this year.
Anyway, one of the days I was home, I had my laptop sitting on the dining table and the little one climbed up onto the table and proceeded to knock an entire glass of water on the keyboard! You see, I am someone who takes great care of electrical devices. I have even thought of using mechanical keyboard lube during occasional maintenance work. So, as you can imagine, my heart skipped a couple of beats. Of course, I was glad that little one was ok and wasn’t hurt, but I rely a lot on my MacBook. You don’t realize how much you need something like this until it could be taken away from you. It may sound stupid, but honestly, it didn’t feel stupid to me. While I was contemplating looking for a MacBook & iMac Repair company in my area to help me fix the problem, I was determined that I could do it myself. And when I have that thought in my head, it is hard to think about anything else. Although, it was a lot of water, so I’m not sure what condition it would be.
I was sure my MacBook was toast, but… I found a proven way to save it!
Note: I tried this with a Mac, not a PC – so I’m not sure if it will work for PC’s.
1. Hold the computer upside down and blow dry (on cold) any water that is in the keyboard. Make sure you do NOT turn the computer on.
2. Fill a large bag (I used a garbage bag) with rice. I used Basmati because that is all I had in the house, but I heard that brown rice works great too.
3. Place laptop in bag of rice, making sure the rice is completely covering the keyboard area.
4. Let sit for 48 hours minimum.
5. Open and make sure to get all of the rice out of any cracks.
6. Turn on and enjoy!
Btw, little one is doing better, and he had a blast at the Yo Gabba Gabba live show today. It was his first time out of the house in a while and he loved it. The show was also ridiculous, it was like a Madonna concert or something with the lights and effects. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet.
I can’t wait to share my closet makeover with you all – I promise that is coming up soon!
Sometimes I wish I could spend all day blogging, but life tends to get in the way!

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!