But before I show you what I made even before leaving for Craft Weekend or announcing a Winner for the Pug Fabric Buttons, I have to tell you about a complete Life Saver!
For the last couple of years, I have backed up my computer automatically everyday on an online system called Carbonite. It stores your files off site in case of a catastrophic event to your computer. It saves all of your files so that you can do a complete restore if you need too. Gulp!
I have at times needed to restore a file I messed up or even had a partial hard drive failure that I needed to restore a few damaged files, but I have never had a complete melt down.
Well, Thursday afternoon changed all that! I was happily working on my computer when the screen went completely black and a burning smell filled the room. My husband (being a computer guy and not completely in shock) smartly unplugged the computer and found that the power supply had failed sending a million, zillion volts through the motherboard, which then continued to fry my hard drive! A complete system failure! Oh NOOOOOoooo!
If I did not have Carbonite, I would have lost everything! All of my websites, art files, photos of Emmitt ~ just everything! My whole life really!
But because everything was backed up, I was surprisingly totally calm! Fred helped me pick out and buy a new computer that evening and then we set up the restore function to put all my files back on my beautiful new computer. Within one day, I was totally back up an running!
I am so grateful that I had a system in place that really saved me. It is only about $50/year and totally worth every penny. Even if I never need to restore another file, I will always have a system like this in place for the just in case moment! I had to share that story with you so you could be prepared too. I love Carbonite because even I can use it! It is super user friendly and is continually backing up your system behind the scenes. You do not even have to schedule it!
Kelly of Pug(s) and Bugg!
Please email me your address Kelly and I will send them off right away! :)
The fun continues... I will have another Pug Fabric Button Giveaway soon!
and here is Melanie's!
I made hers with a little corgi on the front just like her Moe!