Have you walked a mile in my shoes?

You know how the old saying goes — something about never knowing someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes? Well, I can’t say that you’ll learn anything about the inner me, but I CAN say that walking a mile in THESE shoes (through Central Park on a 95-degree day) was comfortable and I looked (relatively*) cute in the process!

What: Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 sandals.

  • New lightweight, two-way stretch knit upper with sling comfort construction.
  • Sealed edge footbed made from real yoga mats.
  • Happy U rubber sponge outsole.
  • Vegan and vegetarian.

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Where: I bought mine through Zappos. Overnight delivery, free shipping and returns for up to a year. How can you go wrong?!

Things to know:

  • Some reviewers on Zappos complained about the heel strap falling down. This did not happen to me at all, so I’m not sure what the issue is, although apparently some people couldn’t figure out which strap was the heel strap. Basically the heel strap comes from the toe thong. Easy.
  • They only come in whole sizes. I went with a 10 and it’s probably a little bigger than some would prefer. But I HATE when my toes or heels hang off of shoes so I went big.
  • Foot/arch support is what you would expect from traditional flip-flops — that is to say, minimal. I would not actually advise hiking through the park in them. Having said that, my feet were no worse for the wear having done so, and the best part was NO BLISTERS thanks to the cloth straps!

* Note that lack of cuteness had everything to do with me sweating, huffing and puffing as I worked my way through the park with a real-feel temperature of 110 degrees, and nothing to do with my super cute shoes!

Yes Virginia, there IS a bubble-less screen protector!

Picture it (I’m sure you can):  me, sitting at my desk.  I’ve purchased a box of two screen protectors for my phone, to replace the current version that has developed all sorts of scratches, dings and chips as well as two mysterious blobby bubble things that weren’t there a couple of days ago and have no apparent cause.  These particular replacement protectors come with a green frame to help align the film over my phone – bonus!  I remove the first from its packaging, take the microfiber cloth and wipe, wipe, wipe my phone’s screen.  Getting every last bit of dirt, dust, hair and ew what is that thing? off of my phone’s screen.  I place the frame around my phone, remove the protective backing and more quickly than I can whip out my credit card at an LK Bennett sale, press down on the screen.  Success!  Or, wait, what is that?  Sigh.  Is that a hair?  and over there — that looks like a speck.  But it’s white.  On my black screen.  It can’t stay there.  I’ll just peel back the film a little bit and wipe them off.  There.  Oh.  But now there are those other two little splotches.  I will just peel back the film…  You see where this is going, right?  And lather, rinse repeat with the second frame/film until I give up in frustration and hope my screen doesn’t get scratched before I can remedy this situation.

If this sounds at all familiar to you, meet my new best friend iVisor.  First applied by Rob at the AT&T wireless store, I thought it was a fluke.  Wipe, align, drop on and press.  But Rob does this all the time, so the fact that HE told me it’s foolproof meets with some skepticism.  So I ordered two more – one for my iPad mini and one for my MacBook Air.  They arrived today and I’m in love.  Or at least some serious like.  I think it might have taken me 7 minutes, including cleaning time, to install on my iPad.  Speck/bubble/whatever free.  And I did at first have a single little string of something under the screen film.  I removed the film, wiped the screen and the film clean (the secret is that there’s only adhesive on the edges, NOT the actual protector part) and re-installed.  Voila!  Perfection!  They claim you can remove, wash and reuse, and I can see how that would be possible if you’re careful not to mess up the adhesive on the edges.  Makes the somewhat higher cost more palatable.

There is a whole line 0f iVisors available online at Amazon and at Moshi directly.

They also have a glass version, creatively named iVisor Glass, which intrigues me (Rob mentioned it) but my particular iPhone case doesn’t lend itself to the glass – something about the edges of the case pushing in on the screen.  Anyway, give it a try and let me know what you think!

For anyone who’s wondering, I have the anti-glare rather than the crystal clear – just my personal preference.  I’ve read in reviews that some find its reduction of the retina display crispness bothersome but since I’ve always gone antiglare, I don’t notice and would rather have the ability to read my phone in the sunlight.

Welcome to Hey! Look what I found….!

There are a couple things that anyone who knows me will tell you:  First, I love to shop!  It makes me happy, even when I don’t actually make a purchase, to go to stores and see things that look interesting or pretty or whatever.  Although who am I kidding — I will probably spend money, especially if shoes are involved (handbags are a close second…).  Second, I’m all about the convenience.  Amazon Prime is my friend.  I work long hours and if it makes my life easier, I’m all for it.  Given these traits, it probably surprises no one that I find things.  Cool things.  Pretty things.  Things to make your day go more smoothly.  Things to entertain you.  All sorts of things!  I am under strict instructions from two close friends to, whenever I shop, “buy me one of whatever you buy yourself”.  So far I haven’t complied but I’m offering this blog as a compromise of sorts.  You’re on your own for the actual purchasing, but I’ll tell you all about my latest discoveries, including why you want them and where/how you get them.  Deal?