In preparation for my trip to Europe, I am on a mission to find a couple of pairs of comfy and cute walking shoes. I don’t want to walk around in typical sneakers (call me crazy, but I don’t like the way I look wearing regular gym shoes with jeans) and I am determined to find a pair of cute flats and a pair of sneakers that don’t scream “Nike!” or “Adidas!” as I’m walking down the street.
Attempt number one:
I bought this pair of charcoal Superga sneakers through RueLaLa (where else?) a week or so ago and received them in the mail today. I laced them up and decided to take them on a test walk with Ryan and Sadie after work today.
I actually left the tag on for the first half of our 40-minute walk.
I spy a doggie paw!
I assured Ryan that the “tag on the shoes” look is totally rockin’ right now. Does anyone else remember when guys used to keep the tags on their baseball hats? I’m glad that was a short-lived phase.
About 20 minutes into our walk, I deemed the shoes acceptable for Europe! My feet felt comfortable and no blisters seemed likely to form (famous last words, I know).
Plus, the brand of the shoe is Italian so I’ll be totally legit! Just call me Signora Julie.
Our evening walk was fantastic because it was warm, but not sweatin’ hot. Plus we saw several different families of swans, each with cygnets. (Cygnet = baby swan. I definitely Googled that one.)
Sadie wanted in on the birdie action…
Go, go Gadget Neck! That one little bird has quite the reach!
Once we arrived home from our walk, it was dinnertime.
Tonight’s dinner didn’t involve the oven or the stove. Hello, Mr. Microwave!
Microwave quesadillas were enjoyed by all!
I made the ‘dillas by spreading a layer of shredded cheese on top of a whole wheat tortilla. I then added a layer of black beans and another layer of cheese and microwaved everything for 80 seconds.
Once the cheese was melted, I added a thin layer of salsa, topped it with another whole wheat tortilla and microwaved the whole quesadilla for another 15 seconds.
I definitely prefer ‘dillas made on the
grillas griddle, but this microwavable quesadilla was still pretty darn tasty.