Posts Written On February 02, 2013

Cute and Clever @Ubooly

The toy with an iPhone brain is Ubooly! We love Ubooly here because it is CUTE (fuzzy orange and white) CLEVER (you can use with iPhone, iPod Touch as its brain) and even CONNECTED (if you have wifi).  This product is exactly what HeyDoYou celebrates!

The Ubooly is the brainchild of Colorado-based husband and wife team Carly Gloge and Isaac Squires, founders of design agency Warb. The two took to Kickstarter to prove their idea had legs, and that a toy that uses Apple’s mobile devices to provide interactive games, as well as speech recognition features could fly with consumers. The company passed its $25,000 goal, but the attention helped it attract more than just some initial pre-orders, including $335,000 in additional venture capital and a spot on The Founders: Season 3 web series, documenting TechStars Boulder’s 2012 class.  This is one of the most outstanding ‘interactive pets’ that I have seen.

This is definitely a great gift an addition to have in the house for obsolete old iPhone and iPods. They are also designing a deeper pocked Ubooly to fit the iPhone 5 as well. The startup wants to create an entire thriving ecosystem around their toy, with apps that not only learn and grow with a child, but also suit specific use cases. For example, there’s a GPS-tracking app in the works that provides a virtual tour guide experience for kids on vacation.

They retail for around $30 and is just oh so cute!  Find out more about


You have a Point with @TIPTOPSHOESAVER

from Shoerazzi

Everyone has their own preference to shoes and one that is perfect for any occasion is the classic pointed stiletto.  If you love your shoes, spend a fortune on them – you really need to take care of your shoes!  To me, the shoe makes the outfit. Always plan your day feet first. Being so pedestrian in NY, the shoes you choose for your day can really make a huge difference.

I have had shoes for over 6 years that are still in great shape because I try my best to take care of them. That means, I always buy the leather protecter spray, keep them in shoe bags and I am on the lookout for more products to help me take care of my favorite shoes.

Photo from Shoerazzi

TipTop Shoe Savers is a product that you can use to help your pointed shoe keep their point. Simply put, TIP TOP SHOE SAVER, fills the tips of pointed toe shoes. Unlike most shoe forms that are placed in shoes and can only be used while the shoe is not being worn, TTSS can actually remain inside of the shoe while you’re wearing it. Yes, we said Tip Top Shoes Saver can be worn, and at the same time, provide the structure and form that helps new shoe tips keep their form and restores worn out , bent and creased shoe tips to their original form.

Use them to prevent any warping!

I am giving away a pair of these to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is Tweet a photo of your favorite pointed shoes to me at @heydoyou and @tiptopshoesaver.

Good Luck!


Unleash Your Inner Cupid

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, a homemade card is sweeter than fancy chocolates and more personal than blooming roses. And with Martha Stewart Crafts, unleashing your inner cupid is as easy as 1-2-3:

1.     To express your heart’s desire, start with the utterly charming Martha Stewart Crafts “Stamp Card and Envelope Set” – it includes 18 scalloped edge note cards and matching envelopes with heart-accented labels so you can share your love with everyone you wish.
2.     Add your personal stamp with the “Wood Stamp Valentine’s Day Hearts” set of 12 mini stamps nestled in a reusable wood crate.
3.     Seal with a kiss…and with “Valentine Cupid” and “Valentine Cupcake” stickers. Yummy confections, cherub silhouettes, hearts and more Valentine icons shine with glitter and foil accents.

To make things even sweeter, you can save 20% at now through Valentine’s Day! Just enter coupon code BLOG20 at checkout.

MSC Craft Your Herat Out Sweeps

Whatever you craft for Valentine’s Day, be sure to enter it in the Martha Stewart Crafts “Craft Your Heart Out” Sweepstakes for your chance to WIN a DIAMOND HEART NECKLACE! Visit for more details and to enter.