Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Flip Flop Alert

I may be having just a little too much fun designing this latest Zazzle product! These Sandalai sandals feature a custom printed rubber sponge footbed and a comfortable, flexible toe strap. You can choose a black or white toe strap and black or white footbed. Zazzle says it took them three years to find a flip flop partner they'd be proud to have on the platform, and that Sandalai delivers top quality printing on an actual comfortable rubber footbed that is not a throw-away product like some others.

That being said, they are a fun, summery product to design! I need to come up with some more patterns to put on them (yikes, sink into addictive design mode or continue with my social summer?). I meant to design just one pair last night, but ended up with a few:

Sunflowers Flip-Flops
Sunflowers Flip-Flops by artinphotography
Look at more Sunflowers Flip Flops at zazzle







Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recipe Break!

This recipe has been circulating on Facebook; it looked good, so I decided to try it.  Aaaand . . . it's great! I just changed it a little to split the 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese into 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and 1/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheeses. And I went heavy on the olive oil. No smidge for me!

Parmesan-Herb Zucchini

4 medium, fresh zucchini, sliced in half
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1-2 tablespoons fresh rosemary & thyme, minced
smidge of olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 350F, lightly brush both sizes of the zucchini with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mix cheese and herbs together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the zucchini along with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 15 minutes and place under the broiler for the last 3-5 minutes until cheese is crispy and browned.