National Flip Flop Day will be taking place on 20 June 2014 – so it's time to get those toes
exposed and start enjoying summer!
The day is organized by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a franchise in the USA that wants us to ditch our shoes and socks and get our flip flops on!
Now in its eighth year this annual extravaganza marks the start of summer, and customers who appear in one of the 300 stores between 2.00pm and 7.00pm in their flip flops get a free smoothie!
There is a serious side to the campaign though. The company makes a donation for every customer that wears flip flops to Camp Sunshine. This special camp was created in 1984 for children and their families who are dealing with life threatening illnesses like cancer, kidney diseases and lupus.
All sorts of support is available at the camp for both children and parents, and with the help of National Flip Flop Day they can continue doing their good work.
To find out more visit the National Flip Flop Day website and get your flip flops on!
|Bride and Bride-Maids wearing flip-flops....love it!|
|Such a cute and clever idea to offer flip-flops to guests at weddings for their poor, aching, and tired feet...awesome!|
|for a dressier look...I love these amazing 'fancy schmancy' ones!|
|Old Navy has the best comfortable, and simple flip-flops that you can wear...right here in sunny South Florida, just about every day of the year!|
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Milkshake, rattle and roll - June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day!
The milkshake as we know it was invented by a Walgreen’s employee in Chicago in 1922. He added two scoops of ice cream to a drink called a malted milk. Needless to say, the concept quickly caught on.
By then, vanilla ice cream had already been around for a while. Thomas Jefferson even penned his own ice cream recipe after bringing back vanilla from France in the 1780s.
Making a milkshake is easy, and usually only requires a few ingredients - so quality is key. Even Thomas Jefferson called for “good cream.” A good quality ice cream means you’ll have a thick, frothy milkshake that’s not watered down or icy. And while using fresh, homemade vanilla bean ice cream isn’t a must, it certainly is life changing.
The original milkshakes were actually milk-based alcoholic beverages. They were considered tonics or treats. Adding a liqueur like Kahlua or Bailey’s is a fun way to make a treat enjoyed by kids, adult-friendly. Just make sure you’re over 21.
Classic Vanilla Milkshake
Note: All Photos posted, are courtesy of PINTEREST
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