Friday, June 20, 2014

National Flip-Flop Day!


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 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
U.S. Metric Conversion chart
  • 5 scoop(s) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract

  1. In blender, combine ice cream, milk, and vanilla, and blend until mixture is smooth and frothy. Pour into 2 tall glasses.
From Good Housekeeping's Blend It! ©2003 Hearst Books - 

Note: All Photos posted, are courtesy of PINTEREST 
Thank you for all your kind comments, and good wishes, everyone! Hope you're all having a wonderful summer. Stay in hearing from you!


  1. Nice post Elizabeth! Who would think there would be a National Flip Flop Day? Fun! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks Kathy, just happened to see the article in our local newspaper...googled it, and saw the National vanilla milkshake day, as well!
      Have a wonderful weekend, as well!

  2. Hi Elisabeth! Wow, a double celebration of flip flops and vanilla milkshake! I'll drink to that :) I love to wear flip flops instead of high heels hah..hah...And of course a nice cold vanilla milkshake would be great because it is scorching hot right here in Malaysia!

    1. Hi Phong Hong, I wear flip-flops just about all year here, in S. Florida. I haven't given too much thought about the vanilla milkshake, but I do love it, and wanting to make it this weekend! Not so scorching hot here...lots of rain, every single day along with sunshine before or after the rain!

  3. Didn't even know such a Day exists at all! I love my flipflops.
    The vanilla shake looks very very tasty.
    Have a relaxing and beautiful weekend!

    1. Angie, I didn't know either, until I read it in our local newspaper. Flip-flops are so easy to wear and so many to choose from. Thanks, and wish you a wonderful weekend, as well!

  4. That milkshake!! It looks wonderful. Vanilla is so underrated in my opinion.

    We love our flip flops here in Australia but we call them thongs which is er, something totally different in the US ;) ;) But your flip flop day is for a great and much needed cause as well.

    1. Emma, vanilla is not so underrated here in the U.S. So many uses for just about every dessert. Love the vanilla beans especially!'
      We used to call the flip-flops 'thong' as well...back in the 60's and 70's. Now, thongs are considered those 'sexy women's underwear'...big difference with the two names!

  5. Hi my dear Elisabeth, how you doing? Wow... got flipflops day, sound very interesting. I love those cute flipflops but looking at my shoes racks... I don't have a single pair. LOL

    Love the milkshake, our weather now is super hot and humid... nice to have one now.
    Have a wonderful weekend, regards. Hugs to you.

    1. Hi Amelia, flip flops usually don't end up on shoe's an every day wear some just for inside...for me, and others for outside. Very comfortable!
      Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, to you too!

  6. What a fun post and a cool idea!

    1. Hi Penny, thanks for your comment...yes, it is a cool idea!

  7. I had no idea there was such a day! the milkshake looks fabulous!

  8. I have never heard of National Flip Flop day. I am sure a lot of people love this day, with everyone wearing flip flops these days.
    I love vanilla milk shakes, yum.

  9. I had no idea a flip-flop day existed... I am not a fan of milkshakes (because of the milk ;-) ) but this one looks particularly cute.

  10. I think I'd live in flip flops is I resided in Florida! And I'd be happy to celebrate milkshake day, too! We're visiting Illinois and Iowa this week...hope you've been well! xo

  11. Hi Elizabeth,

    I love the feeling of wearing flip flops and enjoying an icy milkshake on a summery day! ... but it is so cold and windy at Melbourne today :( Wish that our winter is going to over soon :(