Hope Wissel

National Flip Flop Day

flip flops

WOOHOO!  I LOVE flip flops.  I live in them as much as I can and for as long as I can.  My daughter is a flip flop wearer too from March – October and sometimes even November.  I have to admit when my feet get cold, I have to give them up.  I don’t function well with cold feet – I mean who can, right?

If you’re tired of keeping your feet in stuffy shoes and need an excuse to expose those toes, Flip-Flop Day may just be the answer.  Just be careful not to wear them for too long – the lack of support in flip-flops and their thin soles can lead to sore or injured feet!  I know this for a fact – my heel spurs definitely act up after a summer of flip flops (of course UGGS in the winter don’t help either).  It is always the third Friday in June..

Here is what I found on National Flip Flop Day:

People have been wearing flip-flops for thousands of years, with the earliest wearers being the Ancient Egyptians in 4000BC. Since then, the sandals have been worn throughout the world and have become a favourite for people enjoying a relaxing day at the beach or walking around in the sunshine. Flip-flops got their name because of the slapping sound they make against the ground when you walk in them!

Flip-flop day was founded by Tropical Smoothie Café. Customers who visit a participating Café on Flip-Flop Day wearing – you guessed it, flip-flops – will receive a free smoothie. Not only does Tropical Smoothie Café give its customers a free drink, it also uses Flip-Flop Day to raise money for Camp Sunshine – a camp that offers respite and support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Brick or anywhere close to it but I will still be sporting my flip flops.  Don’t forget that you need a pedicure (or at least painted toe nails) to go along with those flip flops.  Pamper yourself, get ready for summer – I know I will be today.

My hubby was just talking about my obsession with flip flaps the other day.  He said that one of the guys at work was complaining about his wife having too many purses (could that be possible) when Rob had to chime into the conversation.  He said “what about someone having 21 pairs of flip flops?”.  Yes, the truth is, I used to have that many.  I have paired down that number now but I had one in just about every color so that I could coordinate my flip flops with my outfits.  They may not have all been practical but they did look pretty with each of my outfits.

Here is a bonus for my blog readers, if you send me a picture of YOU in your flip flops via text at 609.457.4249 or email me at HopeWs31@gmail.com or tag me on Facebook, you will receive a FREE gift!

Special is back

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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