Skip to main content

Happy National Flip Flop Day!

According to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe's website, the company started National Flip Flop Day on the third Friday in June as a way to show appreciation for their customers.  Later, they joined forces with Camp Sunshine to raise funds for the camp and to provide for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. 

So, if you go into Tropical Smoothie Cafe today between 2 and 7 p.m. wearing flip flops you can get a free 24 ounce Jetty Punch Smoothie.  Other companies have jumped on the bandwagon and are offering freebies and discounts as well, including Old Navy which is offering free flip flops to the first fifty customers in their store on Saturday, June 20 and $1.00 flip flops for the rest of the day.  

Now, I am a big fan of the flip flop and I pretty much wear them daily from mid-April through October.  I will be donning my favorite flip flops of the year- my already well-worn  Lilly Pulitzer from Target- and heading over for my free smoothie and to make a donation to this good cause.  

Of course, if there is a holiday, I have to post a cake or some other treat, so here is a picture of a birthday cake I recently made for my aunt who lives at the beach and appreciates a good flip flop as much as I do.  

The flip flops are fondant of course, but the "sand" is Vanilla Wafers run through the food processor.  Not too long, you want the "Sand" to vary in texture, just like the real stuff! 

So, if you have a favorite pair of flip flops like I do and need a sweet cold treat on a hot day- head on over to get your smoothie!  Maybe I will see you there! 

In other news- today is the 17th anniversary of Disney film Mulan which opened in 1998.  Here is a picture of me meeting Mulan last December during our trip to Walt Disney World.  (You may notice that I was wearing flip flops then too!)  This was my first "Princess Picture."   This is also the perfect time for me to announce that next week is Disney Week here at Gardenias and Glitter.  There will be crafts and treats and other tidbits for a fun trip to Disney (or a Disney movie night)! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Popular posts from this blog

Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of

of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-

Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  

A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  

This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  

I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 

They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …