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A {Mint} Of A Giveaway

It’s time for another {Havaianas} giveaway.

The weather will be warming up real soon and you need a new pair of buttery soft Havs to show off those freshly pedicured piggies of yours!

I am giving away a pair of {mint} colored Havaianas Top in size 9 {Hav sizing 41-42}. Embellished with a vintage inspired pearl & rhinestone flower.

They’re simply adorable and so Spring!

To enter, please {Like} Flip Flop Follies on Facebook and/or follow on Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite Spring tradition or something that you’re going to do in the months leading up to Summer.

I’ll start…we’re looking forward to spending our Saturday mornings watching Holden play t-ball this Spring. He’s been so patient tagging along to Elliott’s dance classes over the past year  ~ it’s his turn to partake in an activity and we are so excited!

You may enter until midnight Thursday, March 31st, 2011.

I will randomly choose and announce a winner on Friday, April 1st….no foolin’!

Good Luck!

Havaianas Giveaway ~ Blogiversary Edition

It’s my blogiversary and I can do another giveaway if I want to! 😉

{One year blog anniversary coming up on November 1st}

This time it’s a pair in “apricot” with a winter white poinsettia embellishment that can certainly be carried into Spring and throughout the year!

I think this is my favorite pair yet…

They’re size {7/8 US} ~ [run a bit big]

AND, I’m throwing in a box of my new fave…Chewy Tropical Lemonhead & Friends candy!


To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Halloween candy.

I will randomly select a winner on Halloween and announce on November 1st! You may enter until midnight, Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Trick or Treat and Good Luck!


Oh, and my Halloween faves are 3 Musketeers Mint & Butterfinger!

Shot of Espresso

This Monday called for all the caffeine possible!

It was Espresso Rubbed Flank Steak and Asian Green Beans for dinner this evening…

Notice the absence of carbs on the plate…

I’m trying REALLY hard.

Turning over a new leaf.

Next time I will for sure make the green chile pesto to go along with the flank steak. I must say I loved the espresso rub ~ not over-powering in the least bit ~ very subtle coffee flavor and an unexpected kick from the chili powder.

The green beans are a WW recipe from a million years ago…

1.5 pounds green beans, trimmed

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

6 cloves garlic, minced

1. In a large pot of rapidly boiling water, cook green beans until just tender, 4-5 minutes.

2. While beans are cooking, in small bowl combine soy sauce, oil and sugar; set aside.

3. Drain beans; set aside.

4. Spray wok or 10″ skillet with nonstick cooking spray, place over med-high heat. Add garlic, cook, stirring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds. Add green beans; cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well coated, about 2 minutes.

5. Add soy sauce mixture; continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

1 point per serving.

68 calories, 2.4g fat, 4g fiber


Just a friendly reminder to Tiffany, the winner of the Havaianas…

please, please send me your address by tomorrow evening or I will have to find a new home for the silver flops.

Thanks a million!

Have a great week!

40th Flop Giveaway

To celebrate my “4 decade birthday” I’m doing another Havaianas giveaway!

This time we’re lookin’ at a silver pair of Havs with little black jeweled studs for added sparkle.

They are size 7/8 {US sizing} or 39/40 {Havaiana sizing}

Original tag intact

They’re super cute…..

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your favorite Fall tradition, recipe or something that you’re looking forward to doing this season.

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Sunday evening, October 10th after I return from my Big Birthday Bash in Sin City!

You can enter until Midnight, Saturday, October 9th.

Please tell a friend and don’t forget to “Like” Flip Flop Follies on Facebook.

Thanks again and good luck.

Happy October to you!

Brain Freeze

Read a little blurb in the July issue of Real Simple…

“Slurpee turns 44 this month”

Well, according to Wikipedia, Slurpee was born in 1967 and if I’m doing the math correctly, that makes it 43….just sayin’.

I guess it’s Real Simple vs. Wiki.

I’m sure Slurpee would enjoy being a year younger anyway…

All age discrepancies aside, July 11 is “7-11 day” in the US and apparently they are giving away FREE 7.11 ounce slurpees this Sunday.

The flavor combos have come quite a way since I was a kid.

Back in the day it was either Coke or Cherry.

I always did half and half since I couldn’t decide!

{SlushinessX2…Google Images}

So, in an attempt to cross off “Get a 7-11 Slurpee” on our summer list, we will head to the nearest convenience store and fill up a cup with some wild concoction this Sunday.

Get your brain freeze on this weekend!

A Giveaway

You’ll flip over this Flop Giveaway…(I hope!)

I’m giving away my very first pair of Havaianas ~ embellished with some simple diamond-esque studs for a little bling!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite pair of flops and one of your fave Summer traditions, a trip you have planned or what you’re looking forward to doing over the next 3 months.

A winner will be chosen randomly ( and announced next weekend. Giveaway open until midnight Pacific on Friday, June 11, 2010.

I must tell you that the flops are size 9 (US) or 41-42 (Havaiana sizing). If you don’t have big feet like me, you may know someone who does that you can pass these along to. They are brand-new, original tag intact and come from a smoke-free home (…going back to my eBay selling days!).

They will come with this cute coordinating gift bag, too.

So, please comment away and tell a friend!

Can’t wait to see who my first winner is.