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5 Things that Make Summer Awesome!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropical Smoothie Café. All opinions are 100% mine.

My boys just finished their last day of school, all around the country classes are finishing up and students are counting down. Can you feel it.. summer is HERE! It’s time to bust out our flip flops and shorts and enjoy the fun and adventures of summer! There are lots reasons to celebrate that it’s summer, here are my top 5!


5 Reasons Summer is the Best Season!

Vacations –  With kids out of school, families can head off on day trips, weekend getaways, or even long road trips. Every summer, we load up the kids and take a long road trip hitting as many states and fun things to see as we can. Our favorite trip took us through Yellowstone and Four Corners – to name a few stops.

Sleeping In – Not all of us get to indulge in a later morning routine, but if you can you know it’s one of the great things about summer! There’s no rushing kids to get up and ready in the morning or rushing kids to and fro around a school schedule.

Wearing flip flops – Yup, you heard it right. Wearing next to nothing on my feet is always a welcome treat. Boots are fun, too, but they just can’t compare to slipping on a pair of shoes, no laces or socks required.

summer flip flops 1 (Large)

Smoothies as a meal – Smoothies are great year round, but they are especially satisfying with the sun is shining and you’re busy on the go off to play all summer. Nothing like a cool drink that doubles as a meal!


Tropical Smoothie Cafe has a huge variety of smoothies to pick from, and other menu items as well – like this Turkey, Bacon, Ranch sandwich half combo! What’s really awesome, though, is Tropical Smoothie Cafe is open 24 hours. No matter what your summer adventures bring, you’ll be able to pop by a Tropical Smoothie Cafe for a yummy, filling treat!

Summer camp – Who doesn’t love sending your kids off on an adventure, or taking a family camping trip during the summer to get away from the daily grind and just have a great time.

Camp Sunshine for Families in Need

camp sunshine chalkboard

For some kids, regular summer camp just isn’t an option. For those kids and their families, Camp Sunshine steps to support children with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer or other serious aliments that might keep them from attending something as fun as camp completely.

The non-profit organization accepts nominations (you can even nominate your own family) through the Share the Sunshine campaign with a simple survey to complete. Once the nomination is entered, the Camp Sunshine Official Application will be emailed for the family to complete to be considered for Camp Sunshine enrollment. The application can be returned by mail, fax, or email. If the family is a good fit based on established criteria, they may be selected based on availability to attend Camp Sunshine! Nominations are being accepted throughout May and June for consideration!

I love this charity organization and what they are trying to accomplish! As a mom of a Type 1 Diabetic, I can relate to those parents who feel at times like the world is crushing in on them and what a hurdle and challenge they face. My son’s disease is treatable, but for others it may not be – and what a difference Camp Sunshine can make in connecting those families and giving them that support, friendship, and resources while at camp, along with just a fun bonding camp experience they’ll treasure forever.

National Flip Flop Day – FREE Smoothie!

flip flop day

Want to give Tropical Smoothie Cafe a try? Join in on their annual holiday celebrations! Each year on the third Friday in June, Tropical Smoothie Cafe recognizes their customers and rallies behind a goal to reach $1 Million Dollars of fundraising for Camp Sunshine, their charity partner.

This year, everyone who heads into a local Tropical Smoothie Cafe between 2pm – 7pm wearing flip flops will receive a FREE 24-oz Jetty Punch Smoothie.


So, mark your calendars, grab your flip flops, and make sure you head into Tropical Smoothie Cafe on June 17th to score your free smoothie and to help out a wonderful cause that’s making a difference to families that really need it the most. If you can’t make it in for National Flip Flop day, you can Donate to Camp Sunshine today and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families.

What do you most look forward to about summer?

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Jennifer H

Sunday 12th of June 2016

I love summer and for all of these reasons! I also love drinking smoothies year-round. :)

Janeane Davis

Sunday 12th of June 2016

I never thought about smoothies as a meal before. The thing I look forward to most in the summer is simply enjoying the sunshine.

Amy Desrosiers

Saturday 11th of June 2016

I can't wait until my kids can sleep in, and I don't need to make them lunches in the morning. Flip flops and ripe vegetables from our garden make my summer great.


Friday 10th of June 2016

Flip flops, sleeping in and spending extra time with my family are high on my list of summer favorites. I also love the weather and the lack of snow.

Dawn Lopez

Friday 10th of June 2016

Camp Sunshine sounds like an incredible organization! I really like what they are doing for kids who deserve a little fun in their summer. :)

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