Ahhhhhh Summer is finally here and it's time for flip-flop season!! Here in Texas, it's all we wear from June 1 to Aug 22 (First day of school for us). So you know that we have several pairs in our closet here. But you can never have enough!
Who's ready for the Second Annual Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange (BFFE)?? We tried this last summer and it was a great success. We had a little over 20 participants, so let's try to double that this year!!
What's a BFFE?? Would you like a new pair of flip flops to arrive on your doorstep within weeks? Would you like to get to know a new bloggy friend? Maybe you'd like to send someone something cool from your state? It all can be done here at the Texas Darling blogspot (ok....too much commercial there, I know). This year I thought it might be fun to include the kids too. Maybe extend theirs out to more of a penpal for the summer program. And with summer already starting, we are going to do this QUICK. Like next week. Here's how it will work:
Adults Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange
One. If you would like to participate, send me an email that includes your full mailing address, blog address, and flip flop size by Saturday, June 12, 2010.
Two. On Sunday, June 13, you will receive an email with your BFFE partner's information. Please take the time to visit their blog and learn more about them.
Three. By Friday, June 18, mail your flip flops to your BFFE partner along with mementos from your home state (so they can learn more about you as well). Some ideas include a postcard, local delicacy (someone got homemade fudge sauce last year- jealous!), key chain, etc. Don't spend more than $20 total for your package.
Four. Blog about the flips you have received - show us some pictures!! For example, I loved this pic from last year. Bonus points for the most creative shot of you in your flip flops!!!
Kids Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange
Let's have fun with our kids too! My goal in this is to make a new friend in another state that my kids can write to and send cool stuff to over the summer. Nothing big, maybe a postcard or information about their state. I will send out a suggested list of things to do with your bloggy friend for the summer. We can make this both fun and educational for the kids! I think my older 2 will get a kick out of receiving stuff in the mail box. Boys are included too! And let's start it out with the flip flop exchange!
One. If you would like to participate, send me an email that includes your child's full mailing address, and flip flop size by Saturday, June 12, 2010. Please send me a separate email for the kids (from yours).
Two. On Sunday, June 13, you will receive an email with your child's BFFE partner's information.
Three. By Friday, June 18, mail your flip flops to your kid's BFFE partner along with mementos from your home state (so they can learn more about you as well). Some ideas include a postcard, local delicacy, key chain, etc. Don't spend more than $12 total for your package.
There we go! Totally easy and totally fun! And the kids get to have fun too. Lastly, please help me get the word out - mention the Bloggy Flip Flop Exchange in a posting of yours this week and I will send you a little something as a way of thanks (please make sure I know about it). The more participants we have, the more variety of new bloggy friends! Thanks for helping make this a success. Now don't sit on it, send me an email!