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Monday, June 30, 2014

our anniversary adventure #shareitforward

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I grew up in a Coca-Cola household. My grandfather worked for Minute Maid/Coca-Cola his entire life and would routinely check our refrigerator and pantry for non-Coca Cola soda products when he came over to visit. Seriously, I am not kidding. You can imagine that I naturally developed a strong appreciation for Coca-Cola products early on - especially Diet Coke. Well, imagine my surprise when I bump into the cutest, kindest, funniest boy I've ever met junior year of high school who's just as much of a Diet Coke addict. Naturally, we fell in love and got married. In fact, my thoughtful husband even had two chilled Diet Coke bottles on ice waiting for us in our hotel room after our wedding. With our third anniversary approaching in only a week, I've been looking around for present ideas and trying to plan a fun week of mini-adventures to celebrate our marriage. When I saw the Share a Coke campaign, where Coca-Cola created bottles with the top names of millenials, I knew that it would be the perfect little surprise for our anniversary week.

 Yep, I know. I married a dreamboat. 

While my husband and I love each other deeply, we're not really traditionally romantic. Our version of romance is more playful and filled with humor and heart. That makes anniversary presents/celebrations a little bit tricky because candlelight dinners and boxes of chocolates are not really our thing. As I was searching for the perfect anniversary present at Walmart, I saw the new Coca-Cola bottles with names in the coolers near the checkout aisle. I knew that my husband had a little outing planned for us later in the day, so I thought I'd surprise him by sharing personalized Diet Coke bottles with our names. 

The style blogger in me just couldn't resist adding a few flowers to create a fancy display, but I knew my husband would be just as excited as I was to finally have a Diet Coke bottle with his name on it. Just as I thought, my husband Ryan couldn't stop smiling.  With our Diet Coke bottles in hand, we headed up to Wekiva State Park for a kayaking day trip down the Wekiva River. 

  The scenery was gorgeous and filled with Florida wildlife. It was such a fun day trip, and we couldn't have had a better start to our anniversary week of adventures.

You can find the Coca-Cola bottles with names in the checkout aisles at Walmart in the refrigerated coolers. If you're looking for a small way to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or just want to put a smile on a loved ones face, considering sharing a coke! With Coca-Cola's new campaign where they feature names on the Coke bottles, you can give a personalized gift that shows that you care. Sharing a coke is an easy to pay it forward and help cheer up a family member, friend, or co-worker. 

On July 6th, Walmart stores will be holding Share a Coke Events at select stores where you'll be able to bring your families and friends to share a Coke! I'm thinking of bringing my grandmother. I know she'd love to celebrate her husband's dedication to Coca-Cola at the event. If you'd like to attend, you can view the schedule and participating stores for the Share a Coke Event here. If you attend, don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag #ShareItForward, so that I can see your #ShareACoke experience!

Who would you share a Coke with? What's your favorite way to pay it forward?


27 comments :

  1. This is too cute!! Happy anniversary to you and your husband! The kayaking trip looks beautiful!

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  2. Lovely pictures! I've never been able to find a coke with my name on! x
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  3. Happy anniversary to you both!

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  4. Happy anniversary! We had these Coke bottle here in Germany and they are back this year. I can never find my name on a bottle over here.

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  5. Gorgeous photos! You made a beautiful bride. xx
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  6. Well you had me at "share a coke". I'm obsessed and addicted to the stuff. Also??? How beautiful are you in your wedding gown!

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  7. I just got a coke with my name on it today! It's so fun to see all the bottles everywhere! Also, your pictures are so sweet!

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  8. i love that coke is doing this!! :) coke all the way! love the photos of you two!

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  9. happy anniversary! what a cute idea to share a personalized coke!

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  10. Happy anniversary! I love the personalized Coke, and how easy they are to find!

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  11. happy anniversary in advance, I like coca cola i used to live 5 minutes from the main factory/distribution center so we used to get free crates of coca cola and fanta

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  12. How fun!!! Happy anniversary! And it sounds like you found the perfect gift :)

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  13. Geourgeous pictures! You both look radiant in the wedding pictures and the pictures from the Wekiva State Park are just beautiful! I'm glad you could find a perfect way to celebrate your happiness and love!

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  14. Love the coke bottles! Happy Anniversary!

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  15. WHOA!!! How cool are those coke bottles!! I love them!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Great photos and awesome Cokes! I love Coca Cola! <3

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  17. This is too cute! Though I don't think I'll be finding "Betsy" on any coke bottles any time soon! haha

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  18. Looks like you had a blast! Your wedding photo is darling, but I love your hair color now!

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  19. I love the Coke's with names on them! So fun :) And your wedding pics are gorgeous!

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  20. I try not to drink soda but I don't think I can ever totally kick it to the curb. Despite this, our household was a bunch of pepsi drinkers and our town had a pepsi bottling plant so everyone has pepsi, not coke. My fiance loves Coke Zero, though. Its the best in his mind. Diet anything is gross to me. Regardless, this is sweet and memorable. What a great idea and beautiful pictures of Florida.

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  21. Happy anniversary! Love the coke bottles. :-)

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