Garland Activewear Gymnastics Leotard Feature {& GIVEAWAY!}

Custom made Gymnastic Leotards in St Augustine, Florida

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School is starting and fall is quickly approaching, which means fall sports and activities are about to start {or already have} You know what else that means in our home? YAY, a new season of gymnastics. Just as my three kiddos anxiously await the first day of school, my daughter is on pins and needles waiting for to start the new fall gymnastics schedule. She has been planning her “back to gymnastics” leotard for weeks! Before Ballet and then Gymnastics, leotards where just black or pink with long sleeves or short sleeve…but they are so much more than that! Leotards {especially gymnastic leotards} have the ability to radiate a personality 100%! Such is the case with my Gabbi and her Under the Sea Mesh Back Leotard from Garland Activewear!

This stunning leo is the embodiment of my little girl, sparkly and bold with a whole lot of Mermaid sprinkled in!

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I am THRILLED to be collaborating with Garland Activewear. I cannot wait to tell you all about the Leotards and people who make Garland Activewear!

It seems like everywhere we go we check the leotard rack {because you can’t have too many right} so Gabbi has a pretty good size collection from pretty expensive to very inexpensive and I’ve learned that not all leos are created equal so I honestly had no idea what to expect from Garland Activewear {since this was our first leotard from them} When Gabbi’s Under the Sea leotard arrived it was packaged so nicely and secure, the leo and matching scrunchie were neatly folded and placed in a clear plastic protective with a card to both Gabbi and me {the card was NOT a printed form card…it was hand written to us! AMAZING right!} When I took the Leotard out of the bag and felt the impeccable quality, I turned and told my husband “from now on the is our go to brand!” I’m not just saying that I was and still am serious!

Take a look at this beautiful leotard!

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My husband was equally impressed with the quality but as a Business Quality Analyst for the past 15 years the personalize card stood out more than anything to him and made us feel like Garland Activewear is a company we WANT to buy from!

And Gabbi…oh Gabbi! She gasped when she saw it and squealed the entire time she was getting it on! She looked at her self in the mirror and about lost it when she saw the mesh back because she loved it so much. She immediately asked if she could wear it…to the store, to play basketball with her brothers, skateboarding, in the sprinklers, to grandmas and to bed {yes that was all in the same breath and I’m sure I missed a few things!} Needless to say she was in love!

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The leotard fits her sleek which is exactly how she likes it. She can jump, roll and flip all around and it stays perfectly in place. You may think “duh of course it stays in place” but that isn’t always the case. Gabbi is very slim {she will be 7 in just a few weeks and wears 3t comfortably…she’s too tall for 3t but the waist fits perfect} Often she gets the “gymnastics wedgie” and a 6 she is not subtle about it🙂 With her Garland Activewear leo it doesn’t happen because of the perfect cut. She can also wear regular panties with it, which if you are familiar with leotards then you know this is not always the case. She is comfortable wearing this leotard without shorts over it and both her daddy and I are too. Garland leos have wider crotches, and as a mother this is something that is very important to me, I want to make sure my daughter is covered and protected. She has a leo that has an extremely narrow crotch and she does not wear it outside the home and she prefers to wear shorts over it even in our own home. Although the crotch is wide it does not make red pressure marks in her thighs at all…I think Garland Activewear just has the magic sizing!

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The mesh back is comfortable and not scratchy. This was something I was a little worried about as Gabbi is EXTREMELY picky about fabrics, but she said it is very soft and “cozy”! As I mentioned above the quality is impeccable, there is the perfect amount of stretch and the stitching is beautiful. All the seams are sewn perfectly, this stood out to me because recently we purchased a fairly expensive leo for her and I was really disappointed in the bunchy stitching, it almost seemed like a 2nd quality, this is NOT the case with Garland Activewear!

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The best part! The beautiful Under the Sea Leotard with matching Scrunchie is $35.50

{Garland leos range from $27.50-$37.50 – they also do custom orders!}

Sizing: When purchasing from Garland Activewear I would recommend ordering your child’s clothing size for a sleek fit or one size bigger for a “room to grow” fit. This is my personal thoughts, if you have questions about sizing I would suggest getting in touch with Garland Customer service, I know they can help!

I have yet to wash it, I do hand wash and lay flat to dry all her leos {many have sparkles} but I see no reason for it to not wash and dry beautifully!

WHY WE LOVE GARLAND:

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Customer Service: The people at Garland are so friendly with great communication! Big shout out to Abbie and all her hard work. She is so sweet and extremely prompt in her responses!

The Pricing: As I mentioned above Garland has great quality couple that with great pricing and you have a match made in heaven! The quality is that of leotards that range from $70+!

The Website: Garland Activewear has a very easy to use website {this is not always the case} it’s easy to navigate and it’s always very easy to make quick order.

I think it goes without saying that we TRULY love this company and couldn’t be more happy with our Garland leos! They have new Ombre Leotards that we LOVE!

Now to what you have all be waiting for…the GIVEAWAY details!

Garland Activewear is giving a Under the Sea Mesh back leotard to one lucky reader {you pick your size!} It’s super duper easy to enter…

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to win a Garland Activewear Under the Sea Mesh back Leotard!

Giveaway will run from August 26th – September 3rd. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted within 48hrs after the giveaway ends. The winners name will also be posted on the entry form once selected. 

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Custom made Gymnastic Leotards in St Augustine, Florida

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Abbie and Garland Activewear for sending the beautiful Leotard!!

*Although Garland Activewear did send me these products to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Garland Activewear

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New from American Girl!

Introducing Melody Ellison. Her voice echoes the hope of a nation in the 1960s.

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Today, I will lift my voice and sing out

Fairness and equality for all people sound like music to my ears. More than ever, I need to lend my support at home, at church, and around my neighborhood. It’ll take courage, but adding my voice to others can really make a difference.
 How adorable it this new beauty Melody from American Girl? She has a TON of accessories! She is defiantly on our AG list of must haves! Shop for Melody and all her extras HERE! Don’t forget to use your AG Rewards! 

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AG WellieWishers Book Series {they’re almost here!!!}

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In June AG released a brand new doll line called Wellie Wishers {read about them here!}

When they came out my daughter fell in love with them and their adorable smaller size {Welliewishers are 14.5 inches whereas the regular AG dolls are 18 inches} One difference is the AG Dolls come with a book and the WellieWishers do not come with a book, but have no fear in just a matter of days three brand new WellieWishers books are being released and we cannot wait to get our hands on them!

Ashlyn’s Unsurprise Party

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When Camille loses two teeth in one day, Ashlyn decides to cheer up her friend by throwing a party. The party is meant to be a secret so the other WellieWishers will be surprised too, but a rainstorm and other woes are on the horizon! Will Ashlyn accept help from her friends in order to get everything done?

The Riddle of the Robin

A robin has moved into the garden, and the WellieWishers couldn’t be more excited! As they care for the robin, they learn new things about what birds like to do and eat. But one day, the robin disappears! Will the girls be able to find the robin and his secret? Animal-lover Willa is on the case!

The Muddily-Puddily Show

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The WellieWishers are putting on a show, and Emerson is in charge! There are lots of good ideas – but some need work. Ashlyn can’t see inside her pumpkin costume, Willa has a touch of stage-fright, and Kendall has no idea how to make weather effects onstage! Will Emerson learn to take direction so the show can go on?

REMEMBER these will hit shelves September 1st!

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31 Day Fit Challenge

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So the 31 day challenge has taken an unfortunate turn…sadly I will be unable to continue due to a personal injury and more that one family tragedy that needs my attention more than this series. Without getting into too much detail on Friday night I got a phone call while out shopping that my husband had been injured and needed to be rushed for stitches. He slip open his leg exposing his shin bone and ended up getting 18 stitches and what will end up being a pretty heinous scar…it all went downhill from there…out of respect for my family I will not be sharing anything else personal, but if you would please pray for my family its very needed right now!❤ thank you for always supporting me❤

Although I will have to take a brake you don’t have to! Next week increase your time to 1 minute 40 seconds then the final week increase to 2 minutes! I will restart the whole series in September! Im really bummed but I will roll with it!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 12

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DAY 12:

I’m so happy it Friday…this was a REALLY long week!

Let’s get started with Day 11!

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With increased time:

Day 11: Crunches 113 | Day 12: Crunches 116

Day 11: Push Ups 52 | Day 12: Push Ups 55

Day 11: Squats 88 | Day 12: Squats 92

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 11

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DAY 11:

Happy Thursday! This morning I woke up…feeling…well horrible😦 My head hurts, my ears are sore and feel clogged and my sinuses are hurting blah! Emergen-c here I come! Thankfully this is one of the few challenges that unless you have a cough or body ache you can do!

Let’s get started with Day 11!

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With increased time:

Day 10: Crunches 107 | Day 11: Crunches 113

Day 10: Push Ups 50 | Day 11: Push Ups 52

Day 10: Squats 85 | Day 11: Squats 88

Even though my head hurts that felt great and I’m so glad I did it early!

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31 Day Fit Challenge: DAY 10

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DAY 10:

 

I cannot believe we are already half way through this week, an you? Wow time is sure flying!

Let’s get started with Day 10!

Grab your Progress Log {click image below to print} and get ready to track todays workouts!
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With increased time:

Day 9: Crunches 104 | Day 10: Crunches 107

Day 9: Push Ups 46 | Day 10: Push Ups 50

Day 9 Squats 82 | Day 10: Squats 85

That really felt so good!

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