Kids + Golf = SO MUCH FUN!

Golf in one of those sports that you can do forever and its loved by so many young and old!

My son Simon {our HE of our b/g twins} LOVES Golf and spends every day working on his golf game! Currently, twice a week his dad takes him to the Golf Club right by us!

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Here are a few quick tips to make Golf fun for you and your young or beginner kids!

Let them be kids and call the shots:

We all want our children to learn the game right a way, we even have our own thoughts on the right way to play, but for little children they can easily become inundated and overwhelmed. When you take your child to the driving range let them lead the way and ask the questions they want to ask. Don’t worry the correct grip, stance etc. will happen…maybe not the first few times but it will come!

Celebrate:

Simply sharing the joy of good hit will work wonders for your child’s golf game! s12Enthusiasm will not only fill your child with joy and pride, it will grow your child’s desire to learn and excel in golf! So don’t be afraid to act like a kid again, jump up and down and be excited! You will have fun {which your deserve} and your child will LOVE it!

Don’t Criticize:

When it comes to children, they’re pretty easy to understand, either something is fun or not fun, and something fun can quickly turn to not fun when a child thinks they are doing something wrong. Kids also can misread correction as criticism and disappointment. When your child hits a good shot tell them “good shot” when your child has the right stance they them “great stance” they will thrive! Maybe your child doesn’t have a great hit or putt, don’t point out what was wrong about it, instead say some like “That was so good, next time try to_______” .

Let the short game shine:

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Simon also LOVES chipping and putting, he is always practicing and to be honest the putting green has instilled so much “Golf Joy” in him.

Play with some teaching, not teaching with some playing:

Lessons last between 30-45 minutes. We spend maybe 10-15 minutes of actual teaching then the rest of the time playing! We also love to just go to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls, it may take 20 minutes or 1 hour and its fun!
SAFETY: 

Golf is so much fun but be sure to keep your children safe!

  • Locally children under six are not allowed on most driving ranges for their safety (be sure to check the age requirements of course you plan to go to)
  • Make sure to ALWAYS keep your child in your line of sight.
  • When you are on the range always have your child in front of you, not behind you.
  • Before you get started make sure your child knows the boundaries that they should stay in or behind.
  • NEVER let your child drive the cart to prevent injuries to themselves or others.

This post is based on our own experiences.

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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

Embrace your time with the Lord no matter how busy you are with 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs

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I absolutely love Zondervan gift books…they are always gorgeous and I have yet to be disappointed in any. 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is no different, not only is it lovely, with a beautiful white and green striped hardcover, it’s the perfect size and has the same high quality of writing that you would expect from Zondervan.

It is a wonderful devotional and contains 46 devotionals, each includes:
•The Devotional verses
•1-2 page devotional
•Reflection
•Prayer

I absolutely love that this is a companion devotional, meaning each day your are given an excerpt from the section but you need your Bible to read it all and to complete that devotional day!

Since each day takes about 10 minutes it is perfect for your alone time with God time or family devotional time, our kids love it!

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10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs, has become my favorite devotional, I have loved the book of Proverbs since I was a child so this is perfect!

I definitely recommend this book for any believer in your life!

Embrace your time with the Lord, no matter how busy you are! 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs offers tangible reminders of God’s wisdom and meaningful reflections in just 10 minutes. For the days when you need help discerning direction, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs is the perfect way to engage with God.

This devotional invites you into Proverbs, the book of wisdom. Realign your heart with God’s as you read through the Scripture and spend just a few minutes with Him. Whether you’re on a quick-lunch break, between classes, or relishing some peace and quiet during nap time, 10 Minutes in the Word: Proverbs gives you what you need to keep going. Just 10 minutes a day will bring you closer to God and learning His Word.

  • ISBN-10: 0310091942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310091943
Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

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Sparkle Bows Cheer OBSESSED!

Do you have to do cheer to be obsessed with Cheer Bows? Ah, no way! Do you have to be in dance to love crop sets? No way! Gabbi only does gymnastics and let me tell you she LOVES cheer Bows and crop sets!

We have partnered with one of the best shop ever! It’s called Sparkle Bows Cheer (adorable name right) this shop specializes in all the cute and glitzy you could ever want! Gabbi and I are SO EXCITED to share some of the great items they have in the shop!

Rainbow Poop Emoji Cheer Bow:

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We cannot get over the cuteness overload this unicorn rainbow poop emoji bow has! Gabbi about lost it when she saw it and has been wearing it a ton! Everywhere we go people ask about it! Not only is this bow cute but it is probably the most well made cheer bow we’ve ever had! Its super sparkly and has the perfect amount of stiffness (this is a very important feature!) It has not lost any shape despite accidentally being shoved in a drawer!

Tailless Cheer Bow:

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This bow…oh man…look at it! It’s gorgeous, classy and tailless, so no more tucking tails or bow tails falling in your face! Just like the above bow this one is equally well made! There is just something about this bow that makes Gabbi feel so beautiful! She loves wearing it when we’re at home, when we are out and about….anywhere! So many people love this bow. I personally think it’s perfect for all ages not just little girls! Its not too big {wait can a bow be too big?} or too small!

Let’s talk pony!
The ponytail band is different than any other cheer bow we have instead of being a elastic ponytail tie (like a goody) its actually a soft seamless elastic band…meaning will not snap! I LOVE this feature…I have had to take apart so many bows and replace the elastic!

What about the price?
These bows are a STEAL at between $8-$10 (for most) that is a fraction of most cheer bow shops! We cannot wait to get more!

In addition to those two gorgeous bows Gabbi also got two ridiculously adorable Unicorn Crop sets

The first crop set is this ADORABLE Black Unicorn Love with Rainbows Crop Top and Shorts!

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I know right? You can’t get over the cuteness! Gabbi is obsessed with this set! What’s not to love Unicorns + Rainbows!

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She pretty much lives in this, she only takes it off to change to the other set 😂 She’s even been sleeping in it! Its just that comfy I guess!

Next up is the equally as adorable Blue Unicorn Love Crop Top and Shorts!

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This is just the cutest set ever! The blue is such a gorgeous shade! Gabbi loves wearing this one with her favorite denim overall shorts, she also has a high waist white skirt that goes so cute with this!outfit2 In addition to these two adorable set Gabbi also got these super cute stretchy black shorts!black_shorts

These are awesome and go with all her existing crop tops making a bunch of new outfits! It’s amazing how useful a pair of basic black shorts can be! Gabbi has been wearing these everywhere. They are perfect with any shirt and great under dresses and skirts!

All three pairs of are so soft and comfortable and fantastic for the gym! Gabbi loves wearing them over her leotards at Gymnastics practice.

Sizing info for the Crop Tops and Shorts:

  • One Size fits most 4 way stretch
  • Ages (5-10)
  • Fabric: Polyester (92%), Spandex (5%), Nylon (5%)
  • Soft and breathable moisture wicking fabric that moves the way you move.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT UV PROTECTIVE

*Crops and shorts are sold separately.

Clearly we love Sparkle Bows Cheer and we think you will too! Head over and check out all the amazing Bows and other crop tops they have!

Use code: SPARKLE20 for 20% off!!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Kathy at Sparkle Bows Cheer for the adorable gifts!

*Although  Sparkle Bows Cheer did send me a thank you package for partnering with them I was not compensated or persuaded to write anything I do not mean-  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Sparkle Bows Cheer.

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Garland Activewear X Squishies

Custom made Gymnastic Leotards in St Augustine, Florida

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You pretty much can’t go anywhere without hearing about or seeing Squishes! For good reason right? They are so darn cute! No matter where we go Gabbi has to check and see what squishes that particular store has!

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So when Gabbi got the CUTEST leotard from Garland Activewear she was insanely stoked because it is none other than a SQUISHY leotard! OMG it is the cutest EVER!

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I mean c’mon look at the narwhal and bear…adorable!

The leotard even came with an added surprise….an ice cream cone squishy! This was HUGE because Gabbi’s all time favorite squishes are frozen treats and food! She couldn’t get enough of it!

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The Garland activewear squishy leotard is sure to become your gymnasts favorite leotard!

Garland Activewear leotard quality: This leotard is not only cute but made with the highest standards of quality! It has soft inside seams and is soft! Gabbi told me that this is one of the most comfortable leotards she has!

Here are a few more leotards that we just LOVE

PATRIOTIC MYSTERY LEO

Gabbi wants this mystery box SO bad!

SUMMER PINEAPPLES SOFTY MESH BACK LEOTARD

PRETTY KITTIES RACERBACK LEOTARD

LLAMA LOVE TANK LEOTARD

MERMAZING SWEETHEART LEOTARD

CUTE CUPCAKES TANK LEOTARD

Today is Summer Solstice! The official kick off of summer, and the longest day of the year! Celebrate with us with 21% off your online purchase of $25 or more (excludes custom design and mystery orders)! One day only so shop now! Use code SUMMER at checkout! #garlandactivewear #summersolstice

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New SUMMER Leotard Alert!!!!

Just in time for summer Flip Flop Leos has released the CUTEST Ice Cream and Cherry Leotard EVER!

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Isn’t it just the cutest?

With a pink background, ice cream cones and cherries all over it, its sure to be a head turner at the gym for your gymnast {or heck it would be adorable with shorts!}

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I’ve mentioned it before but you don’t have to have a gymnast to get your girlie leotards! They are the trendy go-to summer staple! They can be worn as leotards, bodysuits with shorts, skirts or jeans and make the best swimsuits ever.

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This adorable Ice Cream leotard is $30 at Flip Flop Leos… DON’T forget that I have an AMAZING 50% coupon code going on right now! That means this cute leotard is only $15!!!!

Use code: Bloom50 and get 50% off!!

 

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TABATA Workout!

Ok so I’m OBSESSED with this TABATA workout from

Ummmmmm and how cute is that name?!?!? LOVE it! Head over and see everything that Tina has to offer! Trust me you’ll love her!

Don’t forget to try out this butt kicking Tabata!

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Flip Flop Leos X The Life in Bloom Special!!

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{Pictured is the brand NEW open back Gummy Bear Leotard!}

Happy Monday! Are you ready for something awesome? You all know our obsession with leotards right? Flip Flop Leos is an all time favorite. We’ve got a surprise for you all below but first…

What we LOVE about Flip Flop Leos:

  • They have amazing fit
  • There are tons of styles
  • There are lots of different sizes
  • Two awesome styles – closed or open back
  • Always Great prices
  • Wash amazing and stay like new! I’ve probably wash her pink mermaid one 3 dozen times and I swear you wouldn’t be able to tell the different between it and a brand new one, it’s still super sparkly!These leos don’t fade, flake or unravel.

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We have never been disappointed with any of our FFLs, Gabbi has quite the Flip Flop Leos collection…
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See I told you so 🙂 Gabbi loves these leos for gymnastics of course but they are fantastic swimsuits, any given day in the summer you’ll see Gabbi running through the sprinklers or swimming in the pool in one of these adorable leos! They also make the cutest bodysuits with shorts you ever did see! Leotards are pretty much the only thing Gabbi wears in the summer time and that’s just fine with me because these leos are so darn cute!
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Want to grab your gymnast a Flip Flop Leos or two…or maybe six? Already love em and need more? Then have I got a surprise for you!

I have partnered with Debbie at Flip Flop Leos and we have an AMAZING coupon code for you!

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WHAT?!?!?!!? I know right! 50% off means you can get your gymnast a whole new leotard wardrobe!! YESSSSSS! Oh, and it’s not 50% select item, it’s 50% off the entire website! Thats AMAZING and pretty much unheard of outside Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!

Use code: Bloom50 and get 50% off!!

Don’t have a gymnast? Friends, seriously if you have a daughter you cannot go wrong with leotards…they are definitely the “it” accessory right now!

Ready to go shopping? May we suggest:

NEW Arrivals

{we love these and hope to add these to Gabbi’s collection}

Open Back Leotards

Mermaid Leotards

Bargain Leotards

{please note that with Bargain Leotards not all sizes are available}:

Lots more available on the website!

If you’ve been wanting to give Flip Flop Leos a try now is the time! 50% the entire store isn’t something you’ll want to pass up!

I think we may need to add more FFLs to Gabbi’s collection!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Debbie at Flip Flop Leos for always being so wonderful!

*Although Flip Flop Leos did send me a thank you package for partnering again. I was not compensated or persuaded to write anything I do not mean-  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Flip Flop Leos.

NOTE: I do NOT get anything in return if you use the coupon code. 

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