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Over the past few months I have gotten quite a few emails asking me about my Etsy shop Cute as a Fox Shoppe so I wanted to share a little bit about it!

Currently I specialize in Crocheted items such as hats, scarves and specialty baby items, however I do have some fun new non crochet additions coming in July!

Click the cute little fox below to visit Cute as a Fox Shoppe

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The Mermaid outfit pictured above is currently my #1 seller and makes an adorable newborn photo prop! I during Football season I make more Seahawks hats than you can imagine! I hope you enjoy my shop!

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Vive Health Rotator Cuff Brace

Rotator Cuff Brace by Vive - Shoulder Support Brace for Rotator Cuff Injury Prevention and Recovery - One Size Fits Most, Can Be Worn on Either Shoulder - Vive Guarantee
We all deal with daily aches and pains…especially as we get older…ugh! Unfortunately there are so many including myself, who deal with daily aches and sometimes serious pain due to an injury. For me I injured my shoulder, neck and back a while ago, then aggravated it to the point of intense physical therapy when I slipped in the shower {gotta love conditioner on the floor right} I was able to catch myself from falling, but it did so with my already injured left arm 😦 This happened a while ago and honestly my shoulder still isn’t the same. So a few weeks ago when Vive Health reached out to me about reviewing their Rotator Cuff Brace I was STUNNED…how did they know I need that? Ha…what a crazy and absolutely welcomed surprised!
With my specific injury some of the easiest things cause so much pain. Simply carrying in groceries or playing baseball or basketball with my husband and kids can exhaust my shoulder and cause some pretty significant pain. I’ve tried a lot of different techniques to help elevate some of my pain but most don’t work and the things that do work, only do for a limited time…then they just don’t…blah!
Honestly I have to say, this brace seriously works wonders for my shoulder! While wearing the brace I’m able to participate in all of my favorite activities including kettlebell workouts!! If you have a shoulder injury or have had one, then you know that in most cases shoulder injury or pain and kettlebells do not mix well. Many a time have I aggravated my poor shoulder because I cannot just sit by and do nothing…I have to do something! The Rotator Cuff Brace make it feel as if I don’t even have injury at all!
The Rotator Cuff Brace is very comfortable even long periods of time, which I love because there is nothing worse than having an injury and having to wear some type of brace or protection and it being horribly uncomfortable {I had pretty bad tendentious in my wrist and hand years ago and man, that brace was HORRIBLE!} The Rotator Cuff Brace is nothing like that! It made of out Neoprene which in my opinion tends to be pretty darn comfortable!
Whenever I try out any new product I try to really nit pick it to make sure that I not missing any thing. With that being said there is really only downfall I could find. You will more than likely sweat a little more than usual especially if the Rotator Cuff Brace is being worn in hot weather. Personally this is not a big deal for me but I know that some people are very sensitive about sweat so I wanted to be sure to share that!

About the Rotator Cuff Brace

  • BREATHABLE NEOPRENE: Ideal for active users, this support is designed to keep you cool and comfortable in all circumstances.
  • UNIVERSAL SIZE: Can be worn on the right or left shoulder. A fastening strap allows you to customize the fit of your brace to your exact requirements.
  • EXTRA-STRENGTH ADJUSTABLE STRAP: We use the highest quality latching material on the market to prevent discomfort and constant readjusting.
  • COMPRESSION THERAPY: This support provides gentle compression to the shoulder, helping to increase blood flow and reduce recovery time.
  • VIVE GUARANTEE: We stand by our products with excellent customer service and a 60-day warranty.

I hope this is found to be useful {honestly I wish I knew about this baby months ago}. If you have a shoulder injury I’m so sorry, I truly feel your pain, but I want to really encourage you to give the Rotator Cuff Brace a try, with a $19.99 price tag it won’t brake the bank 🙂 About a year, year and half ago my 70+ year old mom really injured her rotator cuff doing some work that she should have never been doing but alas it happened and she spent many months in intense twice a week physically therapy…she wants a Rotator Cuff Brace now!!

**Please note due to that nature of this brace and how it is worn I am not comfortable sharing personal photos.

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Dan at Vive Health for sending the Rotator Cuff Brace!

*Although Vive Health did send me this brace to feature I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. I am NOT affiliated with Amazon and will not make any money at all if you buy using one of the links, so please feel free to use the links provided above! 

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American Girl is Releasing a NEW Doll Line!!

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EEK! Did you hear? American Girl is releasing a brand new line of dolls called Wellie Wishers next week {they will arrive on June 23rd} These five adorable dolls have a precious garden type theme and wear wellie rain boots {hence the name} and are made just for 4-7 year olds {but of course the older girls will adore them as well!

Each of these adorable girls have their own unique personalities and interests!

Ashlyn

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Ashlyn is a princess-in-training (and party-planner extraordinaire). She’s just the one to turn a friend’s frown upside-down.” She’s rocking a tiara, obviously.

Emerson

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Emerson loves the spotlight — and the spotlight loves her right back. She loves to make her friends smile with funny jokes, original dance routines and show-stopping songs.” Her whole look is dance-inspired.

Willa

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Willa has a love for animals. She’s sure to be the first one up a tree — and the last to turn away a furry friend.”  She’s wearing a little hedgehog t-shirt and bunny ears.

Kendall

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Camille

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“Camille adores the ocean — and she’s mellow as a mermaid. She’s the one her friends turn to when they need someone to listen.” She’s got a starfish clip in her hair and a single freckle on her cheek.

About the dolls:

At 14.5 tall they are smaller than standard sized AG Dolls that are 18 inches tall. The Wellies have head to toe plastic bodies whereas the standard doll has a cloth body and plastic limbs {I actually really love this for the clean up aspect! No more worries when something gets spilled on your daughter AG doll!!} They have fixed set eyes that do not close with no lashes (though lashes and eyebrows are painted on) Again I really like this, if you are familiar with the standard dolls you know that if water get in their eyes you run the risk of rust {if this has happened don’t worry you can send you AG to the AG Hospital!}

We love all 5 but cannot wait to get Ashlyn, Emerson and Willa!

REMEMBER they hit shelves JUNE 23RD! 

Note* Updated 8/2016 with AG website direct links!

*I am NOT affiliated with American Girl and I was not compensated  for this post we are simply a family who loves American Girl!  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & American Girl

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What I’m Reading | June | Wild and Free

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Do you want to live “Wild and Free”? In the their new book Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan takes us back to God’s original plan for women, a beautiful life living wild for God and free from the expectations of this world. How many times have we or other women/mom we know buckle under the pressure of specifically social media pressure? It’s sad that so many women are living backed into a corner because of expectation…many times unattainable expectations. These lovely lady sharing their own stories of feeling not enough, being too much and everything in between, it speaks to your soul with inspiration to live life Wild and Free, like wild horses ❤ {when you read the book you’ll get it}

Whether you are a shy observer like Hayley or bold go getter like Jess, you will be spoken to and I know your heart will be touched, and more than likely you will find your self identifying with one or both of these ladies. I found my self stunned as they shared their  stories…my story! I absolutely love that throughout the book we’re reminded that we are not alone in our struggles, but we are blessed to have a community of women who long to live this wild and free life as well. Are you like me and have a hard time allowing the shackles of shame break and let people in? They help you embrace the community that God has uniquely put you. Thought this book it is reiterated that you are just as you are, because the you that you are is perfect. Don’t forget that you are completely loved and worthy.

This book is something that I think all women need in their lives! Looking for a gift for a woman in your life? Consider this book! This would also be a great book for a women bible study!

*Although I did receive this book for free to review I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Get a beautiful home pedicure with Emjoi

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Who doesn’t love getting a pedicure? There is nothing quite like relaxing at the spa or salon while you get pampered! Ooh I love it , however regular pedicures can get pretty expensive so honestly I rarely go and just end up giving myself a pedicure at home. Unfortunately there is a defiant downfall to a home pedicure…I never get the same effect at home, the salon/spa always seem to have tools that I don’t have nor are readily available, this is a real bummer because I am plagued with horribly calloused and crack heels/feet and they really need help! I’ve tried so many things the most common being the Pumice Stone and Pedi Egg. The pumice stone worked ok and the Pedi Egg worked pretty well, but the honesty both left my arm sore since it takes a good 30 minutes to get one heel smooth…so lets be real here…I rarely do this step. I just do a nice foot soak, lather my feet in coconut oil, body butter or foot treatment lotion and call it good.

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Then I got the  Emjoi Micro-Pedi! I about freaked at how QUICK and EASY it was to get beautiful smooth and callous free feet, and it seriously it took a couple of minutes to get rid of some really ugly rough spots and has worked magic one my deep cracked heels!!!

Whats so great about the Emjoi Micro-Pedi?

  • The Micro-Pedi’s awesome blue roller spins around 30 times a second and buffs callouses, cracks and rough spots effortlessly! No more sore arm from scrubbing your heels manually, the Emoji micro pedi does the work for you!
  • The Micro-Pedi is totally safe to use, if you press too hard it slows and makes it virtually impossible to cut or burn your feet. I had zero discomfort {psst…after getting mine I ordered my mom one too and she said it has never given her any kind of discomfort what so ever!}
  • The Micro-Pedi is the perfect size for travel! Have a tropical summer vacation? Don’t forget to pack a Micro Pedi. Although I think this guy is a perfect size for travel some may not, fear not there is a smaller travel size available!

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  • The Micro-Pedi has a great price tag  $39.95! It’s worth every penny!
  • The Micro-Pedi is battery operated {requires 2 x AA batteries} and has rubberized grip making it super easy to hold on to.

Are you dying to get your hands on Emjoi Micro-Pedi? Get yours here.

*Although Lipton Publicity did send me this product to review I was not compensated  for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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