Loving Lizatards Leotards!


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It’s definitely hot outside isn’t it? Summer is the hottest in August here in PNW and this year is proving to be just like every other year, and we love it! Theres just something about listening to the kids play in the pool that is so relaxing and fun!

We were so surprised a few days ago when Gabbi received another package from Lizatards with some awesome goodies inside! I’m so excited to share them with you so let’s get right into it!


Lavender Sparkle


This purple leotard is SO sparkly I just could capture its gorgeousness in photos! We love the sparkly swirl design, it totally gives a competition leotard feel and Gabbi loves that! She loves it and will being wearing to her next practice because she thinks it looks perfect for beam day!

Pink and Purple Triangles


This pink and purple gorgeous little number is Gabbi’s new favorite! She immediately put it in an announce she was not taking it off…and she wore it to practice the next day!

In addition to the two leos Gabbi also got a super cute carry all bag and fidget spinner!

We love the quality of these leotards and defiantly recommend them!!

Hey! Are you going to the National Gymnastics Congress in Anaheim? If you are be sure to visit the Lizatards at booth, it’s #137! They have awesome leotards and other goodies at their booth! We so badly wish we were going to be there!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Liz at Lizatards for the awesome gifts!

*Although Lizatards did send me these leotards, I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my ownALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Lizatards. If you haven’t already subscribed please do!

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TNT Force Cheer by Dana Burkey

Looking for an amazing book series for your daughter or yourself? Look no further than TNT Force Cheer by Dana Burkey!

So, there are two types Cheerleading, one is Friday night football, pom poms & pleated skirts. The other is full of human pyramids, flips and flyers, known as competitive cheer.

Competitive Cheer is the setting for TNT Force Cheer and follows Max Turner a 12-year-old tom boy. I don’t want to give too much away so I’ll stop there 🙂

The series is geared towards tweenagers around the same age as Max {however the books are fully enjoyed by an older and younger audience} Dana Burkey writes with age-appropriate language which I absolutely love and appreciated as a mother!

I feel like this would be a perfect series for readers in grades 4-8 but it is not limited to that age group, my 2nd grader and I love the first book and cannot wait to read the rest!

Not involved in competitive cheer? No worries you are sure to enjoy this series, but be prepared because you just might fall in love with the sport and want to join!

Peeked you interest? Well let me entice you a little more! Right now Book 1-4 of the TNT Force Cheer series are FREE on Kindle!! Yes Free! HURRY it ends today 8/3/17

Book One:

Get yours HERE! Be sure to check out Dana’s other books too!

About the author…my sweet friend Dana Burkey

is a self-published author living in Washington State. Although she is from Ohio, she has been enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest for the last 7 years. Before moving to Washington, Burkey attended college in Ohio where she majored in theater with a minor in creative writing. Burkey works full with in camping, spending her days with K-5th graders. She began self-publishing her YA romance novels in August of 2014, hoping to write stories that can be enjoyed by YA readers of any age. Her books feature a lack of swearing, drinking, and sex, in an effort to allow younger readers to connect with her stories without bad influences. Burkey is currently working on a few projects, which she is looking forward to sharing with readers soon!

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Workout with Christina Carlyle!

Last night as I did my nightly pursing of Pinterest {I know you do it too ;)} I stumbled upon a something I pinned a few months ago. It totally reminded me of why I love Christina Carlyle! She is the best and SO amazingly encouraging! Head over to her website and fall in love with her!

In the mean time check out her Lazy Girl Thigh Workout! It’s one of my all time favorites for a number of reasons, you can do it any where at any time, its quick and you get to lay down while you do it…yes who doesn’t love that! Below I shared Christina’s image but if you head to her website {click the picture below} there is a link to her workout video!!

Lazy girl thigh workout

Be sure to check out Christina’s “programs” section! There are some really great offers like the Reshape Exercise Plan for just $27!!! I really want it…I think I’m going to get it today! Thank you to Christina for the awesome image! XOXO If you haven’t already subscribed please do!

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