BIG News from Flip Flop Leos and a GIVEAWAY!

FlipFlop Leotards

Style, fun & comfort in an affordable leotard!

ff1I have some fun and exciting news! My sweet friend Debbie creator of Flip Flop Leos has a BRAND NEW website! {Congratulations Debbie! Gabbi and I are so excited!!}

To celebrate the new site Debbie and I have cooked up a giveaway! Before we get to the giveaway I wanted to talk a little bit about the new website!

Before the new website, Flip Flop Leos were most easily found on eBay in the Flip Flops Leos shop, which is great for us, we love eBay and I shop on it regularly and have for over a decade. However, not everyone is comfortable with eBay. I know quite a few who just aren’t into it. Debbie noticed this as well and decided it was time to have a stand alone website!!! {*This new site is NOT replacing the Flip Flop Leos eBay shop it’s still there. All who are not comfortable with eBay now have the ability to get these amazing leotards!}

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If you are a regular or semi regular reader than you know that we ADORE Flip Flop Leos, but if you are new here I wanted to share a bit about why Debbie’s leos are our favorites. It all started in February, I really wanted to get her some new “fun” leotards. I searched a number sites but I honestly wasn’t thrilled with the prices $30-$50 per leotard just wasn’t what we wanted to spend. Then I thought I’d check to see what was on eBay. I typed in “gymnastics leotards” and if I remember right Flip Flop Leos was the 2nd or 3rd listing and I thought “Oooh those are cute!” and the prices were amazing!  Gabbi’s first Flip Flop Leo was the ADORABLE Hot Air Balloon and it was a shocking $14!!! When the leo arrived it was not only GORGEOUS but the fit was amazing, truly as if it was custom-made for Gabbi {Flip Flop Leos eBay listings all have a sizing guide to ensure the right fit!} and my friends the rest is history.

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IMG_0632Since that first Flip Flop Leos we have accumulated an entire rack {like we could open a store 🙂 } Gabbi adores all the cute styles. I love the fit, they are not cut high on the hip and have a wider crotch, meaning full coverage at all times! These are the only leotards that do not give Gabbi red pressure marks after wearing for a while!

ff7Our Gym now expects Gabbi to wear a different leo to each practice and her coach has defiantly learned they are all Flip Flop Leos! Her coach LOVES Gabbi’s donut leo {sorry its no longer available} We are continuously stopped at practice with a “OMG where is her leotard from?”

Truly I could go on and on…and on! We love them and thats that 🙂

Don’t forget to follow Debbie on Instagram  to see all the newest styles first!

GIVEAWAY TIME!! 

Click HERE or the image below to enter!  

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PLEASE follow all prompt {rules} to be properly entered in the giveaway. 

This giveaway runs from July 21st until July 29th *US residents only please. A winner will be randomly selected on July 30th and contacted shortly after. **Winner has 5 days to respond, if not a new winner will be selected | Follow giveaway prompts {we check} or entry will be deleted | Entry void if you have won a Life in Bloom giveaway in the last 4 months | *please no fake accounts or emails {its just not fair to other entrants}

G o o d   L u c k!

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 for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Flip Flop Leos. *Please note although we have received lovely gifts from Debbie we regularly purchase Flip Flop Leos and we pay regular price. I am not a rep or ambassador for Debbie. We TRULY love her brand and will continue to partner with her as long as we can!

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*I’ve had a lot of questions asking why I’m now including “no fake accounts or emails” Unfortunately my last few giveaways had multiple entries from fake emails, meaning one or more persons made up multiple accounts to get more entries, in addition they also didn’t follow the rules making it be completely unfair to those who are following the directions. 

 

Beach Girl Bands

BEACHGIRL Bands

Do you have untamable baby hairs or fly aways you just can’t seem to get out of your face? Ugh, both Gabbi and I do and it drives us CRAZY!

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Gabbi has a whole row of baby hairs right at her forehead and those darn hairs are totally untamable, especially during gymnastics practice! It doesn’t matter how tight I make a braid or how much gel/ hairspray I use, those little stinkers seem to always end up in her eyes! What’s a mama to do?

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Become a BeachGirl! I know, you’re probably thinking “um what? How’s that going to help?” Ha! It will, I promise! Beach Girl Bands are a line of the cutest adjustable and non slip headbands!

To get the full effect of how awesome these headband are and help Gabbi untamable baby hairs, here is a before and after photo

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Awesome right?

Beach Girl Bands have saved the day from crazy baby hairs and prevented irritated eyes & mama frustration! They have become Gabbi’s favorite accessory, and I know we will be getting more…and more…and more!

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GBBThese headbands are AMAZING! Gabbi wore her polka dot headband to a 2 hour practice the other night. I did her hair about 2 -3 hours before we left the house, she NEVER once adjusted it. She took it off right before bed and not one single baby hair had snuck out in to her forehead! Seriously I couldn’t believe it! We are 100% in love with these head bands! We will be stocking up on these babies! Her headband went on at about 2pm and came off at about 10:30pm!!! Now that’s some serious staying power!

One things that really sets Beach Girl Bands apart from the rest is that they are size adjustable {fitting between 19-22!} Making these perfect for children and adults {all my runners out there, Beach Girl Bands will be perfect for you!} The adjustable sizing also means no more too tight headbands…we’ve all been there and we’ve all suffered that horrible headache that comes with it! GBB2Beach Girl Bands are non slip as well so no more adjusting your headband a million times a day, making Beach Girl Bands perfect for ANYTHING Shopping, Relaxing at beach or pool, Gymnastics (of course), Running, Hiking, and pretty much any sport or activity you can think of! Oh, and they are machine washable!! Yay no more stinky sweaty headbands!

Beach Girl Bands come in a ton of different patterns and styles so you are sure to find he perfect headbands for your personality!

Here are some of our favorites:

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From left to right

Mermaid Life Hello Summer | The Sprinkle on my Doughnut | I love Pizza

Lemonade | Glitterati Purple | Emoji | Dog Days

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

I’m thrilled to have partnered with Beach Girl Band to giveaway this gorgeous Black Glitterati Headband and sticker pack!! Click image below to enter!

Congratulations Jewel!

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Thank you to everyone who entered! Please continue to check back for more giveaways!

This Giveaway will run from July 14th – July 21st. Winner will be randomly selected July 22nd and contacted shortly after. US residents only please. *Giveaway disclaimer: No fake accounts or emails please. Entry void if you have won a Life in Bloom giveaway in the last 4 months.

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Beach Girl Bands for sending us these adorable headbands!

*Although Beach Girl Bands did send me these items to feature I was not compensated for this post or required/ persuaded to give a positive review.

All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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These shoes are made for walking…

I know it may seem SO incredibly basic but walking is one of my all time favorite workouts! My husband and I go on nightly walks together and we love it, we talk about the day, up coming plans and our kiddos. We walk about 2.5 miles every night and its fantastic and we love it! I always try to encourage my friends who are trying to get into a workout habit to start walking! Plus, you don’t have to buy any special equipment!

I was beyond thrilled to find this awesome Bowflex 30 Walking Challenge! This makes it so easy to get into the habit of walking! Happy walking my friends!

30 Day Walking Workout Chart

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30 Day Challenge Printable Pack {FREE}

Oops!! This post was scheduled for July 1st {and the Gettin Fit with Brit announcement}, clearly that didn’t happen. Instead of waiting until August I decided to go ahead and post any way!

If you are thinking that this looks familiar you are right two years ago I started the 30 Day Challenge printable to help me and many other busy moms {and dad} have a clearly printed workout schedule. This is a revival and there will be additions coming soon!

30 Day Challenge Pack

Unfortunately over the last 18 months there have been many personal ups and downs and I totally and completely lost my momentum and encouragement. I have gain 15lbs  and ENOUGH is ENOUGH, I do not feel good about my self at all…not just appearance but motivation and energy. Please Join me in these 30 Challenges! I will post bi-weekly updates!

Each challenge starts at with minimal repetitions on day 1 and increases daily. For advanced more reps can be added to each day or do each challenge twice, once in the morning and once in the evening making each challenge more advanced.

Included in each 30 day challenge printable packet:

  • Squat Challenge
  • Torso Twist Challenge
  • Crunch Challenge
  • Plank Challenge
  • Bicep Curl Challenge
  • Donkey Kick Challenge
  • Jumping Jack Challenge
  • Burpee Challenge
  • Kettlebell Swing Challenge
  • Mountain Climber Challenge
  • Tricep Kickback Challenge
  • Push-up Challenge
  • Hydration Challenge
  • 10,000 Steps Challenge
  • Weight Loss Tracker

One of the things that I really love about this packet is that it is so easy to customize! Print the whole pack or just a few pages! Each page is colorful and easy to read! The pages can be printed and put on a bulletin board or in a binder OR since it is in pdf format you can just keep it on your desktop, tablet or phone and open it when needed {ibooks is great!}

Subscribe now to The Life in Bloom and DOWNLOAD the 30 Day Challenge packet for FREE for the month of March 

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Reader Questions:

Rhonda: Q: “So where did the idea for this packet come from?”

Brit: A: “I created this printable pack for my self because I felt like I was so busy all the time and I just wanted something that was fairly hardcore {meaning cover all or as many muscle groups as possible!} Plus get cardio, steps and water consumption!”

Sandy: Q: “Was this created for a particular age or fitness level?

Brit:: A: “No! This is for all ages and fitness levels. So far this pack it has been a hit college students and busy moms {and dads} on the go! It’s also perfect for those who spend a lot of time in the office or traveling, just print out the entire packet {or the workout you want to do} put it in a folder and take it everywhere you go! Each exercise is extremely easy to do on the go with minimal equipment!”

Danielle: Q: “What size of Dumbbells should I use?”

Brit: A: “Great question! You need to use what you are comfortable with! If you use 5 lb dumbbells stick to those {or the weight you use} and increase when you feel comfortable. Don’t increase until you are ready to prevent injury”

Carly: Q: “I’ve never used a Kettlebell before, what weight would you recommend?”

Brit: A: “If you have never used a kettlebell I personally recommend starting with a lighter one. The weight in Kettlebells is distributed quite a bit different then how it is in  dumbbells. So to prevent injury I would suggest starting with a 5lb or 10lb and work your way up to a heavier one. I recommend the Tone Fitness set this is a GREAT starter set and includes 3 kettlebells {5lb, 10lb, 15lb}”
I really hope you all enjoy this principle packed so much and if you have any suggestions for workouts to be added to this pack please let me know either comment or email me! I’d love to hear from you!

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Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK!!

Over the last year my Gettin Fit with Brit series kind of dwindle off…life got crazy and busy. Since January of this year I have received 1000’s {yes thousands} of emails, tweets, messages and texts asking me to “PLEASE bring back Gettin Fit with Brit”! To be honest the messages where quite humbling and touching! To know that I have given support to countless women around the world has overwhelmed me with emotion! After great struggle with my own weight and fitness I want all of you to know that Gettin Fit with Brit is BACK! Starting tomorrow I will be posting regularly!

Thank you to each and every one of you who sent me emails it means so much to me and has been the motivation that I needed! ❤

I have a bunch of new fun ideas and challenges I can’t wait to work on!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO see you tomorrow!

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Rock Your Hair 20% off sale!

Want great hair that smells great? Then take advantage this Rock Your Hair AMAZING deal! HURRY because this sale ends JULY 5th at 11:59!

ORDER HERE!! 

Ready to tame fly-aways? Rock Your Hair has partnered  Annie LeBlanc and created the brand-new Annie R♥CKS Cheer, Dance & Gymnastics Gel!!! Now get a flake-free hold that will last all day. Great for slick backs, braids and buns. Use on dry or damp hair. We cannot wait to get ours!

Don’t forget to some Rock Swag but hurry sizes and quantities are limited!

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Dippin Daisy’s Swimwear

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Sun, swimming and fun! That’s what’s summer is all about…oh and of course cute swim wear right?!! When you have a little girl who loves to change her bathing suit three or four times an afternoon you quickly learn that not all swimwear is created the same. We have searched high and low for the perfect bathing suit for Gabbi that can withstand constant pulling, tugging, being washed multiple times a week, going in the pool and lake and withstand wrestling with her brothers, all while being cute!

Enter Dippin Daisy’s!!

Last month Gabbi got these two ADORABLE bikinis from Dippin Daisy’s

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This is the Leopard Purple Sequin Bikini with Fringe. This is the most gorgeous bikini ever!

4321G wears it all the time…it doesn’t even have to be hot out {we live in PNW so it could be 100 one day then 50 the next} She wears it when she reads, when she practices gymnastics, watching movie…seriously all the time! The purple sequin bottoms and triangle top are made from the cutest sequin fabric, its lined so its super comfy and NOT one single sequin has come off this bikini! The fringe is the cute pinky, purple, coraly leopard fabric!

There are multiple different colors of this Fringe Bikini and guess what?! They are currently on sale for $29.99!!! We love this one too!

Girl's Light Blue Sequin Triangle Bikini with Fuchsia Fringe - Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear
  Star Bow Bandeau Bikini is just the cutest!
IMG_1016The giant red bow top and blue and white star bottoms makes for the perfect 4th of July Bikini! Star Bow Bandeau Bikini is very well made, comfortable, dries fast and the colors don’t bleed! The top is tube top style made in the same blue and white star fabric with a beautiful red bow attached to it with a red halter top tie, the bottoms are higher waisted and full coverage on the bottom. This bikini will sure to become a summer staple for any all american cutie!

This cutie comes in a bunch of other colors and they are on SALE for $34.99! We also love this one!

Girl's Aqua Chevron with Pink Bow Bandeau Bikini - Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear

I love that Dippin Daisy’s is not just pretty, but extremely well made! We have had bathing suits in the past that are so lovely but after a few days of swimming, running and playing they it’s starting fall apart, fading or the dye starts to bleeding (ugh, one of my biggest pet peeves!)

Gabbi has played in the pool, done the slip n slide (a ton), she has done tumbling in it, played tag and wrestled with her very rough brothers in these bikinis and they both still look pristine!

Bikini’s not your thing? No worries! Dippin Daisy’s has a ton one piece bathing suits as well! Look at how adorable this one is!! We love it!

Girl's Mint Fringed Multi Zigzag One Piece - Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear

Dippin Daisy’s is not just children’s swimwear, their women’s line is equally gorgeous!

Head over to Dippin Daisy’s and see all the gorgeous swimwear they carry {both girls and women}

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Dippin Daisy’s for sending Gabbi these adorable bikinis!

*Although Dippin Daisy’s did send me these items to feature I was not compensated for this post or required/ persuaded to give a positive review.

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