Train Trendy with Catchies!

Giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who entered!

catchies4We love gymnastics and I love to share about all the pretty leotards we find and the best gym equipment out there for your how gym! One thing I never talk about is something very real and plagues every single gymnast at one time or another…rips and blisters, specifically those on wrists due to grips. These are very painful and can be caused by the constant rubbing of the grips so, wristbands are a must! Wristbands create a barrier between the grip its self and the gymnasts wrist, but heres the thing not all wristbands are created equal and in fact some really shouldn’t be worn under grips {I’ve had the bloody wrist to back that up} For the most part if you look most girls are wearing the basic terry cotton sweat wristbands under their grips, but they are just not very comfortable, they are bulky and can get really itchy. Gabbi is SUPER picky about texture and I’m here to tell you those are not her cup of tea! She HATES them and if she does wear them its not fun! What the heck is a mom to do? Protecting her wrists there MUST, so, friends I would like to formally introduce you to Catchies!

About Catchies:

Created by a gymnastics coach/mom looking to shake things up and make bands FOR GYMNASTS!

Tired of the wrist and hand rips, the slippery bulky wristbands, rough fabrics, and PLAIN options….. We decided things needed to change! That is how we came up with our patented wristbands! The unique length and premium fabric and fit are softer, super-safe, and protective!

We TRAIN TRENDY, KEEP IT HAPPY, and GIVE BACK!

Through high quality and fun accessories, we make sure all gymnasts can show their style and train trendy!

We know gymnasts are the hardest working athletes in the world.  Catchies wants to help put the “happy” in gymnastics.

At Catchies we also LOVE our wildlife!!

We believe it is our responsibility (and we all know how responsible gymnasts are!) to take care of the at-risk animals we share our planet with! Catchies gives 10% or more to proven and trusted wildlife conservation organizations, and efforts.

Catchies is a green company with 100% RECYCLED, RECYCLABLE and/or COMPOSTABLE packaging!

We keep our BIODEGRADABLE PROMISE!

catchies5After reading about Catchies I was hooked! Not only is Heather {the mom behind Catchies} the best and loves to give back but she has also created wristbands that are not only cute but they are soft and not bulky at all yet still give AWESOME protection! I love their #TRAINTRENDY! How cute is that!

catchies3From the moment Gabbi’s Catchies arrived she LOVED them! She immediately commented on how “soooooooooft” they are! They are not bulky at all, in fact they are very slim fitting! Catchies are double layered so they have give all the protection your gymnasts needs while not having the extra bulky that those above mentioned terry ones have. They did not exacerbate existing healing blisters which was a huge win!

Gabbi loves wearing them during bar and vault training. Catchies actually fit perfectly under her wrist stabilizers, she wears Tiger Paws. These can also rub and become uncomfortable without a barrier, prior to Catchies she couldn’t wear any bands under them because they were just too bulky, Catchies for the win AGAIN!

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So lets be real here, one wristband pet peeve I have {since my gymnastics days} is that they snag like crazy, especially if the grips used have velcro wrist closures. Our Catchies have not snagged once at all, they look beautiful even after hours of wear!

Gabbi doesn’t wear grips full time yet and I really wanted to make sure they were used to their full capacity so her friend used Catchies during her level 7 team practice! The verdict? “AMAZING!” her mom ordered her two pair before they even left the gym, now if that isn’t a glowing review I don’t know what is! My hope is that all the teams at our gym will start transitioning to Catchies wristbands!!

Catchies currently offer nine different prints/colors with an additional customizable option! These nine styles with without a doubt have your gymnast swooning! Check em out:

You love them don’t you?! We are basically dying to get out hands on ALL the adorable prints, especially the Llama and Halloween Catchies! I love the black and white options too! Get this…these bands are $14.99 {$19.99 for the competition styles} AMAZING right! So this means your gymnasts can have protected wrists and awesome style without breaking the bank!! YAY!
I want to extend a HUGE thank you to Heather at Catchies for partnering with me! You are awesome!

Giveaway is now CLOSED and winners have been contacted!

I have a very exciting announcement!!! I have partnered with Catchies for a amazing two winner giveaway!!! That’s right not one but two readers will win a pair of Catchies of their choice!! 
Catchies Giveaway will run from October 7, 2019 – October 24, 2019. Please note all entries will be checked and those who have not followed all prompts will be removed.

 

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Girl Power Sport GIVEAWAY!

The power to play. The power to change. The power to thrive.
Psst! There is a giveaway at the end!!

Today I am SO excited to share one of our most favorite gymnastics companies!! It’s called Girl Power Sport , its local to us {in Washington State}. I am confident once I introduce you to them you will love them as much as we do!

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ggps4We first became acquainted with them after Gabbi last year and immediately fell in love with their company and mission! Not only do they have the cutest leotards check out how cute this USA Swing Top and #GIRLPOWER capris leggings are! Oh SWOON over this team USA red star jacket!! This outfit will be absolute perfection on the 4th of July!ggps3

Fun Fact: Girl Power Sport is made in the USA and proceeds from every sale goes to charity!

Girl Power Sport also specializes in beautiful and unique fabrics that you don’t see with other companies!

One such fabric is the ridiculously adorable Gym Cat Leotard! Gabbi loves cats so of course it has become one of her favorite leotards and the fact that one cat is doing a back handspring it the CUTEST!

Not only is this leotard the cutest darn thing I’ve ever seen, it’s so incredibly well made! Quality is the most important thing when I buy my daughter leotards, honesty too often we buy Gabbi leotards and they fit great in the torso but are so darn baggy everywhere else that they just look ridiculous! Girl Power Sport has done a fantastic job on their leotard cut!

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Generally Gabbi is not a fan of leotards with more one fabric…she hates the seams, but this Girl Power Sport leotard is different! The seam between the kitty fabric and the pink fabric on the sides is very soft and she doesn’t even notice it! Also the pink fabric is shiny, often times that means that the inside of the fabric is rough, this fabric is not!

Guys we are absolutely loving this leotard and cannot wait to get her more, in fact…

There are so many GP SPORT lovelies on Gabbi’s wishlist:

GP SPORT Stella Space Cat Leotard, Main, color, BLUE

A bit about Girl Power Sport:

Girl Power Begins!  As a mompreneur, I wanted to create a company that encourages girls to be strong, active and goal driven.  I was born with a heart defect that limited my activity level.  After a number of heart surgeries, I set a goal to have an active lifestyle. So far, I have beat the odds and have run 21 marathons and 1 50k.  I want my children to learn the importance of hard work and perseverance on the field as an athlete as well as all aspects of their lives. I have used coaching as a way to encourage and impart the things I have learned that ultimately, you can overcome the odds. Through dance, gymnastics and sports, girls learn to be assertive, work as a team and test their abilities and strength. In the words of Shalane Flanagan, “Keep your head up, keep your heart strong,” I want girls who wear my products to feel pride, feel assertive, feel the sense of team and above all, feel they can beat the odds while maintaining a sense of kindness for others.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Girl Power Sport to giveaway a Gym Cat leotard to one lucky winner!

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We are going to do this giveaway old school!! Entering is easy!

Yep it’s that easy!

This giveaway will run until March 20th and I will select a winner using random.org

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Lisa at Girl Power Sport for the adorable leotard!

*Although GPS did send a leotard for partnering with them I was not compensated or persuaded to write anything I do not mean-  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own.

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Victoria Gear Hip Bands and Mini Loop Resistance Bands!

Happy Good Morning and Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Have you ever been so excited about a piece of workout gear or equipment you just can’t wait to use it again?

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That is EXACTLY how I feel about my Hip Bands and the Mini Loop Resistance Bands from Victorem! I cannot get enough of them, they are amazing!
Of course I’m going to tell you all about each set because I want you to be just as obsessed as me… but first…

I’ve never had anything like either of these bands before so I had no idea what to expect so I anxiously awaited their arrival. Wouldn’t you know the day they were set to arrive we were literally the last delivery of the day…past 9pm…ugh! I was so exhausted from the day but I couldn’t wait to rip into the box to check out all my goodies! I received the Hip Bands: Set of 3 and the Mini Loop Resistance Bands: Set of 5 two sets, {each set comes with a black carrying bag!}

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I can’t even tell you how excited I was when I opened everything! Even though I was EXHAUSTED I could not wait to use them…so I did! That first night I did…

Walking lunges and Squats with this little bad girl:

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Legs lifts with this small but might little lady:

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Honestly I was shocked at how much resistance each of these bands had, guys seriously I went to bed with sore glutes and thighs…which I loved!

I use both sets every single day and will be taking them on all our up coming vacations!

I thought about making a video but there is a bit more jiggle then I’m ready to share…I hope you understand ❤
Ok let me give you some more specifics on each set!
I love these! The mini loop bands are just like regular sized resistance bands but they are resized to fit perfectly around your legs and give you awesome resistance you didn’t know you were missing!
This set comes with five bands:
Extra Light
Light
Medium
Heavy
Extra Heavy
With the five different resistance levels you can add as little or as much resistance as you want to a TON of different exercises. Simply pull a loop up to above your knees, calves or ankles and get moving!
A few of my favorite works outs with these bands are…
Leg Lifts: 
  • I started out using the medium band but currently have been using the heavy and extra heavy!
  • Lay on your side with the band around your ankles, squeeze your butt and lift the top leg about 10-14 inches lower and repeat. I like to do 25-30 reps per leg and 2-3 sets.
  • Back Leg Lifts (I use the light band for this)
  • Start on all fours with band around your feet (I like to position it around the archea of my feet) extend one leg behind you. Lift the leg to hip level and then slowly lower it back down. I like to do 20 reps per leg and 2-3 sets.
Squat Side Kick:
  • Stand with legs hip width apart with band around ankles
  • Squat as normal the as you stand kick one leg out to the side,
  • lower leg and repeat squat and kick with the other side.
  • I like to do 20 reps per side and 2-3 sets
Bent Over Lateral Leg Raises: 
  • Start with a band of your choice right at or above the knees, on your hands and knees. Hands directly beneath your shoulders.
  • Place one of your legs straight out your side as show. Correct your balance with your other knee.
  • Tense your glute, raising that leg out until it is straight out to your side. Hold for 2-3 seconds.
  • Slowly lower it back down
  • I like to do 20 reps per side and 2-3 sets

High Knees:

This gives you the benefit of sprinting without the space requirements. They’re simple to do, just sprint on the spot, driving your knees and your hands upwards alternatively. I like to use the heavy band and do this workout for 1 min. 1-3 sets.

There are truly a ton of different workout you can do with these little bad girls but I will let you find some of your faves!

These come in multiple color schemes you can grab them HERE or click the color scheme you like below!

Victorem Mini Loop Resistance Bands – Set of 5

Victorem Mini Loop Resistance Bands – Set of 5

Victorem Mini Loop Resistance Bands – Set of 5

Hip Bands: Set of 3

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Oh my gosh I love love love love these! I’m obsessed!

This set comes with three extra wide fabric Bands (think extra wide elastic but way more durability) Just like the set above these babies fit perfectly around your ankle, knees or thighs and give you some serious resistance! The thick elastic band does not slip or roll during a workout so no stopping to adjust and ruining your pace, plus they are beautiful!

Here are a couple of my favorite workouts…

  • Donkey kicks: Place preferred band around your calves or above knees. I like to do 25 reps per side and 2-4 sets.
  • Reverse Lunges: Place preferred band above knees. I like to do 30 reps per side and 2-3 sets.
  • Squats: Place preferred band above knees and when I squat I like to press my knees out for a little extra burn! I like to do 50 squats and 2-3 reps.
  • Side Steps: Place preferred band above knees and literally walk from side to side. I like to walk to the left 25 steps then back to the right 25 steps and do 2-4 sets.

Both band sets are spectacular for:

  • Walking: With the band right above the knees begin walking (the more resistance in the band the deeper the burn) I like to take 20-30 steps then either turn or walk backwards. I do 2-3 sets
  • Side steps: Stand with legs slight apart with band above your knees a leading with your head thigh step to the side keeping the band tight the whole time. I like to step direction 10-15 steps then go back the other direction. I like to do 3-6 sets.
  • Squats:  Stand with legs hip width apart and squat. I like to do 50 reps and 2-3 sets
  • Walking Lunges: Stand with legs about hip width apart and band above the knees. Begin walking lunges. I like to do 25 lunges before I turn and walk again. I like to do 3-4 sets

These four pretty basic workouts alone will give you a burn you didn’t know you’ve always wanted!

These come in two different color schemes and you can grab them HERE or click the color scheme you like below!

 Hip Circle Resistance Bands

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I love these both styles of bands and HIGHLY recommend getting both sets!

Oh DUH! You probably want to know if I have had results, it’s only been about 2 weeks since these little bad girls arrived, but I can honestly say I am defiantly seeing results in the mirror…for sure there is more toning and definition every day! With absolute certainty I can tell you my legs are so much stronger and I feel the muscles more and more every day!

In all honesty I absolutely believe you will benefit from these no matter what your fitness level is…from ultimate beginner to hard core gym rat! These with give you the added resistance you never knew you always wanted. I rarely say “you need to go get this now” but guys honest you totally do!!

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Keep an eye out for my hip band glute activation post this week! 

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

THE GIVEAWAY!!!!! 

I stoked!! I have partnered with Nick at Victorem and together we are giving away not one, not two…not even three set but FIVE sets of the Mini Loop Resistance Bands! I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this awesome opportunity to giveaway something I love so much! Click on the images below and follow the prompts to be entered in this great giveaway!
The winners will be selected on March 1st and contacted via email so be sure your email is correct. Winners have five days to respond before they forfeit and another winner is selected.
I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Nick at Victorem!!

*Although Victorem did send me some gear as a thank you, I did not agree to give a positive review no matter what I really thought and I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are © The Life in Bloom & Victorem.

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Display 4 Bows {Giveaway}

Are you a Gymnastics, Dance, Cheer mom, or just a mom whose daughter loves hair bows? If so then chances are you have more bows then you know what to do with!

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I have been putting big bows on Gabbi since she was a wee little thing. I just love cheer bows so much…it must be my Texas pride showing!

d4b6Over the years Gabbi has collected a ton of bows {all sizes} and to be honest we kept them in a shoe box on her bathroom counter. About three or four months ago she discovered what we all lovingly refer to as Cheer Bows, if you are not familiar with a cheer bow then let me tell you the basics, they are big, stiff and gorgeous! We have collected quite a few so far and more just keep coming…its become an obsession! Well, if you know anything about Cheer bows then you know they cannot and should not be tucked away in a box, they are too pretty and NEED to be displayed…and there lies the problem! How on earth do we display these lovelies without them getting damaged? Ooh I know how! Display 4 Bows!!!

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Gabbi was clearly thrilled when her Display 4 Bows arrived!

Display 4 Bows is the coolest hanging bow display I have seen! It’s a long holder that can hold up to 7 bows! It can hand on the wall to display all your lovely bows! Putting a bow in the Display for Bows is easy, you just push the rubber band through the rubbery star, pull and voila! {the photo makes it clearer…I’m horrible at explaining it 🙂 }

 

So, how did you Display 4 Bows get started?

Two fathers developed Display 4 Bows after seeing the many cheer bows their daughters had accumulated over the years in competitive cheer.

In celebration of their hard work and memorable achievements the girls would display the bows around their room using tacks on the wall.

Their daughters’ love for this sport provided their father’s with the idea to manufacture display racks.

It was not long before the fathers realized that they had created something much more than a cheerleading bow display Rack. We quickly learned that other sports like gymnastics, dance, soccer, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse and field hockey also used hair bows as part of their team’s uniforms. This opened the Display 4 Bows to many markets and exciting growth took place

In addition to the hard-earned bows these athletes Display like trophies on our bow holder, they are finding that their bows are holding their glitter and team names longer because they are not being thrown in drawers or be shuffled around the room. Instead, they are displayed on the wall like trophies reminding them of their hard work and dedication to their sport.

Awwww a fathers love right!

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I love that Display 4 Bows is clear and sparkly because it doesn’t take away from the bow’s beauty! These displays can be personalized with your daughter’s name, team name, year or anything thing you would like!

What’s your favorite bow? This is Gabbi’s all time favorite Cheer bow! This baby not only lets her show her Seahawks love but it is SO sparkly!

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I want to thank the entire Display 4 Bows team for partnering with us for this awesome giveaway! We love you guys and it means so much ❤

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GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

I’m giving away 6, YES SIX Display 4 Bows display racks to SIX lucky readers! 

Click HERE or the image below to enter!  

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

This giveaway runs from July 25th until August 1st *US residents only please. Winners will be randomly selected contacted shortly after. **Winners have 5 days to respond, if not new winners 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}
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 6 WINNERS

Kylee

Jan

Kara

Danielle

Susan

Carly 

I have sent you each an email!
Bummed you didn’t win? Psst…there will be another Display 4 Bows in the next few months!!!

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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.

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Eurotard Dancewear

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Do you have a gymnast or dancer? If so, then you need to become acquainted with Eurotard Dancewear. Oh please let me introduce you!!

Eurotard Dancewear is an online retailer that specializes in the most beautiful gymnastics and dance wear that you can imagine! Seriously head over to their website and have a look!

Before we get into the leotards I wanted to share a little about Eurotard Dancewear:

Eurotard Dancewear is an internationally recognized brand dedicated to bringing happiness, confidence and individual style to dancers around the globe. We believe that how a dancer feels is just as important as what a dancer wears. This concept is what inspires us to consistently design leotards, non-run tights, separates and accessories that are comfortable, durable and uniquely fashionable; so dancers can feel as strong and beautiful as they look.
The quality of our products is unparalleled; our collections of dance, praise and gym wear are constructed using only the softest fabrics, richest colors and strongest materials. Careful attention to detail goes into each and every one of our garments, from the double surged seams and quick dry linings to the distinctive fashion designs.
Whether you are just now discovering Eurotard Dancewear or have been a loyal customer for years, we thank you for your interest and continued support.
Sincerely,
The Eurotard Dancewear Team

They also offer more than just leotards:

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Of course having a little gymnast I was drawn to every single gymnastics leotard, but if you have a dancer, then you need to check out this gorgeous lace back leo!

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Ok now on to the leos…

We were so excited to receive two of Eurotard Dancewear stunning gymnastics leotards in Little Peacock {in pink} and Disco Leopard.

This Little Peacock leo is SO shiny and sparkly.g7

Gabbi and I both said “oh my goodness” when we opened the package. This leo is so gorgeous catches the light like you wouldn’t believe. Gabbi loves this leo SO MUCH more than all her other “glam” leos.

Recently she wore this leo to practice she was swarmed! While on the floor other coaches kept going over to look at it and ask where it was from. Her coach told me later that she finally had to tell the other coaches they had to wait until after practice to ask questions about the leotard because she kept getting interrupted!! I mean look at it, can you blame them?!

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This leo is different from all the other embellished and multi piece leos that Gabbi has. Usually she does not want to wear leos with any kind of embellishments especially multi fabric piece leos because the stitching is scratchy due to the edge of the two fabrics being sewn together or the glue ends up leaving a rough spot on the inside of the leo. I totally get that, it would feel weird especially when it’s on the chest and a seen together design. Now when it comes to this Little Peacock leo there is a BIG difference, Eurotard  has a unique way of sewing the fabric together so that it lays flush with the rest of the leotard! Yay no rough edges!

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Now on to the Disco Leopard leo!

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Gabbi LOVES this leopard leo so much! I’m honestly not sure what she likes better, that is leopard print? Maybe it’s the bright colors? OR maybe it’s because it is SO sparkly!! There is so much adorableness to this leo it’s too hard to pick one reason to love it!


Gabbi wore this leo to practice the other night and as soon as we walked in the door coaches and parents where admiring it! One of the main comment was “I love opened back!” Seriously it is adorable.

This leo glitters in the light and shines bright in the sun! Gabbi couldn’t be more thrilled with it!

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Not only is it very striking but it’s tagless, if you have a daughter who loves leos than you get why this is such a huge deal! Gabbi really dislikes tags so this was a HUGE hit with her!

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Both of these leotards are beautifully made, the quality is impeccable and they have a very stunning sleek fit! We will for sure be long time customers of Eurotard Dancewear and their stunning leos!

These leotards are worth every penny and I would suggest to anyone who is a gymnast or has a gymnast to check out Eurotard!

I had promised some gymnastic practice photos but unfortunately the photos from practices didn’t come out as good as I had planned due to weather and lighting at the academy…blah! I really wanted some cool in “action” photos but with the insane daily snow and over cast sky it wasn’t happening!

NOW for the AWESOMENESS you have been waiting for! 

I have partnered with the lovely staff at Mia at Eurotard Dancewear to do a giveaway!!! Oh but there is more! Heres the really the FANTASTIC part…we are giving away not ONE, not TWO but THREE  Holographic Waves Leotards!!! Yep that’s right 3 winners! My favorite part? The winner gets to pick the color cherry or teal and size {child-adult}! Gabbi doesn’t have this leo but let me tell you she would LOVE to have it. It’s metallic and so stunning! You guys are so lucky!!

To enter click the image below! Good Luck! *I do check each entry so please no fake or duplicated accounts.

This giveaway will run from March 7th until March 22th!! Three winners will be randomly selected  on March 23rd and contacted shortly after. U.S Residents  **Winners have 5 days to respond, if not a new winner will be selected. 

Good Luck!

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*Although Eurtard Dancewear did send us these leos, I was not compensated or persuaded to give a positive review.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Eurotard.

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Flip Flop Leos Showcase

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ff1When I hear the word “Gymnastics” I think of the usual suspects…beam, bars, vault, floor…and of course LEOTARDS! I think most gymnasts would agree that leotards are one of the best parts of being a gymnast. Leotards have the fantastic and unique ability to show a gymnasts personality! Today we {my daughter G and I} are thrilled to be sharing Flip Flop Leos!
If you haven’t heard of Flip Flop Leos you are truly missing out on something amazing!

Flip Flops can be found on eBay {visit the store HERE!} and super sweet Debbie {the owner} has 30 years experience making Leotards! Here’s a bit of her story 🙂

When my daughter, Dana, was six years old she began gymnastics in a small recreational program, and that began a mother/daughter journey that continues to this day.  As she progressed to a gymnastics team and began working out over 20 hours a week I wanted to encourage her without being a “pushy” parent.  I decided that one of the ways I could do this was to provide a variety of gymnastics workout leotards so that she would feel pretty and special every day.  The cost of leotards available in catalogs (No internet then! Can you imagine??)  and pro shops drove me to get out my sewing machine and start sewing!  Dana competed all-around at the highest levels all the way through high school, eventually earning a full gymnastics scholarship to University of Denver.

By that time I had sewn hundreds of leotards for Dana, her friends, and the pro shop at her gym.  I learned that the leotards needed to be fashionable and FUN!  Ebay was just an online yard sale almost 13 years ago when I started selling on Ebay.  Now, hundreds of thousands of leotards later I’m still selling.  I have over 29,623 unique feedbacks with 100% positive rating.  I usually have over 200 styles listed at any one time.  I make matching warm-up leotards for teams, outfit many gym-acro teams, and even provide leotards for some pro shops.  I ship free domestically within 24 hours of any purchase.

Debbie is more than just a leotard maker she is a gymnastics mom which I love! And, let me tell you she is the sweetest business owner I have had the privilege to work with {seriously!}

ff4When you look at Flip Flop Leos the first thing that stands out is the ridiculous cuteness of them! Debbie has so many {SO MANY} different patterns that you are sure to find the perfect one for your gymnasts personality! After receiving our Flip Flop Leos there are a some things that I would love to tell you about Flip Flop Leos.

The first one I think any mama to a little girl will appreciate, the crotch is wider than all the other leos that G has. To be honest there are a few leo that G has that she is only allowed to wear at home because the crotch it is just too narrow…like inappropriately narrow…why? That is not the case at all with Flip Flop Leos! Debbie definitely knows what she’s doing, her leotards have the perfect size, not too wide and not too narrow. You may be thinking but if it’s wider won’t it hurt or leave pressure marks? G had gymnastics practice the day her Donut Leo arrived and she wore it for about 4 hours and there were no pressure marks, she told me it was her most comfortable leotard! That’s big because usually by the time practice is over she ready to change.

ff6The next thing that I love is the leotard cut! The straps are not too thin, the arm holes are not too tight or too loose (either can be a very uncomfortable issue) the leg is not cut high (I LOVE this) I love that her undies are 100% covered in her Flip Flop Leos!!!

My most favorite part about Flip Flop leos? Oh my goodness guys they fit G PERFECTLY. She has a longer torso but is very string bean skinny, this makes finding a leotard that fits fitted somewhat tricky. Some leotards fit awesome throughout her torso but are so baggy everywhere else, some fit great throughout her body but pull on her shoulder because the torso is too short. Ugh! I don’t know how Debbie does it but Flip Flop Leo are perfection.
In fact as I write this G is wearing her leo playing video games with her brothers…it’s just that comfortable!

ff2The cuteness of the Flip Flop Leos can not be denied! G’s donut leo arrived literally 1 hour before we needed to leave for gymnastics practice. Nearly every staff member and coach commented on how “adorable” her leo was! We got a lot of “where did you get her leotard?”

Flip Flop Leos has a special everyday save $5 when you spend $60!

Flip Flop Leos are all under $30 starting a $6.99 (specific sizes and styles) making Flip Flop Leos some of the most affordable leos out there with the LARGEST selection on the market! Flip Flop Leos also has INSANLY fast shipping!

We love the donut and hot air ballon leos so much that we already have a list of more we plan to get for little G! These are our top 5 favorite as of today 🙂

Kittens

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Cupcakes

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Cake Pops

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Sunflowers

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Sugar Skulls

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This giveaway runs from February 1st until February 9th . A winner will be randomly selected on February 10th and contacted shortly after. **Winner has 5 days to respond, if not a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

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Check out Debbie’s video on YouTube sharing how to get the right fit!
I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Debbie at Flip Flop Leos  for sending the beautiful Leotard!!

*Although Flip Flop Leos did send me *one leotard to review I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Flip Flop Leos. *We received the Donut leotard and purchased the hot air balloon leotard at full price.

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