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!

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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

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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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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!

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Lizatard Love!

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Happy JUNE…wait…what the heck it’s June? Seriously May came and went in the blink of an eye!

I was thinking….it’s been a while since we’ve shared new leos hasn’t it? Hmmm well there’s no time like the present right?

If you’ve been with us for a while then you know that we love Lizatards and are thrilled to be on the Lizatards ambassador team! This month Gabbi got some ridiculously cute leos and we couldn’t wait to share them!

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Lizatards

Two Toned Bright Chevron Leotard:

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This leotard is ADORABLE & a must have for any gymnast or dancer! Gabbi usually doesn’t like two or more fabric because of the seams (they really bother her) but she adores this leo and wears it around the house and with shorts!
The pewter at the top has a beautiful sparkle to it and the tie dyed bright chevron is sparkly!

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Red, White and Blue Ribbons Leotard:

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This leotard is not only gorgeously patriotic but it is so comfortable (according to Gabbi of course) Gabbi was thrilled when she saw it, she loves everything and anything red, white and blue. The blue has a glistening sheen to it when the light catches it making it an attention grabber! I think we’re going to have to get Gabbi a red pair of bar shorts to go with this leo!

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As with her other Lizatards leos these are of the same great quality and fit! Gabbi is so narrow making some leotards fit her in the torso but they end up being super baggy in the body, that has never been the case with any of her Lizatards! It’s truly like the sizing is based on her as the model! *Gabbi is wearing a Lizatards CM and normally wears a 6/7 in Justice clothing. 

Gabbi also LOVES and really wants these Leotards:

 

 

QOTD (question of the day)
Head over to the Lizatards website and tell us which is your favorite leotard!

We have shared with SO many moms our love for Lizatards and nine times out of ten those same moms get their daughters Lizatards too! They are ALWAYS thrilled with their Lizatards Leotards as well!

Seriously Friends you NEED some Lizatards in your life!

*there are no sales codes or affiliate link in this post, I am not making money on this post.

Be sure to check out Lizatards website, there are so many great leotards to choose from!

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We love FlexiFoot!

{*The original FlexiFoot posts was unfortunately deleted during a software update.}

ff5Gabbi received this beautiful Holo Pink FlexiFoot Advanced, she loves the color so much and it is SO sparkly! My little gymnast sure loves her FlexiFoot! 

Pink not your thing? No worries, the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher comes in a TON of different colors and patterns…serisould just have a look HERE!

A bit about FlexiFoot before we get into it!:

FlexiFoot is an arch stretcher designed to improve foot and arch flexibility for dancers, swimmers, divers, gymnasts and synchronized swimmers. FlexiFoot is a ruggedly constructed stretcher with a raised and padded heel holder that provides comfort and increased stretch range. This product is for serious athletes. Pointe range will improve with use but as with all athletic pursuits, listen to your body and work your way up to full stretch. Warm up prior to use, and stop if there is pain. Consult your coach, instructor or physician about use. Never use on an injured foot. Use equipment at your own risk. Improper use can lead to injury

ff1We knew the FlexiFoot was going to be perfect for Gabbi for a number of reasons, the biggest being that she has very stiff muscles and little flexibility in her ankles and feet, making it very difficult for her to keep her toes pointed. She also has a very difficult time keeping her leg in a straight line…hip to knee to ankle to point, she tends to roll her knee and ankle inward.

She has been using the FlexiFoot regularly before and after most practices and we have seen a HUGE improvement! One thing that we noticed right of the bat was the foot/ankle strength she gained, especially on the beam. During practice warm ups in the past I would see her get fatigued fairly quickly. Now, it’s a totally different story! She is able to be up on her toes as long as she needs to be, her Coach was so impressed by the quick change that she even asked what Gabbi had been doing!

Her points have changed beautifully as well. She has so much more arch flexibility.
That straight leg line I mentioned above has improved drastically. Another coach even told her how much change she had noticed! YAY FlexiFoot!

Her over all leg flexibility and form has been improving as well. While using her FlexiFoot her toe stays in a point training her little legs to stay that way, while her foot is both in and not in the FlexiFoot. Having her foot in the FlexiFoot has helped to keep her hips square which is huge for her because that has been a big struggle.

We love the FlexiFoot so much…I even use it from time to time. I have severe arch issues and suffer from extreme tightness in my feet and ankles. I was surprised at how much the FlexiFoot help me and honestly help alleviate some of the pain!!!

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One of the biggest questions I get is “how long does Gabbi use her FlexiFoot?” This will defiantly range from athlete to athlete and ability. As it is right now she uses it most evenings for 3-5 minutes on each foot and before and after practice. She likes to read or watch TV while using it! She ALWAYS warms up before she uses it and stops if there is pain. The key is listening to your or your athletes body. Do not over stretch or you could end up with an injury. I cannot use it for nearly as long as Gabbi, but I’m getting there 🙂

Another question is about the FlexiFoot sizing, specifically if it only come in one size? No, actually the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher comes in three different sizes

  • Youth: This size is for pre-pointe dancers and young athletes. The Youth heel is slightly lower and the stretch bands are closer to accommodate a small foot.
  • Adult: This size accommodates most athletes. The heel cradle is larger and the bands are further out from the heel section to allow for a larger foot.
  • X Large: This size is generally for men. The heel rest is larger and there is a greater distance between the band and heel rise to accommodate larger feet. The stretch bands are also slightly looser to allow a larger foot to be placed under the bands. For men, the Advanced model is recommended for stronger resistance.

It also comes in tow different styles

  • FlexiFoot: This stretcher has a double layer of extra heavy resistance Theraband to provide comfortable but strong resistance. This is excellent for new athletes with little point flexibility.
  • FlexiFoot Advanced with StretchLock: For advanced athletes that enjoy the Theraband resistance but benefit from the additional resistance of a hook and loop band that will lock in the desired place.

So finding your perfect fit it no problem!

Do you really need a arch stretcher if you don’t dance? Well pointed toes and ankle flexibility are pretty much a necessity in gymnastics. In fact gymnastics especially floor is incredible dance like {just youtube the floor routines for the Final 5 at the Rio Olympics} Pointed toes are need for handstand, splits, leaps and on and on.

Who would have thought she’d enjoy stretching as much as she does!

If you have a gymnast, dancer, swimmer or anything in between who struggles with foot flexibility I would defiantly encourage you to get your hands on a FlexiFoot!

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FlexiFoot is more than just their Arch Stretcher! They also have the Pointe Prefector {Gabbi want one so bad!} After seeing it you’ll know why!

Point Perfecter is a multi-functional resistance system that strengthens your ankles, legs, and for certain athletes such as dancers, gymnasts, and divers, it focuses your attention on improving your toe point. Use this in combination with your FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher for the perfectly sculpted toe point.

HOW TO’S:

How to use the FlexiFoot Arch Stretcher  

Hoe to use the Point Perfecter

RETAIL LOCATIONS:

Texas

Dancer’s Closet Westlake  (512)327-0200

3267 Bee Caves Rd, STE 133

Austin, TX 78746

Dancer’s Closet Round Rock (512)828-0800

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Round Rock, TX 78664

Movin’ Easy Dance Wear (512)474-0980

404 West 30th St

Austin, TX 78705

 

Arkansas

In Motion Dance and Athletic Wear (479)366-2307

339 N. West Ave.

Fayetteville, AR 7270

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Linda and Natalie at FlexiFoot for sending us this beautiful FlexiFoot!! I apologize for the accidental deleting of the original post, I tried for months to get it back :(! 

*Although FlexiFoot did send us this, I was not compensated for this post, nor was I persuaded in any way to give a positive review. All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & FlexiFoot.

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