New Leotards ALERT!

We are beyond thrilled to share some of Lizatards newest leotard additions!
Gabbi has been LOVING both of these leotards (even though she’s been sick she has been wearing them daily!)

First up is this FERCE leo!


It’s a Jungle Leotard is covered in the coolest lions you’ll ever see! The gorgeous shades of pinks, purples and reds make this leotard an absolutely show stopper! I’m sure this will be a favorite in the summer with jean shorts!

Next up is this whimsical leotard!


Unicorn Leotard (in Lilac) This leotard is life to Gabbi…unicorns, rainbows, hearts AND it purple! What?! It’s like all her favorite things rolled into one! Again, this will definitely be worn with shorts in the summer! This beautiful leotard is also available two other colors: mint and black! We definitely plan to get Gabbi them!

Once again Lizatards didn’t disappoint…in fact they hit it out of the park with these leotards!

When ordering leotards: Always remember to reference the sizing chart and make sure you know your gymnasts torso measurements to ensure the right fit!

Want to save a some $$$ use code: gabbi10off

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Shopping and Making an Impact!

I have mentioned so many times about our love for  Lizatards! We not only love the quality and selection of their leotards but who they are! You may remember the California Fundraiser leotards from the end of last year, the proceeds from those leotards went to the families that had been devastated by the horrible fires!! How amazing right?!? Lizatards does more than that…

Everyone who shops at  Lizatards is helping them donate to the Children’s Heart Institute, and a local YMCA Gymnastics Center to benefit the gymnastics programs, averaging $2500-$4000 a year!!!

Lizatards also supports different non-profit organizations.

Fun fact! When you buy a Medal Hangers you are actually helping benefit Rise Up Industries, which is a non-profit organization that provides: job training, counseling and programs to formerly gang involved individuals and at-risk individuals! How awesome is that!

Lizatards 'Gymnast' Medal Rack Hanger- Black, Blue, Purple or Pink

If you been wanting to get your gymnast a Medal Hanger please consider getting one from Lizatards!!

You can read more about Rise Up Industries HERE

Over the last year and a half our daughter Gabbi has been an ambassador for this amazing company! We love the leotards, the people, the friends we’ve made and of course the giving back! Big News!! Lizatards will be announcing new 2019 Lizatards Ambassadors in the next few months. If your gymnast is social, loves posting and likes free leos you might be right! Lizatards will be picking our Ambassadors at the beginning of February, so head over to

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NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

The Biblical Theology Study Bible is an absolutely wonderful study bible! This is exactly what I have been looking for  as I read through the bible, I especially love detailed verse by verse commentaries of this bible.


Lets address the elephant in the room I’ve seen a lot of negativity surround the size of this bible. In a world where you can hold a entire bible in the palm of your hand I would have to agree that yes this big it huge, yes it is heavy, however I do not agree that the size makes it difficult to use or take to church or bible studies, in fact my husband and I take this bible to church every Sunday and would recommend taking it to anyone who has this bible!


I personally love that there are over 20,000 commentary notes in this study bible! This is so important to me especially when I read a passage that is hard to understand or confusing. Along with the commentary there is wonderful concordance that is more detailed than than any other study bible I’ve ever had!

As with any study bible there are full color charts and the maps. These Charts really bring the bible alive. Some of the charts inlcude: The Lord’s Appointed Festivals, Stages in Israel’s Journey, Character Traits in Proverbs, Timeline of Prophets, New Testament Chronology, The Twelve Apostles and Parables of Jesus.
I recommend the Biblical Theology Study Bible to anyone who wants to study the bible more in-depth.


Marvel at the big story; savor each detail

Biblical Theology allows you to ponder the individual stories and themes of Scripture while observing how they all fit together in God’s grand biblical narrative.

With three articles introducing Biblical theology and 25 articles unpacking key themes of Scripture, the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible equips you to follow the progressive unfolding of God’s story. Helpful introductions to books and sections of the Bible combined with 20,000 verse-by-verse study notes will guide you to a clearer understanding of every portion of Scripture. Previously published as NIV Zondervan Study Bible | The full text of the New International Version (NIV), the most widely read Bible translation in contemporary English, trusted for its combination of accuracy, readability, and beauty | 28 theologically rich articles by authors such as Tim Keller and Kevin DeYoung | 20,000 verse-by-verse study notes | Hundreds of full-color photos, more than 90 maps, and over 60 charts | Comprehensive book introductions | Over 60 trusted contributors | Cross-references and the NIV Comprehensive Concordance | Single-column, black letter edition | Two ribbon markers | Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface | 9.1-point print size

ISBN-10: 0310450403

ISBN-13: 978-0310450405

Please Note: The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible was previously published as the NIV Zondervan Study Bible. Study notes and content are the same. Updates include: the new Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface; a new three-column layout; hundreds of pages thinner and more visually appealing.

Thank you to Booklook Bloggers for the opportunity to read and review this book! 

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Garb Inc. Jr. Golf Apparel!


Do you have a Junior Golfer? If you do then you need visit Garb Inc! We are absolutely loving this brand! We first got introduced to Garb in July 2018 and since then Simon has loved everything he has from them!


Garb Inc is the original junior golf apparel brand, founded 1996 and currently one of VERY few companies that cater to junior golfers but I’ll tell you what in our opinion Garb defiantly leads the pack!

garb3At PGA camp many of the other parents asked about Simon’s clothing. They loved that he look like a miniature golfer, not just a kid wearing shorts and a polo {their words} none of them felt their children looked put together enough for PGA camp. They all commented on the fabric of Simons polo and pullover! Of course I led them all to the Garb Inc website!

Lets talk quality because it is AWESOME! I cannot tell you how many times I have washed his Garb clothes, especially the shorts and pull over! All items look like they just arrived from Garb. No pilling, snagging, ripping or fading {that isn’t the case with some other Golf Polos he got at the same time} Oh and the shorts can be used a swim trunks…Simon’s favorite in fact!


Pictured: Corey Boys Golf Hat Dalton Hybrid Golf/Swim ShortsRobbie Boys Polo | Matthew Boys Pullover

garb4I highly recommend Garb Inc if you are looking for some fashionable, function and great quality Golf gear for your little golfer! There is some amazing girls golf apparel too!




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New Leo ALERT at Lizatards!!!

OMG friends, Lizatards has a new leotard that we are absolutely swooning over! Not only does it have our favorite strappy back but it’s just all over GORGEOUS!! I mean just look at it!



This “Blue Pulse” Leotard is soft, comfortable and sure to become every gymnasts favorite! The gorgeous blues, purples and pinks created such a fun look! Gabbi wore this leo to practice the day it arrived and EVERYONE loved it! Check out that strappy back…WOW!

Head over now and pick up this Blue Pulse leo for you gymnast or dancers…they will love it!

BUY “Blue Pulse” Leotards NOW!

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sg2Strive Girl is an AMAZING Girl Clothing line on a mission to empower the next generation of female athletes! I first got connected with Strive Girl in July 2018 and I immediately knew that this company was special! Not only do I love this mission but the owner and her daughters are equally as amazing at the company they have created!

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the amazing GRL PWR quote shirts! We picked our two favorites. “Beast Mode” and “Get it, Girl

sg4Not only are they the cutest tees ever but seriously the most comfortable! Gabbi wants to be comfortable all the time so she wears these tees all the time. They have traveled with us to California twice and Seattle more times than I can count!

sg1EVERY SINGLE time she wears one of these tee shirts people literally stop us where ever we are to ask “where is your daughters shirt from” I honesty have loved spreading the Strive Girl love!

Over the last few months their line has EXPLODED with so many adorable and empowering items…seriously I wish I could go on a shopping spree for Gabbi on the Strive Girl website!

sg3Be sure to head over to the Strive Girl website and pick up some awesome stuff for your Rock Star daughter!

Here are a few of our favorite new items!

Strong Looks Pretty on You Sweatshirt
Strong Looks Pretty on You Sweatshirt:
Goal Digger™ Royal Blue Leotard
Goal Digger™ Royal Blue Leotard:
Legit our favorite leo ever! I really want to get this for Gabbi!
This Girl Can Sweatshirt
This Girl Can Sweatshirt:
UMMM Heck yes she can!
Self Love Club Slumber Set
Self Love Club Slumber Set:
Absolutely love this!
Be sure to follow Strive Girl on Instagram to stay up to date on new inventory! @Strive_Girl

Happy New Year Workout!

Happy Good Morning friends! OMG Happy New Year! 2019??? WOW!

Who’s ready for a new year workout?! If you’re like me and like to scroll through Pinterests fitness boards, then you know there are a TON of workouts for every fitness level and every fitness interest!

Here are a few of my favorite arm workouts! I always seem to go back to these or try to pin over and over 🙂

Always remember:

  • Push your body, but know your boundaries make sure all workouts are being done safely.
  • Increase or decrease the weight based on you fitness level
  • Increase or decrease reps to fit your fitness level

This workout is my absolute favorite arm workout, its super quick but you will feel the BURN! Pop in some earbuds and play your favorite mix and you’re good to go!



This is a great video workout!


Click here for the awesome video workout!


Love this one during commercial breaks 🙂



This is a great workout if you have a little bit more time to devote!


One of my favorite things about arm workouts is that you can do them any where at any time {unless we’re talking power lifting…but thats an entirely different thing!!} Seriously though, you can get a good workout in during your favorite tv show. Happy workout!

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