Gym Digs Glow Tank Leotard GIVEAWAY {ENDED}!

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I’m really excited today because I get to introduce you to Gym Digs!

Gym Digs specializes in gymnastics wear for both boys and girls, not just workout leotards but warmups, shorts and some of the most beautiful competition leotards at fantastic prices!

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“Bright, cheerful and it glows in the dark.  Perfect for the gym or for a party!”

Gabbi received the Glow Tank Leo from Gym Digs while she was at school, and was ecstatic when she arrived home and saw it waiting for her! She could not wait to put it on, get her mat out and start working out in it! Of course she had to give it a test run outside…while it was snowing and freezing cold!

The quality of the Glow Tank leotard is fantastic it is a stretchy and comfortable… and it glows in the dark how cool is that!

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Since it arrived Gabbi has been pretty much glued to it…or in it!

Every time she wears it, she gets tons of compliments and comments! The day it arrived we ran to the store, she was wearing leggings over it and we were stopped by a mom asking where she could get the leo for her daughter, when she found out that it was a Glow in the Dark leo she ordered right then and there from her phone! Awesome huh?

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Not only did Gabbi get this adorable leotard but she also got the coolest ice pack! Anyone who has a kiddo in gymnastics knows aches and pains comes with the territory!

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Gym Digs is so much more than just a “Leotard Shop” they have set themselves apart from so many other online gymnastics retailers by offering a whole range of boy’s wear! While I do not have a son in gymnastics, I have quite a few friends who have sons in gymnastics, they’ve said that it can be difficult finding the right clothes for their gymnast sons. I think it’s fantastic that Gym Digs sees the need and has boy’s wear readily available.

But Gym Digs doesn’t stop there they also offer:

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Be sure to head over and visit the Gym Digs website and check out all their products and services!

 

Gym Digs has quickly become one of our most favorite gymnastics shops! We love their leotards so much and cannot wait to get more! These are Gabbi’s top three 🙂

Confetti Crush Leo:

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 Be Mine Valentines Leo:

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Golden Goddess:

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Gym Digs prices are awesome and they have a wide range of sizes but if your gymnast falls between sizes, no problem Gym Digs will make a custom size leotard to fit you or your gymnast like a glove for an additional $6!! Gabbi’s Glow Tank Leo is a custom size to fit her small yet long frame and it of course fits AMAZING!

Ok, my raving about Gym Digs wouldn’t be complete without to telling you about their beautiful competition leotards!

These are hands-down some of the most gorgeous competition leotards I have seen, and the best part? They cost $34 to $115!!! How awesome is that? Competition leotards can easily be upwards of $150+ which can be out of many families price range. Whether you’re spending $34 or $115 Gym Digs has a gorgeous competition leotard for your gymnast!

Here are our top competition leotard picks!

Zoeie – Candy Coral

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Kendall – Rainbow

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Gabbi will need a competition leotard later this year for a in house meet, which one should we get her? Which one is your favorite?
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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Tanya and Gym Digs for sending the awesome Leotard!!

*Although Gym Digs did send us this leotard, I was not compensated for this post.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. ALL images are ©The Life in Bloom & Gym Digs.

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Flip Flop Leos Giveaway! {Closed}

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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!

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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 🙂

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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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Garland Activewear {gymnastics leotards}

Custom made Gymnastic Leotards in St Augustine, Florida

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Who doesn’t love leotards {especially gymnastic leotards} I love that they have the ability to radiate a personality 100%! Such is the case with my Gabbi and her Under the Sea Mesh Back Leotard from Garland Activewear!

This stunning leo is the embodiment of my little girl, sparkly and bold with a whole lot of Mermaid sprinkled in!

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I am THRILLED to be collaborating with Garland Activewear. I cannot wait to tell you all about the Leotards and people who make Garland Activewear!

It seems like everywhere we go we check the leotard rack {because you can’t have too many right} so Gabbi has a pretty good size collection from pretty expensive to very inexpensive and I’ve learned that not all leos are created equal so I honestly had no idea what to expect from Garland Activewear {since this was our first leotard from them} When Gabbi’s Under the Sea leotard arrived it was packaged so nicely and secure, the leo and matching scrunchie were neatly folded and placed in a clear plastic protective with a card to both Gabbi and me {the card was NOT a printed form card…it was hand written to us! AMAZING right!} When I took the Leotard out of the bag and felt the impeccable quality, I turned and told my husband “from now on the is our go to brand!” I’m not just saying that I was and still am serious!

Take a look at this beautiful leotard!

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My husband was equally impressed with the quality but as a Business Quality Analyst for the past 15 years the personalize card stood out more than anything to him and made us feel like Garland Activewear is a company we WANT to buy from!

And Gabbi…oh Gabbi! She gasped when she saw it and squealed the entire time she was getting it on! She looked at her self in the mirror and about lost it when she saw the mesh back because she loved it so much. She immediately asked if she could wear it…to the store, to play basketball with her brothers, skateboarding, in the sprinklers, to grandmas and to bed {yes that was all in the same breath and I’m sure I missed a few things!} Needless to say she was in love!

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The leotard fits her sleek which is exactly how she likes it. She can jump, roll and flip all around and it stays perfectly in place. You may think “duh of course it stays in place” but that isn’t always the case. Gabbi is very slim {she will be 7 in just a few weeks and wears 3t comfortably…she’s too tall for 3t but the waist fits perfect} Often she gets the “gymnastics wedgie” and a 6 she is not subtle about it 🙂 With her Garland Activewear leo it doesn’t happen because of the perfect cut. She can also wear regular panties with it, which if you are familiar with leotards then you know this is not always the case. She is comfortable wearing this leotard without shorts over it and both her daddy and I are too. Garland leos have wider crotches, and as a mother this is something that is very important to me, I want to make sure my daughter is covered and protected. She has a leo that has an extremely narrow crotch and she does not wear it outside the home and she prefers to wear shorts over it even in our own home. Although the crotch is wide it does not make red pressure marks in her thighs at all…I think Garland Activewear just has the magic sizing!

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The mesh back is comfortable and not scratchy. This was something I was a little worried about as Gabbi is EXTREMELY picky about fabrics, but she said it is very soft and “cozy”! As I mentioned above the quality is impeccable, there is the perfect amount of stretch and the stitching is beautiful. All the seams are sewn perfectly, this stood out to me because recently we purchased a fairly expensive leo for her and I was really disappointed in the bunchy stitching, it almost seemed like a 2nd quality, this is NOT the case with Garland Activewear!

GAW2The Scrunchie…I can’t forget that! It is made from the exact some material as the main part of her Under the Sea leo and has the perfect amount of stretch so it can be worn over a large bun or wrapped multiple time around a ponytail!

The best part! The beautiful Under the Sea Leotard with matching Scrunchie is $35.50

{Garland leos range from $27.50-$37.50 – they also do custom orders!}

Sizing: When purchasing from Garland Activewear I would recommend ordering your child’s clothing size for a sleek fit or one size bigger for a “room to grow” fit. This is my personal thoughts, if you have questions about sizing I would suggest getting in touch with Garland Customer service, I know they can help!

I have yet to wash it, I do hand wash and lay flat to dry all her leos {many have sparkles} but I see no reason for it to not wash and dry beautifully!

WHY WE LOVE GARLAND:

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Customer Service: The people at Garland are so friendly with great communication! Big shout out to Abbie and all her hard work. She is so sweet and extremely prompt in her responses!

The Pricing: As I mentioned above Garland has great quality couple that with great pricing and you have a match made in heaven! The quality is that of leotards that range from $70+!

The Website: Garland Activewear has a very easy to use website {this is not always the case} it’s easy to navigate and it’s always very easy to make quick order.

I think it goes without saying that we TRULY love this company and couldn’t be more happy with our Garland leos! They have new Ombre Leotards that we LOVE!

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What’s in the Bible? Vol. 1 DVD Review and GIVEAWAY!!

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Are you looking for a great resource that will give your kids solid Bible truth that is taught in an easy to understand, fun, engaging and child-friendly way? Do you LOVE VeggieTales? If you answered yes, then I’ve got a fantastic resource for you: What’s in the Bible? DVDs. This collection truly is fantastic!

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Buck Denver Asks … What’s in the Bible? is the 13-DVD series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer. In his first new project since VeggieTales, Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible – God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new Bible DVD series, we learn how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story. Vischer’s signature wit shines through with his all-new cast of characters, fast-paced flash animation, and catchy tunes. This is one journey through the Bible you won’t want to miss!

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  • DVD 1: In the Beginning {Genesis} 
  • DVD 2: Let My People Go {Exodus} 
  • DVD 3: Wanderin’ in the Desert {Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy} 
  • DVD 4: Battle for the Promised Land! {Joshua, Judges, Ruth} 
  • DVD 5: Israel Gets A King! {1 and 2 Samuel}
  • DVD 6: A Nation Divided {Kings and Chronicles}
  • DVD 7: Exile and Return {Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther}
  • DVD 8: Words to Make Us Wise {Psalms, Proverbs & The Writings} 
  • DVD 9: God Speaks! {Isaiah, Jeremiah & the Prophets} 
  • DVD 10: Jesus Is The Good News! {Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John}
  • DVD 11: Spreading The Good News! {Acts}
  • DVD 12: Letters From Paul! {Romans – Philemon} 
  • DVD 13 “God’s Kingdom Comes!” {General Epistles – Revelation} 

So far our kiddos have Volumes 1-6 {they have asked for the rest for Christmas!}

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Our family was first introduced to What’s in the Bible? through the children’s director and dear friend at our former church a few years ago. From the first time our son saw What’s in the Bible he was HOOKED! Then we borrowed a DVD from and watched it as a family…and we ALL were hooked! Not only does What’s in the Bible? make understanding the Bible easy for kids, but it’s done in a really fun way! Phil Vischer and his staff has done a phenomenal job with these DVD’s! The knowledge our kids have gained is amazing, our oldest LOVES reading his bible so that he can increase his knowledge. In fact the kid is so smart he can easily enter into conversations with adults {both the What’s in the Bible? DVD and the fact his dad was a youth pastor and currently working towards a biblical degree, have contributed to our sons knowledge:)}

Our kids absolutely LOVE all the cute characters..and so do we!

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My husband and I absolutely love that one of our favorite duos Rhett & Link {from Good Mythical Morning} sings fun songs…Like this one about Genesis in Vol. 1!

About Volume 1: In the Beginning

What’s in the Bible? Volume 1 is all about the beginning! It covers the book of Genesis and answers the following two questions:

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Volume 1 covers some of the most popular Bible stories from the book of Genesis like, the story of creation, Adam and Eve, Abraham, Noah’s Ark, and so much more! They are SO MUCH fun! I love that kids are engaged and having fun while they are learning!

What’s in the Bible? is the perfect whole family bible time for our mornings! My  husband works from home so we are able to enjoy and learn through What’s in the Bible? together!

How we use the What’s in the Bible curriculum in our home:

In addition to the DVD’s there are a whole bunch of fun activities! {images below are for What’s in the Bible Vol. 1}

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The Discussion guide asks all kinds of questions to review what your learned during the DVD!

  • What does the word “Testament” mean?
  • How do we know the Bible is true?
  • What does the word “inspired” mean?
  • Do you remember the name of the first book of the Bible? What does it mean?
  • How do you trust God with your life?
  • Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust the Lord with all your heard and do not lean on your own understanding.” What are ways you can apply this to your daily life?

I just saved this to ibooks on my iPad instead of printing it out.

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There are a bunch of really fun coloring pages that go with Volume 1 like:

  • Volume 1 DVD Cover Coloring page
  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Abraham {Abraham and Isaac}
  • Noah’s Ark

I made each of the kids their very own coloring book!!

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These flashcards are AWESOME! They will help you and your kids remember all kinds of wonderful and important things from the DVD, such as:

  • What’s in the Bible?
  • How many books are in the Bible?
  • How many years did it take to write the Bible?

The Flash cards are really easy to make! Print, Cut out the cards horizontally {you will end up folding the cards so be sure you only cut on the horizontal lines}, Fold and tape together or if you want to get really fancy laminate them!!IMG_4476

The flash cards are my oldest sons favorite! I even printed a second set and instead of folding them I cut them all out and he play a memory game with them!

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This is probably my kids favorite activity! They are able to learn all kinds of fun stuff while learning! For this activity there are some really fun printouts including

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The kids love making their own puppet shows to tell the story of Creation or Adam and Eve! They also enjoy making up their own fun and crazy puppet shows…but they always come back to God and Creation…gotta love that!

{I printed out the puppets on card stock and the back grounds on regular paper}

In addition to all this great stuff there are a ton of printable memory verse cards!

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These are one of my most favorite printables from What’s in the Bible? As you can see they are small, perfect for little hands! The kids each pick their own card each week and we learn them all as a family! The kids love that each card has a fun character, I love that they are learning and memorizing bible verses! There are some verse cards without characters I picked these ones specifically because of the characters *there are a TON of verse cards in the activity section. I printed out a bunch of different ones on card stock.

You can download and print all the activities here! {Psst…there are all kinds of activities for ALL the volumes!}

Ok so if I haven’t made it totally clear…We LOVE What’s in the Bible!

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I’m so excited that I have partnered with What’s in the Bible to give one lucky winner a *DVD copy of :

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FlipBelt GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Remember last month when I told you all about FlipBelt – the coolest fitness accessory ever? {Read it HERE!} GUESS WHAT?!?!? I’m giving one away!!

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the “FlipBelt” printed on the belt is a reflector!!!

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Yes! Recently our family went on a fairly long mountain hike, since I of course had my FlipBelt I carried my phone & our car keys {notice in the photo the keys are quite bulky} I couldn’t even tell I was carrying anything! Since the belt is double layered there is no poking or jabbing!

Does it stay on?

Yes! Honestly I was a little concerned that it would slip down during my more active workouts. I’m here to tell you that is just NOT the case! It doesn’t matter what my work out it…Running, weights, HIIT, Battle Rope…It has never once slipped no matter how many times I have ‘tested’ it!

What I LOVE about FlipBelt:

  • Awesome Colors {I love my hot pink!}
  • VERY comfortable
  • Machine washable
  • Very Easy to put on and take off
  • Stay put and snug on hips
  • Only costs $28.99
  • Perfect to wear while running, hiking, biking, and pretty much any activity including just playing with the kids
  • Reflective Lettering {you can wear it in either the front or the back!}

A few things I wouldn’t put in my FlipBelt {since these items are very small they could find a way to slip out}

  • Coins
  • Jewelry {like wedding ring or earrings

Bottom Line: If you are active – {Hiker, runner, gym lover} and want to be hands free but still have all your ‘stuff’ then the FlipBelt was tailor-made for you!

You can purchase a FlipBelt HERE

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SHARKS Chalk Pastels ebook from Southern Hodgepodge GIVEAWAY!!!

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Art for All Ages

Last fall I introduced you to our favorite art curriculum: A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels from Southern Hodgepodge? {read it here!} Since starting the curriculum our ENTIRE family loves art…especially pastels! We love all the Southern Hodgepodge pastels ebooks…but…my kids were beyond thrilled when they found out we had gotten a brand new pastels book about…SHARKS from the lovely Tricia Hodges!!! The Sharks Pastels was the perfect addition to our under the sea unit study we are doing for the month of September! But I couldn’t make my little wait until we started our study, so we broke out the pastels and went shark crazy!

Shark Art Tutorials

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There are a bunch of different Sharks you can draw when you purchase a copy of the book, like…

  • Great White
  • Hammerhead
  • Zebra Shark
  • White (or black) tip reef shark
  • Night Shark
  • Flying Sharks
  • Shark Fin
  • Cookiecutter Shark
  • Goblin Shark
  • Whale Shark

How to Draw a Great White Shark!!

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Supplies:

  • Sharks e-book
  • Pastels
  • Paper {either white or construction. My kids really like using blue or black paper for their Shark drawings}

I would also recommend having hairspray {this will set you little artists art work and prevent the chalk from getting all over EVERYTHING. Also, have a wet wash cloth or hand wipes nearby for dirty hands!

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There are so more AMAZING Chalk Pastels books from Southern Hodgepodge…trust me you WILL want them all!

  • Sharks chalk pastel arch for all ages e-book
  • A simple start in chalk pastels e-book bundle
  • chalk pastels through the seasons e-book
  • a seasonal starred in full chalk pastels e-book
  • a simple start in Christmas chalk pastels e-book
  • a simple start in chalk pastels: winter Olympics e-book
  • a seasonal start in spring chalk pastels
  • chalk pastels: art at the beach

There are also some really great bundles!

Art  for All ages complete e-book bundle – includes:

  • a simple start and talk pastels
  • chalk pastels through the seasons
  • a seasonal start in fall chalk pastels
  • a simple start in Christmas chalk pastels
  • a seasonal start in spring chalk pastels
  • chalk pastels are at the beach

Chalk pastels through the seasons e-book bundle – includes:

  • chalk pastels through the seasons
  • a seasonal start in fall chalk pastels
  • a simple start in Christmas chalk pastels
  • a seasonal start in spring chalk pastels

Help for homeschool e-book bundle – includes:

  • a simple start and chalk pastels
  • chalk pastels through the seasons
  • help! I’m homeschooling!
  • Return of the routine

You can buy SHARKS! and all the other wonderful Chalk Pastel books here!

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Onnit Battle Rope Review!

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OBRBIf you’ve been following me for any length of time then you know my love for fitness and workouts! Recently Onnit sent me a Royal Battle Rope {50ft. -1.5 in. thick}

to workout with! From the first time my husband and I used it we were in love with the Onnit Battle Rope! If you have ever done a High-intensity interval training {HIIT} workout then you know that 30 seconds isn’t a quick as it seems. Add a Battle Rope into the mix and whoa…30 seconds is taken to an entirely different level, talk about a hardcore, body transforming workout!

Never heard of “Battle Ropes”? That’s ok, Battle Rope workouts are a fairly new craze {you might remember seeing contestants on NBC’s Biggest Loser using them}

What’s a Battle Rope?

A battle rope is simply a length Onnit Battle Ropes are 40 -50 feet in length and between 1.5 – 2 inches in diameter and weighing up to about 30lbs.

How to use a Battle Rope:

Onnit Battle Ropes are 40 and 50 ft. There are a few ways to use Battle Ropes:OBRAN

  • Battle Rope {Common use}: Attached/wrap the center of the rope around a secure anchor point {like a basketball pole for example} Then stretch out the rope and hold on the handles and you are good to go!ONBR
  • With a Partner: You and your partner each hold on to one handle, stretch rope out {this will result in you and your partner being 50ft apart} and begin workout!
  • Pull Through: Leave the rope coiled up with one handle visible, pull until you reach the other end of the rope

Battle ropes exercises are then done by lifting the end of the rope and making whipping motions {this look like waves} or dragging the ropes back and forth {this looks like slithering snakes} around. The goal is to maintain these movements for as long as possible…it’s hard…but it IS a lot of fun! Check out the Onnit video below!

Benefits of a Battle Rope Workout:

Battle Ropes are great for all fitness levels and they are considered low impact, so really anyone can use them! Because Battle Rope training involves non-stop full body training, you engage everything – arms, legs and core for an amazing calorie torching, fat burning sweaty workout!ONBRA

What I LOVE about Onnit:

  • Fast Workouts {15-20 minute workouts will kick your butt!}
  • Workout with a Partner {My husband and I LOVE workout together! Onnit Battle Ropes take it to a whole new level!}
  • Great Cardio Workout
  • Mix Up your Workouts…NEVER get Board Again!
  • Torch TONS of Calories FAST {300-500 calories per HALF HOUR!!! WHOA!}
  • Build Muscle And Burn Fat Simultaneously
  • Take Battle Ropes ANYWHERE {the biggest ropes are only about 30 lbs.}
  • Awesome Strength Training
  • Build Amazing Endurance

ONBRBWhen the Onnit Royal Battle Rope arrived I was beyond excited! Not only is this rope just amazing…it’s really pretty {I love purple}

If you can manage to get your hands on some battle ropes here’s an example of the kind of battle ropes workout you could put yourself through. This workout uses the principles of interval training for producing maximum fat loss. Each interval below is performed 15 seconds on and 15 seconds off. Adjust the intervals to suit your needs as appropriate.

Some of our favorite Battle Rope workouts:

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  • Double waves: keep a wave in the rope for as long as possible
  • Double rope slams: lift the rope high and slam it down to create as big a wave as possible
  • Moguls: jump side to side to create horizontal waves
  • Jump slams:  jump up and down to wave and slam
  • Crossovers: horizontal waves while crossing arms

My personal Success! 

In the past few weeks that I have been using my battle rope, I have gained strength, endurance, and more energy! I have started seeing definition I haven’t seen in a really long time. I feel less tired during the day following a battle rope workout {I can DEFINITELY tell when I have missed a battle rope day!} My husband and I use the battle rope in our home {downstairs where we have a large room!} We also take it everywhere…local schools, tennis courts and basketball courts…We basically have a gym anywhere we go! My husband has increase strength and endurance as well as giving his upper body an extra workout, which he loves.

We would both recommend the Onnit Battle Rope to anyone who wants to gain stamina, do a fun and intense workout, or just simply looking to switch things up in their daily workout!

Buy it HERE!

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Special Thank You to Jennifer at Onnit for providing me with this amazing Battle Rope!!

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