BIG News from Flip Flop Leos and a GIVEAWAY!

FlipFlop Leotards

Style, fun & comfort in an affordable leotard!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVEAWAY TIME!! 

Click HERE or the image below to enter!  

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

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

G o o d   L u c k!

I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Debbie at Flip Flop Leos for always being so wonderful!

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

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

 

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Gym Fox in a Box


Subscription boxes are all the rage right now! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE them, whats not to like? It comes right to your home! Pretty much anything you can think of has a subscription box. Have you heard of Gym Fox in a Box? They are the coolest and are specifically for gymnasts, Gym Fox in a boxes ships a new leotard and other goodies right to you every month! A new leotard delivered directly to your home, who doesn’t love that? After getting our first box, Gym Fox in a Box has become our newest obsession! I’m sure it will become yours as well.

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Last week Gabbi’s first ever Gym Fox in a Box arrived! It comes in a white box and is personalized with your daughter’s name! Gabbi was so excited when she saw the “Gabriella” on the package! I love that they personalize like that, it really made Gabbi feel so special. Not only is the box personalized but the leotard is hand selected for your gymnast! After selecting your subscription plan {more details will be below} you are emailed a survey asking all about your daughters style, color preferences, size and more! It worked like a charm Gabbi LOVES her leotard that the awesome Gym Fox in a Box team selected for her!
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This months box had adorable Gym Fox in a Box branded sunglasses, ABOUTTIME Protein Pancake mix in chocolate chip {Gabbi’s all time favorite!} and Gabbi’s had this GORGEOUS Motionwear open back Leotard in all her favorite colors! Each box is unique so one of Gabbi’s friends received a GK leo in her box while another received a Foxy’s Leo on her box, this makes it so much fun {they love to see who got what!} If you have two {or more} little gymnasts with different preferences Gym Fox in a Box would be perfect, no compromising personality with this box!

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This is Gabbi’s first ever Motionwear leotard and we are totally in love! Motionwear defiantly specializes in open back leotards and its no wonder just look that this back!

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Gabbi says that this leotard is “so soft and so comfy” plus it has the most gorgeous sparkle to it! Honestly I cannot believe we have over looked Motionwear for this long! Thanks to Gym Fox we may have a new favorite brand! 🙂
Abouttime pancakes mixes are SO good! They never disappoint! I love that Gym Fox in a Box included this. With how much time Gabbi and so many other gymnast spend at the gym and conditioning this was a perfect and much appreciated fit!
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The sunglasses are so cute and REALLY good quality!
We just love Gym Fox in a Box! The anticipation each month of whats going to be inside is like Christmas!
You’re intrigued aren’t you? You want to order don’t you? I don’t blame you, Gym Fox in a Box is awesome!GFIB2

Here’s How It Works:

1. Subscribe online for either 3, 6 or 12 boxes (auto-charged once a month and shipped every 4 weeks).

2. You’ll tell us your style, sizing, and preferences on the survey link you see after payment.

3. Receive your very own, specially packaged Gym Fox in a Box in the mail every month!

It’s that simple.

TRES LEOS – 3 Box Subscription

3 customized leo boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door!) every 4 weeks!

$39.99 per box + plus shipping

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6 customized, name-brand leotard boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door!) every 4 weeks!

$36.99 per box + plus shipping

The best deal!

12 customized, name-brand leotard boxes (with extra goodies in each box), delivered right to your door (or your athlete’s door) every 4 weeks!

$32.99 per box + plus shipping

Have questions? Check out their FAQ page

Gym Fox in a Box has awesome partners like:

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Visit Gym Fox in a Box now to get yours today!

*Although Gym Fox in a Box did send me a complimentary box to feature I was not compensated for this post or required to give a positive review.  

All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

 Huge Thank you to Kim at Gym Fox in a Box!

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Tumbl Trak Addie Beam GIVEAWAY!

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We have been in love with Tumbl Trak since we got the skill builder set and tumbling mat a few months ago. So it’s no surprise that when the opportunity arose to get a balance beam and not just any balance beam but the Addie beam we jumped at it!

Of course the beam arrived while Gabbi was at school so I waited to open it until she got home. She was so excited to open this huge box!

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IMG_1366She squealed as we set it up and immediately wanted to practice cartwheels on it. One of the biggest reasons we wanted a beam for Gabbi is because like many gymnasts she struggles with beam confidence, it’s not that she’s scared but she just isn’t totally confident in her skills.

The Addie beam has become a absolute ‘must have’! It sits on the floor with purple rounded feet, which we LOVE! Gabbi adores the Addie beam and loves practicing on it multiple times a day, working on skills like turns, leaps, handstands and cartwheels/roundoffs. Since the beam basically sits on the floor, that ‘fear of a new skill’ is virtually non-existent! Gabbi is willing to try almost anything! I can look ahead and see how awesome this beam is going to be when she is working on back handsprings on the beam. Her coach was stunned at how quickly Gabbi improved in such a short time! She is so proud, so confident, and ready to conquer the world!

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I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Addie beam {at any level}, especially if you have a competitive gymnast that needs to practice more at home!
What we love:

  • The Addie beam is competition width, so no learning and relearning skills because of different beam widths.
  • Its the perfect home size at 8ft!
  • Its low to ground so she can safely practice new skills at home!
  • Gabbi loves that the beam is “cushy”! It has the perfect amount of padding and is so soft.
  • The Addie is PERFECT for all skills at all levels!

The Addie Beam features:

  • Its only $179
  • 8 ft long and competition width (10 cm)
  • It has the look and feel of a competition beam
  • Its covered in synthetic suede
  • It has a wood core
  • It has rounded top corners
  • The support legs are plastic with a beveled top edge to help protect little feet

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I feel like home gymnastics equipment and storage go hand in hand. The Addie beam takes up very little space so it can easily be stored up against the wall, behind and couch or under the bed. When Gabbi is not using her Addie {pretty much when she’s in bed!} we like to put it here in front of our fire place. When we have guests we just move the beam to the twins room. Though it is fairly heavy, Gabbi {little miss independence] can move the beam to where she wants it by herself. She moves one end at a time…its adorable.IMG_0764_1
Tumbl Trak is more than just gymnastics, they have tons of great equipment in all price ranges and their customer service is AMAZING!

Gabbi’s Tumbl Trak wishlist:

just to name a few things 🙂

Ok now to what you’ve been waiting for the GIVEAWAY! I am beyond excited to have partnered with Tumbl Trak to give one lucky reader a ADDIE BEAM of their own!

To enter simply visit Tumbl Trak and follow the prompts! Good Luck!

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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Stacy, James and Tumbl Trak for sending Gabbi this equipment.

*Although Tumbl Trak did send me the Addie Beam to feature I was not compensated for this post or require to give a positive review.  All thoughts + opinions are 100% my own. 

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Flip Flop Leos 50% off sale {TODAY ONLY}

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Got a gymnast? Then drop everything right now and head over to Flip Flop Leos! Why? Because they are have a HUGE 50% off sale TODAY ONLY {4/19}

This is the perfect time to stock up if you are Flip Flop Leos obsessed like us!! Are dying to try these great leos out? Now is the perfect time to get one, two or ten!!

There are tons of styles at amazing prices (my shopping cart didn’t have anything over $13!!) Yes of course I couldn’t resist this deal…you know me!

Are you taking advantage of this deal? Let me know which ones you grabbed!

HURRY! I’m sure quite a few styles will sell out!

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

*Although I have partnered with Debbie and Flip Flop Leos in the past, this post is 100% my own, Debbie & Flip Flop Leos are not compensating me or involved with this post in any way.  I truly love how much my daughter loves Flip Flop Leos and I love to share that every chance I get!! We regularly buy Flip Flop Leos.  *Flip Flops Leo DISCLAIMER: No I am not a Flip Flops Leo rep or ambassador. We just truly LOVE these leos and I love to share them whenever possible!

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Free Friday {Gymnastics}

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Who doesn’t love free stuff? Even better who doesn’t love free leotards?

Right now at Flip Flip Leos you can get this gorgeous Cotton Candy Tie Dyed leo for free with any Flip Flop Leos $50 purchase!! The cool thing about this is that the Cotton Candy leo isn’t even available yet!!

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Just look at those springy colors! This leo would make a perfect Easter  gift {its going in Gabbi’s Easter Basket!}
Interested in this awesome deal? Act fast because it ends 4/7 at 5pm (Eastern) {details below}

  • GET IT FREE BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT!! This cute “COTTON CANDY TIE
    DYE” can be yours free with purchase of $50 or more on one invoice for
    24 hours ONLY! I will list this leotard tomorrow evening for $26 but
    you can get it free with purchase from 5 p.m. (eastern) April 6 until 5 
    p.m. April 7. Spend $50 or more on one invoice at http://www.flipflopleos.com
    and send me the coupon code: “I love cotton candy!” for your free
    leotard. There is no place in Ebay check out to include this code, but
    you can put it in the notes section of your Paypal payment or send me a
    separate message with the code. Offer valid only during the hours
    disclosed above and is not retroactive to previous purchases. If your
    purchase includes multiple sizes please let me know what size you want
    in your free leotard. **Check out Debbie’s video on YouTube about how to get the right fit!

As you know we love Flip Flop Leos and highly recommended!

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

*Although I have partnered with Debbie and Flip Flop Leos in the past, this post is 100% my own, Debbie & Flip Flop Leos are not compensating me or involved with this post in any way.  I truly love how much my daughter loves Flip Flop Leos and I love to share that every chance I get!! We regularly buy Flip Flop Leos. 

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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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I want to extend a HUGE Thank You to Mia and Eurotard for sending these awesome Leotards, and her sweet mom to mom support when my little miss was bullied at school! Thank you ❤ 
*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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Gymnastics 20 Questions!

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We’ve all asked “How was practice tonight?” on the car ride home from the gym. The problem with “how was practice” day in and day out is that it eventually loses it excitement and leaves us with the all-too-familiar “fine”,”ok” or “fun”. Regardless if you drop off or stay and watch you still want to know more than “it was fine”

Here is a fun 20 question game you can play with your gymnast on the way home from practice!

Gymnastics 20 Questions Game:

  1. Are you happy you are a gymnast?
  2. Did you have fun?
  3. How hard did you work?
  4. What was your favorite thing about Beam?
  5. What was your favorite thing about Bars?
  6. What was your favorite thing about Vault?
  7. What was your favorite thing about Floor?
  8. Did something funny happen at practice?
  9. What was the coolest thing you saw at practice?
  10. Were you proud of yourself at practice? Why?
  11. What was something your coach told you?
  12. Did you get any compliments at practice?
  13. Did you tell someone they did a good job?
  14. What skill are you most proud of?
  15. What skill do you need to work on the most?
  16. How did you feel after practice?
  17. What will you do differently at your next practice?
  18. What’s one word to describe practice?
  19. Does Gymnastics bring you joy and make you happy?
  20. Are you going to dream about gymnastics tonight?

I don’t know about you but I love conversation with my littles and this is 20 questions is a perfect way to stay connected and engaged with them! This can be adapted to any sport or activity your kids do!

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