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Superhooper Polypro Winner!

5 Jul

And the winner is…

AMANDA TAYLOR!

Thank you Amanda for your thoughtful response…you’re the winner of TWO polypro hoops of your choice. Thank you also to all who entered! Jump over to Superhooper to get your own polypro hoop! Happy hooping everyone!

*photo courtesy of superhooper.org

Superhooper Polypro Pair Giveaway

28 Jun


I absolutely adore my Superhooper polypro hoops…so when Lara offered to give away a PAIR to one of my readers, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spread the love!


Their new line of “sea glass” hoops immediately caught my eye. I LOVE the ocean…and these remind me of the time I’ve spent there. These colors are absolutely beautiful. They have now added yellow translucent as well…and I’m kind of in love with that one 🙂


If you’re new to polypro hoops, you can read about my love for them here.

Look! My toes match my hoop! 🙂 Everyone does that, right?

To win a PAIR of polypro hoops (your choice of 14 colors!)…

  • Leave me a comment and tell me why hooping makes you happy!

Optional extra entries (leave a separate comment for each one):

Entries will be accepted through midnight on July 3, 2012.

P.S. Be sure to check out Lara’s conference…Circumference. It looks amazing! And definitely read through her Hooposophy archives…such good stuff there.

*linky love*
skirt: Poor Pitiful Pearl
shirt & “enjoy the process” patch: Texture Clothing
shoes: Birkenstock Gizeh

Superhooper PolyPro Winner

15 Apr

Another big thank you to Superhooper for this awesome giveaway. Have a great weekend everyone!

Superhooper PolyPro Prism Pack Giveaway

12 Apr

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Yes! You read that correctly! This is a giveaway for an entire prism pack (FIVE!) of polypro hoops (custom size – 38″ or less). That’s enough for you and all of your hoopy friends! Or…just hoard them all for yourself if you like :).

Either way…you NEED these!!

If you are new to all of the polypro madness…check out my post on this fantastic plastic here. And watch my video here. And read my review of these particular hoops here.

To enter the giveaway…do any or all of the following (make a separate comment for each):

  • Leave me a comment and tell me about a new “discovery” you’ve made with your hoop or a new move that you are working on.
  • “LIKE” Superhooper on Facebook
  • Share your info on The Hooping Family Tree Project
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Share this giveaway on your Twitter

Cutoff for entries will be at 12:00 p.m. MST on Friday, April 15. Winner will be announced by that evening.

Happy Hooping!

Hoop Technique DVD Winner!

21 Dec

It’s time!! Thank you to all of you who entered and spread the Hoop Technique love around…

And the winner is…
Rebecca @ Funshine Pics!

Congratulations Rebecca! I’ll email you soon 🙂

For those of you who didn’t win, click on over and order youself this DVD…they start shipping tomorrow!! Yay!

Hoop Technique DVD Giveaway!

16 Dec


Big news! The long-awaited Hoop Technique DVD is set to ship on Wed. December 22! I know…let’s take a moment for a collective *SQUEAL*!!

Hoop Technique: Space & Energy is an independent film and instructional DVD for hoopers of all skill levels, or anyone interested in the art of hoopdance. Created by Spiral & Rich, this project has been a labor of love presenting hooping as it’s never been seen before.

The first disc presents Hoop Technique Theory in 95 minutes of instructional material with Spiral and Rich. The second disc contains 70 minutes of stunning inspirational footage and interviews from 6 of the most talented & innovative hoopdance artists in the world: Brecken Rivara, Matt ‘Poki’ McCorckle, Shakti Sunfire, Malcolm Stuart, Rich Porter, and Spiral.

Rich and Spiral showed the extended trailer at Hoopcamp…and it’s just so artfully done that I had CHILLS. Chills people!  But then yesterday, Rich let me have a sneak peak at some of the interviews and footage from the “inspirational” second disk and I was blown away. It’s amazing. Truly. It’s so much more than just a another how-to video. It’s a hooping documentary! I could never do it justice trying to describe it to you…so you’ll just have to get your own!!


I have a feeling I will be watching it over, and over, and over!! And I want YOU to watch it over and over too…so we’re doing a giveaway! A big thanks to Rich and Spiral for making one lucky reader VERY HAPPY! 🙂

In order to enter the drawing for the DVD, you must do at least one of the following, but feel free to do all four! The more you spread the Hoop Technique love, the more chances you have to win. Just be sure to leave a comment for each one:

  • Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite song to hoop to right now.
  • Share the giveaway on your Facebook Page
  • Share the giveaway on Twitter
  • “Like” the Hoop Technique Facebook page

I will choose a winner at random on Tuesday, December 21. Cut off will be 12:00 p.m. CST.

Love Swirl Winner

18 Jun

And the winner of the Love Swirl print is…

PAULA from Random Chaos and Clutter!

Congratulations Paula…thanks to everyone who commented. Click on over to Catina’s site to enjoy FREE SHIPPING through Monday, June 21. Just put “thehappyhoop” in the comment section and Catina will refund the shipping amount.

Have a great evening!

Catina Jane Arts Giveaway – Love Swirl Print

14 Jun


I love Catina Jane for MANY reasons…and one of those reasons is that she creates amazing mixed media art. We were chatting back and forth last week and I asked her if she would create a piece of art that reflected our mutual love of hooping. Just a few days later, she had this piece done for me and I am in LOVE with it! The original is being shipped to me at this very moment…but there are prints of it available to YOU right now. *woooooo!*

AND…we are going to give away one print to a lucky reader as well!

There are FOUR ways to enter the giveaway. You can do one or all of the following (each one is a separate entry, so please create a new comment for each one):

  • Check out Catina Jane’s website and Etsy store and then leave a comment below with your favorite piece.
  • Post to Facebook for an additional entry.
  • Post to Twitter for an additional entry.
  • Blog the giveaway on your own blog for yet another entry.

Entries will be taken through Friday, June 18 at 12:00 p.m. CST and the winner will be announced shortly after that.

Catina is also offering FREE SHIPPING for Happy Hoop blog readers. Just enter the discount code “thehappyhoop” in the comments section on your Etsy order, and she will refund the shipping fees through Paypal. Be sure to check out the rest of her work…each piece is unique and her jewelry is super fun too! This discount will only be valid through Monday, June 21, so don’t delay.

*read Catina’s guest blog post about hooping here*

Hoop Pretty Giveaway Winners!

10 Jun

And the winners are…

Hoop Dance Freak Flow T-shirt: Jessica H. (Comment #33)
Hoop Dance Love Sticker: Dagny (Comment #40)

Congratulations!! If you didn’t win, be sure to click on over to Hoop Pretty and take advantage of the 10% discount through Saturday (discount code “thehappyhoop”)! Barbra and Rachel are always innovating and making new stuff…like this awesome iPhone wallpaper. Keep an eye on their site for fun hooping gear! Thanks to all who entered…and stay tuned for another fun giveaway soon!

Hoop Pretty Giveaway

5 Jun


Oooooooh! So exciting…our very first giveaway here at The Happy Hoop…featuring the one and only, Hoop Pretty! Isn’t this shirt adorable? It has a great flowy script font that says “Hoop Dance Freak Flow”…it’s super soft, printed with eco-inks and I LOVE it!  And now it can be yours! As a little bonus, we’ll have a second giveaway for this adorable “Hoop Dance Love” sticker. Oh how I love stickers.

So what is Hoop Pretty?
Hoop Pretty is a sister design team with backgrounds in fashion, surface design + flow arts. Being hoopsters themselves, they wanted to create designs that reflect the fun, freedom + attitude of hoop dance! They aim for 100% natural fibers so their clothing is also great for fire hooping + poi! They use water-based Eco Inks whenever possible and make sure our printers and suppliers are just as sensitive to the environmental impacts of production. Most of their  products are sourced from American Apparel, which is known for their well-made, sustainable products that are Made In the USA.

I wanted to hear more about how Barbra and Rachel started hooping and how Hoop Pretty came about. Here it is in Barbra’s own words:

“Hooping was way for me to be part of a community again. I had found myself in a work-at-home situation after working a 9-5 job and realized that I am a social person that needs to be around people (especially my sister Rachel), interact and help others to feel fulfilled. It’s strange because while everyone’s in their own little hoopworlds while they’re hooping, its also an activity that completely brings people together ~ and people of all backgrounds. I love that.

Hooping of course has a great physical aspect to it. I’m a bit of a nerd so the logic side of me says that I like it because it helps my hand-to-eye coordination. The anti-nerd side says it’s a pretty sexy performance art + wonderful exercise as well. The balance that hoop dance brings is so neutralizing and therapeutic. I could be having a terrible day, but if I just step hoop for 10 minutes, all that dissipates.

HoopPretty started because my sister Rachel and I had decided we wanted to transform our lives by doing what we love ~ we’re passionate about making fun things that hoop dancers can enjoy and connect with. We both have backgrounds in graphic design + fashion, so this is a perfect fit. As a creative team, I feel we have a great dynamic going on. I really enjoy working with her ~ we bounce ideas off each other and really think about what someone would feel good about wearing.”

There are FOUR ways to enter the giveaway. You can do one or all of the following (each one is a separate entry, so please create a new comment for each one):

  • Leave a comment below and tell me where you hooped most recently and what movements you are currently loving.
  • Subscribe to their awesome blog
  • Post the giveaway to your Facebook page and become a fan of their Facebook page
  • Tweet about the giveaway and follow them on Twitter

Hoop Pretty is also offering a 10% discount for Happy Hoop blog readers. Just enter the discount code “thehappyhoop”. Be sure to check out all of their custom hooping apparel…I love it all! Plus, you are supporting a small businessThis discount will only be valid through Saturday, June 12, so don’t delay.

I will choose the winner at random on Thursday, June 10 at 12:00pm CST. Now go and spread some Hoop Pretty love!! 🙂

**COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED**