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Friday Nights + Pretty Lights

1 Sep

Havin’ some fun on a Friday night…lovin’ the groove of Pretty Lights.

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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 πŸ™‚


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

Look! My toes match my hoop! πŸ™‚ 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):

  • β€œLIKE” Superhooper on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Share this giveaway on Twitter

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 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!

Rainbow PolyPro Explosion

6 Apr

I recently received a big ‘ol box of rainbow on my doorstep…rainbow polypro hoops that is! Lara at Superhooper sent them to me to try out and I couldn’t be more thrilled with them.

My favorite part is the “friction-fit” connection…which means no rivets, screws, etc. So easy to take apart and put together. I love that the color is actually IN the plastic…so there is no tape to scuff. I can throw these around all day and they still look amazing! I can even take the slew of them to the park and not worry when two 8 year old boys claim them as their own for the entire time we are there. Yes, it happened. πŸ™‚

I think I may be in love. Seriously.

These hoops feel SO NICE. Nice to touch. Nice to spin. Nice nice nice. If you’re still wondering if you should “go polypro”…check out Lara’s info here. You can buy the rainbow colors here. At the time of this post, they are on sale!

However, you might want to wait because we are going to be doing a giveaway for an entire prism pack (38″ and under)…woooooo!! That’s a $229 value! Stay tuned for the announcement in the next couple of days.

I made a little video of me and my rainbow. I was in the living room with very limited space (and this resulted in a little chandelier mishap towards the end…oops!)…but when hoop inspiration strikes, you gotta go with the flow πŸ™‚

The Damage:

Thanks again Lara…for the hoops and for all you do for the hooping community!
Be sure to check Lara’sΒ  Hooping Family Tree Project if you haven’t already!

*side note: these are sized at 34″ and have a full sanding (no interior tape).

Six Month Hoopiversary

28 Oct

Monday of this week was my SIX month “hoopiversary”! If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would soon be hooping daily, reversing our entire route to trek to California for something called “Hoopcamp”, and that I would start yet another blog about this addictive circular toy….I would tell you that you were crazy πŸ™‚ But it’s all true!

Six months in the hoop has given me JOY.
It’s brought the most amazing people into my life.
It’s become more than just a hobby…it’s a way of life!

There wasn’t really a nice space to film at the RV park we’re currently staying at…so we drove down the road a bit and pulled off to the side when we saw a pretty mountain. πŸ™‚ I was a bit distracted with Lucy yelling at me from the car, Bella spinning her hoop offΒ  on the side, and men in large trucks yelling “YEAH!! Keep doin’ that!!” out their window as they drove by. Good times.

It’s not perfect. It’s not a performance. But it’s me hooping…put to a song in honor of one of Bella’s favorite movies…High School Musical. Oh yes. Yes I did.

Crazy For Polypro

19 Oct

It’s official. I’m completely in love with my new polypro hoop.

I resisted trying one because I thought it might be too “advanced” for me, but I’ve found that it has completely changed my hooping and flow for the better because it’s so light. It has quickly become my favorite hoop!

I have used the 1/2 inch black irrigation tubing and you would think that they would behave much the same way. But they are very different! The best way I can describe the difference is that the polypro is more responsive and less clunky than the regular tubing. It even behaves differently than my HDPE hoop…it’s much more flexible, which makes certain moves easier.

It goes SO fast when I want it to…and lately I’ve really liked hooping to fast stuff (side note: Nick is using a polypro hoop in these videos). Fast hooping = great workout! Hoopcamp + hooping really fast for about 1/2 hour a day makes my body happy in all the right places. Matt has noticed…tee hee πŸ˜‰

In the photo above, I’m smiling because I’m so HAPPY I can hoop with this smaller/lighter hoop INSIDE the RV! I can spin the heck out of that thing…which is pretty amazing in a small space. With cooler weather upon us, it’s nice to know I can still get my fix.

I’ve cut it down to 35 inches and will probably go down to 34 in the next couple of months. That range seems like my new “happy place”. I have the inside of the hoop “lined” with thin white gaffers, and the outside of the hoop is sanded. I’m pretty rowdy with it on gravel and such, so I don’t have pretty mirror tape covering this one. Just a few pieces to give some color.

I wouldn’t suggest a polypro hoop if you’re just starting out, but don’t be scared to try one! Try new things…spice it up! You’ll like it.

What have YOU done lately to change up your hoop practice? Have any of you tried a polypro hoop?

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If you want to make your own Polypro hoop, Rich breaks it all down here.

If you’re not really the DIY type, or you don’t want to buy in bulk…you can get your polypro hoop at the following stores:

Danielle at Hoop Horizon
Lara at Superhooper
Rich and Spiral at Hoop Technique
Kendra at HappyLoveHoops
sells them as well, but her shop is currently closed.