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Celebrating Stages of a Woman's Life with Ellie ActivewearThis is the day I get to share my exciting news with the world … I’m going to enter a new stage of life soon! In November, I’ll become a grandma!!! My son, Will, and my lovely daughter-in-law, Chea, are expecting their first child! Needless to say, I’m SOOOO excited!!!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK ON BANNER AD BELOW TO RECEIVE 20% OFF FROM ELLIE! You’ll find the announcement of the winner of the giveaway at the bottom of the post right below the Rafflecopter form.

In honor of this special announcement, Christina and I are hosting a giveaway of 2 pieces of activewear sponsored by Ellie. The giveaway is open in the US and ends Friday, July 5, 10:00pm MST.

Disclosure: Christina, Chea, and I received clothes from Ellie. All opinions here are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.

Today, I want to share a project my daughter, Christina, Chea, and I have been working on. Christina and I are both Ellie Ambassadors (Christina’s an ambassador through FitBodyFullLife.com. I’m an ambassador through RaisingFigureSkaters.com). Christina is a fitness expert, so it’s natural for her to enjoy working out. Chea is a skating coach and sport psychology consultant, so she’s used to working out as well. I found that workouts needed to become an important part of my life, too. (See my Keeping Fit at 57 post.)

Christina is an athlete and dancer and is capable of lots of cool moves beyond my capabilities. She’s our usual model for Ellie reviews. You can see my previous reviews of Ellie activewear at Raising Figure Skaters: My Daughter and I Love Ellie Activewear!, Love Ellie Fitness Fashions, and Ellie Activewear for Different Style Preferences.

You can see Christina’s previous reviews (which include descriptions of the outfits) at Fit Body Full Life: Fitness Fun with Ellie Activewear, Fitness Fun with Ellie Activewear at Balboa Park, and Fitness Fun with Ellie Activewear at UTC.

Christina and I did a photo shoot at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs at the beginning of June when Christina was in town for the wedding of one of her best friends.  (They were close friends ever since their first ballet class together at age 7.) Christina was the photographer for Chea’s photo shoot at a playground (in honor of Chea’s upcoming motherhood) in San Diego. For detailed descriptions of each outfit, read Christina’s review at Fit Body Full Life: Fitness Fun with Ellie Activewear in Colorado and California.

Christina Modeling Ellie's Wish Upon a Star Tank and Double Decker Capri

Christina Modeling Ellie’s Wish Upon a Star Tank and Double Decker Capri

Christina works hard to be healthy and fit. She has Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which causes its own challenges. You can read her inspiring series here: 6-Month Nutrition and Fitness Experiment and The Relax Day Experiment.

Christina Modeling Ellie's Wish Upon a Star Tank and Double Decker Capri

Christina Modeling Ellie’s Wish Upon a Star Tank and Double Decker Capri

Chea is a former figure skater who maintains a healthy lifestyle while working as a skating coach, sport psychology consultant, and neurofeedback practitioner. She often works out with Christina and even supported Christina in her 6-month experiment by eating sugar free (except that Chea allowed honey and agave nectar in her diet).

Deb Modeling Ellie's Dynamic Duo Top and Solar Flare Legging and the It Takes Two Top and Little Black Legging

Deb Modeling Ellie’s Dynamic Duo Top and Solar Flare Legging and the It Takes Two Top and Little Black Legging

I wore my outfit for this review along with my outfit from Christina’s and my April review. I modeled it here to show that it works well for a wide range of ages. (I love that the famous Kissing Camels is behind and above me in the photo on the right.)

Even though I don’t work out as intensely as Christina and Chea (when Chea isn’t pregnant), I value fitness. As a grandma, fitness will be more important for me than ever … I want to stay healthy and keep up with my grandkids!

Christina, Chea, and I all love the cute selections and the way Ellie clothes fit different body types and ages perfectly (Christina and I are wearing size small in our photos, and Chea is wearing size medium). We’re also impressed with the styling, quality, and price of the Ellie designs. The designs are wonderful and the cost is reasonable … even more so if you have a monthly subscription.

Ellie has a new collection each month and two ways you can order: as a member of the Fit Fashionista Club where you get 2 items of your choice for only $49.95 per month or by purchasing individual items as a non-member.

If you become a Fit Fashionista Club member and aren’t interested in a current collection, you’re welcome to “Skip a Month” by giving Ellie a call.

Check out the Ellie site to learn more. My readers can get 20% off by clicking the 20% off banner!

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Ellie Giveaway


Now for the Giveaway:

What You Will Win: 1 lucky winner from the U.S. can choose 2 Ellie pieces from among these Ellie styles and sizes:

Ellie's Double Threat Tank

Double Threat Tank, size small, from the Coral Crush Collection

Ellie's Tempt Me TankTempt Me Tank, size small, from the Love, Ellie Collection
Ellie's Peek-a-Boo TankPeek-a-Boo Tank, size medium, from the Love, Ellie Collectioin

Ellie's To Dye For CapriTo Dye For Capri, size small, from the Coral Crush Collection

Ellie's Little Black LeggingLittle Black Legging, size small, from the Coral Crush Collection

Ellie's Solar Flare LeggingSolar Flare Legging, size medium, from the Cosmic Love Collection

Note: You may enter the giveaway at any of these blog posts:

Who is Eligible:

This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older in the U.S. The first entry is mandatory. You must leave a blog post comment telling why you want to win 2 Ellie pieces (and be sure to click the green “ENTER” on the Rafflecopter form to let me know you left your blog post comment and to open up the optional entries)! After you’ve completed your mandatory entry, there are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, you may count ways of following that you already do. For example, if you previously “liked” Living Montessori Now on Facebook, you may still count that for your “like” Living Montessori Now on Facebook entry!)

It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter.If you still have questions about the Rafflecopter form, here’s a 52-second video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter

You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 10:00pm MST on Friday, July 5. Best of luck! :) (Note: The Rafflecopter form should appear right under the line with the smiley face. If this form doesn’t work for you, you can also sign up on the Rafflecopter form on the Living Montessori Now Facebook page. Just be sure to leave your blog comment here!)
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It’s Saturday morning, July 6. We really appreciated all your comments and 1,024 entries! A winner has been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!

The winner of the 2 Ellie activewear pieces is Tanya D!

We’re so happy for Tanya, who had multiple entries! (Note: Tanya, you have 48 hours to respond to the announcement in your email, or a new winner will be chosen.)

The comment for Tanya’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win the 2 Ellie pieces) said:

these pieces would make exercising alot more comfortable”

CONGRATULATIONS, Tanya!!! Thank you SO MUCH to Ellie for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!

As always, thanks to my sponsors:

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