Bloom :: An Event Recap


We were so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to gather approximately 75 Colorado Springs area moms two weeks ago to celebrate motherhood. In partnership with Dr. Smith’s, Albert Vein Institute and Turtle Toppy we welcomed dozens of mothers and moms-to-be to Bloom, an event designed specifically for new and expectant moms in the Colorado Springs Area.

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The Venue :: Red Rock Church

Red Rock Church graciously opened their doors on a Saturday morning and hosted this awesome group of moms.  We love the initiative that this local church put in place in the fall of 2015 :: #cosiloveyou – a movement to love where you live; a movement to give back to the city of Colorado Springs in the most generous way.

The Food :: Whole Foods Market and Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

YUM!  Whole Foods Market brought an amazing spread of breakfast foods, coffee, juices, and healthy snacks.  We love the healthy goodness that Whole Foods Market provides.  Their table was a hot spot with all the moms as they made their way into the event.  Kneaders Bakery & Cafe went above and beyond with their catered lunch.  If you have not been to their locations yet, do not wait!  Lunch included a variety of sandwiches on their delicious bread, as well as several large signature salads.  And then…what mom can resist some fabulous pastries for desserts.  Their sweet treats were to die for!

Food BloomThe Local Presenting Sponsors :: Albert Vein Institute and Turtle Toppy

Thank you to the following brands for making our Bloom event possible.

Albert Vein Institute – As the founder of Colorado’s leading vein care facility, James D. Albert, M.D., RPVI, is uniquely qualified to provide patients in Colorado Springs with the best possible treatment and superlative, long-lasting results. Dr. Albert shared with all the moms how pregnancy affects our veins.  He addressed questions about vein care and vein health.  It was very informative!

Turtle Toppy – At Turtle Toppy the mission is simple: to keep your baby comfy, cozy, and covered, indoors or out, rain or shine, while giving you some much needed piece of mind.  Karen Pierce, owner of Turtle Toppy joined us all the away from California, with her daughter in law Cat Coppock (local to Colorado Springs) to share and demonstrate the Car Seat & Stroller Covers.

City Moms Blog Network is proud to partner with our national event sponsor, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment, Spray and Rash + Skin!

Presenting SponsorsThe Resources

The halls of Red Rock Church were buzzing with amazing resources for all the moms in attendance.  Local businesses were in the spotlight as moms learned about what is available for parents and also for their new babies.  The moms also got to enjoy massages from Camino Massage Therapy and on site photos from Precious Encounters Photography, all while shopping and gathering valuable information.  Thank you to Red Door Photo Booth for providing all the fun props for photos and a very special thank you to these local businesses for providing resources ::

Albert Vein Institute :: Babies R Us :: Camino Massage Therapy :: Centennial State Financial :: Costco :: Eden’s Promise :: Halchak Photography :: Happy Nest Boutique :: Henry’s Heart Art Therapy :: Honeybee Baby Boutique :: Norwex – Susan Ballou :: Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association :: Precious Encounters Photography :: SafeSplash Swim School :: Simplify Painting :: Simply Kids Dental :: The Certified Nurse Midwives at Colorado Springs OB/GYN :: The Little Gym :: Turtle Toppy :: Usborne Books & More

The Giveaways

As if getting out of the house to hang out with other Colorado Springs area moms wasn’t enough, all Bloom guests had the opportunity to enter to win some amazing giveaways. We are so thankful to ::

Albert Vein Institute :: Avant Designs Co. :: :: Babies R Us :: Colorado Storks :: Costco :: Covered Goods :: Everyday Summit :: Henry’s Heart Art Therapy :: Laurelbox :: Lotion Bar Cafe :: Mountain View Medical Group Pediatric Specialists :: Nurturme :: One Butt Bakery :: SafeSplash Swim School :: Silikids :: Turtle Toppy

The Swag

Not only did Colorado Springs area moms have a chance to win some incredible giveaways, but they all walked away with a swag bag STUFFED to the brim thanks to our amazing swag partners. Moms left with something from ::

2Go Coconut Oil :: AdvoCare :: Albert Vein Institute :: Babylist Baby Registry :: Bamboobies :: Ethan Panariso, RE/MAX Properties, Inc. Real Estate Agent with the Shane Ray Team :: EverydayHappy :: Field’s Chiropractic :: Fluff n Stuff :: Henry’s Heart Art Therapy :: Lotion Bar Cafe :: Luminosa Wellness & Birth Services :: Preggie Pop Drops :: SafeSplash Swim School :: Teamotions :: Turtle Toppy

Huge thank you is due to Little Sweet Nest Photography for capturing the fun of the morning. We look forward to seeing lots of Colorado Springs moms at more Colorado Springs Moms Blog events in the future!

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Tonya grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Health Promotion (the degree you choose when you know are meant to make an impact but you don’t know exactly how) After graduating in 2003, her adventurous spirit lead her to pack up her little car and move to Colorado Springs. Her heart was easily won by the beautiful landscape, the amazing weather, colorful Aspen trees, and the fabulous people in this city. In 2008, she married her love and best friend, Ryan. They added two amazing boys to the family…Landon (2009) and Kellan (2011). After a rewarding career as a Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and a sales representative for Pfizer, her heart desired more time with her boys. In 2011, she became a work from home mom, focusing on her very busy boys full time and her health and wellness coaching business part time! Her passion as a mom includes building legos, trips to the zoo, family hikes, fishing, and camping. Her passion as a health coach is helping people see their potential, reach goals, and lead a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time (what is that again??), she loves working out, running, and reading. Her favorite things to do with her handsome hubby include riding bikes downtown Colorado Springs for date nights, hiking the incline, trying new (exotic) foods, spending time with great (adult) friends, and trying craft beers (inspired of course by her husband!).