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Decorative Charger

August 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With school back in action the last thing we want is to mix up our chargers with everyone else’s! Campus is a busy place and we are always on the go. Decorate your charger to keep yours separate from all the others. You’ll have your new and improved phone chargers in just minutes!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Phone charger
  2. Washi tape

Wrap the washi tape all the way around the charging block until it is completely covered.

You’ll have to use two rows of tape depending on the width.

Make sure to cover the tip of the USB chord as well.

There ya have it!

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Pencil Holder

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What’s better than a quick and simple craft? One that turns out this cute! We are always looking for new ways to upgrade our desk area. Besides, working in a space that inspires you is most important! Every day we encourage you to bring your A game. With this ‘Slay’ pencil holder, we hope to inspire you to keep going and never give up! Follow along to see just how easy this DIY is.

What you’ll need:

  1. Jar
  2. Gold sharpie
  3. Chalk paint

Grab all your supplies and let’s get started!

Begin by painting the jar. You may need a few coats to ensure a nice, vibrant color.

Once the paint has completely dried, grab your sharpie and write or doodle whatever word or phrase you like!

We went with this because who doesn’t need a little motivation sometimes 😉

Store your pencils, pens, scissors and whatever else in here and place on your desk!

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Back to school DIY notebook

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have another exciting back to school DIY you are sure to LOVE! This one involves our brand new stickers. Have you ordered your own sticker pack yet? They’re the perfect thing to decorate your school supplies with. Today we took a plain notebook and turned it into anything but boring. With all these fun designs, it was hard to choose! Follow along to see what we did to spice up our journal.

Supplies: 

  1. Notebook
  2. Pura Vida stickers
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Decorational paper

We decided to recycle our Monthly Club folder for this craft. However, feel free to use any sort of craft paper or magazine cutouts. We trimmed the flowers out to use them as decoration on our notebook!

Once you have your cutouts, pick which stickers you want to use!

Place all the decorations exactly how you want it first before you stick or glue anything down.

Once you have the right design in your head, stick on the stickers and glue down the cutouts!

Now your notebook is good to go! Which stickers would you use? Tell us in the comments!

 

DIY

Pom Pom Paperclips

August 28, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Back to school season has officially began. One of our favorite parts of this time of year, is the school supply shopping! It’s always fun to get creative and customize your belongings. We love to look for ways to make something a bit more cute and exciting! Today, we are showing you a quick and simple way to upgrade your plain paperclips. These make for great bookmarks or paper holders. Follow along to see how we made them!

Supplies:

  1. yarn
  2. Scissors
  3. Jumbo paper clips (or normal sized)

Start by cutting about 8 strands of string around 6 inches long.

Fold the cluster of yarn in half and stick through one end of the paper clip.

Then, bring the tails of the yarn through the loop so it creates a knot.

Pull tight to secure the knot. Repeat these steps on all other paperclips.

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To-do list

August 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like me, you LOVE lists. Lists always help me stay on task and get work done! Because I am able to see what I have to do visually, it allows my brain to process it and keep all my tasks in order. Staying organized is essential durning these summer months. I tend to want to slack off a bit during summertime, and we all know life doesn’t slow down just because the school year is out! Make this quick DIY To-Do list to keep your responsibilities in check!

Supplies:

  1. Cork board
  2. Craft paper
  3. Scissors, sharpie, push pins
  4. Mod Podge

Begin by cutting the craft paper into an oval shape. Then, trace the oval craft paper onto the cork board. Cut the cork board oval out.

You should be left with this.

Glue the craft paper onto the cork board using mod podge.

Allow that to dry and simply label the board with “to do” at the top!

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On-the-go Tic Tac Toe

July 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Summertime can be busy keeping your schedule full of trips and get togethers. Take this tic tac toe game on the go with you! This travel sized game can be enjoyed anywhere. At the table before dinner, during long car rides or just to pass the time! Take it with you everywhere you go.

What you’ll need:

  1. Canvas mini bag
  2. Stones
  3. Paint pen

Begin by sketching out the tic tac toe grid onto the outside of the bag.

Then, mark the stones with x’s and o’s.

Store the stones inside the baggy!

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Jewelry Dish

July 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many jewelry displays. Luckily, you can make almost anything into a storage place for some of your favorite accessories! We are LOVING this DIY because it cost little to nothing to make! We gathered all our supplies at the dollar store and if that doesn’t excite you, we don’t know what will. Create this ULTA cute dish with the following supplies:

What you will need:

-Dollar store soap dish

-Sharpie

-Mod Podge

Customize the dish by grabbing a sharpie and drawing whatever pattern(s) you want!

We went with this 😉

To ensure that the sharpie stays protected, go over the dish with a layer of mod podge. Then, allow to dry.

Ta-da! Place it on your dresser and throw some bracelets in it. Are you as obsessed as we are?

Lifestyle

Farmer’s Market

July 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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A favorite summertime tradition of mine is running to my local farmer’s market to pick some fresh fruits and veggies to bake and cook with! It’s something I look forward to every year. As someone who loves the summer heat and all the yummy produce this season provides, what better way to spend my afternoon? Come along while I pick out a few favorites! What is your favorite snack to munch on in the summer?

I can’t resist all the beautiful plants. UGH. Impossible to pick! Do you like gardening?

Fresh cucumbers for my favorite cucumber tomato salad. Get the recipe right here!

Fresh, yummy, sweet peaches. Who else is a fan?!

Do you think I grabbed enough? 😉

Inspiration

Summer Jewels

July 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New season, new jewelry! We have added a whole new look to your summer essentials. Never go a beach day without them! From our cactus set, to the new rings collection we have ya covered. You can never wear too many, so you may as well suit up! Take a peek at how we have styled them this summer. How will you wear yours?

Shop all the jewelry here!

We couldn’t help but wear them all… but who’s counting.

Festival ready with the Cactus earrings!

Have you seen the NEW Rose Gold Wave Ring?!

Cactus necklace!

 

Recipes

Shrimp poke bowl

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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In the summer months I find myself wanting to only eat very light and fresh meals. So here I have put together for you a super simple, healthy lunch option for you to prepare at home. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a homemade shrimp poke bowl in minutes!

Ingredients:

-Shrimp

-Egg

-Brown rice

-Avocado

-Red pepper flakes, salt, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice

 

First fill your bowl with brown rice, then top it with a fried egg.

Add in your fresh shrimp.

Next, add some sliced avocado and your seasonings!

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4th of July Cups

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What’s a holiday without festive cups? I always like to make my own party cup to bring to the occasion. Fourth of July is something I look forward to EVERY year! Get in the spirit with these super easy DIY July 4th mason jars. Make one for you and your friends. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

-July 4th craft paper

-Reusable straws

-Mason jars

-Scissors and a pencil

Begin by separating the center piece of the jar’s lid. You won’t be needing it.

Here is where you will need to grab your pencil and a pair of scissors. Trace around the lid on the craft paper. This circular cut out will be getting placed inside the lid.

Cut and poke a hole in the top for the straw to go into.

The perfect detail to top off your July 4th look!

Recipes

Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Basil

-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil

Enjoy!