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Modern Hoop Wreath

December 13, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a new spin to the classic wreath with this Hoop Wreath! We are absolutely obsessing over this greenery wall hanging! How perfect is this piece? Get creative and arrange the greenery on your hoop anyway you like. Here is how we made ours. We hope to bring you all the inspo when creating yours!

Supplies:

-Knitting hoop

-Greenery

-Yarn

-Feathers

Hot glue the greenery onto the side of your hoop. We even picked a few branches of leaves to glue on as well for some color!

-Tie on the yarn so it hangs in the center of the hoop

-Trim the yarn to form into a point

-Glue the feathers into the yarn

DIY

Winter Garland

December 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This Winter garland is sure to add a boho Christmas feel to your space. With the touch of twine to a little bit of sparkle we are so in love with this cute wall hanging. We used a few snippets from different faux plant arrangements. You can find all of this at your local craft store!

What you will need;

-Twine

-Hot glue

-Scissors

-Faux pine and greenery

 

Line up the greenery in the exact order you would like to have it hang.

Grab your twine and snip a piece long enough to fit all your greenery.

Hot glue the greenery to the twine and tack up anywhere in your room! Merry Christmas!

DIY

Pinecone Christmas tree

December 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many decorations! This holiday season we are all about the easy homemade DIY’s for our around-the-house decor. Follow along as we show you this quick craft to set out anywhere in your home for an extra touch of winter!

What you’ll need:

-Pinecones

-White craft paint

-Paint brush

The bigger and fuller the pinecone, the better! Take the white paint and gently brush it onto the tips of the pinecone.

Allow all the pinecones to dry before placing them out as decor.

We found a perfect little space! Take a photo of yours and share with us using the tag #puravidabraceletsDIY

DIY

Salt dough ornaments

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who loves decorating the tree at Christmas time? We do! We have so much fun picking out our favorite ornaments to hang up. From little to small we love them all. But what’s even more exciting are homemade ones! Today, we are going to show you have to make salt dough custom ornaments for your tree, These also make as great gifts!

Supplies:

  1. 1 cup of flour
  2. 1/2 cup of salt
  3. 1/2 cup of water

Begin by pouring all the dry ingredients first, then topping it off with the water.

Your dough should become thick and kind of sticky. This is how you know it is ready!

Roll out the dough and pick your favorite cookie cutter shapes.

Gently press in the cookie cutter and remove from the rest of the dough.

Once you have cut them all out, oil a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours on 250 degrees.

Once they are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.

Design them however you want! We then glued the handle onto the back.

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Twig candle holder

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Get ready for all the cozy vibes! We love decorating our rooms when the weather starts to drop in the Winter. Time to bring out all the fuzzy blankets and yummy candles. As we were trying to get creative on new home accessories to add to our space, this idea came to mind! It’s extremely easy and you’ll most likely have all the supplies at home already! What’s better than that?

Supplies:

  1. An old cleaned out candle jar
  2. Candle
  3. Twigs/sticks (we found these in our yard)
  4. Hot glue

Begin by gathering all your sticks. Then one by one hot glue them to the outside of the jar.

It should look something like this:

Allow to dry. Then, set your candle down in there!

Find a cozy place to set it in your room! We are obsessed!

Recipes

Pomegranate Mint Mocktail

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Holiday party coming up? We have a delicious refreshment to serve up for all your guests. Today we will be making Pomegranate Mint Mocktails, With Christmas right around the corner we are getting into the holiday spirit with all kinds of festive recipes. This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

1. pomegranate

2. lime

3. bunch of fresh mint leaves

4. 1/2 cup sugar

5. seltzer water

 

Blend half of your pomegranate seeds, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, handful of mint leaves and 2 cups of seltzer water.

Make sure to save some mint, lime wedges and pom seeds to garnish your drinks with!

Pour over ice and enjoy!

Recipes

Mummy Brownies

October 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Obsessing over these mummy brownies! How cute are they?! These are for sure my favorite halloween treats that I have made to this date. Everyone loved these when I was finished with them. Not only are they eye catching, but they taste yummy too! The most perfect spoooky dessert to bring to any Halloween get together. Follow along to see how to make them!

What you’ll need:

  1. White chocolate or vanilla icing (icing works best)
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Brownie mix
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Black baking gel

First, begin by following the directions on the back of the brownie mix! Once you have baked them, allow the brownies to cool and then cut them into squares.

Next, place a marshmallow on top of each brownie.

-Melt your chocolate or icing in a microwave safe bowl. Do this in 30 second increments at a time and stir as you go. Continue these steps until it is completely melted and silky. (Again, the icing will be a much smoother turn out)

-Once you have your melted chocolate or icing, pour a spoonful amount over the marshmallow coating it. Once your icing has cooled, take black gel and create the lines mimicking a wrapped mummy.

-Final step: place googly eyes on top!

DIY

Witch’s Broom

October 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ultra adorable and so easy to make. With this two ingredient, two part recipe we promise you won’t be showing up to the Halloween party empty handed or rushed for time. These DIY witch’s brooms are cute and tasty! All you need for a good spooky treat. Follow along to see how we made them!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Pretzel sticks
  2. Reeses cups

Collect your items: pretzels and Reeses cups

Carefully place the pretzel stick inside of the Reeses cup. (You don’t want to split the Reeses cup)

Ta-da you did it! Told ya it was easy. Make sure to prepare enough for everyone. Trust me, they will come back for seconds and thirds.

 

Lifestyle

Pumpkin Patch

October 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Is it actually Fall if you didn’t spend a chilly afternoon at a pumpkin patch picking your favorite ones? This is a tradition a lot of us make sure to check off the list every year. I love browsing through the endless rows looking for the perfect one to take home with me! It really get’s you in the Autumn mood when you grab your group of pals, family members or significant other and spend a day in the pumpkin patch!

Which kind of pumpkin do you usually go for?

Found the most perfect one for carving!

Feelin’ all the Halloween vibes. It’s one of my all time favorite holidays!

Say cheeeeese!

Picked my pumpkins and took some cute pics along the way. Now time to go home, make some hot cocoa and carve them!

Lifestyle

Central Park Picnic

October 9, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Started off the Fall season in the best way we knew how! We took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed off to have lunch in Central Park. It doesn’t get any more picture perfect than this! With all of our favorite snacks present and lots of lemonade, we enjoyed the company of one another! Tons of laughs, polaroids taken, and popcorn fights were had. What better way to spend a cool, crisp afternoon in New York City? I think we all agreed that there truly couldn’t have been a dreamier picnic. It was straight out of a story book! We even had other people stop by to take photos of the beautiful spread!

Time spent with friends is never wasted!

What snacks would you bring to your picnic?

Gotta snap a Polaroid or it didn’t happen. amiright?

Take a look at our spread! Name something prettier. I’ll wait…

These pretzels were HUGE! They were made for sharing. And so are laughs! We encourage you to get outside with your family and friends and enjoy the new season. Happy Fall!

photos: Jeff Isy, Bryce Miller + Chelsey Bishoff

In photos: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer, Jasmin Manzano, Vanessa Skaggs

Travel

New York City

October 6, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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#PVtakesNYC! We were so excited to get the gang together in New York City this Fall season. There are too many things to see and do. The more we explored, the more we fell in love with this iconic city. You know what they say, “A city so nice, they named it twice!” Have you ever been to New York City? Follow along as we make our way around the Manhattan and Brooklyn and check out all the places we went to!

NOTHING beats a good city view! I mean look at those sparkling lights. Are we dreaming?!

We are living for all the rooftop hangs. Check out this view from the top of the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn! Are you joking? All the heart eyes for this city.

Not to mention all the yummy coffee. Because caffiene breaks are essential, am I right?

What’s your go to drink?

Hanging out down under in the Oculus! This is part of One World Trade Center.

Did you even go to NYC if you didn’t walk across the Brooklyn Bridge?! One of our favorite landmarks we visited!

Any FRIENDS fans out there?! We took a stop to check out the apartment featured in the show. It doesn’t get more iconic than this! Everyone say cheeeese!

DUMBO! The classic Brooklyn shot featuring the Manhattan Bridge in the background.

Models: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer

Photos: Bryce Miller, Jeff Isy, Chelsey Bishoff

Recipes

Pineapple bowl

October 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With this refreshing snack, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island vacay! It’s sure to keep your tummy happy and healthy. You don’t always have to set aside your health to get a nice sweet treat. This pineapple bowl is exactly what we needed to curve our sweet tooth craving without loading up on bad foods. Follow along to see how we made it!

Ingredients: 

  1. Pineapple
  2. Bananas
  3. Kiwi
  4. Granola
  5. Honey
  6. Plain greek yogurt

Begin by cutting the pineapple in half and gutting one side to use it as the bowl.

Next, fill it with the plain greek yogurt. We went with plain yogurt because there’s less sugar and since we are using a nice juicy pineapple, the natural sugars from the fruit will make add all the yummy sweetness we need!

Next come the toppings!

We used bananas, kiwi and granola.

Last but not least, drizzle the top with honey!

There ya have it. Enjoy!

What are your favorite fruits?