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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?

Recipes

Cinnamon honey oats bowl

September 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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One of our go to breakfast meals in the Fall is this quick and easy oats bowl. With just a few ingredients, you will have this warm and cozy recipe in minutes! Comfort food is essential in these cooler months! Follow along to see step by step.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  2. 1 cup water or almond milk
  3. Tablespoon of honey
  4. 1/4 cup of rasins
  5. A few dashes of cinnamon

Mix the water into the oats. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Next, add in the rest of the dry ingredients.

Mix well!

Enjoy!

DIY

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!