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Aloha Wall Art

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We love recycling supplies to make new decorations! Take a look around your house to see if you have anything you don’t need or something you can remake. We found a spare piece of plywood that we decided to remake into a nice beachy wall decoration. Follow along to see our quick DIY!

Supplies:

  1. Spare piece of plywood
  2. Faux starfish
  3. Seashells
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Gold paint pen
  6. White spray paint

Start by spray painting the plywood white. Let that dry then write “aloha” down the center.

Glue on the starfish and seashells to add fun little beachy details.

Quick, easy and so cute! Hang this wall art up anywhere in your home!

DIY

Message in a Bottle: Travel Edition

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We want to remember everywhere we travel! It is so much fun to find new ways to remember everywhere you’ve been. For today’s DIY we wanted to share with you a cute and creative way to take a piece of your travels home with you, or send to a loved one. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. Mini glass bottle
  2. Sand or seashells from land you traveled to
  3. Paper

We filled our bottle up with sand from a beach we traveled to.

We then broke up a sea shell and put the pieces in the bottle along with the sand.

Write the location of where your sand is from on a small piece of paper.

Remember it forever! Now, when you go to look back at your travels you’ll have a piece of it with you. Or you can send it to a loved one!

 

Inspiration

5 Ways to Have a Good Day

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We can all have those bad days where we feel unmotivated and a little down on ourselves. Sometimes there are reasons behind it like stress from school, work or everyday life. Other times, we can’t exactly pinpoint the issue we just know we feel a tad off and need a pick-me-up! Well, we have a 5 step list that is sure to help cheer you up and get you back on your feet!

  1. Go grab a yummy coffee at your favorite coffee shop
  2. Eat a nice healthy and delicious meal
  3. Wear your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets stack
  4. Get outside
  5. Do something kind for someone else

First stop: coffee shop!

  1. Grab a coffee: I love iced chai lattes. They always make me feel better and give me that kickstart that I need. I suggest going to your favorite spot too. It’s familiar to you, so it feels homey and cozy.

2.  Eat a nice healthy delicious meal: Eating well will make you feel good! So, pick something that will make your taste buds happy and your body happy! And we all know that having a good meal helps any mood.

3. Wear your fav Pura Vida Bracelets stack: look good, feel good! That’s our life motto.

4. Get outside: Fresh air can cure all. Trust us! Going near the ocean always helps me. All I need is a little vitamin sea! Or take a nice stroll around a local park. Anything to get you moving and outdoors.

5. Do something kind for someone else: Helping someone benefits us more than you think. You can walk away from a situation knowing you helped someone in need, which ultimately makes you feel good. It will change your whole mood around! Sometimes we get so caught up in our own emotions that it’s good to stop and think about others for a second to help give you a little perspective. Plus, you’ll never regret being kind.

Recipes

Healthy Spinach and Egg Toast

February 18, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we are always looking for new ways to keep it healthy and delicious. We wanted to get a little creative for this recipe while still including some of our favorite ingredients! Follow along to learn how to make your new favorite toast. We are obsessed!

Ingredients:

  1. Whole grain toast
  2. 2 cups of spinach
  3. Boiled egg
  4. Minced onions, salt, red pepper flakes, olive oil
  5. Almond slivers

Begin by:

  • toasting your bread
  • saute the spinach and minced onions together
  • boil your egg and wait for it to fully cook

Once you have done all that, add the spinach on top of the toast. Next, slice the egg and place on top of the spinach. Finish it off by sprinkling the sliced almonds, salt, red pepper flakes and olive oil to the top.

We promise you will love it!

Enjoy!

DIY

St. Patty’s Cupcake Toppers

February 18, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Do we have any St. Patrick’s Day lovers out there? We love a day full of festivities and friends. There are always so many events to attend so we wanted to whip up a treat that would go great with the theme of St. Patty’s Day! How cute are these cupcake toppers? We made them to look like a Leprechaun’s hat. With a quick and simple recipe, you are sure to love these!

What you will need:

  1. Large marshmallows
  2. Green and blue food dye
  3. Black decorating gel
  4. Cake mix and green icing

Mix 2 drops of green and 1 drop of blue dye in about 5 tablespoons of water. Make sure to cover the marshmallow completely in dye.

Roll the wet marshmallow on a paper towel gently to remove any excess dye. Next, take the decorating gel and draw on the hat’s details. See photo below.

Bake up the cupcakes following the directions on the box. Place a marshmallow on top of the cupcakes creating the idea of a Leprechaun’s top hat!

Inspiration

3 Ways To Celebrate Love Day

February 14, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Valentine’s Day is a really special holiday. It’s a day to celebrate love– all kinds of love, and not just the romantic kind. We spent our day giving back to our community, our friends and even ourselves! It is so important to be intentional and to spread kindness whenever we get the chance. It is easy to over look this Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a significant other, but instead take this time to give some love to everyone!

We started our day by stopping by this flower stand at a local business. All the money from it was donated to a non profit organization, A Safe Place, focused on sex trafficking prevention. Giving back to our community is so essential, and what a wonderful and easy way to do so!

What a great way to start our Valentine’s Day! We picked our flowers and created our very own bouquet. We wanted to continue the “spreading kindness” trend, so we decided to give our bundle of flowers to our best friend!

Next on the list: invite all our gal pals over and celebrate friendship! What’s better than Galentine’s Day with all your best friends?! We made treats and and exchanged small gifts. Lots of bracelets were involved. 😉

Last but not least: treat yo-self. This year is all about self love. Taking time out and spending a little quality time with yourself is something we should do more often. Today, we made sure to take a breather and fuel our bodies. Health and wellness are the best things you can do to honor your body. Put a face mask on, make yourself a nutritious smoothie bowl and grab a good book to read! Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later.

We hope you take these tips and put them to good use this year! Happy Love Day, Pura Vida fam.

DIY

Boho wall decor

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You know how much we like changing up our space around here. So we have yet another wall hanging for you to make at home. This one may be our favorite one yet! We love the circular ring it’s held up with and the sunflower inspired colors. It is the perfect thing to Spring up your room or office area! Follow along!

Supplies:

  1. Yellow, white and black yarn
  2. Scissors
  3. Gold ring (found at any art supply shop)

Cut the string your desired length. Put them in 5 clusters of 5 strings for the middle color.

Tuck and pull through the loop like so.

Repeat for the next color. But only do 3 clusters of 4 strings,

Do the same steps for the final color.

Flip it over to see the final product!

DIY

Galentine’s Day goodie bags

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking to treat our besties. And who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day? We have just the thing to give out to your girl gang or any loved one this year! With this easy peasy craft you’ll have everyone covered. Take a look at what you will need to get started!

Supplies:

  1. Cloth baggies
  2. Craft paint
  3. M&M’s (or whatever candy you like)

Paint on x’s and o’s on one, and hearts on the other. Feel free to get creative and do your own thing too!

End result:

Now fill them with m&m’s.

And there ya have it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or if you’re wanting to do something extra special, stuff the baggies with your favorite Pura Vida stack!

DIY

Foreign money keepsake DIY

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Traveling is something we live for! This year we are dedicating our time to going and seeing as many places as possible. But with all of these travels, come many keepsakes! For example, we find ourself with left over foreign cash and coins. Instead of stashing them away, we decided to make something out of it to remember our trip by! We will take you step by step on how to turn your coins into magnets to hang up your photos with!

What you will need:

  1. Foreign coins from your trip
  2. Magnets
  3. Photos from your trip

Gather all your supplies. We bought a magnet strip so we could cut them small enough to fit on the back of the coins.

Cut the magnets, then use the sticky side to stick them on the coins.

Finally, use them to hang up photos from your trip!

Happy travels!

DIY

Headphone organizer

January 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Whether you are traveling or packing your backpack for school, headphones are usually number one in our bag. Nothing is more annoying than a tangled pair wrapped up in all our other items. Today, we will teach you a quick DIY on how to keep them organized and neat when packing them away. Follow along!

Here is what you will need:

  1. two clothes pins
  2. adhesive glue
  3. washi tape
  4. gold sharpie

Start by measuring out the washi tape to fit the top and bottom of the clothes pin. You may have to trim the tape’s edges to fit perfectly.

Next, color the sides gold with your sharpie.

Now time to glue the two clothes pins together.

Face them together on opposite sides.

Clip the earbuds in between the clamp and wrap the headphones in a figure 8 motion between the two pins.

Once you have them all wrapped up, pack them away!

And there you have it. Ready to go!

Lifestyle

January Monthly Club Pack

January 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The ocean inspired January pack is leaving us with allll the heart eyes. We can’t get enough of the blue hues and salty vibes. This stack is getting us that more excited for the sunny summer days. We took a trip down to the shore to catch the sunset and brought our Monthly Club pack with us! We haven’t taken it off yet. If you haven’t signed up to be part of the Club, what are you waiting for?! Sign up on the website today!

Are you more of a sunrise or sunset kinda person?

We love the golden light at this time of day!

Peace out sunshine! See ya in the morn.

How cute is the wave charm?!

Stay golden!

Inspiration

NEW Daisy Jewels

January 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Spring can’t come soon enough. We’re so excited that we went ahead and put together some fun spring looks for you with the new daisy charms! From the bracelets, to the dainty necklace, we are loving the flower child vibes that these new pieces bring. Take a peek at some of the stacks and get inspired! What will you be pairing with your daisy jewelry?

The Yellow Daisy charm

The Winterfresh Daisy charm

The Daisy Choker

The Black Daisy charm

Wear them all together!

The Blush Daisy charm

And of course, the Daisy studs