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Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 13, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Fall is here! Can you believe it? With the new season in full swing, we have made a fall favorite to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 2 cups milk
2) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3) 2 tablespoons sugar
4) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5) 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6) 1/2 cup hot coffee

Step 1) Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat (heat until hot, but do not boil)

Step 2) Whisk in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee

Step 3) Pour mixture into two mugs (or cute to-go cups)
Step 4) Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

What is your favorite fall treat? Comment below!

Lifestyle

3 Beginner Plants You Cannot Kill

August 13, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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With dorm season right around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite indoor plants with you. These plants are almost impossible to kill, making them perfect for your new space. Let’s get started!


Aloe

Water  – Every so often when the top inch of the soil is dry
Light – Locate in indirect light with medium brightness

JADE

Water  – Keep soil moist but not wet
Light – Locate in direct light

Devil’s Ivy / Epipremnum aureum

Water  – Every so often when the top inch of the soil is dry
Light – Locate in indirect light with medium brightness

What are your favorite indoor plants? Comment below!

 

 

DIY

Free Compliment Board

August 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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With school right around the corner, we have decided to share some of our favorite DIY dorm decor ideas! Make someone’s day with this adorable Free Compliment Board. Hang this board on your dorm door and start spreading the love. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Paper
2) Scissors
3) Pen
4) Cork Board
5) Push Pins

Step 1: Cut paper into small squares

Step 2: Write a compliment on each square piece of paper

Step 3: Pin the compliments to the cork board (we turned our compliments around so they would be a surprise)

Step 4: Set your Free Compliment Board out and make someone’s day!

What compliment would add to the board? Comment below!

Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies

July 18, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies are not only delicious, they are also vegan and gluten-free! How amazing is that? Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp pure maple syrup


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F


Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water


Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate


Step 4: Add the peanut butter, vanilla, maple syrup, and flax mixture


Step 5: Form the dough into 12 balls and place them on prepared baking sheet

Step 6: Bake for 12-14 minutes

Step 7: Let the cookies cool completely then enjoy!


What is your favorite vegan or gluten-free recipe?

Recipes

S’mores Dip

May 20, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Summer is here! Can you believe it? With cabin season in full swing, we have created a fun recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2) 8 jumbo marshmallows
3) Graham cracker squares
4) Cast iron skillet


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F
Step 2: Pour an even layer of chocolate chips into skillet


Step 3: Cut marshmallows in half
Step 4: Place marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips


Step 5: Bake for 7-8 minutes or until marshmallows are golden
Step 6: Serve with graham cracker squares & ENJOY


What is your favorite cabin snack? Comment below!

DIY

Clay Incense Holder

April 11, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Looking for a way to make your space more warm and inspiring? We have just the thing! This fun DIY Clay Incense Holder will bring nothing but good vibes into your home. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Polymer Clay (Two Colors)
2) Parchment Paper
3) Pen or Pencil

Step 1: Combine the two colors of clay

Step 2: Mold 3/4 of the mixed clay into a small dish

Step 3: Create a mini bowl out of the remaining mixed clay using a pen or pencil

Step 4: Press the mini bowl into the middle of the small dish
Step 5: Make a small hole in the middle of the Clay Incense Holder for the incense stick (we used the actual incense stick to make an exact hole)


Step 6: Bake Clay Incense Holder at 275 degrees for 10-15 minutes
Step 7: Let cool + ENJOY

What color would your Clay Incense Holder be? Comment below!

DIY

Air Plant Holder

April 9, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Do you still have an Easter basket sitting around from the other weekend? Us too. We have created a fun DIY to help you reuse those plastic eggs. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Plastic Easter Egg
2) Air Plant
3) Glue
4) Craft Magnet
If You Want To Paint Your Egg
3) Paint
4) Paint Brush


Step 1. Paint bottom half of Easter egg (this step is optional)

Step 2: Glue craft magnet to bottom half of Easter egg

Step 3: Place air plant in bottom half of Easter egg
Step 4: Hang Air Plant Holder + Enjoy

What color would your Air Plant Holder be? Comment below.

Recipes

Garden Carrot Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 box chocolate cake mix
2) 3 eggs
3) Vegetable oil
4) White chocolate chips
5) Orange food coloring
5) Strawberries
6) Chocolate frosting
7) Oreos
8) Small mason jars

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Make cake mix (follow directions on box)

Step 3: Fill mason jars 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes

Step 4: Melt white chocolate chips
Step 5: Add orange food coloring to melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate
Step 7: Let dipped strawberries set on parchment paper

Step 9: Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos
Step 10: Add chocolate dipped strawberry + ENJOY


What is your favorite Easter treat? Comment Below!

Recipes

Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors


Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring


Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow


Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow


Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY


What is your favorite winter activity? Comment below!

Lifestyle

The Perfect Holiday Gift For Your Bestie

December 12, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Still looking for the perfect holiday gift for your bestie? We have you covered! Get ready to spread cheer in full Pura Vida style!

  1. Start with a Pura Vida bag, clutch, or pouch.

2. Add polaroids of you and your bestie.

3. Add a membership to the Pura Vida Monthly Club.

4. Add a Pura Vida “Best Babes” Set.

5. Add a fun nail polish so your bestie can show off their new Pura Vida bracelets in style.

Who would you give this Pura Vida Besties gift to?

DIY

String Art Pumpkin

November 1, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Time for another pumpkin DIY!  We have created a simple way to decorate all of your leftover Halloween pumpkins. No carving necessary! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) One pumpkin
2) Chalk
3) Craft Nails
4) Hammer
5) String

Step 1: Draw design onto pumpkin with chalk
Step 2: Hammer nails into pumpkin (follow your design)

Step 3: Fill-in design with string and enjoy!

What string art design would you create?

Recipes

Zombie Pretzels

October 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Pretzels
2) White chocolate chips
3) Milk chocolate chips
4) Green food coloring
5) 3 bowls
6) Skewer

Step 1: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 2: Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate chips until covered

Step 3: Place pretzels onto baking sheet and let chocolate harden

Step 4: Microwave milk chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 5: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted and add green food coloring

Step 6: Create “eyes” using melted chocolate and let chocolate harden

Step 7: Enjoy!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!