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Recipes

Halloween Pretzel Sticks

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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There are so many versions of this pretzel treat, but we had too much fun getting crazy with the sprinkles! I mean, sprinkles make everything better am I right? Halloween allows you to make everything fun and festive– So we took full advantage of that! These are the perfect Halloween treat to make with all your friends at home. Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

  1. pretzel sticks
  2. orange candy melts
  3. halloween assorted sprinkles

Follow the instructions on the back of the chocolate melts’ bag.

Melt them down into a creamy texture.

Mix together the assorted Halloween sprinkles in a separate bowl.

Dip half of the pretzel into the orange chocolate melts. Immediately dip them into the sprinkles so they will stick. Allow them to cool, then enjoy!

Lifestyle

Back To School Packing

August 9, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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With September right around the corner, we have decided to pack one of our Pura Vida Clutches with our favorite back to school items! You might recognize some of these items from our back to school DIY posts. If not, be sure to check out those posts to go back to school in full Pura Vida style. Let’s get started!

#1 Pura Vida Clutch


#2 Cute Pencils


#3 Mini Note Pad


#4 Weekday Clothespins 


#5 Pom Pom Paper Clips


#6 Polaroids of Friends


#7 Lip Balm 


#8 Copper Magnetic Letters


#9 Scrunchies


#10 Our Fav Pura Vida Bracelets


What would you pack in your Pura Vida clutch? Comment below!

Inspiration

Paradise Beach Tote

July 11, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who else is flipping over the new beach tote?! I have been searching for the perfect beach bag to throw all my things in when I’m on the go. Let me tell ya, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! The beautiful shade of coral, accompanied with navy really made for such a cute beachy look. This has totally become my new go-to bag!

Take a closer look below!

I mean c’mon, There’s no denying how adorable this is. The fringe that flows down along the front of the bag is my absolute favorite part!

What do you like to bring along with you on your island adventuring?

It’s also plenty spacious enough for even the bulkier items you may have.

Make sure to pair it with your favorite Pura Vida bracelets as well!

Have you shopped yours yet? Find it on the website NOW! Your new perfect Paradise Beach Tote is waiting for you!

Recipes

tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries

June 8, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothin’ better than your classic chocolate covered strawberries! I mean, truly… what beats it? We customized this dessert in honor of Father’s Day! These cute tuxedo strawberries are bound to put a smile on Dad’s face! Am I right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Milk Chocolate (meltable)
  2. White Chocolate (meltable)
  3. Strawberries
  4. Toothpicks
  5. A bit of coconut oil if you need help smoothing out the melted chocolate
  6. Parchment Paper

Begin by melting the white chocolate. Follow the instructions on the bag to melt correctly.

Once all the strawberries have been dipped in the white chocolate, let stand and go ahead and melt the milk chocolate.

Make sure the white chocolate has totally dried. Then, dip half the strawberry in the milk chocolate. Immediately dip the other half creating the look of a tuxedo.

Take a toothpick to create the “buttons.”

Let chill in the fridge for about an hour. Best if eaten the day of.

Inspiration

What’s in my beach bag?

May 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you are anything like me, you are a total beach bum. I get out in the sun to play in the waves as many chances as I can get! I mean, who wouldn’t in a little beach town? It’s only my most favorite thing to do–duh! Being prepared to spend the day near the shore is important though. And has a mermaid myself, (wink wink) I thought I would show you what I bring along with me! Let’s get started.

First off, having a happy tummy is always important! I make sure to bring along my all time favorite snack. I like to fuel up with smoothie bowls. They are a fresh, light snack perfect for a hot summers day. Now, I walk to the beach so it’s easy for me to grab and go. However, feel free to pour a smoothie in a to-go thermos and bring it along!

Besides bringing along my favorite wrist stack, here are the essentials to a successful beach day!

-My Shibori round towel (Shop it on the website)

-I keep all my little items such as: my favorite pair of sun glasses, tanning lotion to keep my skin hydrated, chap stick and beach accessories in my Ocean Child Clutch! (Coming to the website SOON!)

I always infuse my water with a few frozen berries! This is a must on a hot beach day.

Who else is exited for all the new summer clutches? How cute is my Ocean Child Clutch??

Inspiration

New Round Beach Towel

May 22, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Have you heard?? Your new favorite beach accessory is here! We are ooh’ing and ah’ing over these things! Get ready to up your beach game. I don’t go anywhere without my towel. It’s always the first thing packed in my beach bag. And this is only one style! Pick from all three! Get the perfect one that goes with your personality.

Here I have my total beach babe Shibori Round Beach Towel.

Pick between these two other styles as well:

Beach Mandala Round Towel

Geometric Round Towel

Which one will you choose!?

Recipes

Mint Lime Sherbet Mocktail

May 10, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Hosting parties is one of my all time favorite activities to do in the summer! I am so excited to share a crowd favorite mocktail for everyone to enjoy! It is the perfect combo of a float and a cocktail. This yummy mojito inspired drink will leave all your guests refreshed and coming back for seconds!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Water
  2. Club Soda
  3. Limes
  4. Lime Sherbet (softened)
  5. Sugar
  6. Mint leaves

Begin by pouring about half a cup of water into a microwave safe bowl.

Then add 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Place in microwave and heat for 4 minutes. This will create a syrup like substance.

Once it is done heating, take it out of the microwave and put your chopped up mint in with the mixture. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

While we waited we added a scoop of lime sherbet, a cup of club soda, 1/2 cup of lime juice and then topped it off with the water/mint mixture once it was ready.

Add fresh lime slices and mint leaves! Enjoy over ice!

Inspiration

The Perfect Beach Stacks

May 2, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, summer is back and live in action! We can’t wait to hit the beaches and bask in the summer sun! Who else is ready for school to be officially over? Relaxing in the sand is something I never get tired of. I am always, always wearing a beachy wrist and I am here today to share a few of my FAVORITE stacks and bracelets. Follow along as I guide you with the perfect beach wrists.

Firstly, what better bracelet to wear than the wave? This one is my all time favorite especially for this time of year. Wear it alone, together or stack with others.

Here are a few other bracelets and charms that I LOVE pairing with the wave bracelets.

Moving right along, the mini anchors are always a classic pick! Nothing says “beach babe” more than this super cute charm! My favorite color it comes in is the seafoam green.

Okay, so maybe I wear too much blue? But who doesn’t in the summer months? Here, I’m wearing my favorite original bracelet.

Last but not least! You guys always ask what my favorite bracelets are. Well here you have it! The Gold Hammered Flat Bar Cream + the Seed Bead Blush.

Find them in the Coco Ho Pack!

Recipes

Rice Crispy Treat Pops

March 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Rice crispy treats are always a crowd pleaser, but have you ever had bright chocolate covered rice crispy’s?? Look no further. Today, we will teach you how to bring the perfect spring treat to any get-together. Who else can’t stop baking with all these Spring colors to add to the mix? It makes it that much more fun! We can’t wait to share this simple recipe.

What you will need:

  1. Rice crispy cereal
  2. Colorful mini marshmallows + butter
  3. White chocolate melts
  4. Sprinkles + Candy pop sticks

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Step 1: Start by melting 3 cups of marshmallows on the oven in a sauce pan. You will need 3 tablespoons of butter to add with it. Keep on heat until completely melted.

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Step 2: Remove from heat and add 4 1/2 cups of rice crispy cereal. Mix well.

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We added a few more unmelted marshmallows to add to the mix for more color and texture.

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Step 3: Once mixed, add sprinkles. Next, grease down pan and flatten the rice crispy mix inside the pan. Cut into squares. Once you pressed and cut, put in the fridge to cool.

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Step 4: Let the treats cool for 20 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the fridge and stick the candy pop sticks in the bottom to create a rice crispy treat pop!

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Step 5: Now that all the treats are on the pop sticks, melt down the white chocolate melts. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag. Then cover the tops in the chocolate!

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Step 6: Finishing dipping them all in the chocolate then add sprinkles to top it off! Let cool in the fridge until ready to serve.

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DIY

Distressed Spring Mason Jars

March 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothing like bringing Spring into your home like these distressed spring mason jars! They are the most adorable touch to any room. Feel the happy spring vibes by adding fresh flowers in the mix. We will show you step by step how to make these mason jar flower vases as your PERFECT spring decor. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. 3 mason jars
  2. chalk paint + paint  brush
  3. yellow + white paint or paint pens
  4. sand paper
  5. fresh flowers!

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Start by covering the jars in chalk paint. You may have to paint 2 layers for better coverage. We went with a light mint blue/green.

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Once you have painted all 3, let them dry completely.

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Now that they are dried, take sand paper and go over all the writing on the jars. Be intentional when  choosing where you will distress the paint.

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Distress all 3 jars all the way around.

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Now time to add the painted daisies on the jar! You can use paint pens or regular craft paint. Start by adding dots to be the center of the flowers using the yellow paint.

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Then add the white petals!

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Finished product!

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Lifestyle

Beach Yoga Flow

January 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Relax and free your mind. Getting started with a new year and new priorities can be a lot to load on your plate and can take a toll on your body and mind. It’s important to set goals, but dont forget to take care of yourself along the way. Did you know most of the stress we endure is brought on by ourselves? We decided to un-fog our mind and let free for a bit during an evening beach yoga session.

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Pay close attention to the air flowing into your lungs and be intentional with your breaths.

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Stay focused. Take in the good + release the bad energy.

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Take moments just to be still and give yourself time take it all in. Feel the breeze, smell the salt.

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At the end of the day, go over what you are grateful for. Make a mental list of all the good thats to come your way and how you will achieve just that. Taking time for yourself is so important, yet we often forget to take a minute and just breathe. We encourage you to get moving this week and stay active, or just take a moment to enjoy the life all around you. Namaste.

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Yogi model: @wolfuntamed

Recipes

Non bake organic power bar

January 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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A healthy lifestyle is so crucial. What most people don’t know is that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Don’t be overwhelmed- you can take small steps in the right direction. It’s good for the body to get in exercise on a regular basis. But most of us know that energy is much needed to take on any sort of physical activity. Going to your local grocery store to pick out a few protein bars can be good and all, but those tend to have a lot of hidden sugars and artificial fillers. So, instead we decided to make our own! An organic power bar filled with a ton of nutrients to give you the energy you need!

Ingredients:

-3 cups of organic granola cereal. (We chose a ceral that not only had granola, but wheat flakes, sliced almonds and sun-dried fruit!)

-1/2 cup of organic crunchy peanut butter (or any nut butter you prefer)

-1/2 cup of pure, organic honey

-1/2 cup of chocolate chips (go ahead and freeze these to keep them from totally melting when ready to add to your mix)

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