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Central Park Picnic

October 3, 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

Lifestyle

Southwest Beach Blanket

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New arrivals say whaaat?! Drooling over our new towel collection. Today, we are highlighting the Southwest Beach blanket– where dessert meets beachy boho. Is there any better combo? We don’t think so! With the pastel corals and blues, it makes for the perfect beach day accessory. Not to mention the spacious size. No need to get all sandy. You’ll fit perfectly on this!

Shop the Southwest Beach Blanket here: https://www.puravidabracelets.com/products/southwest-beach-blanket

 

Lifestyle

All about the palm

April 17, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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NEW NEW NEW! Obsessing over all our palm patterned new arrivals! We are totally set for any beach day. With this matching clutch and round towel we couldn’t be anymore excited to hit the dunes and take a dip in the ocean. We’re loving how all our beach accessories fit perfectly in the Palm Clutch. Throw in your tanning lotion, sun screen, snacks, and your sunglasses! Not to mention how nicely the round towel rolls up to make it easily accessible when bringing it back and forth, place to place.

Shop the featured items: Palm Round Beach Towel + Palm Clutch

 

Who wouldn’t want to be seen lounging on the beach with this towel?

The orange tassel attached to the zipper is the perfect detail!

Check out the cacti interior detailing–So cute!!

Could the fringe on this thing get any better? All the heart eyes!

 

DIY

Gold splattered eggs

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Dying eggs is an Easter tradition that never gets old! This year, we put our own twist to it. Incorporate your personality! What colors/patterns inspire you? Gather your gal pals and get creative!

What you’ll need:

  1. Eggs
  2. Food coloring
  3. Gold paint

Make sure to boil the eggs. Now time for some dye! We stuck to greens and blues. Follow the dying instructions on the back of the egg dying kit.

Once the dye has dried, take a paint brush and use it to splatter on the gold paint.

Ta-da!

DIY

Bunny Garland

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Happy Easter! Time to break out all the colors– let’s get decorating. Today we will be walking you step by step on our DIY bunny garland. This is the perfect craft to add an Easter touch to your space!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Bunny stencil
  2. Yarn
  3. Felt puffs
  4. Craft paper
  5. Scissors

Trace around the bunny stencil on your craft paper of choice. We made sure to pick springy patterns and colors!

Once all the bunnies are cut out, take your felt puffs and glue them on for the tail.

Tape the bunnies onto string. Hang your garland anywhere in your room!

Recipes

Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for quick grab-n-go breakfast options. Mornings can be super busy and hectic, so if we can simplify our breakfast routine in any way we will! These green smoothies are the perfect thing to give you the nutrients and energy you need for the day.

Supplies:

  1. Almond milk
  2. Spinach
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Peanut butter powder
  5. 1 fresh banana + 1 frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

A handful or 2 of spinach

After the spinach, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

1 fresh banana and 1 frozen banana

Lastly add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter powder. Next, blend all together! If you would prefer a thinker consistency, add some ice.

Top it off with some chia seeds and frozen raspberries. Yum!

DIY

DIY Magnets

August 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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As the school year hits us full force we are all scrambling on how to decorate our dorm rooms, lockers, and desks as cute and original as possible. That’s why DIY’s are so great and we are here to help walk you through it step by step. Trust me, I’m always the first one trying to do something different or make something ordinary, totally unique to my personality. So, today on the blog I decided to make some DIY magnets. These are perfect for your locker, any sort of white board or magnetic calendar.

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. cork board
  2. paints + paint brush
  3. razor blade knife
  4. pencil and stick on magnets (found at any craft store)
  5. circle stencil (or circular object to trace)

Begin by taking your circular stencil and making 3-5 circle cutouts of the cork board. Once you have drawn them all out, cut them out with your razor knife.

Now, take the stick-on magnet strand and cut small snippets of the magnet.

Small enough to fit onto the back of the cork board cutouts.

What you will do first is paint the entire cork board magnet with a layer of white paint. Let dry.

Once they have dried, you can decide what you want to paint on them! You can use this part to get totally creative. We decided to go with a pineapple, cactus, palm leaf and polka-dots!

Use them to hold reminders on your calendar or locker!

Or decorate your dorm room mini fridge with them!

Inspiration

Rings on Rings on Rings

August 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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I’m sure by now you have had to hear about all the brand new rings.  If there is one thing we can’t get enough of, this is it! You have so many to pick from, there is bound to be one that is just your style. Choose one, choose all! From the brand new rose gold wave, to the delicate touches of turquoise and geometric patterns. You can even buy them together with your bestie to match! Which ones will you be rocking this up coming school year? We can’t wait to see how you style yours! Take a look at some of our stacks:

Sweet summer moments accompanied by only the cutest rings.

Style guide and a bit out outfit inspo:

Simplify it by just adding a few here and there. Keep in mind that sometimes, minimal is better!

Don’t forget to pair them with your favorite PV bracelet arm candy as well!

Mix and match!

SO may ways to pair these rings. The options are endless. Have fun, be creative and more importantly always be you.

So have we made you obsessed yet?!

Find all of these on the website and more: puravidabracelets.com

Inspiration

Summer Clutches

July 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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So, I’m sure you’ve heard all the rave about our NEW Summer Clutches. These are one of my all time favorite Pura Vida products. Not only do they style well with all my summer PV bracelet stacks, they go with everything! I have been on the search all summer long trying to find the perfect bag to easily carry around with me… and BOOM Pura Vida Bracelets obviously answered my prayers! With the perfect size and shape, I can fit everything important in there plus more! If you haven’t gotten yours yet… what are you waiting for? After this blog, Im sure youll be making your way over to the site to grab a few of your own. 😉

Featuring two out of a few of my favorite summer clutches. One being: Havana Clutch!

And the next being: Aloha Beaches Clutch!

Aloha Beaches Clutch! Find it on the website.

Havana Clutch! Find it on the website.

DIY

Summer bucket list

July 18, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Summer is my favorite time of year! There is always so much I want to get done during this season. Like camping, beach trips, music festivals and traveling! But making a Summer Bucket List is so much more fun. Every week, pick out one of the sticks with an activity on it. Whatever the popsicle stick reads, that is what summer fun you will be having that week/day. This is also a super easy way to never get bored.

Here is what you’ll need:
1. Popsicle sticks

2. Sharpie

3. Craft paint and spray paint

4. Mason jar

Start by spray painting all the popsicle sticks white! (Or any other color you prefer)

Once the spray paint has dried, take some fun summer colors and paint the tips of the popsicle sticks.

Let all the paint dry.

Next up, start listing different summer activities on each stick.

Once you have finished listing all your summer activities you wish to complete, add them all to the jar. Set the jar somewhere in your room so that it is always available when you and your friends need something exciting to do! Happy Summer!

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!

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!