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Inspiration

Here’s to summer!

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Surf’s up! Summer is finally here and we are SO excited! Time to book those trips and explore new places. Where is your dream destination? Currently dreaming of the Hawaiian coast. Pack a bag, grab your friends and get going! SO many places to see, and much to experience. Take Pura Vida Bracelets everywhere! Don’t forget to share your adventures and tag us: #puravidabracelets #livefree

Aloha, ocean!

Most importantly, stay hydrated!

Can you do anything but cheese in the summer sun?

Palm tree paradise!! All the heart eyes for these guys.

Can’t travel without your favorite outfits. Essential, amiright?

Lastly, bracelet game on point!! #armcandy is most important. What is your summer stack?

Never quit being curious. Always explore and learn new things!

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!

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!?

Inspiration

2017 Happy Jar

January 6, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new memories! We wanted to get 2017 started the right way. Today, we made a “Happy Jar.” The purpose of this jar is to basically document the positives in your year by writing something good that happened at the end of each day. It could be anything. We want to dedicate this year to positivity and happiness! You will write your happy moment on a little piece of paper and place it in the jar.

Supplies:

-recycled jar

-paper, scissors, glue

-metallic pen

-ribbon and jute, metallic string confetti

Let’s get started!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWe stuffed the metallic string confetti in the bottom for an extra little layer for looks.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetFor this next step you can get totally creative. We glued the ribbon around the rim of the jar. With the same ribbon you can make a bow to put on the front. We then added a layer of the jute and made a tassel for an extra little detail. Feel free to do whatevaaa ya like!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetNow, cut some pieces of paper to have on hand as the days go by to write your happy moments on!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetWrite down your positive moment, and get ready to fold it up and put it in the jar!Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

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Recipes

Christmas Tree Waffles

December 21, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have for you the perfect way to start your Christmas Day! Who doesn’t love fluffy waffles in the morning? Enjoy a Christmas breakfast with your loved ones thanks to this festive waffle recipe! We’re making your holiday season a little jollier. Follow along to see just how we did it so you can bring it home to your kitchen.

First you will want to make sure and grab:

-Waffle maker

-Pancake mix

-Butter and water

-Sprinkles, bananas and whipped cream

-Green food dye

Let’s get started!

Start by adding 2 cups of pancake mix. This makes 4 waffles. If you are dealing with a bigger crowd, add as much mix as desired.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetYou will then add 2 tbsp of butter or oil and 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix this until all lumps are gone. Once mixed well, add in your green food coloring. You will need a generous amount to get a rich color.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce you have reached your desired color, pour your mix into the waffle maker.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLeave your mix in until the steam has gone away. This is when you will know the waffle is finished cooking. Cut the waffle into fours. Then, stagger them one by one to create a tree-like shape. (As shown below)Processed with VSCO with a6 presetYou can use whatever toppings you would like. If you’re cooking for a crowd, it may even be fun to set out an assortment of toppings and have people create their own! We chose to use these mini chocolate filled sprinkles. We then topped the tree with a dab of whipped cream and lined the bottom of the tree with slices of banana. YUM!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetAdd some syrup and dig in!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

DIY

Twig Christmas Tree

November 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The holidays are coming around rapidly. We have the perfect DIY decor just in time for this dreamy time of year. We have created something that shines bright and brings a little bit of the ocean to your holiday SEAson!

To start you will need the following:

  1. Different size twigs that tear down from small to large in length
  2. Christmas lights
  3. Sea shells and star fish
  4. Glue gun
  5. Twine Jute
  6. Thumb tacks or nails (to hang)Start by laying out the twigs from short to long to mimic the shape of a Christmas tree.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetTake your twine and begin to wrap around the edges of the twigs. Make sure to tie to keep secured.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce the twine is holding the twinge in place, hang on your wall.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWe used a star fish to be the topper of our twig Christmas tree! We let the star fish sit on the thumb tacks holding the twine.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetBegin to string the lights down the tree in a zig zag motion.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset]We then began to hot glue the shells to use as the ornaments to our twig Christmas tree!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPlace wherever you like!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetThe final product! We are in love!! Happy Holidays!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

DIY

Mermaid Hair Clips

August 31, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Get this! We have created the perfect hair accessory to wear on the beach. What’s even better is that we are gonna show you just how easy it is to look like a mermaid beauty. So grab your best friends and let’s get started!

 


What You’ll Need:

  1. Bobby Pins
  2. Sea Shells
  3. Hot Glue Gun

Start by grabbing one bobby pin and pick your favorite shell to glue on top.

Add glue to the back of the shell and stick the end of the bobby pin to it.

Pick your next shell, and repeat!


Lay all the clips to dry

So cute!

Let us know how your DIY worked out! We want to see your creation. Share with us by tagging your photos to #puravidabracelets on instagram.

Lifestyle

The Livings Easy

August 21, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Weekend ready and killin’ it on the beach. Living by the sea aint so bad, you guys. 😉 Let’s hear it for the beach babes! Here, we stay in our kinis and Pura Vida Bracelets. Grab your shades, beach towel and of course your favorite stack of Pura Vida’s– Now c’mon! Let’s go play in the sand.

 

We’re loving the neutrals with a pop of blue. This stack makes for the perfect beachy wrist.


Smile bright, be happy!


Anyone else loving the new Cali charm bracelet?!


Living the island dream.

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Seriously can’t get enough of all this sunshine.




What do you fill your Sundaze with? Share the fun by tagging #puravidabracelets on insta. Who knows, you may even get featured!

Travel

Lake Daze

July 31, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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There’s no better summer adventure like camping out on your favorite lake! The fun never stops here. From hiking, to building fires and eating s’mores, to paddle boarding! We could go on, but we think you get it. 😉 What are your favorite lake activities? We’ll show you a few of ours.

But first, coffee.

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Who can resist an open fire prepping to roast all the delicious marshmellows?!

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Now for the best part. Can’t take a lake trip without all your paddle boarding gear.

Sandy toes!

And finally to end the day, chillin out lake side. Nothin’ but sunshine on our face!

Travel

Aloha Weekend!

July 8, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who’s ready to get this weekend started? Headed anywhere wild? We are itching to sink our toes in the sand and feel the sunshine on our skin! There’s no other way to feel the bliss of summer time other than chillin’ out by the shore. Come along and take part on our island adventure!

Can we all take a moment and pause because this is palm paradise!

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Dock side hangs and takin’ it easy.

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Summer adventures call for hammocks, sunnies and your favorite Pura Vida bracelets, duh!

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Nothing but smiles and sunshine

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Ended our day the best way we knew how- cruising on a yacht!

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So long beach bums! We want to hear about your sea days. Tag your favorite vacay spots featuring your bracelets to #puravidabracelets on instagram.

Stay salty!

Photographer : @shana__banana

Lifestyle

American Honey

June 30, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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June is over? Julying. Who else is making exciting plans for this month? July 4th is one of our favorites and we are so pumped for everything we have going on! This year, we’re making sure we deck out with our red, white and blue arm candy. Can’t celebrate the 4th without Pura Vida bracelets, duh! Wherever you find yourself this holiday make it count and look cool, too!

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Shine on, babes.

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Keep your tummy happy and bring along a refreshing snack on your 4th adventures.

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SPARKLERS!

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Enjoy your crazy day! Sending all our love. See ya next time!

Photographer: @michellebishoff