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Central Park Picnic

October 9, 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

Travel

New York City

October 6, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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#PVtakesNYC! We were so excited to get the gang together in New York City this Fall season. There are too many things to see and do. The more we explored, the more we fell in love with this iconic city. You know what they say, “A city so nice, they named it twice!” Have you ever been to New York City? Follow along as we make our way around the Manhattan and Brooklyn and check out all the places we went to!

NOTHING beats a good city view! I mean look at those sparkling lights. Are we dreaming?!

We are living for all the rooftop hangs. Check out this view from the top of the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn! Are you joking? All the heart eyes for this city.

Not to mention all the yummy coffee. Because caffiene breaks are essential, am I right?

What’s your go to drink?

Hanging out down under in the Oculus! This is part of One World Trade Center.

Did you even go to NYC if you didn’t walk across the Brooklyn Bridge?! One of our favorite landmarks we visited!

Any FRIENDS fans out there?! We took a stop to check out the apartment featured in the show. It doesn’t get more iconic than this! Everyone say cheeeese!

DUMBO! The classic Brooklyn shot featuring the Manhattan Bridge in the background.

Models: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer

Photos: Bryce Miller, Jeff Isy, Chelsey Bishoff

DIY

To-do list

August 3, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like me, you LOVE lists. Lists always help me stay on task and get work done! Because I am able to see what I have to do visually, it allows my brain to process it and keep all my tasks in order. Staying organized is essential durning these summer months. I tend to want to slack off a bit during summertime, and we all know life doesn’t slow down just because the school year is out! Make this quick DIY To-Do list to keep your responsibilities in check!

Supplies:

  1. Cork board
  2. Craft paper
  3. Scissors, sharpie, push pins
  4. Mod Podge

Begin by cutting the craft paper into an oval shape. Then, trace the oval craft paper onto the cork board. Cut the cork board oval out.

You should be left with this.

Glue the craft paper onto the cork board using mod podge.

Allow that to dry and simply label the board with “to do” at the top!

Recipes

Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are getting real excited with all our gal pals. What’s February without Galentine’s Day? We want you to get all your friends together and celebrate! These Oreo pops will make for the perfect festive snacks. Make them all together or have them prepared ahead of time. Either way, they are sure to be a crowd favorite! With only 2 ingredients this will be a breeze.

Supplies:

  1. Double stuffed Oreos
  2. White chocolate candy melts
  3. Lollipop sticks

Follow the instructions on the back of the bag of candy melts to melt them properly.

Once melted, dip half the Oreo in the chocolate.

You should be left with all the Oreos looking something like this.

Place the lollipop sticks in the center of the cookie.

Yay! How cute? Happy Galentine’s Day!

Tag us in your Galentine’s Day celebration! #puravidabracelets #livefree

DIY

Holiday Gift Boxes

November 9, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With the holidays coming in quick we are in DIY heaven! What’s better than personalized gifts? Make every present special this holiday season by putting your own personal spin to it. All my favorite gifts have been handmade. These gift boxes are also the perfect thing to gift Puravida Bracelets in. Make them for birthdays, holidays or any other special occasion. Let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Craft paper
  2. String
  3. Tape, scissors
  4. Tags and any other accessories you want to use to decorate
  5. Stensil provided

Begin by tracing the stencil onto your craft paper.

Use scissors to cut out the correct shape of the stencil.

The dotted lines in the stencil will guide you on where to fold your cutout. Once you have folded it into a box, use tape to secure the edges.

Use yarn or string to wrap around the box. Along with other decorations to add to the top!

Have fun and get creative to make it personal to the person you are giving it to!

 

Recipes

Bat Treats

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Throwing a Halloween Bash and need some last minute treat ideas to set out? We got ya covered! These are quick, simple and totally cute. Follow along for our two ingredient bat treat DIY! These are guaranteed to be a party hit! You’ll thank us later. 😉

Here is what you will need:

  1. Oreos
  2. Reese’s
  3. Googly eyes

Take your Oreos and scrape the creme out of the center to save for later.

Break them in half to create the look of bat wings.

Use the creme to adhere the Oreo halves to the Reese’s cup.

Add the eyes. Look- now you have bats! Easy peasy.

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

DIY

DIY Bracelet Display

March 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Some bracelets are too cute to store away. Make your very own bracelets display with a few simple steps! We love taking ordinary things and making something creative out of them. Today, we will turn candle holders into a cute bracelet display that you can put all your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets on!!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Two glass candle holders. (One dish + one stand)
  2. Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  3. White spray paint (or whatever other color you prefer!)

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Simply start by gluing the bottom of the candle stand to the top of the dish.

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Press together and let the hot glue cool.

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Next, take your spray paint and cover completely.

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Allow the spray paint to dry.

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Add your bracelets!! How simple was that? Place on your dresser or vanity.

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DIY

DIY Planter

March 5, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like me, you drink A LOT of coffee! I noticed that  I was going through so many cans. So, I decided to do a little craft and recycle my empty coffee cans. Why not make something beautiful out of them? I thought about it and I am also always needing new pots for all my plants. Well, these make for the perfect planter. You just need a few supplies to turn this empty coffee can, into an adorable planter.

What you will need: 

  1. Empty coffee can
  2. Hot glue gun + glue
  3. Jute
  4. White spray paint

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Start by totally cleaning out your coffee can + removing the label. Then lay out newspaper or craft paper outside + spray paint it!

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Once totally covered, let dry for about 15 min!

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Next step: add a dab of hot glue in the back of the can. Start there and secure the first end of the jute. Once the glue has dried, begin to wrap the jute all the way around the top of the can. We went all the way down until we reached the next groove in the can. Then glue that end.

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Do the same steps to the bottom section.

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This is what it should look like when all the jute has been added.

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Now, time to plant!! How perfect?!

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Set out, and enjoy! What plant did you decide to use?

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DIY

Feather Candle Holder

March 5, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We’re always looking for new ways to add to our space. The more the better! What are your favorite accessories in your room? We think this may be your new favorite! It’s a super simple glass cylinder wrapped in boho feathers. Set a candle in it and whoa, watch your space GLOW up! SO beautiful. Follow along and watch how to make!

What you will need:

  1. Glass cylinder
  2. Feathers
  3. Hot glue gun + glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Candle + candle holder

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Step one: Pick a place to begin on the jar. Start by snipping the end of the feather. You want to leave just a little bit, but majority should be cut off for the best result.

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Put a dab of hot glue at the bottom where you will secure the end of the feather stem.

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Continue to do this all the way around. We thought it looked best to use a variety of feathers when gluing around the vase.

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Once you have covered the glass cylinder, put the candle in the center and place anywhere in your room! We decided to pair ours with a few crystals and salt lamp.

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Do you love it as much as we do??

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Fashion

DIY Sweatshirt

February 8, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are all about latest trends, but we’re also all about taking those trends and making it our own. Today we will show you how to take a plain ol’ sweatshirt and spice it up to create a whole new look.

What you’ll need:

-An old sweater and sweatshirt

-Scissors and a razor blade

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Start by cutting around the neck of the shirt.

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Take a white pencil and trace what you want your neckline to look like. We are cutting a deep V in ours.

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Next, cut along the white line you drew.

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Step one is done! Now off to step two. We are now going to cut slits in the shirt. Be intentional about where you choose to cut the holes. You don’t want to add too many.

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Go in with a razor blade and gently take it across the fabric to create frays. Do this on the cut outs and wherever else you want.

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DIY

Feather Wall Hanging

January 26, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Fill your space with indie vides with this DIY feather wall hanging. Perfect for a rainy day craft when you’re stuck inside. Whether you are wanting to add to the atmosphere of your bedroom or fill in a gap, this will work perfectly. It’s small size makes it easy to place anywhere, as well! All you’ll need are a few different materials. You can totally get creative and personalize this to fit you also. We chose to work with some jute, lace, gold ribbons and some feathers!

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We started in the middle and worked our way to the outside. Choose which material you want to work with first, and secure it to the top by knotting it. Feel free to make your strands as long or as short as you would like. You can also decide whether you want your strands to be in a pattern or random. We thought it would be funky to just go for it and place our materials at random!!

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Add some texture by braiding some of the different pieces together!

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It can become repetitive, so the more texture the better!

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Once you cut your pieces to the length you like, add a feather at the end of select strands! Just secure the feather by double knotting it to the end of your string.

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Double up some layers, braid here and there and BAM! There ya have it. SO cute, right? To hang, cut a piece of jute long enough to stretch end to end with enough slack to hang at your preferred length. Then just tack it up!

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