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Your Favorite Adventures

January 7, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new room decor? We think YES! So, this blog is really simple and customizable. We decided to take some of our favorite moments from travels in 2016 and hang them up. Included from personal memories are a few pictures that just bring good vibes and inspo. What better way to reflect on all the adventures you experienced and to also inspire you to do even MORE with 2017!! If you rather, you don’t have to stick to moments just from 2016, you can do any memories. Or you can make a collage of  just inspo pics you love. The choice is yours!

What you’ll need:

-Print out however many pictures you want.

-A stick, fishing wire

-Hot glue gun and glue

-Tacks to hang it up with

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetArrange your photos however you would like vertically.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce you have arranged them the way you like, flip them over. We will now be using our hot glue to secure the fishing wire on the backs.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetMake sure to space the pictures evenly. Cut the wire as long or as short as needed.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPut a tiny dot of glue at the top and bottom of the photo. Pull the wire tight enough so there is no slack. This will help the pictures lie flatter. You can also add a dot in the middle for extra security.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetCut a piece of the wire and tie to each end of the branch. Use a few tacks to hang. And you’re done!! SO cute, right?!Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

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Recipes

Holiday Peppermint Sugar Cookies

December 19, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take your average, everyday sugar cookies, and add some holiday cheer! The holidays can be stressful enough with bustling around, so we are all about easy-peasy this year. Bring these cookies to any get together with friends and family. Trust us, these are a crowd favorite and Christmas classic!

What you’ll need:

-Store bought sugar cookie dough

-Vanilla icing

-Holiday cookie cutouts

-Candy canes and sprinkles

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Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPeal your cookies cutouts away and place on baking sheet.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSpread your cookies out evenly to insure they won’t collide in the oven. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and bake until golden brown. (About 10-12 min)Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce baked to your liking, let cookies sit and chill for 10 min. When they have cooled down, start the icing!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetTop the cookies with peppermint crumbles from your candy canes, along with sprinkles!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPlace the freshly baked cookies on your favorite holiday plate and now they’re ready for sharing!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Inspiration

Stack Stylin’!

October 27, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite part about Pura Vida Bracelets? The endless stacks that you can create, of course! Get creative and play around with your favorites. We are going to show you a few of the bracelet combos we put together on our shoot. Wear them to the beach, out on the town with your friends, or travel with them! And the best part is, you can’t go wrong! Wear your Pura Vida Bracelets any way you like.

img_5862 Neutrals are always a safe bet!

Some highlights from these stacks:

-Black Mini Anchor Vanilla

-Gold Track Bead in Black and White

Greens, black and white. We added the moon rings to this look as well!

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Black it out!

Highlights from this stack:

-Black and White Braided bracelet

-Black Lotus Black

-Seed Bead Zebra

Combine different charms for an awesome look!

Here we have the Silver Dolphin Grey Bay, Silver Arrowhead Silver and  Silver Mini Anchor Coral.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff

Model: @chelseybishoff

Inspiration

Autumn Air

October 7, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, crisp air, colorful pumpkins and hot coffee! All the essentials for the perfect Autumn day. What are your favorite Fall festivities? Tag us in your instagram photos wearing your go-to stack while adventuring the season! Follow our blogger, @chelseybishoff as she enjoys the day!

Hmmm, which one…

You can never go wrong with dainty white blossoms!

Don’t forget warm coffee in your favorite mug to keep ya nice and toasty.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff

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!

DIY

Ocean Glass Bottles

August 14, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who else loves to recycle? WE DO! For our little DIY this week we took a piece of the sea back home with us. Besides, who actually likes to say goodbye to the shore? Create your own island vibes in your very own home with just a few items!

What You’ll Need:

-Your favorite kind of seashells, sea dollars or any other beachy accent.

-Super glue & scissors

-Jute

-A few glass jars or bottles. We recycled some old spice bottles! We encourage you to get creative and reuse a material you already have in your home.

Let’s get started!

 


Here, all we did was begin to wrap the jute around the top of our bottle as shown below:


After we glued the ends to keep the jute in place, we added a seashell right in the center using super glue.



For our next bottle, we didn’t add as much jute, only a few wraps around the top.


We decided to put a sea dollar on this bottle. We slipped the jute through one of the holes in the sea dollar. Then tied the jute in the back, allowing the sea dollar to dangle just a bit.


Can’t forget to add a star fish!


Always a good day when creating your own beachy escape.


Finished product!


We tied jute around the neck of the bottle so we could hang them. Make yours whatever length you want!


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Inspiration

Afternoon Ambience

August 6, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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So maybe summer can’t last forever. Getting back into the swing of everyday life can be exhausting! Don’t let the hustle and bustle get the best of you. Relax and mellow out. Turn on some afternoon acoustic, burn your favorite incense, pour yourself a cup of tea. Vibe to your own rhythm.

 

Take a moment for yourself and do what makes you happy. Don’t clutter your mind with negativity.

Write it all out. Think good thoughts. What inspires you?

Dream it up, whatever it is that keeps your brain busy.

Never stop creating. Think bigger! Always stay inspired and most importantly, do what sets your soul on fire.

photographer: @chelseybishoff

model: @brennaramz

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!

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

DIY

DIY Moon Phase Wall Hanging

June 23, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Stay wild moon child! What gypsy wouldn’t want this hanging in their room? It makes for the most perfect, calming finishing touch to your space full of gems and wonder. We’re not sure about you guys, but we adore simple, handmade treasures to decorate with– so we just HAD to create this one. What makes it even better is that almost all the supplies can be found in your craft drawer at home! Want the in on how we did it? Come on, we’ll take you step by step– Follow us!!

What you’ll need:

1) Thin cardboard (we used an empty cereal box)

2) Jute or any sort of string you prefer

3) Scissors, tape and pencil

4) Silver or gold paint along with a paint brush

5) A small rock or heavy bead

6) A twig
 

Get Started:

Step 1:

Start by using your pencil to draw two circles. You may want to use a household item to trace around to form a perfect circle. (We used the base of a candle.)

After you have both circles, you will draw two crescent moons. (If you need to trace thats okay, too. There aren’t any rules to this game… phew!)

Lastly, you will draw the main crescent that will be placed in the middle. This one will have a deeper arch, resembling the letter“C.”

Step 2:

One by one paint each moon. We used silver as the main base coat. After that dried, we went in on top of it and added some gold glitter so it would shine just a bit. But you can do whatever you like.

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Step 3:

After allowing the paint to fully dry, tape the jute onto the backs of the cardboard cutouts in correct order to create the phases of the moon! (As shown in the photo below) Make sure to also leave a good bit of leftover jute at the top and bottom.

Step 4:

Tie the rock or bead to the bottom of the jute. This will weigh it down just enough to keep the jute totally straight.

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Step 5:

Take the moon phase wall hanging and tie it in the middle of the twig.

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After that’s tied, take another strand of jute to create the hanger.

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Hooray! Now you have a beautiful new piece for your room that cost you close to nothing and took no time! How’s that for a fun DIY? Thanks for checking in on all the neat crafts going on here at Pura Vida. Stay tuned for our next post!

 

Photographers: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff

Inspiration

11 Inspiring Instagrammers You Should Follow

May 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Here’s a round up of our favorite Instagrammers to keep you motivated, inspired and to fill your feed with prettiness!

1) @momentaryhappiness

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2) @taramilktea

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3) @mattcrump

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4) @inspire_yourself_

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5) @stephanieblaunc

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6) @stoked_yogi

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7) @lifebeforework

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8) @scottypass

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9) @dametraveler

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10) @barefoot_surf_travel

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11) @katgaskin

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Share this post if you already follow one of these inspirational accounts!

Inspiration

Seed Bead Sneak Peek

March 15, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Hey there, PV fans! Here is an exclusive sneak peek to our brand-new bracelet collection, launching on the website tomorrow! Each bracelet in the Seed Bead Collection looks perfect worn alone or stacked with what’s already on your wrist. Simple and dainty, they’re sure to be your new fav! With only 4 colors available, how can you choose just one? Check out the video below for a look at our newest collection!

Tell us how excited you are about the Seed Bead Collection in the comments below and get stoked for the launch this Tuesday!

Photos/Video by: Stefanie Vinsel @stefannagram and Michael Switzer @michaelswitzza

Shop the Seed Bead Collection here!