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Pineapple cutout corkboard

July 20, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are getting close to back to school season. I know, you dont want to hear it butttt its better to be prepared! Plus, what’s better than DIY back to school crafts? They are original and fun! Today I am showing you guys how to make the cutest pineapple cutout cork board. This is perfect for your locker, dorm room or at home office.

Here is what you will need:

  1. Cork board
  2. razor blade
  3. sharpie
  4. craft paints
  5. paper to draw your pineapple on to use as a stencil

Begin by sketching out the pineapple shape you want before cutting into your cork board. I went for a more geometric theme. Place the stencil on the cork board and trace all the way around it with a razor blade.

Now, you should have a complete duplicate of the pineapple stencil with the cork board.

Go ahead and get your sharpie ready for the next step!

Finish drawing in the shape of crown of the pineapple. You will need to see the difference between the body and crown of the fruit when painting it.

Pick your paints, and get started on the pineapple crown. I went with a mint green color.

As you can see, I used my razor to cut out 3 different sized triangles to use as stamps with the leftover cork board scraps. I dipped these is selected colors and stamped them all over the body of the pineapple.

I filled up the whole pineapple with fun colored triangles to stick to the geometric theme!

All done! How cute is this?? I’m LOVING mine! Hang in your locker, at your desk or in your dorm room. It’s perfect for reminders, pictures and cute notes!

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Recipes

Aloha Energy Bites

September 18, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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What better way to celebrate Aloha Friday than with these yummy Aloha Energy Bites? Packed with the sweetness of pineapple, creaminess of coconut and crunch of macadamia nuts, these healthy snacks will have you hula dancing into the weekend!

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Ingredients:
Makes approximately 12 – 15 bites
1 cup shredded coconut (divided)
¾ cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
½ cup chopped dried pineapple (We used unsweetened to control the amount of sugar)
2 Tbsp water
1 serving vanilla protein powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp honey (We didn’t add any, but feel free to add some extra sweetness!)

Directions:

1) Combine ¾ cup of coconut and macadamia nuts into a medium bowl.

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2) Combine the dried pineapple and water into a small microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and allow to cool enough to handle.

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3) Add the reconstituted pineapple to a food processor and pulse into a paste.

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4) Add the pineapple paste to the coconut and macadamia nuts along with the protein powder, vanilla and honey. Mix to combine. The consistency should be sticky and form a ball.

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5) Roll 1 inch balls of this mixture and then coat with the remaining ¼ cup of coconut. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few minutes. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Coral Reef Ring: Tidepool Love

Recipe via Creative Juice

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Recipes

Healthy ‘Summer Splash’ Juice

May 23, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Staying hydrated never tasted so yummy! Blend up our 3-ingredient ‘Summer Splash’ Juice for an instant hit of refreshing tropical sunshine. Here’s how:

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Ingredients:
3 C Watermelon
1 C Pineapple
1/4 C Cucumber
Coconut Water (optional)

Directions:
1) Peel and chop everything so it can fit into your blender.

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2) Drop in the watermelon first, then pineapple and cucumber last.

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3) Whiz up everything until juicy smooth. Add a splash of coconut water to get the mixture going if necessary. If you’re blender comes with tamper (like Vitamix), use that to push down the ingredients while the blender is on. Don’t attempt this with just any regular spoon!

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4) Now go outside, walk barefoot through the green grass and sip on your Summer Splash under the sunshine!

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Fashion

Love Pineapples? You Need These

April 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Okay, so it’s not news that we love pineapples. Not only are they sweet, golden and delicious, but they also remind us of the beach and good vibes! We decided to round-up our favorite pineapple must-haves to show our appreciation for the tropical fruit:


Tidepool Love Sweet & Sandy Pineapple Charm Bracelet Gold Bracelet


Bath & Body Works Pineapple Everything!


Amuse Society Pineapple Crew Fleece


Pura Vida Pineapple Clutch + iPhone Background


Angelina Hills X Kaikini Reversible Pineapple Bikini


Dress Gallery Pineapple Silk Jacket


Woven Pear Pineapple Socks


Reebok Pineapple Capri

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Recipes

Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

January 21, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Transport yourself to the tropics every morning with the simple touch of a button, your blender button that is. This paradise-inspired green smoothie is packed with the sweet taste of sunshine and all the healthy benefits of greens.


Ingredients: (1 Serving)
1 C Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 C Baby Spinach
1 Ripe Banana 
1 C Pineapple
Ice
Superfood Powder (optional)

Directions:
1) Combine all ingredients in a blender. Start with the coconut milk first, fruit, then spinach and top off with ice.

2) For an extra dash of healthy green awesomeness, add your favourite superfood powder.

3) Set your blender to it’s highest speed until it you can no longer hear the crunching sound of the ice. Switch off your blender.

4) Pour into a coconut (or glass) and serve.

Sip on and share the love!