Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies

July 18, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves


These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies are not only delicious, they are also vegan and gluten-free! How amazing is that? Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F

Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water

Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate

Step 4: Add the peanut butter, vanilla, maple syrup, and flax mixture

Step 5: Form the dough into 12 balls and place them on prepared baking sheet

Step 6: Bake for 12-14 minutes

Step 7: Let the cookies cool completely then enjoy!

What is your favorite vegan or gluten-free recipe?


Shrimp poke bowl

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff


In the summer months I find myself wanting to only eat very light and fresh meals. So here I have put together for you a super simple, healthy lunch option for you to prepare at home. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a homemade shrimp poke bowl in minutes!




-Brown rice


-Red pepper flakes, salt, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice


First fill your bowl with brown rice, then top it with a fried egg.

Add in your fresh shrimp.

Next, add some sliced avocado and your seasonings!


Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes



-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil




S’mores Dip

May 20, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves


Summer is here! Can you believe it? With cabin season in full swing, we have created a fun recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2) 8 jumbo marshmallows
3) Graham cracker squares
4) Cast iron skillet

Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F
Step 2: Pour an even layer of chocolate chips into skillet

Step 3: Cut marshmallows in half
Step 4: Place marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips

Step 5: Bake for 7-8 minutes or until marshmallows are golden
Step 6: Serve with graham cracker squares & ENJOY

What is your favorite cabin snack? Comment below!


Garden Carrot Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves


Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 box chocolate cake mix
2) 3 eggs
3) Vegetable oil
4) White chocolate chips
5) Orange food coloring
5) Strawberries
6) Chocolate frosting
7) Oreos
8) Small mason jars

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Make cake mix (follow directions on box)

Step 3: Fill mason jars 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes

Step 4: Melt white chocolate chips
Step 5: Add orange food coloring to melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate
Step 7: Let dipped strawberries set on parchment paper

Step 9: Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos
Step 10: Add chocolate dipped strawberry + ENJOY

What is your favorite Easter treat? Comment Below!


Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff


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.


  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


Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff


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.


  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!


Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves


Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors

Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring

Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow

Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow

Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY

What is your favorite winter activity? Comment below!


Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


Who doesn’t love a cup of warm hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day? Our most favorite winter beverage is easier than ever to make from scratch right in your kitchen. And trust us, this will taste far better than any store bought mix. Plus, it is SO easy! So easy, you probably already have all the ingredients in your home! Let’s get started!


  1. 3-3.5 cups of sugar
  2. 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  3. 2 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  4. Milk per serving
  5. Your favorite mug
  6. Friends to share it with 🙂

We used a big mason jar to store our mix in.

Start by adding in a cup of sugar. Then a cup of cocoa. Then, your next cup of sugar and so on. We made a pattern with the cups of sugar and cocoa just for looks, however you can just dump it all in together if you’d like.

Next comes the salt.

And now for the marshmallows to top it off!

If you want a peppermint spin to it, simply drop one into your mixture.

Mix the ingredients together. Scoop 1.5 spoon fulls into a cup of milk. Warm the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. Enjoy!




Zombie Pretzels

October 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Pretzels
2) White chocolate chips
3) Milk chocolate chips
4) Green food coloring
5) 3 bowls
6) Skewer

Step 1: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 2: Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate chips until covered

Step 3: Place pretzels onto baking sheet and let chocolate harden

Step 4: Microwave milk chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 5: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted and add green food coloring

Step 6: Create “eyes” using melted chocolate and let chocolate harden

Step 7: Enjoy!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!


Cookie Dough Bowl

September 4, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves


Happy September! With school back in session, we have created a fun, easy DIY/recipe to help you treat yourself after a long day of classes. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Eggless cookie dough
2) Mason jar (You could also use a cup or a mug)
3) Ice cream
4) Ice cream toppings
5) Spoon

Step 1: Roll cookie dough into a ball (The larger the ball, the larger the cookie dough bowl)

Step 2: Flatten cookie dough ball with side of mason jar

Step 3: Use bottom of mason jar to form the cookie dough bowl

Step 4: Add ice cream + toppings to cookie dough bowl 

Step 5: Enjoy!

What toppings would you put on your ice cream? Comment below!


DIY Magnets

August 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff


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!