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Fairy Garden

January 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Okay, so how cutie are fairy gardens? We have been seeing them all over the place so we figured it was time to make one of our own! The fun part is that we found the base of our garden in vintage stores. We are using a milk glass bowl from the 1930’s! Isn’t that neat? DIY’s are much more fun when you get to make it your own. Use whatever materials you want to make your fairy garden exactly how you like!

Supplies:

  1. Bowl/container for the base
  2. Dirt and moss (faux or real)
  3. Mini house or any other fairy accessories
  4. Pebbles

Begin by packing in the dirt

We dug up some moss from the yard. Add that on top of the dirt.

Next, is the best part! Add all the “fairy” accessories you would like. We decided to place a mini house and use pebbles as a walk way.

Sweet and simple!

We accompanied ours with some plants and a yummy candle to get the vibe we were going for!

Fashion

Fashion Addict

April 9, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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As girls, we tend to be huge fashion addicts.  Deciding what to wear on a daily basis can be a struggle.  We always seem to have too many clothes yet nothing to wear.  It can take a bit of time putting together an outfit.  Lucky for you, Pura Vida Bracelets match with everything.  Our bracelets come in every color of the rainbow.  Making it effortless to stye with all your latest trends.  You can mix them, match them, stack them, and pair them with other accessories.  They are super easy to slip on!  Perfect for those days when you’re flying out the door.  We love this stack paired with shorts and baggy tees; Silver Feather Collection, Gold Bar Strawberry, Flat Braided Salmon, Platinum Salmon.

Inspiration

Wild And Free

April 7, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Living the Pura Vida lifestyle wild and free.  Our bracelets are great for slipping on the wrist in a hurry.  Perfect for those effortless mornings.  Whether its a nice stroll down to the beach or a busy morning.  We love a great stack paired with a boho style outfit.  Get yours today and show us your favorites!  Tag us on Instagram #puravidabracelets

 

Lifestyle

5 Benefits of Yoga – Inspired by the Wanderlust Festival

March 5, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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We all want to be happier and healthier versions of ourselves. And yoga is a practice that, if you really get into it, can truly benefit your general wellness and overall being. Because we were just at the Wanderlust Festival in O’ahu this past weekend, we thought we’d give you a short list on some of the benefits that yoga provides and how easy it is to get started. 

  1. According to a study from Boston University School of Medicine, practicing yoga makes you happier. Doing an hour of asanas – a sequence of standing, sitting and balancing, yogis raise their levels of GABA by 27 percent, a brain chemical that, when found in lower levels, can cause depression.
  1. Practicing yoga helps to get rid of annoying body aches. People who practiced yoga twice a week, for 90 minutes, eased their soreness by more than half. Posing improves posture and strengthens back muscles to keep aches at bay, so if you do have an achy body part, why not give yoga a shot?
  1. Practicing yoga at least three times a week at any time can help you sleep better and longer. And, insomniacs fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept an hour more each night after doing two months of a 45-minute yoga series daily before bed.
  1. Yoga tones your entire body. It is basically strength training. According to Loren Bassett, an instructor at Pure Yoga in New York city, “You’re using your body weight to move from posture to posture, and in certain poses, you’re lifting every pound of it.”
  1. Practicing Yoga takes away your stress. According to a study in Psychosomatic Medicine, women who went to the mat at least once a week for two years or more released 41 percent less of a tension triggered protein that can make you feel tired and moody compared with newer yogis.

So basically, if you aren’t already convinced, try yoga. There are so many different types, and a lot of yoga studios offer free weeklong deals to those who are interested in trying out something new. If you want to check out some deals, try CorePower Yoga.

All the information in this article was sourced from: http://www.self.com/fitness/2012/03/benefits-of-yoga-slideshow#slide=7

Lifestyle

A Pura Vida Guide to Fun Date Spots

February 26, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Here at Pura Vida, we like to keep things simple. Why complicate a situation that may already be semi-stressful? Because dating is hard, and for some, rare, we wanted to provide a list of five fun date ideas, in date order, to take that potential, special someone out to.

  1. First Date: Go to a pizza parlor for lunch. This is the perfect first date because it happens middle of the day and should only last an hour, tops. I also don’t think there is anything more casual than getting to know somebody over a slice of pizza. The great thing about it too is you don’t have to necessarily worry about what to get. And, it is super cheap, so when the bill comes, the date won’t cost a fortune. Helpful hint: Make sure you don’t get pizza sauce in your teeth.
  1. Second Date: Go to Benihana Restaurant; or any other restaurant like it where you sit around an Asian man who cooks your food in front of you. You don’t necessarily have to worry about filling in awkward silences any more because you already know you at least like this person enough to go out with them on a second date. This is the perfect filler date too because you probably won’t be talking a lot due to the fact you are too busy ogling the food cooking in front of you. A place like this eases you into a situation with another person, and gives you the chance to relax first and talk later. 
  1. Third Date: Go to a brewery. But go around 8:30p.m. or 9p.m., before all the drunk imbeciles start frequenting. You want to be able to go to a brewery and get a table, and you want to be able to get a drink in a timely manner. Also, if you want to continue to stay out later you can, or, if you aren’t having a good time you can just leave after the first beer. At this point, you know you like the person enough to see them again, but now you can gauge their ability to handle alcohol, which could potentially save you from a lot of drama in the future.
  1. Fourth Date: Go to a local show. This could be anything from a comedy show to a concert but this is the first step in actually building a memory with somebody. It gives you common ground, you have things to talk about afterwards, and because you won’t talk a lot during the show, you’ll have a lot to talk about after it. 
  1. Fifth Date: Go to a sporting event. These are great because you have to actively pay attention to the situation around you so you can’t talk the whole time. And sporting events are usually exciting to be at – unless you are watching golf. The only downside to one of these dates is that they are usually long, so if at this point in your new relationship, you can’t hang out with this person for at least three hours, then they probably aren’t the one for you.

Inspiration

The Little Gold “P”

February 3, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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That little gold “P” means more than you think. It isn’t just a symbol of a brand that you like to wear. It is more than a trademark, a simple patent among thousands.

The little gold “P” represents hundreds of jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica, who were previously unemployed. Something so small spawned a market of crafting small, colorful string into beautiful, simple products.

The little gold “P” represents charity. And how giving back to an organization is the only way to truly experience success. It’s karmic prowess gives it accolades that other brands don’t have nor ever will. It built its foundation on giving back and continues to donate. In 2013, Pura Vida Bracelets donated $9,568 to The Cove/ Oceanic Preservation Society, and $6,000 to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, with hopes to double those numbers by the end of 2014.

The little gold “P” represents fashion and creating innovative trends that consistently capture consumer attention. Its subtle vintage feel combined with an eclectic array of colors and metals makes the Pura Vida product one to look out for. Not only are the bracelets easy to wear, but their simplistic nature and vibrant color palette makes wearing them a sort of art form.

And finally, this little gold “P” represents an extension of who you are and who you want to be. It is a reminder of how you want to express yourself because wearing these bracelets allows that expression to fully form. Not to mention they are fun and versatile, which can’t be said about a lot of brands.

Let that singular letter brighten your day and open you up to new experiences, because the possibilities are endless.