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Air Plant Holder

April 9, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Do you still have an Easter basket sitting around from the other weekend? Us too. We have created a fun DIY to help you reuse those plastic eggs. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Plastic Easter Egg
2) Air Plant
3) Glue
4) Craft Magnet
If You Want To Paint Your Egg
3) Paint
4) Paint Brush


Step 1. Paint bottom half of Easter egg (this step is optional)

Step 2: Glue craft magnet to bottom half of Easter egg

Step 3: Place air plant in bottom half of Easter egg
Step 4: Hang Air Plant Holder + Enjoy

What color would your Air Plant Holder be? Comment below.

DIY

Gold splattered eggs

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Dying eggs is an Easter tradition that never gets old! This year, we put our own twist to it. Incorporate your personality! What colors/patterns inspire you? Gather your gal pals and get creative!

What you’ll need:

  1. Eggs
  2. Food coloring
  3. Gold paint

Make sure to boil the eggs. Now time for some dye! We stuck to greens and blues. Follow the dying instructions on the back of the egg dying kit.

Once the dye has dried, take a paint brush and use it to splatter on the gold paint.

Ta-da!

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Bunny Garland

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Happy Easter! Time to break out all the colors– let’s get decorating. Today we will be walking you step by step on our DIY bunny garland. This is the perfect craft to add an Easter touch to your space!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Bunny stencil
  2. Yarn
  3. Felt puffs
  4. Craft paper
  5. Scissors

Trace around the bunny stencil on your craft paper of choice. We made sure to pick springy patterns and colors!

Once all the bunnies are cut out, take your felt puffs and glue them on for the tail.

Tape the bunnies onto string. Hang your garland anywhere in your room!

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Plant holder DIY

March 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite way to decorate? With plants, of course! We have a brand new way to take any ordinary pot and make it your own. A few easy steps and your plants will look good as new! Get creative and transform your space with some cute cacti.

What you will need:

  1. Cacti or succulents
  2. Clay pots
  3. Spray paint
  4. Sharpie

Spray paint each pot. Make sure to cover it fully with whatever color you choose. Let that dry.

Take your sharpie and draw whatever patterns inspire you!

Now, simply add your plants!

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Spring Wreath

April 9, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This weekend we wanted to bring a new fresh Spring look to our home! Today we will show you how to make this charming home accent with just a few supplies. Don’t be fooled by the funky shape- it’s a lot simpler than you think! Follow along as we add a bit of Spring cheer to our front porch.

What you will need:

  1. Chicken wire
  2. Scissors or wire cutters
  3. Wire
  4. Glue gun + glue sticks
  5. LOTS of moss
  6. Wooden star cut out (optional)

Begin by cutting your chicken wire in half.

Once you have both pieces, begin to shape them into 90 degree angles. We did this by smashing the wire together and forming a tube-like shape.

You will then have two pieces. Attach the two 90 degree angles with wire in the corners.

Secure corners.

Once your wreath has been attached and placed together, take your moss (which can be found at your local craft store. We used about 3 bags.) and glue all the way around the chicken wire. Do this until you can no longer identify the wire.

This next step is optional: We thought it added the perfect final touch! Here you see we picked up a wooden star cut out to accent our wreath with. Attach with wire. Feel free to use any other shape or object to best fit the look you are going for!

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Distressed Spring Mason Jars

March 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothing like bringing Spring into your home like these distressed spring mason jars! They are the most adorable touch to any room. Feel the happy spring vibes by adding fresh flowers in the mix. We will show you step by step how to make these mason jar flower vases as your PERFECT spring decor. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. 3 mason jars
  2. chalk paint + paint  brush
  3. yellow + white paint or paint pens
  4. sand paper
  5. fresh flowers!

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Start by covering the jars in chalk paint. You may have to paint 2 layers for better coverage. We went with a light mint blue/green.

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Once you have painted all 3, let them dry completely.

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Now that they are dried, take sand paper and go over all the writing on the jars. Be intentional when  choosing where you will distress the paint.

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Distress all 3 jars all the way around.

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Now time to add the painted daisies on the jar! You can use paint pens or regular craft paint. Start by adding dots to be the center of the flowers using the yellow paint.

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Then add the white petals!

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Finished product!

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Recipes

Chia Seed Pudding

March 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Chia seeds have incredible health benefits for our bodies. They are a great protein source, high in nutrients and provide a great amount of energy and endurance to keep you going throughout your day. Another plus? These seeds will keep you full for HOURS! This recipe is so yummy and so simple! You can have these ready in about 20 minutes or leave in the fridge over night.

What you will need:

  1. 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  3. frozen berries
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  6. Organic honey, 100% Maple syrup, Stevia or any other sort of natural sweetener

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Start by blending the frozen berries then adding them to the jar you will put your finished pudding in.

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Once you have placed all of the frozen berry puree in the bottom of the jar, set it aside.

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Grab a new container to make the pudding in. Start by pouring in your almond milk and chia seeds first. Then mix.

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Next, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, along with your sweetener of choice. MIX!

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Cover and set in the fridge for about 20 minutes or leave over night to have in the morning for breakfast! Once the pudding is done setting, take your original jar with the frozen berry puree and pour your chia seed pudding in.

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Top with fresh strawberries and bananas. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Heart Pops

March 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Welcome Spring and all the lovely colors that come along with it! We wanted to get in the spirit of a new season by making a super sweet treat with our favorite spring colors! And who doesn’t love chocolate?! Let’s get started!

Here is what you will need:

  1. White chocolate candy melts
  2. Lollypop sticks
  3. Food coloring
  4. Sprinkles and decorating gel

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Step one: melt the chocolate candy by following the instructions on the back of your bag. Once totally melted, add your first color of dye. Do this same thing with all the colors you choose to use.

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Mix the dye in all the way.

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If you don’t have an icing kit at home, easily use a plastic baggy instead! All you need to do is cut a small hole in the corner of the bag, fill the bag with your melted chocolate and you are good to go! Oil your pan and place the lollipop sticks down. Now, squeeze the chocolate into heart shapes on the end!

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Stick the heart pops in the fridge to cool. Decorate the pops with the decorating gel + sprinkles however you would like! TA-DA!

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For an extra fun addition, display the Spring heart pops with EDIBLE grass! (Found at our local craft store.) Set out for guests or give as gifts!

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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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Lifestyle

Festival Season

February 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With spring approaching and bringing in the warm weather, we are gearing up with the cutest accessories to make this year’s festival season one to remember! Do you guys have any plans? We want to inspire you to get out there in style! Here are a few looks featuring some brand new items hitting the store this season! We couldn’t be more excited!

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We paired our new January birthstone bracelet with the red seed bead tassel bracelet, along with the burgundy studded bracelet.

COMING SOON: Desert Festival Bags!

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Make it boho or beachy! You decide!

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Vibe out!

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We cant wait for you to own your very own!

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Live free, Pura Vida fam.

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Minimalism 101: Home, Work, School

April 1, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Spring cleaning is upon us! Minimize your material things and maximize your zen space with these tips for your home, office space or school.

1. Follow the rules.
If you haven’t used/worn it in a year, it’s broken, has a hole, is stained or doesn’t fit – GET RID OF IT.

2. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Repurpose old jeans into shorts, recycle your electronics or sew a new button onto your fave sweater instead of throwing it in the trash. If we all made a little bit of effort, we can create a big change together.

3. Do good and donate. There will always be someone out there less fortunate than us, so why not organize a day with your friends to clean out your closets and make a trip to your local clothing drop off or women’s shelter.


4. Clear space, clear mind. Your desk, your bedroom or your kitchen, pick a space you spend a lot of time in and get rid of the clutter. You’ll automatically feel more zen once your surroundings are free from clutter.


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5. Just let go. Stuff weighs us down both mentally and physically. Just like a detox for your body, we should regularly cleanse our lives of the material things we bring into it and be mindful of the impact we have on Mother Earth.

So simplify and smile this spring and get ready to feel light and airy!

Photos:
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Fashion

Festival Fashion: Colors & Patterns – How to Mix, Match and Own It

March 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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The days are getting longer, the temps are rising and there’s a sweet smell of freshness in the air. This could only mean one thing: Festival season has arrived! Mixing and matching your colors and patterns can be tough when it comes to your festival outfit, so here are our top tips for all you free-spirited boho chic desert gypsy wanderers:

1. Dare to be different. All eyes will be on you when you embrace your uniqueness. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of mixing color, shape and pattern. Start with one main statement piece and then experiment with adding smaller items and accessories that compliment it.

2. Opposites attract. Mix bold prints with pretty florals or basic black with a neon-bright statement necklace. The beauty of dressing up for a festival is that anything goes, so have fun with it and wear it with confidence.

3. Experiment with color. Stay within the same color family (like lilac, pinks and purples) or coordinate with complimentary colours (blue/orange, red/green, purple/yellow). This is your chance to really stand out and be fearless with your hues. If all else fails, black never goes out of fashion (just be mindful if you’re going to be in the sun all day).

4. Keep it simple. If layering prints and patterns isn’t your thing, take the refined and classic route with a pair of distressed denim shorts, some worn-in Converse, a muscle tank and really play it up with some great accessories like Pura Vida Bracelets!

At the end of the day, it’s all about expressing yourself through what you wear and being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Your outfit doesn’t have to look perfectly coordinated or put together, but instead should reflect your personality. As long as you’re having fun with color, prints and shape, you’re doing it right!

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