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Aloha Wall Art

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We love recycling supplies to make new decorations! Take a look around your house to see if you have anything you don’t need or something you can remake. We found a spare piece of plywood that we decided to remake into a nice beachy wall decoration. Follow along to see our quick DIY!

Supplies:

  1. Spare piece of plywood
  2. Faux starfish
  3. Seashells
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Gold paint pen
  6. White spray paint

Start by spray painting the plywood white. Let that dry then write “aloha” down the center.

Glue on the starfish and seashells to add fun little beachy details.

Quick, easy and so cute! Hang this wall art up anywhere in your home!

Lifestyle

January Monthly Club Pack

January 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The ocean inspired January pack is leaving us with allll the heart eyes. We can’t get enough of the blue hues and salty vibes. This stack is getting us that more excited for the sunny summer days. We took a trip down to the shore to catch the sunset and brought our Monthly Club pack with us! We haven’t taken it off yet. If you haven’t signed up to be part of the Club, what are you waiting for?! Sign up on the website today!

Are you more of a sunrise or sunset kinda person?

We love the golden light at this time of day!

Peace out sunshine! See ya in the morn.

How cute is the wave charm?!

Stay golden!

DIY

Back to school DIY notebook

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have another exciting back to school DIY you are sure to LOVE! This one involves our brand new stickers. Have you ordered your own sticker pack yet? They’re the perfect thing to decorate your school supplies with. Today we took a plain notebook and turned it into anything but boring. With all these fun designs, it was hard to choose! Follow along to see what we did to spice up our journal.

Supplies: 

  1. Notebook
  2. Pura Vida stickers
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Decorational paper

We decided to recycle our Monthly Club folder for this craft. However, feel free to use any sort of craft paper or magazine cutouts. We trimmed the flowers out to use them as decoration on our notebook!

Once you have your cutouts, pick which stickers you want to use!

Place all the decorations exactly how you want it first before you stick or glue anything down.

Once you have the right design in your head, stick on the stickers and glue down the cutouts!

Now your notebook is good to go! Which stickers would you use? Tell us in the comments!

 

DIY

On-the-go Tic Tac Toe

July 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Summertime can be busy keeping your schedule full of trips and get togethers. Take this tic tac toe game on the go with you! This travel sized game can be enjoyed anywhere. At the table before dinner, during long car rides or just to pass the time! Take it with you everywhere you go.

What you’ll need:

  1. Canvas mini bag
  2. Stones
  3. Paint pen

Begin by sketching out the tic tac toe grid onto the outside of the bag.

Then, mark the stones with x’s and o’s.

Store the stones inside the baggy!

DIY

Aloha Wall Art

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have new wall art to give your room a fresh summertime feel. Super simple and adorable! With minimal supplies, you’ll have a new vibe in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Canvas fabric
  2. Paint pen
  3. Scissors

This DIY is inspired by island vibes and salty air, so naturally we put together a stack that did the same thing.

Directions:

-Folder canvas fabric into four even squares

-Cut the fabric into the four squares

-Take the paint pen and draw what you see below (pineapple, palm tree, aloha and wave)

-Roughen up the sides with a razor blade or a sharp pair of scissors for a distressed look

-Tack or tape up on the wall! Easy peasy

Cheers! You did it, Happy summer!

 

DIY

Starfish Photo Display

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Capture all your favorite summer time moments, but don’t forget to display them! Follow along on how to create the cutest picture set up. We promise, you’ll love it!

What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • Clothes pins
  • Faux starfish
  • Photos
  • Hot glue gun

Gather everything you’ll need

Take one of the starfish and a clothes pin.

Hot glue the starfish to the bottom half of the clothes pin. Allow to dry.

Tack up onto the wall!

DIY

Summer bucket list

July 18, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Summer is my favorite time of year! There is always so much I want to get done during this season. Like camping, beach trips, music festivals and traveling! But making a Summer Bucket List is so much more fun. Every week, pick out one of the sticks with an activity on it. Whatever the popsicle stick reads, that is what summer fun you will be having that week/day. This is also a super easy way to never get bored.

Here is what you’ll need:
1. Popsicle sticks

2. Sharpie

3. Craft paint and spray paint

4. Mason jar

Start by spray painting all the popsicle sticks white! (Or any other color you prefer)

Once the spray paint has dried, take some fun summer colors and paint the tips of the popsicle sticks.

Let all the paint dry.

Next up, start listing different summer activities on each stick.

Once you have finished listing all your summer activities you wish to complete, add them all to the jar. Set the jar somewhere in your room so that it is always available when you and your friends need something exciting to do! Happy Summer!

DIY

Cactus Banner

June 19, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Summer is finally here! YAY!  One of our favorite trends this summer is the cactus. We cannot get enough of the desert plant! It is easy to join the cactus craze with our adorable Cactus Banner! Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:
1) White Yarn
2) Glue
3) Scissors
4) Pink felt
5) Green felt
6) Tan felt
(Feel free to use whatever color felt you would like! Pink, green, and tan are just what we used!)
7) 1 stick
8) White chalk (You could use a pen too!)


Step 1: Cut pink felt into banner


Step 2: Draw cactus onto green felt


Step 3: Cutout cactus


Step 4: Cut small pieces of white yarn

Step 5: Glue small pieces of white yarn onto cactus


Step 6: Draw planting pot onto tan felt

Step 7: Cutout planting pot


Step 8: Glue top of banner around stick


Step 9: Glue cactus + planting pot to banner


Step 10: Tie yarn to each end of the stick


Step 11: Hang and enjoy!


What color would you make your Cactus Banner? Comment below!

Recipes

Mint Lime Sherbet Mocktail

May 10, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Hosting parties is one of my all time favorite activities to do in the summer! I am so excited to share a crowd favorite mocktail for everyone to enjoy! It is the perfect combo of a float and a cocktail. This yummy mojito inspired drink will leave all your guests refreshed and coming back for seconds!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Water
  2. Club Soda
  3. Limes
  4. Lime Sherbet (softened)
  5. Sugar
  6. Mint leaves

Begin by pouring about half a cup of water into a microwave safe bowl.

Then add 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Place in microwave and heat for 4 minutes. This will create a syrup like substance.

Once it is done heating, take it out of the microwave and put your chopped up mint in with the mixture. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

While we waited we added a scoop of lime sherbet, a cup of club soda, 1/2 cup of lime juice and then topped it off with the water/mint mixture once it was ready.

Add fresh lime slices and mint leaves! Enjoy over ice!

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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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!

Recipes

Blueberry Lemon Pop Tarts

August 7, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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A breakfast that tastes and looks like summer?! YES PLEASE! We spent our lazy Sunday creating a new breakfast favorite, blueberry lemon pop tarts. Not only do these pop tarts taste incredible, they look so beautiful you wont want to eat them. We promise you should at least take one bite!

What you’ll need:

For the pop tarts

1) 2 cups all purpose flour

2) 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

3) ½ teaspoon salt

4) 1 cup cold salted butter

5) 2 tablespoons heavy cream

6) 2-3 tablespoons ice water

7) 1 cup lemon curd

8) 2 tablespoons heavy cream (for brushing)

For the blueberry icing

9) 1½ cups powdered sugar

10) 2 tablespoons frozen blueberries

11) ¼ cup heavy cream

 

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Get Started:

Step 1: Mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl

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Step 2: Work butter into flour mixture

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Step 3: Pour in heavy cream and ice water

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Step 4: Mix everything together using your hands

Step 5: Form 2 equal sized dough disks and wrap each with cling wrap

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Step 6: Place dough in fridge for at least 1 hour

Step 7: Remove 1 dough disk from fridge

Step 8: Roll the dough out into a 10″ x 13″ rectangle

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Step 9: Use a ruler and a knife to cut the 10″ x 13″ rectangle into a 9″ x 12″ rectangle

Step 10: Use a ruler and a knife to cut the 9″ x 12″ rectangle into 9 little 3″ x 4″ rectangles

Step 11: Place rectangles into fridge

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Step 12: Repeat steps 7 – 11 for other dough disk

Step 13: Remove the first batch of rectangles (pop tart bases) from fridge and brush the edges with heavy cream

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Step 14: Spoon a tablespoon of lemon curd into the center of each pop tart base

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Step 15: Place the other rectangles (pop tart tops) over the pop tart bases

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Step 16: Press down on the edges with a fork to keep lemon curd inside

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Step 17: Bake in oven at 350°F for 30 min

Step 18: Mix powder sugar, crushed frozen blueberries, and heavy cream together in a bowl to create the icing

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Step 19: Heat icing mix in microwave for 15 seconds

Step 20: Pour icing over cooled pop tarts and enjoy!

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What flavor pop tart would you make!?