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DIY Bracelet Display

March 19, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Some bracelets are too cute to store away. Make your very own bracelets display with a few simple steps! We love taking ordinary things and making something creative out of them. Today, we will turn candle holders into a cute bracelet display that you can put all your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets on!!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Two glass candle holders. (One dish + one stand)
  2. Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  3. White spray paint (or whatever other color you prefer!)

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Simply start by gluing the bottom of the candle stand to the top of the dish.

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Press together and let the hot glue cool.

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Next, take your spray paint and cover completely.

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Allow the spray paint to dry.

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Add your bracelets!! How simple was that? Place on your dresser or vanity.

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Recipes

Healthy Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

March 12, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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All hail the healthy version of pancakes! Okay, so sometimes you cant’ give up some foods– like sweet fluffy pancakes. SO we have a solution that won’t make you feel icky afterwards. These pancakes are totally made of bananas and eggs. Follow along to get all the deets!

What you will need:

  1. Two bananas
  2. Two eggs
  3. Strawberries
  4. Cinnamon

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Start by mashing both bananas up as best you can.

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In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs together.

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Once whisked, add to the bananas.

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Mix both ingredients!

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Add in about a tablespoon and a half of cinnamon.

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Mix well then pour into skillet. We added a few strawberries to ours! YUM!

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This made 4-5 pancakes. Enough for you and a friend! If you want it to make a bigger quantity, just double the recipe.

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Add honey or 100% maple syrup to top it all off, along with fresh banana + strawberry slices.

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Lifestyle

Beach Yoga Flow

January 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Relax and free your mind. Getting started with a new year and new priorities can be a lot to load on your plate and can take a toll on your body and mind. It’s important to set goals, but dont forget to take care of yourself along the way. Did you know most of the stress we endure is brought on by ourselves? We decided to un-fog our mind and let free for a bit during an evening beach yoga session.

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Pay close attention to the air flowing into your lungs and be intentional with your breaths.

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Stay focused. Take in the good + release the bad energy.

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Take moments just to be still and give yourself time take it all in. Feel the breeze, smell the salt.

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At the end of the day, go over what you are grateful for. Make a mental list of all the good thats to come your way and how you will achieve just that. Taking time for yourself is so important, yet we often forget to take a minute and just breathe. We encourage you to get moving this week and stay active, or just take a moment to enjoy the life all around you. Namaste.

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Yogi model: @wolfuntamed

Recipes

PB Chocolate Nice-cream

January 12, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! I mean… who doesn’t? Ice cream has been a crowd favorite since the beginning of time. But as this new year continues we are wanting to take steps in the healthier direction. What if I told you that we have a ice cream alternative that’s HEALTHY. Say what?! Today, we will walk you step by step on how to make Peanut butter chocolate nice cream.

Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

-At least 2 frozen bananas. (If they are not frozen, this will not work. We broke up the bananas into several pieces and stored in a tuba wear dish.)

– 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

-1 1/2- 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter

-blender

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Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetBlend these ingredients until fully mixed together. And there ya have it! Yup, it was that easy for a healthy sweet treat. Best part? You’ll hardly taste the difference, plus your body will thank you later! We topped our nice cream with a few raspberries to make it just perfect.  Serve immediately. Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

Inspiration

2017 Happy Jar

January 6, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New year, new memories! We wanted to get 2017 started the right way. Today, we made a “Happy Jar.” The purpose of this jar is to basically document the positives in your year by writing something good that happened at the end of each day. It could be anything. We want to dedicate this year to positivity and happiness! You will write your happy moment on a little piece of paper and place it in the jar.

Supplies:

-recycled jar

-paper, scissors, glue

-metallic pen

-ribbon and jute, metallic string confetti

Let’s get started!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetWe stuffed the metallic string confetti in the bottom for an extra little layer for looks.Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetFor this next step you can get totally creative. We glued the ribbon around the rim of the jar. With the same ribbon you can make a bow to put on the front. We then added a layer of the jute and made a tassel for an extra little detail. Feel free to do whatevaaa ya like!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetNow, cut some pieces of paper to have on hand as the days go by to write your happy moments on!Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetWrite down your positive moment, and get ready to fold it up and put it in the jar!Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

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Recipes

Christmas Tree Waffles

December 21, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have for you the perfect way to start your Christmas Day! Who doesn’t love fluffy waffles in the morning? Enjoy a Christmas breakfast with your loved ones thanks to this festive waffle recipe! We’re making your holiday season a little jollier. Follow along to see just how we did it so you can bring it home to your kitchen.

First you will want to make sure and grab:

-Waffle maker

-Pancake mix

-Butter and water

-Sprinkles, bananas and whipped cream

-Green food dye

Let’s get started!

Start by adding 2 cups of pancake mix. This makes 4 waffles. If you are dealing with a bigger crowd, add as much mix as desired.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetYou will then add 2 tbsp of butter or oil and 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix this until all lumps are gone. Once mixed well, add in your green food coloring. You will need a generous amount to get a rich color.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

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DIY

Twig Christmas Tree

November 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The holidays are coming around rapidly. We have the perfect DIY decor just in time for this dreamy time of year. We have created something that shines bright and brings a little bit of the ocean to your holiday SEAson!

To start you will need the following:

  1. Different size twigs that tear down from small to large in length
  2. Christmas lights
  3. Sea shells and star fish
  4. Glue gun
  5. Twine Jute
  6. Thumb tacks or nails (to hang)Start by laying out the twigs from short to long to mimic the shape of a Christmas tree.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetTake your twine and begin to wrap around the edges of the twigs. Make sure to tie to keep secured.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOnce the twine is holding the twinge in place, hang on your wall.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWe used a star fish to be the topper of our twig Christmas tree! We let the star fish sit on the thumb tacks holding the twine.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetBegin to string the lights down the tree in a zig zag motion.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset]We then began to hot glue the shells to use as the ornaments to our twig Christmas tree!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPlace wherever you like!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 presetThe final product! We are in love!! Happy Holidays!Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

Inspiration

Stack Stylin’!

October 27, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite part about Pura Vida Bracelets? The endless stacks that you can create, of course! Get creative and play around with your favorites. We are going to show you a few of the bracelet combos we put together on our shoot. Wear them to the beach, out on the town with your friends, or travel with them! And the best part is, you can’t go wrong! Wear your Pura Vida Bracelets any way you like.

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Some highlights from these stacks:

-Black Mini Anchor Vanilla

-Gold Track Bead in Black and White

Greens, black and white. We added the moon rings to this look as well!

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Black it out!

Highlights from this stack:

-Black and White Braided bracelet

-Black Lotus Black

-Seed Bead Zebra

Combine different charms for an awesome look!

Here we have the Silver Dolphin Grey Bay, Silver Arrowhead Silver and  Silver Mini Anchor Coral.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff

Model: @chelseybishoff

Inspiration

Autumn Air

October 7, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, crisp air, colorful pumpkins and hot coffee! All the essentials for the perfect Autumn day. What are your favorite Fall festivities? Tag us in your instagram photos wearing your go-to stack while adventuring the season! Follow our blogger, @chelseybishoff as she enjoys the day!

Hmmm, which one…

You can never go wrong with dainty white blossoms!

Don’t forget warm coffee in your favorite mug to keep ya nice and toasty.

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Photographer: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff

DIY

Mermaid Hair Clips

August 31, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Get this! We have created the perfect hair accessory to wear on the beach. What’s even better is that we are gonna show you just how easy it is to look like a mermaid beauty. So grab your best friends and let’s get started!

 


What You’ll Need:

  1. Bobby Pins
  2. Sea Shells
  3. Hot Glue Gun

Start by grabbing one bobby pin and pick your favorite shell to glue on top.

Add glue to the back of the shell and stick the end of the bobby pin to it.

Pick your next shell, and repeat!


Lay all the clips to dry

So cute!

Let us know how your DIY worked out! We want to see your creation. Share with us by tagging your photos to #puravidabracelets on instagram.

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Indie Out

August 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We love being creative when getting ready in the morning. Anyone else out there?! What you put on your back can say a lot about who you are and what your interests involve! And the best part is that you can be whoever you want. But what’s even more crucial to your everyday look, are the accessories you rock! We’re gonna put an indie spin on our bracelets this time. Because hey, you get to choose who you are today! Kill the look with any bracelet, any time.

 

We went to the most beautiful little island. How could you resist that baby blue fringe along the white sand and crystal water?

We layered a beaded choker with a longer beaded necklace for the perfect pairing with the bracelets for this look.

What’s the finishing touch you may ask? Your beach hat– duh! Hats can be a great extra accessory to top it all off. 😉


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!