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Inspiration

Paradise Beach Tote

July 11, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who else is flipping over the new beach tote?! I have been searching for the perfect beach bag to throw all my things in when I’m on the go. Let me tell ya, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! The beautiful shade of coral, accompanied with navy really made for such a cute beachy look. This has totally become my new go-to bag!

Take a closer look below!

I mean c’mon, There’s no denying how adorable this is. The fringe that flows down along the front of the bag is my absolute favorite part!

What do you like to bring along with you on your island adventuring?

It’s also plenty spacious enough for even the bulkier items you may have.

Make sure to pair it with your favorite Pura Vida bracelets as well!

Have you shopped yours yet? Find it on the website NOW! Your new perfect Paradise Beach Tote is waiting for you!

Inspiration

The Perfect Beach Stacks

May 2, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ah, summer is back and live in action! We can’t wait to hit the beaches and bask in the summer sun! Who else is ready for school to be officially over? Relaxing in the sand is something I never get tired of. I am always, always wearing a beachy wrist and I am here today to share a few of my FAVORITE stacks and bracelets. Follow along as I guide you with the perfect beach wrists.

Firstly, what better bracelet to wear than the wave? This one is my all time favorite especially for this time of year. Wear it alone, together or stack with others.

Here are a few other bracelets and charms that I LOVE pairing with the wave bracelets.

Moving right along, the mini anchors are always a classic pick! Nothing says “beach babe” more than this super cute charm! My favorite color it comes in is the seafoam green.

Okay, so maybe I wear too much blue? But who doesn’t in the summer months? Here, I’m wearing my favorite original bracelet.

Last but not least! You guys always ask what my favorite bracelets are. Well here you have it! The Gold Hammered Flat Bar Cream + the Seed Bead Blush.

Find them in the Coco Ho Pack!

Recipes

Fruit Infused Water

April 17, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We all know that there is nothing quite better than refreshing fruit in the warmer months! As we get closer and closer to Summer our bodies crave nutrients and revitalizing foods. This infused water is the perfect way to keep hydrated and to provide us with great health benefits!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Water pitcher
  2. Assortment of fruits (oranges, berries, and lemons!)
  3.  Filtered water

Begin by cleaning and slices up your lemons, oranges + strawberries.

Once all your fruits have been cleaned and sliced, pour the filtered water into a pitcher.

Time to add all the yumminess! Begin to insert your berries, lemons + orange slices into the pitcher filled with water.

Let it sit about an hour. There ya have it! Sip + enjoy!

Who’s mouths are already watering?

DIY

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

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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Recipes

St. Patty’s Day Peppermint Treat

February 10, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Mmm salty sweet goodness. Need a quick snack to bring over to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your friends? Here, we have just the treat! This is one of our all time favs and is sure to bring in the party spirit.

What you will need:

1.) White chocolate morsels

2.) Pretzels

3.) Peanut M&M’s (can be substituted with regular)

4.) Popcorn

5.) Chex cereal

6.) Some green sprinkles, green food dye and peppermint extract

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Start by putting the full bag of white chocolate chips in a pan over medium heat. Add some oil to keep it from sticking to the bottom and to keep it smooth. Begin to add in the green food dye. Then, add the peppermint extract. Use this very carefully. (It is very strong) We added only about 2 drops.

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Continue to stir until totally smooth. Then start to add your ingredients one by one.

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Mix all of this until everything seems to be married well. Next, we will pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and evenly spread out. Here is where you can add your sprinkles on top. Once you have spread out evenly, place in the freezer for 10-15 min.

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FInal product!

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Recipes

Valentine’s Milkshake for 2

February 3, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What better way to share a sweet treat than with your sweet heart? We made the most delicious homemade strawberry milkshake that you both with love! It will be the perfect dessert to finish off any date night.

What you will need:

-Strawberries

-1/2 cup of whole milk

-Strawberry ice cream

-Vanilla extract and white sugar

-blender

Begin by preparing about a cup to a cup and a half of fresh strawberries. You will need to slice them and add a dash of white sugar and a dash of vanilla extract. Stick in the freezer and let sit for an hour.

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Once your strawberries are frozen, take them out and throw them in the blender. Add half a cup of milk. Blend until all chunks are gone.

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Add about 4-5 scoops of strawberry ice cream. Blend until smooth. Feel free to add as little or as much ice cream to reach your desired thickness.

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Add two straws and you’re good to go. Yum!

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DIY

Ring Holders

January 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Store your jewelry in style! Today on the blog we are going to walk you step by step on how to make the cutest ring holders. If you’re anything like me, you have far TOO many rings. At the end of the day I tend to usually just throw my rings in a dish, but let me tell ya… that dish is a little passed full and totally overflowing. Now, I have plenty of room to store all my rings safely and fashionably! Your rings are gonna soon look amazing on AND off!

Supplies you’ll need:

-Oven safe clay

-Acrylic paints

-Glossy top coat

-Different size paint brushes

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Start by rolling your clay into a ball. Begin to roll out into a long tube shape. Next, begin to knead the clay until you get it to the cone shape of your liking.

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I decided to make mine a few different sizes to keep it interesting. Once you have formed your cones, stick them in the oven at 300 degrees. Let bake for about 15 minutes.

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Once you have baked the clay cones for 15 minutes. Pull out of the oven and let cool. Now for the fun part, PAINTING TIME! I went with a metallic gold and bronze and a little bit of black here and there.  You can get as creative as you like! Feel free to make your cones match your style and paint them using any colors or patterns!

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After painting, let dry for about 10 minutes. Then, go over the finished product with a glossy top coat for protection and a bit of shine!

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There ya have it!

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Shop all rings at Puravidabracelets.com!

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

DIY

Indoor Campfire

November 17, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This DIY has us so excited for the season! We have made our own little campfire that we can have at all times, all year ’round. Use this indoor campfire in your home to turn any area into your own cozy nook in just minutes. Yup, it’s that simple! Follow along and see for yourself!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box of christmas lights
  • sticks and stones
  • glue gun

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Fashion

Autumn Apparel

November 1, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Bring on the layers and the chilly nights spent by the fire. We’re trading in our bikinis for sweaters and swopping out bright corals and blues for maroons and oranges! Pura Vida Bracelets match all the seasons. What colors are you wearing this time of year? Comment below! Check out the look we did for this crisp fall day!

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Model: @chelseybishoff

DIY

Donut-pumpkins

October 16, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Pumpkins on pumpkins on pumpkins! We’re loving all the fun things that you can do with them. The options are truly endless. This time around we were inspired by a favorite snack of ours– DONUTS! Go ahead, call some friends over and get crafty. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

  1. Small pumpkins
  2. Craft paint (pick whichever colors you like!)
  3. Paint brushesWe first cleaned our pumpkins to get any extra dirt off so they were nice and smooth.Start by putting the first layer of paint on. You will need to put 2-3 coats of paint depending on the pigment of the colors you chose. Let paint dry for about 3-5 minutes in between layers. When painting the “icing” on, make sure to leave a ring around the stem as the “donut hole.” And don’t worry– it doesn’t need to be perfect, because hey, donuts aren’t always perfectly iced!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetYay! The first few layers are done and ready to let sit and dry. Allow pumpkins to sit for about 5 minutes before painting on the sprinkles. Feel free to do whatever “toppings” you want on your donut-pumpkin. Get creative!Time for sprinkles!!Hmmm… which is what??We LOVE how our donut-pumkins turned out!We wanna see what awesome crafts your doing while rocking your Pura Vida Bracelets. Tag us on instagram using #puravidabracelets!