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Recipes

Chocolate Covered Apple Pops

September 26, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Here’s a treat that everyone can enjoy! Why? Because you pick the toppings! Personalize your treat with your favorites. We’re going to show you how to create the most delicious, no-bake snack! Tag along to see how we made our Apple Pops this season.

What You’ll Need:

  1. 3-6 fresh apples ( depending on how many you are making)
  2. White chocolate chips & milk chocolate chips
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. M&M’s or your favorite candy
  5. Mini oreos
  6. Large pretzels
  7. Large popsicle sticks

Pour 2 cups of milk chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Then add  1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Microwave this for about 1 min. Mix until smooth and silky.

Pour 1 cup of the white chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Repeat the microwave steps as you did before.

 

When cutting the apples, make your slices at least half an inch thick in order to fit a popsicle stick later.

 

Once sliced, cut a small slit into the bottom. Then insert the popsicle stick.

 

Dip and cover apple in milk chocolate.

 

Take a spoon and begin to drizzle the white chocolate onto the dipped apples.

 

 

 

Here’s the fun part! TOPPING TIME. Take whichever treats you picked, and begin to cover the dipped apple pops.

 

 

 

Once they are all covered to your liking, refrigerate for 12-15 min. Enjoy!

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Recipes

Pineapple Cinnamon Delight

September 11, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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After this recipe you will never go back to eating pineapples and strawberries by themselves. Although delicious, something about the crisp, cinnamon chips enhances all the flavors. Is your mouth watering yet? We hope so! You won’t believe how easy this is to make. Need something to bring to your next get together? This is just the thing. Check it out!

 

What you’ll need:

  1. One pineapple
  2. One tub of strawberries
  3. Tortillas
  4. Cinnamon & Sugar
  5. Half a stick of butter

Start by chopping up the strawberries into fourths. Once cut and ready, set them aside in a bowl.


Bring out da pineapple!

Cut the pineapple in half. Empty one half to be used as the serving bowl. You can use the pineapple chunks from both sides to mix later with the strawberries!

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Time to cut the tortillas into small triangles to be used as dipping chips

Once cut, put as much cinnamon and sugar as desired and mix into bowl.

Place on baking sheet covered in foil.

Melt your half stick of butter and spread evenly on all the triangle cut outs. After they are evenly buttered, sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar all over.

Place in the over at 350 degrees and bake for about 10 minutes.

Ta-da! Now just wait until you taste it together!

Dip and enjoy!

Yummmm

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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!

DIY

Ocean Glass Bottles

August 14, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who else loves to recycle? WE DO! For our little DIY this week we took a piece of the sea back home with us. Besides, who actually likes to say goodbye to the shore? Create your own island vibes in your very own home with just a few items!

What You’ll Need:

-Your favorite kind of seashells, sea dollars or any other beachy accent.

-Super glue & scissors

-Jute

-A few glass jars or bottles. We recycled some old spice bottles! We encourage you to get creative and reuse a material you already have in your home.

Let’s get started!

 


Here, all we did was begin to wrap the jute around the top of our bottle as shown below:


After we glued the ends to keep the jute in place, we added a seashell right in the center using super glue.



For our next bottle, we didn’t add as much jute, only a few wraps around the top.


We decided to put a sea dollar on this bottle. We slipped the jute through one of the holes in the sea dollar. Then tied the jute in the back, allowing the sea dollar to dangle just a bit.


Can’t forget to add a star fish!


Always a good day when creating your own beachy escape.


Finished product!


We tied jute around the neck of the bottle so we could hang them. Make yours whatever length you want!


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Recipes

Summer Smoothie Bowl

July 25, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Fruit is the ultimate snack in the summer heat and smoothies are even more of a dream on a hot day. Who says that making your own yummy treat should be difficult? We’re all about easy-peasy snacking! Today we are going to share with you one simple way  to make your own smoothie bowl at home! Let’s get started.

Recipe one:  Berry Delicious 

1. One frozen banana

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of raspberries

4. A handful of strawberries or blackberries

5. A handful or two of blueberries

6. 1 cup of almond milk, apple juice, or whatever liquid you prefer

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Recipe two: Green Goodness

1. One and a half frozen bananas

2. A handful of spinach

3. A handful of chopped kale

4. 1/2 cup of coconut milk

5. 1/3 cup of orange juice (optional)

6. Chia seeds

7. Enough ice to thicken to your liking

Add ingredients individually into blender and puree until desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite bowl.  Easy enough, right?   Now time for toppings!

Add granola to both smoothie bowls.

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Bananas make the PERFECT topping to any smoothie bowl.

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Make your food beautiful!

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Mmmm!

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Enjoy!

Inspiration

New Festival Bags!!

July 24, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Check out our new statement clutches with exclusive patterns!  New styles inspired by sandy beaches, desert dunes, and lush landscapes.  An added wristlet makes it the perfect accessory for the everyday adventurer.  Get them while they last!!

Inspiration

Fair season is in full swing

July 18, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Cotton candy, carnival rides, and bright lights.  Nothing screams summertime like the county fair!  With fair season in full swing, why not celebrate in style!?  Our stacks are perfect for those warm summer nights.  They add an extra pop of color to every outfit.  Check out some of our favorite summer styles;

Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Silver Pura Vida Strawberry, Solid OrangePacific Sunrise Braided, Platinum Black, Solid Neon Blue

Photography: Karin & Roger Doolin  TenSixteen Photography 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ten16photo

Inspiration

Is your wrist game on fire this summer?

July 17, 2014 — by Griffin Thall

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Is your wrist game on fire this summer?  Take a look at these perfect styles.  Each Pura Vida Bracelet is unique and hand-made.  Plus, every bracelet is 100% waterproof.  Go surf, go snowboard, or even take a shower with them on.  Wearing your bracelets everyday only enhances the natural look and feel.

Flat Braided Pacific Blue
, Buncha Blues Braided, White Braided, Miranda’s Mermaid Lagoon, Shark Tank

Photographer: Urbanoceans