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Confetti Pumpkins

October 23, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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Time for another pumpkin DIY! These sparkly pumpkins will brighten up any space. The best part is this DIY only takes two steps! Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:
1) Craft Pumpkin
2) Scissors
3) Washi Tape

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How would you decorate your fall pumpkins?!

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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!

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Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub

October 10, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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We have created another incredible sugar scrub to add to your list! This fall favorite is specifically for your lips. Introducing the Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub.  From the scent, to your new silky pout, we promise you will obsess over this fall flavor.

What You’ll Need:

1) 1 tablespoon olive oil

2) 3 tablespoons brown sugar

3) 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

4) 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

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Step 1: Mix all ingredients together

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Step 2: Spoon scrub into airtight containers and enjoy!

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What are some of your favorite fall flavors!?

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

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Fall Picnic

September 30, 2016 — by Courtney Steeves

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We are weekend ready! Fall is in full swing and we cannot get enough of this beautiful weather. This weekend we are spending our time picking apples and sipping cider with friends. Throw on your sweater and enjoy the cool weather. There is something so magical about this time of year.
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What is your favorite fall activity?!

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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Pumpkin Patch Perfection

October 26, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Okay so it’s no secret how crazy we are about pumpkins, especially during this time of year. Take a trip with us to the pumpkin patch and see our top “pics” for Jack-o-lantern carving!

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Photos:
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Top 4 Cozy Sweaters for Fall

October 20, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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When it comes to fall fashion, we’re a slave to the sweater. Pair with your favorite bracelets to dress it up or dress it down! These cozy knits will keep you warm well into winter.

1) BDG Parker Cardigan, urbanoutfitters.com

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Pair with: Sand Dollar Surprise Pack

 

2) Ollie Sweater, brandymelvilleusa.com

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Pair with: Gold Feather Mediterranean Green

 

3) Others Follow Wild Winds Black Print Poncho, lulus.com

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Pair with: Anything from our Boho Style Guide

 

4) AEO Cable Knit Sweater, American Eagle Outfitters

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Pair with: Anything from our Itty Bitty Charms Collection

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19 Fall-themed Date Ideas

October 15, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Transition into the new season with these 19 fall-themed date ideas so you and your boo can make memories and have fun:

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1) Go on a hike to see the beautiful changing leaves.

2) Watch horror movies on a Netflix night in.

3) Rake leaves into giant piles then jump in them. Repeat.

4) Visit the pumpkin patch, pick out a pumpkin and carve it at home. Don’t forget to roast the seeds for a yummy snack!

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5) Read books at your favorite coffee shop for the whole day.

6) Walk through the city and have a fall photoshoot together.

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7) Go through each of your closets and donate stuff you don’t need anymore. Giving together is the best!

8) Take turns sketching and drawing each other’s faces. It sounds cheesy, but it’s actually really hilarious.

9) Brainstorm cute and equally awesome couple’s costumes for Halloween.

10) Take a weekend road trip to a new town you both have never been to before.

11) Pick apples from your local orchard or farm then bake them into an apple pie.

12) Football game anyone? Whether it be you actually throwing around a football, watching it on TV or heading to a live game together, you can’t have fall without a bit of football.

13) Go fall camping. Bring a tent, everything you need for smores and your coziest sweaters, socks and blankets.

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14) Hop in the car and just drive around with your favorite playlist on repeat. Bonus points for a coffee pit-stop.

15) Cuddle on the couch the whole day and eat snacks. Yes, this is completely acceptable as a date.

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16) After lots of couch time, you could then hit the gym together and take turns showing one another an exercise. Whip up some post-workout green smoothies for a sweet treat.

17) Go to a bookstore and read all of your favorite magazines together.

18) Go out for dinner except only order desserts. Instead of sitting across from each other, sit beside one another — way cozier.

19) Volunteer at your local food bank together.

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Pumpkin Patch Photo: @mackenziemangin
Peace Sign Photo: @allegraroseb

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Autumn Adventure

October 12, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Ready for a little autumn adventure? We are! As the leaves change color and the temps get a little chillier, throw on your boots, a scarf and a slouchy beanie then follow us…

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Photos:
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Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 9, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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It’s not officially fall until you’ve had your first sip of a pumpkin spice latte, right? Save some bucks (and a few calories) and follow this recipe which, unlike the one from Starbucks, actually has pumpkin in it!

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Ingredients

Makes 2 drinks
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form

Equipment

Mixer, whisk, or hand blender, to whip cream
Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Whisk
Blender
Espresso maker or coffee maker

Instructions

1) Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a generous helping of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it’s hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.

2) Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup.

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3) Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.

4) Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender (hold the lid down tightly with a thick wad of towels!) until frothy and blended.

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5) Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.

(Recipe via the kitchn)

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