Pura Vida: Handmade Bracelets with a Story

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*Disclosure: I did receive Pura Vida products to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.

Have you heard of Pura Vida website? Their story is a pretty neat one and I am thrilled to be working with them and sharing their products and story with you.

The Pura Vida Story

Five years ago, a college graduation trip to Costa Rica turned into a life-changing business venture for two Southern California friends, Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman. While traveling through Costa Rica, Griffin and Paul crossed paths with two bracelet peddlers named Jorge and Joaquin. Jorge and Joaquin were living in poverty and Griffin and Paul had an idea. They would take the peddler’s handmade bracelets (400 of them) back to San Diego to see if they could sell them. The bracelets sold out but even more so, an idea for a partnership was born.

“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laidback lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle.

Pura Vida Bracelet Girl

Our thoughts? 

We had the chance to review these bracelets and I have to tell you: the price, the story, the cause and the possibilities all have me loving this product. These bracelets are SO neat, affordable and what a wonderful story behind them. My daughter quickly zoomed in on these and has been wearing them everyday. They are darling and I love that they make a fun statement without breaking the bank.

Pura Vida Bracelet Set

The Pura Vida Cause

The inspiration behind the Charity Collection was to do more. This collection was created to give back to different causes all over the world. Pura Vida has partnered with over 190 charities and have donated more than $666,721 to date. Read more about Pura Vida website.

Best Sellers

Here are some of the Pura Vida website.

Pura Vida Best Sellers

Pura Vida Bracelets

Awwww… Baby Bracelets!!

I can’t get over how cute these are… Pura Vida website, and look at the price!

Pura Vida Baby Bracelets

SAVE!

Through the month of February use promo code LOVE20 to receive 20% off your order at Pura Vida website. Even better, shipping is FREE on all U.S orders! Go Pura Vida website and more!

Get Involved!

Love this idea and product? YOU can partner with Pura Vida to fundraise, purchase wholesale and more! Find out how on the Pura Vida website!

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Attention Amazon Shoppers: The BEST Toy Deals!

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HOT Toy DealsOne of my very favorite shopping sources is Amazon. I watch the prices there closely and I will be bringing you the very best finds each week. One of the best things about AFTER CHRISTMAS shopping is that we see huge drops on some of the most popular toy items, which makes it great for grabbing birthday gifts or even just grabbing some extra things to replenish the gift closet.

Here are a few of the the hottest toy deals that I see right now:

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She Says…

“Remember, Amazon prices can change at anytime, and if you can find an item when it is reduced in price, it’s a great way to score awesome deals and stock up without even having to leave the house!  Make sure to keep an eye on your “wish list” items: check my latest Amazon Deals and keep an eye out for great Amazon Warehouse deals.”

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes

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These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes are the perfect treat to make for your Valentine's Day tea party with the kiddos!

Looking for a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes are so easy, and SO fun to make. My daughter loves putting them together, and this is definitely a dessert that little hands can easily put together without much expense or mess. If you have a little one that loves tea parties, these will be perfect! They really are very simple, and yet they look like they were out of a fancy bakery, so fun!

You will need:

1 box Nabisco Chocolate Wafers
1 cup Whipping Cream
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, chopped (for topping)

Before making this small, but decadent dessert, think about when you will serve it. It needs to be refrigerted overnight and as the cookie sets, it softens and turns into a cake-like texture.

If you have a nice flat serving tray, assemble your cookies on it and make sure your tray will fit into the refrigerator. Otherwise, use a cookie sheet and transfer your cakes to plates and then serve.

Using the whisk attachment on your electric mixer, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.  Reserve about 3/4 cup whipping cream and place in a covered dish in the refrigerator.

Add peanut butter to remaining cream and whisk until blended well.

Place one cookie on your tray and spoon a dollup of peanut butter cream onto it. Continue, repeating the cookie and cream until your cakes are 5 cookies tall.

Place your cakes into the fridge over night. When ready to serve,  top with a dollop of white cream and piece of candy.

These No Bake Cakes are easy to make and perfect for tea parties with your favorite little ones!

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Comfy Graphic Sweatshirts SALE + FREE Shipping!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Playfully Unique Cookies from Eleni’s New York!

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*Disclosure: I did receive Eleni's New York cookies to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.Valentine's Day is obviously the time that we show our love for each other, but sometimes it is also a time to go out of your way and find something extra unique to send ... Continue Reading...

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HOT Zoya Deal! (FREE Bottle of Remove+ PLUS FREE Shipping!)

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 ZOYA FANS!! Here’s a deal that you won't want to miss...and it expires tomorrow, so don't wait!Right now you can get a FREE Bottle of Remove+ Big Flipper + Free Shipping when you spend $15 on zoya.com. If you are a Zoya fan, then you know what a hot offer this is! Runs now through 2/9/16 at 11:59pm ET. Use ... Continue Reading...

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Classroom Valentine Gift and Candy Ideas

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Quench Gum

If you are scrambling for unique, fun and affordable Valentine's Day candy gift ideas for classroom parties, here are a few of our favorites. Sports Gum My son is all about sports, so last year we went with this Quench Gum 200 Count Bucket (under $12 with subscribe & save). This goes great with any sports related ... Continue Reading...

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Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!! DARLING Girls Marsha Dresses at Great Prices!

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Marsha VAlentines Dress

<--- Isn't this darling? AND...I think that you will LOVE the price! I discovered these darling Pinky Pink Marsha Dresses right before the holidays and ordered a couple of them for my daughter. Not only is the price amazing, but the quality is great too! I love that they have long sleeves for winter, and they go darling ... Continue Reading...

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Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

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My Buffalo Cheese Ball recipe will be a huge hit at your next football party and a sure SCORE with buffalo chicken fans!

If you are looking for great ideas for GAME DAY appetizers then you might want to include my Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball recipe in your game day recipe line up. This appetizer has all the classic flavors of buffalo chicken in a fun and unique cheese ball! Serve it with extra buffalo sauce on the side for your guests who ... Continue Reading...

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Critter Crafting Sets Up to 40% Off!!

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I am so excited to see the Critter Crafting Sale today on Zulily! My daughter is nuts over these craft sets, and it is very rare to find them on sale PLUS with free shipping after you order ONE item (see below) it's a great way to get them discounted. Critter Crafting up to 40% offCreate a world full of cute and ... Continue Reading...

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157 Piece Mega Valentine Toy Assortment Set

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Valentine Assortment

Here's a fun Valentine's Day find! Grab this 157 Piece Mega Valentine Toy Assortment set for under $15 shipped with FREE SHIPPING when you check out with Amazon Prime. This set is 63% off with great reviews!This set includes:1 sticker roll of 100 Funky Heart Stickers! 12 2 Piece "Best Friend" Necklaces! 72 ... Continue Reading...

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Annual Super Sale! Magazine Subscriptions Starting at 99¢ per Year!

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Super Magazine Sale

DiscountMags is having a HUGE Big Bang Sale on some of the best selling magazines!There are over DiscountMags and you can order them for yourself, as gifts and/or to extend existing subscriptions!Celebrity CategoryUs Weekly (1yrs: $19.99, 2yrs: $24.99, 3yrs: $34.99) Star (1yrs: $15.00, 2yrs: $25.00, 3yrs: ... Continue Reading...

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