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Behind Reef Magazine
Hey guys! So we did a collab with the lovely editors over at Lucca Magazine and they sparked up some questions for us to answer so you can get to know us better! Check it out below. 
Don’t forget to check out their magazine here as well! It is filled with amazing lifestyle tips, fashion advice + more! Much Love xx
1. What are you goals beyond Tumblr ? (Meaning if Reef magazine becomes even more successful , what are your goals/ plans to take the mag even further for example, print )
 Grecia (Founder): Hopefully we can make Reef Magazine more than just an online magazine bringing it alive on to paper, it would be a dream come true. Moving to New York and learning about the business is one of my main goals. Of course if everything goes in favor, I will ask the whole reef team in becoming permanent writers. They have become like family. But above all how cool is it doing something you love so much and sharing it with the whole world? Reef Magazine is definitely something I’m not letting go of.
2. What are your inspirations for your overall magazine look?
Grecia (Founder): Tumblr is such an inspiring website, personally there is so many aspects that make up Reef Magazine. The whole magazine as a whole brings a lovely and fresh atmosphere for the readers.
3. What’s the meaning behind your name? 
Grecia (Founder): I honestly don’t have a solid answer it just sparked up in my mind and I liked the ring of it. However I can tell you every detail how the idea of the magazine came to my mind. In the midst of November, I was on thanksgiving break and I was supper bummed because I wanted to ride my bike out but sadly it started raining. So I snuggled in my bed, watched about a hundred episodes of Supernatural on Netflix and then logged on to Tumblr. I had recently joined my newspaper team at my school and I realized how much I enjoyed writing. In my school’s newspaper, I was in charge of writing about all the school’s activities and I liked that, but I wanted my voice to be heard on other topics involving the world as a whole. So it was that night, that the idea of creating a magazine came to my mind.  
4. What careers do your writers want to pursue when they are older?
Kenzy: I would love to write novels or be a journalist.
Hannah: My all time dream job is to be a pilot! I think I’ve wanted to be one since I was about 8. 
Triana: I would love to pursue fashion marketing when I go to college and hopefully get a job in the same field!
Katarzyna: I really want to be a musician. I go to a music school. I feel like it’s truly my thing. 
Bay: I want to be a journalist when I get older. I would want to be working in New York for a magazine. Living in a loft and writing everyday.
5. What makes Reef Mag special?
 Kenzy: I feel like Reef has its own unique serene style which I adore. 
Hannah: Reef Magazine is special because everyone writes about what they’re really passionate about and from experience. There is a lot of diversity with the writers’ and everyone has different opinions which always leads to really interesting and fabulous articles.
Katarzyna: Reef Magazine is special because of all the amazing writers and the connection we have. If we were only writing for one person, we would still do it. Why? Because we do it for fun. 
Triana: Reef Mag is special because I feel like all of the editors are so close, we have fabulous chats on the page and everyone is just so supportive of each other’s work.
Nicole: Reef Magazine is special because it is unique, beautiful, and inspiring, written by friends for people our age.
Bay: Reef Magazine is special because it focuses on topics that are not only fun but also serious and helpful. It inspires people, and allows them to express their own writing skills.
Madeleine: Reef Mag is one of a kind. Even though every magazine out there would say that about their own, Reef is just very unique. All the articles have such a heart-warming and humble approach when you read them and the writers are amazing. They put so much thought into what they write and are considerate of their readers, they only send great vibes through their writing. The articles in Reef are always beneficial to the reader and you will not only find articles about ‘Food, Beauty, Books etc.’, there are articles that can help a reader on an emotional level as well. Reef Mag is like one big family.. that’s what’s special.
6. What are your favorite things to write about?
Hannah: My favorite things to write is in the influential and advice section at Reef but also I love to write short stories. 
Katarzyna: I like writing in mostly everything, as long as I find it interesting! 
Triana:  My favorite things to write about are fashion and sometimes just little inspirational articles.
Nicole: My favorite things to write about are things that have to do with what to wear, what to bring, and fashion and bedroom decorating!
Bay: My favorite thing to write about is probably fashion. I love fashion and giving other people fashion ideas. But I also like to write inspirational stories that can help people and let them know that they are my alone.
Kenzy: My favorite things to write about are feelings and any sort of list.
7. What are your favorite magazines? 
 Hannah: My absolute favorite magazine has to be Rookie it’s amazing in my opinion, but I also love to read car magazines (haha) and you know the occasional Vogue issue and, Seventeen of course, I’m having a preference to blogs than to magazines lately! Blogs are amazing and always more personal which makes them one thousand times more fab.
Katarzyna: My favorite magazine is BARE JOURNAL. I love the every single photo in it. It’s exactly representing my style.
Triana: My favorite magazine is Nylon, I’d love to intern there one day.
Bay: My favorite magazine is Bazaar. I think it is beautiful and I’ve always loved the pictures, especially the covers. I also like Vogue and Teen Vogue.

Behind Reef Magazine

Hey guys! So we did a collab with the lovely editors over at Lucca Magazine and they sparked up some questions for us to answer so you can get to know us better! Check it out below. 

Don’t forget to check out their magazine here as well! It is filled with amazing lifestyle tips, fashion advice + more! Much Love xx

1. What are you goals beyond Tumblr ? (Meaning if Reef magazine becomes even more successful , what are your goals/ plans to take the mag even further for example, print )

 Grecia (Founder): Hopefully we can make Reef Magazine more than just an online magazine bringing it alive on to paper, it would be a dream come true. Moving to New York and learning about the business is one of my main goals. Of course if everything goes in favor, I will ask the whole reef team in becoming permanent writers. They have become like family. But above all how cool is it doing something you love so much and sharing it with the whole world? Reef Magazine is definitely something I’m not letting go of.

2. What are your inspirations for your overall magazine look?

Grecia (Founder): Tumblr is such an inspiring website, personally there is so many aspects that make up Reef Magazine. The whole magazine as a whole brings a lovely and fresh atmosphere for the readers.

3. What’s the meaning behind your name? 

Grecia (Founder): I honestly don’t have a solid answer it just sparked up in my mind and I liked the ring of it. However I can tell you every detail how the idea of the magazine came to my mind. In the midst of November, I was on thanksgiving break and I was supper bummed because I wanted to ride my bike out but sadly it started raining. So I snuggled in my bed, watched about a hundred episodes of Supernatural on Netflix and then logged on to Tumblr. I had recently joined my newspaper team at my school and I realized how much I enjoyed writing. In my school’s newspaper, I was in charge of writing about all the school’s activities and I liked that, but I wanted my voice to be heard on other topics involving the world as a whole. So it was that night, that the idea of creating a magazine came to my mind.  

4. What careers do your writers want to pursue when they are older?

Kenzy: I would love to write novels or be a journalist.

Hannah: My all time dream job is to be a pilot! I think I’ve wanted to be one since I was about 8. 

Triana: I would love to pursue fashion marketing when I go to college and hopefully get a job in the same field!

Katarzyna: I really want to be a musician. I go to a music school. I feel like it’s truly my thing. 

Bay: I want to be a journalist when I get older. I would want to be working in New York for a magazine. Living in a loft and writing everyday.

5. What makes Reef Mag special?

 Kenzy: I feel like Reef has its own unique serene style which I adore. 

Hannah: Reef Magazine is special because everyone writes about what they’re really passionate about and from experience. There is a lot of diversity with the writers’ and everyone has different opinions which always leads to really interesting and fabulous articles.

Katarzyna: Reef Magazine is special because of all the amazing writers and the connection we have. If we were only writing for one person, we would still do it. Why? Because we do it for fun. 

Triana: Reef Mag is special because I feel like all of the editors are so close, we have fabulous chats on the page and everyone is just so supportive of each other’s work.

Nicole: Reef Magazine is special because it is unique, beautiful, and inspiring, written by friends for people our age.

Bay: Reef Magazine is special because it focuses on topics that are not only fun but also serious and helpful. It inspires people, and allows them to express their own writing skills.

Madeleine: Reef Mag is one of a kind. Even though every magazine out there would say that about their own, Reef is just very unique. All the articles have such a heart-warming and humble approach when you read them and the writers are amazing. They put so much thought into what they write and are considerate of their readers, they only send great vibes through their writing. The articles in Reef are always beneficial to the reader and you will not only find articles about ‘Food, Beauty, Books etc.’, there are articles that can help a reader on an emotional level as well. Reef Mag is like one big family.. that’s what’s special.

6. What are your favorite things to write about?

Hannah: My favorite things to write is in the influential and advice section at Reef but also I love to write short stories. 

Katarzyna: I like writing in mostly everything, as long as I find it interesting! 

Triana:  My favorite things to write about are fashion and sometimes just little inspirational articles.

Nicole: My favorite things to write about are things that have to do with what to wear, what to bring, and fashion and bedroom decorating!

Bay: My favorite thing to write about is probably fashion. I love fashion and giving other people fashion ideas. But I also like to write inspirational stories that can help people and let them know that they are my alone.

Kenzy: My favorite things to write about are feelings and any sort of list.

7. What are your favorite magazines? 

 Hannah: My absolute favorite magazine has to be Rookie it’s amazing in my opinion, but I also love to read car magazines (haha) and you know the occasional Vogue issue and, Seventeen of course, I’m having a preference to blogs than to magazines lately! Blogs are amazing and always more personal which makes them one thousand times more fab.

Katarzyna: My favorite magazine is BARE JOURNAL. I love the every single photo in it. It’s exactly representing my style.

Triana: My favorite magazine is Nylon, I’d love to intern there one day.

Bay: My favorite magazine is Bazaar. I think it is beautiful and I’ve always loved the pictures, especially the covers. I also like Vogue and Teen Vogue.

Broods // Current Obsession
By: Grecia
Imagine running through a field with all of your friends in the night. This is the kind of music that would be playing in the background. 
The indie pop duo “Broods” are siblings from New Zealand. They have released their EP which is called Broods and it is available on Itunes. Here’s the track listing so you can check out their songs! 
"Never Gonna Change" - 4:15
"Pretty Thing" - 3:17
“Bridges" - 3:18 
“Sleep Baby Sleep" - 3:00
“Taking You There" - 3:09
“Coattails" - 3:15
 I can honestly say every song in this EP is absolutely perfection. I can’t wait for their new album Evergreen to come out on August 22nd. 
{ The nights are getting shorterI don’t know where they goAnd I am getting olderAnd it’s starting to showAnd ever since I left my motherIt’s much harder to knowHow to make my own life hereHow to make my own homeI don’t want to wake up lonelyI don’t want to just be fineI don’t want to keep on hopingForget what I have in mind }
These lyrics come from “Mother & Father”, which is my favorite song from Broods. This song holds a special meaning to me. It talks about learning to be by yourself and living your own life. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I feel as if I’m drowning into oblivion just by thinking about it. 
Let me know what you guys think about them! Much Love xx

Broods // Current Obsession

By: Grecia

Imagine running through a field with all of your friends in the night. This is the kind of music that would be playing in the background.

The indie pop duo “Broods” are siblings from New Zealand. They have released their EP which is called Broods and it is available on Itunes. Here’s the track listing so you can check out their songs! 

  1. "Never Gonna Change" - 4:15
  2. "Pretty Thing" - 3:17
  3. Bridges" - 3:18 
  4. Sleep Baby Sleep" - 3:00
  5. Taking You There" - 3:09
  6. Coattails" - 3:15

 I can honestly say every song in this EP is absolutely perfection. I can’t wait for their new album Evergreen to come out on August 22nd. 

{ The nights are getting shorter
I don’t know where they go
And I am getting older
And it’s starting to show

And ever since I left my mother
It’s much harder to know
How to make my own life here
How to make my own home

I don’t want to wake up lonely
I don’t want to just be fine
I don’t want to keep on hoping
Forget what I have in mind }

These lyrics come from “Mother & Father”, which is my favorite song from Broods. This song holds a special meaning to me. It talks about learning to be by yourself and living your own life. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I feel as if I’m drowning into oblivion just by thinking about it. 

Let me know what you guys think about them! Much Love xx

Boot Up

By: Rebecca

Whether it is winter or summer, the number one thing a girl should have in her wardrobe is a killer pair of boots! Now I have been through a few pairs of boots in my teenage years. I decided to write this post because there are a few things I would like to make clear about boot shopping.
First of all, comfort is key. If the boot is not comfortable, do not buy it. Second, quality is better than quantity. Make sure the boots you are buying will not break after the second wear. Furthermore, make sure you love your boots! If you decide to follow the rest of this advice you will want to make sure your boots are stylish, versatile and can go with everything in your closet!
I admit, wearing boots in the summer time can be the biggest pain. Super warm, and not to mention impractical for beach visits. But picture this, cute chunky cutout boot, your favourite slip dress and a super stylish hat or sunnies. Something about that just works for me. As a person who loves the outdoors, sandals really do not cut it in the summer for me.
Obviously your great pair of boots is what you’ll rely on in the winter. This is where I really stress the versatility element I mentioned before. Personally, I would always recommend black as they do go with everything. Once you have nailed your perfect black pair, then branch out into the browns, neutrals and even whites!
Knowing your size is also important. A lot of my favourite brands are not sold in my area. If you get your feet measured properly, this can save the hassle with returning the item later.
Now that I have set out a few helpful hints, and hopefully persuaded you to go boot shopping, I will link my favourites below! Let me know what you think!
1. - The ultimate chunky boot, with a beautiful little cutout and sweet detailing just to make sure she isn’t too plain.
 2. -Absolutely gorgeous detail and classic styled boot. Will make any outfit chic.
 3. - Perfect cross between girly and tough. The buckles really make these babies stand out for me.
4. -Enough slashes to let your feet breathe, but still enough boot to call these booties.

Boot Up
By: Rebecca

Whether it is winter or summer, the number one thing a girl should have in her wardrobe is a killer pair of boots! Now I have been through a few pairs of boots in my teenage years. I decided to write this post because there are a few things I would like to make clear about boot shopping.

First of all, comfort is key. If the boot is not comfortable, do not buy it. Second, quality is better than quantity. Make sure the boots you are buying will not break after the second wear. Furthermore, make sure you love your boots! If you decide to follow the rest of this advice you will want to make sure your boots are stylish, versatile and can go with everything in your closet!

I admit, wearing boots in the summer time can be the biggest pain. Super warm, and not to mention impractical for beach visits. But picture this, cute chunky cutout boot, your favourite slip dress and a super stylish hat or sunnies. Something about that just works for me. As a person who loves the outdoors, sandals really do not cut it in the summer for me.

Obviously your great pair of boots is what you’ll rely on in the winter. This is where I really stress the versatility element I mentioned before. Personally, I would always recommend black as they do go with everything. Once you have nailed your perfect black pair, then branch out into the browns, neutrals and even whites!

Knowing your size is also important. A lot of my favourite brands are not sold in my area. If you get your feet measured properly, this can save the hassle with returning the item later.

Now that I have set out a few helpful hints, and hopefully persuaded you to go boot shopping, I will link my favourites below! Let me know what you think!

1. - The ultimate chunky boot, with a beautiful little cutout and sweet detailing just to make sure she isn’t too plain.

 2. -Absolutely gorgeous detail and classic styled boot. Will make any outfit chic.

 3. - Perfect cross between girly and tough. The buckles really make these babies stand out for me.

4. -Enough slashes to let your feet breathe, but still enough boot to call these booties.

RANT + School Assigned Books 
By: Grecia
{ If you’re like me you dread that time when your English teacher assigns you a new book to read. For most of the books we have had to read, I have breezed through for as long as I can remember.
 It’s not that I don’t like to read. I’m actually very fond of books.I would probably end up reading the books the teacher assigned by myself sometime in my life. 
 The thing is, I dislike that teachers give you a certain period of time to read, and then we have to examine and interpret every single sentence that is written in the book because it is “meaningful” which i think defeats the whole purpose of the enjoyment and blissfulness of reading a book !!
Then comes the time when you have to discuss the books in class. Some students are so simpleminded. They can say such ignorant comments that it simply ruins the books for me.
For example one time in class we were discussing “The Catcher In The Rye” (one of the few books I have read) and the teacher asked how many people liked it, and only me and one other girl raised our hands. The teacher asked why so many disliked the book and this girl started saying how the book was so weird and depressing and why couldn’t we read “Twilight” instead.  }
& that is the end of my rant, I just wanted to express my opinion with you all. Let me know what you guys think of your school assigned books, always love hearing what you guys have to say!  
Anyways let’s get to the good part. Over my period of time in high school there has been three books that I have bothered to read. These three below are some of my favorite books that I recommend everyone. Much Love!
The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger - “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee - “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” 
Night By Elie Wiesel - “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed….Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.” 

RANT + School Assigned Books 

By: Grecia

{ If you’re like me you dread that time when your English teacher assigns you a new book to read. For most of the books we have had to read, I have breezed through for as long as I can remember.

 It’s not that I don’t like to read. I’m actually very fond of books.I would probably end up reading the books the teacher assigned by myself sometime in my life. 

 The thing is, I dislike that teachers give you a certain period of time to read, and then we have to examine and interpret every single sentence that is written in the book because it is “meaningful” which i think defeats the whole purpose of the enjoyment and blissfulness of reading a book !!

Then comes the time when you have to discuss the books in class. Some students are so simpleminded. They can say such ignorant comments that it simply ruins the books for me.

For example one time in class we were discussing “The Catcher In The Rye” (one of the few books I have read) and the teacher asked how many people liked it, and only me and one other girl raised our hands. The teacher asked why so many disliked the book and this girl started saying how the book was so weird and depressing and why couldn’t we read “Twilight” instead.  }

& that is the end of my rant, I just wanted to express my opinion with you all. Let me know what you guys think of your school assigned books, always love hearing what you guys have to say!  

Anyways let’s get to the good part. Over my period of time in high school there has been three books that I have bothered to read. These three below are some of my favorite books that I recommend everyone. Much Love!

  1. The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger - “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee - “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” 
  3. Night By Elie Wiesel “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed….Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.” 

Coffee Shop 
By: Grecia
"You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things." — Jamie Tworkowski  
~ Spark up this playlist when you’re on your way to your favorite coffee shop. Order your absolute favorite coffee and have a mellow morning reading, thinking, looking at people past by in your blissful small world ~
Listen on 8tracks here! 
Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro & Track Mashup) // Alex Turner
Eddy’s Song // Sticky Fingers
Blood // The Middle East
True Affection // The Blow
She Moves In Her Own Way // The Kooks
Believe In Love // The Wooden Birds
Such Great Heights // Iron & Wine
You’re A Wolf // Sea Wolf
The Girl // City and Colour
Half Awake // Widowspeak
Flightless Bird American Mouth // Iron & Wine
New Slang // The Shins
Glass In The Park // Alex Turner
Nothing Like You & I // The Perishers
Broken // Jake Bugg
At The Top Of This Hill // Message To Bears
Breakers // Local Natives
To Be With You // The Honey Trees
Pretty Face // Soley
Crosses // Jose Gonzalez
Sunrise Sunset // We Are The Trees
What We Had // The Drums
You Already Know // Bombay Bicycle Club
Through Your Eyes // The Honey Trees
All I Want // Kodaline
Budapest // George Ezra
Iron Doors // The Lighthouse and The Whaler

Coffee Shop 

By: Grecia

"You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things." — Jamie Tworkowski  

~ Spark up this playlist when you’re on your way to your favorite coffee shop. Order your absolute favorite coffee and have a mellow morning reading, thinking, looking at people past by in your blissful small world ~

Listen on 8tracks here

  1. Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro & Track Mashup) // Alex Turner
  2. Eddy’s Song // Sticky Fingers
  3. Blood // The Middle East
  4. True Affection // The Blow
  5. She Moves In Her Own Way // The Kooks
  6. Believe In Love // The Wooden Birds
  7. Such Great Heights // Iron & Wine
  8. You’re A Wolf // Sea Wolf
  9. The Girl // City and Colour
  10. Half Awake // Widowspeak
  11. Flightless Bird American Mouth // Iron & Wine
  12. New Slang // The Shins
  13. Glass In The Park // Alex Turner
  14. Nothing Like You & I // The Perishers
  15. Broken // Jake Bugg
  16. At The Top Of This Hill // Message To Bears
  17. Breakers // Local Natives
  18. To Be With You // The Honey Trees
  19. Pretty Face // Soley
  20. Crosses // Jose Gonzalez
  21. Sunrise Sunset // We Are The Trees
  22. What We Had // The Drums
  23. You Already Know // Bombay Bicycle Club
  24. Through Your Eyes // The Honey Trees
  25. All I Want // Kodaline
  26. Budapest // George Ezra
  27. Iron Doors // The Lighthouse and The Whaler

 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
By: Grecia
Many people skip breakfast because they believe they will eat less throughout the day, and lose weight. That is absolutely one of the worst things someone can do. Here are some delicious breakfasts you can make at home and trust me they are super healthy. Enjoy! 
Home Made Smoothies - I make these every morning so I don’t really have names for them, I basically put heaps of healthy delicious foods I find in my pantry and fridge.
1st recipe
Ingredients:
2 tbsp of chai seeds 
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of triple berry blend
2 tbsp of granola 
2nd recipe
Ingredients: 
1 cup of kale 
1 cup of almond milk 
1 cup of triple berry blend
1 tbsp of cinnamon 
4 tbsp of coconut sweetened fancy shred 
Buckwheat Pancakes - I could literally have these everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They fill you up and they are simply so delicious!  I will also add a homemade syrup recipe that tastes delicious on top of your pancakes!
*Makes 6-8 pancakes!*
{for the batter you will need}
3/4 cup of buckwheat pancake mix 
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 egg
1 tbsp of oil
1/2 cup of blueberries or more, how many ever you like eating on your pancake!
Directions: Preheat griddle to 360°F, and then place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until blended. Let it stand for 5 min. Now you are ready to cook your delicious pancakes! Make sure that when you see bubbles forming at the edges it is time to flip your pancake. 
{for the syrup you will need}
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of strawberries
Directions: Cut the strawberries then put both the sugar and the strawberries in a pot and let it boil for 6 min. Drizzle on your pancakes!
{for an extra sweet taste cut a banana and spread across your pancakes}
Bread Spread - If you are running late, this is the perfect go - to breakfast. Grab two slices of whole wheat bread, cut an avocado in half and spread it on them.
Another delicious thing you can spread on your bread slices is almond butter, which is very similar to peanut butter. Add some pieces of banana on top and the taste is insanely good. Finish it off with a cup of green tea and your morning couldn’t get any better.
Hope you guys liked these recipes! I eat all of these delicious treats throughout the week and I couldn’t enjoy them more.
You can find the photo source here !
Much Love xx

 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

By: Grecia

Many people skip breakfast because they believe they will eat less throughout the day, and lose weight. That is absolutely one of the worst things someone can do. Here are some delicious breakfasts you can make at home and trust me they are super healthy. Enjoy! 

Home Made Smoothies - I make these every morning so I don’t really have names for them, I basically put heaps of healthy delicious foods I find in my pantry and fridge.

1st recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of chai seeds 
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of triple berry blend
  • 2 tbsp of granola 

2nd recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of kale 
  • 1 cup of almond milk 
  • 1 cup of triple berry blend
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon 
  • 4 tbsp of coconut sweetened fancy shred 

Buckwheat Pancakes - I could literally have these everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They fill you up and they are simply so delicious!  I will also add a homemade syrup recipe that tastes delicious on top of your pancakes!

*Makes 6-8 pancakes!*

{for the batter you will need}

  • 3/4 cup of buckwheat pancake mix 
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries or more, how many ever you like eating on your pancake!

Directions: Preheat griddle to 360°F, and then place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until blended. Let it stand for 5 min. Now you are ready to cook your delicious pancakes! Make sure that when you see bubbles forming at the edges it is time to flip your pancake. 

{for the syrup you will need}

  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of strawberries

Directions: Cut the strawberries then put both the sugar and the strawberries in a pot and let it boil for 6 min. Drizzle on your pancakes!

{for an extra sweet taste cut a banana and spread across your pancakes}

Bread Spread - If you are running late, this is the perfect go - to breakfast. Grab two slices of whole wheat bread, cut an avocado in half and spread it on them.

Another delicious thing you can spread on your bread slices is almond butter, which is very similar to peanut butter. Add some pieces of banana on top and the taste is insanely good. Finish it off with a cup of green tea and your morning couldn’t get any better.

Hope you guys liked these recipes! I eat all of these delicious treats throughout the week and I couldn’t enjoy them more.

You can find the photo source here !

Much Love xx

Alaina’s Cardio/Ab Workout
By: Alaina
Doing cardio is the ultimate key to reducing overall body fat, and since it is difficult to get rid of stomach fat, it is important to work out your abs as well. I have found that doing this workout once to twice a day is very effective. However, if you’re serious about getting healthy and fit, remember that it’s all about 80% eating clean & healthy and 20% fitness.
Below are some of my favorite exercises that will give you a good cardio & ab workout. I challenge you to do this once to twice a day, so put on some upbeat music, get motivated, and don’t forget to stretch! Once this workout becomes a breeze for you, try adding on reps, going on longer runs, and trying more exercises to maintain strong, healthy muscles and get toned. Remember to stay hydrated and to push yourself (not to the point of injury, however)—set goals and even try it with friends. You can do it; I believe in you!
50 jumping jacks
50 crunches
1 min high knees
30 bicycle crunches
30 squats
20 jumping squats
20 Russian twists
40 leg lifts
20 burpees
1 minute plank
10 minute run

Alaina’s Cardio/Ab Workout

By: Alaina

Doing cardio is the ultimate key to reducing overall body fat, and since it is difficult to get rid of stomach fat, it is important to work out your abs as well. I have found that doing this workout once to twice a day is very effective. However, if you’re serious about getting healthy and fit, remember that it’s all about 80% eating clean & healthy and 20% fitness.

Below are some of my favorite exercises that will give you a good cardio & ab workout. I challenge you to do this once to twice a day, so put on some upbeat music, get motivated, and don’t forget to stretch! Once this workout becomes a breeze for you, try adding on reps, going on longer runs, and trying more exercises to maintain strong, healthy muscles and get toned. Remember to stay hydrated and to push yourself (not to the point of injury, however)—set goals and even try it with friends. You can do it; I believe in you!

  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 50 crunches
  • 1 min high knees
  • 30 bicycle crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 jumping squats
  • 20 Russian twists
  • 40 leg lifts
  • 20 burpees
  • 1 minute plank
  • 10 minute run

Escape // Mix
By: Grecia
{ This is perfect for a night out with friends, dancing and letting your mind wander. } 
Listen on 8tracks here! 
Don’t Wanna Dance - Mø (Zimmer Remix)
Mother & Father - Broods
Octahate - Ryn Weaver
Another Love - Tom Odell (Zwette Edit)
Shadow Of The Suns - Max Elto (Adventure Club Remix)
XXX88 - Mø ft. Diplo (Joe Hertz Remix)
Bridges - Broods
Faul - Changes ft. Wad Ad
Love Club - Lorde ( L D R U Remix)
So Good To Me - Chris Malinchak
Artifice - SOHN
Sunday - Maxie Manie (KlangTherapeuten Remix)
High You Are - What So Not (Branchez Remix)
Break My Fall - Golden Coast (Rainer & Grimm Remix)
Without You - Dillon Francis (ft. TEED)
The Mother We Share - Chvrches  (Moon Boots Remix)
Insane - Flume ft. Moon Holiday
Dancin - Aaron Smith (KRONO Remix)
Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) - Foster The People (Fat Rat Remix)

Escape // Mix

By: Grecia

{ This is perfect for a night out with friends, dancing and letting your mind wander. } 

Listen on 8tracks here

  1. Don’t Wanna Dance - Mø (Zimmer Remix)
  2. Mother & Father - Broods
  3. Octahate - Ryn Weaver
  4. Another Love - Tom Odell (Zwette Edit)
  5. Shadow Of The Suns - Max Elto (Adventure Club Remix)
  6. XXX88 - Mø ft. Diplo (Joe Hertz Remix)
  7. Bridges - Broods
  8. Faul - Changes ft. Wad Ad
  9. Love Club - Lorde ( L D R U Remix)
  10. So Good To Me - Chris Malinchak
  11. Artifice - SOHN
  12. Sunday - Maxie Manie (KlangTherapeuten Remix)
  13. High You Are - What So Not (Branchez Remix)
  14. Break My Fall - Golden Coast (Rainer & Grimm Remix)
  15. Without You - Dillon Francis (ft. TEED)
  16. The Mother We Share - Chvrches  (Moon Boots Remix)
  17. Insane - Flume ft. Moon Holiday
  18. Dancin - Aaron Smith (KRONO Remix)
  19. Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) - Foster The People (Fat Rat Remix)

Room Decor
By: Bay
I love to change up my room. When you’re ready for a change look here for some ideas. First, if you have the time and money to paint your walls then go ahead I highly suggest it. The change if always nice. Use a color you like but also find calming. Don’t use super bright colors. A white is always pretty because if goes with all your colorful decorations.
Spice up your room with a new bedspread. Use a soft one that will be easy to sleep in and also quick to make in the morning. You could also add in different colors and sizes of unique pillows or throws. I recommend adding in a soft blanket at the bottom of your bed for those chilly nights.
Repaint your drawers or cabinets, or make some cute DIYS such as Christmas lights or paper flowers.
In my opinion it’s also nice to add in real flowers these give your room a splash of natural color.
Lay down a soft ruffled/shag rug, along with a nice pair of slippers
Layout your favorite beauty supplies and pictures of your friends or family.
To make your room pop add decorations with complementary colors to your walls for example my walls are blue so I added bright orange decorations all throughout my room.
It’s nice to have music in your room as well, currently the Crosley record players are very popular I like these because they come in all different colors including floral print.
Finally my favorite thing to do is revamp my book cases and add in all my absolute favorite books along with my journals and planners.
I’m sure your rooms will end up looking lovely. Xoxo

Room Decor

By: Bay

I love to change up my room. When you’re ready for a change look here for some ideas. First, if you have the time and money to paint your walls then go ahead I highly suggest it. The change if always nice. Use a color you like but also find calming. Don’t use super bright colors. A white is always pretty because if goes with all your colorful decorations.

Spice up your room with a new bedspread. Use a soft one that will be easy to sleep in and also quick to make in the morning. You could also add in different colors and sizes of unique pillows or throws. I recommend adding in a soft blanket at the bottom of your bed for those chilly nights.

Repaint your drawers or cabinets, or make some cute DIYS such as Christmas lights or paper flowers.

In my opinion it’s also nice to add in real flowers these give your room a splash of natural color.

Lay down a soft ruffled/shag rug, along with a nice pair of slippers

Layout your favorite beauty supplies and pictures of your friends or family.

To make your room pop add decorations with complementary colors to your walls for example my walls are blue so I added bright orange decorations all throughout my room.

It’s nice to have music in your room as well, currently the Crosley record players are very popular I like these because they come in all different colors including floral print.

Finally my favorite thing to do is revamp my book cases and add in all my absolute favorite books along with my journals and planners.

I’m sure your rooms will end up looking lovely. Xoxo