Sunday, August 28, 2016

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Here is an easy Vanilla Cupcake Recipe that you can follow to make approximately 12 cupcakes....enjoy!


  • ·         1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ·         1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ·         1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • ·         2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ·         2/3 cup sugar
  • ·         1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • ·         2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ·         1/2 cup milk


      1.Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line one 12-cup standard muffin tin or two 24-cup mini-muffin tins with cupcake liners.

2.      Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
3.      In another medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. While beating, gradually pour in the butter and then the vanilla.
4.      While mixing slowly, add half the dry ingredients. Then add all the milk and follow with the rest of the dry ingredients. Take care not to overmix the batter. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared tin.
5.      Bake the cupcakes for approximately 18 to 20 minutes (10 to 12 minutes for minis). Cool the cupcakes for approximately 5-10 minutes. Decorate as desired.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Study Tips for Finals

Hi guys! It is finally summer and I have finished my final exams a little while ago. It is my first year writing exams let alone final exams, yet I have picked up some very helpful tips for studying and a study schedule that is easy to follow. So I well share these tips with you.You can use these tips for this year's final exams or next year's exams as well, or any exams for that matter.

Study Tips for Finals:

  1. Make word documents for each unit in every subject: You should make a word document for every unit in each subject, once you have completed that unit at school. The word document should include all the information in the unit, formulas, and all the keywords. This is not only a  great way to study and revise but is also a great resource to use to study for your final exams.
  2. Keep hydrated: Keeping hydrated is an essential while studying. Keeping a water bottle with you while studying is great to refresh yourself and keep you attentive, focused, and concentrated.
  3. Don't get distracted: Keeping yourself away from distractions includes- not studying on your bed, not going on your phone and social media sites, not watching TV while studying and not listening to music while studying either. All these scenarios distract your mind and when your brain focuses on multiple different things at the same time, it causes a lack of concentration.
  4. Crash courses and videos: Watching videos gives you a visual representation of what you need to learn and really helps to understand it better. Crash courses are videos on Youtube that explain topics in 5-8 mins, thoroughly.
  5. Go over all your notes before sleeping: After all your studying during the day, on the night before the exam, just quickly go over all your notes. When you sleep your brain tends to think about what you had done just before you had fallen asleep (scientifically proven), so it will help in terms of memorization.
  6. Revise previous tests and exams, homework, resources, past year's exam papers: For studying, other than understanding + memorizing notes you must go over your previous tests and exams and re-do the questions. Revise all your homework and resources that have been given.One of the most of the most helpful thins to revise are the previous year's exam papers.
  7. Take breaks: Taking breaks is important although you shouldn't take too many nor too little. maybe study continuously for 1-2 hours and then take a 5-10 min. break to redeem yourself and maintain consistent attention. make sure that during the breaks you are not getting distracted. Instead have a snack or take a small walk.
  8. Spread out your work: Remember to spread out your studying for finals, preferably start studying one to one and a half month in advance. So you don't try to cramp up all your studying a few days before.
  9. Make a study guide: Making a study guide/calendar helps to spread out your work, efficiently. Starting one month in advance, you can assign each day of the week to a particular subject, to work your way through the syllabus.
  10. Relax: Remember "HARD WORK PAYS OFF!" If you study efficiently, put in all your effort and so your absolute best then I promise you that it will pay off. If you truly know that you tried your best then just be calm and relaxed!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Year, New Resolutions

Happy New Year! It's the first month of the new year, 2016. Have any of you made your new year resolutions, yet? Well, today I will be sharing with you why it's important to make new year's resolutions, the method to finding your resolutions and how to achieve them.

So the main perception on new year resolutions are that you make a list of things you should be improving on and pretty much never look at them again. Although, new year resolutions are very important because it is a great and easy way to make the most of the new year.

Therefore, grab a pen and piece of paper right now, and follow along the steps to make or enhance your new year resolutions. Also you want to make sure that you have at least 10 resolutions and not any more as that is the main reason people don't keep up with their resolutions. Start by thinking of 6 regular goals which you want to aim towards and achieve this year. Whether it's to win a medal in an upcoming event, or getting straight A's (improving your grades), or even just cleaning your room once a month.

Then, the next resolution that you want to add is to keep up with a healthy lifestyle. Don't do this for anyone else, only do it because you want to take care of your body. You don't only need to stay fit by exercising (I do recommend that you go to the gym at least once a weak), you can spend 15 minutes a day jogging, doing some yoga, eating a healthier variety of food, drinking more water and even just getting a good night's sleep.

After that make a resolution on reading. Whether you read all the time or haven't touched a book in months. Reading improves vocab, grammar, writing skills and communication skills.

The next resolution you want to add is to get rid of any bad habit. Whether it be cracking your knuckles, sleeping too late, or always having your eyes attached to a screen. Getting rid of a bad habit is definitely one of the ultimate ways to make the most of this year.

The very last and final resolution that you should add to your list is to create a new hobby that you want to pursue and spend time on. It doesn't need to be too complicated. It could be to create a blog, photography, or a sport that you always wanted to try out.

Once you've gotten your list of ten resolutions. Hang that piece of paper up somewhere you can see it everyday. Take a picture of it and have it as the desktop background on your computer and the lock screen on your phone. Make sure that you assess your progress either weekly or monthly to keep track of how you are doing. Keep faith in yourself and don't procrastinate and I assure you that there will be a check-mark next to each and every single one of your new year resolutions by the end of 2016!