In honor of American Business Women’s Day (September 22), I’m sharing my favorite source to become a pro at blogging.
I originally asked you guys on Instagram stories if you wanted a look at how I plan my IG content using Preview App. The response was 100% YES so I am finally going to give you all my tips and tricks using Preview for FREE to plan my Instagram content and how you can plan yours!
Lately, I’ve been using some really awesome stock photos for my blog. They have been a mix of my own photography and from other bloggers that give stock photos for Free. However, I think my skills have increased enough to write a bit on the topic and share 7 insanely easy tips on how YOU can upgrade your blog photos!
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Over the past two weeks I have been looking around for a new desk. There were two things I was looking for, space and aesthetic. Since my budget is small, my options have been extremely limited. I was able to find a solution to my problem with something I already had available. In this post, I’m going to explain how you can upgrade your desk for less than $10.
Since I became my own boss and started thinking like not only a boss, but also a Queen, I have realized that dreams are just that: dreams. If you never take action on them, they’ll stay in your heart, needing to be released and eventually give you despair and a feeling of guilt, self-loathing, and lots of negativity. Trust me, I’ve been there. Growing up in poverty it’s so easy to get caught up in the “this is just how it’s supposed to be” lifestyle but I know I want more out of life. I want to be successful in all that I do. I want to find happiness in my work. I want to share my information, my talent, my knowledge, and my resources with the world. I want to inspire people and touch their hearts. I want to be a blessing to someone, even if it’s just something small like “your story inspired me to create my own business”. That’s something I crave for. I just want to help the world no matter how small.
My point in all of that is to say that if you don’t take the first step of action on your dreams, you more than likely will never meet them in the real world. What’s the first action? Keep reading to find out.
I have made them many times before but never took pictures of Shai’s Bakery original cheesecake. So today I’m going to not only take pictures of the finished product but show you how I make it as well!
What you will need:
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 cup Sugar
- Vanilla (I never measure my vanilla, I just tap the bottle until it looks like I have enough.)
- 1/3 tbsp butter (margarine can be used though butter gives it much more flavor), melted.
- a crust of your choice, I’m using my own mix.
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
First make the crust. Melt the butter, let it cool slightly (you don’t want to burn yourself!), add it to the crust mix.
If you have whole graham crackers (or whatever you’re using isn’t already “dusty”) then just pop them into a blender and crush them up until they look like this.
At this point, you want to preheat your oven. Set the temperature to 325 Degrees.
Make sure you fully incorporate the butter and crust together, this will make it stick. You do not have to bake the crust before baking the whole pie. I’ve tried baking it on a low temp for 15 minutes before, and when I did finally add the batter, the crust was burnt…I didn’t like it but it is your preference!
Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until blended well, about 2 minutes on med-low speed.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each add. Do not over beat.
Add the batter to the crust ready spring foam pan, in this case, I don’t have one so I’m using a regular 9 inch cake pan, lightly greased and I also used parchment paper under the crust to help it not stick to the bottom of my pan (my pan is a bit beat up, as you can see!).
Put the cake in the oven and let it bake for 55 minutes or until set in the middle. Then workout! Or you know, whatever you want to do, I’m going to workout though! See you in 50 minutes!
That was a good workout! Now for the finished product! Make sure you let your cake cool before removing the side of the cake from the pan and that you let it finish in the fridge (at least 4 hours).
Straight out of the oven
After cooling in the fridge
Rich, creamy, delicious Shai’s Original Cheesecake! If you tried my recipe and directions, take a pic of your creation to share it! I’d love to see what you all did.