Saturday, October 22, 2016

My Top 5 Online Resources

I am always talking about all of the different online/app resources that I use for studying and I figured it would be a good time to sit down and actually make a video talking about my tips. If you have any resources that you use for studying that you would like to share, please leave it in the comments section of the video.

My Top 5 Online Resources

1: Quizlet, I have talked about quizlet in a few of my videos, especially when I bring up making notecards to study. It is this handy dandy app where you can create flash cards. You can either create your own or use the search bar and look for a specific topic. I was able to find all of the chapters for my Spanish book that someone else had created. I just had to make sure that it was correct, but it saved me a lot of time. The nice thing about this app is that you have your phone with you 24/7 so you have no excuse to not open the app for 5 minutes when you’re waiting for a friend or something. There are also games on the app that will help quiz you and memorize the words you’re studying. 

2: YouTube, this one might seem like a no brainer but YouTube is actually a great resource for studying. I think so many people think of YouTube as a place for makeup tutorials and vlogs but I have used it so many times to understand a certain topic better. Like I’ve said in a few other videos there are a ton of songs that will help you memorize crazy concepts or even help you with learning a new language. My best advice for YouTube is to be patient and not be afraid to keep going deeper to find the video that will help explain it. I watched some videos that had thousands of views that helped me and watched others that only had 100.. it is all about trial and error and being patient!

3: Purdue Owl, I couldn’t tell you how many times I have gone to this site for help. It has writing tips and tricks galore! I love any site that is super organized like this one here, you have general writing tips, subject specific writing and even job search writing tips! It has pretty much everything, plus a great little guide for MLA and AP style which for some reason I am never able to memorize. one day…need to find a song about it haha

4: Mathway , umm does anyone else dread math? I made a video talking about some of the tips that I have learned over the years but this site has saved me so many times. They also have an app, but it is this great site where you can put in a math problem and it will solve it for you! I do have to say that if you use this for every single problem you will not learn the material…obviously. and you probably won’t do well on the test but it is helpful when you’re stuck, just so you can see the correct answer or check your work. At the top, you’re able to change to different levels of math including chemistry! Check it out, just don’t rely on it for everything :) 

5: Khan Academy, this site has every single subject and it is wonderful, I wish I had found it sooner. Best thing about it, it is a free site! It helps you understand the subject with an instructional video , and then allows you to practice the topic with over 1000 different interactive exercises! They also have some great resources for the SAT and ACT that high schoolers would benefit from.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Harry's Coffee Shop + La Jolla

I totally thought I would have gotten around to this post by now. We have been going to Harry's Coffee Shop for almost a year now and still love it! I somehow had never tried the French Toast before which is pretty much unheard of with me but I am here to tell you that it is AMAZING! It is the closest to my dads on Sunday mornings. I am pretty sure that is all I compare French Toast to. Oh, and let's talk about the cinnamon rolls. We never leave here without having one. I somehow always eat most of it but I really have no complaints because LOOK at it! I have a serious obsession with cinnamon rolls. Fun side story: Back when we were in college, living in the dorms, my boyfriend (friend at the time) and our other friend would come over and we would make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls at midnight and just sit around and eat them :) so goood! Anyways...if you are super hungry like me and need something to hold you over until the real food comes then get the cinnamon roll! 

Alright, so now to talk about the fun stuff...not really but hey, it is pretty important! Allergies and how did this place do? Well, I think you can guess based off of what I have already said that they were great! I really have no complaints. They do have an item on their menu that contain Pecans, so if you have a tree nut allergy you may want to stay away but they were really great about making me feel comfortable the first time I ate here. My favorite part, is that because of my allergy, pastries are usually off limits, but I am able to eat it all here. :) :) :) 

I forgot to mention up there that Harry's Coffee Shop is located in La Jolla, so after breakfast/brunch you can go over to see my pretty ocean! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bud's Louisiana Cafe

Happy Saturday everyone! This week went by way too fast but I am so happy it is the weekend. My drive home each night from work varies anywhere from 40-80 minutes. yea... it can be a little crazy at times. On my drive home on Thursday, I decided to stop at Bud's Louisiana Cafe which is off of the I-15 and Balboa.  I am pretty much in love with their beignets and would eat them all day long if I could. The best part about this restaurant? PEANUT FREE. The owner actually has a peanut allergy, himself which puts my mind at ease knowing someone actually gets it! This is one of the reasons why I have eaten here so many times, it is always nice being able to add another restaurant to the list of safe places for Rachel to eat. They also have a dietary menu that can be found here if you're someone who has other dietary needs. 

I started off with their Seasoned French Fries and their ranch. I am a ranch dressing connoisseur and can I just say, that this was really good ranch...sounds crazy, but it is a bummer when you get french fries and the ranch isn't what you expected. But, omg love love love. I had to stop myself from eating the entire plate so I would have room for the main dish and the BEIGNETS! 

For my main dish, I got the Louisiana Chicken served with rice. The last time, I asked for it with pasta, but, I must say sticking with the original was way better. The sauce that comes with the dish is amazing and the chicken was cooked perfectly. You know it is cooked well when you don't even need a knife. I justwish I could have eaten the entire dish but I knew I wanted dessert, plus I needed lunch for the next day :)  

MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT EATING HERE! These little friends are the best things in the whole entire world.  I have driven all the way from my house to Bud's at 8:30 p.m. just to get Beignets. The only bummer is they don't serve them everyday! Here is the schedule for this lovely heavenly dessert. 

Monday - Friday
breakfast from 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday Lunch until 2:30

Wednesday and Thursday dinners
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noon - 9:00 pm

Even if you just go here for the Beignets, you won't be disappointed. Definitely plan on making a reservation though, because it is a smaller restaurant and the wait can get long on the weekends. 

Just go here, and enjoy. Plus their staff are all pretty, so they are fun to look at ;)
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