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The A-List – New Beginnings

A few years ago on my old blog Randomly Yaya, I used to publish a post called The A-List. It was a weekly post that went live on Friday where I shared great articles I had read during the week, recipes I was drooling over, and all the items I was lusting over and wanted to buy. I really missed sharing those things with you, so I decided to bring back the list. I love the name, so I am keeping “The A-List” and instead of being published weekly, it will be bi-weekly on the blog. I am still going to try some things weekly on my Instagram stories, so make sure you’re following me there. Quote of the Week SELF-CARE I’ve read a lot of great articles this week, most on social distancing and what that will look like…

20 Random Facts About Me

Tomorrow I’m sharing 5 Facts about myself the District Queen’s Instagram page, but I thought it would be fun if I went a little further on the blog and give you an exclusive. I haven’t shared any random facts about myself in a while, so hopefully, you learn something new about me. 1. My all-time favorite movie is Sister Act 2. I’ve probably watched it over 100 times. There was one summer that my cousin visited us and we watched that move over and over and over again. And yes, I will sing ALL the songs. via GIPHY 2. Lobster, lamb, and love are my three favorite L words. 3. My first job was at McDonald’s. I worked the fries (might be why I love fries so much) and then I was promoted to the drive-thru. I loved working the…

5 Things I’ve Been Wearing on Repeat

Like most of the world, I’ve been spending most of my time for the last month indoors. Outside of the two weeks I had to take PTO, I’ve been working Monday – Friday, so I do my best to get dressed every day. I do this mainly to keep some sense of normalcy, but also, I have a daily Teams video call with my department, so I can’t show up in pajamas. In the past month, I have probably put on maybe 5 times and two of those times were to shoot content for the blog. I still do my hair every day, but it’s rare that I will throw on any jewelry (unless I’m shooting). Most days, whatever I’m wearing is something I feel cute or comfortable in. Check out the five things I’ve been wearing on repeat while…

The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Banana bread seems to be very popular in these times. I don’t know if its because everyone is trying to make sure they don’t waste any food or because banana bread is just THAT popular. But when I first arrived at my parent’s house, that was the first thing my dad requested that I make. I had to wait a week or so for the bananas to ripen and then I forgot about them. Thankfully, my mom had stored them for me, so they were ripe and ready for baking when I decided to make chocolate chip banana bread this week. Although I’ve made banana bread before, I haven’t perfected it like a few other things I love to bake; until now. The chocolate chip banana bread I made this week is AMAZING. It was so good and so moist…

Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Difficult Times

Self-care is vitally important, but even more so during the unsettling time that we are dealing with worldwide. Self-care helps not only with stress relief but also for overall mental health. Social distancing, self-quarantining or extra family time might have some feeling like they are losing their mental sanity. And although it also doesn’t take a lot to take proper care of yourself, it can be easily overlooked, but during this time it’s crucial.  Here are some different ways to practice self-care now during difficult times now and every day after. Get More Exercise Self-quarantining is affecting everyone’s daily schedules. But now is not the time to get lazy and stay in bed all day or neglect your physical health. Doing a little bit of exercise every day will make you feel better about yourself and raise your self-confidence, which also helps…