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


I’ve read a lot of great articles this week, most on social distancing and what that will look like going forward in travel and dining and shopping. My favorite article is on How to Combat Zoom Fatigue because if you’re like me, you’ve had more Zoom calls in the last two months that you had at all last year. I just want a day where I don’t have to jump on any calls or take any virtual meetings. Just one day.

These days it’s hard to escape stress because most of us are stuck at home. I love this article that gives 9 Ways to Detox every day.

Anxiety attacks are no fun. Here’s the answer to that question Can Anxiety Kill You?

I feel like when you’re working from home, it’s easier to get into a 2 p.m. slump where your brain starts to wander and your energy feels drained.  Check out 12 Ways to Get Energized During a Mid-Day Break.


As much as I love makeup wipes, I never seem to have one when I need it. I recently bought a Makeup Eraser and now that’s been my go-to product for removing makeup. If you’re looking to free yourself from makeup wipes, here are 9 Alternatives to Single-Use Makeup Wipes.

Miss getting your nails done as I do? Here’s 6 Manicure Sets that make at-home manis a breeze.


I have been on the hunt for air fryer recipes. This Air Fryer S’mores recipe from Taste of Home sounds so good.

I am not a poached egg type of girl, however, this African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce from Serious Eats has me reconsidering.

I love a good summer salad, so this Mediterranean Orzo salad will definitely be made very soon.

Pic from Foodie Crush


I have been LOVING this J. Crew dress for a few weeks now. It’s currently 50% off, but I still don’t know if I am going to take the plunge and buy it. I added it to the cart, so stay tuned. And check out how my blogger buddy Alison wore her’s here.

In the spring and summer, I definitely tend to drink more cold caffeinated drinks or just iced coffee. Starbucks has recently released its color-changing cups for 2020. If you can’t get your hands on those, Walmart also has their version. They aren’t available online right now but check your local Walmart.

I LOVE straws and use them just about every day, sometimes several times a day, so when I saw this 6-Pack of Reusable straws with a keychain carrying case, I knew this would be an instant purchase. I haven’t used the straws yet, but I can’t wait to start carrying around my lil case.

I hope you enjoyed the first A-List. I’ll be posting the A-List bi-weekly for now, so make sure you subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out.




  1. I LOVE J.Crew. I like that dress but I’m not in love with the print. For that price, even after 50% I’d need to love the print. Just know that I still went on the site to see if the stock pictures could change my mind, and although I didn’t buy that dress, I took the plunge on two more! And I was doing so good… LOL
    If you like it, you should buy it because I have learned the hard way that once an item on that site is gone, it might be gone forever!

    • Yaya

      LOL at you buying two other dresses. I want to see what you got. I am not a big J. Crew girl so I literally went on there saw that dress and didn’t look at anything else. I have been wanting this dress for a while now., but I just can’t take the plunge. If I am spending a lot of money, I like to get a lot for my money unless I am buying a bag. I put an alert on it, so if it goes to 55-60% off then I might purchase it. LOL

  2. Ebony Robinson

    I love the J.Crew dress you have listed!! I may order one

    • Yaya

      It’s super cute. And after seeing it on someone else, I love it even more, but the farthest I got was just adding it to my cart