Sunday, November 25, 2012

Empire State of Mind
As I was listening to Pandora, windows down - sun roof open, on the way home from school, "Empire State of Mind" began to seep through my pulsating car speakers. Cheesy, I admit, but this song inspired me to write an ode to one of my all time favorite vacay spots: NYC.

 Ode to NYC
             Blinding bright lights, larger than life dreams, ear piercing taxi horns, 
Broadway musicals, one of a kind fashion, abundant creativity, massive skyscrapers…
all of these things come to mind when I hear the words, “New York City,” 
but New York City is so much more than all of these common clich├ęs.  
New York City is the medium through which dreams are actually reached 
and one of my favorite places to roam.     

Saturday, November 24, 2012

a strong innate desire to rove or travel about


Twinkly lights are the key to my heart

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Add a little POP to your pout

Being the make-up junkie that I am, I have always had a thing for vibrant lips. Although I don't consistently have the guts to sport outrageously intense and bizarre lip colors, I still get my lipstick fix with subdued reds, dusty roses and peachy tones.  Adding color to your lips can be the key to brightening up both your face and your outfit. Bright lip tones can be that extra little 'oompf' needed to compliment a predominantly neutral outfit, without being gaudy and over the top. The lip color of your choice can also help bring out the natural shades of your eyes. But enough with the practical reasons behind applying color to your lips. Let's be real, sometimes we just want to feel like the spunky Marilyn Monroe. So come on girls, let your inner pin up girl out.

and for all you daring souls...

Monday, January 3, 2011

"I don't even take myself seriously, so how could I possibly take Hollywood seriously?"
Brittany Murphy

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Friday, October 8, 2010

What do You Want to do Before You Die?
So recently I have gotten hooked on this little MTV show called "The Buried Life." Okay, let's be honest, I'm kind of obsessed. This show films four adventurous, fun-loving, not to mention extremely adorable young guys who slowly but surely cross off different items on their bucket list. For every item they check off their own list, they help a stranger complete something they want to do before they die. Duncan, Jonnie, Ben, and Dave definitely epitomize the saying "live life to the fullest." In a recent episode, the sweet and romantic Duncan Penn gets up the nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams, Taylor Swift, and she accepts! SO cute. This show has inspired me to create my own bucket list and to live every day like it's the last. Check out "The Buried Life" Mondays on MTV at 10:30/9:30 central!
Check out the list below:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Are You a Gleek?

What started out as a humble television show about a high school glee club has rapidly evolved into one of the biggest crazes of television culture. Thanks to this new hit television show, these young, amateur, yet super talented actors/singers/dancers (including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Matthew Morrison, and more) have entered the crazy world of super stardom. The second season of Glee airs this Tuesday (September 21,2010) at 8/7c on Fox. This season, many big stars such as Britney Spears, Carol Burnett, John Stamos, Charice, and Cheyenne Jackson are scheduled to make guest appearances. Make sure to tune in on Tuesday to see what juicy drama plays out in season 2!

Monday, September 6, 2010


So recently, I have been spending way too much time on this cool little website known as "" This site allows users to create a login account and "heart" images that they find unique, inspiring, intense, scenic or even humorous from other websites. Whenever I visit this site, I can't help but continue to look at page after page after page until I realize about an hour or two later that I have been spending way too much time on this one website. This site features all types of cool images from fashion and celebrites to photography and inspirational quotes. In fact, about 90% of the image posts on Gumbo Ya-Ya come from ""
;) check it out:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Home SWEET Home
These unique and luxurious hideaways make me want to redecorate my room ASAP!