Subscribe Me Cap’n!


Do you have any subscriptions that come into your mailbox? I feel like my list of subscriptions is growing with every YouTube video that makes my brain go ‘SQUIRREL!’. But-err-umm. Speaking of squirrels? Milton (remember him?) gets a subscription box too.

Enter onto the stage Barkbox. You guys. This subscription box is two toys and three treats for dogs. The monthly subscription box always has a theme and consistently has the MOST awesome illustrations. Continue reading “Subscribe Me Cap’n!”

Make a Plan, Write a Journal, Buy a Notebook


You guys. Planning is a thing. It’s such a thing. Erin Condren has been out for a while (like over ten years but no big deal right?), bullet journals are taking over all organizational junkies (I swear I still don’t understand how to adult with this style of journaling), writing down your feelings to check in with yourself, track your workouts, notes, nutrition, or just anything has always been hip! Continue reading “Make a Plan, Write a Journal, Buy a Notebook”

And Sometimes Dog


Greetings from the official pupper of And Sometimes Y!! I would like to formally introduce Milton Bartholomew (his dad gave him a middle name). This forever pup sized ‘pocket pibble’ is my overzealous, vicious kisser (and farter) Pitbull mix rescue.

If you know me in any capacity (no seriously, even if you just spoke to me for two minutes), you would learn that I am a crazy dog lady. I have bags, t-shirts, and friends who say it – so it must be true. So I would be remiss in speaking about things that I love (beauty, lifestyle, fashion) and never mention a tail wag.

I will be working on featuring anything dog on Sundays. I’m still working on the planning and magic of it all, but do get familiar with this mug in the meantime! Should you have crazy dog lady tendencies like myself, you would probably be delighted to find that Milton has an Instagram account.

Do you have pets? Are you loony about them like me?

Accessories at H&M, a Review


When it comes to jewelry, do you feel like your aesthetic is forever the same?

Way back in my teen years, I had an affinity for large rocks (of course they weren’t real!) and kitschy comic-y designs at the same time. I would be doing my best Real Housewives impersonation one day and collect Kenneth Jay Lane strawberry necklaces the next (do you remember these? Am I aging myself? And YES, I made myself broke for no reason with those suckers!). It took a lot of honing my taste things breaking and turning my fingers green (GAH!) before I stopped buying everything. Continue reading “Accessories at H&M, a Review”

A Lip for the Lucky


You guys! It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! I have to admit I’m incredibly guilty of taking to this day for celebrating all things green (and maybe sometimes alcohol related) and should probably do more research and celebration of Irish culture. Maybe it’s not all leprechauns and pots of gold and getting pinched for lack of wearing green – but – let’s all do our research and learn while simultaneously wearing green and having a pint, shall we?

Now, I’m not much of a fan of beer. A green liquid lippie or seaweed cleanser though? All over it.

Green is a fairly rare color to encounter along the makeup counter outside of eyeshadow – and even then, it is most commonly found in emerald, dark gem tones and not grassy hues. Shoot, until recently, it was scarce as a liquid lip to begin with! Continue reading “A Lip for the Lucky”

Red Nose Day!

If you’re anywhere within the vicinity of a Walgreen’s or Duane Reade, you should have seen millions of images of a Red Nose (and maybe bought one – or many) in preparation for today.

Today is Red Nose Day! The foam red nose is a small symbol to allow people to come together and have fun, thus cheerfully raising funds (or funs, if you’re being punny) to save and improve children’s lives.rednoseday
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There is also a special on NBC! “The Red Nose Day Special is a live 2-hour primetime television event that brings together the biggest stars for a night of fun and laughs.”

One of the sponsors for Red Nose is Essie. They had a small four color red collection (did you see it when I posted on IG?) just for the day, and I got my hands on Jelly AppleOne thing led to another and I figured – what’s a red nose without a red lip? Indisputable logic – no? Here are a few of my trusty red  faves and some brand new additions I’m giving a try.


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Hello world!

Hi! It’s-a-me! Yaya!

After a suuuuuper duper long hiatus, I have returned to the blogging world! You may remember me as MyOwnJudge (blogger or .net!).

I realized that after getting most of my affairs in order (we’re not perfect), I missed talking makeup, reviewing products, and that frankly neither my dog nor boo was interested in listening (yes I tried. Pooch was into it at first…).

The switch to Sometimes Yaya? Well… my style, my personality, my ideas, they don’t fit a mold. Sometimes they match the popular stream, sometimes they match absolutely nothing. And that’s just fine! I can be a consonant and a vowel dagnabbit!

I look forward to seeing you guys here more often (or at all… ha!). Keep the conversation going with me across social media (IG/Twitter/Snap/Pinterest @SometimesYaya) while I figure this all out and churn out some content!


p.s. the image above is me messing around with ‘watercolor’ markers/brushes and maybe a logo. Let me know your thoughts!

p.p.s. I am very exclamation point friendly at this point in my life… #sorrynotsorry

p.p.p.s. Last one – promise. I finally figured out how to import the data and posts from MOJ. The posts below this are from five years ago when I could be found bloggin-a-plenty. Disregard any design, spelling, and/or image sizing snafus. Just reminisce on the memories.

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Out Sick

MyOwnJudge - Out SickPhoto Credit: Fullgasttronomictilt (although artist is unclear)

Who me? No I’m fine. This darn laptop refuses to turn on and I have to figure out what it is I did that made it react in such a rotten fashion. Moments like this teach you:

-don’t copy all your images and reviews to your laptop without putting them on a flash drive (or at least leaving some photos on the memory card)
-have a backup PC or something at home
-upload images to online so that you’re independent
-stop saving all your passwords (if you could only see my e-mail inbox for all the “forgotten password” emails!)
-learn to blog off the phone
-bring the laptop some chicken soup.

Hmph! I’ll try to be back soon!

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Wish You Were Here!

A quick note from Mexico to say that I have yet to figure out this internet business. As soon as I get access for longer than fifteen minutes a day, you’ll be the first to know. Until then – hope you are warm and enjoying the new year!

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