Month: March 2013

31 Mar 2013

Conversations From 20-Somethings


For the past couple of months, I have had several ideas for Yow Yow that I haven’t been able to put into effect immediately. While there are just a couple that are in the queue right now, there is one that I can introduce to you tonight! As a newly 23-year old, I’ve heard for months from countless people that my 20s are going to be absolutely life changing. After all, Thought Catalog tells me that every week that my 20s will be full of career changes, relationship changes, life changes, etc. And the more I read about it, the more I see it to be true. Yes, I entered my 20s just three years ago, but I don’t believe that adult life really begins until you are out of college ie) now!

For the past several months, I have been catching up with friends and having meaningful conversations that have stuck and that is what I want to begin sharing with all of you. If you’re in your 20s, do you have these conversations too? If you’re not, can you relate? Let’s have a conversation about it!

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31 Mar 2013

Past Post:

The annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids happened this past weekend at Cal Anderson and I just wanted to bring attention to two details. Not only did these kids have an egg hunt (which is the best part!) but they also had a jump house AND a DJ?!

These events every year for kids are stepping up their game. I wish I had that a DJ at my Easter Egg Hunt when I was growing up.


31 Mar 2013

Thought Catalog Roundup

30 Mar 2013

Song of the Day

Little Boots – Motorway

Happy Saturday readers! I hope that wherever you are today that the sun is out and that you are enjoying your weekend doing the things you love. Today I am off to a surprise party and stopping by a frame shop. Yesterday, I hung out with my former partner in crime and Quadstock co-chair and I was blown away to see his framed signed posters from Quadstock up on his walls. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it so I knew I had to have them for my place too. I’ll be sure to take a picture for you guys when I get that done!

Enjoy today!

29 Mar 2013

Is It Summer Time Yet?

Celebrating spring in Seattle was absolutely fantastic today and only makes me more excited for the up coming season and the Seattle sun.  This photograph of this towel above though reminds me that I am in need of a vacation soon. Any ideas, readers? I’m not very picky, but my only requirement is somewhere I can grab some vitamin D.


29 Mar 2013

Thank You!


Good morning!

Yesterday evening, Yow Yow! reached 700 subscribers and while I never openly get excited about these things, I actually am inside! Whether it is reaching 1,000,000 views or working with a new company or brand, or even gaining one more subscriber – these milestones mean so much to me. I’ll be honest with all of you – this year has not been a very good start for Yow Yow! for reasons that I don’t even understand, but that’s the norm with blogging. One day you’ll get a ton of views for a post that you didn’t put much time into and it will just be something that can’t be explained. Regardless, I’d like you all to know that Yow Yow is not going anywhere. Having a relationship with this blog for four years is something I can’t fathom, but what  a ride it has been. I still have so many ideas up my sleeve and while timing isn’t always right for them or the feelings might not be in the right place, I am still passionate about these ideas and hope to share them all with you someday.

Thank you so much to all of the people that I have worked within the last year. You’ve only helped me to become a better blogger. Thank you so much to my dear friends and family who read this blog – whether you tell me that you do or not, it means the world to me! And thank you readers for continuing to like my posts, return to this blog, etc. I’ve finally gotten into a groove with posting and can get through my 20 blogs on a daily basis (that used to be impossible while in school!) allowing me to go to sleep at a reasonable time.

It means a lot to me that I have this space to share with all of you the things that I love and the things and people that simply inspire me.

29 Mar 2013

Toy Stories

all photos by | Gabriele Galimberti

I was quite the collector and toy enthusiast when I was a small child. As kids, you don’t really have any perception as to how much these toys cost and I have to say that if I were my parents, I would be a little upset at me right now knowing that I was going through several phases of toys that would just be played out over a month. I’m looking at you Poo-chi – the substitute I had because I couldn’t have a real dog, or the Razor scooter. That toy is simply just a mode of transportation and let me just say that even then I wasn’t active enough for that. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti spent 18 months traveling and capturing photographs of children with their toys from all over the world. The series is incredible and reminds me of my own childhood (and yes photographs!) with my Beanie Babies and Polly Pockets.

To check out the entire series, click here.


28 Mar 2013

Music Festivals: A Comparison in Illustrations

art cred | Joana Avillez

You would think that because of how diverse the lineups are at every music festival that you would get a general mix of people. To an extent, that is true. However, every music festival has its own atmosphere, its own style, and its own personality. Even without knowing that that the above illustration was for Glastonbury, I would naturally assume that because of the Hunter boots and olive jacket. That place is a mud fest every year! In looking at my own experiences, I attend Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot every year and maybe I’ve never paid any attention to it until now, but I can definitely see that the way I dress for one festival differs from the other. Since Bumbershoot is spread out over the Seattle Center, I make sure to wear comfortable shoes. I make sure to bring a cardigan of some sort or dress in summer layers. At Block Party, that’s just not the case at all. Bring on the short shorts, tank tops, and little dresses. It’s the culture, the environment, and the people that tend to affect your surroundings.

Refinery 29 had Joana Avillez create these illustrations for 7 different major music festivals and I’d say that it’s spot on. I’ve never been to any of them, but I’ve caught the Street Style Snap Shots every year.


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