About elysa

Editor and Chief Bloggess of GenPink, Elysa calls herself a "professional geek girl". She's a Texas Girl (Dallas to be exact). Digital Strategist & Community Manager by Profession. Lover of all things pink. Mac & Cheese fanatic. Tweet me: @elysa.

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Paper Gifts For Your First Wedding Anniversary

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Paper gifts are traditionally given on first-year anniversaries. Explore these 5 fun paper gift ideas for a creative way to incorporate this tradition into a fun, modern gift that your partner will love!   Paper Calendar Create a paper calendar, and mark all the days that are significant to you as a couple- from your wedding day to the most simple, special date, and remember together all the special moments… Read more

Gift Guide: Newborn Baby Adoption

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Chicco. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. According to the Love Languages book, gift-giving is one of the ways I show love. Combine that with the fact that me buying anything for babies pretty much results in a “but looooook how cute this is?!” and you… Read more

This Little :: How Name.Kitchen Can Resolve Your Domain Anxiety

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This is part two of a conversation about website and blog names. Thanks to the clever folks at Name.Kitchen for sponsoring this conversation. Starting a new business, or launching a blog, can be an exciting endeavor. For some that decision to open virtual doors is a giant leap towards a new direction in life. For others, a new website can just be one additional branch on a growing tree of… Read more

Geek Girl :: 6 Tips For Giving Your Home Office A Makeover

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A few week ago, I spent some much needed time and energy to organize my home office. We did a bit of re-arranging and it made all the difference. It’s such an odd shaped room that it’s been challenging taking a photo. But don’t worry, I will make that happen. In the mean time I thought I’d share some of my resources that I used in my planning process. Ultimately,… Read more

8 Recipes For The End Of Summer / Labor Day

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We are already reaching the last weeks of the summer, when the sun is shining and the heat is strong. It’s time to enjoy some time in the back yard with a fresh recipe and a cold drink! Here are 8 summer recipe ideas to keep variety in your life and to make your next backyard party a big success! These would be good to try if you’re having people… Read more

The Quiet Revolution – discovering the power of introverts

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If you follow me on Twitter, then chances are you already know that I’m an introvert. I’d venture to say that a lot of bloggers are introverted. Blogging, and social media in general, are easy ways to communicate without having to drain our energy reserve by being around people all the time. I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home for five years now (this week is my WFH anniversary).… Read more

20+ Netflix binge-worthy shows to watch this summer

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With all of the regular programming on hold this summer, many viewers will turn to Netflix for continual entertainment. Many TV shows will come back on air in September or October (see this guide of what shows to expect this fall). So you have a few weeks to keep yourself entertained with other shows, such as the 20 shows listed below!     Netflix Exclusives Orange is the New Black: The story of… Read more

Celebrating What Is | Bragging Rights

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I’ve been selected as one of Lean Cuisine’s Phenomenal Ambassadors! I will be working with their team, and several other bloggers, all summer.If you run a 10K, does it discount the number of 5Ks you’ve completed in the time leading up to that new milestone? If you get a promotion, are you still proud of the work you accomplished in the previous roles? I find that with each rung of… Read more

Tea and Socks | Summer Edition

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This post is in partnership with GoldToe®.  Here’s the scenario, you’ve just plopped down on the couch after a long work day. Your brain has run out of “wannas.” You have every intention of relaxing with the latest show you’ve recording on your DVR (or in my case Hulu). Two minutes in, you hit pause, to run in the kitchen to grab some tea. Unpause. Five minutes pass, you decide… Read more

What’s in a Name | Geek Girl’s Guide to Blog Names and Domains

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We’re talking domain names, naming your blog, and other tips for cooking up a name in partnership with Name.Kitchen. Thanks to the clever folks at Name.Kitchen for sponsoring this conversation. It’s hard to believe that this year marks EIGHT years since the beginning of Genpink. Although this little pink corner of the internet has certainly evolved over the years, there are some naming lessons I’ve learned that apply to all bloggers. Picking… Read more

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