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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Super Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Procrastinator

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This post contains affiliate links. This makes it easier for you to have a direct link to the best deals, and we get a small kick-back. Thanks for supporting the brands that partner with Genpink.  So Father’s Day is right around the corner, and still you’re stumped on the right gift for your man? You don’t have time to make an intricate personal creation, but you want to express just… Read more

Make-Ahead Breakfasts For Every Day of Your Work Week

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You love your beauty sleep, but you also function so much better when you have a solid breakfast. The good news is, make-ahead breakfasts mean you can have both. These aren’t the usual overnight oats or protein bar options, either – we’ve rounded up five of the tastiest make-ahead breakfasts that give you a nutritious and filling start to your day, while saving you some time in the mornings so you… Read more

10 Gifts for the Person Who “Doesn’t Want Anything”

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Don’t you love it when someone responds, “I don’t want anything,” when you’re trying to figure out a gift? Yeah, we don’t either. Of course you’re going to buy them something – and not knowing if they’ll actually use or enjoy what you’ve wrapped up can take the fun out of buying them something to begin with! That’s why we’ve come up with 10 affordable and thoughtful gifts that will have… Read more

Intention Setting 101

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In a society that glorifies busyness, the hustle, and having forty-five hobbies in addition to your full-time job, practices like meditation and intention-setting are becoming more and more popular. As humans, we need rest – and that can be hard to come by when you accidentally watch 6 episodes of New Girl in a row because all sense of time is gone by the time you get home from the office… Read more

The Best Gym Alternatives

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A membership is too expensive. The drive is just too long. You can’t stand being seen in your gym clothes, or working up a sweat surrounded by people. Whatever the reason (and there are plenty of reasons to be had!) the gym just isn’t for you. But with spring around the corner, there’s no excuse to let your health go! Below are some great gym alternatives to stay active and at… Read more

15 Housewarming Gift Ideas

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You just got a call that your friend has moved into her brand new, home-sweet-home, and is having a little get-together to celebrate the event. While most people end up bringing a bottle of wine or something to munch on to a housewarming party, why not get her something she can use long after her guests have left? Not only are the 15 gifts below affordable and beautiful, they’re all… Read more

Birthday Gift Guide For Your Favorite 2-Year-Old

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This post contains affiliate links. Meaning, if you purchase any of these items from Amazon, they will give us a small referral fee. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Genpink. Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Toddlers!  You just got an invite to an adorable two-year-old child’s birthday party – and now you’re wondering what in the world to buy a toddler for their celebration. We’ve created the perfect… Read more

Thomas the Train visits Grapevine, Texas! {+ Ticket Giveaway}

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This post was created in partnership with Day Out with Thomas. Ticket giveaway provided by Museum of the American Railroad.  To say my toddler is obsessed with Thomas the “toot toot train” would be an understatement. When we heard Grapevine Vintage Railroad was having two weekends with train rides we knew we needed to hop onboard! The first train rides with Thomas started this weekend. Although we aren’t booked until next… Read more

Newborn Gift Ideas That Aren’t Clothes: Part 2

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In part 2 of our “Gifts for Newborns that Aren’t Clothes” series, we’ve got ten more gift ideas with at least 4 stars and 100 reviews on Amazon! From feeding to traveling, these ideas are sure to make mom-to-be happy — and they won’t break the bank. Happy shopping! ICYM part 1: newborn gift ideas that aren’t clothes.   Product: BRICA Fold N’ Go Travel Bassinet Why we love it: This… Read more

Sew Lovely Gift-Ideas: DIY Carry Alls

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Totes, purses, carriers, wallets – these are must-have accessories that must be CUTE and UNIQUE! What better way to get the most unique bag than by sewing it yourself?! Here’s your list of fun DIY sewing projects that are Oh, Sew Lovely!   The Cake Clutch Clutches are the versatile carry-all accessory, going from a stand-alone carrier to a pouch for your big purse. Find some cute fabric and make… Read more

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