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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Approved & Waiting: Gift Ideas for an Adoptive Mom

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If you are lucky enough to know someone who is just beginning, or is somewhere further along in their journey of infant adoption you’re probably wondering about gift giving. While we were officially approved and waiting (16 months) we had some people who were eager to help fill up the nursery and others who wanted to wait to know the baby’s gender. And, while I appreciated the fun gender specific… Read more




Happy Cheesy Love Day Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to show your appreciation for your loved ones in your life. However demonstrating your love in one day is a challenging feat. Here are some fun and original ideas and recipes to help make your Valentine’s Day efforts successful.   1. Sweet Treats When financially limited and under a time crunch, coming up with special Valentine’s Day gifts seems nearly… Read more




Building Baby’s Wardrobe with Carter’s

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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For the almost two years that we were in the adoption process, waiting on our precious babe to arrive, I started collecting baby wardrobe essentials so I’d feel organized for what I was calling “operation baby day!”. Through our adoption agency we were told that it was possible to get a 48 hour warning call… Read more




Product Review: My New Love for Bella B!

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I LOVE getting new things to try. And I LOVE IT when I find that I LOVE those new things. And I LOVE sharing my new loves with YOU! Bella B Natural Body Care sent me a wonderful package of a few of their products, and guess what… I LOVE THEM! Bella B Natural Body Care produces and sells all natural and organic skincare products for moms and babies. They… Read more




T-Shirt Plans – A Comfy Upcycle

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I have a confession to make… I have WAY too many t-shirts. Do you ever feel like you close your t-shirt drawer at night, open it in the morning and they’ve somehow multiplied? Well, don’t throw them out just yet. These overflowing, comfort-ridden articles of clothing are just a bunch of DIY projects waiting to happen!   Cat Tent This t-shirt upcycle doesn’t take much work at all. Your kitty… Read more




Bring out Your Inner Geek Girl

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There’s a little geek in all of us, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Explore these amazing products, projects, and ideas and share with your fellow geeks. I hope it includes something that will spark your own geeky passions.   35 Shows on Netflix You’ve Gotta See You spent all of yesterday finishing your favorite Netflix TV show, so what do you do now? Well you find another one. … Read more




Pretty Illustrations to Inspire your Creativity

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Here are some beautiful paintings and drawings to your brighten up your surroundings and inspire creativity within you. With these illustrations you can make stationary, decorate your home, update your screen savor, or simply use them as inspiration for your own works of art. Hair Illustrations These stunning hair drawings, done by Brittany Schall, are absolutely beautiful and great inspiration for new hairstyles. Take a look at more of her… Read more




Baby Love: Newborn Essentials

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After nearly two years of waiting, our family has expanded by two feet! We adopted our little one at 48 hours old. We have some news… we are beyond excited to announce that some time this month we will be bringing home a baby boy ?! … Here was our FB post (dates updated) Days since we met: 2,499 Days we’ve been married: 1,443 Days since we bought our first… Read more




Delicious and Easy Eatables!

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It’s so easy to fall into a rut of making the same meals over and over. I know I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, but I want them to be easy on my time and my wallet. Here’s a list of some great recipe finds for all skill levels, budgets, and tastes!   1. Family Meals on a Budget Lemon grilled chicken, black bean quesadillas, and even ratatouille… Read more




Upcycle – Your New Stuff With an Old Twist

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Upcycling – the new remodeling with an old twist! How often do you see a piece of furniture on the side of the road or at a garage sale and think, “With some sandpaper and new paint, that would look great in my living room!” Me too! But upcycling doesn’t just stop at furniture. Here are some great ideas to upcycle a lot of your old items.   1. Old… Read more



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