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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Mint to Be :: Wedding Shower Theme

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Pinterest has turned us all into event planners. I certainly don’t think it’s taken the place of professionals who do that for a living, but I think it’s made a world of difference for those of us who are DIY party planners. We thought we’d do a little experiment by planning a hypothetical party, with Pinterest as our primary research tool. 1: The Theme If you’re going to throw a hypothetical party,… Read more




Add a Little Sparkle to Your Fall Wardrobe #ineedsparkle

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This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill DistilleriesHeaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 Confession 1: I know a secret about Sparkle This post is part two of the #ineedsparkle series. In case you missed part 1, I did a round-up of fun makeup to give you a little extra shimmer. The #ineedsparkle series is in partnership with Khloé Kardashian and Sparkle. Who, what, where is “Sparkle” might you… Read more




Two Closet Staples Two Ways (sponsored by Target)

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This post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Target. I know there are plenty of people who are cheering for Fall weather. Admittedly, I am not one of those people. BUT I do have a bit of an obsession with scarves and I’m am pretty excited about wearing boots again. That coupled with the fact that I have zero control over the weather (imagine that!), made me decide it was… Read more




Mix & Match Dishes for the Ultimate Personalized Kitchen

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Maybe it’s a generational thing, or maybe it’s just me but I feel like the days of registering for one set of dishes as wedding gifts with place settings for 12 is a thing of the past. Don’t get me wrong, we did register for nice dish-ware as well as china but we also had… Read more




Checking In: September 2014

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First, let’s disclose that I’ve seen many bloggers sharing some variation of these check in posts. I stole these prompts from Kelly of design crush. Also, I wrote this on an airplane, yay for in-air productivity!  Making : an updated media kit for Genpink to work with brands Cooking : kind of a non-cook cooking, trying out chia pudding Drinking : Good Earth matcha tea Reading : Miracles Now by Gabby Bernstein and Fairy-Tale Success:… Read more




Travel Adventures: Exploring New Flavors

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One of the things I love most about traveling is experiencing new restaurants. Although my husband and I are both quite food afficienados we tend to fall into a routine at home, visiting our usual spots over and over. Whether I’m a car ride away or across several state lines, I make it a point to try at least one restaurant that’s not available in my area. Ideally, when I’m… Read more




In August I…

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Another month has passed. This one was a busy one! In August I… Took a road trip with the husband to spend the weekend with some friends in small town Texas. We went out on their boat, spent the evening drinking on their patio. Reminded me of the times we used to stay up late chatting about life back in college Had a girl’s night with Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie… Read more




Year of Surprises

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I can’t believe the summer is almost over! The beginning of a new month, and an end of a season, is a perfect time to reflect on who has made a difference in your life… Read more




Sparkle Go Bag #ineedsparkle

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This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 When was the last time you felt frumpy the same day you got a last minute invitation for a night out on the town? With the right accessories, and an adorable go-bag you could easily transition from drab to fab. Here are just a few of my favorite sparkle fest items. Feel free to… Read more




S is for Silhouette: Little Black Dress Edition #CarefreeChallenge

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The following is a sponsored story on behalf of Carefree® as part of their Carefree® Freshness Challenge. You can expect the usual Genpink insights, with some added prizes! According to Google there are over 140 MILLION results for the search “little black dress”. If there was ever an occasion to use the phrase “ain’t nobody got time for that”, I’d venture to say NO ONE has time to filter through that much information. When I… Read more



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