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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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




Let Your Font Do the Talking / FREE font round-up

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Maybe it’s just us, but we have 87* events coming up this Spring (*may be a slight exaggeration). To save ourselves some dollars, we’ve been using Facebook events and making our over cover images. A good font can make these DIY graphics so much more fun. Here’s your hookup to a plethora of beautiful, FREE fonts for all of your creative needs.   A Woodsy Vibe When you need a… Read more




Small Style: Living the Apartment Life

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Whether it’s your first apartment ever or the home you grew up in, it’s always good to know tips and tricks for living the apartment lifestyle. This usually includes how to store everything in smaller spaces, but we also want you live your style too! Here are some ideas for doing both.   Stylish Removable Wallpaper If you live in an apartment, you’re most likely renting, so this removable wallpaper… Read more




Newborn Gift Ideas that Aren’t Clothes: Part 1

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Editor’s note: As of 3am last night, we have a new baby nephew! Newborn clothes are the easiest thing to buy as a baby shower gift – but when mom-to-be has 45 onesies to wash and store, she’ll be so glad your gift was something other than another animal print outfit! This blog post series is to give you ideas for shower gifts other than baby clothes. Every item has four… Read more




Last-Minute Galentine Gift Idea for Her

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Yes, yes, we all know about Valentine’s Day. Here come the intricate boxes of chocolates and lavish bouquets of roses and numerous romantic gestures. But for all you ladies out there, another very special holiday is on its way. That’s right, Galentine’s Day! “What’s Galentine’s Day?” you may ask. Well, in response, one of the most beloved fictional female figures, Leslie Knope, would exasperatedly reply, “Oh it’s only the best… Read more




DFW Staycation Idea: Our Stay at The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West!

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Thanks to The Renaissance Dallas at Plano for hosting us for the purpose of this feature. And thanks to our lovely readers for supporting the businesses that partner with Genpink.         Rory and I took a little staycation a few weeks back at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West, and it was ah-mazing! I felt rejuvenated and relaxed afterwards, and it felt like we’d gone away… Read more




Wishlist Ideas for the Gal Who Has Everything

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This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the brands that partner with Genpink! One of the many things Dallas can claim is beautiful weather. Rarely comes a day when the thermometer reads lower than 50 degrees. But when it does, you can bet we feel every bit of that cold! So even though we don’t use them often, we still need some cold-weather gear for those few-and-far-between cold snaps.… Read more



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