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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Making Happy Holidays All Year Round

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The holidays are a time of celebration, a time for delicious foods, fun projects, and activities with friends and family. Sometimes it can all be a little overwhelming though. Here are some tricks, ideas, and recipes to help you plan your holidays to run more smoothly. Reduce the stress and make the most of your holidays this year! 10 Leftover Turkey Recipes Don’t let the feast end with Thanksgiving dinner.… Read more

Travel Tips: Satisfy Your Travel Bug

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The travel bug….it’s a real thing. Some of us are born with it. For some of us it takes a special occasion or a beautiful location to bring it out. Mine is strong and I find myself wanting to see new places and experience new things all the time! Whether you have found your own bug or if it’s still in hiding – here are a few tips to help… Read more

Ideas for Your Best Party Yet

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I love parties. Bringing people together with food, decorations, and great conversation. Sometimes the inspiration for said party can be hard to find – want to throw an untraditional holiday or birthday coming up? Perhaps you could try to….   Throw a wine party for the girls – on a budget! Not only is this a great way to relax with the ladies, but who doesn’t feel classy with a glass… Read more

Fresh Fall Recipes to Keep You Cozy

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Fall has a certain way of making you want to cozy up, get comfortable and make up a big bowl of something warm and filling for yourself. I enjoy the transition from refreshing summer entrees and fruits galore into pastas, soups and winter squash recipes. Today I’m going to share with you eight of my favorite unique recipes to get you through the summer season!   1. Caramelized Butternut Squash… Read more

7 Tips To Help You Save Your Pennies!

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“A penny saved is a penny earned.” –Benjamin Franklin Pennies add up, and the time you spend cutting costs, finding sales, and couponing can add up to well-earned savings. Use these money saving tips, resources, and ideas to keep your money going where you want it to.   1. Spend your money before you make it! Making a budget for each paycheck will help you put your money where you… Read more

Slow Cooker Recipes: Fix, Forget, Enjoy!

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I have mentioned it before and I will say it again – I love crockpots. The idea of throwing a bunch of ingredients into a mystical machine that will cook you a meal while you go on with your day? Yes please! Here are 5 of my favorite go-to meals for the slow cooker!   1. Green Chili Enchilada Soup Green chili enchiladas are AMAZING. Turning them into a warm,… Read more

How to host a swap party

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For a thrifty event with friends, consider hosting a swap party. I host these parties every season to keep the clutter items from piling up in my house. It’s an economical way to clean out your closet, and it’s way more fun to have a party like this with your friends!   The space Throwing this party is pretty simple and only requires an event space (like a living room or backyard) and excess… Read more

Fall Fashion Favs to Keep You in Style

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Fall is here and it has become my favorite time of year for fashion and accessories! Scarves and boots, flannel and leather jackets…the possibilities are truly endless. Today, I’m going to share with you five of my favorite trends for those perfect autumn-weather days.   1. Flannel and stripes…together! I know sometimes our minds tell us to stay far away from the temptation of combining different patterns of fabric with… Read more

Leather Gifts For Your Third Wedding Anniversary

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This is the 3rd post in our wedding anniversary gift series. See, anniversary gift ideas for 1st / Paper anniversary and 2nd / Cotton anniversary. Leather is the traditional third-year anniversary gift, but it can be challenging to come up with a leather gift that’s fitting for your love. These ideas offer some simply perfect gift options that will enable you to stick with tradition and give a gift that… Read more

More Than Pie and Lattes – Put More Pumpkin in Your Fall

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The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, and fall is fast approaching! And, of course, with fall comes the opportunity to put pumpkin into everything. Whether in savory meals, sweet desserts, or hot drinks, pumpkin puts a delicious twist on almost any recipe. So throw on your favorite scarf and your coziest socks and indulge in the wonders of pumpkin with these unique and delicious recipes.   1. Pumpkin… Read more

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