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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Bonga Foods :: creating brighter futures

Posted on Superfood Yogurt & Berry Parfait | Bongo Foods

The Bonga Foods has an inspiring story that we wanted to share. The company’s mission to to empower women and children throughout the world, support local harvesters and encourage the sustainability of the Baobab tree in Sub-Saharan Africa through the fair and emetic trade of the Baobab fruit. The Baobab Tree, meaning Tree of Life, produces the Baobab super fruit that’s full of antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. There are two… Read more

P.F. Chang’s Spark Something New

Posted on and Tagged pfchangs-dynamiteroll

Thank you P.F. Chang’s for sponsoring today’s discussion and for the tasty date night! We had an awesome opportunity to try out P.F. Chang’s latest menu items this week, so we took the chance to take a break from usual and see what the new offering is like.    They’ve recently rolled out their new menu, and it includes several new items, including new sushi and maki items, and small… Read more

Kendra Scott Partners with Raven + Lily to Give Back


Kendra Scott, Founder and CEO of Kendra Scott Jewelry, has partnered with Raven + Lily to give back to the Austin community that has helped her grow her brand into the global company it is today.  Kendra Scott is an accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its CEO and designer, Kendra Scott.  In partnership with Raven + Lily, Kendra has worked closely with… Read more

Don’t You Like You… {Colbie Caillat’s new song Try}

Posted on and Tagged Colbie Caillat with her new single Try talking about pressures of beauty for women

This gave me chills. I am loving all of the empowerment videos happening right now. And, I’ve always loved Colbie. While working on her forthcoming album GYPSY HEART, Caillat was encouraged by co-writer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to voice her frustrations surrounding the mounting pressure she felt as a woman, particularly in the entertainment industry.  The song “Try”, written over a year ago,  is a  message of self-acceptance to herself and… Read more

Plan a Summer Oasis in Your Own Backyard!

Posted on and Tagged , , Pier 1: Outdoor Decor Summer 2014 | Genpink

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. We are full fledge in Summer mode around here! A few weeks ago we decided to have a “just because” outdoor dinner party with friends. It may or may not have coincided with my husbands birthday, but he will deny… Read more

Daycation + “Beach” Bag Essentials

Posted on and Tagged , , Daycation + “Beach” Bag Essentials

This post is in partnership with Popsugar. Spoiler alert: I have a discount code for ya! So, by now surely you’ve heard the term “staycation”. The idea is simple, you pick a local place and make a budget friendly vacation by either staying one night at a hotel near your home or you may even pick several outings without any overnight accommodations. With this weekend being the official start to… Read more

Blogging Tips & Tools

Posted on and Tagged Blogging Tips & Tricks from Top Bloggers

I’ve been blogging for seven years. Seven years is a long time to do anything. Yet, for some reason I still click on blogging tip articles that show up in my Twitter feed. I’ve even been known to subscribe to a number of blogs that blog about blogging. Ya follow? One of my internet friends who happens to write occasionally about blogging tips decided to start a Pinterest board with… Read more

See the World

Posted on and Tagged Kate Spade NY Glasses + outfit // Genpink

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glasses.com through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Glasses.com, all opinions are my own. I’ve worn glasses for twenty years. Kinda crazy to think that it’s been that long. Heck, it’s crazy to think I’ve done ANYTHING that long. Where does the time go? I can honestly say I didn’t always love having to wear… Read more

Geek Girl: Must-Have Travel Accessories

Posted on and Tagged , , Reebok #Skyscape in hot pink from Kohls | Genpink Travel tips

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Reebok. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am currently en-route to Boston for a work trip. And by “en-route” I mean, I am literally on an airplane as I write this post! My bestie also happens to live in the area, so I get… Read more

Organizing Our Garage with Rubbermaid

Posted on and Tagged , , , Garage Organizing with Rubbermaid #pmedia #FastTrack

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastTrack. See more. This week marks our one year anniversary as homeowners! Before we moved in we walked the entire house, inside and out, making a mega to-do list. The first round of that list had anything and everything we wanted, needed and hoped to… Read more

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