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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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

Non-Toy Gift Idea: Memberships (DFW Round-up)

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If the thought of finding space for yet another toy fills you with dread this holiday season, why not invest in a gift that gives quality time and experiences? There are so many fun, educational, and family-oriented memberships available to families in Texas that you may never need to give grandma the kids Christmas list again – and better yet, family can come along for the ride when you take… Read more

Let’s talk about asian food: Are you team rice or team noodle?

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This post was sponsored by Tai Pei and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My husband and I like food so much that we started a dedicated food blog a few years ago. It helps that he likes cooking and we both love eating. Typically we can agree on a meal fairly easily. When we go out we often want to order the same food. There is,… Read more

Young, Loud, & Fearless | Lil’ Firefly Opens Children’s Boutique in Dallas

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Our little one is coming up on his first birthday! Where does the time go? I can’t even tell y’all the number of times I’ve had friends, and even strangers, say, “I didn’t know there were that many cute boy clothing options!” During the almost two years that we waited on our adoption to come through I had fun shopping online and in stores all over Dallas. I’m a big… Read more

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

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