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Monday, March 28, 2016

Ins and Outs

I'm in a mid-life crisis right now. I have too many outlets (3 Youtube channels, 2 blogs, 2 shops, 2 instagrams, 3 FB's, 3 Twitters, like hello, I'm over it.) So even though this blog should theoretically go on IHeartYouCoffee it's going on here because I am trying to streamline my life. Maybe I should condense everything into one place. I don't know, I don't even know. Here we go. 

Ins:

1) Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Almonds. OMG you guys. I have become obsessed. I have one girl who works at the Sticker Shop who has quite the sweet tooth, and she would bring a baggie of these to work every now and then and snack on these. She also happens to be the girl who shares a desk in the same room as me (the other girls work in the next room over) so I would watch her eat these daily. Now, I like chocolate covered almonds as much as the next person, but I don't seek them out. They aren't super special. 

OH BUT THEY ARE. 

One day, she left for lunch, and came back with a baggie for her, and a baggie for me. Now, she gets me a baggie every few days when she gets one for herself. I. am. addicted.

I tried to offer them to Alex but he said they "made his cheeks itch." That's fine, more for me. 

2) The baby cat. Don't get me wrong, Pee-cone is like, the love of my life, but Baby Cat has just stolen our hearts. Alex is obsessed with the baby cat. He asked me the other day, "Do you think we can bring the cats and ALSO their cat tree (lol) to the hotel for our wedding? I just don't think it would be the same without them..."

Also baby cat is no longer a baby but rather a tyrannical teenager but his name will unfortunately forever be baby cat. We keep trying to make other names stick but they just won't. The closest we have come is "Baby Bat" which is what we are currently calling him so... there's that.

The Baby Cat and Pee-Cone, watching the rain fall. 

3) The TV show "Girls". My friend Andrea recommended this to me and I started it only to binge a whole season in one sitting. I started up season 2 and Alex walked in, started watching with me, and got hooked. We binged all of season 2 in a week and are now watching season 3. It is honestly the weirdest show ever and I'm not sure I would recommend it to anyone, yet I love it and we watch it like "lol". Also it's NSFW or airplanes, which I learned the hard way (sorry guy in seat 3B). 


Outs:

1) Movies with subtitles. Call me vapid but I don't want to read subtitles. I would rather play Panda Pop on my phone as I casually listen to whatever mindless babble is on the TV, I don't want to have to READ the movie. Alex loves subtitles and gets minority offended when I don't want to watch something because of the subtitles. Like EX-SKEWS-ME.

2) Coffee that sucks. Seriously though, Alex described this mornings hotel coffee like "a vanilla wafer stuck in an old mans shoe" and it was so disgustingly spot on that I laughed and coffee came out my nose. I'm a coffee snob with very low standards (hello, I love my Keurig) and this stuff wouldn't even pass if I was on the moon. 

3) The one eyelash that won't fall off. I have eyelash extensions (I've been getting them on and off for a year) but I haven't had a touch up in 2 weeks and so they are all gone except one who is adamently holding on for dear life. It's the lone solider, carrying on doing his job with dignity and respect. 

And that's about it for now. Over and out, Captain Crunch. 

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    2. I agree with you too, 100%. I do hope Elle, that you don't take this comment negatively, because it is truly coming from a place of love. Inconsistency has been what's been bringing you down lately. I think your followers are just at a point where they've been disheartened by unfulfilled promises, and nowadays, the beauty community has gotten so large that it's easy to go to other people to get the content they want. Do I think you need to churn out a video every week? No. But a video say, every two weeks seems reasonable, giving you a chance to take more time to pre-record stuff and not get exhausted and bored with the process. I do think that you've also put a lot of pressure on yourself by trying to keep everything separate. In a nutshell, you are simply spreading yourself too thin. The perfect example of why this doesn't work are your blogs. They've been left unattended for a year because I think you're not quite sure what to do with them. I suggest you integrate both of your blogs into one central website so you can have one place where everything goes to. You can subcategorize within you website so that people can get to the content they're most interested in. That way you can also appease people who might not be invested into one of your interests without having to set up a different account for every platform. I really think streamlining in your case will be very helpful, because you are obviously overwhelmed. I don't know if you like the show Parks & Recreation, but in the words of Ron Swanson: "Never half-a** two things. Whole-a** one thing." You can do it!

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  2. Love this :) such a fun post idea! I never realised quite how many social media sites you have....maybe narrow down a bit :P I LOVE that you've posted 3 times today, that makes me super happy! Thanks Elle :)
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Just so you know, subtitles are done to cater to people with visual impairments, i.e. it is an act of inclusivity. But i guess you can choose those without subtitles if you want.

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    1. Subtitles are for people with hearing impairments not visual. If someone had a visual impairment they wouldn't be able to read the subtitles.

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    2. I don't think she's talking about closed captioning. I think she's referring to films in another language that you have to read subtitles to know what they're talking about.

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    3. I don't think she's talking about closed captioning. I think she's referring to films in another language that you have to read subtitles to know what they're talking about.

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    4. *what Kristin and Ashley said.*

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  4. Just so you know, subtitles are done to cater to people with visual impairments, i.e. it is an act of inclusivity. But i guess you can choose those without subtitles if you want.

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  5. Baby Cat and Pinecone watching the rain fall together is the cutest thing ever <3 And I HATE coffee that sucks as well. I'm not a coffee drinker myself in the first place but sometimes I just need it (especially when I am staring at my books trying to study and my my brain is going all *timee for bedddd*). The coffee I get at my university cafeteria can be so bad sometimes so these days I just get an espresso shot and get it over with ASAP. It's pretty sad haha xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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  6. Just condense everything to one account: one YouTube channel, one Facebook, one Instagram for Elle Fowler. That way everything you put out is all under one brand. People can always ignore a video if they are not interested. At the end of the day, it's about sharing what you are interested you in the moment whether it's scrapbooking or your favorites or your cats.

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  7. Hi Elle! I've been following you for awhile and didn't even realize how MUCH you have! Definitely condense to one, like Jamie said above. I do a few different things also and while my Instagram doesn't look "streamlined" I truly don't give AF. I make money off of my blog and some other outlets and I keep it all in one place. Maybe every one doesn't like that, but at the end of the day all of my SM is MINE. Like some of the girls have said YOU DO YOU. This is YOURS. Take a deep breath and YOU GOT THIS!

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  8. Girls is the best, it is so weirdly addicting too! My friend told me to watch it and the entire first season I was all, "Nah, this is weird I don't like it" but watched it in one sitting and kept watching it.

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  9. If you want to condense your social medias, you should! I'd love to see everything in one place! I still haven't seen Girls at all, but everyone I know raves about it so I need too! And I totally know what you mean about the coffee! I have suddenly gotten to a point where I'm not happy with weak, watery, subpar brews!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  10. I don't know how you keep everything going Elle! Truly super woman!
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    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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  11. Elle...if you could bottle & sell the energy and zest for life that you have...well...you'd be on the cover of Fortune, with Oprah asking YOU for a loan! How do you do YOU? THAT would be a video/post I'd want to refer to daily...you are amazing, girl! You have so many great ideas that actually get put into motion...your "follow through" is something that should be studied by the experts & put into a book!
    Hey! You should write a "How to be a successful entrepreneur"...(as if you're not juggling too much already)!

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  12. I so agree about Girls! I binged two seasons in a row in a matter of just a couple weeks and the entire time I was just thinking 'wtf am I watching right now?' LOL I am loving the current season though and I'm kind of sad they're calling it quites after this one.

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  13. Sometimes condensing is best....move it down to one blog one YouTube channel and one each on your social media. Because honestly sometimes just keeping up with you is just as difficult for us. Elle fowler is your brand you don't need the millions of subsidies plus it would save you time switching accounts and having to make so many videos to appease each channel. Just my two cents. Do what you gotta do boo!! Love ya!

    Www.glamourgirl220.com

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  14. GIRLS IS THE BEST. And I completely and totally understand when you say you wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anyone either *new thinking face emoji* so addictive, but so so strange. Girl, I think you should have one of each social media platform. Your viewers and readers or whatever want to know what YOU have to say and think about all these categories. Some of us don't even care about the categories! You just probably have that type of personality that wants to organize and sort everything out (uh, hello, your planner addiction) but like, no no no. You are spread too thin between everything. Take all your blogging to this blog. Put all your Youtube on your OG Youtube channel. BOOM, DONE. People can click what they want and not click what they don't, but they're still following you and your life is easier. This is coming from someone who's been watching your Youtube since before you got big, moved to LA, met Alex, a long ass time. Love you girl, but you gotta SIMPLIFY. Like the whole obsession with minimalism/capsule wardrobe and all that? Do that, but with your platforms. :)

    www.afloatonafullsea.com

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  15. my favourite picture from my wedding was me, husband and cat. He stayed upstairs at my parents house for the wedding and we just brought him down for pictures once everyone had gone into dinner. Best decision ever- would not have been the same without him- and then some friends took him home and cat sitter whilst we went on honeymoon!!!

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  16. I totally agree with you on streamlining! I don't think you need to have 2 blogs, all of the content can easily fit nicely on this one. I think 3 Facebook and 3 Twitters is also a little much. Maybe move it down to 2? Either way there has to be a way to simplify!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

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  17. I LAUGHED SO HARD AND OUT LOUD THAT MY HUSBAND ASKED ME WHAT I WAS LAUGHING ABOUT. NEXT SCENE HE IS CRYING LAUGHING: ""a vanilla wafer stuck in an old mans shoe"

    LOVE YOUR POSTS

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  18. This blog post had me cracking up!!! Love reading your blogs Elle! Miss you xox

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