About Me

hi there, I am Elena!



here are a few random things about me :
  1. I am a newlywed (we married October 2015) and moved to Texas after our wedding (see our wedding photos HERE).
  2. I love to read and probably spend more money on books than clothing.  [read my book reviews on the blog and find me on Goodreads!]
  3. I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and a RN
  4. Favorite type of food: Italian, Tex-Mex, Mediterranean.
  5. I love, love, love traveling + discovering new places [see my traveling here]
  6. tea > coffee
  7. Although I love people, I am a natural introvert and need quiet time to process and recharge.
  8. I like lists. And itineraries. And planning. Oh, and crossing things off my lists.
  9. I am trying to work on being more spontaneous. It's on my list I'm planning. See #10.
  10. I love sending (and receiving) hand-written letters in the mail
  11. My idea of a great night: a floral-scented candle while I am reading beside my husband, and journaling or writing on the blog.  Adventurous life, I know! ;-)
  12. I prefer the rustic outdoors over the city life. Give me a deserted beach, rural countryside, or a log cabin in the woods and I will be a happy gal.
  13. Most importantly: I love + live for Jesus. I am in awe of how He loves me, especially during the times I am so unlovable. His grace sustains me and pushes me forward daily.



20 comments:

  1. Hi, this list made me laugh!
    I saw your comment on hope engaged and loved your enthusiasm!
    So I came to check out your blog :)
    It's lovely,

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    1. Thank you, Esther Ann!! Welcome! Stay as long as you'd like :))

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  2. Hi Elle! Just found your blog through Caravan Sonnet and I LOVE it!! We have so much in common. I look forward to getting to know you better and reading your sweet words! :)

    Kailey | living in the rain
    www.kaileyrogers.com

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    1. Aw, HI Kailey! Thanks for stopping by! I'm exciting to check out your blog too! So glad Caravan Sonnet held this blog link-up!!

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  3. I also spend more money on books than clothes! Love this list.

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    1. Thanks, Emma! haha, it's a problem us introverts have... but I think it's a good problem :)

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  4. ur amaizing Elena!!!!!!

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  5. I definitely think we could be friends. Your clothing staples are MY clothing staples. Books = LOVE. Movies = Great. Favorite stores = Check. Favorite foods = Yum! Although, I haven't tried Lebanese or French, but I would like too!

    The only difference is that I'm more a coffee person. But, I do enjoy both! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Glad you enjoyed it!! I look forward to checking your blog out more in the near future!

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  6. Cute list! I'm book crazy too, and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

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  7. Great list! I'm book crazy too, and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

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  8. Well good morning! I just found your blog and I must say, I love it! I can't wait to continue following your adventures! Have a wonderful day girl! :)

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  9. Love your blog.... so happy to have found it! :)

    Much Love through Him,
    Jayma { your newest follower } || http://JaymasTips.blogspot.com

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  10. I can't believe it's taken me so long to navigate through your blog! Super cute :)

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  11. HI there! Your blog is adorable. Great job :)
    Do you have a way for me to contact you personally? Such as e-mail?
    I want to share something with you & ask a Q! My e-mail is: crownofbeautymagazine@yahoo.com
    & website: www.crownofbeautymagazine.com
    Have a blessed day! <3

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  12. Your Blog is so cute! i love the way your so open with your religion and everything else!
    lots of love

    bethanie
    xoxx

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  13. Hi Elle! What a beautiful blog you have here! :) Anyway, I'm sending you a message to let you know that a certain blogger has copied some parts of your "20 FACTS ABOUT ME" entry. :( Check it out: https://itsyeahmeplacidopenitente.wordpress.com/about/ :( She did it to me, too, and she still has not deleted some parts of my posts despite after apologizing and promising that she will never do it again. (The three whole posts she copied were blocked by WordPress so she did not have much of a choice). Anyway, this is sad and I suggest that you leave her a comment and/or report this to your host site. :)

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  14. I am a book addict. You need to go on www.goodreads.com if you haven't. I also love traveling but haven't been able to much. I have major wanderlust.

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  15. I love your fun list!

    Have you read Secret of the Rose series? I read it this past year and it was so so so so good!

    My husband is a PA but not for pediatrics. He worked at a prison for a couple of years and then we were in Burma this past year. He wants to do ER now so we will see what God has in store.

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    1. I have not heard of the Secret of the Rose series! I will have to look it up! That is awesome that your husband is a PA and that he worked in a prison for a few years in Burma! That must have been a difficult job!

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Elle Alice