Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ugly Big Truth-Tellers

Brace yourself because this is about to be a long (but turbulence-free) ride. If you don't like Pretty Little Liars, then I sincerely apologize. 

Let's talk about the finale, shall we?

Clearly this is a show that I am wayy too far invested in as a twenty year-old, but it makes me feel better knowing that my entire Twitter feed was filled with a combination of "sadfnksladfnaskldfn", "OMG I'm DEAD" or "BRB crying" every time the plot took a turn or we found anything out about A last night. 

First things first, if Caleb's dies, I boycott the show. Okay, that's probably the biggest lie I've told since first grade when I told my parents that I went to Spanish Club after school, but really went to Brownies instead. As if I was going to sit and count to ten in a language I didn't understand when there were crafts to be made! Anyways, my guilt got the best of me in the end, and I sat on the stairs that night, waiting for my parents to pass by and ask me what was wrong. I then proceeded to burst into tears and admit what an awful person I was because yo no fui al club de espaƱol. Clearly I'm no pretty little liar. But I digress....

I LOVE Caleb {and honestly Toby and Ezra too. Don't make me pick :(}, I'm all about his bad-boy aura, and Haleb is just too freaking adorable. Side note, I quite enjoyed when he was being lifted into the ambulance on the stretcher. Can I get a woot woot for more shirtless Caleb next season? I thought so. I still think there's lots more to be learned about Caleb, such as why he's such a good hacker and I think there's more to the whole my-mom-has-a-lot-of-money-and-just-decided-to-give-me-all-of-it storyline, so obvi he just can't be dead yet.

Nate is dead though. Thank goodness. I know that makes me sound completely morbid, but he gave me the heebie-jeebies. I knew as soon as he showed up that he was up to no good. He just seemed shady from the start. In the last episode when Jenna told Emily to be careful who she hangs out with, I was 100% sure that she was referring to Nate. 

Along the same lines, Emily never ceases to amaze me with how naive she can be. I feel like she's always getting into trouble. Maybe it has to do with the the whole swimming = a waterlogged brain thing. Um hello, Ryan Lochte anyone? The guy's adorable, but watching him do an interview is just plain painful. Sorry bro. 

The thing about Emily is that she trusts people way, way, wayyyy too easily. And can I just add that if you're running away from a potential killer, why would you trap yourself in the the only thing for miles that is lit, where Nate can easily see you inside and that you have no way out of? Just saying....

But then Caleb shows up and you knew the second that he put his gun down it was going to be bad news bears...and it is. 

And then of course we have Toby. This was seriously devastating. And yes, I actually was devastated by a TV show. Toby's the guy that you're rooting for all along and then he comes along in his black hoodie and just FSU. I still think he's in love with Spencer though. One of the theories that I came across today while I scrolled endlessly through Tumblr on the Pretty Little Liars tag, was that Toby only joined the A-team so that he could watch over Spencer and the girls, which means that when A called Emily and told her to get out, it was Toby. I like this theory because this means that deep down, Toby is still a good guy, which is what we all want, right?

And in other news Ezra is still Ezra and is still freaking adorable and Spencer wore even more clothes that made me wish I owned her entire closet. 

What did you think of last night's episode? What are your current theories? 

xo Ellyse



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Now Playing - Part 1


These are some of my favorites as of late!

Half of these are country songs because everyone should know that summer is the perfect time for country songs, a few are pretty random and some are some old favorites. Definitely an interesting mix :)

Oh, and Taylor Swift's new song? I'm still trying to decide how I feel about it, but it certainly is a great song to jam out to in the car. 

What are some of your favorite songs at the moment? 

xo Ellyse

P.S. Click here to listen along to this playlist on Spotify!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Changing it Up!

I got a new name! Daily Hearts is now known as With Love, Ellyse.

Although the switch was partly because of my ADD and indecisiveness, I just really wasn't feeling Daily Hearts anymore, and I feel like this new name is a lot more personal and individual. 

Unfortunately, if you were following me on Bloglovin' before you'll have to search my name and follow again. 

Looking forward to my new and improved name,
xo Ellyse

Sunday, August 12, 2012

How I Decorate: Dressered to Perfection

Some of my favorite posts to look at on other blogs are those that divulge decorating tips or give me a glimpse into different styles of decor. This ultimately has inspired me to start a little series in which I show you a part of my room or apartment to share how I decorate and give tips on what does and doesn't work for me. 

The first thing I wanted to focus on is my dresser. This is how I set up my dresser in my bedroom at home. To me, dressers are something that can be so girly and feminine and I love making mine unique and personal. I'm constantly looking for ways to change it up. 

A dainty jewelry box, several style books, summery candle and endless perfumes.


LC is always helping me stay stylish :)


I store my perfumes and body sprays in an acrylic organizer from The Container Store for the time being. I'm looking to get a mirrored tray to place everything on, but I just haven't found the perfect one yet. 


I like to have my jewelry out on display so I know what my options are. Otherwise, it will never get worn! This jewelry tree is from PBteen from forever ago, but they still have several similar pieces. 


This shelf hangs directly above my dresser. I love that it has both personal and decorative touches. Some favorites include my Capri Blue Volcano candle and my tissue paper poms. 

xo Ellyse

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