August Coffee & Chit Chat

Another month, another Coffee and Chit Chat! If you are new to this series, I vlog about my month. It gives you a chance to get to know me better, plus hearing my Southern accent is free! While these are my least-viewed videos (tbh), they are my favorite to film since it makes me come out of my shell and show you a side that doesn't always come through on the blog. So sit down, pour the coffee and let's chit chat!

This is my most personal video I think I've ever done.

Normally, I'm very positive and upbeat, but this month I ended up sharing something very personal about myself. I wasn't planning on doing that, but I had this feeling that someone out there needed me to talk about it. I encourage you to watch the first 4 1/2 minutes.

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Highlights from the video:
  • Coffee choice
  • Mug of the month (send me one by starting here)
  • Month in review
  • Fave tv shows/movies of the month
  • Fave posts and videos of the month
  • Products I love and didn't like
  • And a special cameo appearance from the World's Cutest Dog 
  • I also wanted to share some wonderful news with you, since you are my friends :)
    • My blog reached over 6 million all-time views! 
    • I'm one of the vloggers featured on the FabFitFun FB ad!
    • I also had my first radio interview--listen to it here.
    • I've been nominated for Atlanta's Best Beauty Blogger for Tastemaker Magazine! I am freaking out with happiness! 
screenshot from video
So I hope you enjoyed the video and enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. I'll be taking it easy (yeah right) and will be back on Tuesday. Tell me your plans!
Have a great day. 
Be safe, behave, and be well, 
Love, Elle

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  1. Congrats on the page views and the nomination! That is amazing! I love mug of the month-- such a fun idea! I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. You are so cute girl! And you already know how I feel about Charlie, love when he makes a cameo appearance! I'm glad August is almost over for you so you can go back to realizing how gorgeous and successful you are!

    <3, Pamela

  3. ElleSee, Don't be so hard on yourself. You are truly an amazing person. If you every need to talk. Please e-mail me. I'm also here for you. Congrats on all your achievement this month. I know the feeling about going back home and it not feeling the same. Also some else told me about that Sci-Fi show. So I will forsure have to watch it next.

    Also I love watching these monthly chit chit videos.

  4. girl - congratulations on your nomination and I so hope you win!! We all feel this way sometimes, about someone not being happy for us because of something we did when in reality it's not about us at all!! Keep doing what you're doing!!

  5. Adorable video, congrats on all those views! Have a great weekend,
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  6. My comment didn't go through, but I just wanted to say that I love it when you share your sweet personality with us. Congrats on your nomination and keep being you!!!

  7. I'm commenting without watching the video (yet), but I wanted to say congrats on all the goodness this month. You deserve it!!

  8. How cute is Charlie?! Congrats on the nomination!! How exciting!!! Have a fabulous weekend!

    <3 Shannon

  9. dont be so hard on yourself! congrats on your nomination!! you totally deserve to win! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  10. I love this style of video. I hope things get better for you in August -- you are fabulous at what you do, keep up the great work!

  11. I could listen to your cute accent for hours. Perhaps that's because I like you as a person. Your charm is manifest. Nice video, spanning the full range of serious to shallow. I love "Louie" too. Unusually honest comedy. Good to hear your review of "Boyhood;" I plan to see it soon.

    I'm gonna start putting dogs in sombreros on my blog.

  12. Um, you are so adorable and I love your good Southern accent :) Thank you for sharing your past experience with depression. It's something that has affected my family personally and keeping the conversation going is so important for awareness. Have a wonderful long weekend, pretty!

  13. First of all, your hair looks gorgeous and so shiny in this video! Secondly, I love the other Garnier eye product you talked about (but didn't show). They last forever! I love your honesty about everything, too!

  14. Congratulations on your nomination. Way too exciting and we're so glad you took the time to make this video. So sweet and we absolutely all feel this way. So glad you were able to pull the good out even through a cruddy month. So much love!!

    xx 365hangers

  15. I enjoyed watching your video this morning -- I was sipping my morning coffee right along with you! A BIG congratulations on your blog nomination! That's SO exciting!!! And that you for being so personable and open with your viewers -- I enjoy watching your videos a lot!

  16. As the others have said above, thank you for this honest vid, Elle:) Your chit chats are actually my fave, and I'm surprised they don't get as many views as your others! Anyhoo, congrats on the nomination. Well-deserved:) And I must really watch Orphan Black. I think it's filmed here in Toronto.

  17. I look forward to your Coffee and Chit Chat; you are so inspiring!

  18. Wow, this is amazing news for you and I'm so happy for you. Great video as well. xx/Madison

  19. Atlanta's favorite beauty blogger? Umm, congratulations!! That definitely deserves praise! How exciting!

  20. Such a great post! :) ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

    Do you want to follow each other on instagram? I'm @chicstreetchoc! Thank uuu

  21. Yay, congrats all around. How awesome!

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  22. I completely understand as I over analyze things all the time and then get depressed but trying to get rid off that:) Congrats on the nomination, that is a great achievement! You're a great blogger and such a lovely person, don't question your choices as there is reason behind everything and we're all grateful to have you sharing great tips and reviews:)

  23. Stop it right now with how cute your accent is! I could listen to you talk all day. I actually just got back from a conference in Delaware where I met with the heads of your local DMV office and {fingers crossed!} may get out to Atlanta to meet with them. Pretty excited.
    Now...as for the first few minutes of your video. I feel you girl. I think we all go through this --- I find I question what the point of life is {and I have 3 children!} at odd times during the year for no apparent reason. And then, quick as it came, it goes. That said, I suffer from ridiculous anxiety and am not afraid to admit it. Have written about it and am getting help for it. It is so hard. Big hugs to you. #longestcommentever

  24. Congratulations hun, that is a huge milestone and you deserve your success for all your hard work. I will watch the video soon, promise. Right now little tyke is just bouncing all around and has been since 4.30am!

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  25. Congrats sweetie. Its a great achievement. You truly deserve it girl.Love ya :-)
    Wish you more success in the future. I really hope to win this giveaway. :-)

  26. My email is: naturelbellefemme@gmail.com

  27. Congratulations on all of the views girlie!!

  28. That's a lot of views! Congrats on a well deserved nomination!
    Another great video, I love these!

  29. That's so awesome! Congrats Elle! Charlie is so adorable!
    Keep in touch

  30. Thanks for sharing your story. I know it will help someone!

    Love LOUIE! Need to watch Orphan Black. Hear so many great things about it. Just so behind on shows right now :p

  31. Great video, your accent is so cute. I love a southern accent.

  32. Congratulations on the nomination...that is insanely amazing! Thank you for opening up and sharing your story with us. I tend to overthink things as well and that can lead to feeling down about myself. PS really hope I get to see you when I'm in Atlanta and hear that cute accent in person :)


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  34. Congratulations on such remarkable blog achievements! You have done big things!
    Thanks for the give-away opportunity, I hope I will win! I am now your new Facebook fan:)


  35. Congrats on the achievements! You should be proud of yourself and your blog!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  36. What a fab month it's been for you! Congrats on your inspiring blog success! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  37. congrats on your wonderful month! time flies!
    see you soon here or there!


  38. Elle, congrats on all your accomplishments. It is amazing! This month was pretty awful for me too. I"m going through a huge transition/break-up and it has rattled me a little. Thanks for making the video, and reminding us that our downs are really just temporary.

  39. Congrats on your nom!!! I seriously love your chit chat vids!

  40. You did so well!!! The interview sounds absolutely mind-blowing - how fantastic! And congratulations on being nominated, I really hope you win. As for those down moments - I think we all have those in a while, just don't let them rule your life. x

  41. Congratulations on the views babe, you are such a wonderful girl <3



  42. Congratualtions on all of your success! I know exactly what you're talking about in terms of getting down and staying that way for a little bit. It happens to me too. This year for me, it happened in July for a couple of weeks. So glad that it eventually got better for us both! Thanks for having the courage to talk about it.

  43. Thank you for sharing such a personal struggle! I have suffered from depression since 2007 and even though I have medication now that helps, I still go through periods of time when I hate myself and feel like such a loser. I've felt especially down lately because my hair is falling out (postpartum joys) and I still haven't lost all the baby weight, so none of my clothes fit right. I'm glad you got through it and that you recognize that August is always a hard month. And being named a top beauty blogger in Atlanta is a HUGE deal! Good for you!


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