Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.

Hey Internet pals -

I hope you all have had a really great holiday season thus far, and as 2016 is coming to a close, that means that it's time to reflect and talk about hopes for the new year.  I would just like to say that I don't really believe that a "new" year has the magic t…

Comfy, Cozy Christmas Q&A

Hey y'all - new video!
Merry Christmas!
x Emily

TMI #3


I bet you are just DYING to know more things about me.  Well, without further ado. Here is TMI #3!

Are you named after anyone? Auntie Em from the Wizard of Oz.  Also because my parents liked the name.When was the last time you cried? Yesterday.Do you have kids? No, but one day I hope.I…

Quinoa Chili [VEGAN]

Today was chilly out!  And for a chilly day, nothing is better than a good bowl of CHILI (LOL see what I did there??! I crack myself up sometimes.)  Anyways, I was in the mood for a hot bowl of chili and decided to try and find a recipe, loved it, and knew that I had to share it with my lovely inte…

Vegetable Pasta Fagioli [VEGAN]

You know those cold, winter days where you want nothing but a warm bowl of soup?  Well today was one of those days and I made a soup recipe that I really want to share with you today.  I found this recipe from Cilantro and Citronella on Pinterest (as I do most recipes haha), and it is literally SO …

The Festive Season

Today is December 1st, which means that it is officially the Festive Season.  It also means that I am allowed to put up the Christmas tree, listen to Christmas music, and drink all of the holiday drinks from Starbucks!

A list of things that I am excited for the holiday season: Christmas treesGinger…

A LOOK AT | Pacifica Vital Immersion Deep Hydration Mask

So it is currently raining and it's been a long day, so I decided to give myself a little pamper night.  First things first: face mask.  Tonight I reached for my Pacifica Vital Immersion Deep Hydration Mask.  I have this mask for a while, but realized that I have NEVER talked about it with you …

Emily Makes Lunch: Potato Wedges

x Emily

A Wedding in a Cave


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my cousin Shannon's wedding (Hey girl, if you're reading this).  She and her now-husband had met many, many years ago, but lost contact when he went into the army, until he got honorably discharged for an injury and they reconne…



Yes.  Today is another Sunday Sounds.  I bet you can hardly contain your excitement!  I wanted to take this opportunity to share some new songs with you that I have been loving.

Let's go!

1. 1000 Nights Frenship

2. Lights Down Low MAX (ft. gnash)

3. Say You Won't Let …

The State of Hockey

Growing up in Minnesota, I was surrounded by hockey.  It is, of course, the state  Hockey is literally everywhere!  Now saying that, I had never really been that interested in hockey.  I mean, I went to my high school hockey games for pep band, and I had several friends who played on the hockey tea…

A LOOK AT | Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Moisturizer

Today I am going to be taking a deeper look at the Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Moisturizer.  I bought myself this product a couple of months ago, as a treat and also because even though my skin has been so nice and clear recently (thank god), sometimes you just want a little bit of coverage to …


x Emily

Pumpkins | #BLOGULA


I hope you are having the best Halloween ever.  Currently, I am preparing the candy bowl for the trick or treaters that will be stopping by shortly.  And by preparing, I mean eating all of the candy.  Sorry kiddos.
Since it is Halloween, I have obviously carved pumpkins because th…

Halloween Memories | #BLOGULA

Happy #BLOGULA day 4!!!!  Today I am going to talk about some memories that I have from Halloween. One of my most vivid Halloween memories was when I was in elementary school.  A girl in my class invited most, if not all, of the people in the class (I went a very, very small school) to her annual …

Pumpkin Bars | #BLOGULA

Halloween time means time for all thing pumpkins, and that includes delicious treats.  So today I am going to share with you, a delicious pumpkin bar recipe that I just tried, and I think you will like them too!

I was looking for a good recipe in Pinterest, and found this one from Sugar Apron (clic…

Autumn Colors | #BLOGULA


Welcome to #BLOGULA Day 2!

Today I wanted to make an entire post dedicated to the beautiful autumn colors, specifically the leaves and foliage.  This is one of my most favorite things about Autumn and I love to take snaps of the landscape whenever I get the chance.  He…

All About Fears | #BLOGULA


Today I am discussing...fears.

October = Halloween = scary things.  So I thought it was only appropriate to talk about things I hate.  This should be fun...

1. Heights
For as long as I can remember, I have been terrified of heights.  I think it's the fear of falling t…

Are you ready for...#BLOGULA?!


If you didn't know, I am very, very excited for this time of year, and to celebrate Halloween, I have decided to do #BLOGULA.

Get it??  Blog + Dracula = Blogula. Ha ha ha...Now that I say that out loud it is kind of stupid, but I also kind of love it beca…

The I Spent Too Much Money HAUL

x Emily

Hello, Autumn.

Yesterday, myself and my family decided to head on over to Stillwater to look at the autumn colors.  Stillwater is known for their stunning views over the river.  See here are some shots that I took.

I thought I would also take this as an opportunity to talk about why I love Autumn so. damn. much.�…


Some call it puppy chow, some call it muddie buddies, either way it is delicious AF.  Today I am going to be sharing the recipe for puppy chow to show you how easy it is.  Literally so easy.

INGREDIENTS 9 cups of rice crispy square cereal (most likely Chex Mix)1/2 cup of peanut butter1-cup semi-sweet…

Como Zoo Japanese Garden

The Como Zoo Japanese Garden is one of my favorite things at the zoo.  It is so peaceful and filled with beautiful bonsai trees and other brush as well as little traditional Japanese touches which make it feel really special.  There is also a traditional Japanese tea house, which I believe there a…