NEW YEAR, NEW ME | #EmilyGetsFit

Hey everyone!  What's the year, new me?


It's almost Christmas!


Hey guys!

It is the heart of fall and winter is quickly approaching!  And it's also the season of comfy, cozy, fuzzy feels, which is some of my favorite things :)  So, I found some questions that go together nicely with this time of year.


Hey guys!

This weekend went by in the blink of an eye! Like seriously...where did it go?! 


Hey guys!

Sorry I've been  bit quiet on the interwebs.  It's kind of been one of the days/weeks where I just needed to unplug for a little bit.


Last weekend, we drove up to Duluth to spend the day with my sister.  And I thought I would show you some pictures I took :)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo

**Disclaimer!  I received a free sample of this product in exchange for giving you, the reader, a chance to get a free sample too.  All opinions, as usual, are completely my own.  Thanks!**

I was having one of those ways, well... weeks, where I didn't feel like washing my hair, which in turn leads to very itchy scalp.  I know...I know...not something you probably wanted to know, but I hope you read on...


It's been officially Fall now for a couple of weeks, but today I think is one of the days where I actually FEEL like it's Fall time.  And of course there are so many Fall activities/things I love about this time of year (I'm going to do a blog post on that soon!), but I actually went to my first pumpkin patch in about 10 years today!  And it was just as magical as I thought it was going to be!


I was in one of those moods to make a pizza.  Sometimes making food yourself tastes so much better than ordering out.  And I found a recipe that I will definitely be using again and again.  And I'd like to share it with you!


Hey y'all, happy Fall!

Yes.  Yesterday was officially the first day of autumn.  And despite it being unseasonably hot out (a nice 93 degrees), we decided to go for a walk at the local nature park reserve by my house and take in the beginning of the fall colors.  And I, of course, had to bring my camera, so I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures that I took :)

THE DAY | 09.16.17

Today was a glorious Saturday.

A Day in Stillwater

It was a beautiful day and I had my new camera, so I decided what better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than go to picturesque downtown Stillwater and take some photos.

A Long Weekend

Hey y'all!

Happy weekend!  (Finally).  I don't know about you but this week has just dragged on for ever and ever, and I felt like I could never catch up on all the things I have to do for work.  But when Friday finally rolled around, I quickly left the office and was ready for the weekend.…

First Impressions | Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse

Hey y'all!  

As I was perusing the beauty aisles of Target the other day (as you do), I came across the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse.  So I decided to purchase it, and give a little review on my first impressions of this product in case you were interested in this product.

A Week Away

Hey everyone!

Whew...this week has been absolutely crazy.  If you didn't know, I have been in Cleveland, Ohio this past week for some software training for work.  I left bright and early on a Sunday morning.  The airport was a lot busier then I thought it was going to be, but luckily it only to…



What a busy week.  I have been running around crazy trying to get things done at work, and my aunt is coming in from Georgia next week and we are having a big party for her, so also trying to get the house cleaned and organized for that.  Anyways, I have found some music that I have b…


Hey y'all!

It was the fourth of July the other day, and what better way to spend a day then at the beach!


Hey y'all.

After what seems like ages of rainy, dreary weather, the sun has finally come out!  And I'm LIVING for it.


Hey y'all.

Major life update for you....  I GOT A NEW JOB!


Hey y'all!  Here is some music that I have been enjoying recently......

Quotes I Live By

Hey y'all!

Here are some of my favorite quotes that I like to live my life by.

1. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Suess

2. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Sick in Bed

Hello friends.

I am sick in bed today.

Rainy, Lazy Sunday

Hey y'all,

Sorry I've been a bit MIA over the last week-ish.

Out and About | William O'Brien State Park

After a long winter, it's finally beginning to feel like spring!  So we decided to go outside and spend the day outside.  And this is what we did.

I'm not passionate about anything.

I'm just gonna go ahead and say it: I'm not passionate about anything.  Ok ok here me out.


Hey y'all - it's Sunday and you know what that means...SUNDAY SOUNDS time.  WOOO.  The part of the week where I discuss some songs that I have found/enjoyed listening to since the last edition of Sunday Sounds.

Tiny Happy Moments.

With everything going on in the world, I needed a reminder of things that make me happy.  Small bits of gratitude that should be remembered from time to time.

Wisconsin Dells | Spring Break

We were itching to do something over Spring Break and decided to go somewhere we haven't gone in years...Wisconsin Dells!

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

I recently reviewed the Garnier micellar cleansing water, but then I remembered that I haven't reviewed my trusty Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.  SO voila, here I am.

10 Reasons To Love Spring

Although it's not technically Spring yet, the weather we have been having recently has been making me crave springtime.  So today I thought I would share some of the reasons why I love Spring.


Another Sunday, another day to share some of my recent music favorites with you all.

Thoughts from a tired mind

You know when your mind is running a mile a minute with thoughts and sometimes it's easier to just write down all of your thoughts to you don't have it all contained up in the brain.  It's a nice to get those things off your mind...


And so, I made my 23rd time around the sun.  I feel old.

Well I Did It...

Well I did it....

I signed up for a gym membership.  This may not seem monumental to any of you, but it is to me.  I had been meaning to sign up for a gym for literally, and I'm not exaggerating, THREE YEARS.  But I had never got around to it.  So today is my birthday, and my gift to myself is the gift of health (wow that sounded better in my head lol).  So I went to the gym and signed up.  I am really excited to try all of the group fitness classes, particularly the cycling classes.  I have always wanted to try cycling and weights, so I am excited to give it a try!

A LOOK AT | Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

I have been seeing the "micellar cleansing water" trend everywhere, but did not try it until a couple of weeks ago (that gave me a decent amount of time to test out this product).  The product I am talking about today is the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water.

Ice Sculptures | Out and About

Today was the perfect winter day: sunny and not too cold to enjoy the indoors.  After a long drive home from visiting my boyfriend, my mom, dad, and I decided to go to the Ice Sculptures at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.  It was really cool to see all of the sculptures and I couldn't actually…

This Week's To-Dos

I thought instead of writing a physical to-do list this week, I would write them down in the blog post so that I am made accountable to get all the things done.  Keep me accountable, guys haha!

Contact the gym to set-up free trial.Actually, go to said gym at least 3 times this week.Look on Pinterest…

Monster M & M Cookies

Hey y'all -

My mom wanted me to make some monster cookies and so I went on the hunt to find a deliciously, easy recipe.  If you're unfamiliar, monster cookies are essentially oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&M candies.  YUM.  I ended up finding this recipe from Chef Saavy, an…

A LOOK AT | The Body Shop Argan Oil Collection

As you may or may not know, I have a serious love of products that have oil in them.  Not only are they super hydrating but I think they make a serious difference in the overall texture and health of my hair/body.  For Christmas, I was (kindly) gifted the new The Body Shop Argan Oil Collection and …

Mall of America Adventure

We had the day off of work for New Year's  and decided to go to the Mall of America for a fun family day.  As a lot of people had it off, it got very busy in the afternoon.

 All of the pretty Christmas lights were still up this day!
There was a really cool thing at the Microsoft store where you…


Today is Sunday, and I want to share some new music that I have been JAMMING to.  I hope you like them.  Once again, MrSuicidesheep is KILLING it with the jams.

1. Echos - Leave Your Lover

2. Crywolf - Windswept

3. HONORS - Over

4. Melvv - Not Me (ft. Two Feet)

5. SMNM - Everything 

6. Teflon Sega …

Tired Thoughts

You know when you just have so much on your mind that you can't fall asleep, but at the same time you are so tired and could fall asleep at anytime?  This is me right now.  So I thought I would write some thoughts down for you today.  Kind of like a stream of consciousness.

How has your day be…

Buying My First Car (Tips + Advice)

So I recently just did my first adult purchase...I bought a car!  With my own money!  All by myself!  As you can tell I am quite pleased with myself.  Buying a car is obviously a very important and (expensive) purchase, so today I thought I would give some tips and advice on buying your first car!


Can you actually believe it's been THREE years since I started Emskeeso?!?!  It seems like just yesterday I was writing about the first year of this blog.  I am very proud of how far this little blog has come this past year, and I am excited to see where it will go in the future.  I have enjoy…