Emily Weaver

Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer. When she isn’t writing about her Trader Joe’s and Bath & Body Works cult-like obsession for Scary Mommy, she’s managing Scary Mommy Book Club. As a contributing book club editor, she creates *hilarious* social media content, bookish stories, and original interviews on the site.

A full-time freelancer from the get-go, Emily started her career in 2019 as a contributor for POPSUGAR, writing for the company's home, living, family, entertainment, and commerce verticals. In 2020, she was recognized in the first-annual POPSUGAR Voices Awards for her reliability, strong copy, and attention to detail. Since then, she has gone on to write for PEOPLE, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Byrdie, HelloGiggles, Motherly, and more. She holds Bachelor degrees in Journalism & Mass Communications and Sports Studies from the University of Iowa. Go Hawks!

Outside of work, Emily’s interests include reading (duh), travel, and reality TV. She’s currently on the hunt to find the best iced coffee in Manhattan. Follow Emily on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Summer Plans

16 Novels To Slip Into Your Beach Bag This Summer

ByEmily Weaver

Because nothing is hotter than a summer reading list.

Calling all aspiring dragonriders!

Obsessed With Fourth Wing? Add These Romantasy Novels to Your TBR Pile ASAP

ByEmily Weaver

You're gonna need a bigger book tote.

Summer Goodies

12 Trader Joe’s To-Go Snacks That Are Perfect For Poolside

ByEmily Weaver

For when the post-swim hunger strikes!


I Tried Every Trader Joe’s Salad Kit. Here’s How I Rank The Top 10.

ByEmily Weaver

I used to hate salad kits... until I went to Trader Joe’s.

Feelin' Breezy

Dive Headfirst Into Beach Season With New Bath & Body Works Summer Scents

ByEmily Weaver

It’s summer in a bottle, minus the sunburn.


Paris Hilton Opens Up About Surrogacy Judgment In Never-Before-Read Book Excerpt

ByEmily Weaver

Motherhood — now that’s hot.

*Add to Cart*

I Almost Exclusively Shop at Old Navy. Here Are 12 Pieces Every Closet Needs.

ByEmily Weaver

Bury me in the PowerSoft Leggings, please and thank you.

The crème de la crème

The Real Housewives Beginner’s Guide: What To Watch First

ByEmily Weaver

RH is the best reality TV series, and I have the receipts, proof, timelines, and screenshots to prove it!

Heat Things Up

7 Spicy Romantasy Books Just Like A Court of Thorns And Roses

ByEmily Weaver

Dragons, and demons, and angels, oh my!

Adding To Cart

Yes, Silk Pillowcases Really Are *That* Life-Changing

ByEmily Weaver

Frizzy hair, split ends, and fine lines — why dermatologists say silk linens can help with a lot.

Hop to It

23 Adult Easter Basket Ideas That Are To Dye For

ByEmily Weaver

For your some-bunny special.

Brighten Your Bookshelf

Dreaming Of Warmer Weather? 10 Spring Books That Will Get You Excited For Sunnier Days Ahead

ByEmily Weaver

It’s officially pregame-beach-read season!

'Tis The Season

How To Become A Green Thumb Who Doesn’t Kill Their Plant Bébés

ByEmily Weaver

The ultimate beginner’s guide to growing a healthy garden of houseplants.

Coming Right Up

15 Trader Joe’s Recipes That Will Impress Your Guests’ Belts Off

ByEmily Weaver

“No, it’s not takeaway. I made it!”

Prepare To Be Inspired

8 Historical Fiction Novels To Read During Women’s History Month

ByEmily Weaver

Build a TBR pile that honors and celebrates these amazing female trailblazers.

~Inhales Deeply~

What Are *The* Most Popular Bath & Body Works Scents? We Went Straight To The Source

ByEmily Weaver

Did your favorite make the cut?

Add 'Em to The Docket

Consider This Your Summons To Watch These 12 Lawyer TV Shows

ByEmily Weaver

Grab the popcorn — court is in session!

The Best of the Best

10 Trader Joe’s Cult Favorites You Must Try, According To Customers

ByEmily Weaver

TJ’s 15th Annual Customer Choice Awards winners are here!

Mark Your Calendar

The Best Books of 2024 You Need To Have On Your Radar

ByEmily Weaver

Featuring some of our favorite authors like Annabel Monaghan, Kristin Hannah, and Xochitl Gonzalez

Bookmark This

2023's Most Influential Authors Reveal The 2024 Novels They’re Most Excited To Read

ByEmily Weaver

Your TBR pile just doubled.