DIY Christmas Tree Soap ~ A tutorial!

DIY Christmas Tree Soap | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | These Christmas tree soaps are super easy to make and are great as gifts for the holidays!

Okay, okay, I know. Another soap post so soon? I couldn’t help myself, guys. These just turned out too cute! Plus, those Halloween Soaps were such a hit, I thought you guys might like some Christmasy soap inspiration before it was too late (Christmas is only 9 days away people!!) These little soap bars were […]

DIY All-Natural Dark Chocolate Soap Bars ~ A soap tutorial!

DIY All-Natural Dark Chocolate Soap Bars | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | These all-natural soap bars are almost delicious enough to eat!

I’m baaack! After a super relaxing Thanksgiving break in upstate New York and a few weeks off the blog spending time with family, I thought it was high time I posted again. Don’t you agree? ? :) Today I’d like to introduce you to a Stephenson melt-and-pour soap base I’ve never used before but quickly fell in […]

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: FAQs

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: FAQs | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! And today, November 14th is World Diabetes Day. As a diabetic myself, it really truly means the world to me that you are reading this post. Thank you!! :) There are almost 30 million people in the US alone (that’s nearly 10% of the population!) who suffer from diabetes, and […]

DIY Burlap Utensil Holders – A Tutorial

DIY Burlap Utensil Holder | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | This burlap utensil holder is super easy to make and is a cute addition to the dinner table!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just TWO WEEKS away?? In honor of Turkey Day (and all days in which dining might necessitate the need for table decor, of course) I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how to make some cute burlap utensil holders! They’re super easy to make and are perfect […]

Apple Picking in New England – Apples, Cider & Donuts Oh My!

New England Apple Picking at Tougas Family Farm | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

Today I did something I have never ever done before: I went apple picking!! At 9am, Josh and I drove with our neighbors about 50 minutes west of Boston to Northborough, Massachusetts, where we met up with a few other couples for a morning of apple picking, wagon riding, donut eating, and apple cider drinking […]

DIY Spooky Halloween Soaps

DIY Halloween Soap | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | How to make cute halloween-themed soaps for gifts or party favors!

There are just 11 days until Halloween! Have you decided what you’re going to be yet?? This year I was thinking of dressing up Jim Halpert style–you know, the kind of Halloween costume that you put as little effort into as possible? That’s my style. My costume idea came to be when my boss suggested […]

DIY Whipped Chocolate Bath Butter – A Tutorial!

DIY Whipped Cocolate Bath Butter | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | This whipped chocolate bath butter will leave your skin feeling amazing and is a breeze to whip up!

Happy Monday, Friends! There is a chill in the air here in Boston, which got me thinking this morning about how much I could go for a hot chocolate with breakfast–yum! Unfortunately, hot chocolate isn’t the healthiest way to start the day, so I figured I would have to get my chocolate fix somewhere else. […]

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn – Another Tasty Treat in 10 Minutes!

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | This pumpkin spice popcorn is the perfect fall treat!

It’s that time again, folks! Boston in the fall. My absolute favorite time of year! There’s just something almost magical about what happens outside in Boston this time of year, and after a humid New England summer I’m more than ready to rock a scarf, bust out my sweaters, and sip a warm Pumpkin Spice […]

How to Lighten and Brighten Dark Photos – A Tutorial!

How to Lighten & Brighten Dark Photos | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | A super easy tutorial that will help make your photos stunning!

As a blogger, I’d have to say that low light is the bane of my existence. I currently live in an apartment whose windows face another building, and I don’t own an actual DSLR camera. Those two things together put me in the eye of the perfect photography storm: Just about EVERY photo I take […]

Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice – Made at Home!

Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

There are some foods I associate with different times in my life. Mozzarella sticks always remind me of the spring that the The Phantom of the Opera came out. My family’s oriental cabbage salad reminds me of summer barbecues when I was a kid. And Spanish rice reminds me of fall. I realize Spanish rice […]

Easy Rustic Carrot, Cucumber & Aloe Soap – Perfect for fall!

DIY Easy Rustic Carrot, Cucumber & Aloe Soap | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | This soap is packed with antioxidant properties and is sure to leave your skin feeling amazing. It's natural orange color makes this the perfect soap for fall!

Hello Friends! I hope you’re having a great week! I thought I would drop in and share with you my latest soap creation using a NEW and EXCLUSIVE melt-and-pour soap base by Stephenson Personal Care. BUT before I do, I wanted to remind you that the Kizmos kitchen tool set giveaway is still going on […]

Kizmos Kitchen Prize Pack Giveaway & Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake & Kizmos Flora Giveaway | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

Hi Friends!! I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I absolutely adore long holiday weekends, don’t you? And what better way to keep the fun of a long weekend going than with a giveaway! I am super excited to share both this Kizmos Flora kitchen tool set with you AND one of […]