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 […]

Blueberry Banana Workout Recovery Smoothie

No Sugar Added Blueberry Banana Smoothie | www.Essentially Eclectic.com

So many good things have happened you guys! I’ll get to this yummy smoothie in just a moment: First off, my dearest husband is back!! He spent the summer in Arizona for his 2L internship, so I was here in Boston by my onesies just like last summer. This time around being on my own […]

DIY Organic Lemon Coconut Shampoo

DIY Organic Lemon Coconut Shampoo | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

Before I moved to Boston and started blogging, there were a lot of things I just didn’t do. Vegetables were a big one of those things. Cooking. Exercising. Back then I would have never thought of myself as much of a crafter, and I would much rather buy than DIY. Funny how life changes you, […]

7 Tips for Jump Starting a Healthy Lifestyle

7 Tips for Jump Starting a Healthy Lifestyle | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

I love self-help books. I have a pile of them littering my bookshelf and I buy them a little obsessively; it’s a problem that itself requires self-help, I’m sure. There is a tiny, silly part of me that feels like reading something about the change I want to make somehow makes me closer to actually […]

Home is Wherever I’m With You

Home is Wherever I'm With You Wall Art

I don’t remember when I met my husband. I remember seeing him for the first time, though. He was walking down the breezeway at my high school, and the first thought I ever had about him was wondering how he was able to walk without moving his upper body much. His lung had recently spontaneously partially […]

Oatmeal and Shea Butter Soap + DIY Soap Inserts Tutorial

DIY Oatmeal & Shea Butter Soap & DIY Soap Inserts Tutorial | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com #StephensonPersonalCare #SoapandShare

Hello Friends! I hope you had a great, relaxing weekend last weekend :) I was hoping to post a couple days ago, but I found myself losing a battle I’d been fighting with a cold all week :/ I found myself glued to the couch (and Netflix), half-buried in a pile of used tissues. It […]