Lemon Poppy Seed Triple Butter Soap

Lemon Poppy Seed Triple Butter Soap | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | These lush lemon poppy seed soap bars are made with cocoa, shea & mango butters!

As I’m writing, I’m looking out the window and seeing snow fall. Yes, snow. Kind of a lot of it. It’s snowing today, March 28th, 2015. WHY?? It’s the winter that will never end :( So, in a (perhaps entirely futile) attempt to bring some spring to the Northeast–or, at least, to my shower–today I’m […]

FREE Printable Menu Planner, Grocery List & Fitness Tracker!

FREE Printable Meal Planner, Grocery List & Fitness Tracker | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! Today I thought I would share some FREE printables that I recently made JUST FOR YOU! I first decided to make these printables after a failed attempt at finding the perfect meal planner online. I wanted something that gave me a place to organize my […]

8 Tips for Making a Killer Salad

8 Tips for Making a Killer Salad | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

For years, eating salads felt like chewing on leaves. Whenever I had one paired with a meal, I would always try to hurry up and get through it first so I could move on to the rest of my food. I abided by a strict “save the best for last” policy when it came to […]

How To Make Shower Jellies – And a Video!

How to Make Shower Jellies | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | These shower jellies are amazing! Learn how to make your own jelly soap at home!

Today I have a REAL treat for you! First, let me just say that I know every time I try a new Stephenson soap base I tell you it’s my new favorite, but the soap base you’re about to see REALLY IS my new favorite. Why, you ask? Two words: Jelly Soap! Crystal JS is […]

Erin Condren Life Planner Review + $10 off!

Erin Condren Life Planner Review | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com

Good Weekend, friends! Before we get *too* far into the year, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on my new Erin Condren Life Planner! I’ve heard a ton of buzz about these planners in blog land over the last couple years, and I had to see what all the hype was about. Fortunately, I […]

Valentine’s Day Handmade Soap Gift

Valentine's Day Soaps

Hello, Friends! I thought I would pop in today to share with you a short tutorial on how to make cute Valentine’s Day themed soaps! If you’re looking for a cute handmade gift idea that puts the fun in functional (yes, I just said that), then you’ve come to the right place ;) These soaps […]

Goat Cheese, Blueberry & Pecan Salad


About a year ago, back when I first gave calorie counting a try, my husband and I had gone to Uno Pizzaria and Grill with a few friends for dinner. Sadly, I knew that there was just no way my broken pancreas was going to be able to handle even their smallest, individual-sized pizza, but […]

The Gift of Time Together

Wedding Gift Idea | www.EssentiallyEclectic.com | Looking for the perfect wedding gift for a friend? Give them the gift of time together!

I absolutely love weddings. Planning them, being in them, going to them. They’re my favorite. When Josh and I got married three (almost four) years ago, one of our most favorite wedding gifts came from my cousin Erica. She made us a booklet from scrapbook paper, and each page had a gift card and a date […]

A Year in Review – 2014 – And a Reader Survey!

A Year In Review: 2014

It’s that time again, friends! I trust you had an amazing holiday season?? Josh and I sure did! We spent our holiday in our hometown of Phoenix, Arizona with family and friends. Most of Josh’s extended family was in town for his sister’s wedding, which was loads of fun for us since we don’t get […]

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 […]