Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Mushroom farm progress

Last week, we shared a picture of my miniature mushroom farm. After a nearly week-long battle with the norovirus and dehydration, I discovered that neglecting a mushroom farm results in dehydrated mushrooms. According to the manufacturer, these are still perfectly fine to use. I simply need to reconstitute them in some water. I’m looking forward to using them in my favorite wild mushroom soup recipe. Being sick left me plenty of time to surf the web and I found some interesting things to share this week.

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers we are inspired by, check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)

Good, clean fun

If you’re not following us on Facebook, here’s some of the fun you missed:

  • Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers – Kelly and I still miss him.
  • Stephen King’s top 10 favorite books – The majority of my favorite books are Stephen King books. Maybe I need to branch out.
  • Flow™ Hives – Oh, beehive! This revolutionary beehive might make our dreams of becoming beekeepers possible! I’ve watched the video several times and can’t get over how easy it is to gather the honey.

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

Now that I’m feeling healthy again, I want to eat everything I see. Luckily, I have plenty of recipes to choose from. I’ll start out light and try some vegetable barley soup. Then maybe I’ll graduate to more solid fare with this easy skillet hashOh, and coffee, how I have missed thee!