Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Dolly Parton Knoxville TN 2014It’s been another busy week on Emmet Street. Christine and I both attended an outing to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, where we enjoyed nature and the awesome glasshouse environments the garden maintains.

I ventured out to another outdoor musical festival, a country-flavored one, where I got to put on my cowgirl boots and stomp my feet to the music of The Band Perry and Miranda Lambert! (There were others, but those two acts were the reason I wanted to endure a country music festival. I’m picky about the artists I like in that musical genre. I mostly like mine old school.)

Christine’s been busy getting ready for her second appearance at The Flea at the Evaporator Works in Hudson, Ohio. She’s got a lot of goodies for you to see, sample and smell so plan to come out to see her on June 27!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. 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:

  • Goats in pajamas – This story from NPR asks, “Do goats really need to wear pajamas?” After viewing the videos, there is no question that yes, goats do need to wear pajamas.
  • Chia seed jam – Strawberry season doesn’t last forever. Preserve the flavor of the season with this jam.
  • Butterfly bike – Christine fell in love with this bike at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. It would be even more awesome if the wings flapped!

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

Has the heat got you look for quick and easy dinner recipe? Check out Christine’s easy chicken pesto salad recipe. A few ingredients and you’ve got dinner done.

Have you made it to the farmer’s market yet? If so, remember most of the greens on the tops of your veggies are edible, so don’t throw them in the garbage or the compost pile! Check out this post discussing edible greens to get some inspiration.