Happy 4th of July!

American Flag

Image credit: American flag 2 by Lindsay Shaver, on Flickr. CC by 2.0.

OK, technically it’s July 3rd, but we like to start the celebration early here on Emmet Street. We’re taking a long weekend to celebrate the birth of American Independence, watch fireworks and grill up some tasty vegan beet burgers.

The Emmet Street Creations family wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday!

Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

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Lemon grass and green tea bridal shower soap

Rain, rain, go away! That’s the song we’ve been singing in northeast Ohio. I was disappointed that The Flea at the Evaporator Works in Hudson was cancelled due to the monsoon we had on Saturday but that meant I was able to make it to a family member’s bridal shower, so the weekend wasn’t a total washout. I made 52 blue and white swirled soaps scented with lemon grass and green tea as favors for the guests. This was my biggest and most complicated project to date and I was thrilled with the results!

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

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Independence Day is right around corner and that means outdoor fun and barbecue. Want to indulge without raising your cholesterol level? Try a vegan beet burger or a black bean burger. You couldn’t ask for a more flavorful experience!