Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Canada geese babiesWe’ll be seeing lots of little guys like this around here soon…

It’s been another busy week here on Emmet Street. Christine decided to indulge another hobby of hers, birding, and take in the migration that is happening around the Jersey Shore this time of year. Hopefully, the species flying through got their GTL in before Christine got there so she won’t be disappointed!

We also got confirmation that Emmet Street Creations will be a vendor at  The Flea at the Evaporator Works in Hudson, Ohio on May 30. We’ll be there (51 South Main Street) slinging soap from 9 AM to 4 PM. So make plans to come by and see us!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds (inspired by the arrival of spring and my favorite springtime flowers) on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)

  • Lilac soap – My lilac tree is in full bloom right now. The scent is enchanting. Once the blooms are gone, this soap from Sciarretta Farms bring back fond garden memories.
  • Lavender soap – I love, love, love lavender. I love the packaging on this melt and pour soap made by Sarah Johnson.
  • Violet soap – Wild violets are blooming all over my yard right now. They are so sweet to look at. This soap from i am handmade is, too.

Good, clean fun

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

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Memorial Day is next Monday! Since it’s the unofficial start of summer, you’re probably going to a cookout. Looking for some easy cookout recipe ideas? How about a couple of my favorite heart-healthy cookout recipes: five bean salad and vegan black bean burgers?

Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

 Yoda FountainMay the Fourth be with you…
Image credit: Yoda Fountain at the Presidio, San Francisco by sw77, on Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

Rest and relaxation have been the name of the game this week on Emmet Street.

Christine mostly slept off her Crafty Mart hangover and I took a sorely needed day off. I started some spring cleaning projects (closet purge complete!), tackled some overdue yard work and made time to read, read, read (a favorite pastime that has been sorely overlooked)! I also took in the show “One Radio Host, Two Dancers” which was great and solidified my raging nerd crush on Ira Glass.

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:

  • Chickens in your backyard? – Obsessed with the idea of growing your own chicken eggs? These tips from From Scratch magazine will get you started.
  • Build your dream – If this story about the man who spent 33 years building a palace using pebbles he picked up on his daily mail route doesn’t inspire you to build your own dream, I don’t know what will. (Side note: I’ve added going to see this in person to my travel bucket list.)
  • I’m getting into full spring cleaning mode, are you? – If you’re working on your kitchen, pay attention to these tips from the U.S. Department of Health to safely clean and organize your fridge and freezer.

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Mother’s Day is this weekend! Are you planning to have mom over for brunch? Why not add vegan French toast or easy skillet hash to your menu? Everyone will love you for it.