Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
Happy Sunday and hello from Venice, Italy.
My husband and I have started our 3-week vacation to Italy, Turkey, and Greece and I can’t wait to take you along.
Here we are in our water taxi on our way to the hotel. I was overwhelmed with the beauty and history as we toured the canals and historic Italian buildings.
Dinner was amazing. I ordered the seafood risotto last night and it was fabulous.
Here’s a nighttime view of the canals outside the restaurant window.
I’ll keep sharing more with you next week! And I’ll have videos in stories and reels throughout the week on Instagram.
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A Walk in the Garden
I worked SO HARD in the garden two days before we left.
The weather was pleasant, something we haven’t had a lot of this spring, and I was finally able to finish planting everything in the garden.
I still have to spruce up my flower containers when I come back because I did run out of time.
I took lots of pictures of the garden and will be publishing the May garden tour on the 24th so stick around to see more pictures of what’s happening in our outdoor spaces and what is blooming.
I know so much will change and the garden will look so different when we get back. I’m hoping that my housesitter will send me pics of the garden and Jax and Ollie so I won’t miss them so much.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
Are you already dreaming of which spring bulbs you’ll be planting for next year? Take a look at the 5 beautiful spring bulb varieties I planted this year from Breck’s Bulbs and the amazing color and interest they brought to my garden.
How much do you know about foxgloves? I’ll answer some of the questions you may have about this fabulous flowering biennial and what you need to know about growing your own foxgloves in the garden.
Coming Your Way:
11 Simple Tips and Tricks for Planting Beautiful Flower Garden Containers – May 17th
A Spring Visit to Bella Terra for Friendship and Inspiration – May 21st
Mid-Spring PNW Cottage and Cut Flower Garden Tour For the Month of May – May 24th
How to Support Garden Flowers to Keep Them From Falling Over – May 28th
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Stacey of Garlic, Salt & Lime shares her recipe for cheesy chorizo quesadillas. This recipe is super customizable and can be made both keto and gluten-free thanks to the large variety of tortillas on the market today. I can’t wait to try these.
My gardening buddy Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms has an amazing gardening 101 guide for beginners you should definitely check out.
Leslie of the 100-Year-Old Home has the most perfect DIY that can be done in about 30 minutes. She shares how to make new terra cotta pots look like they are vintage garden pots.
Refurbishing outdoor furniture on a budget.
This gorgeous home.
The most delicious steak tacos.
This Southern Living show house.
How to host a memorable dinner party.
This Portland patio and deck.
An Oldie But a Goodie
I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here.
Until next time,