Saltwater Sounds Weekly: A Bit of March Magic

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. Here, I share everything happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come, and the inspiration I’ve found from other bloggers around the web.

Epcot International flower and garden festival

This and That

How did “springing forward” work for you this morning?

After my trip to Florida last week, I’m still on East Coast time, so it didn’t affect me too much. I’ve always been a night owl and not a morning person, so I decided to keep up with the time change as long as possible. I have been loving the extra time I get to myself in the morning.

Daylight Saving Time always gets me excited for the longer days ahead. Who is as excited as I am that spring is just over a week away?

Are you watching the Academy Awards tonight? Who are you rooting for?

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Epcot International flower and garden festival

As you know, I was in Orlando last week with some blogging buddies of mine.

I visited Disney World for the first time. It was a lot of walking for one day. We started at the Magic Kingdom for a few of my favorite rides, including The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Next, we made our way over to Epcot. And would you believe that the International Flower and Garden Festival had just started? Talk about good timing!

Epcot International flower and garden festival with Disney character topiaries

The Flower and Garden Festival takes place from February 28 to May 27, where you’ll enjoy gorgeous gardens, including a butterfly garden, topiary displays, and live entertainment.

I’m sure you can imagine just how much fun I had seeing all the creative ways these flowers were used.

I enjoyed seeing the gorgeous flower butterflies. Check out the succulent butterfly pictured above right. The pictures do not do these displays justice. The weather did not cooperate with my picture-taking.

Epcot International flower and garden festival
Journey of Water attraction with Moana

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, is a new attraction at Epcot. It’s an outdoor exploration trail where water comes to life.

I’ll be showing you the garden and greenhouse more next week. The weather will turn towards the end of next week, and we should have temperatures in the 60s!


Garden Supplies and Tools

Check out my favorite garden supplies and tools for the growing season. Whether you’re looking for potting soil or deer repellent, you’ll find what I use in my own garden.

My Gardening Tool and Product Favorites

What I’m Loving This Week

From the Blog

raised beds with bright colored tulips growing

Are you growing tulip bulbs in the garden this spring? This garden guide has everything you need to know about growing and caring for tulips… CONTINUE READING.

pink and orange snapdragons growing in the garden

Have you considered growing gorgeous snapdragon flowers from seed in your garden? This guide walks you through the essential steps of sowing and germinating snapdragon seeds indoors, transplanting them into the garden, caring for them, and harvesting the gorgeous flowers throughout the growing season…CONTINUE READING.

spring home decor vignette with vintage birdbath and green succulent balls

Are you looking for ideas to give your home a pretty spring refresh without breaking the bank? I’m highlighting 14 of my favorite thrift store finds to help you spruce up your spring home décor quickly…CONTINUE READING.

row of bright colored dahlias growing in the garden

Do you love how dahlia flowers look but aren’t quite sure what it takes to grow these beautiful blooms in your garden? Today, I’m sharing my dahlia planting guide for beginners, which includes tips for planting, storing, growing, and caring for dahlias...CONTINUE READING.

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‘Growing a Cut Flower Garden’ Series

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

Here’s a great post on how to make decoupage Easter eggs with paper napkins.

You’ll be amazed by how pretty this DIY Faux Magnolia Branch is.

I’m trying these crispy carnitas tacos this week.

I fell in love with this Westchester cottage project from Becca Interiors.

How about these 23 quick and easy Spring decorating ideas?

Check out this “All Things Lemon” class and this easy limoncello bundt cake recipe.

Here are 5 ways to elevate your home with houseplants.

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. For now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.

John Mayer

Seed Starting Supplies

Check out my favorite supplies and tools for starting seeds indoors. Whether you’re looking for grow lights or a seed starting mix, you’ll find what I use in my own greenhouse.

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here.

Until next time,

Wishing a wonderful week ahead,

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  1. So excited you had a chance to experience Epcot in bloom, Kim. The craftsmanship and creativity that takes place with each and every display never ceases to amaze me. Spring break is ramping up this week so you actually came at the perfect time because Disney can be bananas this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing my spring decorating and craft ideas. I really appreciate it! Big hugs, CoCo

  2. FABulous photos of the garden show. Thanks for sharing. WOW! So incredibly beautiful.

  3. Last week had the best weather to visit Central Florida and the flowers at Epcot are always outstanding. I hope you enjoyed your trip here.

  4. Amazing! I’ve never been to Disney world or Disney land. How cool that your trip landed on the flower festival. Enjoyed the displays, thanks for sharing your pictures.

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