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‘ve found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
We are just about done with January, and I’m ok with that.
I will say that this month was great for planning my garden, creating a yearly editorial calendar for the blog, and working on goals. So I’m grateful for the time I had to nest and slow down a bit.
I am so ready for flowers in my garden again.
I went to Metropolitan Market the other day for a few things and saw all of these flowers for sale. It warmed my heart.
They were much more expensive than Trader Joe’s, located another half hour away so I only got some greens but just enjoying the view for a few minutes changed my entire mood.
Here are some pics that will hopefully change your mood too.
My sweet peas have been sown in the greenhouse and I can’t wait to share the progress next week. They always germinate so quickly so we should see something soon.
Snapdragons are next.
On a Personal Note
So after 3 weeks of waiting, I have finally gotten an official date for my knee replacement surgery. I go in on February 9th.
I am so happy to finally be having this surgery. Working in the garden was really hard last year which is why I wasn’t able to be out there much.
I’ll be getting the other knee replacement hopefully closer to the end of the year.
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From the Blog
Are you longing for the spring season, and all the fabulous flowers that come with it? Today I’ll show you how easy it is to force your spring-flowering shrubs and branches to bloom so you can enjoy an “early breath of spring” indoors.
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day inspiration and ideas for a pretty tablescape? Follow along as I show you how I created a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape using the most beautiful fresh-cut blooms.
Are you growing a flower garden this year? Here are some steps to take when preparing your garden beds for spring planting.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Janine at Happy Happy Nester has created the most beautiful paper wreath DIY with a blend of paper roses and anemone tissue paper flowers.
This yummy Valentine’s Day recipe.
These butler’s pantry design ideas.
I was over-the-moon inspired by the prettiest Valentine’s Day cupcakes made by Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home.
This love letters Galentine’s Day calligraphy party.
Glazed lemon ricotta poppy seed cakes.
This delicious mini appetizer bite recipe.
This creative book club brunch table setting.
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Until next time,
Wishing a week full of joy, kindness, and peace.
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