Saltwater Sounds Weekly: Better Late Than Ever

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where 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.

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Happy December. How have you been welcoming in the new month?

I always say “Better late than never”. I went away for the weekend, computer in hand, with the expectation of finishing this post and sending an email on Sunday, like always.

Sadly, it didn’t happen. My computer wouldn’t turn on the entire weekend. My hubby figured out it was a battery issue once I got home. And here I am, a couple of days late.

But I made it.

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Holiday Gift Guides

Looking for some gift-giving ideas for the holidays? It’s that time to start thinking about what gifts you need to start buying for your loved ones this holiday season and I’m here to give you some ideas.

Wreath making workshop

How is the holiday season treating you so far?

A friend and I went to a wreath-making workshop last Thursday at Harbor Nest in Gig Harbor.

Wheelbarrow of fresh greens

It a so much fun! We had so many fresh greenery options to choose from.

Here’s a picture of a wreath that someone made at the workshop.

Shop My Holiday Home Decor Favorites

Shop my favorite online holiday home decor items from Christmas trees and stockings to candles and pillows.

More about the girl’s shopping trip to Oregon this weekend.

We started at the outdoor mall, Bridgeport Village, in Tigard, Oregon.

My favorite stores were Anthropologie, Sundance, and Madewell.

Brunch at La Provence in Lake Oswego was amazing! I loved this outdoor covered patio with heaters that kept us warm on a rainy day.

We decided to try the mimosa flights. Above are two flights with 8 different flavors including my favorite, lavender, and also raspberry, strawberry, hibiscus, pineapple, orange, pomegranate, and grapefruit.

Check out their beautiful bakery items.

Next door was the incredible Zupan’s Market.

Of course, I loved the holiday home decor.

The seasonal flowers were gorgeous.

And if you’re looking for blue and white decor instead, they’ve got you covered.

I’ll share a few more things from the trip next week so stay tuned. AND…we’re getting on our boat, Wildflower, and heading to Gig Harbor for a few days for the lighted boat parade.

I can’t wait to share all the fun with you next Sunday.


Struggling to select the perfect color palette for this holiday season? Look no further than the charm of a classic green and white Christmas decor theme. I’ll share a tour of my holiday home and ideas on how to use this timeless pair to create a festive space… CONTINUE READING.

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Shop My Kitchen Favorites for Holiday Entertaining

Check out my favorite kitchen and tabletop items for all your holiday entertaining and baking needs

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

I can’t wait to try making these rustic DIY farmhouse Christmas ornaments!

This blue and green Christmas home tour is so pretty.

Need a gift idea? Try making these velvet pillows.

How good does this chicken and parmesan gnocchi recipe look?

How about some easy ideas to decorate a cozy bedroom for Christmas?

I’m loving these tips for decorating your home with greenery and natural elements.

If you need some Christmas cactus care, you’ve come to the right place.

These DIY ornaments bring back childhood memories and are so cute.

This gold decor mantel is stunning!

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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