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…
Hello from a very rainy Pacific Northwest day.
We have been at the Gig Harbor public dock for the last few days for the lighted boat parade that happened last night.
My hubby and I have made this a tradition every holiday season and love having friends on the boat to watch the festivities.
It’s amazing to me how fast December is flying by.
We still have a Christmas caroling party and some fun and festive holiday events planned.
But for now, we are taking a much-needed relaxing boat trip around the Puget Sound and through the locks to Lake Washington during the next several days.
I can’t wait to share it all with you next week.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Are you hosting a family dinner this holiday season? I’ll show you how I created a traditional Christmas tablescape using some newly found vintage collections at the local flea market.
Do you struggle to decorate your small porch during the winter holidays? I’ll show you 5 decorating ideas to spruce up your small porch for the fabulously festive Christmas season.
Are you ready to spread some holiday cheer in your bedroom this season? I’ll show you how I decorated my bedrooms for Christmas and share some tips on budget-friendly decor and how to decorate a smaller room.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Looking for a Cute Christmas tree DIY project? The talented Leslie at My 100-Year-Old Home shares how to make this adorable Christmas tree ribbon DIY.
My sweet friend Mary at Life at Bella Terra shares the perfect tips for entertaining during the holidays. You never know when you may need to throw together an hors d’oeuvre tray or cocktail snacks.
Meeghan at Cali Girl in a Southern World shares how to make the perfect handmade gift for friends and family this holiday season. Check out her homemade peppermint bath salts.
Holiday Baking Inspiration
I’m loving all of these holiday recipes I found last week.
How to make gingerbread cookies from a sugar cookie mix
Small festive touches to cozy up
How to make a life-sized nutcracker for your front porch
30 simple moments to remember this season
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,