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.
This and That…
We’re a day away from spring, and I’m doing a happy dance!
The garden seems to have woken up last week, and I can’t wait to share it with you a little later in this post.
We’ve had the nicest weather this last week. It even got to 62°F yesterday. I spent about 3 hours out in the garden on Friday. It was the first time I’d been out there since last October.
Garden therapy is real! I had the best time cleaning garden beds up. I could only sit on the ground and work, but I still felt like I had accomplished something.
I did pay the price the next day, but it was so worth it!
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Around the Garden and Greenhouse
It’s starting to look like spring in the garden. These are the first daffodils that have bloomed.
A few areas in the cottage garden are popping in color.
The heather, crocuses, and hyacinths look beautiful.
I planted purple crocuses in the garden last year. They are so gorgeous this time of year when there isn’t much else blooming yet.
The tulip bulbs I planted last fall are starting to come up.
I planted some petunias in the planters and the bike basket.
Here’s a current view of the greenhouse with no space left to spare.
I can’t wait to share the constant changes my garden will be making these next few months.
Around Our Cottage
I’m just finishing up taking pictures for the part 2 spring home tour that I’ll be sharing with you on Wednesday.
I love how these faux spring blossoms look so realistic.
I had got so many great shots with the sun streaming in. It was a great week for picture-taking!
My Favorite Finds and Deals This Week
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From the Blog
Are you looking for new and creative ways to bring your Easter tablescape to life this year? I’ll show you how the winning combination of flowers and a cabbage vase can create the most enchanting spring or Easter floral centerpiece.
Are your ferns looking old and tired? I’ll show you how easy it is to cut back your ferns for a fresh new look and an even healthier plant.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week
Janine from the Happy Happy Nester DIY Easy Cupcake Wrapper Tutorial
Authentic touches reign in this Silverleaf dwelling.
CoCo at The Crowned Goat Cottage Inspired Spring Porch Tour
Simple And Rustic Easter Wreath With Carrots
Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms 39 Money-Saving Tips for the Garden
This gorgeous portfolio.
Yvonne at StoneGable Beautiful Torn Tissue Egg DIYAll you need to make Torn Tissue Eggs are paper napkins, regular old store-bought eggs, and ModPodge.
Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse Best Front Porch Ideas To Decorate For Easter
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Until next time,
Wishing a week full of joy, kindness, and peace.
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