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…
Welcome back! It’s already the middle of January, can you believe it?
I’m getting into the gardening spirit with a couple of new garden posts for you this week. And for those of you that are more interested in the indoors this month, I’ll be making you happy with a winter home tour and a vintage post next week.
I have this year’s flower seeds in my hot little hands! I wrote a blog post listing all the varieties I’ll be planting this year in the cut flower garden.
I’m finalizing my garden plan and hope to share it with you next week. I’m getting so excited.
It’s going to be a little different with my knee replacement surgery coming up but I do have some help arranged so I feel better about getting everything sowed in time.
I still don’t have a surgery date for February which is a little frustrating but I’m hoping to find out soon.
We are looking at highs in the 40s (Fahrenheit) all week. We’ve had a lot of rain this past week with plenty more in the forecast but it’s been uneventful compared to California. I hope they get some relief soon.
Around Our Cottage
I’ve been adding winter home decor here and there for the last week. After taking my Christmas decor down, I’ve been concentrating on cleaning rather than decorating so far this month so it feels good to finally have some winter pillows and other accessories out again.
Stop by on Tuesday when I share my winter decor ideas with a touch of coastal style.
I cut forsythia branches and brought them indoors to bloom. It looks a little blah here but give it another week and you’ll see yellow blooms in this basket.
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This floral arrangement is all faux. I just recently got some artificial branches and flowers from AFloral.
We bought some new wall lights for our window seat area and the boat. They were a great price at Amazon.
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From the Blog
Are you planning on growing a flower garden this year? I’m happy to say that I’ve finalized my 2023 cut flower seed selection and can’t wait to share my favorite picks.
Are you looking for ways to brighten up your dreary outdoor spaces this time of year? I’ll share 8 blooming plants and flowers you can grow in cold weather that are sure to bring life back into your winter flower garden.
Are you considering growing your flowers and vegetables by seed this year? If you are, here is a list of what supplies are needed to start your seeds, in order to grow plants that are strong and healthy.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My friend Molly in Maine shares the winter week she had in Maine. And what a week it was with a beautiful unexpected snowfall and a magazine photoshoot!
How to make this pillow.
Gray and earth tones in this restored house in the Netherlands.
I’m loving this post written by my friend Melissa from The Inspired Room. She shares how to treat your home as a sanctuary, not a showplace.
A year of seasonal table decor ideas.
I tried the most wonderful pasta dish the other night. My hubby and I made Tieghan at Half-Baked Harvest‘s Spicy Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka and we both fell in love. I would highly recommend you try it.
This Valentine’s DIY home decor.
These pantry organization tips.
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 week full of joy, kindness, and peace.
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