Saltwater Sounds: Hello March

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.

floral spring centerpiece and Easter decor

This and That

Happy March! Spring is almost here, and I couldn’t be happier!

How did you spend your extra day this year?

I always feel like leap year is a special gift I appreciate more than any amount of money. Time is so precious, isn’t it?

I’ve been spending time in Florida with my blogging buddies. It’s been so much fun getting caught up in person and learning from each other.

spring tablescape with cabbage and glassware
Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate’s tablescape

I also took a few pictures of our hostess Chloe’s home. She was creating a new spring tablescape, so I had to take some photos.

covered outdoor porch with dog laying on brick

The mornings on the covered porch with Lily were relaxing. It was so nice to sit outside in warm weather again.

alligator in water

We saw an alligator on our evening walk. This is the first one I’ve ever seen.

My friend Chloe and I are going to Disney World tomorrow. I’ve gone to Disneyland too many times to count because we’re from the West Coast. I was born in Southern California and lived there until I was ten.

So this will be a fun experience, even if I’m only there for one day.

Any recommendations for specific attractions?

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purple crocuses in the cottage garden

Around the Garden and Greenhouse

My purple crocuses look beautiful in the garden right now.

The containers filled with daffodils are starting to bloom on the new patio we created last fall.

yellow hellebores in the garden

Hellebores brighten up the cottage garden this time of year.

The sedum autumn joy is starting to come up on the left photo. The right photo shows all the allium foliage beginning to grow.

I’m so excited to see them in full bloom.

hyacinths, purple crocuses and purple heather growing in the cottage garden

Purple heather, hyacinths, and purple crocuses are the bright signs that spring is just a few weeks away.


Garden Supplies and Tools

Check out my favorite garden supplies and tools for the growing season. Whether you’re looking for potting soil or deer repellent, you’ll find what I use in my own garden.

My Gardening Tool and Product Favorites


Seed Starting Supplies

Check out my favorite supplies and tools for starting seeds indoors. Whether you’re looking for grow lights or a seed starting mix, you’ll find what I use in my own greenhouse.

What I’m Loving This Week

I had so much fun shopping online this week. Terrain has the best spring collection, including garden, home decor, and outdoor collections. Here are a few of my favorites:

From the Blog

spring cabbage vase for tablescape

Are you looking for new and creative ways to bring your spring table to life this year? I’ll show you how the winning combination of flowers and a cabbage vase can create the most charming spring or Easter floral centerpiece… CONTINUE READING.

light pink sweet peas in the cut flower garden

Have you dreamed of having a garden full of fragrant sweet pea flowers? I’ll share my tips on sowing sweet pea seeds indoors, transplanting the young plants into the garden, and caring for these beautiful blooms throughout their growing season…CONTINUE READING.

March gardening tips and to-dos

Are you starting to see signs that your garden is waking up from its winter slumber? I’ll share gardening tips and to-dos for March to set your Pacific Northwest garden up for success…CONTINUE READING.

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‘Growing a Cut Flower Garden’ Series

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

Check out this spring table for two for inspiration!

If you want to see the best traditional flowers for Easter decorating, this post is for you.

I’m going to try this baked lemon rosemary chicken meatballs and creamy orzo recipe next week.

Easy ideas to decorate an Easter mantel for Spring decor

You’ll love this rustic lake house.

This guide will help you choose the right rug for your space. 

DIY moss-covered eggs

How about this thrifted lamp makeover?

This 10-minute DIY daffodil basket will brighten your door.

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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    1. It was so fun to finally see each other in person Barbara. Disney World was so fun. Wish we all could have gone together.

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