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…
We’ve made it! Christmas and the winter season holidays are upon us.
The debate over whether to decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving is finally over.
We can once again unite now that the holiday season is officially here.
By the way…there are 28 days left until Christmas.
Friendsgiving on Thanksgiving Day
Most of you are still enjoying your long holiday weekend. Whether you’ve shared time with family or friends, I hope you’ve made some wonderful memories along the way.
We had a wonderful day with very good friends who are pretty much our family.
Our good friend hosts this holiday every year and the food was amazing! The ambiance was wonderful, and the company was even better.
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I went onto my computer on Tuesday to start getting info and links for my Black Friday blog post.
Let me tell you, I was surprised by how many brands had already started their weekend deals.
I’ve been updating the list every day as the deals continue to change every day. Check it out to see if your favorite brands are included in my post.
Check back on Monday to see if other offers are available for Cyber Monday.
Shop on LTK
Did you know that I’m an LTK creator and you can follow me to get more of my favorite decor, garden, and fashion items?
Check out my LTK account where I share my favorite shopping categories for Christmas and the holidays.
Antique Candle Co Sale: Everything is 30% Off
This is the best time ever to shop for holiday candles for both you and those that are on your holiday shopping list.
Everything is on their site through Dec. 1st.
- FREE SHIPPING to the contiguous U.S.
- Get a FREE 2 oz candle with orders $65+.
- Enjoy a FREE Christmas Day 16 oz candle with orders $110+.
A New Holiday Look
Have you noticed that I’ve made some cosmetic tweaks to my blog?
I gave it a little holiday makeover for the season.
You can find…
- my favorite shopping ideas
- gift guides (which I’ll be working on this week)
- decor and styles that are in my home currently
Be sure to keep checking back here on the blog for additional holiday items and updates.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Because I’ve been working on 3 new Christmas blog posts, adding a shopping page to my blog for the holidays, and enjoying time with loved ones during Thanksgiving, I’ve reposted a couple of my older holiday posts. I hope you enjoy them.
I’ll be sharing my Christmas kitchen, bedrooms, office space, Christmas tree decorating ideas, and much more this month. So stay tuned.
I can’t wait for you to see it all.
Are you looking for some holiday inspiration when decorating your kitchen for Christmas this year? Here are some cottage-style kitchen decor ideas that are perfect for the Christmas season.
The Christmas holiday season can be a hectic time of year with so much to do. Whether your tasks include shopping, baking, home decorating, or coordinating holiday events, wouldn’t it be nice to free up some time? Here are a few easy ideas for creating Christmas holiday vignettes in 5 minutes or less.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
These small batch shortbread cookies shared by Kelsey at The Farmer’s Daughter will definitely give you something to be jolly about. Don’t these festive treats look amazing?
Do you like decorating with buttons? Leslie at My 100-Year-Old home is sharing some Christmas button crafts in this post.
My friend Mary of Life at Bella Terra shares how she is returning to basics. I love her perspective on how simple it was growing up and how important it is to stop and share a moment with a loved one rather than being on your phone all the time.
How to decorate with art in the kitchen.
This vanilla bean hot chocolate recipe.
Create a butter board for the holidays.
5-minute holiday table.
This tablecloth size guide.
Sustainable and inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas.
Chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel all in the Christmas cookie.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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,