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…
Hello! How are you? How was your first week of 2023?
Things seem back to normal over here and I even know what day it is again. Most of the time.
I should have the house back in order by next week. I’m working on organizing and storing all the Christmas decor this weekend.
In case you have some organizing to do of your own, you might want to hold off until January 14th when it’s National Organize Your Home Day.
Let’s Talk Gardening
Today marks the start of the 2023 growing season. I’M READY! How about you?
I’ve checked on the geraniums overwintering in the greenhouse and so far, so good.
I bought 4 varieties of sweet peas to grow in the cut flower garden this year. I’m most likely going to be sowing them the last week of January and I’ll take you through the process.
I’m sharing my 2023 seed selection next week. Have you gotten any seeds yet?
From the feedback I got back last week, it looks like there are plenty of gardening lovers that are ready for some beginning gardening and low-maintenance posts.
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From the Blog
Do you have gardening on your mind now that the holiday season is behind us? Today I’m sharing your favorite blog posts from my cottage and cut flower garden to give you the beginning-of-the-year tips and inspiration you may be looking for.
You may not think there’s much that needs to be done in the garden this month, but you’ll be surprised to know that there’s plenty of gardening work to do during these cold winter months. Here are some January gardening tips and to-dos in your Pacific Northwest garden.
Are you thinking about starting a cut flower garden, and have no idea where to start? I’ll show you the process I go through when planning my cut flower garden each season.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Leslie at My 100-Year-Old Home has the best way to make people feel better. See how she made this Feel Better, Get Better, I Care About you Box for any situation.
This charming countryside villa in Sweden.
This 52 weeks to a simplified & organized home challenge.
My friend Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms has 5 reasons why you should grow beautiful bearded irises.
Deep-rooted goals build habits that last.
How to age and style terra cotta pots.
Tieghan at Half-Baked Harvest has the most delicious maple banana bread with cinnamon spice butter recipe.
This Marble Falls Home from designer Marie Flanagan.
This beautiful blue and white tablescape.
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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