Saltwater Sounds Weekly: The Holidays are in Full Force

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.

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Am I the only one who feels like December is already becoming a blur?

It’s the month where the events of an entire year are all packed into just a few weeks. And you can never say no, because they are just too much fun!

And here’s a perfect example of one.

We were on the Gig Harbor dock for last night’s lighted boat parade. I am sharing some pics now but will tell you all about my party on the boat and show you the actual parade views from our boat next week.

People go all out for this boat parade!

We added strings of colorful lights and a blow-up frosty with his 2 penguin friends. So we were in the game but not like these boats.

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Shop My Holiday Home Decor Favorites

Shop my favorite online holiday home decor items from Christmas trees and stockings to candles and pillows.

I couldn’t help myself. This seemed like the perfect photo opportunity for Jax and Ollie!

They, on the other hand, were not feeling it. I don’t think they’re smiling.

Here’s a picture of the Downtown Gig Harbor Christmas tree. The picture doesn’t do justice to this spectacular tree. It is so stunning in person.

What I loved about this most was the reflection in the water.

Holiday Gift Guides

Looking for some gift-giving ideas for the holidays? It’s that time to start thinking about what gifts you need to start buying for your loved ones this holiday season and I’m here to give you some ideas.

Are you still looking for some gifts and essential holiday items?

Here are some of my favorites on Amazon:

Things go fast this time of year so if you click on something and it’s already gone, I apologize.

Back from the vault! 5 highly requested Candle Tester fragrances from years past are now available for a limited time!

The bundle of five is now 50% off from $190 to $95! And if you split up the bundle to give as individual candle gifts for $19 a candle.

50% off Christmas candle sale

From the Blog

Looking for ways to fill your home with a touch of magic and charm this holiday season? I’ll show you how mixing vintage and modern Christmas decor can create an enchanting vibe for any space in your home…CONTINUE READING.

Looking for some new ideas and inspiration for the holidays? I’ve got you covered with over 100 Christmas decor ideas for your home this season… CONTINUE READING.

Shop My Kitchen Favorites for Holiday Entertaining

Check out my favorite kitchen and tabletop items for all your holiday entertaining and baking needs

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

The 2023 Christmas cookie box of my dreams.

If you’re looking for ways to display Christmas cards, you’ve got to check this post out.

I’m loving these Christmas candle centerpiece ideas.

How to make beautiful fluffy Christmas bows in 5 easy steps.

This is such a cute DIY decoration for Christmas.

If you’re looking for a Christmas cocktail, this looks amazing.

Create a sparkling seaglass Christmas tree with this DIY project.

This recipe for creamy French baked eggs sounds delicious.

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. A boat parade!? How sweet! So wish I lived there!! I’d love to see this. So beautiful and what a great time.

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