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Random This & That
Happy Easter weekend! What do you have planned? And yes, April is here. Finally.
In the Garden: The weather has been pretty amazing lately! I’ve been enjoying the perfect gardening temperatures in the 50s, but we’re still dipping down into the 30s at night. Our average last frost date is April 18th.
Next up…I’ll be dividing perennials, cutting back ferns and transplanting all kinds of plants around the garden.
In the Greenhouse: All the seeds that needed to be sown indoors are officially completed. I’ll be pinching back the sweet peas this weekend, and cutting more geranium starts.
I’d Love Your Opinion: What would you like to see more of on the blog? Gardening, Home Decor, Renovations/Before and Afters, Boating Adventures on the Puget Sound? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
I’m sharing my spring bedroom refresh along with some ideas on how to maximize limited space in a smaller bedroom.
I’ll take you on an early spring tour of my Pacific Northwest greenhouse and garden in zone 8B. I’ll be updating you on the seedlings in the greenhouse, what’s blooming in the garden, and the next steps on the list of things to do.
My friend Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms is sharing the 7 lessons she has learned when starting seeds indoors. You can also find her link at the end of my garden post.
As I continue to share all the behind-the-scenes in my “Celebrating Our 100-Year-Old Beach House” series, I’ll take you through the many phases of our 8-year cottage kitchen renovation project. Don’t you just love this “before” view of my kitchen?
Coming Up on the Blog:
- I’m joining my favorite DIY friends for our monthly DIY blog hop with a furniture theme. I’m sharing how we made our 100-year-old cabinet into the perfect bedroom built-in
- Trimming ferns in the yard for spring. I meant to get to that this week, but you know how that goes.
- My favorite spring touches around our beach cottage
- Some PDF pictures of the Better Homes and Gardens Cottage Style magazine garden feature
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
It’s time to celebrate spring with Leslie of My 100-Year-Old Home. You do now want to miss this blog post. It literally has everything you would want to know about spring…crafts, outdoor entertaining, kitchen home tours and so much more.
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms shares 17 home projects you can finish in a weekend. Now that sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
I love how CoCo of the Crowned Goat is always celebrating life. “The Joy List” she and her friend created is just another example. And this quote from CoCo was the icing on the cake...”We still have the ability to choose joy despite it all”.
The art of the collected wall.
This creative DIY spring garden-inspired wreath.
A yummy pound cake recipe.
The most beautiful year-round views in Vermont.
The ultimate spring brunch board.
How to make an indoor spring planter.
A virtual tour of the Wellington Botanic Gardens in New Zealand.
In Case You Missed It…
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Enjoy your weekend,