Saltwater Sounds Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a weekly collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been going on in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web. Enjoy!

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Welcome to May! We made it.

Last month blew right past me. I know it probably seems like I say this at the beginning of every month, but I really mean it this time. It could have been because of how busy the April garden has been. It’s by far the busiest month of the year for me.

In the Garden: I am knee-deep in transplanting the annual flower seedlings in the garden. Sweet peas, some zinnias, and snapdragons are officially in the ground. More tomorrow. The fish compost in the backyard is now complete. I’ve started dividing some perennials like Sedum Autumn Joy, Black-Eyed Susans, and daylilies.

Gardening to-do list for next week:

  • Finishing the process of transplanting seedlings and geraniums
  • finish dividing perennials
  • planting annuals, new perennials, and summer bulbs

Have you heard about my Gardening Tips & Tricks group on Facebook? Whether you’re a Master Gardener, can hold your own in the garden, or a beginner, we’d love to have you!

I went shopping at Saltwater Vintage which is located in Poulsbo, WA. If you missed my stories on Instagram, they’re in my highlights under local shops. I’ll also be sharing pictures on the next THRIFTING WITH THE GALS blog post on May 20th. Here are some other blog posts you may be interested in…

Antique Candle Co. New Spring Fragrance

It’s amazing! Antique Candle Co. just launched their newest fragrance, Peach Apricot. Peach Apricot is a sweet medley of fresh peach and apricot, blended with sugary vanilla, soft jasmine, and clean citrus.

I’m loving their Locally Grown Sample Pack which includes nine 2 oz candles. Fragrances include: Apple Pickin’, Georgia Peach, Grapefruit, Lemon Eucalyptus, Mango Citrus, Orange Grove, Peach Apricot, Pineapple Coconut, and Sweet Lemon. 

To find this and all the other amazing candles they offer, just click here.

What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…


Are you looking for some gardening inspiration for Mother’s Day? I’ll take you on a tour to see what’s blooming in my cottage garden, share some ideas on how to make Mother’s Day even more special with flowers and plants, and show you some great garden-inspired gift options I found this year.


Are you looking for ideas on how to refresh your kitchen this spring season? I’ll share our inspirational picture for this month’s “Pinterest Challenge” with you, and how I freshened up my kitchen counters for spring.


Coming Up on the Blog:

  • How to Show Off Your Garden Flowers Using Thrift Store Finds – Sunday 2nd
  • How to Divide Dahlia Tubers in the Spring – Tuesday 4th
  • Coastal Cottage Garden & Outside Spring Spaces Tour – Tuesday 4th
  • How to Create the Perfect Antique & Vintage Storage Cabinet – Saturday 8th

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…

More Inspiration…

In Case You Missed It…


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  1. So excited to be included in this fabulous post, Kim, thank you so much! I love seeing all the progress you make in the garden each week and how you style all your special treasures and thrifted finds too. Each week I feel inspired! Can’t wait to see all the good things coming your way in May. I know it’s going to be amazing. Big hugs and lots of thank yous, CoCo

    1. Thank you for the sweet words. Things are definitely happening around here CoCo. I am hoping to finished with planting and dividing by the end of next week.

    1. I only wish I could get caught up, but it’s still so fun being out in the garden. Now I need the rain to go away!

  2. What a lovely post. I’m always in awe of your garden – it always looks amazing. I’m also a little jealous of the thrift and antique shops you have there in the States. It’s rare to find good bargains at these types of shops in NZ.

    1. Hi Carol! Thank you. I don’t find as many good deals as the rest of my friends. It’s more like vintage shopping rather than thrifting.

  3. Your garden is going to look so good! I can’t wait to see all the blooms. I can’t believe its may either! Thanks for including my cupcake recipe. It is so good! xoxo

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