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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We’re in full on spring now, isn’t it great?

It’s hard to believe that Mother’s Day weekend is finally here. For those of you that are celebrating Mother’s Day with your loved ones, I’m wishing you a joyful day with lots of love. I hope all of you mothers will get pampered and spoiled the entire weekend.

For those of you, like me, who have lost your mother or child, I’m giving you an extra big virtual hug. My hope is that you find comfort in your memories and can spend some quality time honoring your loved one. I will be in the garden planting something special in honor of my daughter.

Here’s something I found on how to spend Mother’s Day after your mom has passed. And this for those that have lost or are longing.

In the Garden – Everything is filling out so nicely right now. You can see what’s blooming in the garden right now in my latest garden tour blog post. Gardening is all I seem to be doing these days, and it looks like it will be another week before everything that needs to be done is completed. Wish me luck!

And I will be planting my tomatoes now that Mother’s Day is here! What’s the status of your garden right now?

Gardening to-do list for next week:

  • Finishing the process of transplanting seedlings and geraniums
  • finish dividing perennials
  • planting annuals, tomatoes, snap peas, zucchini and beans

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!


What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…

ANTIQUE & VINTAGE CABINET SIMPLE STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Do you have storage challenges around your house? I’ll show you how I make the most of my antique and vintage cabinets by providing simple storage solutions.

COASTAL COTTAGE GARDEN AND OUTDOOR SPRING SPACES TOUR

Do you love spending time outdoors on those sunny spring days? I’ll show you just how I am spending my days in my coastal cottage garden and outdoor spring spaces.


HOW TO DIVIDE DAHLIA TUBERS IN THE SPRING

Did you know that dividing your dahlia tubers every year has many benefits? I’ll show you my process for dividing and explain the advantages of splitting these dahlia root clumps annually.


HOW TO SHOW OFF YOUR GARDEN FLOWERS USING THRIFT STORE FINDS

Are you looking for fun and creative outdoor container ideas for your beautiful blooms? I’ll share how to show off your flowers by using thrift store finds as containers in the garden.


Coming Up on the Blog:

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…

Karen at Sanctuary Home Décor shares how to plan an extraordinary outdoor party.


My friend Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms shares early spring in the garden. You won’t want to miss a thing!


More Inspiration…

Planting a peony garden.

This DIY project.

13 ways to feel more organized every day.

An amazing story about my friend embracing her roots.

Modern white kitchen.

How to remove stickers from glass.

A refreshing summer beverage.

A tasty sweet potato recipe.

Dinner party recipes.


In Case You Missed It…

HOW TO DIVIDE PERENNIAL PLANTS


I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here. It means the world.

Enjoy your weekend,


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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing my garden this week! I love those daffodils don’t you! Kim your living room looks so good! I love it without the heavy sofa and it always looked so cozy before! Your gardens are looking so gorgeous too! Can’t wait to see grow!

    1. Thank you, Stacy! We are really enjoying the living room. It just feels so much more open now. Hope you’re having a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend.

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