Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I wrap up all that’s been going on in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I’ve discovered from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
This was Sunday morning’s view. The sun is out today and frost covered the lawn.
As you can see, I still need to take down the garland off of the white picket fence from the holidays. Today might be the day!
This is a wonderful break from the excessive rain and wind we’ve been experiencing this last week. You have no idea how much I want spring to be here.
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Trying to Embrace January
January is a month like no other.
For me, it’s a month of transition and crazy weather with little excitement to be had.
Rather than complaining about not being able to spend much time outside these days and feeling like we may need to build an ark with all this rain, I’m trying something different this year.
I’m taking this time to really get organized and plan out my year. And I’m really getting excited about the idea of getting my “you know what” together this year.
How do you feel about January?
Getting Back Into Garden Mode
I just ordered my flower seeds for 2022 and finalizing my cut flower plan. I’m taking an inventory of my supplies and ordering anything that I need NOW so I can get everything in time for that first week of February when I start sowing my snapdragon and sweet pea seeds.
It’s hard to believe that I’m already back into gardening mode after just one month of respite. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Have you thought about your garden already?
My Geranium Update
My geraniums that are overwintering in the greenhouse are still looking amazing!
I’m going to be starting new geranium plants this week. This is one of my favorite things to do.
Our Boat Update
Our boat galley is basically torn up at the moment.
We’ve taken out all the appliances and cut down the bar so it will be more open to the rest of the salon. My husband and I will be shopping for quartz in Seattle tomorrow for the countertop.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Another year has come and gone and I can’t wait to share the top 10 favorite blog posts from 2021. Let’s see what you loved the most here this past year on the Shiplap and Shells blog.
You may not think that there’s much to do in the garden this month, but you’ll be surprised to know that there is plenty to do behind the scenes. Here are some January gardening tips and things to work on in your Pacific Northwest garden.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Winter Decor Ideas and Tour – Monday
Garden Checklist for 2022
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My friend Michele of Vintage Home Designs has one of my favorite blogs and has such a beautiful style. This week she shared how to make a heart placemat from a sweater.
CoCo of The Crowned Goat offers a “52 week to a simplified and organized home challenge” which I am definitely going to take.
Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms has inspired me to try painting my upholstery with chalk paint.
This DIY candle centerpiece.
This soup recipe.
Tips for organizing bathroom drawers.
These salvaged window decorating ideas.
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.
Wishing you a year of health, joy, and happiness.
Until next time,