Saltwater Sounds Weekly Wrap-Up

Welcome to Saltwater Soundsa collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.

garden in view in January

This and That…

I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far.

This has basically been the view for the past few days. We are FINALLY drying out but the fog is thick.

I am excited about the possibility of working in the garden this week. Fingers crossed.

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Target faux plants on sale

A Trip to Target

I had a few hours to kill between my teeth cleaning and Dr. appointment the other day. So I took a trip through the local Target was a fun distraction.

Target faux plants on sale

I couldn’t believe all the faux plants! Of course, this inspired me to take down the faux evergreen trees, pinecones, and sleds. They were replaced with faux plants and rose-colored pillows for some color.

Here are the home decor items I purchased at Target…

Hearth and Hand winter decor on sale at Target

Both Threshold Studio McGee and Hearth and Hand with Magnolia brands had some great things in the stores.

Hearth and Hand home decor for winter at Target
pillows and throws at Target Hearth and Hand

Garden Inspiration at Metropolitan Market

Going grocery shopping was pretty fun with all the garden-inspired items to see.

Flowers and plants at the grocery store
plants and pink flowers at grocery store

Aren’t these the most beautiful colors?

garden-inspired cakes

Look at these amazing cakes! Rosettes and petals…garden-inspired for sure.

I’ve always wanted to take classes on cake decorating. It’s definitely on the bucket list.

petal cake

I was a good girl and didn’t buy anything in the bakery section but how fun is this petal cake?

slabs of quartz

Boat Update

My husband and I went shopping for quartz last week for the new boat renovations.

a slab of quartz

We were so excited to find some remnants so it will be less expensive to add quartz to the boat galley.

What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…

Here are last week’s blog posts and what’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.

greenhouse and sweet peas and cosmos in the summer garden

Answers to Your Questions About Growing a Cut Flower Garden

I get questions all the time about growing a cut flower garden. Today I’ll be answering some of the questions you’ve been asking, just in time for the beginning of the new gardening season.

winter decor in living room

Winter Decor Ideas That Will Keep You in a Good Mood After the Holidays

Are you scratching your head, trying to decide what to do with your home decor now that we’re into the winter season? Here are some simple winter decor ideas that will brighten up your mood after the holidays are over.

Pottery Barn garden graphic

Fabulous Finds for the Garden at Pottery Barn

Who’s getting excited about the gardening season? Here are some of my favorite finds for the garden at Pottery Barn.

Coming Your Way:

Vintage containers for plants

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 KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms shares 17 simple ideas for bathroom organization.

Bridge over pond

Stacy of Bricks ‘n Blooms gives a tour of her new gardens. I’m in love with this bridge over the pond on her property.

chicken taco soup

Stacey of Stacey Lives shares a delicious creamy chicken taco soup.

More Inspiration

This chicken and orzo recipe.

This 1940s beach cottage kitchen renovation sneak peek.

How to keep your tulips from drooping.

An Oldie But a Goodie

What Supplies You’ll Need to Start a Cut Flower Garden By Seed

cottage style kitchen

Our 100-Year-Old Kitchen – Before, After & Everything in Between

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.

Until next time,

Have a great week!


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  1. Well, at first I was jealous at how stocked up your Target is…but then I was distracted by those freakin’ cakes!! Give me the rosette one and a fork and I’d be all set!!

  2. I am excited we can get in the garden this week. Sun is arriving and I can’t wait to dig out my dahlias. Yes, I am going for it, want to dig them out to replan where I place them. I have big plans for a lot more flowers and even more plans for growing my food this year. Even if we are not able to find out farm, we will make our little garden work for us the best way possible.

    1. Your garden space may be small but you’ve done such an amazing job getting so many plants in your garden. Can’t wait to see what you do this coming year.

  3. Love the new countertops for the boat. My favorite and thank you so much for sharing this week. I’m always so grateful to Kim??

  4. Wow that fog is pretty amazing! Who would know there’s water right out there?! LOVE your Target purchases, and I can’t wait to see what you choose for the boat – that’s so exciting! Thanks for sharing all the goodness! Happy Sunday up there!

  5. Kim I need to get to Target! They look like they’ve got great stuff out right now!!!! Those cakes are super cool and I can’t wait to see how the boat looks when you are done!!! Thanks for sharing my new garden this week! I can’t wait to garden with you this year.

    1. I would just love to learn how to decorate a cake like that Stacy. But if the cake is in my house I might have to eat it. So I’ll just look at them in the store.

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