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.

January view overlooking the Puget Sound

This and That…

Happy Sunday my friend. 

The rain is back and I’ll be spending the day in the greenhouse today. My helpers, Jax, Ollie, and Lucy, are looking forward to being back in the greenhouse again. 

Mt. Rainier sunset
Mt. Rainer view on a beautiful early evening as the sun was setting

I spent the week finalizing my garden plan for 2022, making a list of the indoor to-dos I want to tackle before spring, and looking for some healthy recipes I want to try. 

I hope my friends on the east coast are staying warm and safe this weekend.

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bringing quartz to the boat

Boat Renovation Update

The quartz was installed this week in our boat galley and the counters are looking amazing!

quartz counters in the boat galley

Next up… tile work, sink, and appliances put in. A sea rail will also be added around the edges of the counters.

summer evening greenhouse view

Garden Inspiration for the Week

The picture above was taken in mid-July of last year and I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared it. The reason why I love this capture is because of the simplicity of this garden view.

summer cottage garden and greenhouse

For this week’s inspirational garden post, I picked How my Pacific Northwest Garden Grew Through the Summer which was posted in September and takes you through the entire summer season and how the garden grew in 3 months.

If you do go and check out this post, let me know in the comments what your favorite picture was.

What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…

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

Valentine cloche

7 Cloche Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Decor – Pinterest Challenge

Every month, Cindy from County Road 407 selects an inspiration photo for us to recreate for a Pinterest Challenge. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo, according to each of our individual and unique styles of decorating. This month was a take on Valentine’s Day cloches.

birdhouse in cottage garden overlooking the Puget Sound

On this blog post, I shared 9 of my favorite garden trends for 2022 including dahlias and cut flower gardens.

My Favorite Finds for the Week

Terrain Winter Favorites graphic

My Terrain Home Decor and Tabletop Favorites for Winter

Here are some of my favorite picks from Terrain. They have some amazing home decor and tabletop items you have to see!

As I am writing this post, Terrain is having a WINTER REFRESH SALE with code WARMUP. Click HERE to see more.

Antique candle Co.

Antique Candle Co. Winter Clearance Sale

40% OFF Antique Candle Co. winter clearance sale while supplies last!

Coming Your Way:

Garden checklist for 2022

February garden checklist

Valentine’s Day ideas and inspiration

What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…

Fresh flowers on a Valentine's Day table

My friend Mary of Life at Bella Terra has the most beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescapes you’ve ever seen. Wait until you see the gorgeous flowers she uses on her table.

winter table decor

I’m loving so many tablescapes and decor ideas this week. You are not going to want to miss these 6 winter wonderland table decor ideas that Michele from Vintage Home Designs has to share.

DIY wooden ladder table

I thought this wooden ladder side table DIY from Cindy of Reinvented Deleware was just the cutest.

More Inspiration

A fun twist on a bagel sandwich.

These basic hydrangea care tips.

Home decor color trends for 2022.

The best DIY Valentine’s Day crafts.

This Scandinavian summer house.

This sparkling winter drink.

A birthday celebration in Savannah.

sweet peas on trellis

An Oldie But a Goodie

How to Grow Sweet Peas From Seed Indoors

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. You are so sweet to share my Mom’s birthday celebration in Savannah, Kim, thank you so much! We had a great time just being together and it was fun to see my Mom feel special. I have NO Idea why we wait so late in life to treat ourselves but I’m thankful that she finally let us fuss over her even if it was just for her birthday. Sending you hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. It looked like so much fun CoCo. I hope I get to go to Savannah one of these days. Hugs right back my friend.

  2. Loving the gorgeous garden pics and the boat is coming along! Can’t wait to see all of your adventures with it! Thanks for sharing my hydrangea post! ?

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