Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a 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.
This and That…
Wishing you all a happy and safe Sunday.
And for those of you who are experiencing your fair share of snow and ice, I hope you’re able to stay warm and cozy inside.
It should be a nice and dry day today so I’m looking forward to spending it outdoors in the garden.
It was a busy week but also a lot of fun.
- There was a day trip to Oregon with a friend.
- I’ve been in the greenhouse sowing seeds and starting geranium plants from cuttings.
- The tile went up in the boat.
- I created a little coffee bar in my kitchen.
- Forsythia branches were cut to force bloom in the house.
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An Oregon Day Trip
I spent the day in Willamette Valley, Oregon with a friend. Besides seeing these olive trees at the nursery, you can see everything else we did that day HERE.
Boat Renovation Update
We are now finished with the tile work.
Some people have asked if the tile is safe for a boat. I learned that we needed to use a waterproof tile adhesive to set the tile and not the traditional thin-set.
Using a latex grout will help with flexibility.
Setting Up a Coffee Bar
We have the quirkiest home. It was built in 1920 and doesn’t have much space.
The pantry is just to the left of this space so we thought we could get away with setting up the espresso maker here to give us more space on the kitchen counter.
Bringing in the Forsythia Branches
It’s that time again when I go out in the yard and cut forsythia branches to take in the house to force bloom. They should be blooming soon.
Here are forsythias from my friend’s house. She forced hers a few weeks ago.
Garden Inspiration for the Week
The picture above was taken the first week of September of 2020 and is one of the most shared and liked pictures of my garden.
For this week’s inspirational garden post, I chose An Enchanted Evening Stroll Through the Garden which was posted in September of 2020. It was the most beautiful summer evening and the sunset skies were even more dramatic due to the fires in California that year.
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.
February Gardening Tips and To-Dos for the Pacific Northwest Region
It may not feel like gardening weather right now, but bundle up and get outdoors because there’s a lot to do this month. Here are some February gardening tips and things to work on in your Pacific Northwest garden.
Read the entire post HERE.
9 Hearts and Flowers Valentine’s Day Ideas You’ll Fall in Love With
If you’re looking for inspiring ideas for Valentine’s Day you’ve come to the right place. Here are 9 creative Valentines ideas full of hearts, flowers, and inspiration.
8 other bloggers have joined me to give you tablescapes, DIY craft projects, and home decor Valentine’s Day ideas. You can see these ideas HERE.
My Favorite Finds for the Week
Here are some of my favorite picks from Studio McGee at Target. They have some amazing home decor items you have to see!
Antique Candle Co. Winter Clearance Sale
40% OFF Antique Candle Co. winter clearance sale while supplies last!
Coming Your Way:
Garden checklist for 2022
How I Use My Vintage Stools
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Courtney from French Country Cottage has created the most beautiful fruit and flowers table centerpiece for spring.
Michele from Vintage Home Designs shares how to make the most delicious beer bread using 3 ingredients.
My good friend Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate made the prettiest pink roses out of coffee filters.
These heart-shaped soft pretzels.
DIY indoor planter pots for spring.
This beautiful home.
This delicious appetizer.
A colorful ice candle holder.
These home decor trends for 2022.
The most amazing pie recipe.
25 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.
These delicious dessert bars.
This heart pillow cover.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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,