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…
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It’s the last Sunday of the month and I for one am very happy that we’re finally heading into March. We’re that much closer to spring.
My Sweet Lucy Girl
I had to say goodbye to my sweet Lucy this week.
She was 15 years old, so I knew it was coming but that never makes it easier.
She was starting to have many issues and the vet confirmed she had cancer and Cushing’s disease so I knew I didn’t want Lucy to suffer.
The house seems so different without her. It will take some time to get used to the new normal.
I put together a little tribute on Instagram and TikTok which actually made me feel better. It was a little like therapy. A lot of memories came flooding back, I even smiled a bit.
Lucy’s favorite things to do were…
- explore in the garden
She refused to swim and hated having to go potty out in the rain. She loved her brothers and will be missed. So much.
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I FINALLY sowed the snapdragon and yarrow seeds last week. Nothing has germinated yet.
I’ll be sowing all the other flower seeds in another 7 days or so. Then the greenhouse will be nice and full.
The sweet peas look great!
The geraniums are all starting to bloom and have really started growing again. I’ll start more cuttings this week.
The Garden in the Last Week of February
The crocuses and snowdrop spring bulbs are blooming. And the daylilies are really growing quickly now.
The primroses are back.
And here are the tulips in the cutting garden.
I just sprayed a deer repellent yesterday before the rain started again.
It’s been below freezing all week so I still haven’t planted the primroses, hellebore, heather, and pansies I bought weeks ago. They’re sitting in my carport right now waiting for warmer weather this coming week.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
I’ve refreshed my laundry room a number of times in the last 10 years. This post not only shows you the latest refresh I just finished but also the many changes that have been made to this space and all the “before and after” views throughout the process.
Are you looking for decorating ideas for early spring? I joined some blogging friends to share 6 spring home decor ideas that are sure to inspire and give you great tips to freshen up your home for the coming season.
February’s Pinterest Challenge was all about styling a spring table. Check out how I put my own spin on the inspiration photo.
Spring Candles from Antique Candle Co.
Did you know that you can buy a sample pack of candles?
This is always a great idea when you want to try several fragrances before committing to just one or two.
A sample pack is also a wonderful way to share a spring gift with a friend. I’m going to put little baskets together for my good friends to bring in the spring season with a candle, a small plant, and some other little goodies.
To see all the candles available for spring, click HERE.
And these succulents would be another great addition to my spring gift baskets. I found these at Costco. A 4-pack was $12.99.
Coming Your Way:
My new vintage area rug
March to-dos in the garden
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…
Jenn from the Everyday Farmhouse has created the sweetest wooden craft eggs that you will love! I really want to make these.
My sweet friend Mary from Life at Bella Terra shares all there is to know about one of my favorite plants, lavender.
My friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs has created the most amazing rustic Italian party. I am truly inspired.
Astrid from The Nordroom shares this little black shack, a beachfront cottage in Australia.
My good friend Rachel of The Ponds farmhouse is the queen of DIYs in my opinion. And she blew me away with this project where she paints flour sack napkins.
These baked chocolate fudge glazed doughnuts.
Table decorations for an Italian dinner party.
All about green.
These one-pan meal ideas.
How to pick the best upholstery fabric.
This yummy brownie lava cake recipe.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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Until next time,