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…
Happy Sunday! And welcome to another week of Saltwater Sounds.
I’m back at home from a relaxing time in Phoenix and Palm Springs. It was such a great trip and I loved being in the sun and hanging out with my girlfriends.
The temperature change between Palm Springs and Seattle was a 50°F difference. But we did get a really nice 70°F day here at home last Thursday, which was amazing but didn’t last long.
And now I’m back to the everyday routine. It’s amazing how fast the week went just trying to catch up with laundry, the garden, and of course, the blog. Jax and Ollie are quite happy that their mom is home.
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In (and Out of) the Greenhouse
Our average last frost date is April 18th so I will be starting to harden off the rest of the seedlings next week. This is always such a fun time for me. It means that all the hard work will start to pay off!
It’s hard to imagine that this greenhouse will be empty in less than a month.
A Walk in the Garden
The daffodils are now being joined by beautiful spring tulips throughout the garden.
I’m working on my early spring garden post and should be sharing it with you next week.
More rhododendron and azaleas are blooming and will continue through the next month. These are very popular spring plants in the Pacific Northwest.
And of course, we have some stunning tree blossoms to enjoy.
Spring Candles Make Great Gifts
As you probably already know I have a thing for candles.
Antique Candle Co. has all their AMAZING spring candle fragrances available on their website.
- Clean Cotton
- Fresh Cut Herbs
- Lemon Eucalyptus
- Orange Grove
- Georgia Peach
- Mango Citrus
- Peach Apricot
- Pineapple Coconut
- Fresh Roasted Coffee (a favorite of mine)
- Momma’s Kitchen ( a great Mother’s Day gift idea)
- Warm Carmel Crumble
- Vanilla Bean
- Country Pear by Cotton Stem
- Lavender Vanilla
- Sweet Lemon
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
Are you looking for some inspiration when it comes to springtime gardening? I’m sharing 6 of my past spring cottage-style tours from my Pacific Northwest garden over the last couple of years.
Are you looking for ideas on how to brighten up your spring table? I created a bright and colorful table for the spring season using a mix of blue and yellow.
Some of my favorite blogging buddies joined me for this blog hop and you won’t want to miss out on how they created their sensational spring tables.
- Stacy | Bricks ‘n Blooms
- Kristin | White Arrows Home
- Ann | Dabbling and Decorating
- Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse
We all shared our cutlery pouches we were gifted from Cutlery Couture. Above are the ones I had for my spring tablescape. I love the navy blue stripes and will use them all the time for summer,
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Coming Your Way:
All about foxgloves
Subshrubs and why it’s hard to divide them
Creating a low-maintenance garden
A look at early spring in the garden
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 sweet friend Wendy of WM Design House has made more work for me, but that’s ok. I forgive her. She shares how to repurpose garden baskets to make beautiful outdoor hanging lights. I can’t wait to try this DIY project!
It’s so fun having so many talented friends to get ideas from. And Meeghan of Cali Girl in a Southern World is another creative soul who brightens up my day with her DIY projects. You have to see how she made these sweet concrete eggs for your spring decor.
And speaking of DIY eggs, my good friend Mary of Life at Bella Terra made the sweetest decoupaged Easter eggs. I love these so much!
This spring cabbage flower arrangement.
How to fall back in love with your home.
This perfect homemade treat for Easter.
How to organize kitchen drawers.
A refreshing cocktail.
Gorgeous kitchen inspiration.
The best deviled eggs with bacon.
A mixture of styles in this English home.
This stunning Connecticut home.
A dessert for Cinco De Mayo.
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.
Until next time,