Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I wrap up all that’s been going on in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I’ve discovered from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2022?
We’ve had one heck of a week here. We ended up having a white (the day after) Christmas and icy cold temperatures. We even got as low as 18°F a couple of times with a high of 24° one day.
As for the snow melting, today looks promising as we are finally going to see above freezing temperatures.
The snow made for pretty pictures though.
Jax and Ollie had a blast playing in the snow. Ollie was 3 months old the last time he saw any significant snow so it’s safe to say he enjoyed it much better this winter and Jax finally had a friend to play with.
Little Lucy, now 15 years old stayed inside keeping warm and toasty.
Here’s a picture of our backyard. The dog run is directly in front. You can see our outbuilding and the hill where the dogs are always running around is to the left.
Goodbye Christmas. Hello Winter.
The Christmas decor has been taken down but winter is still in full force indoors.
Lots of chunky throws and pillows, a sled, snowshoes, and greenery throughout. I’ll be working on a few winter decor posts this week.
When do you take your holiday decor down?
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
It was a year of valuable lessons, beautiful new varieties of flowers, and the most incredible dreams that came true. I can’t wait to share the best of my cottage and cut flower gardens in 2021.
Are you still trying to recover from the craziness of the holidays? I’m sharing 8 ways that will help you prepare for next year’s Christmas season by starting now.
It’s that time once again to start ordering flower seeds for the new year’s cut flower garden. This is my favorite part of the gardening process. Here’s a look at what I’m planning to grow in 2022’s flower garden.
Coming Up on the Blog:
The 2021 Year in Review
Top Posts for 2021
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
You will definitely want to see my garden buddy, Stacy of Bricks ‘n Bloom’s cottage garden, and how it grew in 2021. You might call this post the last hurrah because Stacy just moved to a new property and will be starting new gardens for 2022.
My friend Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse is such a talent. She is sharing her top 10 DIY projects from 2021.
Ann of Dabbling and Decorating has inspired me with her blue and white chinoiserie pots filled with evergreens for winter.
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.
Wishing you a year of health, joy, and happiness.
Until next time,
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