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What’s Going on in the World of Shiplap and Shells
We FINALLY have some sun!
Supposedly, a Category 5 atmospheric river, stretching 2,700 miles across the Pacific was drenching the Northwest this last week. We’re known for rain, but not this much. 25% of our annual rainfall has already fallen this month. It’s officially the wettest start to a year in Seattle history.
I know, I know. There are some of you out there that would love the rain, and I get it. But with 7.45″ of rain in the first 12 days of January, we would be happy to give those of you that need rain some of ours. Heck, I’d give you all of February’s rainfall if I could.
Enough about the weather…
Winter Home Decor Blog Hop
My house has FINALLY been purged of everything Christmas, and replaced with warm & cozy winter decor. In my blog post, I share some tips on how I decorate for winter. I’ve joined 10 other bloggers for a Winter Home Decor Blog Hop. For even more inspiration, their links are at the end of my blog post.
Ollie the Puppy
Here’s my favorite winter accessory! Puppy Ollie has been having a hard time. If the truth be told, Ollie’s mom has been having a really hard time too (I am so tired).
First, Ollie brought fleas home to us. We think we have gotten a handle on it, and there has been a lot of laundry that has been done! Then, this baby had his second set of shots, and he was miserable the next day. He cried ALL DAY! But, we got through all of that too.
I picked Ollie up yesterday to get a little dose of puppy love, and he stunk. I mean, he seriously STUNK! Upon further investigation, and an appointment with the vet, we discovered he had a bacterial infection in each ear. The poor guy has been through the ringer. Hopefully this is his last issue.
All About the Garden
I shared my Top 5 Gardening Blog Posts for 2020 last week. I’m getting the greenhouse ready for seed sowing at the end of the month. Do you clean your plant containers each year before sowing your seeds? It’s so important in order to prevent diseases. I use a 10% bleach / 90% water mix. That should be done soon.
30% Off Fall & Holiday Candles
The Antique Candle Co. is offering their fall and Christmas candles 30% off while supplies last. And there’s more! Free shipping for all US orders over $50. I’m enjoying my Pecan Pie as I’m writing this.
What I’m Working on for Next Week:
I’ll be sharing more gardening blog posts and a story about how we picked our forever home. I’ll be organizing my pantry soon, wish me luck!
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
Karen of Sanctuary Home Decor shares How To Make A Hearty Charcuterie Board. I will be ready to make one of these once we can entertain again. Amazing!
Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest shares 7 Tips for Organizing Your Home Decor. I can’t wait to implement some of her ideas.
I found these cute sweater vases that my friend KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms made. They are the perfect winter decor accessory!
My friend’s china cabinet and hutch decorated for the winter.
What you can do with an old wooden toolbox.
How to style a cozy winter home.
This black bean cake recipe.
These 8 Simple Winter Decorating Tips.
A simple and cozy winter tablescape.
How to make a simple cotton stem wreath.
In Case You Missed It…
Supplies Needed for Seed Starting
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.
Enjoy your weekend,
Sweet little Ollie is going to bring so much happiness to your family! You can see what a sweet boy he is in his eyes. Love him!
These are some of my favorite posts of the week, Kim! Thank you so much for including my winter decorating tips. I really appreciate it. Hope you guys get some respite from all the rain. I know you’re excited about your garden this year. Sending you lots of hugs and big hugs for Ollie too. He’s too cute to be going through so much already, CoCo
Chas Greener says
All great things that you’re sharing friend. Love the cute puppy!!!!! Hope that you’re enjoying this special cozy time 🙂 Hugs
Thank you Chas. It’s always so good to see you here. And it’s much appreciated. Wishing you the best this week my friend.
Thank you so much for sharing my china cabinet and hutch! I love that chaceuterie board inspo from Sanctuary home decor that looks so good! Ollis is just the cutest – I’m so glad you are enjoying him. Your home looks so cozy for Christmas. I love all the pretty cottage details! Your pretty cabinet gets me every time and the gardens look amazing even in winter! xoxoxo
Thank you Stacy! I just wish I had room for a china hutch in my home. You have done such a great job styling it.
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
What a great wrap up Kim – I could look at the pictures of your beautiful home and view all day! But I’ll content myself with only a few minutes, then off to visit the posts I missed last week! 🙂 You are so inspiring every day – thanks for all of it! I hope Ollie and you feel better soon! Happy Weekend!
You always have the sweetest things to say Barbara. Thank you for visiting!
Rachel Harper says
Thanks so much for sharing my recipe! You are so sweet. I’m sorry Ollie is having such a hard time but he sure is a cutie. Have the best Sat
The cuteness definitely makes up for the lack of sleep. He’s feeling much better now.
The best sunrise. I am so happy. Beside your garden area. Disent place. Where it’s place?
Exelent gardening. Wonderful place. I exciting. I glad too.
Rebecca Payne says
I just love your kitchen.
Thank you my friend!