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1. How long do puppies have “puppy breath”? Ollie is 12 weeks old now and I think it’s gone.
2. The sweet pea seeds have been sown. I’ll share a blog post about Sweet Peas next week. It felt so good to be in the greenhouse again! So good! Snapdragons and black-eyed Susans are next. How about you? Are you sowing seeds yet?
3. I walked around the garden today and was shocked by all the new growth popping up out of the ground. You have no idea how happy I was. I’ll share some pictures next week. I have to get out there and spray some Liquid Fence on my tulips before the deer start eating them. They are just coming out of the ground, but I don’t want to take the chance. I’ll wait until the next day with no rain.
4. I’m scared to get too excited, but the weather forecast shows a week without rain starting Monday. I really hope that’s the case. I will be out in my garden and in the greenhouse the entire time!
What’s Going on in the World of Shiplap and Shells
A New Blog Series About My 1920’s Home
Do you love a good “before and after” moment? I do! It’s my very favorite thing to look at when I’m looking at someone’s blog or Instagram account. Well if you like them as well, you’re in luck!
I’ve started a new series where I am CELEBRATING OUR 100-YEAR-OLD BEACH HOUSE. Our house was built in 1920 and actually turned 100 last year. We had a huge celebration planned, but the pandemic had other plans. Unfortuntely, it doesn’t look like it’ll be safe to have a big summer party this year either.
So I’ve decided to celebrate with YOU! I’m sharing “before and after” views of each room in the house, and the exterior and yard, as well as renovation projects, what we’ve learned after buying an old house and much much more.
Here’s your first ‘before” pic. This is a view from the first day we saw our house. Do any of you remember the wall between the kitchen and living room? Now scroll back up to see the “after” picture again. It’s much better, right?
My first post is all about Why We Fell in Love with Our 100-Year-Old Beach House. I share some of the pictures from the first day we saw the house and talk about why we decided to make it our forever house.
Growing a Cut Flower Garden Blog Series
Here are the posts available in my “Growing a Cut Flower Garden“ Blog Series just in case you missed one…
- My New Blog Series – Growing a Cut Flower Garden
- Planning Your Cut Flower Garden
- My Seed Selection for the New Year’s Cut Flower Garden
- Supplies Needed for Seed Starting
- Seed Starting 101 – Growing a Cut Flower Garden Series
- Step-by-Step Tutorial on the Seed Starting Process
Shopping Can Cure Spring Fever
I’ve got spring fever and I’ve been shopping! Here are some of my favorite pots and planters around the web right now for spring.
Have you seen the new spring collection at Target? Here’s the new fun home decor from Threshold designed with Studio McGee.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
Juliet of Make Mine a Spritzer inspired me with her Valentine’s Day tea party ideas. I mean REALLY inspired me. I am not a baker, but I want to be one when I grow up now that I’ve read this blog post.
And her pictures are gorgeous. Here’s another one.
Here’s a new twist on a furniture makeover. Diane of In My Own Style did such an amazing job with this woven front nightstand makeover. I’m definitely going to do this to a piece of my own furniture!
Do you know my friend Niky of The House on Silverado? In my opinion, she is the queen of all things DIY, and she shares the best recipes. She’s made the cutest vintage button heart on reclaimed wood for Valentine’s Day.
Growing dahlias from seed.
This scrub for Valentine’s Day.
The perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day.
The perfect appetizer for a holiday brunch.
The cutest vase for Valentine’s Day!
In Case You Missed It…
How to Freshen Up Your Bedroom for Spring – a post from last year
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Enjoy your weekend,