Latest Posts

3 Apr

How to Stay Safe in the Sun

For everyone planning a visit to Sundial or swapping winter clothes for warm weather clothes and dreaming of the sun, here are some of the things I’ve learned that’ll help you keep yourself and your family protected while enjoying the outdoors. I hope these tips will help you all stay protected in the sun this spring and summer and insure that no one is doomed to feeling like a boiled lobster!

28 Mar

Your Easter Activities Burn Calories!

The big weekend is still ahead of us, though, and we’re definitely planning on ending spring break on a high note. This weekend is going to be crazy! Our family is hitting TWO Easter Egg Hunts, BOTH BBQ Blowouts at Sundial and taking a little time at the Children’s Spring Festival! When I saw how much food was involved in all of this I decided I needed to find a few creative ways to burn calories on the move. Here are some Easter holiday ways to work off those chocolate bunnies!

20 Mar

Baseball’s Opening Day 2013

I can’t believe Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is only a week and a half away! So far my husband and son have already been to 3 games, and they’re going to more during spring break, but they’re lamenting the end of spring training. While I don’t get to as many games as the boys, I do love having the Red Sox and Twins in our neighborhood every year, even if it is only for a month. It’s exciting to watch the teams get back together after their break and find their rhythm, getting revved up for opening day.

13 Mar

St. Paddy’s Day – Sanibel Style!

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday! Everyone in our house is excited for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There are plenty of opportunities all over the island to eat, drink and dance like the Irish! Here are just a few that you may want to check out this holiday weekend.

7 Mar

Yoga: Another Quick Workout for Swimsuit Season

Last week, I shared a workout routine that is customizable to almost any lifestyle and designed to get your body swimsuit-ready. While going through my own mix and match of the ten moves this week, I started thinking that I left something out: YOGA!

28 Feb

Simple Workouts for Busy Beach-Body Seekers

It's almost spring break - which means it's officially swimsuit season! I recently found this great workout designed by Pro Volleyball Player Nora Tobin in Shape magazine. What I love about it is the ability to mix and match the 10 different exercises to target trouble zones, and it also keeps every workout interesting. All of the moves are super simple and most can be done anywhere without fancy equipment.

26 Feb

Delicious Low-Calorie Smoothies

This week, I found a great recipe for healthy smoothies in Women’s Health magazine! They offer five different recipes, but my favorite is the “Awesome Almond.” It includes only 233 calories and 8 grams of fat. With 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, it kills your hunger and gives you energy for quite a while.

18 Feb

Spring Break Is Around the Corner!

With Spring Break just a little over a month away, it’s hard to think about much else. The kids are thrilled to be getting a break from school because they have BIG plans. Here’s a look at our proposed agenda for Spring Break week. Maybe it will give you and your family a few activity ideas!

13 Feb

My Valentine’s Day on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is a great place to be for Valentine’s Day. When long walks on the beach and sunsets over the gulf are part of the norm, it’s hard to not feel romantic. However, I have no idea what I’ll be doing for the big day Thursday because my husband has decided to keep it a surprise. Maybe it will be a grown up night away. He knows I love Sundial, so maybe that will be it!