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6 Dec

Holiday Travel Tips

Thanksgiving was a huge success. Both of our families had a wonderful time once they got to Sanibel Island and Sundial Resort. The key point being: once they got here. In our excitement over not having to travel this year, we overlooked the collective lack of travel experience held by our respective families.

27 Nov

Picking the Right Gifts

When our Thanksgiving meal is packed away in our bellies, the family and I sit together and discuss plans for the next holiday on the calendar: Christmas. We talk about decorations, plans for meals and extended family and, of course, gifts.

21 Nov

What I’m Thankful For…

Growing up, my family had a Thanksgiving tradition where everyone at the table had to stand up and say three things they were thankful for that year.

15 Nov

Thanksgiving Entertaining & Menu Ideas

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to share some tips, tricks and resources that I have found to be helpful over the years.

23 Oct

Celebrating Halloween on and around Sanibel

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. From my Princess Leia days to the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ themed party in college to now helping my own children with their costumes, I have always found the holiday to be all about fun, creativity and socializing. Even though Halloween is a week away, the events have already begun.

16 Oct

Halloween Kid’s Costumes – DIY Style

I can’t believe Halloween is only 2 weeks away! I feel like the kids just started school a week ago and already it’s approaching crunch time for final costume decisions. This year I will be escorting Captain America and Theodora, the wicked witch played by Mila Cunis in “Oz the Great and Powerful”.

3 Oct

Sanibel Island: A Golfer’s Paradise

Earlier this week, someone told me that tomorrow is National Golf Day. When I shared this with my husband announced he would be playing hooky on Friday to celebrate his new favorite holiday. My son overheard this, then quickly declared he too would be playing hooky and ”going to play golf with Daddy".

20 Sep

Sanibel Seasons: What the weather is like year round

Looking at the calendar today made me realize that Sunday is the first official day of fall. Growing up, fall was a very different experience than what I have gotten used to over the past 10+ years. I love living in a place where I can enjoy the outdoors year round.

13 Sep

Planning for the Holidays

I was watching the Today Show Wednesday and one of the topics of conversation was the K-Mart Holiday Ad that just aired. Apparently it first ran earlier this week, a full 106 days before Christmas! Despite the supposedly premature timing of the ad, it did one thing right: it made me start thinking about what my family will be doing this holiday season.