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Island Beach Combing Treats and Treasures

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Big Hickory Island, Day Trips From Sanibel Island Florida & More, Sight Sea-R Cruises Shelling Boat | 10 comments

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It took a great deal of patience not to immediately pounce on this LETTERED OLIVE, FIGHTING CONCH and 2 pieces of gorgeous CORAL but instead take the time to get a photo before a wave washed them away.  Same goes for this FLORDA CONE…cone-shell-on-the-beach-1

Heehee … but I did it to show you that sometimes the whole shells are hiding near broken bits of shell crush so they are harder to find. I spotted these shells on our iLoveShelling cruise with Sight Sea-R Cruises after we pulled up to this gorgeous island of Big Hickory last week.

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The Gulf Of Mexico was calm, clear and dotted with shells along the shore.

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But the best part of our trip was…. awesome shellers!

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Finding awesome treasures!

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…. And beach bling!

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We were even treated to a DOLPHIN “show”. They followed our boat for so long and were so playful long side us, I think they wanted to hang out with us and see what kinds of shells we found.

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It was a marvelous day surrounded with fabshellous folks. Thank yall for joining me!

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Lets get together for a shelling day! Check out my upcoming dates… CLICK HERE 

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A Shelltastic Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Thanksgiving, Turkey Wing | 11 comments

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Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving from the beaches of Sanibel Island. I’m very thankful today I can share the love of shelling with YOU!

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Turkey Wing anybody?

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A Week Of Shell Wonder

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Sea Life | 12 comments

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It’s like seeing old friends again… ooooh those mini shells make my heart pitter patter. Sanibel Lighthouse Beach had a sweet little wrack line filled with BUBBLE SHELLS, WENTLETRAPS, juvie CONCHS and all sort of fun stuff at low tide this week. Actually, every beach I went to had such a different variety. Island Inn‘s beach was filled with all sorts of different shells but the butterfly COQUINAS and KITTENS PAWS struck my fancy in the surf line.

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I also went to Blind Pass to see the shells piling up at the water’s edge.

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I found more than just minis under the Blind Pass bridge at the really low tide … score!

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I met a sheller just under the bridge who found a huge ALPHABET CONE… congrats!

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On the Captiva side of Blind Pass the shells started piling up there too… mostly KITTENS PAWS but who doesn’t love KITTENS PAWS?

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I love to visit different beaches throughout one week of nice low tides because… ya never know whatcha gonna find. I even went kayaking out to the mud flats on the back side of Captiva with some girlfriends to see what we could find… ROSE PETAL TELLINS!

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It was an amazing week going from sloshing around on the tidal mud flats finding LIGHTNING WHELKS, PEAR WHELKS, TULIPS and  ROSE PETAL TELLINS to leisurely walking the beaches of Captiva and Sanibel around Blind Pass and around the tip of Lighthouse beach finding beautiful treasures and my fave finds of the teeny tiny WENTLTETRAPS.

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Such a good week of shelling…. Oh and omigosh, the WHITE PELICANS. The beauty of the the WHITE PELICANS.

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PS- I’m running the iLS Cap Special with free shipping ONLY until November 23- so gettem now!

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A.  1- cap, 1- wrist band, 1- sticker + free shipping    =$20 BUY NOW

B.  1- cap, 2- wrist bands, 2- stickers + free shipping   = $24 BUY NOW

C.  1- cap, 4- wrist bands, 4- stickers + free shipping    = $28 BUY NOW (biggest savings!)

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iLoveShelling Goodies Giveaway

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Giveaway, Seashell hat and wrist band giveaway | 354 comments

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It’s a Giveaway!

One lucky person who comments on this post will be mailed an iLoveShelling cap, wrist band and bumper sticker!

Yay!

UPDATE: Drum roll Please…. The Giveaway is over and we have a lucky sheller who will receive a new iLS hat, wristband and bumpersticker! Congratshellations Kathy Rush! 

This was a spur of the moment thought because I haven’t done a giveaway for y’all in a while so I wanna keep this simple. All ya have to do is give a comment on this post before November 10, 2016 at 5 pm and I’ll pick a random name (U.S. or Canadian mailing addresses only and over 18). Thats it! So easy. Yep- it’s a quick one and doesn’t give ya much time, so get on your shellphone to shellert your friends and family. This’ll be fun. I’m excited!

But wait…. If ya don’t win the free hat, For a limited time I’ve got some great deals for you just in time for the Holidays!

Wowza- I’m abshellutely thrilled I’ve had so many requests to buy iLoveShelling hats, wrist bands and bumper stickers lately so I wanted to be able to ship these items but also keep it affordable. I finally figured out a fantastic way to do this…. A combination of all THREE with shipping included in the price!

I’m shelling out 3 great deals for you to enjoy the shell love …

A.  1- cap, 1- wrist band, 1- sticker + free shipping    =$20 BUY NOW

B.  1- cap, 2- wrist bands, 2- stickers + free shipping   = $24 BUY NOW

C.  1- cap, 4- wrist bands, 4- stickers + free shipping    = $28 BUY NOW (biggest savings!)

Get them now while they last!

Oh hey…  seashells aren’t included (not saying’ I won’t slip a shell in the shipping bag though ;) )

Oh and hey again… These are the only 3 choices I have for shipping right now- I can’t ship any single items at this time

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Big Time with Big Fabshellous Bunch

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Albino Shells, Big Hickory Island, Day Trips From Sanibel Island Florida & More, Fossil, Shark's Teeth, Sight Sea-R Cruises Shelling Boat | 5 comments

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Big time fun at Big Hickory Island with this big bunch of fabshellous folks!

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Our boat with Sight Sea-R Cruises took us to this amazing island with clear blue water, lots of sunshine…

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And seashells to find on the beach.

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And treasures to find in the water.

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I’m a little delayed in posting, but this was last week on Halloween day. Cutie trick or treaters found lots of seashell treats.

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That’s an amazing ALBINO LACE MUREX along side those 2 FLORIDA CONES, huge BABYS EAR and sweet striped SUNRAY VENUS. Fantastic finds!

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I couldn’t believe I even found a fossil SHARK’S TOOTH.

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Every time I’m on this cruise, I’m thrilled to meet and see shellers find such exquisite gems. I look so forward to these trips!

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Did ya see the awesome post about this shelling cruise written by Robin Draper of Authentic Florida? Her Authentic Florida blog is devoted to giving us the best info on everything cool thing in Florida and I’m honored she came on this boating trip with us. Check out her article… http://www.authenticflorida.com/articles/where-to-go/find-florida-shells-with-a-shellebrity/

And check out her blog…

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Thank you Robin for all you do give us a peek at all the hidden gems of Florida. And you’re so dang cute and fun!

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Join me on a beach combing adventure! CLICK HERE

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