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Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in 5 year Shellaversary with Island Inn, Christmas, Giveaway, Holiday, Parades, Shelling birthday | 13 comments

paradise shells on a sanibel beach

Wouldn’t you like to wake up to see this shell filled beach view for 5 nights on Sanibel?

To help shellebrate our iLoveShelling 5 year Shellaversary last week, Island Inn Sanibel was gracious enough to give away 5 nights stay for two people at their beautiful beachfront resort to drink in this view and experience this amazing place. By computer random pick, the shellucky winner has been chosen!

Drum Roll please….

The winner is ….  Cynthia S. From Nahunta, Georgia! Congratshellations Cynthia, You will have a blast!

blue fireworks

Seriously, Thank you Island Inn for your continued support to our fab shelling community.

Island Inn ad

Ooooo ya, and that’s not all… I have other fun news too. On Saturday December 6, I get to pick a different kind of winner because I have been selected to be a judge for the 2014 Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade. It’s the cutest little holiday parade you’ve ever seen- I’m so excited! For the last several years Clark and I have participated in our own golf cart, the Junonia Jalopy.

Golf cart christmas parade captiva florida

So Yes, I get to be a judge this year… but hold on… You get to be a judge too! This year the committee has invited YOU to judge this year’s parade with awarding one cart with a People’s Choice Award. A photo of each cart will be taken at check-in and posted to Facebook.com/CaptivaGolfCartParade so you can choose your fave decorated golf cart through Friday, Dec. 12 then a winner will be chosen from your votes. Fun, huh?

captiva cruises lady chadwick christmas

Come join us for a really fun day for the parade, awards and then that same evening we celebrate Captiva Luminary. The whole island of Captiva is lit up with the holiday spirit with restaurants, retailers and all business open their doors serving holiday cheer and sounds of carolers on every corner.

drum circle at YOLO watersports captiva

Want more holiday cheer? The holiday festivities actually start on Friday night with Sanibel’s luminary with Periwinkle Way lined with glowing candles. If you’ve never seen Sanibel and Captiva during December, it warms the heart.

Captiva Holiday Village iLoveShelling.com luminary

Wanna stay for a few days? Come on, join the festivities! Here are my hotel recommendations along with some condos and cottages as well… CLICK HERE

pam's sanibel captiva hotel recommedations

One more thing… if  you didn’t win the Island Inn‘s 5 night GiveAway, I have another GiveAway in the works to shellebrate iLoveShelling’s 5 year Shellaversary. Just in time for the Shelladays! Keep your eyes peeled for my next GiveAway coming soon.

iLoveShelling 5 YR SHELLAVERSARY

 

 

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5 Year Shellaversary GiveAway – 5 Nights at Island Inn Sanibel

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in 5 year Shellaversary with Island Inn, Giveaway, Island Inn | 51 comments

iLoveShelling 5 YR SHELLAVERSARY

 

We are Shellebrating 5 years of iLoveShelling.com!

Can you believe I’ve been blogging about seashells and beach bling on Sanibel, Captiva, Southwest Florida and around the world for 5 years? I can’t believe it! It seems like yesterday when I started this blog to write a few thoughts down about my shelling adventures. Before I knew it, some of you started to comment of your joy of beach combing as well…  and from that day forward I was hooked.

To thank you for a fabshellous 5 year journey of sharing this amazing world of shelling ….

We are having a Shellaversary Party GiveAway!

iLoveShelling 5 shellaversary iis

 

Yes, you read that right. You could win a 5 nights stay at Island Inn!

Island Inn Sanibel has been a huge supporter of the shelling community since 1895 so they wanted to be part of our iLoveShelling Shellaversary Party. They are giving one shellucky winner a FIVE nights stay for two at their beautiful beachfront resort.

iloveshelling 5th anniversary

How do you register to win this incredishell FIVE nights stay for two at Island Inn for our FIVE year shellaversary? It’s so easy…

UPDATE: November 7, 2014- This GiveAway is now over and the winner has been chosen by computer random drawing.

Congratshellations go to Cynthia S. from Nahunta, GA!

  • Enter A Chance To Win a 5 night stay for 2 people at Island Inn
  • Properly fill out entry form at the link stated in the directions above
  • Enter between October 30, 2014 through November 5, 2014
  • One entry per person
  • Winner will be announced November 6, 2014

Thank you so much for 5 years of such fun times on the beach together, as well as learning and sharing our shelling adventures with each other.

So go ahead… get on over to the Island Inn website to register for your chance to win 5 nights in paradise. Then get out your conch horn and get your shellacommunications skills fired up by telling your friends and family to register too.   Good Luck to each of you!

Many thanks to Island Inn for being so gracious and supportive to our shelling community with this GiveAway with iLoveShelling. We are grateful and very excited about having this chance to GiveAway this FIVE nights stay at this historic resort…

Island Inn Sanibel Office

Old style Sanibel Island Inn

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PS- While you are waiting to hear if you won this exshellent 5 year Shellaversary Party GiveAway, check out another awesome party the Island Inn is throwing. Shellabaloo! Join us for this awesome shellathon…

shellabaloo January 2015

 

 

 

 

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Shelltastic Southwest Florida Vacation GiveAway!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Congress Jewelers (Sealife By Congress), Fort Myers Beach, Giveaway, Starfish | 44 comments

Pointe Estero Giveaway LOGO2

It’s time for a Shelltastic Southwest Florida Vacation GiveAway!

We have TWO giveaways for TWO winners!

The first prize is a 4 day/3 night stay on the quiet south end of Fort Myers Beach, Florida right smack on a gorgeous stretch of beach filled with beautiful seashell treasures from the gulf just waiting to be found. You can shell all day into the evening then catch brilliant sunsets right at your front door. It’s a sheller’s dream!

Pointe Estero Beach Resort Sunset Fort Myers

You could have a chance to win a stay in a beautiful suite like this…

Pointe Estero Room View

Relax and refresh by taking a dip in the tropical pool with cool breezes off the Gulf Of Mexico…

Pointe Estero Ft Myers Beach pool

Or take a walk on the peaceful beach for a little serenity and shell collecting…

Fort myers Beach Florida before storm

These are just some of my fabulous finds I collected within a couple of hours just last month (CLICK HERE to see the post)…

BEACH PINK BLING FLORIDA

Look how many SAND DOLLARS were scattered along the beach.

Fort Myers Beach Florida seashells Point Estero

See what I mean? It’s Shelltastic!

shell collection diane myers beach florida

Which brings us to the second prize from Sealife By Congress!

Sealife By Congress Logo

Sealife By Congress is giving away this stunning sterling silver Starfish Reef pendant!

sea life by congress starfish necklace

 Their store on Sanibel Island is filled with gorgeous jewelry made especially for beachcombers like us. This starfish necklace is dazzling!

starfish necklace sea life by congress

So how can you win one of the awesome prizes? It’s easy. Remember, there are 2 different prizes and 2 winners so you have to register for both prizes separately.

Just follow these simple directions… UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. A winner has been chosen (see below).

 

  • Enter A Chance To Win- 4 days/3 nights stay in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
  • Enter A Chance To Win- A sterling silver Starfish Reef pendant by Sealife By Congress

Rules:

  • Enter for a chance to win either of these prizes from September 5, 2013 through September 11, 2013.
  • Properly fill out entry form at the link stated in the directions above
  • Properly fill out entry form for Sealife By Congress at the link stated in the directions above
  • Winners will be announced September 13, 2013
  • One entry per person

Okay? Just to make sure…. Did you click on both different links to enter your chance to win both prizes? All righty then. Good Luck on your chance to win a Shelltastic Southwest Florida Vacation Giveaway !!

UPDATE: 9-13-13- The contest is over. The winners have been chosen…

Congratulations!!!!!

Denise Stahl (AS, FL) for winning the 3 night stay

Kathie Porter for winning the sterling silver Starfish Reef pendant by Sealife By Congress

Sealife By Congress Logo

golden sanibel starfish photo

 

 

 

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Shelling Vacation Giveaway Package- It’s Time for an Island!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Giveaway | 57 comments

Time for an island vacation giveaway

Yes, you read that right! You can enter to win a shelling vacation of a lifetime!

It is time to get you on Sanibel Island to shell your hearts out because you have a chance to win a 5-day shelling vacation brought to you by our awesome Lee County Visitors Bureau. And I’m thrilled to be part of this giveaway as well because it includes a warm welcome guided shelling adventure by yours truly (me!) to help you shellebrate your exshellent prize … and you also get a fab shelling cruise to Cayo Costa. Spectacsheller, right?

Here are the details for the Grand Prize…UPDATE: contest is CLOSED and the winner has been chosen. See below

But Wait! Holy Cowrie, that’s not it! You can win daily iLoveShelling prizes like goodie bags filled with iLoveShelling tees or tanks, caps, waterproof Shell ID guides and of course shell bags filled with precious Southwest Florida shells that Clark and I collected from our beaches.

UPDATE: June 3, 2013- You can only enter the daily giveaways from entering on a computer. It won’t work on a cell phone- sorry guys!

This vacation sweepstakes will run from June 1-15, 2013 so enter now by CLICKING HERE.

What are you still doing here??? I’m so excited to see who wins so go and enter so you can get this prize! If you have any questions, they should all be answered when you enter this shellacious give away by CLICKING HERE. Good luck, y’all!

UPDATE 6-01-13: The drawing is over and the winners are posted at http://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com. Congratulations Dotti for winning this Shelling vacation!

lee county visitors bureau

Colorful Sanibel seashells

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GiveAway! From YOLO Watersports Captiva

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Captiva, Giveaway, Shell Scoops, YOLO Captiva, YOLO Watersports Captiva | 527 comments

yolo captiva store

Hey all you shellers and beach lovers…. Let’s shellebrate!

We are GIVING AWAY a $100 YOLO gift card!

YOLO Logo small

Enter to win this YOLO Watersports $100 gift card (Yes. I said ONE HUNDRED dollar gift card!) for any of your shelling needs from this awesome surf shop on Andy Rosse Lane in Captiva! If you win, you could use the gift card to get a new shelling backhoe! And mask and snorkel! And a shell bucket and mesh bag! And waterproof bag!

shelling merchandise

The whole store is filled with cool stuff for the beach! Like flip flops…

rainbow flip flops yolo captiva

And for those crazy shelling days at Blind Pass when the shells are stacked up 4 feet high… you need Water Shoes.

water shoes yolo captiva

Hold on to your conchs, yall! Wanna know what else you could use this gift card for???  In pure island style, rent this oh-so-hot little red SCOOT COUP … modeled by owners Marcel and Betsy. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

yolo scoot coup rental

Or check out Captiva Village in a GOLF CART

golf cart captiva yolo

YOLO also has all of the fun water sport activities to use your gift card towards… like PARASAILING!

yolo parasail kelly

Rent a WAVERUNNER

josh sims waverunner yolo

Rent a HOBIECAT!

Hobie Sailboat yolo

You can even try out the hottest new craze… STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS like Sanibel’s own top model Kelsie Macray.

kelsie paddle board yolo

So how can you WIN this $100 gift card from YOLO on Captiva Island?

Just make a comment (GiveAway is over and comments are now closed) on THIS post any time from Saturday Sept 22 through Sunday Sept 30 to enter to win. It’s easy! You don’t have to write a lot. Just say you want to be included in the drawing or how you would use the gift card. It’ll be fun! Only one comment per person will be entered in the drawing (ahem… that means if you comment twice, only one comment will be entered;))

The contest is only a week long so hurry up and tell your friends and family to enter as well because it starts TODAY and runs through Sunday September 30, 2012.

If you don’t know how to make a comment- Click on the Title of this post (GiveAway! From YOLO Watersports Captiva) and scroll to the bottom then follow directions. Or you can click on the number in parenthesis (for example (1) or (0) ) under the post title after it says “By pam – Comments”.

inside yolo

I just showed you a few cool things YOLO has to offer. Check out more by…
Stopping in to see them at 11534 Andy Rosse Ln. Captiva, FL  (MAP)
or visit them on…
Twitter- https://twitter.com/#%21/YOLOCaptiva

yolo capitva interior

GOOD LUCK, y’all!

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Time For Another GiveAway!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Giveaway, Seashell Sifter Scoop | 306 comments

susick seashell sifter shelling scoop

susick seashell sifter shelling scoop

What time is it?

Time for another GiveAway of a Susick Seashell Sifter shelling scoop! 

Susick Sea Shell Sifter Scoop GiveAway

Susick Sea Shell Sifter Scoop

UPDATE: Giveaway OVER. A WINNER has been chosen. Congrats Kelli!

This little blue scoop has been a favorite for Super Sheller Clark and for so many other shelling extraordinaires so it’s time to spread the shelling scoop love. It’s the easiest way to catch the best shells and to save your back from too much of the Sanibel Stoop. This is what you can win……

Prize Details:    UPDATE: Giveaway OVER. A WINNER has been chosen. Congrats Kelli!

  • One Susick Sea Shell Sifter Scoop (click for dimensions)
  • 10 x 10 Mesh treasure bag
  • Free U.S. Shipping and handling
  • Valued at $19.99
  • Contest starts today until Sunday August 21, 2011
  • Just make a comment on this post to enter to win.

It’s easy! You don’t have to write a lot. You want to enter? Just say you want to be included in the drawing in the comments area.

If you don’t know how to make a comment- Click on the Title of this post (Time For Another GiveAway!) and scroll to the bottom then follow directions. Or you can click on the number in parenthesis (for example (1) or (0) ) after where it says “By pam – Comments” under the post title.

Here’s what the Susick Seashell Sifter looks like in action….

Two scoops of shells

My brother!

Shelling for Wentletraps

Super Sheller Clark

sister shell seekers

Carol and Gail

finding seashells

Greg and Tee

Family Captiva beach with seashells

Doug, Caroline and Laura

Smitty with shelling scoop

Smitty

Jean Anna Linda shell lighthouse

Jean, Anna and Linda

Shellers Shelling scoop

Carol and Richard

 

 

 

 

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