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Shelling Scoop Christmas GiveAway!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Giveaway, Seashell Sifter Scoop | 720 comments


susick seashell sifter shelling scoop

What time is it? 

Time for a Christmas GiveAway!

It’s a Susick Seashell Sifter shelling scoop … 

But this time it’s a TRAVEL VERSION!


This seashell scoop comes apart so you can fit it in your suitcase…Yes. Finally!


This little blue scoop has been a favorite over theyears for Super Sheller Clark and for many shelling extraordinaires so it’s time to spread the shelling scoop love with a new TRAVEL SEASHELL SCOOP. It’s the easiest way to catch the best shells, to save your back from too much of the Sanibel Stoop and now you can pack it in your suitcase to save for the next shelling vacation.

This is what you can win……

 UPDATE… The giveaway is over and the random ( winner has been chosen!

But wait… Since there were soooo many people who commented to have a chance of winning this cool scoop, Ron at Susick wanted to give away another one. TWO SCOOPS! Shellzam!

Congratshellations Sharon O. from Curtis!

Congratshellations Lynn McDonald (junebug)!

Prize Details:


  • One Susick Traveler Sea Shell Sifter Scoop (click for dimensions and more details)
  • 10 x 10 Mesh treasure bag
  • Free U.S. Shipping and handling
  • Valued at $37
  • Contest starts today and runs until midnight Tuesday December 20, 2016
  • Just make a comment on this post to enter to win.
  • PS- Winner won’t be guaranteed shipping by Christmas
  • (ahem…. Suitcase not included :) )

It’s easy but the contest doesn’t last long so spread the word! You don’t have to write a lot. Just say you want to be included in the drawing in the comments area (So sorry, GiveAway is over).

It’s brand new so I don’t have any photos of it in use but it feels completely sturdy like the original. Here’s what the original Susick Seashell Sifter looks like in action….

Two scoops of shells

Shelling for Wentletraps

sister shell seekers

finding seashells

Family Captiva beach with seashells

Smitty with shelling scoop

Jean Anna Linda shell lighthouse

Shellers Shelling scoop



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iLoveShelling Goodies Giveaway

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


It’s a Giveaway!

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


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

i-love-shelling-bumper-sticker-sanibel-seashells   i-love-shelling-hat-cap-junonia     seashell-wrist-band-bracelet-iloveshelling

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Make A Wish… For 2 Night Stay Island Inn Sanibel Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Giveaway, iLoveShelling Pambeach walk giveaway, Island Inn, Island Inn 2 night stay giveaway 2016, Sanibel Hotels | 15 comments


It’s time for another Shelltastic beach vacation GiveAway at my fave place….  Island Inn!

Island Inn Sanibel Street Sign

You have a chance to win a 2-night hotel stay on the beautiful shell-filled beach at the Island Inn!

Island Inn Sanibel cottage paradise

But wait… along with this 2 night stay at Island Inn, I will get a chance to have a 2-hour shelling tour with you too! We will have our own little private shelling trip together.

Sanibel pam rambo with seashell shelling

 You can win a chance to stay on this 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!

Island Inn Beach

 Its so easy… to sign up to have a chance at winning this two night hotel stay redeemable for up to four people from dates 8/8/16 through 8/8/17 at Island Inn and a fabshellous private shelling adventure with me (Pam Rambo)-  CLICK HERE

sanibel shell collecting

Good Luck y’all! All details will be answered on their sign up page so sign up today or through August 8, 2016 at 12 PM EST.

UPDATE: This giveaway is over and we have a winner…. Congratulations Kristen S!

Island Inn Sanibel Office

Make sure you follow Island Inn on all their other pages too so you don’t miss any other specials they may be announcing…

Island Inn – FaceBook

Island Inn – Twitter

Island Inn – Instagram

Island Inn – Pinterest

AND…. Be sure to follow me at my other iLoveShelling pages as well. Each one is a different!

Check out  iLoveShelling – Facebook 

iLoveShelling – Instagram

iLoveShelling-  Twitter

iLoveShelling-  Pinterest

iLoveShelling-  Youtube

So make a wish today!

Sanibel 2 night giveaway winner

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Introducing National Seashell Day June 20!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Giveaway, National Seashell Day, Sea Life, Shell Yeah Sweepstakes | 26 comments



Charge up your shellphones, y’all.

Start typing out a few coconut shellegraphs.

Use all your shellecommunication skills to tell all your friends about the first annual….

National Seashell Day on June 20!

Shellzam! I am sooooo excited to have an official day to shellebrate our greatest obsession … seashells. So when I heard the folks of Lee County Visitors Bureau were going to officially proclaim that June 20th would be National Seashell Day, I joined them at the courthouse donned in my JUNONIA costume and loudly sounded my CONCH horn to shellebrate this awesome day. haha

Pam Rambo national seashell day proclaim

Oooohhh and we have so many surprises for June 20, 2016 too. The biggest one?

Ginger Zee with Good Morning America will be here for the shellaganza!

Can you believe it? She’s on Dancing With The Stars this season as well – isn’t she so dang cute? Of course we have some spectacsheller events planned to welcome her and everybody at Good Morning America.

Ok and there’s one more HUGE  fabshellous project I’m working on using lots and lots of seashells .

SeaShells sort of sorted in containers

So stay tuned…. We will unveil this big, huge shellmongus seashell “sculpture” on June 20th …. National Seashell Day!

Pam with plain VW convertible

Join us on National Seashell Day.

Happy to be on Sanibel Island

UPDATE: So this was my secret project! Can you believe it? I made a car shelldazzled with over 20,000 shells then named it Shell Love Bug.

Shell Love Bug front fender seashells

Read all about the making of Shell Love Bug HERE




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The Sanibel 5 Nights Stay Winner And More

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in 5 year Shellaversary with Island Inn, Beach Holiday, Christmas, Giveaway, 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 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 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.




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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



We are Shellebrating 5 years of!

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

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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