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Sharing The Shellove on Shell Day

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Sanibel, Guide to Speaking Shellanguage | 2 comments

We shellebrated the 2nd Annual National Seashell Day at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum with my new Guide To Speaking Shellanguage book signing and hanging out with shelling friends. heehee How appropriate!

Meanwhile, Shell Love Bug had her own shellebrating… she went on shellcation to New York City!

Brian took good care of her so they could spread the shellove of the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel in the Big ShellApple (heehee).

It was also so cool to get updates on iLoveShelling Facebook page about how other people shellebrated the day around the country. So many people were sharing the shellove too!

Join me on a shelling adventure…

Check out my new book Guide To Speaking Shellanguage

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First Book Signing for Pam’s Guide To Speaking Shellanguage

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Guide to Speaking Shellanguage, Seashells | 22 comments

pam rambo author shellanguage book

What’s the best way to shellebrate National Seashell Day on June 21, 2017?

By going to the nearest beach in the morning then heading to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum from 12:30 to 1:30! I’m doing my first book signing of my silly little brand new shell book called “Pam Rambo’s Guide To Speaking Shellanguage” on the biggest day of the year dedicated to the shelling community at the best seashell place on the planet – the Shell Museum.

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Oh wait… You can’t be at the Shell Museum on National Seashell Day? Then I have some ideas for you…. Have your own shelluau party! Sort your shells and shelldazzle your dinner table. Decorate your front porch in fabshellous shell baskets. Invite your friends over for a shellebration! Make shell crafts. Make seashell jewelry. Take a bunch of shellfies and post them to facebook ans tag iLoveShelling facebook page– I’d love to see them. Any sort of shellnanigans will do!

And the best idea yet … Order my shellarious “Shellanguage” book for $12.99 as a gift for your favorite sheller from the Shell Museum before June 21 and I will autograph it for you at the book signing then it can be shipped to any U.S. address for $3 (plus tax outside Florida). Shellzam! You can call the Shell Museum at 239-395-2233 and tell them you’d like to buy a book from the gift shop.

Abrashelldabra! You’ll have an autographed book coming to you soon. :)

Shellanguage dedication

OMG… oh yea… and then this happened this week. I can’t believe it’s a best seller!

So don’t forget to share the shellove next week!

 

Pam Rambo's Guide to Speaking Shellanguage
Pam Rambo’…
The official guide …
By Pam Rambo
Photo book
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Speaking Shellanguage for Scotch Bonnet, Junonia and Rock Snails

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Guide to Speaking Shellanguage, National Seashell Day, Pam Rambo, Rock snail egg case, Rocksnail, Sanibel, Seashells, Shell Book | 9 comments

Boom Shellalaka! Shelby found a SCOTCH BONNET on Sanibel’s Lighthouse Beach.

It’s abshellutely gorgeous. (Her name should be spelled Shellby! heehee)

After 5 days of a non-stop rain storm, there were lots of shells rolling in with every tide in this little stretch of the beach. (You can see the Sanibel causeway in the background)

Debi (she’s now a volunteer Shell Museum shell ambassador :) ) along with her friends Eden, Wendy and Ansley found an   unbelievable, very rare piece of beach bling.

ROCK SNAIL

They said they found something they couldn’t identify then showed me this spectacsheller beach find. I took one look then my jaw dropped … Holy Cowrie! It was the most brilliantly colored MOLLUSK EGG CASE cluster I’ve ever seen. It’s the first time I had seen this particular egg so it puzzled me but I kept thinking it’s got to be in the MUREX family. Maybe a CABRITS MUREX? It was no longer viable being washed up on the beach so I encouraged them to take it to the Shell Museum for Dr Leal to identify. They did!

This is a colony of ROCK SNAIL (Stramonita floridana) EGG CASES attached to a PEN SHELL.  Dr Leal has never seen such a large group of these eggs before so he was thrilled to have it in the museum collection. This photo is not filtered or touched up or any coloring added to it…. it was truly soooo amazingly colorful. Look at those purples…

Can you see the turquoise color in the egg cases in this one? It looks like paint brush bristles dipped in my favorite paint colors! Its a shelleidoscope of colors!

On Big Hickory beach, Diane found a JUNONIA! Congrats Diane…. Shellzam!

Okay yall, if you missed it…. I have exciting news. I’ve published a book! It’s hot of the press and Ive just gotten it into some of the local stores retailing for $12.99 at  Congress Jewelers, Suncatcher’s DreamMacIntosh Books, Captiva Cruises, Pelican’s Roost, our Sanibel CVS and in the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

More fabshellous news… I’m doing a book signing on National Seashell Day at the Shell Museum on June 21 from 12:30 to 1:30.

Come hang out with us!

pam rambo author shellanguage book

 

Wanna see a preview? Or buy a copy online? CLICK HERE

Pam Rambo's Guide to Speaking Shellanguage
Pam Rambo’…
The official guide …
By Pam Rambo
Photo book
Read More

Guide To Speaking Shellanguage by Pam Rambo

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Guide to Speaking Shellanguage | 25 comments

Pam Rambo's Guide to Speaking Shellanguage

 

I published a book!!! Shellzam! heehee

It’s shellariously silly and I’ve had a ball making it but couldnt wait another second to tell yall! It’s fresh off the press and already in a few Sanibel and Captiva retail stores including Congress Jewelers, Suncatcher’s Dream, MacIntosh Books, Captiva Cruises, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum store, Pelican’s Roostand even our Sanibel CVS.  I will do a whole post about it soon but I coudn’t wait to tell you any more! Can you believe it? I’m so thrilled to be able to share this with you and the book is dedicated to all of you shellers I’ve had so much fun being silly about shells.

It’s the perfect gift for anybody who loves shells and loves to laugh.

 You can preview of the book HERE…AND you can buy it online!

Pam Rambo's Guide to Speaking Shellanguage
Pam Rambo’…
The official guide …
By Pam Rambo
Photo book
Read More

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