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Kicking off a Winning Weekend

Posted by on Sep 4, 2010 in Baby's Ear, Fish of Florida, Giveaway, Snook Video, Write From The Beach, Write From The Beach | 15 comments

Belinda's snook fish fishing Sanibel

Belinda won the battle with this awesome snook….. and I even got it on video! She said she usually shells when she and Bob visit Sanibel from Islamorada in the Florida Keys but decided to fish this time instead. She still couldn’t help but feel around for shells with her toes while waiting for the bite on her line. Sit back and enjoy Belinda versus Big Snook (she gives all the credit to The Bait Box !) video and a beautiful bright orange SCALLOP find.  But wait! We have more winners so make sure you scroll down after the movie.

shellers ann paul sanibel

Ann and Paul (MN) felt like a big winners after finding a BABYS EAR near Gulf Side City Park. The same beach where Belinda caught (and released) her big bad snook.

Now for the really big, really big (said in that Ed Sullivan voice)

Winner of the Write From The Beach GiveAway ……..

Karen M. Wells !! Congratulations, Karen!

And a big THANK YOU to everybody for leaving so many wonderful comments. This is just so much dang fun, I’ll have to start thinking of my next giveaway already.

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Write From The Beach GiveAway!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Birds, Blue Heron, Giveaway, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, White Pelican, Write From The Beach | 132 comments

 a Sand Dollar…. breathes through its feet

I have been combing the beaches all my life finding seashells and beach treasures, viewing sea life and beach birds. This summer I was so inspired by all of these beautiful beach creatures I photograph and blog about that I decided to pick up the paint brush again. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had 16 designs that I packaged into notecard gift packs with FUN FACTS about each sea creature for a fun twist. Check a few out…..

a Horse Conch … makes ocean sounds if it’s next to your ear

a Dolphin … sleeps with one eye open and one eye closed

They really do! Half of their brain sleeps while the other half is awake…. so the half that’s asleep- the eye closes.

a White Pelican … has an average wingspan of 10 feet

They are HUGE!

Here’s what the front of the Sea Life box looks like…

a Seahorse … has a single mate for life

There are 4 designs (2 each) in each 8-pack box of Seashells, Beach Treasures, Sea Life and Birds.

Back of the Beach Treasures box

So now you know what I’ve been up to when I’m not blogging. I am very excited that some of my favorite retailers already have them in their stores- check them out!

AND now for the GIVEAWAY!……


A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN- congrats to Karen Wells!

Win 4 boxes of Write From The Beach notecards as a “thank you” for your inspiration….

  • i Love Shelling Seashells
  • Sea Life
  • Hello, Birdies
  • Beach Treasures
  • Free Shipping in U.S. (outside U.S.?- We’ll work something out)

Here’s how to win……

Go to to look at all 4 boxed notecards and photos of each individual card, then come back here to make a comment HERE ON THIS POST (comments on will be disqualified-sorry!). Just tell me which ones you like best…or any comment will do because the pick will be random.

That’s it! Just make a comment HERE on or before Friday, September 3, 2010

If you don’t know how to make a comment- Click on the Title of this post (Write From The Beach 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.

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