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Week Long Sunshine State of Mind

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in 4th Of July, Beach Holiday, Cayo Costa, Day Trips From Sanibel Island Florida & More, Seashell Beach Video, Video | 6 comments

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There’s nothing better to me than a happy face and Mary always makes me smile. Especially when we’re out on the water.

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I was lucky to be on this party boat cruise to Cayo Costa to beat the heat of July 4th week. A perfect reason to pop out and splash around with picturesque parasols. So cute!

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What better way to celebrate Fred’s birthday… Happy Birthday Fred! So good to see John could come celebrate with you too.

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Talk about happy faces… Shell Love Bug made an appearance at the Sanibel 4th Of July parade. We were smiling every inch of Periwinkle Way and saw soooo many happy faces as we made our way from Bailey’s to Jerry’s. (Thanks for the photo Sandy!)

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Omigosh! We passed the most fabshellous sign I’ve ever seen! haha I only got to meet Linda in the brief encounter as we passed by but you make me so happy every year, Miss Yaya. You have a beautiful mission and keep me smiling.

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I woke up last week to see this clipping in one of our local newspapers… Congratshellations Amy S! She made a wish upon Shell Love Bug on National Seashell Day and look what happened. Thanks for the shout out!

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Ok… and for something a little different, I always feel like summer is the time to try new things to beat the heat. Soooooo since You Only Live Once…. I tried the Flyboard at YOLO Captiva. I was flying! OMG This was such an amazing time.

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My Flyboard instructor Colin found a teeny tiny BANDED TULIP but couldnt identify it. He asked … “Is this a JUNONIA?” haha Not this time Colin but we might make a sheller out of you yet.

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Thanks y’all for your great smiles and positive energy.

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Shellebrate Freedom

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in 4th Of July, Beach Holiday | 2 comments

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I’ve Never Met A Seashell I didn’t Like

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Baby's Ear, Florida Spiny Jewelbox, Jewel Box, Maculated (Brown) Baby's Ear, Moon Snail, Paul Newmans Eye, Sand Dollar, Shark's Eye | 3 comments

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I’ve never met a SAND DOLLAR I didn’t like. For that matter, I’ve never met a PAUL NEWMANS SHARK EYE that I didnt like either. You know, the SHARKS EYE that has the swirl of blue in the center instead of having a brown swirl.

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We had an amazing time on our Captiva Cruises shelling adventure to Cayo Costa last week. We found a beautiful sunny day and the beach filled with plenty of shells… especially LETTERED OLIVES.

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And  spectacsheller SPINY JEWELBOXES…

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Even double JEWLEBOXES and a fab BABY EAR…

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SHELLZAM! Check out this MACULATED BABY’S EAR… a pretty rare find in SW Florida

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Hannah from Kansas asked me about her find on the boat ride back to Captiva. OMG That’s such a great find!

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Everybody found some great shells…

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It was so much fun to hang out with so many awesome shellers…

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To make it even better, of course everybody received $25 gift certificates for Congress Jewelers.

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We have a few new dates for more iLoveShelling tours! To join us CLICK HERE 

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