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December

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Christmas with Friends

Christmas Entertaining: Decking the Halls

It’s time for the family to return to Sanibel and spend Christmas with us. Just like with Thanksgiving, the plan is to have the big meal at Sundial Resort but do a few more casual activities at the house.
However, before the out-of-towners arrive, my husband and I are hosting a Friendsmas. Friendsmas, a.k.a. Friends Christmas, is a fun way for all of us to gather and celebrate the holiday without it conflicting with travel plans and family time.

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December

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Activities & Entertainment

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips

Thanksgiving was a huge success. Both of our families had a wonderful time once they got to Sanibel Island and Sundial Resort. The key point being: once they got here. In our excitement over not having to travel this year, we overlooked the collective lack of travel experience held by our respective families.

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November

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Activities & Entertainment

Gifts

Picking the Right Gifts

When our Thanksgiving meal is packed away in our bellies, the family and I sit together and discuss plans for the next holiday on the calendar: Christmas. We talk about decorations, plans for meals and extended family and, of course, gifts.

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November

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What are you thankful for?

What I’m Thankful For…

Growing up, my family had a Thanksgiving tradition where everyone at the table had to stand up and say three things they were thankful for that year.

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November

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Activities & Entertainment

Thanksgiving Pictionary- Turkey

Thanksgiving Entertaining & Menu Ideas

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to share some tips, tricks and resources that I have found to be helpful over the years.

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November

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Activities & Entertainment

Sundial Resort Server

Sundial Resort Server Danzel Garriques – Serving with Flair

I was at Sundial a couple of weekends ago and I caught one of my favorite servers being filmed. His name is Danzel Garriques and he was being filmed because of his unique style of serving drinks: ON HIS HEAD!

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October

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Activities & Entertainment

Halloween Flyer

Celebrating Halloween on and around Sanibel

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. From my Princess Leia days to the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ themed party in college to now helping my own children with their costumes, I have always found the holiday to be all about fun, creativity and socializing. Even though Halloween is a week away, the events have already begun.

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October

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Costumes Halloween

Halloween Kid’s Costumes – DIY Style

I can’t believe Halloween is only 2 weeks away! I feel like the kids just started school a week ago and already it’s approaching crunch time for final costume decisions.
This year I will be escorting Captain America and Theodora, the wicked witch played by Mila Cunis in “Oz the Great and Powerful”.

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October

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Activities & Entertainment

The Columbus Poem and Columbus Day Weekend at Sundial

Earlier this week, my son discovered the “Columbus Poem”. He was quite pleased with himself because he managed to memorize the entire thing. I was reminded of a post on Sundial’s Facebook page that talked about some of the activities that will be going on Columbus Day weekend.

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October

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Activities & Entertainment

Sanibel Island: A Golfer’s Paradise

Earlier this week, someone told me that tomorrow is National Golf Day. When I shared this with my husband announced he would be playing hooky on Friday to celebrate his new favorite holiday. My son overheard this, then quickly declared he too would be playing hooky and ”going to play golf with Daddy”.