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March

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Beach Proposal

Happy Proposal Day from Sanibel Island

The proposal. It is the moment that connects the “first comes love” and “then comes marriage” lines of the popular children’s refrain K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a taunting song heard on playgrounds for decades.

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February

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Activities & Entertainment

Simple Workouts for Busy Beach-Body Seekers

It’s almost spring break – which means it’s officially swimsuit season! I recently found this great workout designed by Pro Volleyball Player Nora Tobin in Shape magazine. What I love about it is the ability to mix and match the 10 different exercises to target trouble zones, and it also keeps every workout interesting. All of the moves are super simple and most can be done anywhere without fancy equipment.

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February

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Food

Delicious Low-Calorie Smoothies

This week, I found a great recipe for healthy smoothies in Women’s Health magazine! They offer five different recipes, but my favorite is the “Awesome Almond.” It includes only 233 calories and 8 grams of fat. With 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, it kills your hunger and gives you energy for quite a while.

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February

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Activities & Entertainment

Spring Break Is Around the Corner!

With Spring Break just a little over a month away, it’s hard to think about much else. The kids are thrilled to be getting a break from school because they have BIG plans. Here’s a look at our proposed agenda for Spring Break week. Maybe it will give you and your family a few activity ideas!

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February

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Health & Fitness

Sundial Resort Renovations

New Renovations at Sundial!

Recently, my girlfriends and I had been talking about planning a girl’s getaway in the spring, but none of the ideas we had quite fit for us. Every place we thought of, when we weighed out the pros and cons (i.e. cost of travel, rates, amenities, etc.) fell short somehow. I was mulling over the different ideas we had tossed around when it suddenly hit me – the new upcoming spa at Sundial!

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January

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Staying Fit is Fun on Sanibel Island

Staying Fit is Fun on Sanibel Island

I’m always trying to come up with ways to keep my family healthy and moving. Last time we ‘spoke,’ I mentioned taking a bike ride on the beach with the kids and this is something Joshua and I try to do with the kids as often as possible. We even get out of town guests in on the cycling (thanks to Sundial and being able to rent bikes for our visitors for the day)!

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December

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Why Sanibel Is Rated a #1 Travel Destination

So now that you know a little about me, and my history, I want to tell you more about the island that is Sanibel! Sanibel officially became a city in 1974, which wouldn’t be that interesting for most people but… at that time. an organization called the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation formed and became the driving force behind what Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are today.

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November

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Sanibel Island: The Perfect Beach Vacation

Ric Base of the Sanibel Island Chamber of Commerce tells us why Sanibel Island is paradise! Learn about the natural beauty and fun Sanibel has to offer! Perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, Florida destination weddings and meetings on Sanibel Island!

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October

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Sundial Beach Resort and Spa Blog

Welcome to Shelly’s Sanctuary!

Welcome to my brand new blog: Shelly’s Sanctuary! I want to tell you about this place called Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel Island but, more importantly, I want to share with you what this resort, and the island as a whole, means to my family and me. Let me introduce myself. My name is Shelly Sanders.