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February

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Food

Valentine's Day For Him Header

Valentine’s Day for Him

There’s no question about it: Valentine’s Day is a holiday for women and children. From the cartoon Valentine’s Day cards you buy for your kids to distribute at school to the candy and chocolates you get from you significant other, the main recipients of the holiday’s offerings are certainly not men.
I proposed an idea to my husband this year: How about I plan Valentine’s Day and surprise you?

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December

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Activities & Entertainment

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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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

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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September

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Activities & Entertainment

Planning for the Holidays

I was watching the Today Show Wednesday and one of the topics of conversation was the K-Mart Holiday Ad that just aired. Apparently it first ran earlier this week, a full 106 days before Christmas! Despite the supposedly premature timing of the ad, it did one thing right: it made me start thinking about what my family will be doing this holiday season.

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September

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Activities & Entertainment

Sundial Fall Festival and Football Frenzy

The Sundial Fall Festival is here and, in the words of my husband, “Just in time for football season”. Why’s that? Well, Josh just found out that Sundial has the NFL Ticket – a special TV package that allows you to watch EVERY NFL game – and he is pumped. Sundial’s Football Frenzy isn’t all there is to their Fall Festival.

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August

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Activities & Entertainment

Labor Day Weekend at Sundial

Labor Day Weekend at Sundial- The fun kicks off tomorrow and goes straight through till Monday.

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August

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Activities & Entertainment

An Easy Way to Make the Most of your Fresh Fish

Talking about fishing charters in my last post had me craving fish all week! I completely lucked out when a friend called and told me her husband had just come back from a fishing trip and brought home way too much Grouper. Grouper, for those not familiar with it, is a large fish with white meat that cuts into thick filets and holds up very well while cooking. It does not have an overtly ‘fishy” flavor and thus lends itself to a variety of seasoning styles based on the preference of the chef and diners. Here is a simple, kid friendly recipe that is great for lunches, parties or even Labor Day!

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August

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Activities & Entertainment

Our last summer moments before going back to school

Today is the first day of school on Sanibel and soon to be for everyone else. What is universal during this time is that need you feel to get in one last summer moment and, at the same time, the lingering concern in the back of your mind that it will be the item on your endless ‘back to school to-do list’ that just won’t get ‘to-done.’ I was facing this very situation these past few days.