One of the longest standing traditions of Sanibel Island is the annual Shell Festival, put on by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.
As a wrap up for the month, I thought I’d share with you my top 5 favorite things about the island I call home: Sanibel Island.
CROW stands for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Sanibel is an island that is truly dedicated to maintaining and preserving its native inhabitants and natural resources.
It was over 13 years ago that my husband Joshua and I got married at Sundial Resort. We still celebrate our anniversary there every September. I got to thinking about this because now is wedding planning season and recently I have seen a lot of articles on trends, tips and new things going on in the wedding world. Since I have my very own blog and first hand experience getting married, I figured that I would throw my hat into the ring of nuptial advisors.
When it does cool off a bit, our family likes to try and take advantage of the many indoor activities available on the Sanibel Island.
It’s amazing how festive Sanibel Island is this time of year! There are a lot of holiday events and the season really kicks off with our annual Luminary Festival, which is an island wide event named for the hundreds of lights put our around the town.
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.
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”.
Looking at the calendar today made me realize that Sunday is the first official day of fall. Growing up, fall was a very different experience than what I have gotten used to over the past 10+ years. I love living in a place where I can enjoy the outdoors year round.
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.