Island Living

Why I love living and raising my family on Sanibel Island

Sunflowers on the Beach??

Yes! Maybe you’ve seen them while on a beach walk? The yellow flowers are just one of a number of wild beach flowers.

Sanibel 4th of July Parade

One of my favorite island celebrations is the Sanibel 4th of July Parade! Here’s a glimpse at the Sanibel community pride in action.

7 Sanibel Rainy Day Activities

So, what do you do on island when it rains? There are actually a lot of great options!

The “Sanibel Experience” with Tarpon Bay Explorers

If you’ve ever felt a manatee bump into your kayak you know what I mean. The simple pleasures of getting in touch with nature is what makes Sanibel so desirable.

Sanibel Island Summer Camps 2019

It’s almost that time of year when the school bell rings for the last time! Here’s a list of local Summer camps for the kids, or visiting grandkids to attend on Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Kids Living The Good Life

While thinking about Mother’s Day this year, I was flipping through a bunch of photos of my kids enjoying island life that I just had to share.

Getting To Know Sanibel

We’ve written more than 280 blogs about Sanibel! But for those unfamiliar with our island, here’s a quick guide to Sanibel.

Flowering Trees Are Blooming in Florida!

I love to see colorful wildflowers and flowering trees come to life in the spring! Here are a few to look for around town.

Don’t Be a Hippo

One day while driving home from the bus stop, our youngest daughter, Abbie, asked what the word ‘hypocrite’ meant. She was six at the time and actively building her vocabulary.

Sanibel Mangrove Trimming Restrictions Explained

A little snip here a little snip there never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. Actually, mangrove trees are a vital part of Florida ecology. So much so that mangrove trimming restrictions have been put in place at both the city and state level.