Wordful Wednesday – Sanibel Island, Florida

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Sanibel Island is one of our favorite vacation destinations.  I only wish it  were closer to home and not across the country.  Sanibel is known for it’s amazing shell beaches and wildlife refuge (J. N. “Ding” Darling), plus it’s home to one of my favorite restaurants, The Island Cow. We first came here two years ago, and loved it so much we had to come back again this year.  The laid-back atmosphere, fabulous shelling and Ding Darling refuge were a few things that we wanted to experience again.

Sanibel Island

I cannot even begin to tell you how fabulous the shells are.  The beaches are literally LITTERED with shells at places so thick you can’t even find the sand!  I could seashell here all day, everyday.

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

sanibel island

Ding Darling Refuge

The J. N. “Ding” Darling refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States!  We love spying birds and alligators!!!  {{check out the picture below}}

ding darling refuge

ding darling refuge

ding darling preserve

ding darling refuge

ding darling refuge

ding darling refuge

The Island Cow

If you ever find your self on Sanibel or Captiva Islands, be sure to stop in at The Island Cow.  The food is delicious!

the island cow

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Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Oh wow! Now you’ve got me jonesin’ to go on vacation to a fabulous place like that! 🙂 Love all the shots! 🙂

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  2. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    Angie, I think that’s my favorite beach in all the world. I just adore it there and you are NOT kidding about the plethora of shells!

  3. Aww, thanks for featuring me. 🙂 I love all your pics this week. I can’t decide whether I like the set from the beach or the refuge more.

  4. Oh what a beautiful and fun vacation! I’m incredibly jealous! 🙂

  5. How I would love to go on vacation to somewhere warm and sunny. The beaches and islands of Florida look lovely!

  6. Sanibel looks SO beautiful. I went to Capitva over 10 years ago now, but I loved it. A beautiful place. I would love to go back to all of those seashells sunshine on the seashore. =)

  7. It’s official. I need a vacation. lol – Can you take me next time? I don’t take up much space. lol

  8. I’ve never been to Florida before – how beautiful it is! But ix-nay on the alligator swimming in what looks like bloody water! AAAGGGHHH! LOL!

  9. Looks like an amazing family getaway! Love the pics! We found shells like that in Edisto, SC! Crazy!

  10. I hope that place never changes. Especially that mangrove ecosystem. Things like that need to be protected. Like my son says “I’m going to clean the earth because people are mean. It makes earth cry”…any-depressed comment, I love the photos. Makes me want summer to hurry it’s behind here.

  11. *looks outside at the cool temps and rain, shakes head, then goes back to the pictures to smile*

  12. I haven’t been to that part of Florida but it really does look a lot more relaxing than Orlando which is where we were. One of these days I’ll share some of the hundreds of pictures that I took while we were there!

  13. Sanibel is where the Floridian vacation. It is seriously one of my favorite places on the planet. We try to getaway to Sanibel every couple of years. Looks like you did all the right Sanibel must-do’s. did you stop by Pinocchio’s ice cream shop? What about the shell museum? It’s the perfect time of year to visit there too. Great photos!

  14. That looks like so much fun. Except for the large toothed animal. Him I could do without! 🙂

  15. kristin says

    Um. Why is the crocodile water all red?

    Jealous. Again. I need to get over it. lol.

  16. Wow! It’s gorgeous there. No wonder it’s your favorite vacation destination.

  17. looks like a beautiful place.
    glad yall had fun.. and shared the pictures with us 🙂