Shell-o there!

Mermaid on a mission

You and I have one thing for sure in common. We both breathe oxygen that came from the sea, and it’s over half your daily intake.

That’s right. At least 1 out of 2 breaths comes from plant-like sea critters.

I’ve always loved the ocean, and feel a surge of joy whenever I’m in or near it (beach walking, kayaking, paddle boarding, shelling, whale watching, snorkeling)…

But it wasn’t until later that it hit me how vital healthy oceans are to all life on Earth.

As I spent over a decade teaching marine science to kids of all ages, I dreamed of reaching beyond the classroom to share a love for the sea + connect others to it too.

Sharing ocean love became my purpose (well…porpoise)! I teamed up with my (mer)man and together we’ve created:

If you want to feel more connected with the sea + saltwater recharges you too, you’ve found your pod.

Join the email pod now to get my porpoiseful emails that are like a dose of vitamin sea:

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Our pod tells me they look forward to my emails that add sunshine to their week.

I can’t wait to whalecome you to the pod!

Live with porpoise,


P.S. – SEA what’s new in our shop here and thank you for supporting our small family business 💙

Rett, Co-founder

Loves the coast.

Obsessed with catching the perfect wave with his camera.

Self-taught artist.

Avid seashell collector.

Not-so-fun fact: Rett once brought a paper nautilus shell he found on the beach into school for show-and-tell. Let’s just say it didn’t end well…the fragile shell broke into a million pieces!

Eve + Rett = Everett Taylor

Yep, we’re authors + illustrators too! Our pen name is Everett Taylor and so far we’ve created 5+ children’s books:

Rett draws everything, both Eve + Rett paint the sea life, and Eve paints the backgrounds. We use actual paper, pencil + paint!

ocean love + education

A few of the groups who’ve used our learning resources or had us speak:

Our Ocean Education + Conservation Impact - Living Porpoisefully

it’s a way of life

Soak in our Vitamin Sea wherever you are

packaged with porpoise

Eve dives into why we’re passionate about our eco gear + plastic-free packaging

Learn more about our sustainability + impact here

Eve’s favorites

Rett’s favorites

Living Porpoisefully is about living with joyful salt-drenched purpose, finding the good in life, and spreading waves of positivity.

We’re a small, family owned + operated business, but that doesn’t stop us from making a big splash.

Only the highest quality sustainable materials that are a joy to wear make the cut. And you won’t find our original sea-loving designs anywhere else.

Seas the day!

your purchase has a porpoise


we choose products & partners with utmost care for eco-impact, fair trade & sustainability

packaged with porpoise

recycled/ recyclable, plastic-free, low-carbon footprint & eco-friendly inks

a deeper mission

our unique designs & message uplift the spirit & spread waves of positivity

global ocean education

your support allows us to reach around the world with our free ocean education resources for teachers, parents & kids

small business, big heart

our founders/ owners Eve (former marine science teacher) & her husband Rett
are passionate about living with porpoise

  • Anonymous says:

    I really love your blog! You have been an inspiration in creating an ocean themed classroom. Today I began purchasing some of the items I will use in my classroom next year! 🙂 I am from Florida currently living in Colorado. I have to say that I miss my warm weather and palm trees. All of your DIY creations would not only be a great add on to my classroom but to my home as well. Thank you for your posts and detailed work.


    • Jen, thank you for your note – this means so much to us! We’re so glad that you’re a part of the shared journey of keeping the ocean close in spirit and that our blog and DIY creations are helping with that. Have fun making your classroom a place to take you to the ocean everyday, and keep in touch! 🙂