About

Hello there, and welcome!

We’re the Taylors, a husband-and-wife team of ocean educators, adventurers, crafters, and authors/illustrators of 4 ocean-themed children’s books (under the pen name “Everett” Taylor). 

We love living a sea-inspired life and are passionate about sharing the ocean love!

So, we’ve created a place where you can soak in the sea and sand wherever you happen to be.

Filled with positive vibes, we share our DIY crafts, travel adventures, ocean fun for kids (adults too!), holiday celebrations, and lots more.

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Our Story

The Taylors of Living Porpoisefully - aka Everett

Our passion for the ocean began at an early age: we grew up lucky to have the beach and coral reefs a splash away from our South Florida backyards!

We met as kids, becoming fast friends and later high school sweethearts.  Life brought us inland after getting married, but we found our oasis in teaching Marine Biology and developing curriculum for high school students, plus elementary kids in outreach projects.

After ten years inland, life opened a new chapter for us and brought us closer to the coast once again.  Our passionate mission to inspire others with a love for the ocean continues to grow!

We spend our time working with students of all ages in marine education programs in Navarre Beach, Florida, writing and illustrating our children’s books (4 and counting!), and finding a never-ending supply of inspiration for our blog.

You’ll see the name “Everett” Taylor on our books and activities, and that’s because we chose to write under a pen name: Everett was an incredible grandpop and emanated a spunky, vibrant spirit throughout his life.  We knew we wanted his essence to be a part of our books!

Having no background in drawing or painting, our idea to start creating our own children’s books was a far fetched one!  But we embarked on the adventure anyway, and we seem to gradually uncover a treasure trove of talents we didn’t know we had.

Our hope is to inspire a new generation of ocean-lovers in all that we do, no matter the age.  We hope that you’ll be a part of this: share what you love here with your friends, family, and on social media!

As always:Live porpoisefully, The Taylors“Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

Want to get in touch?  Fill out the form below or email us at LivingPorpoisefully@gmail.com.

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. 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

    1. 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! 🙂

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