Welcome to Living Porpoisefully!

What’s Living Porpoisefully?

It’s a heartful, mindful, joyful, sea-inspired, and ocean-loving way of living.

There’s just something about the sea that uplifts, brings joy, and never ceases to amaze!  It renews the soul, tunes you in, and sparks the imagination.

Living Porpoisefully is all about seizing the moment and infusing that spirit into everyday life.

As a husband and wife pair with a love for the ocean (and a Marine Bio teaching background), we’re incredibly passionate about sharing the sea’s wonders through our art, children’s books that we write and illustrate under the pen name “Everett” Taylor, travel photography, infographics, crafts & celebrations, and activities for kids!

Our ocean needs all of us more than ever now (something we’ve seen over a decade of teaching about the ocean), so we’re determined to share this message of wonder and conservation worldwide.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” -Baba Dioum

Along with sharing our fun ocean-loving creations, we’re also about living in a way that’s full of joyful purpose.  So the Living Porpoisefully pod is also about:

  • living with joyful purpose and uplifting others with happy vibes
  • being awed and grateful for the wonders around you this very moment
  • eco- and ocean-friendly living
  • making a positive impact through being true to your passions

We also regularly post heartful beach photos & videos on Instagram and Facebook (@LivingPorpoisefully), so follow us there to get your waves fix!  We’re also on Pinterest and Twitter for even more sea-inspired good vibes. (@LivePorpoiseful)

Haven’t seen our super-fun ocean books for kids yet?  Click here to see our hand-painted adventures for kids (available on Amazon) and our free activities on our site that go along with the books!

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Live porpoisefully,

The Taylors

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.


    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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