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Home Library Inspo for #nationalbookloversday

By Tina Wieldraayer | Aug 9, 2021

For #nationalbookloversday we’re bringing you some Home Library tips and ideas! With the right inspiration, you can make your space (no matter how big or small) the perfect space to escape the world, and curl up with a good book!   Choose a room/spot in your home with less traffic/noise, and lots of natural light! […]

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Viewing A Home – Now What?

By Tina Wieldraayer | May 3, 2021

You’ve been scrolling through local listings for weeks… but that one. That listing is the one. The photos are stunning, the house has all the bedrooms and bathrooms you were hoping for, and even the location isn’t bad. You are excited. So excited. You call your agent, and they get a showing set up for you. You arrive […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight – Admiral’s Cove

By Tina Wieldraayer | Apr 27, 2021

Admiral’s Cove is a beautiful neighborhood perched on the gorgeous shores of the Puget Sound on Whidbey Island, just south of Coupeville. Admiral’s Cove homeowners have direct access to the Admiralty Inlet, a historic waterway linking the eastern end of the Juan de Fuca Strait to Puget Sound. With beautiful views of the Olympics, this […]

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Spring Maintenance!

By Tina Wieldraayer | Mar 25, 2021

We’ve had our official first day of Spring (though Whidbey weather, naturally, did not cooperate lol). And now we’re looking at brighter, longer, warmer days! Spring is the perfect time to do some little maintenance tasks around your home, indoors and out, to brighten things up and set yourself up for an easy summer. If […]

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March is for Reading!

By Tina Wieldraayer | Mar 1, 2021

Happy March! March is home to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day (both March 2!), and the whole month is National Reading Month. So to start the month off right, I’ve put together a list of fun little book shops in Oak Harbor and Coupeville for all you book lovers! The Book Rack […]

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…!

By Tina Wieldraayer | Feb 22, 2021

A rainy, dreary Monday today, and even more rain in the forecast. So many of us are still working from home, have kiddos who are doing school from home, shopping from home… you get my drift. With all this time at home, indoors, and now the rain – are you feeling stuck? It’s easy to […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

By Tina Wieldraayer | Feb 13, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day! Things may still not look quite the way we’d hoped by this point, but you can still celebrate a lovely Valentine’s Day here on Whidbey! Whether you’re celebrating with your family, kiddos, significant other, friends, yourself, or not at all, we’ve collected some fun ideas for this Valentine’s weekend! Crafty Type? If […]

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Game Day Snacks – The Real Winners!

By Tina Wieldraayer | Feb 2, 2021

HAPPY FEBRUARY! How (?!) is it already February? Between Groundhog Day (please, please, let Spring be on its way!), Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and the inherent shortness of the month, it feels like this month is shaping up to be busy. So… here is a list of some of mine and my team’s go-to game day […]

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Whidbey Island Eats Local

By Tina Wieldraayer | Jan 27, 2021

As many of you already know, I grew up here on Whidbey Island. I’ve seen countless restaurants come and go, but one of the best things about the ebb and flow in our food industry, is that the majority of those businesses are LOCAL. Whether they stay 6 months, 6 years, or become a fixture […]

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