Birthday Adventure on Whidbey Island

This February Jean treated us to a weekend getaway on Whidbey Island. It’s the place I’ve been looking forward to visiting ever since Jean wrote about it on her blog.

The ferry crossing Puget Sound was amazing! We drove on with Jean’s Mini Cooper. More than 200 tons of cars, plus the ferry which weighs 4,384 tons and 1,500 passengers, it defies logic how a steel-hull vessel can float. It baffles me!

Next to flying, a ride on a ferry is the best thing. I’ve never been on a cruise, but I’ve been on plenty of ferries and boats in my life. I love looking out at the sea.

Jean rented a fabulous A-frame cottage, I’d love to live here!

I’m wearing my new big heart sweater I bought at Drizzle & Shine. This loose-knit style is ultra comfortable and great to relax with a cup of tea by the fireplace on a cool evening on the island.

We spent the next day on a fun adventure in the little town of Langley. I was delighted to see a colony of bunnies roaming freely around the area. No need for lawn mowers or fertilizer, the bunnies are keeping the grounds meticulously trimmed. Apparently, they are domesticated rabbits that escaped from the fair several years ago.

Relaxing by the sea with a beautiful view.

Always time for some shopping …

and thrift shopping …

It’s a very artistic town with art everywhere. After a delicious vegan dinner to celebrate, we stayed until evening to enjoy the annual Art Walk.

Then back to the cottage to relax by the fire of a woodstove and watch a movie.

I didn’t want to leave.

This is the kind of home I could move right in. It’s my dream, not a new dream, but an old dream rekindled.

Yes, these are snow flurries and we were about to experience our first snowfall in Seattle–the kind of weather we were trying to escape from when we left Ontario. C’est la vie!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

❤ carmen

Linking up with Jess on TURNING HEADS TUESDAYS and Nancy on FANCY FRIDAYand Ada on THURSDAY MODA


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25 Responses to Birthday Adventure on Whidbey Island

  1. Jess says:

    Love this post Carmen. What a beautiful place! I love looking out at the water myself. My hubby and I would love this find of cottage, we thought we would have a log home at some point! It looks so cozy and wonderful! Love the bunnies around there area and your heart sweater is sweet on you!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

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  2. Hi Carmen, I was excited to read this post! It must have been nice doing the ferry crossing and I agree how can these ships float! I just love this cottage, I could stay there forever. It has the cabin feel with all the wood detail. Aww the bunnies are so cute and Jean is able to get up close to them. I love her floral pants with the boots btw. The town is so cute with the little stores . You got to enjoy a glass of wine too. The outdoor art is amazing along with the indoor bunny art. That is a nice with stove to come back to after being outdoors all day. This post will be great to fetch when you are reminiscing later in the year! I love your heart sweater and Happy Birthday to you!! Thanks so much, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and birthday wishes! It was wonderful that the cabin has a woodstove, just as good as a fireplace. That’s something we don’t have at home and something I’ve always wanted.

      We could get almost close enough to touch the bunnies, but they were quick to hop away if we got any closer. I love that Jean wore florals, brightens up the winter and there really are flowers growing! Did you see the daffodil in one of the photos? We came back to heaps and heaps of snow in Canada, there’ll be no flowers for a long time.

      You’re quite right about reminiscing, I’m very sentimental and love reliving happy moments through photos. I’m glad you like my cozy sweater, I wore it for the Valentine’s Ceili last night. ❤️



  3. dousedinpink says:

    What a fun getaway! Looks like such a cute little town to explore! Hearts are my favorite shape and I’m loving your sweater!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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  4. Such a wonderful post to remind me of that fabulous weekend!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤️ We were just reminiscing about Whidbey Island and how much fun we had together! There are days in life that I wish I could relive like that weekend! Looking forward to your post about it. ❤️


  5. Mackenzie says:

    what a lovely getaway!! Sounds just delightful. And I love the heart sweater!

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  6. utesmile says:

    This looks gorgeous. I looooove those A frame cottages, I have never been in one, and it looks so beautiufl with the wood inside, the stove and just really cosy. It has been a super weekend I can see! I dare to say that I would move into one of them straight away too. Love it! What a wonderful Birthday adventure. Happy Birthday ♥

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your birthday greetings! I had my first holiday in an A-frame house in GERMANY. I have relatives who had a summer home near Heidenheim. We got to stay there for a few weeks and I loved it so much! It’s better than a mansion, with such a spacious feel, open concept and a loft.

      Lots of love!

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  7. Ralph says:

    What a lovely post dear Carmen. The photographs were great ❤

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  8. Jodie says:

    What a fantastic outing, Carmen. This is exactly the type of place we’d love to visit!!
    And the story about the bunnies is so cute!

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  9. josep-maria says:

    Happy Valentines. Dear Carmen! What a nice place to move, despite the cold and snow seems a warm and comfortable place. A beautiful town with wonderful landscapes, I’m glad you enjoyed your trip. I really like your pants and your sweater with your heart, almost as big as your own.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you with all my heart! It was not cold when we were on the island, snow flurries started as we were leaving. Then it got worse by the minute and the next day we woke up to a blanket of snow!

      Lots of love for your birthday!


  10. It looks magical there. I love the sign of the thrift store so adorable. And you look good in that sweater. I’d look silly but, you pull it off.

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  11. finbarsgift says:

    Schöne Inselecke 🙄
    Feiner Herzpulli 😊
    Eine interessante Zeit für euch Zwei 🙄😊
    Liebe Morgengrüße vom Lu

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