Simplicity. Serenity. Sincerity.

This is Magenta Plum. Inspiration from a time that was sweet and simple, when the world was everything else, home and family were comforting and serene, questions were thoughtful and sincere. Hopefully you will be inspired to give to others and be good to yourself while finding all that is simple, serene and sincere.

Whidbey Island Marketplace

We invite you to explore the Whidbey Island Marketplace, a collection of unique items inspired by our surroundings and created with love.

Path to Present Blog

Many paths brought us to this moment, and we invite you to follow along as we explore life in the Pacific Northwest.

Adventure is Calling

With the winding road taking us through dense forest, we caught occasional glimpses of sparkling blue just beyond. Hidden for most of the journey, it was only as we were right upon it that it came into view — Lake Crescent. At the foothills of the Olympic Mountain range, nestled within the peninsula, this glacially […]

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The Year to Give Thanks

We have a lot to be thankful for this year, taking a large leap and fulfilling a dream. Some of it was well-orchestrated, some just pure, blind good fortune. All of it leaving us with a feeling of satisfaction, contentment, and joy that we are here in this beautiful place. There is a past and […]

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Grand Irish Lady

I’ve been told I first “met” her when I was a baby and she gently tossed me around a bit. I of course don’t remember that meeting, but I do distinctly remember subsequent visits and phone calls. My great Aunt Marge, Marjorie Eleanor Nunan Dyer, was my grandma’s sister. She was a strong, stoic, and […]

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A Birthday Gift

Happy birthday Dad. I’m here! It took a while, but life got in the way. It’s been a very good life with a loving family. The dream of coming here began to form years ago when you would tell me about your childhood and the beauty and peacefulness of this place. I knew if it […]

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Leave Time for Ferries

We live on an island. One connected to the mainland by two ferry routes towards the southern and middle part of the island and a large, iconic bridge located to the north. Getting “off island” requires preparation, whether that’s budgeting time to travel the approximately 30 miles of state route roads to Deception Pass Bridge […]

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A Whidbey Whale Welcome

Coming to Whidbey Island, I knew there was a small-town appeal. Neighbors greeting each other on walks, locals enjoying coffee at their morning hangout, and a general sense of connection and support. That’s why, when we learned about the Welcome the Whales parade, there was no question about it, we were going to the annual […]

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