Comments on: Living With Kids: Karey Mackin http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:57:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Catherine http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-727734 Catherine Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:39:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-727734 I have read Karey for years and am always floored by her way with words. I knew her home would be wonderful and personal and full of love as well. Thank you for this! I am an expat too (on our 3rd country which happens to be the US) and have always struggled with missing home and now nowhere feels like home except for the spot wherever we currently find ourselves. Karey’s ability to embrace the beauty of where she is always encourages me to look for it too somehow.

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By: Kaho http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-547730 Kaho Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:30:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-547730 This is a great post!! Karey, your words struck me especially about having a family. Oh my. I recognize your home and I think you should give yourself a lot of credit for great photos! There are a few pieces that we keep with us when we move and in my case, they change as we move. I acquired a few pieces in Jakarta right before our move and I didn’t get to enjoy them there. I cannot wait to decorate our new apartment with them. Keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive in one piece… Missing you very much!

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By: Marina http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-459049 Marina Wed, 01 May 2013 01:11:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-459049 Loved this tour! The decorating is fun and the writing is absolutely lovely … I’m off to check out the blog. And what a nice surprise to see a FS family! As a first-tour FSO, I’m always scouring the internet looking for ideas on how to decorate around/with the Embassy furniture. So much inspiration here!

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By: Deirdre http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458993 Deirdre Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:23:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458993 I love this series, Gabrielle, and this is my favorite one yet. “Christmas every day” is exactly right, and I’m an a Chicago-expat living in Utah so it made my morning just to read “Pulaski Day”. The best part: seeing all those photos on the wall—I’m the same way. I love that our walls send the message/reminder that we love each other and love being together. I have three boys and so enjoyed seeing how different the paraphernalia of girls is so different.

Worst part: my already-too-long list of must-read blogs just got longer. Thanks for introducing me to Karey’s writing.

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By: Becky http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458974 Becky Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:22:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458974 It’s obvious your home radiates with love. Incredible how personality reflects in the space so … Accurately? Just struck by how you describe and honor your kids in such an adoring way. Each their own brand of precious that you can sum up in a beautifully ‘them’ sentence or two. How nice for them to have a mother so in tune to uniqueness. I love the home and I love your words.
I love the pictures everywhere. They indeed do seem like illustrations of a story being made. Being lived. Being loved. It’s such a thrill to seeing yourself through the lens of someone that loves you. I don’t think photo studio pictures plastered all over the house would have the same effect. Beautifully done.

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By: richie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458900 richie Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:57:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458900 I love the way you love your kids. it makes my heart ache and happy in the same moment.

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By: monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458780 monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:07:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458780 [...] Karey Mackin – Living With Kids – I’m already a huge fan of hers so this was awesome! [...]

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By: Melissa de la Fuente http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458625 Melissa de la Fuente Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:44:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458625 ack. sob. chortle, chortle. sob. I adore you, sweet Karey!!!!! And I LOVED getting to see your beautiful home! You, my friend, are so good with capturing the magic of being a mom to girls, girls that you adore more than life itself. The never-ending Christmas is exactly how I feel and thank you for putting it all into words. Though, now I am sobbing into my coffee. humpf. :)
xoxoxoxoxxo
Melis

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By: Sarah faith http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458581 Sarah faith Sat, 27 Apr 2013 03:02:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458581 Ohhhh you are the loveliest of lovelies. You have always killed me with those words of yours but now that I have my own little one, well, I GET it. This really is the best life. He better not dream of leaving his mama ;)

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458574 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:06:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458574 you made it out unscathed! xoxo!

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458573 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:05:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458573 shannon! do you even KNOW how much nicer it is on the west coast? (i’ve never lived there, but i’ve heard stories!) the weather makes people happy. you are going to love it, i just know it. xoxo and good luck!

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458571 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:01:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458571 never enough for my husband, either! xoxo

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458570 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:00:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458570 first, i think you should suck it up and get them framed. a friend of mine taped/glued hers in an arty way because she didn’t want the expense. now? all her gorgeous glossies are all ruined. i never get the priciest frame…i just get the same color. it hurts once but lasts forever.

otherwise, for those big posters i used double sided tape. hopefully they will be able to come down sometime. otherwise, whatever. they were cheap here!

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458569 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:58:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458569 they ARE ours. leftover from virginia. i am saving them. (this is potentially true, since you KNOW two things about me: not a good cleaner and i get oddly nostalgic about my favorite people.)

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458568 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:53:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458568 ha! you’ve got two beauties of your own who would do just fine! as if you didn’t know that. (do you think your girl’s gonna be a writer? i do, too.)

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By: karey m. http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458567 karey m. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:50:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458567 oh, cassandre! that is something to cry over! secretly, we can hope they never get into any colleges, right? wait. that would be worse! xo

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By: Mackenzie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458284 Mackenzie Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:45:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458284 Thanks for sharing Karey! My family lived in Jakarta for six years in the 1990s, with my father working at the Embassy. Your furniture and experiences brought back such memories!

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458062 Shannon Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:10:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458062 Oh your words Karey. I am moving from my east coast home to the west coast, it is no Jakarta, but my heart is in a pretzel of worry. I am wrapping up in your words, all will be fine, family together is what is important. Your family “wallpaper” is exactly the art a home needs.

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By: Kelli http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-458016 Kelli Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:38:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-458016 Loved the tour. I, too, love Karey’s writing. I check her blog often, but there are never enough posts for me!

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/living-with-kids-karey-mackin/comment-page-1/#comment-457867 Jennifer Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:06:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34633#comment-457867 So, I laughed and cringed when I read a few entries into your blog about how you dislike being called downtoearth. Sorry!!! Ha, I completely meant it as a compliment. . .I really like your readers comments about that word. : )

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