Today my home is featured on the Living with Kids series on Design Mom!
Do you buy decorating magazines?
I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for a home decorating magazine in the check-out line at the grocery store.
But you know what I love more? I love seeing how people I know live. I think a house says a lot about the people that call it their home, whether that home be temporary or permanent, leased or owned.
A home is where you live life, where you dream, where you dust yourself off after a set back, and where some of us are blessed to raise children.
It’s so much more than your paint colors, but the paint colors say something too, don’t they?
I find it all terribly fascinating and I’m always honored when someone invites me as a guest into their home. Aren’t you?
When we leave, the Road Warrior will ask me what I noticed about the home we just visited. Do you know what I never notice? I never notice the messes or imperfections that I notice in my own home and I generally leave with at least one good take-away or idea that I can apply in our own home.
That’s what I hope you will get from our home tour. Ideas you can apply to your own home and situation.
Design Mom’s Living with Kids House Tour
Today I am beyond thrilled (and a little nervous) to welcome you into our home as part of Design Mom’s Living with Kids House tour.
The series is the brainchild of Gabrielle Blair who is a designer and a mother of 6!
Gabrielle is exactly as you’d hope she be, she is: gracious, kind, generous, enthusiastic and encouraging.
I must admit that I was terribly nervous and self-conscious about emailing Gabrielle. I must have been feeling quite brave the night I impulsively punched out an email offering our home as a feature, because it took me a few more weeks (and prodding from friends) to submit photos to her.
I hope you enjoy them for what they are: A glimpse into our lives and photographs meant for inspiration.
I hope you know that behind the photographs there is a real family, there are projects left undone, hurt feelings, many birthday celebrations and rooms I don’t yet have the heart to show you.
If this is your first time visiting please say hi in the comments, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to hear from you.
i’m a newbie here from designmom’s site! your home is just beautiful! i especially love your “beach”! thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
Thanks Beka I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. The ‘beach entry’ was a dream come true. Makes taking toddlers to the pool a tiny bit less stressful!
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Jasmine N. says
Wow! What a beautiful home! I have to say, I have been following your blog for a while and it’s one of my favorite! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for commenting. I always love hearing from other homeschool moms.
I’m so glad you enjoy reading. Thanks for telling me! Sometimes I wonder if I’m talking to myself!
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Just wanted to say hello and that I saw your house feature on Design Mom. So beautiful. I love that you were nervous to submit it, considering how stunning it is. Just goes to show that we all have our insecurities. It’s hard to put yourself out there. Good for you for giving it a go! You have a beautiful home and family. Enjoy it.
Yes, I was nervous, but I’m glad I did it. I’ve admired Design Mom’s series for a long time so to be included was truly exciting. I also loved ‘meeting’ so many Design Mom Readers.
At the end of the day we are all a little self-conscious aren’t we? Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. It meant a lot.
– Karin Katherine
I never comment on blogs, but some of those comments were very ungracious. Thank you for sharing pictures of your home. I enjoy reading your blog. Hope you have a wonderful week!
I should clarify … I left a comment on the Design Mom post and just wanted to personally thank you for your interview. Thank you for sharing your home!
Thanks for your comment! I was grateful to have been chosen to participate. The living with Kids series is a favorite of mine.
Thanks Brittany. I think I missed some of the more ungracious ones—I’m pretty glad too to be honest! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment.
Hi Karin! I just came from Design Mom, and loved your tour! You must be so proud of what you’ve accomplished with the house (even though, I’m sure it was a pain in the arse much of the time). Congrats!
Came here from Design Mom, and I can’t wait to explore your blog! You home is lovely, and I adored the great wisdom you shared. Thanks for being brave enough to share yourself with us all!
Wow! Just a gorgeous and dreamy home–loved those tiles (or paint? seems like tilework), reminds me of the graceful beauty of Istanbul. I popped over from Design Mom to say thanks for welcoming us into your house!
yes, it is tile in the kitchen. They are reproductions of an antique tile I found. I have never been to Istanbul. Maybe one day?
Thanks for stopping by!
I really enjoyed seeing more of your home! You have a good eye for detail and have created a beautiful home. You are blooming where God has planted you.
I also noticed on your homeschool page that you recommended the book, “Small Beginnings”. That was the very first book I read 15 years ago that spurred in me a desire to homeschool! Small world, huh? I haven’t met anyone else who has heard of that book.
Yes, I really love that book and you’re right—hardly anyone knows about that little gem. It is always nice to hear from other homeschool moms. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment in my box!
Enjoyed your home tour on Design Mom. . .your home is beautiful and I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog. Your sabbatical is smart and looked amazing to the Maldives. 🙂 I am looking for a trestle table and really like your dining table. I like the table from Restoration Hardware, but could you recommend a resource?
That was absolutely breathtaking! I have just one question: Can we move in with you?
Wishing you the best…