6.02.2008

A Very Martini Toast: Mackin Ink

It isn’t every day I fall in love.

Maybe back in middle school, I crushed daily on a different boy. But as an adult, I don’t impress easily. Nevertheless, back in January, I fell hard when I stumbled on a new blog that took my breath away.

Clever, stylish, and beautiful written, Mackin Ink made my google reader in an instant. If it were man and I were single, I might have gotten on my knees and proposed to this blog. It’s that good.

Blogger karey m, mother of three lovelies and an editor at kirtsy.com (formerly sk*rt), works her magic almost daily and lures her reader with every word. There aren’t many writers who can pull off 'an ee cummings'—the exclusive usage of lowercase—but karey can and does. In fact, her writing--understated, elegant, and seemingly effortless--almost demands that it not be cluttered with unnecessary distractions like something as meaningless as uppercase letters.

My favorite Mackin Ink posts usually revolve around one, or all, of karey’s three daughters—grae lil, and esme. This post , dealing with the power of love, ranks among my favorites. Go ahead. Give it a read. You’ll come back and thank me for suggesting it.

When karey isn’t offering us a peek into her world-- Midwestern gal raising three children in Jordan-- she is dressing up her pages with trendy and fashionable photographs, clever and meaningful sayings, and artwork that will make your mouth drop. If you like pretty eye candy, you'll love Mackin Ink. Me? I go for the content and posts—really!

Three cheers and a Martini toast to karey. It’s a good thing her blog and I are both spoken for. ;-)



Look for the next Very Martini Toast in July.

12 comments:

Dianne said...

I fell right into her blog as soon as I started reading. thank you for the link

and thanks for writing such a wonderful love letter to a blog

Cheryl said...

I always love a good blog recommendation. Thanks!

karey m. said...

i. what. ohmygosh.

so it's my morning. i'm taking the girlies downstairs to the bus. with tear streaks. puffy eyes.

do you even know you were, like, MY FIRST COMMENT! and i thought to myself...she's got a kickass blog...with heaps of fans...she's just being nice.

but you've never stopped! do you even know how incredibly special that makes me feel?

well. i clearly don't have the right words right now...but i will. soon. for now, thank you. for all the what i didn't blog about this weeks, and all the rest...xoxo.

karey m. said...

{i've already hopped back here twice to reread this. you know how i am with compliments...but this? you've even made ME like me! don't be alarmed if you see that someone from jordan has been sitting on your site for hours, ok? it'll just be me. feeling really happy.}

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Fabulous site! Thanks for sending me her way :)

Jill said...

That was a beautiful write up. I totally agree with you!

A Touch of Dutch said...

I really like your blog a lot. Saw you on my blog viewer list and was curious to see who you were and glad I did :) I've got your blog added to my favs!

Simple Answer said...

My sentiments exactly. And through her, I've found you. So I feel as though I'm doubly lucky!

Snooker said...

Wow! The recommended post had me in tears! She is quite the writer. Thanks for the blog recommendation.

American in Norway said...

I cried too! BEAUTIFUL... Perfect choice!

amy t sharp said...

I adore her too! She is the bees knees! And now it looks like I have found you! yahoo for today!

Jul said...

I haven't gotten around to clicking through to your recommendation yet, but I just have to add that your graphic is giving me cravings. Good thing I have a bottle of vodka in the freezer...