About Us


Our Modern Farmhouse Story

Hi, I’m Karin and were the Usipuik’s, a family of 6 + our 2 fur babies (Tessa and Aussie). My husband Dion and I met as teens, and had our first baby (Tianna) not long after we met at the ages of 16 and 19. We got married 2 years later and shortly after welcomed our next daughter (Shayna) into the family.  In 2004 we became a “party of five” when our son (Evan) joined the team!  By this time Dion and I were 24 and 27 and thought our family unit was now complete.

For the next 12 years we worked on our careers, ran a few businesses, went on family trips, couples trips, bought homes, sold homes, changed jobs, and in every season stayed connected in our local church where both of us have always been very involved in a variety of ways and most recently as director of the worship/creative team.

In January of 2017 it turned out we weren’t done growing our “dream team” and we welcomed baby number 4 (Mila) to our family and she’s been the perfect addition!

On the business side, Karin is a REALTOR with Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island North in Courtenay, B.C. click here for more information.  We also own The Mill Coffee in Comox, B.C.


In our little corner of the internet here you will find stories from our Modern Farmhouse.  I love to throw parties, decorate our home, and share the highlights and some of the lowlights of our story.  I promise to keep it real and am always up for a personal chat:)


If you are interested in a collaboration please feel free to send me an email at karinuliving@gmail.com I’d be happy to forward a media kit and discuss partnerships with brands whose aesthetics and values align well with those of Karin U Living

Its a busy life, and a full life and we wouldn’t have it any other way!



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