3h mer_mag
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mer_mag These little trapeze dolls are just waiting to find a home with some of you @bijoumarket holiday shoppers tomorrow and Saturday. I'm also selling my book Playful and will be signing from 11-1 pm tomorrow if you want a personalized copy. How cute would one of these big top ladies be with a signed copy of #playfultoysandcrafts under the tree on Christmas morning? Or maybe swinging from the tree #mermag 3h

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5h mer_mag
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mer_mag I think I'll treasure this forever. Thank you @jessedraper for capturing this beautiful moment. Sweetest little snuggle girl in the sweetest @loveolivejuice dress. Remember you can enter to win your own @loveolivejuice clothing and @pinholepress holiday cards on mermagblog.com. You have until the day before thanksgiving and can enter each day! 5h

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag We made a set of pilgrims from Pringles cans for Thanksgiving this year. Easy peasy. You can find more on mermagblog.com and the full DIY on @minted julep's blog today. #mermag #thanksgiving #pringles 1d

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mer_mag My little king if Christmas. In the cutest Bailey overalls from @loveolivejuice. Find out how you can win some of your own on mermagblog.com as well as some @pinholepress holiday cards!!! You can make this crown from my tutorial in my book Playful which I'm also giving away! #playfullymade #playfultoysandcrafts 2d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag Friends!! I've teamed up with @pinholepress and @loveolivejuice for a really fabulous Christmas giveaway! One lucky winner will receive $150 towards their @pinholepress holiday card AND $150 worth of @loveolivejuice clothing for your littles to wear in the photos! Are you dying yet?!! And to keep the merry cheer going I'm throwing in a signed copy of my book Playful! Head to mermagblog.com for instrux on how to enter!!! oh and repost this image and tag @mer_mag @loveolivejuice and @pinholepress for an extra entry! #mermag #giveaway #pinholepress #olivejuice photos by @jessedraper 2d

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mer_mag I just received some great news! My book PLAYFUL is already being reprinted! Woohoo . So if any of you have noticed typos etc. Let me know as I can change them for this second run. Horray! also please feel free to offer a review on amazon etc. Your comments are so great and helpful. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see the toys and crafts from the book being made by you and your little ones. Are your little touches are so inspiring. #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag these squiggle tiles would make a great and easy Christmas gift btw. 3d

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mer_mag Why is it impossible to freeze time and keep my littles little? This one turned 6 last month and is already mr. independent. His cuddles are shorter and goodbyes swift. But he did blow me a kiss on his way to a playdate and he still loves to wear overalls (thank you mario) so I'm taking every second of little I can get - and then proudly, if reluctantly, ushering in his next chapter of aptitude and growth. Thanks @jessedraper for helping me freeze time in a way with this beautiful photograph. More beautiful shots to come from a collab with @loveolivejuice and @pinholepress that will also help you freeze time too. #mermag 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Had a great time with the kids on set with photographer @jessedraper for a fun upcoming collab with @loveolivejuice and @pinholepress that you're going to love!! 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Santa's workshop is starting to take shape around here. Are you making anything this year? If so what? I'd love to hear! I think hand made toys and gifts are the best. Tons of ideas in my book Playful btw (hey the book itself is a great gift!). Image from #playfultoysandcrafts by @nicolegerulat #mermag 2w

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mer_mag Because sometimes when you mail out a box of Playful books you have to turn it into a face. #playfultoysandcrafts 2w

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mer_mag Her "baby" had to have a crown too 2w

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mer_mag Playing with the fall leaves before they all disappear. Prettiest trimmings by rubanesque.com 2w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Took this little munchkin with me on my scouting. #lovethiswallpaper #playfulfrenchindustrial 3w
  •   mipjane So great! And what a sweet face. 3w
  •   urbancub 3w
  •   tiniyin That looks like our wallpaper, doesn't it @zubacoop?! 3w
  •   melissahaupt I don't know exactly what #playfulfrenchindustrial is, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna want it. 3w
  •   mer_mag He he! @melissahaupt it's my attempt to define my style. (Which I haven't been able to delve into full throttle as were house sitting). I've got an entire pin board for it under mermag. I'm only a little obsessed. 3w
  •   coosandahhs So adorable!!! 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been in the mood for a big project and I think i might have just found it. Will know for sure in a week. Eeep! 3w

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mer_mag The final Rocket Racoon. We went for a more grey and black face paint to match the fur and he was thrilled to spray his hair a diff. color. He loved it. His friends did too. Was a good night. And now I'm off to sleep...kids making themselves breakfast tomorrow . 😴😴 #rocketracoon 3w

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mer_mag Happy Halloween! Hope your little clowns are happy ones (but if they are grumpy may they be as cute as this one ). Stayed up all night finishing up rocket raccoon. Phew! Saw all the kids dressed up at the bus stop and will be going to a parade later today. Best day ever! #mermag @kids21 @trishazemp 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Playing around with some Rocket Racoon face paint #hisrequest #rocketracoon 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag The kids are fighting over who gets the glow-in-the-dark treat bucket so it looks like we'll be making two more! Don't have to twist my arm though-so easy and fun. @scotchducttape #scotchducttape #3mpartner photo @trishazemp #mermag 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Thanks for all your kind words about my sweet boy on my previous post. Warms my heart. Sometimes in life we have to be as tough as a wolf don't we? We're having talks about words and how sometimes people don't realize how their words can hurt. We're talking about how we can commit to be kinder to others because we know how somethings flippantly said can make us feel so small. We've talked about loving the self God gave us because it's totally awesome. We're talking about how love for ourselves and others helps us to let things go easier. And lastly about how if someone actually aims to hurt it's undoubtedly out of ignorance, insecurity and hurt that they are feeling. And we can pity, pray and forgive them because everyone deserves a second chance and not to be held to everything said and done in a moment of weakness. And if they continue to be unkind just walk away and find other associates and always tell a trusted adult close by (and us as hid parents of course). He's a strong kid and knows I adore every inch of him which is why he was so hesitant to tell me he had some negative self doubts. he's also very loving and someday will be better from this. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... right? I can think of many experiences in my childhood that we're hurtful but have shaped me now and have made me kinder (I was called "ghost girl" because I was so fair - not a desirable thing in the super tan 80's/early 90's - but i own it now). #lastyearswolfcostume #banditwolfcostume 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag This kid. My first born. He's been telling me he wants a costume with a mask this year - even a blank one - and I've been like "cool that sounds spooky and exciting". Then after much discussion he tells me "mom I hate my face". Apparently he's been bullied at school with kids saying his hair and eyelashes look like a girls. We cut his hair but the eyelashes stay. Mean kids gonna have to deal. He's been mistaken for a girl much of his young life and apparently it's taken it's toll. Makes me sad. Someday I hope he loves his gorgeous face as much as I do. #prettyboyproblems #whatswithbullyinganyway #lovelovelovethisboy #hannaanderson 3w
  •   rcote_bandteesandlullabies This breaks my heart!!!! OMG he is so handsome!!! I am so so sorry mama!!! I'm be praying for him and you!!!!! 3w
  •   lorrainegalvin So sorry. This makes me sad. 3w
  •   heathertycksen One day those meanies will eat their words. What a handsome kid. I'm sorry you're going through this. 3w
  •   hillaryschu Aw! 3w
  •   andtheniwaslike He is handsome and even better has a beautiful heart... You can see it through his eyes. Hugs to you all #bullyingstinks 3w
  •   milk_thistle Those bullies are probably jealous and insecure about themselves. Coz your boy is BEAUTIFUL. 2w
  •   kattarostros Your son is lovley! My son was blond with curls and also were taken for a girl many times and bullied when he was younger but he was still proud of his hair and kept it long, now hes 15 and still has long curls but just not so blond anymore and no one thinks he is a girl. 2w
  •   lalialvarezf Es guapísimo!!! En unos años esos niños que ahora se ríen se morirán de envidia!!! 4d

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