15h mer_mag
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mer_mag Playing around with some Rocket Racoon face paint #hisrequest #rocketracoon 15h

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20h 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 20h

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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 2d

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2d 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 2d
  •   ashtinafayelou Ugh. That kills me! I'm so sorry to read this. Poor, sweet boy. 1d
  •   daniellebwilson Ugh. I'm sorry. This kind of makes me sick to read. I worry about this happening with my Ollie. He's so pretty and also so gentle and sweet. 1d
  •   ellisonblair Ugh people! I hope his frown turns upside down! He's a very handsome boy! 1d
  •   nirleka_play i`m sorry dear boy, but you will grow stronger! :) 1d
  •   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!!!!! 1d
  •   lorrainegalvin So sorry. This makes me sad. 1d
  •   heathertycksen One day those meanies will eat their words. What a handsome kid. I'm sorry you're going through this. 1d
  •   hillaryschu Aw! 21h

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mer_mag Took the kids up the canyon to romp around the fall leaves and to enjoy one last campfire this season. Come to find out we all desperately needed it. #hannaanderson 2d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag If you make these wings with the cardboard corrugation going up and down you get a really nice flitter- flutter effect. @kids21 @trishazemp #mermag #kids21 #cardboardhalloween 2d
  •   jihyun57 @mer_mag this is kinda silly, but would be helpful for me. Any recommendations on good scissors ? Anytime I work on a project for a while (cutting cardboard or repetitive cutting) my scissors hurt my hand and actually cause a blister on my thumb! Silly problem... 2d
  •   mer_mag I hear you @jihyun57! I hardly ever use scissors on cardboard anymore for that reason. I've switched to a utility knife and a large quilting size self healing mat. Just lightly sketch out your design and then cut. You'll never go back. 2d
  •   jihyun57 Thx! 2d
  •   thcmomma Curious as to how they stay on... Straps? Lovely and so simple! 2d
  •   mer_mag Yup @thcmomma the instrux are over on the @kids21 site 2d
  •   arielelise Cardboard is my favorite! 2d
  •   annesaar Super cute! 2d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag What's cooler than duct tape? Glow-in-the-dark duct tape of course!! Learn how to make this easy glowing skeleton treat bucket using @scotchducttape's selection of super cool tapes on mer mag today. #scotchducttape #3mpartner #mermag photo cred @trishazemp 3d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag This little 2yr old batty is getting pretty picky about...oh just about everything. Luckily she has no problem dressing up. #shesobsessedactually #mermag @kids21 @trishazemp 4d

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mer_mag "Little empress Lila and lumberjack Leroy looked forward to the upcoming gathering of tricks or treats with anticipated longing." #littlebitsbymer 4d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Excited to share that the German rights for my book Playful have been purchased! So cool to see my book enjoyed all around the world and now in different languages! The German edition comes out spring of 2015. And if you want a signed copy of the current version in English, at a discount!, today is the last day it's over at @brickyardbuffalo! I'm almost sold out of my stash! #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag @stc_craft @nicolegerulat 6d

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mer_mag It's the weekend! We're in full blown Halloween mode - going to the pumpkin patch, making costumes and more. @kids21 asked me to come up with three fun DIY costumes. These are simple enough that you could not only make these in time for Halloween but today! if you need something for a spooky bash ASAP. Just use some cardboard, paint, yarn and clothes you already have and you've got yourself a clown, garden fairy and baby bat! #mermag #kids21 6d

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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag My kids love wearing shorts well into fall (it's been so lovely and warm lately!) and these @zanzibach harem shorts are perfect for that. Sharing outtakes from our owl puppet/party hat shoot for @goodhousekeeping with @trishazemp today. Article in the nov. Issue on stands now. #mermag 7d

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mer_mag I love using our paper scraps to make new creations such as this silly Halloween balloon face. Find out more on how to make your own festive face balloon on @minted and the blog today. She loooves the btw. Squeals every time she sees them, 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag If you're local you can catch me on @studio5ksl today at 1pm where I talk about how to include your kids in cutting duct tape (in a safe way!) as well as my secret weapon in assembling cardboard creations such as these brownstones. Oh and they are gifting two of my Playful books on top if it all! (My favorite part of the experience was all the dad's that stopped me in the halls saying their kids would die if they made them houses like these! Go dad's!My dad made me my first cardboard doll house so it was really cool to see their enthusiasm!). #playfultoysandcrafts 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Check out our craft story in Nov. @goodhousekeeping issue! So fun! It's a real hoot! photography by @trishazemp 1w

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mer_mag In addition to signed copies of my book Playful, I'm offering a unique selection of discounted prints on @brickyardbuffalo this week. They are going for a steal! I can't wait until we are in our own home and I can start hanging up art work again. My soul needs it. #mermag #littlebitsbymer 1w
  •   redcapcards Very sweet 1w
  •   misstinalau Hi @mer_mag! I tried to purchase a copy of Playful off @brickyardbuffalo but shipping was only within the US. Is the book available to Canadian fans as well? 1w
  •   mer_mag Oh no @misstinalau unfortunately shipping is in the US on this one. But I might be selling a few after this too so keep in touch 1w
  •   abtoussant I'm not seeing where your prints are for sale @mer_mag I only see your book?.. 1w
  •   mer_mag They are listed under "unique prints" @abtoussant it's probably confusing as the one featured today is the tandem trio bicycle print (not shown here) but if you click on it you'll see various print options to choose from. Hope that's helpful 1w
  •   misstinalau Okay thanks @mer_mag can't wait! 1w
  •   abtoussant Thank you @mer_mag ! 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag It's hard to pick a favorite from my illustration collab with @freshlypicked but I this might be it. Don't you just want to dress up as this little fairy?!! 1w

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mer_mag I've got a limited number of signed copies of PLAYFUL being sold at a discounted price over on @brickyardbuffalo this week. Perfect gift for the upcoming holidays and colder days ahead spent indoors. Thanks so much Susan of @freshlypicked for choosing me and this book as one of your guest editor selections this week! #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag 1w
  •   mer_mag Yay! @ashleycoslett 1w
  •   amber_happycraftyfamily Saw it in Byron bay! 1w
  •   concretehoney Oh I'm too late, I just ordered it, can't wait to get it 1w
  •   mer_mag Oh I hope you enjoy with your little girl! @concretehoney 1w
  •   whatalight Got our copy yesterday and we loved it!!!! Such a beautiful and creative thing!! The kids want to make every single project. Congrats from Chile!! I have a silly question though, what's the name of the paper the publisher used? I'm trying to find if it's available here. Thanks!! 1w
  •   mer_mag I'm so glad you're all enjoying Playful! @whatalight can't wait to see what you make from it. I'll see if I can get more info on the name of paper used for the book pages 1w
  •   whatalight That's too sweet!! Only if it's not much trouble, otherwise just forget about it 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag He loves writing his own invites. And now we're working on the art of thank you cards. Learn how to make these @astrobrights paper feathered friends on the blog today. #colorize #mermag 2w

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