15h mer_mag
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mer_mag Sweetest girls with the sweetest necklace DIY craft. It's hard to pick a favorite from #playfultoysandcrafts but like @nicolegerulat this one's a top contender for sure. @stc_craft @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt @brooke_hellewell @aubreynelson_ 15h

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16h mer_mag
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mer_mag The fun's not over! It's a #playfultoysandcrafts giveaway bonanza!! On my blog today I'm hosting another giveaway where I'll give one lucky reader this trapeze doll!! (Sister to the trapeze doll on the cover). Oh and I'm giving away a signed book there too! Head to the blog and comment, pin, post on fb and more for a chance to win! Mermagblog.com (sewn impeccably from the Playful's book templates by the fabulous @daniellebwilson) 16h

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20h mer_mag
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mer_mag It's launch day! Playful finally hits the shelves today!!!! Do you have your book yet? Well if you need another you're in luck! I'm giving away 2 free books today, one for you and one for a friend! All you have to do is comment here make sure you're following @mer_mag tag a friend who would enjoy this book as much as you!
But wait! There's more! Follow Playful's dream team @nicolegerulat (photographer) @onemoremushroom (stylist) and @houselarsbuilt (stylist) who are each hosting a book giveaway today too! Run (virtually) don't walk because these books will go fast! (Giveaway ends tonight midnight PST. I'll announce the 2 winners tomorrow morning!) #playfultoysandcrafts
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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag Vroom vroom! (Check out @kids21 for instrux on how to make this and enter a cool Instagram contest) 2d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag I've teamed up with @kids21 for a really great giveaway in honor of the Formula One race night. Check out their feed and Facebook page for details on how you can make your own car and enter to win a model Ferrari car worth over $2000! 2d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag Snip, snip,snip ️and just like that half my hair was gone 3d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag She's quite proud if herself really #alreadyobsessedwithmakeup 4d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag They say if you document the makeup catastrophe it makes it cuter. #okitssortofworking #myfavoritelipsticknomore 4d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag School picture day for this little string bean #drinkmoremilk #wasgoingtocuthishairbutdidnthappen 5d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag "Marcos chose the bear, for today he felt strong and steady. But tomorrow he would choose the bird and aim to fly high and away." #littlebitsbymer #playfultoysandcrafts 6d

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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag It's time to get PLAYFUL! Join me for a crafty, fun filled evening celebrating the launch of my new book #playfultoysandcrafts! It will be a local event at the Provo Library at Academy square and you are all invited!
Drop in any time between 6:30-8:30 PM for a book signing, crafting, snacks and more! First 35 guests will receive a tote bag full if fun and creative goodies! Great for kids but all ages welcome!

Bring your books to be signed or purchase them at the event.

Register online at playfulrelease.eventbrite.com (it's a free event but I want to be sure there is enough food, etc)
Share with a friend. Hope to see you there!!!
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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag I love what @workingmother had to say about open ended play and #playfultoysandcrafts! "The best of the books—like Merliee Liddiard’s new release, Playful, featured on this page ($16, amazon.com)—may provide instructions for creating a dollhouse or a cardboard-and-paint menagerie, but they also promote open-ended arts-making by encouraging parents to keep found objects and recycled materials on hand for kids to use when the mood and inspiration strike." 7d

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mer_mag Been working on a crazy fun illustration project with @freshlypicked and I'm so excited that the hype starts today. How much do you love denim? Me? very very much so these denim moccs are perfect. Stylist @kimmycrosby and I had so much fun coming up with little personalities for each of Susan's fall moccs. This little guy definitely kicks it in the wild with some fried eggs under the stars with his alpaca wool sleeping bag. A little fearless ranger...so long as he'd asleep by 8pm that is. 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Here's another bit from @redbookmag on my paper plate masks (something I used to create on baby sitting appts. as a tween). And hey look a shout out on @onemoremushroom's super hero party with my duct tape cereal box buildings as well as some cute temp DIY tattoos from @indigobunting 's new book coming out. So fun!! 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Ok here's a better beauty shot of my #playfultoysandcrafts write up in @redbookmag! So excited to see this!! Now I just have to track down a Sept. Issue as oct. Is already on the stands. Photo by @nicolegerulat, styling by @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt 1w

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mer_mag Little O asks to play with this marionette friend nearly every day. It's kind of fun to have a kid who is as obsessed with toys as I am. #kidscraftcamp #futuretoymaker 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag How sweet are these chickadees @cloudydaygray made with her little ones form our @kidscraftcamp video? I love that she mentions how simple they were to make with her kids and that they danced around to the music in video. Makes me want to head over to her house for a craft play date! 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag It's your turn! What should be the caption for this new #littlebitsbymer image? Winning little bit story gets a free print, of your choosing, from my shop! 2w
  •   mer_mag Oh I love it @sarahjanestudios so simple but so great 2w
  •   tesartsa Both Harold and Lonnie liked to be the leader, but for today, in traditional winner's garb, they declared it a tie. 2w
  •   mer_mag Love @tesartsa 2w
  •   mer_mag WINNER!Oh man it was so hard to choose just one! They are all so great and make me sooo happy. I think I'll have to go with the sweet story lines by @brookekkunz!! Brooke choose a print from my shop and I'll shop it off to you! 7d
  •   brookekkunz Oh my how fun!! Thanks so much @mer_mag! I'll be doing some shopping this afternoon 6d
  •   brookekkunz @mer_mag just sent you a message on etsy! Thanks again! 6d
  •   mer_mag Awesome! I love the one you picked. @brookekkunz will send it out soon. Xo 5d

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mer_mag He found bliss amongst these (mostly greenish) amber waves of grain yesterday on our #playfultoysandcrafts trailer film shoot with @jennerbrown_ yesterday. #mykidsneedcountry 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Sweet little Lucy and doll on my #playfultoysandcrafts trailer shoot with @jennerbrown_ today. Breathtaking ensemble by @mabokids @alfiechildrensapparel #inournewstudio!! 2w

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