6h 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!! 6h

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8h mer_mag
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mer_mag Great shoot today with the amazing @jennerbrown_ for my book trailer for #playfultoysandcrafts. Thanks @onemoremushroom for your amazing eye. Can't wait to see it finished! Book out Sept. 16! #cantbelievethisishappening #pinchme! 8h

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag How cute is this video by @trishazemp for my duct tape canisters? Loving the little jingle. 4d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag Easy duct tape canisters for the kiddies back to school supplies. DIY on @minted. (Confession: I do NOT have a green thumb. I thought I could do succulents but still think I'm not feeling the plants mojo. Any suggestions?) 4d
  •   gnome_and_post I wish I could help, but these fingers of mine curse the plants. They can't seem to survive under my care 4d
  •   mer_mag Photo by @trishazemp 4d
  •   almaloveland I have the best suggestion ever! Fake plants from Ikea! I have kept them alive for years! (And everything else has died.) 4d
  •   mer_mag I like this suggestion @almaloveland 4d
  •   b_liams Only water when soil is dry because the leaves store water as well. Give it plenty of sunlight if kept indoors. Use cactus potting soil or make your own mix (see google about that ) 4d
  •   mer_mag Ooh good info. I might be over watering @b_liams 4d
  •   lesliewestphal6 Ferns 3d
  •   mer_mag Oh I'll have to try ferns @lesliewestphal6 good suggestion 3d

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mer_mag This kid + kindergarten = awesome. When writing his name with various writing tools he said this: "mom I like the maker because he stays straight like a soldier. The pencil is wobbly and the pen wiggles like he's doing the potty dance." Very astute observations I say. So we blogged about making duct tape pencil holders on @minted today and share a bit about setting up a creative homework station on @mer_mag. Fab photos by @trishazemp 4d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag "She knew a good coat wouldn't change everything but it did help to make up for the terror she felt in beginning this new chapter. And certainly she did feel a certain sense of thrill when placing it on. Almost like amour - coating her with strength, begging her to hold her head up just a bit higher." #littlebitsbymer 5d

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mer_mag @onemoremushroom and company came over yesterday and sweet little Maja fell for our book nook. She said to Meta, "Mamma! We're playing in the GIANT doll house!!". 2w

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mer_mag This little bunny got her portrait from @instantlyframed and we couldn't love it more! It's so nice to have someone make a high quality print straight from your Instagram feed. And then frame it beautifully!! Makes getting portraits of my kids up on the wall a whole lot easier. @instantlyframed is also giving @mermag readers a great discount on their own @instantlyframed Instagram photos. You get $15 off 1 frame, $25 off 2 frames and $35 off 4 frames with the code Mingle15 (@instantlyframed was one of our fabulous sponsors at our #midsummermingle!) 2w

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mer_mag I must be pining for fall because when I looked down I realized I've got a total autumn/Halloween color vibe going on today. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been loving @smartcreativew's video on where you are on your creative journey. (She uses my fun illo of #tinytravelertilda in her balloon traveling across the world which I think fits perfectly). It's funny because I've always tried to be patient with myself no matter where I was at on my artistic journey but Monica is now helping me to see I just might have to give myself more of a kick and "unstuck" myself. I sometimes get stuck on the "executing" phase. What about you? Are you stuck somewhere? I'm trying to push myself a but more into the next stage. We'll see how it goes, 2w
  •   fabimauricio @mer_mag is that a book of yours? Very interesting 2w
  •   cloudydaygray Yay! 2w
  •   smartcreativew Awww! Thank you for the shout out! I do think execution is the spooookiest phase. Do you stay in the execution phase to long or does it make you uncomfortable because you feel vulnerable? Isn't it just nice knowing we aren't alone in our journey? I think you are a rock star, Merrilee! 2w
  •   mer_mag I stay in it too long! @smartcreativew I sort get on an obsessive train with it and don't promote and search for viable outlets enough. 2w
  •   mer_mag Yes @fabimauricio I'm working publishing #tinytravelertilda which had been a really fun interactive Instagram series. 2w
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @lohersh 2w
  •   mer_mag *a "bit" more 2w
  •   larlilulocks @lovemomoshx @jadeyseaton10 that'll be me and you at Christmas little, heading to Africa x 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Had so much fun chatting with the adorable Monica over at @smartcreativew. You can find the entire interview up on her site today. Yay! 2w

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mer_mag Can anyone believe it's back-to-school time? Seriously I feel summer gets usurped a bit more each year. But I do love this time of year filled with notebooks, pencils and backpacks. So I want to celebrate with offering you all 25% off my @atlygrams @kidscraftcamp! It's packed full of great video instrux. and easy to follow DIY 's making it a PERFECT AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY! Just enter backtoschool25 at the checkout -this week only. And to make the end of summer blues a bit sweeter I'm offering this discount on the feedback upgrade as well! 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag "Matilda Elana Montgomery felt rather restless if her feet stayed put in one place for more than just a little bit. It was in her travels that she found her home, her roots, her peace. The exotic, the unfamiliar, the daring, as well as the subtle, the stillness and the humble...these were all things her bones needed and sought for on shores both near and far." Meet Great Granny Matilda! Tilda's daring adventuress great grandmother who paved the way for Tilda and her travels. I'm working on a finalizing #tinytravelertilda in published form for you all at which point I'll reveal the end of Tilda's first travel tale. I can't wait to share!! In the mean time id love some thoughts on where you think Great Granny Matilda grew up. And how old do you think she was when she set out on her first expedition? Tag a friend to help us if you like! #tellthetalewithmer 2w
  •   gessellfamilyof7 @kelseadarling I think you'll love the description of Matilda...she just might be your twin. {:)} I think she was very young and immigrated 2w
  •   gessellfamilyof7 ...immigrated to america by way of a large ship, sailing the wide ocean...many adventures??Great Granny that is. {;)} @mer_mag 2w
  •   olivia.swan She really had been adventuring since the wee age of two and a half, climbing backyard trees and fighting off imaginary pirates, but Matilda took her first trip to an exotic land when she was nearly 14. She packed her bags and set off for India, where spices swim in the air and settle on your clothes, the carpets are made of the finest, softest silk, and colors you cannot even imagine fill even the humblest of streets. 2w
  •   mer_mag Oh I like that too @inspireme939 2w
  •   mer_mag Love it @gessellfamilyof7 2w
  •   chloeatthelodge So adorable, I think you would love this @trilbyjo and @travellingmumma 2w
  •   brookenorma granny Matilda makes me think of a book I read titled 'I married adventure' about a couple who traveled all over Borneo and other places taking photographs of people. she was a trooper. a feisty survival kind of one. 1w
  •   mer_mag Oh that book sounds amazing @brookenorma I'll have to check it out! 1w

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mer_mag Been helping @jonliddiard out with his classroom decor. Seriously these IB high school students don't know how good they've got it with him as their acting/theatre teacher. Wish I could be a fly on the wall during his lectures. So inspiring that Jon Liddiard. #hesgetsshakespeare #imkeepingthestools 2w
  •   mer_mag @polleipalmer it stands for international baccalaureate http://www.ibo.org/ . It has a really cool curriculum that allows kids from any nation to be on the same page. So they could go from Herriman Utah to Shanghai and be up to speed. I'm hoping it means that when my kids are in highschool we can live overseas for a year 2w
  •   growingberries My daughter starts at an IB school today! In Hong Kong! 2w
  •   mer_mag So cool! @growingberries 2w
  •   sycamorestreetpress Love this! 2w
  •   sarahjanestudios He'll be great!!! 2w
  •   doraohthree My son is a 1st grade IB student. Started as an IB kindergartner. We recently moved from california to pittsburgh (to live where my husband was raised). I'm grew up in portugal and we are hoping to go back and live at my grandmothers for a few years. With IB the boys will still continue on w their curriculum. It's an amazing concept/curriculum. 2w
  •   mer_mag That's so amazing! @doraohthree 2w
  •   houselarsbuilt The coolest! @jonliddiard 2w

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mer_mag Playing with clay and tape today. The boys designed and made their own characters. 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag So happy for these two love birds. My big brother twin (two years older with nearly the same birthday) finally found his forever sweetheart and I couldn't be happier for him. 3w

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mer_mag "Ezmerelda (who insisted on being called Ezra by Tandem Trio friends Jax and Spence) was hot on the trail of the elusive birthday cake bandit." #littlebitsbymer 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag We're pining for and Indian summer this fall (we can't handle that school is starting next week!) and these are some of our favorite boy styles for just such an occasion. More @pinholepress blog 3w
  •   zanzibach Thanks a lot! You put an awsome collection together 3w
  •   zanzibach @cruzscloset #4 is also from my shop. Very, very soon there will be also new variations of these corduroy pants 3w
  •   gparrish Amazing! All of it, amaaaaaazing! 3w
  •   mer_mag Hee hee @ellen_kling . Yes I guess we are fans of the "superfluous crotch" look. My six-year-old loves the way they feel and wears them all the time. My eight-year-old on the other hand wants nothing to do with them. I guess it's different strokes for different folks. 3w
  •   mer_mag Yes @cruzscloset they would only let me tag @zanzibach once. We totally want the longer leggings for fall! 3w
  •   ellen_kling @mer_mag hah. I would probably side with your 8 yo and freak out due to the inevitable bunching :) 3w
  •   cruzscloset Thanks, they are super cute! @mer_mag @zanzibach 3w
  •   evelynhaupt So cute!! @casscasssface 3w

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mer_mag How sweet is my nephew here? And how perfect is his @zanzibach shirt? I think it would make the perfect school photo option. See more on @pinholepress today. 3w

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mer_mag "Everyday he insisted she put his bear suit on him. And every day she did just that. For even though she knew he'd always be her little cub, she could see the suit growing tighter and smaller with each wear. And some day he would grow too large and forget to bring it to her at all. So for now she was more than happy to oblidge." #littlebitsbymer 3w
  •   mommyfajardo I just stopped crying and now I just started. I just realized I'm going to be a horrible mother-in-law, I'm never going to want to let go of them. I'll make they're favorite foods and send their spouses on getaways so I can have them all to myself. It's our little secret. @carriepie321 @mamamo613 3w
  •   mamamo613 Lol!! That is so cute Kristie! You're gonna be a great MIL. I love it when Susie sends food!! This is pretty sad...... 3w
  •   mamamo613 @carriepie321 @mommyfajardo I sent by accident. I wasn't finished. Lol. But yes @carriepie321 you will most likely hang out at the school way longer than you should. I did!! I kept peeking through the window which made it worse because I could see that Sophie looked terrified 3w
  •   dlyndlyndlyn You got me all choked up 3w
  •   lesliewestphal6 This is so beautiful!!! It reminds me so much of my son, who will be heading to college next year!! It truly does go by so fast! Enjoy the little moments3w
  •   mer_mag It really does go by too fast! @lesliewestphal6 2w

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