mer_mag "He was admittedly awfully drooly and dribbly and often cried too too much. But she would still pull him and raccoon along with her anywhere and everywhere in the little red wagon." It's been a while since I've done a #littlebitsbymer so I thought I'd share this custom portrait order with you. And don't worry, I haven't forgotten about #tinytravelertilda! You're sure to be seeing the rest if her tale so very soon! 4h

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18h mer_mag
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mer_mag Just under 2 hrs left to purchase my @kidscraftcamp online @atlygrams for 50% off using code newclass50. Thanks for all who have signed up. So excited to virtually meet your little campers and see their creations. And thank you all for your support. It means so much!!! . 18h

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mer_mag 4 hours left to purchase my online @kidscraftcamp at 50% off. This is the steepest discount I will be offering. Also check out the new @atlygrams classes by @melanieburk @ttachambers & @kristenkranson who are also offering a discount today. Good stuff! 21h

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24h mer_mag
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mer_mag The first craft in @kidscraftcamp is a simple and fun paper Popsicle stick tent. I've loved seeing them pop up all over in your feeds! I love the idea of kids seeing fellow campers work. Today is the last day to get 50% off with code NEWCLASS50. Go to @kidscraftcamp link in profile or on the @atlygrams website to sign up. 24h

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mer_mag There are some bonus printable toys in the @kidscraftcamp class! such as little Foxy, wallpaper and home decor items, to go along with your duct tape shoebox house. Remember there's only today and tomorrow for the 50% off code when you enter NEWCLASS50 at @atlygrams. I've loved seeing what all your little campers are doing so far! 2d

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mer_mag Here at @mer_mag and in @kidscraftcamp we believe in limitations when encouraging kids to be creative. Sounds crazy right? But we've all heard "necessity is the mother of invention" and I believe this works with kids too. We want our kids to be problem solvers and in a fun way. Limit their supplies and suddenly a sandwich bag box becomes a monster and popsicle sticks become tent poles. This is little except from our @atlygrams @kidscraftcamp video created by the talented @jennerbrown_. Each craft in the camp is accompanied by an inspiring video of kids crafting and creating. 6d

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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag Our power went out for a few hours tonight and we seriously considered holing up here like a pack of sardines for the night. 7d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been told by parents that the videos from our online @kidscraftcamp have really inspired their kids to want to create. They loved seeing kids like them doing it themselves! I did too! Thanks @jennerbrown_ for such magical videos for @kidscraftcamp. And remember that this week you get a killer intro deal of %50 off with code NEWCLASS50. #kidscraftcamp 1w
  •   ruthylou How I wish I could do this 1w
  •   almaloveland I agree!! The videos are AMAZING!! This class is so so beautiful. to you and to @jennerbrown_!! I am excited to get started. 1w
  •   cloudydaygray I agree!!! 1w
  •   mer_mag It's online and easy for you and kids to follow along with, so if it's not being local that's holding you back I'm happy to share that anyone anywhere can take this class from the ease if their own home. (And my kids feel cool being able to navigate through the computer and do these themselves) 1w
  •   mer_mag @ruthylou your kids would love it! 1w
  •   melanieburk So true!! Maggie was not pleased we only did one craft today! 7d
  •   melanieburk The videos really helped make her excited and see the craft. 7d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Night night.. 1w

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mer_mag One of my favorite little readers. If you want to start making a book nook of your own head to @potterybarnkids building blocks blog and enter to win a $100 gift card to get stated! 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Each kid thinks this @potterybarnkids mini adirondack chair is theirs alone. As long as they don't claw each other for it I'm good with it (but will probably have to invest in two more anyway as they are so cute!). 1w
  •   bestbug adorable 1w
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  •   dlyndlyndlyn So cute in that chair is even on sale right now 1w
  •   tatyahna This is so cute! But how can you ward off racoons from taking their turn at children's literature once the kids go to bed! 1w
  •   mer_mag We take the books (and anything else we might be worried about) inside each night @tatyahna. and then cover the whole thing with a tarp before we go bed. 7d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag That @potterybarnkids squares jute rug and lantern were the jumping off points for the design of this outdoor book nook. @jonliddiard made the house from my designs (thanks honey!!) and persevered when I insisted on a circular window to hang the lantern (that's true love). The kids and I loved filling it up with decor items (galvanized book shelves? Yes please!) lots if books and lots of play. 1w

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mer_mag I've been dying to share how we've teamed up with @potterybarnkids to create this outdoor book nook to encourage summer reading! The kids and I pretty much spend hours in this little oasis each day. Check out details on the blog and on @potterbarnkids building blocks blog. And how about that incredible @m_a_k_e_l_i_k_e wallpaper?! We're swooning. 1w

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mer_mag I'm not sure which project from our online @kidscraftcamp is my favorite but I know that little O won't put down this wooden bead marionette puppet friend. Join us in making this, a cardboard box theater to go with him!, and several other fun projects over on @atlygrams. Use promo code NEWCLASS50 for a steep 50% off discount for a limited time. And be armed and ready for the next time your kids sau "moooom, there's nothing to doooo"! 1w

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mer_mag Happy to announce that our @kidscraftcamp is up and available on @atlygrams today! Hurry and sign your little one up now! It's crammed full of 8 modern, fun and simple craft projects for you and you little one to do together (or perfect for older kids to follow along with and do on their own). Head over to @atlygrams now for 50% off new class discount for a limited time. This going to be so much fun! 1w

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mer_mag She helping me set up (or take down?) our craft station for our online @kidscraftcamp with @atlygrams. Getting close to go time! Excited! Vintage soda crates, such as this Hires root beer one, are great for storing art and craft supplies for kids in a fun and accessible way. #kidscraftcamp 2w
  •   slhaslam I have the same crate! I use it for laundry supplies. 2w
  •   mer_mag Ooh good idea! @slhaslam 2w
  •   janabekdesign Hi Merilee! I'm obsessed with your book nook posted on @potterybarnkids blog today!! Absolutely fabulous! 1w
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @janabekdesign we can't seem to leave it either! 1w
  •   janabekdesign That's awesome!! When I was little my mom, sisters & I would bike ride almost daily to the library in the summer, anything to make reading exciting for little ones is the best 1w
  •   mer_mag Bike rides to the library...such dreamy memories! @janabekdesign 6d
  •   shannondw8 Where do you get such a fun crate? 19h
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @shannondw8 check eBay for vintage soda crates 18h

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag A certain little wood nymph got herself mighty messy outside today. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag @paroledemamams, a French magazine, asked to showcase our duct tape castle. So fun to see it en francais! #mermag 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag My second #midsummermingle recap is on the blog today. I hope you aren't tired if all our photo posting but it's hard to put a closure on all this loveliness. As Shakespeare penned "summers lease hath all too short a date". This pic is of my paper floral crown, which you will find in my book #playfultoysandcrafts (coming out in two months! complete with template and instrux.). I made enough for the first 50 some guests who arrived at the mingle. They picked their fav shade of green, some flowers and brads and assembled their crowns. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag #amidsummermingle recap on the blog today! (One of many as I think I'll need to spread out the abundant loveliness). @natalienorton took so many dreamy photos you'll all just be beside yourself. So considered yourself warned. (I designed this map for the event which was letterpressed by @sycamorestreetpress. Paper flower corsage by @houselarsbuilt) 2w

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