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mer_mag Woohoo today feels more like spring again! Especially with this sweet @iginc dress and custom doll perfect for Easter. (And bringing in our blossoming branches from our neighbors helps a lot too! Soo pretty!!) #mermageaster #thebanisterhouse 30min

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23h mer_mag
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mer_mag Each child brings a new playful element to our lives and opens the doors of creativity for me. This girl is actually the first of my kids to gravitate to pushing around cars (go figure) making the wooden cars and playmat from my book Playful perfect for her. #playfultoysandcrafts #playfulvillage 23h

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mer_mag So thrilled to be working with the amazing @aubreynelson_ on an illustration project for her hair painting classes. She is such a dream of a person in every way (beautiful talented mamma with a beautiful soul) and I'm so thrilled about what she has cooking! #thehairpaintingclass (she did the hair for a big portion of my book Playful btw and I'm so in love with it all!) 1d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag When her brothers are away, with their stuff she will play #brothershouseslippers #buffaloplaidforthewin #onlytimeshecanevenlookatmario #thebanisterhouse 2d

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2d mer_mag
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  •   mer_mag Oh so sweet! @_mandyhart_ I want you to meet her and cuddle! (and I wish her hair would grow so she actually needed a haircut someday) 2d
  •   _mandyhart_ Hugs to her! My littles had the same hair (exception Parker). Someone told me when Zeke was a tot that if I trimmed the tips of his hair that it would grow - so, I did and it did! I did that for the girls, too. 2d
  •   chricook Speaking of her hair, it's the prettiest color! 2d
  •   mer_mag Oh I'll have to try that!! @_mandyhart_ 2d
  •   mer_mag Yes she has more red undertones than her brothers. Just like dads beard @chricook 2d
  •   librarywonder Beautiful photo! 2d
  •   milifles So beautiful 2d
  •   carriewinterton Love this pic! 2d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag Here's a close up of the paper scrap necklace. Could be fun to do a rainbow color scheme for St. patties? Or a full ombré? More on @minted 3d

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mer_mag Made a sweet little artsy paper scrap necklace with this artsy cutie. More on mermagblog.com with full diy on @minted today. #mermag #paperscraps 3d

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mer_mag We've all learned to never underestimate this one. #shewontbelookedover #shewarrior playfultoysandcrafts #thebanisterhouse 4d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag We found Margo and Chester after unpacking some boxes and she couldn't be happier! #best buds @laurenabradshaw #thebanisterhouse 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Got to work with this little dream boat today #ilovemyjob 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag So yeah, noticing a definite aviary theme going on in to #thebanisterhouse. #seriouslynotplanned #thismakesmewanttogobirdwatching #cacawcacaw 1w
  •   valerie_cracker Great theme 1w
  •   leslie_ruth Can you name the artists? Love these! 1w
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @leslie_ruth the first is a print from anthro a few years ago, the next two are mine (I painted them), and the last one was found thrifting in Park City. 1w
  •   jenbanner Love that big frame! 1w
  •   mer_mag Me too! @jenbanner I saw it thrifting and then couldn't get it out if my mind and had to go back and snatch it 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Playing with paper scraps today #mermag 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Vintage treasures found for #thebanisterhouse while shopping with friend & stylist @metacoleman_ #becauseweneedmorekidsstuff #playfulfrenchindustrial 2w

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mer_mag I know it was only a matter of time before I started wearing chunky necklaces and drapery dresses like my art teachers, English professors and the librarians of my youth. #artnerdrightofpassage #thehubsisstillwarmingupthough 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Pony play #thebanisterhouse 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag We've been devouring this cake (like the animals that we are) for breakfast, lunch and...well it might not have made it to dinner. My friend Lydia made it (vintagecakesbyl.com) alongside a brides cake she was making so it's got layers of raspberry cream in it. YUM 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I posted today (on mermagblog.com) about using my paper puppets, from my book Playful, as cake and cupcake toppers for parties (which is what I chatted about on @goodthingsutah yesterday). U can even use them as invites, shadow puppets after cake and ice cream and then as take home favors! Done and done. (And thank you vintagecakesbyl.com for the perfect & yummiest cake ever!) #playfultoysandcrafts #playfullymade #mermag #mermagparties 2w

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mer_mag Thanks @goodthingsutah for having me on this morning and thanks to those who tuned in! I had so much fun! I'll share more close ups tomorrow of how you can use the paper puppets in my book Playful as cake and cupcake toppers and more festive party decor and entertainment. And if you missed it you can find the segment online. I'll also post a link to it on my blog tomorrow. #mermag #gtubloggerweek #playfultoysandcrafts 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag He's always at the ready as the after nap entertainer. #andimevergrateful #toystookovermyminimalvibe #mermageaster (oh and thanks to those who tuned into my @goodthingsutah segment!!. Will be sharing more on that tomorrow but you can watch it online now if you missed it.) #thebanisterhouse 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Tomorrow morning I'll be sharing on @goodthingsutah how to play with these paper puppet animals, from my book Playful, in a new and fun way!! There are so many different things you can do with #playfultoysandcrafts and I love seeing all the creativity from you guys. Tune in tomorrow at 9 am. @nicolegerulat @stc_craft @melaniefalick 2w
  •   jessiemiller4 I'm so sad I wasn't hosting today!! I even tried to get a sitter so I could come down and meet u hopefully you will come back soon!! 2w
  •   mer_mag Oh you're the sweetest! @jessiemiller4 yes I'd love to come back and meet you. 2w
  •   houselarsbuilt Are you going to show it???? 2w
  •   circusbeerblog Love the puppets! creativity for kids 2w
  •   pris_p.u may i ask you how you manage your storage to put all your crafts? especially for some big toys like this. 2w
  •   mer_mag Great question @dombingkado I'm working on putting together my studio where I'll display some (as I have so many!) but in general I think it's great to use some of your larger crafts and kids room decor. These would be so cute hung on the wall of poking out of a storage basket 2w
  •   pris_p.u thank you! that`s a good idea :) 2w

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