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mer_mag Ahhh I love this! Regram from @shannondw8 "mom can I make everything in this book tomorrow?" Imogen you're the sweetest! And that @helloshiso headband and cutest makeup job by @victoria_riza. I could die. #playfultoysandcrafts thanks #scotchducttape #astrobrights #nicolesclasses 37min

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mer_mag You guys!!! Tonight was a roaring success!! Thank you thank you thank you! Thank you for standing in line for 45 min with wiggling kiddies and for swishing in with fellow cutie pants crafters to come to my book signing!!!! We sold out of books in the first hour!! My phone died right when I sat down to sign but I'll be gramming tons more from the event as well as putting up a blog post. You can see hash tag #playfultoysandcrafts to see a bit of the crazy fun madness. (322 people total came!!!) big thanks to @nicolegerulat @nicolesclasses @scotchducttape @astrobrights @blickenstaffs @onemoremushroom and sooo many more for all your help!!! 2h
  •   houselarsbuilt Yes you did. Not my finest hour. 5 mph all the way to the library. So embarrassing. @andweplay 36min
  •   mer_mag Oh my goodness @jacquelinnealtom I can't wait to see those. Yeah she's sort of in love with the spotlight 31min
  •   sarahjanestudios You are a rockstar! 25min
  •   pysselbolaget Congratulations! Wish I could have been there! 24min
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery This partaay was amazing! Can't wait to play with this book! 23min
  •   saraparryward So nice to meet you (I'm @_beckykimball twin). Seriously your book signing was so perfect! 22min
  •   mikobowen It was so wonderful!! Nice meeting you!! Can't wait to share the book with my littles xx 16min
  •   amichellehunt We missed out on the books but at least we were there for all the fun, it was so perfect. 16min

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mer_mag Oh just a few tiger and lion cookies for my PLAYFUL book signing party tonight! Made by the amazing @dolcebellabyerin. Bring you books to be signed or purchase more at the event at the @provolibrary. #nomnom #playfultoysandcrafts #playfullymade 12h

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mer_mag I'm so excited about these HI Five swag bags for the first 35 guests/families at my PLAYFUL book signing party tonight! Some really great creative, inspiring and crafty goodies! Tap the photo for sources. We've got great stuff like all natural kids water color paints from globcolors.com, sweet floral card from @houselarsbuilt, notebooks, pencils and the coolest glue from @yoobi, some story starter cards from my #littlebitsbymer series, happy sunshiny cards from @helloluckycards, dry erase duct tape from @scotchducttape, the best craft felt balls from @hellomaypole, cute pencil heart print from @caravanshoppe, loveliest tree rubbing print from @light_and_ink, sweetest lamb card from @sycamorestreetpress, darling animal ear headbands from @helloshiso, THE cutest package from @nicolesclasses complete with paints and wooden beads to make your very own face necklace (from my book)! Oh and a Hi Five canvas bag from my Hi Five print. Oh and a few more surprises might trickle into these bags too as a few others are still getting me stuff. Excited or what?!! There will be various raffle prizes tonight as well from the likes of @brightlablights, @freshlypicked @blickenstaffs and more!! 14h

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mer_mag Fun fact: this was almost the cover for PLAYFUL - and I still love it so (it did still make the back cover!). We'll be making this paper bear at our #playfultoysandcrafts book launch party at the @provolibrary tomorrow as well as the paper bird. And did you check the @designmom blog today?! She's sharing the paper elephant puppet download on her site. Woohoo!! Photo by @nicolegerulat, styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt hair and makeup @aubreynelson_ 1d

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mer_mag Lion masks for the win!! How darling is the watercolor version of the lion masks from my book PLAYFUL made by the @light_and_ink little boys?!! She's dropping a few of her goodies in our swag bags btw. I love seeing your kiddos personal touch on these projects. Be sure to tag your creations from the book with #playfullymade so we can all be inspired!! #kidscraftbest #playfultoysandcrafts 1d

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mer_mag Just a quick reminder about my PLAYFUL book signing tomorrow night at the Provo library!! Bring your books or purchase then there. Crafting, treats, photobooth and raffles! First 35 guest receive a fun swag bag filled with great stuff!! Otherwise drop in anytime between 6:30-8:30. Great for kids but all ages welcome! And I'm so excited to have @scotchducttape @astrobrights and @nicolesclasses on board as sponsors for the party!! It's going to be soooo much crafty fun!!!! #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag #scotchducttape #astrobrights #colorize #nicolesclasses 2d

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mer_mag Someone found the stash of uber cute @helloshiso headbands for my Playful book launch goodie bags (going to the first 35 guests) #nowtogetitbackfromher #playfultoysandcrafts 2d

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mer_mag Prettiest craftermath I ever did see. From yesterday's @astrobrights paper cutting session for my #playfultoysandcrafts book launch party crafts on Tuesday. #colorize 2d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag I'm so super excited about the photo booth @nicolesclasses (via our very own Playful photographer extraordinaire @nicolegerulat) is putting together at our #playfultoysandcrafts launch party! We decided to use the same backdrop from the cover shoot so that your kiddos can share their crafts and take a turn being "a cover model"! This trapeze doll shoot was actually not shot with the cover in mind. We had two other "brilliant" ideas for the cover that just didn't read as well as we thought they would in the end. So at the very last minute- seriously right before we were about to sign off on the entire book- I had the epiphany realizing we already had the cover!!! I comped a rough idea, rushed it to @melaniefalick and @brooke_hellewell and not long after marketing and creatives all signed off with flying colors. And a cover was born. #phew styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt 3d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag Made a slew of tempory tattoos for the kiddos who come to my #playfultoysandcrafts launch party on Tuesday. So much fun stuff in store! #littlebitsbymer 4d

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mer_mag I'm planning some really fun raffle prizes for my Playful book launch on Tuesday, sept 23rd!! Included will be one (or two!) cardboard brownstones ready for you to decorate with @scotchducttape and papers for the interior walls. These may seem only girl oriented (and my girly side does love that aspect) BUT they will totally work for BOYS too!! I want to make a firehouse version for my boys out of red @scotchducttape and then put a wooden dowel inside for a fire pole that will go through all three floors. How fun would that be?!! So many options and the winner will get to choose which way to take it!! Oh and I'm so excited to have @scotchducttape on board as one of the sponsors for this party! If you know me, you know I love me some duct tape crafting! #playfultoysandcrafts. photography @nicolegerulat, styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt 4d

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mer_mag Lots of delicious paper from @astrobrights to colorize our crafts at the #playfultoysandcrafts book launch party!!! @astrobrights is one of the sponsors of the crafts at the party. Can't wait to see little hands make little creations! So who wants to come help me cut out shapes from this beautiful stack? #seriously #needallthehelpicanget #gonnabegood #colorize 4d
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  •   chricook I could come help tomorrow morning if you still need help. I'll have to bring my 3 little though. 4d
  •   mer_mag @chricook do you have a cricut? I could drop some projects off maybe 4d
  •   denise_plant Dang! Why do I have to live so far now? 4d
  •   mer_mag I know it!!! @denise_plant 4d
  •   lorrainegalvin Yessss 4d
  •   chricook @mer_mag I don't but I might be able to borrow one from a neighbor? I will be down that direction in the afternoon, if that helps. I'll FB you. 4d
  •   lorieblogs So fun! 12h

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mer_mag Ok so it's too hard to pick a favorite! These cardboard brownstones (with a nod to the Danish row house) from my book Playful are actually quite simple to make. I've got it down and am sort of obsessed with making and decorating them. You will be too. And pretty soon will have a villages worth! One might even make an appearance at the launch party on Tuesday! Photo @nicolegerulat styling @onemoremushroom @nicolegerulat (can't wait to share more from this shoot! Meta styled an ENTIRE kids room and found the most exquisite vintage bed. So many gorgeous photos couldn't make it into the book so I can't wait for you to see those too!!) #playfultoysandcrafts 5d

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mer_mag This shoot from my book Playful is one of my very favorites. The dreamiest "curated party" I've ever attended. The the kids loved it too and felt like it really was a party! @onemoremushroom mother in law made the amazing cake and the kids were salivating over it the entire time so we let them eat it afterwards. The two blondies on the left are my nephew and niece. (My nephew was so sweet to stand in last minute and cram his little toesies in the cutest shoes a size too small). I hand painted all the party hats too and will give a free download of them on my blog later! Designer @brooke_hellewell was the one who suggested I do a piñata and I'm so glad she did. I went for the no fringe variety but you could totally add fringe to this design if you wanted. more fun facts about this shoot with @nicolegerulat @houselarsbuilt @onemoremushroom #playfultoysandcrafts 5d
  •   czcara Oh awesome, I'll be buying it, I just saw it and it looks lovely and so modern 5d
  •   courtneysnowden LVE 5d
  •   armelle_blog No worries! You were missed! I'm going to try my best to make it Tuesday. I already committed to an event in Slc, so I'm trying to fit both in if I can figure out what to do with the kiddos. Seriously, congrats again! It's all mind blowing amazing! 5d
  •   wunwaykids @mer_mag speechless!! 5d
  •   larlilulocks @wwmemily more inspiration for E's bday. X 4d
  •   sordidsox This is beyond adorable! 4d
  •   poprocparties Love so much! 4d
  •   ansmol @alkollen 11h

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag Wowza! My book PLAYFUL is currently the #1 best seller in toy making on amazon! My toy making grandfather would be so proud. My kids are now finally allowed to play with this DIY wooden car and village set now that the book is out and it's been getting a LOT of love. (In fact I overheard little O telling a friend "yeah, my mom makes toys" and then proceeded to give him a tour of my messy toy making craft room. Was sort of a cool moment for me). #playfultoysandcrafts 5d
  •   feesimple Mine is on my way!! I am glad that I was able to get a custom birthday package for my daughter Lauren before you became super famous! @mer_mag 5d
  •   megakunz You are one incredibly talented lady @mer_mag 5d
  •   jenbanner You're amazing Mer!!! 5d
  •   mer_mag Aw you're the best. Now if only MY kids spoke Russian, traveled the world and played the violin, then I'd really be something . Seriously though, YOU'RE amazing @jenbanner 4d
  •   etincellestudio @mer_mag i am going to check it out and place my order!!! 4d
  •   mer_mag Awesome! @etincellestudio I hope you enjoy! 4d
  •   annerow @aaronovici how cute is this?? Ideas for Noah in a few years!! 3d
  •   tanahallows Awesome! That is so exciting can't wait to get a book! 12h

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mer_mag Just finished up filming a segment for KU TV. If your local tune in at 1 PM today and you'll see me, this little panda bear mask and more on my book playful 5d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag My last few #playfultoysandcrafts posts have skewed a bit girl so I wanted to be sure to share that their are tons if crafts for boys too! Such as these duct tape cracker box shipping trucks. Really most all the crafts are gender neutral and could be made in a million different ways. These trucks are a fav of mine and my boys. Photo by @nicolegerulat. Styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt 6d

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mer_mag Just have to share a snippet of the lovely video @jennerbrown_ filmed for Playful. See the entire magical trailer plus some new shots from the book on my blog today! #thismademecry #playfultoysandcrafts 6d
  •   fivebirdsonparade Wonderful! 5d
  •   crystalsouter Wow! Love it. 5d
  •   brittanirose Aw love this! So cute. 5d
  •   jasonkiley It totally made me tear up. complete magic! 5d
  •   mer_mag Worth all those dusty little toes maybe? @jasonkiley Swayzie was so regal as a fail maiden. I loved it. 5d
  •   jasonkiley So so worth it :-) 5d
  •   alittlejenesaisquoi Magnifique!! Poetic and magical little movie. Can't wait to start my first crafty project from your book with my kids this weekend! Probably the BEST crafty book I have seen so far! I know I told you already, but I am a big fan! @mer_mag 5d
  •   agusargonz @mrspepita mira ese pajarito al final!! 5d

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mer_mag Don't we all wish we could wear bowler hats to school? Ok maybe it's just me but how sweet is this ensemble for @freshlypicked new gold suede moccs? I've loved illustrating this fun series. And I love how this says fall is coming. Yippee!! Pencils and lunch boxes forever 6d

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